We loved it!
Our first visit. We have eaten in fine dining establishments throughout the U.S. and this rates among the highest.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent quality, phenomenal
Excellent quality, phenomenal service. You will pay for the quality though.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Alexander's is always a great
Alexander's is always a great place to dine. The food is superb, the waitstaff and management treat you like royalty and no one ever forgets you or forgets the way you like things.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
There with a group, including
There with a group, including young children. Our waiter was great, attentive without being intrusive. Every dish was quickly eaten and enjoyed. We will go there again the next time we're in town.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was fairly good, not super outstanding. The filet was not as tender as we're used to. The Tuna was good. Very nice staff and service, though.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alexander's the Greatest!
Superb evening from opening to closing. Our table shAred the bbq shrimp with sauces
And bread (yes, you must dip!). Salads were a refreshing respite. Entrees were wonderfully prepared. The duck breast was moist
And savory, the striped bass delightful (especially the essence of wasabi in the sauce), pecan encrusted chicken fabulous and the shrimp ( yes more shrimp!) spicy and nice. Service was outstanding. We in Roanoke have wonderful restaurants and Alexander's is the best!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for Loco-vores
Everything was incredibly fresh and well-cooked. We will definitely return whenever we are in the area.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first vist to this restaurant. The food and the service was great. We went on a Wed. night and there were only 4 other people there so the atmosphere lacked a little. We do plan on going back on a weekend night. Overall we were very pleased.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Alexander's for our anniversary and it was wonderful. The food was excellent and the service was superior. The waitress was very helpful with food suggestions and pairings. The ambiance was good. As more people began to come into the restaurant the noise level increased and it was a little hard to talk and hear others in your party. Alexander's is a great place for a special occasion.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top notch dining experience
It's been many years since we've eaten at Alexander's, but out of town guests asked for something special. Cocktails were nothing special, but service was top drawer. The salad was fresh w just a hint of dressing ...my wife noticed also. But the entre was one of those memorable dining experiences. It must be the mark of a superb chef to create something entirely new with the humble chicken. However, the pecan encrusted chicken breast was stunning...dinner conversation abruptly stopped at the first bite and all at the table were forced to share this diner's fare. Each succeeding morsel was cut into smaller and smaller pieces in order to extend the experience..lest it be over too soon. An exquisite meal to remember for a long time.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another lovely meal at Alexander's! We celebrated our fourth anniversary at my favorite restaurant and our dining experience, as usual, did not disappoint. The wait staff always makes the dining experience special and the food is always fabulous. It is always a pleasure to dine at Alexander's, especially for special events.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alexander's Equals Excellence
We have dined here on six different occasions since 2007 and it has never failed to please. Yes, it's pricey for Roanoke, but when you're in the mood for impeccable service and food in an elegant, romantic setting, Alexander's just can't be topped! Our latest dinner this past weekend featured a mixed grill of chicken and seafood, delicious summer squash soup, and two desserts to die for: creme brulee and a pecan torte. And their house wines by the glass are excellent as well. Before deciding on dinner, the wife and I almost always say "We could make this easy and go to Alexander's!" If I was a rich man.....I'd be there at least once or twice a week. There are many good restaurants in Roanoke....this just happens to be my favorite.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service!
Outstanding food and service! We tried it all...appetizer, meal and dessert and we enjoyed everything !!!!
The deconstructed California roll was wonderful. We love sushi; this surpassed our expectations. We had the mixed grill (shrimp, scallops and chicken breast). Each cooked to perfection. We also had the Louisianna shrimp etouffe and it was also excellent...not as spicey as my husband likes, but very tasty.
We ended our evening with Creme Brulee and it was perfect. Crispy top....a nice fresh fruit and creme on the side.
Thank you for a special evening.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having researched to ensure we picked the best place to eat during our stay in Roanoke I was hugely impressed with what we found. The food was delicious (please give me the recipe to the wonderful pecan chicken) and the service was second to none. Helpful, polite and attentive without being intrusive. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting as it is one of my top ten for the current trip (and I'm fussy).
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
found by chance
we loved this restaurant. Traveling through Virginia we decided to give it a try and we were very happy we did.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, as usual
Another delightful dining experience at Alexander's. Perfect service, delicious food, wonderful ambience. Always a delightful and dependable restaurant--never had an unpleasant experience here.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alexander's the Great!
