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Alexander's - Roanoke
Alexander's - Roanoke
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Alexander's - Roanoke Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.alexandersva.com
  • Email: alex105so@gmail.com
  • Phone: (540) 982-6983
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer on site catering services for parties of 8 to 80 in our second floor private gallery dining room. Alexander"s is one of the premiere catering operations in the Roanoke/SW Virginia region, offering full service for cocktail parties, private dinners, receptions and similar events. Our clients include many of the better known businesses, non profit organizations and social luminaries of the area. Our services offer a private, comfortable and beautiful venue for downtown businesses in need of a convenient location to entertain business clients, associates and friends.

    We are also a very popular choice for guests and groups staying at Hotel Roanoke who seek an off-site location for receptions and dinners for business functions, reunions and wedding rehearsal dinners. We also provide auditorium style seating for meetings and seminars.
    In addition, Alexander's is the go-to place for top quality carry-out cuisine for office and home entertaining.
  • Private Party Contact: Boni Webb (540) 982-6983

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Campbell/Salem
  • Public Transit: Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street parking is available after 6pm as well as several surface lots and parking garages within one block of the restaurant.
A word from Alexander's - Roanoke
A destination for food and wine lovers located a stone's throw from the historic Farmer's Market, Hotel Roanoke and the Taubman Museum, Alexander's offers relaxed, sophisticated dining at its best. Cooking with superb ingredients,fish, seafood, prime-quality Virginia aged meats and locally sourced organic produce, our cuisine showcases years of collaboration among the most talented chefs of our region. Enter a refurbished 19th-century storefront, low lit with big square windows that open to the bustle of Roanoke's downtown; a little of old New York, New Orleans,a favorite European haunt? Inside you'll find a mix of vintage and modern accents, burnished tin ceilings,well-spaced tables and a wall-long, scarlet banquette. Order a cocktail or a select glass of wine and enter the serene vibe of the Alexander's experience. A destination for couples and business diners, Alexander's cuisine will delight you with an interplay of flavors that keeps you expectant and interested.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have eaten at Alexander's many times and have always had outstanding food and service,"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've been to Alexander's twice in the last year. Once with a good friend on a week night and this last time with my husband on a Friday night. The ambience was great both times. I love to people watch and on a Friday night the place was busy and it was fun to figure out who belonged to whom. The food was great both times, but I was a bit disappointed with our desserts, a chocolate cake something that was a bit on the dry side. My husband and I enjoyed drinks (the Lemon Drop was very good). The service was excellent. I enjoyed my first visit more than my second. The first was more casual and had more interaction with the staff, who were laid back and happy to chat. When I travel back through I'll be back for a week night evening."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I have been married nearly 13 years and Alexander's is our favorite, special place to celebrate.....Each time we have been there we have created memories...either just the two of us, with family or with special friends."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Alexanders is tops on our list for special dining. They serve the perfect amount of food with exquisite taste -- you want to let it linger in your mouth."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been intermittently dining in this Roanoke restaurant for nearly three decades. How many times? Not a clue. In that period I've NEVER had a dining experience less than very good and most were excellent. Sure about that "nearly three decades?" Yep. I had considered Alexander's for my wedding rehearsal dinner, but ultimately had to conclude that with no elevator, the upstairs banquet room was unwise with elderly relatives. That marriage was 27 years ago and my girlfriend/fiancé and now wife had visited this restaurant a number of times before our marriage. Food and service were excellent and at the conclusion of our meal, we both felt that we needed to return yet again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Ours was a celebratory wedding anniversary meal so we chose Alexander's. We had been regulars there when courting and had our rehearsal dinner there also... 28 years ago. I love that the food is simply marvelous, always, and the service is thorough and has warmth. And though simply elegant, whispering is not required, so one feels comfortable chatting and laughing. We could not have had a better meal and evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "During a recent business event we took a large group (14) to Alexander's for dinner. The service was excellent despite such a large group. Everyone was complimentary of their entrees and the wine was superb. A terrific choice for such a large group."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We have dined at Alexander's for over 28 years. Our favorite restaurant in Roanoke."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Selected based on reviews and was not disappointed. Four of us for dinner. We all chose different entrees. Everyone was pleased. Service was professional, attentive but not obtrusive. Would not hesitate to recommend to best friends."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were visiting the Roanoke area and I picked Alexander's from the internet based on the menu, pix and reviews. It is definitely a place for a quiet, even romantic evening. The service was top notch, the food was very good. I had a rabbit dish while my wife had a filet. Both were excellent. If you are looking for restaurant with this vibe, I'd say you would be very pleased. We were seated right on time and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Nothing but good things to say; would certainly go back next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner on March 22 at Alexander's in downtown Roanoke. We have dined here several times previously and have always been very pleased. March 22 was no exception. The restaurant serves a tasty salad of mixed greens with bulgur and a pleasant vinaigrette dressing with each meal. Our entrees were very tasty and sized appropriately (not huge servings like too many U.S. restaurants). My entree of Tuscan Lamb Ragu was very nicely prepared with soft polenta, greens, and a tasty sauce. My wife had Veal Scaloppine with smoked mozzarella and sage that was very tasty also. Neither of us had dessert, although the options looked appealing. Overall, an excellent dining choice when in Roanoke."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "They simply execute the food and the experience better than anyone else in Roanoke."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My bride and I went here en route to our honeymoon. The staff was some of the friendliest and most professional we've ever seen."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The staff was very nice, the ambiance was candle lit and romantic... It was a great choice for a night out! I think what made it the best was how cordial the staff was. Hey were polite, friendly and sincere."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our group of four dined here for a business dinner, and appreciated the very attentive service, well-prepared food, and low noise level that allowed us to actually talk over dinner. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We've dined at Alexander's several times and we are always pleased with the experience which is impeccable from start to finish!