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J Alexander's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Food
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Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

SOUPS & STARTERS
6
Chef's Daily Soup or Chicken Pasta Soup
10
Deviled Eggs
Finished with sugar-cured bacon and homemade pickle relish
12
Mr. Jack's Crispy Chicken
Hand-breaded tenders, served with french fries
12
Mexico City Spinach con Queso
Served with warm tortilla chips
13
Fire-Grilled Artichokes
Seasoned with herb butter. With rémoulade
13
Smoked Salmon Dip*
Smoked in-house
ARTISAN PIZZAS
12
Margherita
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil
14
Sausage
In-house made fennel sausage, panna, caramelized onions and scallions
13
Goat Cheese
Goat cheese, leeks, scallions, roasted garlic and bacon
13
Egg
Sunny-side up egg, bacon, potatoes and red onions
13
BBQ
Homemade barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, smoked Gouda cheese, caramelized onions and fresh mozzarella cheese
14
Wild Mushroom
Homemade panna sauce, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic and parmesan cheese
14
Prosciutto de Parma
Arugula, tomato and mozzarella
14
Southwest
Seasoned beef, cheese, green onions, banana peppers, tomatoes and black olives
16
Italian Meats
Homemade tomato sauce, seasoned ground beef, bacon, fennel sausage and pepperoni
SALADS
9
Alex's Salad
Bacon, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and croutons
9
Original Caesar Salad
Croutons and Reggiano Parmesan
13
Alex's or Caesar Salad with Soup
12
Faucon Salad
Mixed greens, bacon, bleu cheese, egg, croutons with creamy bleu cheese dressing
14
Thai Kai Salad
Artisan greens, grilled chicken and chopped peanuts tossed in a cilantro vinaigrette with peanut sauce
16
Cypress Salad
Chopped crispy chicken tenders, pecans, avocado, bacon, cheese, croutons and ranch dressing
15
Grilled Chicken Salad
Feta cheese, olives, tomatoes with champagne vinaigrette
17
Dragon Salad
Thai inspired beef salad with noodles, mango, avocado, peanuts, and mint in a red chili vinaigrette
19
Asian Ahi Tuna Salad*
Seared rare with field greens, wasabi in a cilantro vinaigrette
BURGERS, SANDWICHES & SMALL PLATES
We grind fresh chuck daily for our hand-pattied burgers
13
Veggie Burger
House-made recipe with fresh beets, black beans and brown rice, with a ginger soy glaze and Monterey Jack
14
Old Fashioned Cheeseburger*
With Tillamook cheddar
15
Bacon Swiss Burger*
Topped with Swiss cheese and bacon
14
Double-Stack Burger*
Two crispy patties, onion, kosher dill pickles, topped with American cheese
19
French Dip*
Sliced Prime Rib, baguette and horseradish
14
Chicken Salad
Open face on focaccia bread with orzo & wild rice
14
Hyde Park
Grilled chicken breast topped with Monterey Jack
14
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Buttermilk-dipped chicken, baby Swiss, sliced tomato, dressed kale on a signature bun
15
Country Club
Ham, turkey, two cheeses, bacon and mayonnaise
15
Fish Tacos
Daily fish selections, deep fried, avocado, chili mayonnaise
STEAKS & PRIME RIB
All steaks are finished with Maître d'butter, except for marinated steaks. All of our steaks and prime rib are Certified Angus Beef®
23
Steak 'N' Fries*
A French Brasserie style steak with garlic, served with french fries
34
New York Strip*
Aged beef with NYO mac & cheese
33
Steak Maui*
Marinated ribeye with "Smashed Potatoes"
34
Filet Mignon with Béarnaise*
Center cut, baked potato
20
Prime Rib Sandwich*
Served with french fries, au jus
28
16 Oz. Extra Cut 34
Slow Roasted Prime Rib*
Aged Mid-Western beef served au jus with "Smashed Potatoes"
SPECIALTIES
28
Ahi Tuna Filet*
Topped with wasabi mayonnaise. Served with "Smashed Potatoes", tomatoes and a Toro dipping sauce
Q
Today's Featured Fish
We offer a wide selection of fresh panéed or hardwood-grilled fresh seafood every day
22
Grilled Salmon*
Fresh cold water salmon
Q
Carolina Crab Cakes
Coastal recipe. Jumbo lump crab meat, chili mayonnaise and mustard sauce. With french fries (LA)
18
Rotisserie Chicken
One-half chicken roasted and seasoned with our special herb blend. Served with "Smashed Potatoes"
18
Mr. Jack's Crispy Chicken Platter
South Carolina low country recipe with french fries and cole slaw
18
Rattlesnake Tagliatelle
Southwestern spices, peppers and chicken
20
Grilled Pork Tenderloin*
Cured in-house with Thai "Bang Bang" sauce and "Smashed Potatoes"
27
Barbecue Baby Back Ribs
Served with Plum Creek bbq sauce, french fries and cole slaw
SIDE ITEMS
French Fries
Southern Cole Slaw
Broccoli
Orzo & Wild Rice
Israeli Couscous
Daily Vegetable
Smashed Potatoes
Not Your Ordinary Mac & Cheese
Loaded Baked Potato
Iron Skillet Cornbread
HOUSEMADE DESSERTS
Housemade Desserts
Suggested tableside by server
FRENCH PRESS COFFEE
3
6
9
French Press Coffee
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Deli
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When a long-distance Friend and I met up in Franklin, we wanted a place with great food, ambience and atmosphere that allowed for good (and long) conversation and top service quality too. J Alexander’s is where we went and we were delighted! We were seated...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank BeachWoman7
Reviewed 4 days ago

My son is extremely picky about getting food at restaurants. He usually sends food back for a variety of reasons. He loved this everything he got here!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JenSchuil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

J Alexander’s never disappoints. Great food, good service. Good drinks! And very accommodating even tho we didn’t have a reservations.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lamesaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to go to JA frequently until we moved back to Oregon for 5 years. We’ve been back for 2 years and just recently went to JA for lunch. It was every bit as good as I remember. Great staff. Crisp fresh salads and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank CelesteD891
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is excellent and consistent. We had the French dip and the chicken. Both were delicious! For appetizers the grilled artichoke and the spinach dip is a must have. My sister visits from California and J.Alexanders French dip is #1 on her list.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank angeladsharp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will never be disappointed with the menu at J Alexanders! OMG The choices are endless and always wonderful. The staff is VERY attentive. We LOVE dining there! Great wine list, too!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank DONNAT364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try J. Alexander's for lunch and I'm glad we did. All of the staff were so pleasant and our waiter, Carson, was great! He explained menu items, answered questions, discussed options and gave spot on recommendations. Thank you, Carson. Hubby had the fish...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 978kp
Reviewed May 11, 2019

Haven't been to a J. Alexanders' in a few years. Used to dine at the one in Bartlett, Tn and it was excellent. Have to say I was disappointed with our visit to the one in Franklin. In order to be fair, I will say...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Robert C
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

We thought we were going to have a bad time when the hostess said our server would be with us shortly. He did stop by for a moment but dashed off to another table of at least 10 to handle the splitting of their checks....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Patty B
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Had friends in town from NY so wanted to take them somewhere nice. The ambiance of the place was about the only thing worthwhile. It’s been a few years since I had been to this restaurant and I wasn’t overly impressed with this visit. We...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Sjsr
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Joliesbucketlist | Reviewed this property |
Contact management give them details and I’m sure they will accommodate you!! Just a note... bring a sweater or light jacket.... it’s always cold in there!! Happy Birthday to birthday person!!🎉 Have fun!!
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granna1966
December 31, 2016|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this restaurant has a full bar.
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db3faith
May 4, 2015|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about a children's menu, but they have kid friendly foods such as chicken strips, burgers. Many people take children to J's. :)
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