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  1. Distance: 0.47mi
  2. Distance: 0.87mi
  3. Distance: 1.37mi
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About J. Alexander's - Troy

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 - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(248) 816-8379

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

Executive Chef:
Bradley Jarzembowski

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

J. Alexander's - Troy Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (43)
Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (34)
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Lunch (33)
Romance (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Comfort Food (21)
People Watching (17)
Cozy (16)
Group Bookings (15)
Fun (14)
Neighbourhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Pre/post-theatre (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Child-Friendly (6)
Brunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was outstanding!! Madison was our server and she was fantastic. Very attentive to our every need.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

J Alexander is always a great choice for business meals, as well as hanging out with friends or family. Service is always great and many solid selections on food and wine menus.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

One of my girlfriend's and my favorite places to meet for lunch or dinner.

Cozy atmosphere and comfortable. We find the wait people are always very attentive. Our waiter was there as soon as we sat down to see if we wanted anything to drink or an appetizer. One of our favorites is the burger with sauteed onions with fries but we always substitute the cole slaw, so good. This time I had the grilled chicken salad, very good. My friend had iced tea and they always bring another before when it's running out without even asking. The wait people help each other out so there are always people willing to bring you anything you may need.

Great menu, salads, soups, entrees and specials of the day. Great smashed potatoes if you're interested. If you have room, order the carrot cake, one of the best.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

The wait staff was nice. The hostess station need some work. The food is usually great. My soup came out like warm. I sent it back and it was returned hot but with little noodles and chicken I had mostly broth. When my meal came out it was like warm as well.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was great! Thanks for the great service!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Staff is very attentive. Food is served on time, and correctly every time. Highly recommend this venue. You cannot beat the service or the food for the price!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great service! Willing to split dish for us.

Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our waitress was not friendly and very officious. We ordered appetizers and they never came. I asked for 3 different kinds of cocktails. She had never heard of any of them. We both asked for a side of baked potatoes. We both got fries. My husband said his prime rib sandwich was good. My fish tacos were very bland.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our service was uncharacteristically slow and we had to repeat requests for such things as ice, water, condiments, etc. Otherwise, it was a very good experience for a business meeting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Restaurant accepted my reservation, but upon arrival at 6:30PM, we found the restaurant was closed and had not notified us.

Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They server seemed kind of rude towards us, i don’t know why. I forgot her name. Probably won’t go back to the location. I left her a great tip anyways .

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The BEST steak dinner for the price you will find. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food is top shelf ... always!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on January 3, 2018

They mistakenly added bacon to her meal. She doesn’t eat pork. They graciously Re made both of our steaks.😊

Tags: Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 2, 2018

Our dinner was delicious and we had an amazing time. Our wait staff was attentive and our food came out perfectly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was great food & customer service .

Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent steaks, matched with good service.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice atmosphere, food was ok, service staff were friendly, had reservations but still had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated.

Tags: Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious as always. The hostess was less that stellar. I arrived 15 minutes before my reservation and was told I would be seated closer to the time. I waited next to the hostess stand for well over 40 minutes before asking how much longer only to be told that she marked me as a no show. The manager seated us immediately but the girl had an attitude.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Only issue was if I have a reservation I don’t want to wait 30 minutes after to be seated. Seems to defeat the point of a reservation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Was a busy lunch hour, waitress messed up on our order, but all in all I really enjoy alexander's It is a great place to meet friends, convenient, and 99.9 percent of the time everything works out perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching
Food1
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My mother specifically asked for the steak to prepared medium rare. And it’s completely not the servers fault, she delivered the steak medium. So it made the experience not so great!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

J. Alexander's is an enjoyable restaurant with a very comfortable atmosphere with the right lighting (not too dark or too light). We were promptly seated, even during the holidays and our server promptly appeared. She was helpful, courteous and cheerful for the entire meal. There were four of us and we all loved the food and experience. We'll definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Not my best experience here. Our servers never brought what we asked. We asked for lemons with our waters and never got them. We politely asked again and the waiter said the next time she comes back she will have them... never got them. I asked her for straws and she said let me get them and never brought them. I asked 2 different waiters for extra dressing and never got it. I felt like I was being punked the entire dining experience.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

We just went over to Alexander’s for lunch at the mall on Christmas Eve. Food was great, service was prompt, and service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Sometimes it can get a bit noisy. Menu changes often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Awful. Does not tables to sit more than 4 people. We were 6. We wind up leaving and not eating there. Don’t go there.

Food5
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 20, 2017

J Alexanders in Troy has gone way down hill. It used to have the best service in the industry, however that is not the case. J's was my go-to spot for all business meals, as well as evenings out with my wife. I'd go 5-8 times per month. The quality of the servers has gone way down, and their attention to detail (something as minor as filling drinks) has gone out the window. There is a new manager (Susan?) and she doesn't seem to be doing much to make things better (I'd say things have gotten worse). I'm not happy about this, as I think their food is fantastic, but the service is part of the dining experience, and quite frankly, the service is terrible.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating
Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 20, 2017

everything always depends on the day...love Alexander's and have spent many lunches dinner's there...This time our waiter was very cold and I felt basically ignored us when we decided to have a light lunch of soup and drinks........I am usually a very good tipper but have now find I tip really well for good service...and the 15 percent for service not quite up to par

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service- wait staff was attentive and nice. The food was excellent quality and very tasty!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love the food and ambiance at J. Alexander’s. It is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Lunch was very good and met our expectations . The french dip was tasty and the grilled chicken salad was delicious

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Redwood chicken salad was flavorless. Mac n cheese was ok.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very noisy in restaurant. Could barely here my husband sitting directly across from me. Excellent food and service. Wish it was a little more intimate.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Without a doubt, this is the best tasting, best valued steak dinner in town! It's s bit noisy. But the steak is perfect ... every time. Staff is stellar, and on point always. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This particular day the service was above and beyond. I was in a rush but wanted that chicken salad. I never stated I was in a rush but Brad was right on the money when it came to getting me in and out quickly. All while delivering first class service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
Food2
Ambience4
Service1
Value1

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Never got my drink refilled for the entire visit. One entree was cold and had to be sent back. This is a chain and the food is good but the waitstaff and kitchen crew were definitely not on their A-game.

Food3
Ambience2
Service5
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was about 20 minute wait even with a reservation. It was really cold in the restaurant and I had to keep my jacket on while time. Food was good. Our waitress was really good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Reservation was at 6 pm and didn’t sit until 6:21 pm

Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Server unfortunately got our orders wrong but recovered. My fish was quite salty and slightly over cooked. Filet was OK and not as good as usual. Not sure if the kitchen was overly busy and if there were more new servers than usual but this visit wasn’t at par for J.Alexander

Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was lacking, they were trying to turn over tables quickly. Steak was overdone.

Tags: Casual

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