J. Alexander's - Troy

4.4
559 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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 - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(248) 816-8379
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Bradley Jarzembowski
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night
What 559 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was good as I expected, I brought my mother there for there first time for her bday. HOWEVER I gave them her cake when we first arrived . I asked that her cake be refrigerated to prevent melting. The host assured me this would happen. However when the cake was brought out to us after our meals, the frosting on my mothers cake had completely melted and the whole 4 layer cake had slid apart in the box. The server did apologize but nothing was compensated and my mother was very upset. I would have thought a manager would have come to speak to us about it or offer something in return ... but instead the situation wasn’t addressed and I was truly disappointed.

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SW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

There is no separation of dining from bar and kitchen which results in way too much noise to enjoy the experience. For the prices charged the food was good, but noise level and slow service are below expectation. Staff may have been stretched due to staffing issues, but I didn’t notice a discount offered because of reduced service capacity. I expected better for the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Relaxing and fun!

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CR
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very consistent restaurant for product and service. If the food is not to your liking, let the staff know so that they can make your meal enjoyable. Employees are trained to be attentive ... and they are very well trained. If you feel staff is below par (unlikely), make the management aware of your concerns.

But, if you want to feel as if you are on top of the world, dine at J. Alexander's.

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MH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Fine overall, great place.
Pasta Penne Soup was really lukewarm: almost cold. But staff
too harried to chance a complaint
about it. Alex’s Salad was missing
some ingredients. It happens. No big deal. Getting seated is always
the slowest most annoying aspect
Waiting for the one girl to go back and forth.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited J Alexander's for first time,it was our 35th anniversary, made reservations and was seated in minutes, waitress was pleasant and accommodating entree was very good & the appetizers were exceptional a little pricey but I guess okay, would definitely come again.

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SM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Veggie Burger burnt out. They remade it but still burnt out. Be careful what you order.

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KS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

O-livia the Bartender was fabulous as always. We always order her recommendations and are never disappointed.

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RG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We've been going to J. Alexander for years and like it. However, quite a while ago two of our favorite things were removed from your menu. One was the "Lime Chicken" and the other was the "Cole Slaw with Roquefort Cheese".

Any chance you those two items would return on the menu? Please advise.

Thanks for asking!!!

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JM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Only complaint is that I miss the original dishes that this J. Alexander's location had when they first opened. Especially the Rattlesnake pasta and the salad with the chicken filets -- also the sweet biscuits that were served with it :-)

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

Overall it was a nice meal and evening. Staff was very pleasant and efficient. The only problem we had was the Prime Rib was so salty we unfortunately had to send it back we could not eat it. They immediately got my boyfriend a steak instead and profusely apologized..
We will return.
Gia Christie

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A
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch with an old friend....hostesses very friendly and welcoming....used open table and we were seated in an appropriate amount of time....

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

Jillian, our server, was fantastic! We celebrated our son’s 21st birthday and Jillian was exceptional!

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k
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We’ve been coming here since it opened, always good food and service (this time it was a bit slow and the place was pretty empty). But the food is always fantastic...

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J
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good service. Great food. Nice ambiance. Great place for date night.

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G
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. It’s always a go-to while at Somerset Collection.

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M
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was great

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KS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

My server was not the best. I all ways get great service,

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KS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Husband Birthday

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MT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to go good food nice people great experience

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CR
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exactly the way I expected. Prompt, courteous service from a well trained server. Meal cooked to perfection. A very pleasant experience. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!

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MB
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zach our server was outstanding and accommodating! Food is great!

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c
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had the Caesar salad which was excellent. Have eaten there many times before and usually have a very good experience. I would recommend this restaurant

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RB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Needs a happy hour desperately, drinks are great- just a bit pricey

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p
Detroit
115 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Met some friends at J. Alex for lunch. We all enjoyed our dishes and the our server, Angie, was very attentive.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Very disappointed this visit--waitress was not up to your usual service standard, food timing terrible and long gaps in between visiting the table - food arrived not cooked per ordered - and requested a candle on desert since we will celebrating our anniversary and that didn't happen!

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MF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service and food.

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OT
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

GREAT food and GREAT service!

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Z
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Always come for the burgers too busy had to keep using another waitress for ketchup the bill carry out box food is great

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CR
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The best value for your dining dollars. I highly recommend this restaurant for those who enjoy a well cooked meal.

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SN
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat at the bar and received excellent, attentive service from Olivia. The food was outstanding, as usual, and it was prepared and delivered with amazing speed. We’ll definitely be back!

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A
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I eat at alexander's at least once a week. It is located in Somerset Mall and is the go to place for lunch or dinner....lively, fun , great bar, all and all a fun place

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Just a bit loud at lunchtime for getting together with a friend and catching up.

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SJ
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Waited 25 minutes past our reservation to finally get to our table and learn the restaurant had no air conditioning. It was over 90 outside and uncomfortably hot. Took several minutes for our server to come over too. Terrible experience today.

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We made a reservation and still it took them 20-25 minutes to seat us, another 5-10 minutes for a waitress to show up. We put drinks and entree orders all
At ounce to prevent any further delay. My salad came first followed few minutes later by my drink then followed 10 minutes later by my entree then followed by my wife’s drink and entree. Pretty bad place. It is way over rated food average to below average and low value/price

Will not step foot into this place again

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EL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The waitstaff is kind and courteous and goes above and beyond. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!

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PL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It was okay but nothing more. Server wasn’t very attentive, didn’t have time to finish salads before entrees arrived. Table was a little small to fit everything on. Maui steak wasn’t great, ribs were a little dry.

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A
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great place for food, nice atmosphere, as you can see by my reviews this is my go to place.....only one bad experience and that was corrected ...

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Very efficient personnel.
The food was great

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