J. Alexander's - Livonia

4.6
928 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(734) 464-9220
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
John Greuling
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking
What 928 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Detroit
90 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food and wine..unfortunately, the server spilled our wine bottle on my husband's jeans..cut and our night out short

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SK
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to the restaurant before and it is always enjoyable. They give very generous portions. The fish entrées are always wonderful.

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

A little noisy. Would prefer a little quieter. Good food. The best carrot cake ever!!!!

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EO
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with fantastic service!!! J Alexander's never disappoints

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JP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We always enjoy our visits to this location. Food and drink options are great wether for lunch or dinner. Service is always very good and timely.

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KT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming ever since you first opened for business. Always have a good experiences. There have been times that the food was not cooked to our standards but always taken care of and even got free dessert a couple times. Love the staff!!

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r
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Best crab cakes around. Good wines by the glass Excellent full bottle list

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food as always.

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GB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I work in the area and visit for lunch once in a while. We decided to go there for our anniversary dinner. Everyone I have been to your restaurant, I have always had great food and top notch service and this last visit was no exception.

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H
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Was there with high school friend and we were able to have good conversation between great service..

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F
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, warm and welcoming ambiance and expert service make for a memorable dining experience!

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B
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We hadn't been here for years so we decided it was a great place for our anniversary, just the two of us. The lighting is low and we can hear each other talk in a normal volume. All of the table servers were considerate and had a happy demeanor. We had a prime rib and steak with soup(which was an additional expense).
The only thing we missed was a vegetable and/or salad. I know you can order it as a side dish but when you order a dinner you would expect a vegetable unless the whole meal was a la carte, especially for the price point.

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DW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is by far my favorite restaurant in the area. I love the salmon and orzo and wild rice. A good combination of warm fish and cold orzo salad! The atmosphere is a bit dark but the noice level is fine for talking. The carrot cake is to die for.

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DC
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a reservation through Open Table for 4 people which we needed to change to a party of 6. When we tried to modify the reservation online we couldn't and so called the restaurant. They do not take reservations for parties larger than 4 so keep this in mind. It was very busy and we did have to wait about a half hour to be seated. Very nice surroundings and staff was very attentive. Food was delicious.

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F
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good although it didn’t come out hot.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Good food. Ribeye wasn’t cooked to order, but management made it right.

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JD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Food is grate, I recommend it for especial events with your wife or family

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r
Northern MI
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was fine and all liked their food.

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I was immediately impressed with the atmosphere along with the smells coming from the open concept kitchen. I had ordered fish tacos that were heavily breaded. The cabbage was bitter and the sauce was extremely light. It was a bit bland in overall flavor. I do like fish tacos and order them at many restaurants but these were not good. It is hard to say something when in a business meeting so I am glad you asked for comments. I would change that combination and quality.

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Would have been a very romantic date night place if it wasn't so loud. Sounded more like a sports bar than a higher end steakhouse. The waiter was off his game and we didn't get our drinks until after our food, but everyone makes mistakes occasionally. The food was excellent.

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SJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

food good but waitress Lindsey
kept getting order wrong forgot to give meall the food that i didn't finish will try again because the food is quite tasty

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J
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

J Alexander’s is our go to restaurant when we make trips to and from the airport. We’ve been to locations closer to our home, but the Livonia location hits home with us. Enjoy the atmosphere, wait staff and food. Great experience each time.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner was amazing

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DR
Toledo
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food and service is always great. I go every Saturday for the chili (which is amazing).

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AP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed everything....🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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TW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Usually good, fast service, yesterday, Not So Much. I had to wait 15min on a Reservation I was 3min early for. Next, the server actually served our food w/o silverware or napkins. I thought she would bring b4 and after she bought out beverages. I had to ask the server. Then the waitress walked up and said "oops", then I asked for bottled ginger ale and served with food, However, waitress 4got. I had to ask someone else. Last, when my very small bottle of ale was brought out, the lady gave me a large Full glass of ice, I had to stop her from pouring it in, There is NO Way that Ale wouldn't taste like water with all that ice..At the end, we waited a bit for Bill, and after we called, waived, flagged this Blind Waitress of ours down, we finally got the bill. I refused to ask for manager, it probably would've been another half hr. We already missed a movie right at amc 20, steppe away, but this visit was Lengthy, 2nd slip up. Cost too much for 2nd rate service.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding customer service from everyone in the place!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food portions and quality have been cut it seems. It’s a shame because this was my favorite restaurant at one time.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Took my husband out for birthday. We e. Even co
I guess here for 20 years and it is consistently good.

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l
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was able to enjoy a relaxed and unhurried visit.

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WK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply fantastic. Everything was phenomenal. Our server was delightful.

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PG
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent salad choices at lunch

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TH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Rattle Snake pasta was my husband's favorite and Chicken Shrimp pasta. Truly disappointed those dishes are not on the menu any more. I overall loved my Ahi Tuna dish and quality service.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening at J. Alexanders. This was a business dinner, and the setting worked out very well. We were able to easily have a conversation with the moderate noise level. The service was excellent and the food was prepared very nicely. I had the prime rib which was prepared exactly as requested (medium rare) and my colleague had the filet mignon, which he also enjoyed. We don't usually have dessert, but had to make a special exception in this case to indulge in the carrot cake, which is amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food for a wonderful price

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CR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. Sweetest day (Michigan) was the occasion and the night was incredible. Food was delicious and service was better than anticipated on such a busy evening.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My FAVORITE restaurant they even gave everyone a rose on Sweetest day so thoughtful, my food was great as always and of course prices are reasonable waitresses are amazing !

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TW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience! Red was the best! Food was delicious!

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MR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This J Alexander’s as usual did not disappoint. We had good service great food and nice atmosphere. They even ya see out roses for sweetest day which I thought was a nice touch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Made the Reservation for a birthday. Thst seemed to get lost in translation as there was no mention of it from.wait staff. My steak was overcooked. They replaced it and manager didnt charge me for it but disappointing experience overall.

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