My folks and I took my wife for her birthday. The food and service was amazing. Great place for a Romantic and client dinners. I travel a lot for work (and Play) and have dined at some of the best restaurants in the world, Alexander's could keep up with the best of them. Thank you.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time to
This was my first time to Alexander's. I was impressed with the service and the food was delicious! Glad to have a restaurant like this in Roanoke.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alexander's continues to be
Alexander's continues to be a spectacular dining experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated our
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Alexander's and were totally delighted with the quality of the food and service. The ambience of the room, the welcoming manner of the hostess and the server and the quiet efficiency of the operation made this a very special evening for us. I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to Alexander's for our anniversary. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The good was tasty, but the portions were small for the price of the items and compared to another restaurant of equal quality across the street. Also, there weren't that many different items selections on menu. Our experience was good and the light jazz background music was perfect!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in Roanoke1
Alexander's is one of very favorite restaurants. We can always count on a wonderful meal, and the VERY BEST service in town!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit and not the last for sure. The staff , atmosphere, and food was the very best, I can't say enough how well we enjoyed this place. Highly recommend !!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alexander's never disappoints. We went for my boyfriends birthday and this was his first visit. He loved it, the staff is amazing and the food is divine. My absolute favorite spot in Roanoke!!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dinner!
Our first visit and we went on a friend's recommendation. We were surprised that the place was not busier?
But no matter because our waitress Kelly toog great care of us!
We enjoyed the mixed grill special and the free range chicken- both done perfectly. The tomato bisque was a great start.
Kelly did a wonderful job with a wine recommendation when our own knowledge fell short- kudos on the results.
And we saved room for something sweet to end- the gourmet sundae and the banana cream were perfect cappers.
We recommend Alexander's and will return on our next visit.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
Great food, great service and relatively quiet dining atmosphere. Great place for special occasions for my wife and I. I have never seen any advertising but what a great place to dine! I guess your customers are your best advertising.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food and service in Roanoke
Best food and service in Roanoke year in year out.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful restaurant! The food preparation and presentation was perfect. The wait staff are professional, attentive and always willing to accommodate special requests. The wine we had with dinner, recommended by our waiter, was a great pairing with our entree selections. The miso rubbed beef with kimchi was a delicious, unusual find.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One To Remember
My husband and I are always looking for that next great fine dining experience. We found it at Alexander's. Admitted "foodies", we really want delicious, different, high-quality dishes. Alexander's had all of that - and at what us Northern Virginian's considered to be a shockingly reasonable price. A definite keeper for our "Favorite Restaurants" list. We will be back the next time we are in Roanoke.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service about says it all. Creative and inspiring foods with flavorful but not overpowering varieties of ingredients and herbs and spices to draw out hidden flavors in the food. Wine list is extensive. The Veal Scaloppini and the Rabbit were wonderful.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the dinner and
As always, the dinner and service were exceptional. We appreiate the attention to detail, and the attentiveness and smiles of the staff. We feel as if you truly appreciate our business. We especially commend the staff on how they politely, and positively, handled a disgruntled first time customer. The situation had the potential to create a scene in the restaraunt. The staff defused the situation and kept it from decoming a distraction.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
1 year aniversary
The food and surrounding was fantastic. The wait staff was helpful, but very slow and seemed to be shy. Thanks for a wonderful dinner.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat
This was the first time I made a reservation using OpenTable, but not the first time dining here. It is one of our all-time favorite places to dine in downtown Roanoke. We chose this to celebrate our adult daughter's birthday. The food is prepared exquisitely, always from fresh ingredients. The service is impeccable. The wait staff are consistent with very little turnover. The wine recommendations always wonderful. It is quiet, not flashy. They will attend to any dietary limitation or allergy you have.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, long-standing restaurant
We used to go to Roanoke regularly, and dine at Alexander's, but hadn't been to the Market area in years. We had the opportunity to do this this week and were able to get a reservation at Alexanders, which we'd enjoyed so much in the past. It's still a good choice: wonderful food and service! It won't disappoint!!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
It made her smile
Opentable made it so simple to book I almost expected to be told I did not have a reservation when I got there. Alexandres was a wonderful experience. They went above and beyond in making our wedding anniversary dinner a special night with great food and wine. I was most impressed with the pace of the meal. We were given just the right amount of time to finish each course before the next arrived. Its a very upscale but they made you feel as if you were at home. We will most certainly return.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is truly rare and wonderful to see a restaurant maintain its high standards of excellence over 30 years, as has Alexander's. The food is always great, with fresh, local ingredients, attractive presentation, and a nice variety of classic, non-trendy dishes. The atmosphere is also sophisticated and under-stated, with friendly, attentive while not intrusive service.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Roanoke restaurant
My wife and I were in Roanoke for the weekend, but live in the Washington, DC area and thus we are very familiar with world-class cuisine. Arguably this was the finest meal we have experienced in Roanoke (we fine-dine in Roanoke a couple times a year). The decor is understated elegance. The service is well trained and very friendly and personable. The cuisine uses excellent ingredients (much locally sourced), is expertly prepared, and is fairly priced. The restaurant could step-up their bar/wine program to the level of the food. The "wines by the glass" was small and generic, the bottle selection was small and low-key, and there was no cocktail menu or mixology (the server simply stated "we have a full bar").
