After an extremely relaxing
After an extremely relaxing massage at the Turf Valley Spa, I had a quiet lunch at Alexandra's. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the day. The staff was very attentive, the food light but fulfilling and the ambiance was serene. I would absolutely go again and next time I may stay overnight at the hotel.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We both had the Seafood Cobb salad. It was spectacular. I really enjoyed the spring pea soup. Dessert was disappointing. We had a chocolate lava cake and the texture of the cake was mealy.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch. A bit pricey,
Great brunch. A bit pricey, but if you only going occationally it isn't too bad.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both the food and service
Both the food and service were excellent. Prices seemed quite moderate for a venue like this. It had been many years since we were last at Alexandra's and we'll definitely put it on our list for Saturday evening dining.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time at
This was my second time at OPEN TABLE restaurant, and both times was outstanding.Both times was for a birthday celebration.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, alathough
The food was excellent, alathough there might have been a few more choices. It wasn't real conducive to quiet and private conversation between golfers and business people with laptops and spreadsheets. The view was very nice, except that the table was kind of placed behind a column of some sort, so the view was somewhat obstructed. In spite of those minor issues, we had a very nice experience at Alexandras.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We did the Sunday Brunch &
We did the Sunday Brunch & it was very good. They put out a lot of food & the Mimosas & Blood Marys were great. It was a nice time.
The view looking over the golf course is beautiful.
5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner
Went there with my husband and our moms to celebrate mother's day. It was very good. The seafood cocktail was awesome and I LOVED the Gumbo. I would go back for sure. :)
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy the whole experience....
Love the small plates entrees so you can sample more with others....especially like the shrimp with grits. Also nice wine selection.The service was particularly accommodating.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small but very nice. The food is a little different from expected and that's not always good. For instance, the shrimp and grits is unexpectedly spicy. Why? And whatever happened to just good old normal hot bread and butter? Sometimes folks don't want to be surprised with their meal. Otherwise, very good.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Steaks - Golf Course Front Ro
If you enjoy watching golf on TV, sit on the patio and you'll have a front row seat. We had dinner during the Friday night happy hour on the patio and had all the entertainment we could handle between to foursomes finishing up in front of us (we didn't catch anyone cheating - but we did see some really bad shots out of the traps). Food was excellent - 5oz filet cooked to perfection with grilled asparasus in crab sauce - and Kobe burger were worth every penny. Carrot cake for dessert was not as rich as I like - but cannoli was good.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant surprise
SInce we were last at Alexandra's the place has changed. Not only has the physical space been given an facelift but the menu - and more importantly the food - has been stepped up more than a notch.
It is no longer in the realm of a decent hotel restaurant that offers attractive discounts to lure the hungry off the beaten path. It is now restaurant that is worthy of the trip for the food, even without a discount.
The restaurant space is attractive with beautiful views to the golf course and gardens. The only drawback is the music/noise from upstairs that remind you that you are still in a hotel.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 83rd birthday bash
Bloody Mary's were spectacular.
Prime rib and salmon was great.
The restaurant features quality and not
quantity at Sunday Brunch.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch buffet!
We went here on a Sunday morning around 11:30a with a group of four and were seated immediately. Brunch options are pretty standard but all delicious, plentiful, and fresh. Notables included the prime rib, a delicious plump sausage, and my son's favorite, the bread pudding. The all-you-can-drink champagne was actually very tasty. Service was a bit slow but there were several large groups requiring a lot of attention. Despite that, we were never really left wanting nor felt like we were being rushed from the table. Ambiance was relaxed and casual with dress ranging from Sunday Best to jeans and a t-shirt. A wonderful experience and one we will repeat for a special occasion or if guests come in to town.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try something new!!
My wife and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary here because we wanted to try something new. This was the best choice ever! The service was top notch, the food was amazing, and the ambiance was great. There is a hotel connected to the restaurant which we will be staying at the next time we celebrate here.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Menu and Presentation!
Menu offered an interesting variety! Both our meals, the scallops and duck, were delectable and beautifully presented. Service was excellent in terms of timeliness of our meal and our interaction with the waiter. We chose to eat early (5 PM) to avoid the noise of diners at a later hour. The huge room and modern decor do not lend themselves to dampening sound. This was our anniversary and I was impressed that the staff had apparently read my online request to sit away crowds. The meal was most definitely memorable and the view, lovely - even on a rainy day! I would definitely dine here again during off hours....or choose to eat outside.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fridays on the Patio is a fun time!
We had a very pleasant evening for our first experience with this summer time event. It was a perfect evening to be outside, the live music was good and not so loud as to be intrusive. A pleasant background. The food was excellent. We especially like the seafood cocktail appetizer, the short ribs and the shrimp and grits. Happy hour prices on drinks all night was a bonus. Our server could have been in less of a hurry to get us through our meal. We told him several times we were not ready to order but he kept coming back repeatedly. He also brought boxes for take home food before we were finished eating dinner. He was very eager to get the check settled also. He was the only annoyance in an otherwise delightful evening.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been a while. come back!
