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Steakhouse Chain J. Alexander’s Plots A Houston Comeback

The chain closed locally in 2017, and now a new restaurant is in the works

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After shuttering its Houston location in 2017, the steakhouse chain J. Alexander’s will return to Space City this fall with a new restaurant.

The new 8,000-square-foot restaurant from the parent company J. Alexander’s Holdings will open this fall at 1180 Uptown Park Boulevard with seating for 200 diners. When it touches down in Houston, this will be only the second Texas location for the large chain, which operates 46 restaurants in 16 states. A representative tells Eater that the chain has not yet chosen a name for the Houston restaurant, but a press release notes that its offerings will be similar to other restaurants in the chain’s portfolio.

If J. Alexander’s other outposts are any indication, patrons can expect moody interiors — think dim lighting and a dark color palette featuring natural stone, wood paneling, exposed wood beams, and sculptural light fixtures. As far as the food is concerned, J. Alexander’s features a handful of steak cuts, along with fish, crispy and rotisserie chicken, baby back ribs, and rattlesnake pasta at its San Antonio location. Salads, burgers, and sandwiches are on offer, along with taco platters, crab cakes, and sides like Israeli couscous and orzo & wild rice to round out the basic offerings of fries, potatoes, mac and cheese, and veggies.

J. Alexander’s new eatery plans to touch down this fall. Stay tuned for its official opening date.