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“Great atomosphere and great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of J. Alexander's Restaurant

J. Alexander's Restaurant
2629 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209-1910
513-531-7495
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Ranked #19 of 1,728 restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $21 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hwy. 71 in Rookwood Commons
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great atomosphere and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

J Alexander is considered an upper class restaurant.
Type of Food: American, Seafood, and Steaks
Meals Served: Dinner and Lunch / Price Range: $$$ ($14 - $25)

Ive had several dishes
Appetizer: queso and chips (Delicious)
I usually always eat the salmon or fresh fish special. My sides are mac n cheese. This isnt your typical macaroni, its made with all white cheeses and is very different...but VERY good!
I also always get spinach. YUM!

Do not leave without having the carrot cake. I had it the first time last weekend and cant believe I have been going there for years and have never had it. Probably because I'm usually stuffed...LOL! But do not leave without trying it. Its about $7.00, but 3 people can eat from it.

The service is generally very good. But one thing that bothers me is that as many times as I have been I never see anyone but Caucasian servers...Not sure why...but I dont.

The atmosphere is great!
I would say that its not the best place for children, there are other great places for children.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Place for Business or a Quiet Afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Usually will make this place a special afternoon treat with the better half. Restaurant is about 1/2 way from where I work to the house, so we meet in the middle. Lots of other things to do in the area for shopping, so she makes a day of it. Food is upper scale cuisine, but very good. One of my favorite things to have with their sandwiches are their shoestring french fries. Just like Steak and Shake, only better. The Carrot Cake is world class, and can be a meal by itself. Very large piece, so save room, or skip right to dessert to start. Atmosphere lends itself to business climate as well as casual. Quiet, nice bar, good service, very friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A great cheeseburger and a great cosmo.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I prefer eating in the bar--it's more fun. I almost always have the old fashioned cheeseburger--it's fantastic with matchstick fries that are too delicious. Each cosmo is a drink and a half, they bring you the half on the side to refill--love it!

Visited September 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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131 reviews 131 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Nice All-American Cusine Modern Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We have dined at here many times, both for lunch and dinner, with consistently high food quality service. I enjoy the grilled chicken (with bones); very nice flavor and tender. Another favorite is the steak salad; the salad is fresh and the steak is hot. It is a perfect place for family or business. At lunch, there are always a lot of business diners, so I suggest a reservation. Dinner always seems to pack in the crowds, so a reservation is also suggested. Service has always been excellent.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Butler, Kentucky
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22 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

A little pricey. I got the Rotisserie chicken and my husband got a steak of some sort. It was a nice dinner, but cost around $60? We both got salads too. I just think that there could've been a better place to eat for that price? idk...maybe i just wasn't feeling it that night?

Visited June 2012
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