I have been making a strong effort to spend more quality time with family and friends this year. I love to celebrate special occasions, especially birthdays. Celebrating someone life is a joyous time and a must for me. I may slack off the rest of the year, but I will never forget your special day. On this day the person I celebrated was my father. His born day was last week and he does not like receiving gifts/monetary items. But what he do enjoy is a good time out and life experiences. So I asked him what he would like to do, and he opted to go to his favorite restaurant. Which is J. Alexander. But the catch here, is that my father got married on his birthday. So not only are we celebrating a birthday its also his 35th wedding anniversary with his wife Cynthia. So of course we invited her as well. So lets talk about the restaurant J. Alexander…
J. Alexander is a contemporary American restaurant, located on the east side of Cleveland. My dad always order the “Slow Roasted Prime Rib, served au jus with mashed potatoes”, as does his wife. l I only eat steak when I dine out so of course I took advantage and order my favorite cut the Ribeye. On the menu it is listed as the “Steak Maui* – Marinated ribeye with mashed potatoes.” I replaced the side with what they called “Not Your Ordinary Mac & Cheese”. My daughter is a burger lover and she ordered the “Old Fashioned Cheeseburger”. The food came timely, the service was great and the steaks were tender, and full of flavor. If you want other options, check out the J. Alexander Menu.
The atmosphere is warm, inviting and spacious. The location is not in a busy district, which I like. With only one other restaurant in close proximity. The kitchen is open and gives you the opportunity to get a glimpse of the magic of the creation of food and the wood fire oven. A full service bar is available as well with a great selection of wine and spirits. So, if you are not going to be near Cleveland anytime soon, this is a franchise with locations in nine different states. Check out their website J Alexander, and I recommend you give them a try!
Until Next Time,