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our group had a superb evening. I ordered the tuna with balsamic reduction and it was fabulous. Alexander's continues it's tradition of excellence in food, service, and atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Not only the FOOD but the SERVICE was IMPECCABLE! Background music selection and the ambiance were perfect too! We were greeted immediately and our coats were hung for us. I made a few notes while making the reservation with Open Table... Our round table I requested was beautifully set upon our arrival with our water awaiting and they acknowledged the birthday girls! Alexander's wait staff works as a TEAM to give you the best dining service you deserve. Wonderful Experience Overall! Can't wait to go back with a party of 6 , party of 2, and I would feel comfortable dining alone there too. Wonderful selection for entrees that change weekly. Desserts and coffee..a must!! Don't think twice about going, if you want to feel special and great food"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure to arrive at a restaurant where you know, ahead of time, that everything will as good as the last visit. Alexanders is the "go to" destination for any special event in our family, be it an anniversary, birthday celebration, inviting out of town guests for dinner or simply enjoying a night out. Once again we weren't disappointed, the food, service, ambience and the attention to details is always consistent, and that is what makes this place so special, we will return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Alexander's is consistently wodnerful. The service is impecable and the food delicious. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lovely meal in Roanoke."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Alexander's gets better with time! The staff continues to go above and beyond! The food is the best that you can find in Roanoke!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It is the best all around dining u could ask for!!!! The very best in the Roanoke valley"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We chose to return to Alexander's for our 10th anniversary celebration. We dined with them on our wedding night and it was great, as was this occasion. We feel it is great for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Thanks again for a wonderful evening of delicious, beautifully displayed food, great service, and a fantastic ambiance."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "There are few words to describe the dining experience at Alexander's. From walking in the door, being sat at the table, gracious but unobtrusive service, and of course, delectable cuisine, it is truly an exercise in entertaining, culinary perfection. Each course was resoundingly delicious, evoking praise from each diner, the wine splendid, and dinner--pecan chicken, and a brilliant fillet of grouper--was outstanding. If one is searching for an exquisite evening of fine food and service in Roanoke, there is no finer place. Truly, a remarkable Saturday evening, one we shall look forward to in the near future."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The staff was very engaged and attentive to our every need. This was our first visit but we will be back. Food was terrific. They took filet that melted in your mouth and created above and beyond sauces that pushed it over the top."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times and tried lots of different entrées. They were all excellent! In fact, we've always gone in groups and every person at the table has always loved their meal as well. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is charming and quiet. Definitely some of the best cuisine in Roanoke area."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great Food and Great Service. A wonderful place to dine!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I love the ambience of this place; it could almost be an upscale restaurant from the 1940's. It is quiet with soft lighting and non intrusive music. When the place is full, it is a little noisy. The food was excellent. We both loved the Shrimp & Grits, I thought my Pecan covered Chicken was delicious, and my husband was a little less wowed by his Tuna but still thought it was good. I had the Chocolate Mousse Cake for dessert and it was fabulous; light and delicious. All the dishes are beautifully presented. The wait staff was terrific: timely but not intrusive and very friendly."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Chose this location since it was rated one of the best in Roanoke. It was Friday around 7pm, and the restaurant had very few patrons - didn't think much about it since it was a rainy winter night. Looked at the wine list - not even a full page - disappointed but we each ordered a glass. Ordered the bowl of fish soup - $8.75 - it was okay, but a very small portion. The waitress could not accurately describe the dishes and referred to the lamb ragu as "light" because it was cooked all day. Entrees arrived and again - tiny portion sizes and barely seasoned. For two people, the bill was over $105 and we were still hungry. I've dined lots of places and I have never paid so much for so little. Definitely not recommended to others."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The service is impeccable, the serving size is perfect and the dishes are exquisite. After almost 20 years of visiting Alexander's, we never have had less of a superior experience - they are spot-on every time."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "One on the best restaurants in the area. Great menu with it's own unique offerings, very hard to decide. It was my wife's birthday and the staff started the evening off special with a complimentary sparkling wine for the occassion. My wife had the Polyface rabbit & wild mushroom bolognese which she raved about all through the meal. My filet of beef with gorgonzola butter was execellent. Friendly, smiling staff working to please in every way. A restaurant that we will return to many times."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Excellent, small restaurant in downtown Roanoke. Superb food and service in a comfortable atmosphere. A little bit on the noisy side when a large group is present, but reducing the noise level would have to take away from some of the classic building ambience. Overall a great experience, and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Alexander's is an exceptional restaurant and the best restaurant in Roanoke. The food is delicious. It's well prepared and the presentation beautiful. The service is wonderful. You feel very special when you are there."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Always enjoy eating there. The food is delicious and the service is really good. We go there for every special occasion."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Special attention for our anniversary made the evening a treat! We appreciated the gentle but very professional ways of the staff, and the quiet atmosphere. Our meal was exquisite and beautifully presented."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Overall we had a good time but price you pay is not worth its weight in food. I paid $34 for 3 scallops and 3/4 cup mashed potatoes and a small side salad. A high price for so little."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We enjoy Alexander's every time we go, and we had an especially wonderful meal with extended family on Thanksgiving Eve!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The service, food, was off the charts delicious. It was our anniv, and they made it very special for us from a complementry champagne toast to the most delicious veal dinner, it was very special."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We chose Alexander's on the basis of online recommendations and we were not disappointed! The meal was delicious and the service was great. We had a miscommunication about the preparation of one of the meals, but the server took charge and fixed the problem quickly. We had a time commitment and the staff aided us in managing the meal so that we were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner and make our curtain in plenty of time. We plan on taking family members there very soon.! We do not live locally, so the local information provided by the staff was an unexpected benefit!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013