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“Great food, great service” 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 #18 of 1,725 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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We have eaten at J. Alexander's many times and have always thought the food and service were very good. We ate there again on 7/10/13 and felt that everything was excellent. The service was top notch. Our server (Brad) was great as were the rest of the service staff who all help each other. We never had an empty drink or a dirty plate left on the table. My iced tea refills even came each time with two lime wedges. This may seem simple but many servers at other restaurants will refill your iced tea but never bring new lemons or limes. Our food was great. Everything was cooked to perfection and arrived hot and all at once. Even the grill cook entertained our young sons while they watched him cook. The entire experience could not have been better.

Additionally, we made the reservation through OpenTable.com and received a free appetizer for it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 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
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English first
cincinnati
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“service problems”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Food was great but.... We had a great app that required 4 dishes. When the main came no one had bussed the table- so we had to hold the empty app plates in the air while the server placed our entrees on the table. No one ever asked to refill my iced tea. Also I ordered a French open faced sandwich. I thought a samll salad would be nice- but all I found was a $10.oo one. So I ordered it. When my sandwich came there was a perfect portion of side salad on the plate. I asked the server if the side salad was on the menu with my entree and she said no. I told her if I had known that I wouldn't have ordered the $10. salad- to which she replied- it was only $5 with a meal.I said that wasn't the point- it was a waste of food.
I don't know if she didn't know it came with a salad- or didn't think to tell me. Either way it's a problem.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, professional staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Celebrated our Anniversary with dinner at J.A. Ordered the NY strip, cooked to perfection. We will definitely go again

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SW Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nice to place to share with great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I am satisfied every time I visit J Alexander's. We asked for a table for 8 and when we go there and found a table that would be somewhat crowded I asked if they could better accommodate us. The staff was very understanding and promptly arranged for us to have more space. As usual, the service was top notch and the food outstanding! Everyone in the group all expressed the same and was very happy with the visit. There may be some privately owned steak houses in Cincy that can compare, but I am not sure they could excel over J's!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Steak - Pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Me and my fiance went there and purchased the 2 lowest cost steaks. They were the best steaks I ever had. Still spent 70+ and drank water but it was worth it!

Visited April 2013
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