About J. Alexander's - Chattanooga

2215 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
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J. Alexander’s is a contemporary American restaurant, known for its wood-fired cuisine. Our core philosophy is to provide you with the highest possible quality dining experience. The menu features a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrée salads. The menu in each restaurant includes a varied and rotating selection of features like Seafood Czarina, Tuscan Steak, Grilled Fish with Mango Papaya Salsa and Chicken Milanese. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Shallowford and Hamilton Place Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 855-5559

Website:
http://www.jalexanders.com/

Executive Chef:
Scott Tucker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

J. Alexander's - Chattanooga Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.6

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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service5

Great food, great ambiance... Great exp ...

Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great ambiance... Great experience!

food2
ambience1
service2
value1

Not worth the money

Dined on April 23, 2016

Loud like a cafeteria, Food not worth the money, I've had a lot better for a lot less. Its supposed to be fine dining (shorts and hats shouldn't be allowed). Only ordered dinner and it took forever, wasn't busy at all. Should give you some type of bread/rolls. Only seen our waitress 3 times throughout the night, she took my order, asked about dessert and gave us the check.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Afternoon lunch with close friends

Dined on April 19, 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for over 15 years and have never had any bad food. The upgrades to the interior are very pleasing. However, I have noticed a trend for the noise level to be approaching an unacceptable level that hampers a quiet conversation between two couples. My wife loves the food, especially the Emerald Coast Shrimip. The location in Chattanooga seems to quite a bit better than the location in Birmingham at the Gallaria Mall. The ability to make an advance reservation will increase my attendance there.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great food

Dined on April 16, 2016

Great food. Had the filet and chicken salad. Very busy place. Manager does a great job.

Tags: special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Top notch dining experience, never rushe ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Top notch dining experience, never rushed.

food2
ambience1
service1
value1

Bad Experience

Dined on April 9, 2016

We showed and up and was seated early. Ordered our drinks and when we received our water is smelled like fish and didn't even have ice in the cups. We recieved our steaks which were orderd medium and they were pouring blood when you tried to cut it. The server came back to check on us maybe twice. Overall this was not a good experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

spectaculer

Dined on April 9, 2016

I could not say enough good things about our visit.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Brunch

Dined on April 8, 2016

We love to go to Jays, although, I wish that they would serve brunch on Sundays. We love going out after lunch and would like to have somewhere closer to go

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Birthday dinner

Dined on April 2, 2016

Wonderful meal, my wife had the filet and I the prime rib and my son the shrimp with the waiter suggestions. Great meal , our Waiter was top notch. Thank you.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

lATE DINING

Dined on April 2, 2016

We had to cancel our reservation due to heavy traffic conditions, but got in on our own just a few minutes before closing. The food was good, the service was great, and we did not feel at all rushed. We plan to return next time we are in the Chattanooga TN area .

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Celebration!!!

Dined on March 31, 2016

We celebrated our daughters's 18th birthday and the experience was great. Thanks for helping to make the day special!!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We had a Very good dining experience

Dined on March 27, 2016

Excellent food, and service will certainly return. Highly recommend.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Always a great meal when dining here. Te ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Always a great meal when dining here. Tends to be a little loud atmosphere but still enjoyable. If you are looking for a quite dinner spot might want to pick another place.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of my all time favorites in Chattanooga

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

This is my always go to stop if in the Chattanooga area. Great food and super service every time. I would love to tell you about their menu but cannot seem to get past their wonderful chicken tender platter. Just the most friendly staff and always top-notch service!!!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great service. Wonderful food. Beautiful ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Great service. Wonderful food. Beautiful atmosphere.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome experience

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

Stopped here in middle if long road trip and wanted a good meal. We were blown away! Walked in and greeted by 3 huge smiles (one opened the door for us) then we were greeted in seconds by a friendly server who was not our own. Shelley was the server and she was fantastic from start to finish. We have two small kids and we really appreciate how Shelley and the rest of the staff smiled and interacted with our kids but were mindful not to put knives and hot dishes within reach. You would be surprised how often these things are overlooked when we dine out. The food was what really went over the top. We were offered roasted oysters and couldn't say no. So glad we didn't. They were amazing! Reminded me of Drago's oyster house in New Orleans! Wife got chili and salad. She said it might be the best chili she's ever had in a restaurant. I got the fried shrimp and they were spot on perfect. This was the perfect stop on a long trip and I'm so glad we tried it out. We will return on the way back!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Andrew was our server. He was spectacula ...

Dined on March 2, 2016

Andrew was our server. He was spectacular. Food was great, as usual.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

FIrst visit made a lasting impression

Dined on February 28, 2016

This was our first time dining at J. Alexanders. We were visiting Chattanooga for our anniversary and the hotel had a Ruth Chris Steakhouse attached but my husband didn't want that so we decided to try J. Alexanders. We used open table to reserve our time and love that we did because when we got there we were seated immediately. The service is impeccable and we loved the food. Found out there is one here in Atlanta that we will definitely add to our date nite list of restaurants.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Scotty's Favorite

Dined on February 27, 2016

Our family loves J. Alexander's. The atmosphere is always positive. The food is great! Managers and Servers are always so courteous and professional.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

My absolute favorite place to eat. The w ...