It had been a while since I had visited Alexandra's and I'm glad I came back. The menu is fresh, the food is great, and the wine list is adequate. If it's been a while since you've been to Alexandra's, you should come back. If you've never been, give it a try!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A relaxing resort experience
Sunday brunch for our extended family included custom omelettes, smoked salmon, prime rib, pulled pork, catfish, peel and eat shrimp, and many other delicacies from an expansive buffet. Service was attentive and efficient. Nice airy ambience made for a lighthearted gathering after a busy weekend attending wedding rehearsals and the wedding and reception. Our first visit to Maryland after a long absence, and our first time at Turf Valley.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fun and Tasty Experience
The restaurant lounge hosted a Heavy Seas beer tasting that evening, which was a bonus! The food was very good overall. My wife's scallops were large and cooked to perfection. Both our salads were first rate. I ordered my salmon "very rare" but it came out medium-well. That was my only complaint about the food. The wine list was not pages and pages, but extensive enough for us, and our bottle of Black Ankle wine was outstanding. A few craft beers on the menu should make any beer snob (like me) happy. Service was prompt and friendly, although we had to chase down the server to get our check. The atmosphere was relaxed. It made for a great choice for our anniversary dinner, and the complimentary cannoli was a nice touch to end the evening.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I drove over an hour to try out this restaurant with my sister to celebrate her new job and I will be coming back! We both loved this place!!!!!
I loved the view, ambiance, and did I say it overlooks a beautiful golf course???
The food was delicious, the hostesses were pleasant and overall, I enjoyed dining here. I will be back!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Brunch in the Area
My wife and I believe this is the best brunch in the Howard County area. The atmosphere is great, food is excellent, and staff is friendly. Our only complaint is that we had to constantly ask our waiter to bring us coffee; they did not walk around with the pot like every other restaurant we have ever been at. A little thing, but I do drink a lot of coffee!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great ambiance and a wonderful wait staff. Loved that it wasn't very crowded for brunch.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alexandra's recently changed their menu. You must try the new pork chop which is accompanied by a delicious combination of corn and goat cheese. It comes off great.
My wife had a salad which she loved.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Brunch
We had not been to Alexandra's before, but it was near our son's university so we gave it a try. The brunch was wonderful. The Roast Beef in particular was tender. The shrimp was great too. The desserts with ice cream were delicious. The service was attentive enough. It was a big hit so we'll try it again.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you want a window seat
If you want a window seat I guess you have to request that at reservation time.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding. Food was great,
Outstanding. Food was great, food servers were polite and friendly. relaxed atmosphere...a well kept gem.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice place
I have been to Alexandra's a number of times over the past year and have enjoyed it each time...and so have my guests. Only suggestion.....they need to change the menu with some more specials and seasonal changes. Although they advertise this, the menu is always the same...so it is getting a little 'old' and routine for the locals that may come to eat.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very respectable hotel restaurant
Quite impressed with both food and service. They have a 'special' each night. We went on a Wednesday. Turned out to be half price wine night. You can only imagine which wines we ordered...took home what we did not finish. Fisherman's stew was as good or better than West Coast or New England. Kobe burger rated in top 5% by my burger expert. Prices excellent for value received.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Brunch Around
Alexandra's Sunday brunch was really yummy. The tables aren't too crowded and the traffic patterns around the food flow nicely. The food is really attractive and tastes as good as it looks. Their mac n' cheese is unbelievably good for such a staple item. Shrimp and salmon, succulent roast beef, and omelets made to order all are extremely good. The best is the ice cream Sunday station along with cookies and a variety of cakes to finish off your meal. I'd eat here every Sunday if possible.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
At 1st it took the waitress
At 1st it took the waitress some time to come over. While we were waiting, however, someone did come over to provide rosemary bread with a dish of oil and herbs. The mngr also stopped by to see if 'Jeff' had come by to introduce himself (apparently he should have been our waiter). When we said "No" he asked if we would like some water and had that sent. When our waitress came by (no 'Jeff') she was attentive and very informative about the special of the evening. She took our app order (grilled flatbread with butternut squash & porcini mushrooms) and gave us more time to figure out our entrees.
The flatbread was unique and seasonal and worth getting.
Out of room so to be terse, Entrees: Fish Stew - magnificent; Crab Cakes - very tasty.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Value -- Even at Full Price
We went to Alexandra's because it had good reviews and, for a limited time only, the food was half-price.
The seafood stew was excellent and my wife raved about the pear salad.
The food was so good we went back later that same week and paid full price.
The steak frites and salmon were excellent and my wife said the pear salad was even better.
We plan to go back again.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was quite good. Had been here many years ago and it was awful, so someone has gotten there act together! We actually ate in the bar to be close to the live music, but food is same. Fisherman's stew was wonderful...I was concerned about it being spicy, but definitely was not. Pear salad excellent! Pear dessert heavenly!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Holiday Brunch with Friends
My group of friends chose Alexanra's for our annula holiday brunch. It was easy to make reservations and the food was delicious. I have several food allergies and all the brunch foods were labled for each allergy. That made it so easy for me. They ran out of cheesecake and that was the only dessert I could eat. They quickly found me a substitution and it was amazing. I would highly recommend this brunch and it was very affordable.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM