About J. Alexander's - Livonia

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, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 464-9220

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

Executive Chef:
John Greuling

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking

J. Alexander's - Livonia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (80)
Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Romance (52)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Business Meals (41)
Casual (38)
Pre/post-theatre (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Comfort Food (33)
Cozy (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Neighbourhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Lunch (23)
Group Bookings (22)
Fun (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Hot Spot (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
People Watching (12)
Late-Night Find (11)
Authentic (10)
Child-Friendly (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Brunch (6)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Live Sports (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant , 2nd night in a row we will be back again soon, great martinis

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great time. Made a reservation on line and it was a good thing because there was a nice crowd there. We were seated right away and greeted promptly. The service could of been a bit more personalable but all in all it was good. The Tuscan steak was unbelievably good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

The service is outstanding as is the food. They also have a nice wine selection. My favorite place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Great place the food and service was excellent the waitress was very patience and helpful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

J's is a consistently impeccable restaurant. You can tell that from the management all the way down to the worker bees that there is attention to detail to make every aspect of the dining experience perfection!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

This is the second time I've had the same server and compared to other servers I've had in the past at J. Alexanders, this server wasn't great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

I absolutely love this place. The staff is awesome. The food is great

Tags: Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My family frequents J Alexander Livonia quite often. We always take advantage of the reservation system but our last two visits still had us waiting over 30 minutes for a table instead of the 15 to 20 minutes quoted by the hostess. It is extremely disappointing to take the time to make a reservation that isn't even being honored. They should just eliminate the process or hire hostesses that use the system to eliminate the extreme wait times. Tables should be available for reservations at the time of the reservation. All 5 star and above restaurants are able to accomodate their guests. J Alexander needs to do better. The "lobby" area can't even accomodate all of the guests waiting to be seated on busy nights. It's a shame. To top it off, the food is not always best quality. It's a hit or miss with this location.

Tags: Late-night Find
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My two complaints are the dessert menu needs cheese cake and there is no bread. Food and service are always top notch. J. Alexander’s is a family favorite and has been for many years.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on January 13, 2018

I always enjoy dinning here. Meet a few friends for a nice lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 12, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at J Alexander. Our waitress was Taylor and she was outstanding. Taylor had wonderful recommendations on dressings as well as desserts. The atmosphere is very uplifting and beautiful. Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. My husband and I chose to come here for our anniversary and we were very pleased. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 11, 2018

A meal and service at J Alexanders are always good.

Tags: Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 9, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Martinis FABULOUS and consistently great visit to visit. The ONLY thing I would change is to kick up the menu a little...less red meat..rotisserie chicken not that good; maybe another pasta. But overall, love the food and drinks!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I have eaten here many times and this last time was not what I’m used to. I was meeting a business partner and we took our time to order an appetizer and then we ordered our meal. We weren’t even halfway done with our appetizer and our food came out. Simply put, this should not have happened. I don’t like to feel rushed at anytime that I’m enjoying a meal out, especially somewhere like J’s. The person serving the food, nor our server made a comment to how quickly the food came out. It was a less than enjoyable meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love J Alexander’s

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food. Busy but still seated us at our reserved time. Did I say great food? Helpful and friendly staff.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our waitress was amazing!!!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Shanda was amazing.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Haddock and filet were very good..cooked as requested. Wine pairing was excellent as well. Service was stellar

Tags: Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service1

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The hostess was rude. We arrived 15 min early for a 7 pm reservation. She stated we are busy it will he a few minutes. 45 minutes later we were seated??? Steak was tough and service super slow.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Consistently good service and food.

Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had to wait 30 min for table.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere love this place!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching
Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Although we had a reservation and showed up a couple minutes early, they only had a very awkward table available for us. We were very disappointed with the table for six when there were only three of us.

Our server Shannon seemed annoyed to be waiting on on. She was professional but unfriendly. I would not like her to wait in me again.

Food was great.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Barbecue Baby Back Ribs are delicious. They truly just fall off the bone and yet they are juicy and flavorful. A giant mound of coke slaw and thin French fries complete a tasty barbecue meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our dinner experience was not up to J. Alexanders usual standards. My meal was cold, specifically the french fries. The service was rushed.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This J Alexander’s is run like a machine. Everything just works in harmony. From seating to check, everything is perfect. Very well operated and highly recommend!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

our hostess and waitress were spectacular...couldn't have had a better experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great steaks and crab cakes , services was good. Reservations were were at 9 seated by 9:07 . Drinks were good and fast , steak cooked to perfection.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

we are frequent diners and have gone there for years

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Were really disappointed with the filet. Ordered medium rare...came back more well done and seemed like a cut of roast beef with the texture instead of the filet we ordered. Also they were out of the fish special that they had as well as the smoked salmon dip appetizer. We looked forward to this as we came from Arizona and there is no JAlexander there. Will not be as eager to go here again. Maybe Flemings instead.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love the restaurant. The wait staff was very professional and attentive. The food was exceptional and the carrot is to die for.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for NYE dinner. Got our reservations the day before. The place was packed even in the middle of the afternoon. We brought our four year old with us. Food was great. Service was great. Our child enjoyed it as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service1
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was amazing but the service (waitress) was terrible.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

J’s is always consistent and you can expect great service from the staff too!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was our first time there. From making the reservation here on open table, to the time we walked out the door, it was an incredible experience. My wife ordered the steak brazzo and I had the prime rib with horseradish and coleslaw, we both had the smashed potatoes. The portions were very generous and very delicious. Another review I had read said they regretted not getting the carrot cake after. I didn't make that mistake. The carrot cake is to die for. It's not a layered wedge, like your traditional pieces. It's best described as a tile of carrot cake, and it's served warm. It was a giant piece of heaven to me. Overall everything we experienced was awesome. The staff was very polite, professional, and sharply dressed. I'm looking forward to going back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service, great food. We had a nice experience.

Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Food Was Good but nothing exceptional
The fillet mignon was a bit tough, even though i requested it to be well done
It took Over 20 minutes for us to be seated even though we made an appointment and got there on time

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We always enjoy this J Alexander's...
We have always had great service and servers...
The serve we had this time was very dry and cold..

Now this was a first for us.... (a dry server)
This will not stop us from coming back...
Happy New Year!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I absolutely love this J Alexander’s! The food is cooked perfectly and tastes amazing! It is my absolute favorite restaurant!

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