Dined on February 26, 2016

My absolute favorite place to eat. The whole staff makes us feel so special. Don't leave without the trying the carrot cake. You can thank me for it later. :)

food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Consistent excellent dining

Dined on February 22, 2016

I love J Alexander's grilled salmon. I really have a difficult time not ordering it and making another choice. At dinner, I order the lunch portion, loaded baked potatoe and a salad. It is the only restaurant I get Thousand Island dressing, on the side. There is something "spunky" about it and I really enjoy it. Wish I had room for desert. Know there Carrot Cake is awesome, but no room! I make reservations on Open Table and no wait. Great choice for dining out.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Definitely not their best effort

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

This time ja was off from their usual A game....table was not ready at the reservation time and then we circled the dining room and went by the first and second tables that were supposedly ready and circled until we came to a third table at which we were seated Food was up to standard but carrot cake was not available..."making more" ..."10 minutes" said 2 separate people spaced a good interval apart...maybe or maybe not...service was not the usual best in town this particular night but it still is the best chain restaurant experience in general We have had excellent flat bread appetizers here but lately none available...,"the Nashville location always has them"said the waiter assistant..why?

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best of the best

Dined on February 21, 2016

Everything about the dining experience was top notch from the service to the great taste of well prepared meals. I look forward to dining at this location again.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Great food

Dined on February 21, 2016

Food was very good. The restaurant is very open which makes it very loud in there.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Good food

Dined on February 19, 2016

We really enjoy this restaurant. I recommend booking your reservation ahead of time. The food was good but my sons cheeseburger was still very pink and probably barely medium done. Our appetizer came out after our meal. When the waiter gave us our first bill it was minus the appetizer but my husband and I realized after the waiter ran our credit card the appetizer had been added to our bill. Most of the time we have had better experiences.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Very good restaurant for a business lunc ...

vip
Dined on February 16, 2016

Very good restaurant for a business lunch or dinner.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

AMAZING RESTAURANT

Dined on February 15, 2016

This was where I took my girlfriend for our (official) first date, which happened to be on Valentine's day and despite my youthfulness of a 19 year old I was treated just as important as any adult there. The food is beyond amazing, the service cannot be beat, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. Definitely not my last visit to this restaurant!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

A little off

Dined on February 14, 2016

I ordered prime rib, medium-well. It was quite a show. First I saw medium. The waiter saw that it was not as ordered and took it away. Then I saw rare, that one went back also. Then I saw medium-well and it was fantastic. If I would have had this one first, I would have given them 6 stars. Also, the Cilantro Shrimp was slightly under cooked. This experience surprised my since they are usually top notch all the time. Waiter was superb. Management was supurb.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

J Alexander's in Chattanooga always has ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

J Alexander's in Chattanooga always has the best food and service hands down!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite restaurant for years!

Dined on February 14, 2016

We have been going to J Alexander's in Chattanooga for years! We love the food, service, and atmosphere. We have gone to Birmingham location but did not like it as much. The food is so good and the service is excellent! You feel so pampered. We consider this a special treat for special occasions. We had a reservation on Valentine's Day and had to wait only 15 minutes for table.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Place!

Dined on February 14, 2016

Enjoyed our Valentine's Dinner! It was nice to go a little further out of our way (Atlanta was closest) but we wanted to just enjoy the ride & go to Chattanooga! Definitely a place to go back & eat! Great service!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our New Favorite

Dined on February 14, 2016

We have enjoyed J. Alexander's on several occasions, both for lunch and dinner. The food and service are always exceptional, we particularly enjoy the grilled artichoke appetizer! Good wine list and fair prices.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

An absolute must try...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Had an early Valentines Day lunch here. Although the restaurant was extremely busy, the staff was very friendly and attentive. The scallops were perfectly cooked. I would highly recommend the Oscar/crab sauce with baked potato. They made the first Valentine's with my girlfriend a very memorable one.... Would definitely go back.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

The atmosphere is perfect with the right ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

The atmosphere is perfect with the right music at the right volume that doesn't cause yelling during conversation with great food. Respectful and very polite staff also make this a great experience. If your after a good steak get there "steak and fries" it is one of the top 5 best steaks of my life. Mind you that includes other countries as well. The "emerald coast shrimp" is also very good and a good size portion. Also some of the best seafood I've had. Many many good things to choose from on their menu and a great environment for romantic outings.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

good time!!!! great food!!!!

Dined on February 13, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016 reservations..still had to wait thirty minutes. Other than wait.... great!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

AMAZING on Valentine's Day

Dined on February 13, 2016

The staff was AMAZING. It was Valentines Day ... Saturday night at 6:00pm ... and they were EXCELLENT at getting everyone seated and their food to them in a hurry. I can't say enough about the staff here. Awesome job !!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfect for a First Date

Dined on February 13, 2016

My date took me to J Alexander's for our first date. He could not have chosen a better place. Our food was outstanding. We both enjoyed the prime rib. I had not dined @ J Alexander's in a few years. It was even better than I recalled. Thanks.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Lovely Place

Dined on February 12, 2016

We have been going here for years and it is delicious each time. We enjoy it for special times and a quick bite. The staff is always great and polite and the food is to die for.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Always A Great Meal

Dined on February 12, 2016

I have eaten here several times and food is always great. Portions are usually large and filling, so that who aren't very hungry could split and entree. Salad choices are very good along with several very good appetizers. All in all a great place for great meal for that special occasion or if you are just wanting a good meal out.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service4
value2

Date night

Dined on February 6, 2016

Pretty loud. Couldn't hear server most of the time.

Tags: special occasion

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