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Traveling to Roanoke from New York and Boston, my daughter and I had a really lovely meal. We loved the barbecued shrimp appetizer and duck breast entree. And thank you for accommodating our gluten allergies. First rate experience and memorable meal.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm to table
The chef uses fresh, locally grown vegetables and meats. A blend of spices along with fresh vegetables and meats are delicious.
Very different menu compared to other restaurants in the area.the
The crusty bread tops off the dinner. A little on the expensive side and if you desire olive oil with your bread be prepares to pay extra
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite extraordinary to find a restaurant of this caliber in a smaller town like Roanoke. The last meal I had of this quality was in London where I paid three times the price! Rack of lamb was superbly prepared. My wife's steak was outstanding. Seasoning and quality all excellent. Service was superb. Highly recommended.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uphill after a rough start
Rough start with a less than warm greeting, being seated right next to the only other table of guests in the whole restaurant, no menus provided, and the wrong vintage of wine brought to the table. Thankfully, our regular server took over and it was all uphill. Food came too quickly, but it was delicious (veal and filet). 2009 vintage of cab finally located and we were good to go.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kudos to our server! She was very knowledgable & helpful with selections! She was well-trained in professional service! We inquired about ingredients in some dishes. Although these ingredients were used in already prepared sauces, they went above and beyond to make a special sauce just for us without the offending ingredients! Also, kudos to the restaurant as they are one of few remaining that "combs the tablecloth" removing crumbs!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Maitre'D made a point to make my wife feel special on her birthday, not only serving a complimentary glass of champagne to the table, but coming out with a candle with dessert.
It was unexpected and a very nice touch.
Constructive Criticism: We'd love to see a refresh to the decor, it felt slightly dated... a little too much pink lighting, pink paintings and pink wall color choices.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant !
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!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Off the charts
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistent and Good
2nd visit to Alexanders, this was a group of 6. Service and Food were very good. I am glad that we had an earlier Rez, for by the time we left the establishment had filled up and became a bit noisy. Can not say enough good things about Alexanders.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best service in Roanoke!
We enjoy Alexander's every time we go, and we had an especially wonderful meal with extended family on Thanksgiving Eve!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Most memorable meal in a while!
Was traveling on business and found this little gem on Open Table so gave it a try. It's situated in the historic downtown of Roanoke so walking there was a cool experience and ambiance was great. Service was exactly how I like it - not at all rushed so you could enjoy a leisurely meal. Would be great for a date or just a nice night with friends and conversation. Suggestions from the server were top notch and really made the experience. I could not decide between two entrees and she pointed out one was available as a small plate option so could be an appetizer. Even though small plates technically ended at 7pm they accommodated me. Best lamb I've ever eaten. May return here on vacation just to try it again.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another excellent evening...
Alexander's was once again, fantastic!!!
My girlfriend and I have been there several times on special occasions at it has always been great!
The food was unquestionably the best part: delicious, unique, original, and the perfect portion size!
The service was not perfect this time (they appeared to be a little short staffed). However, they more than made up for it with their additional efforts. It was my girlfriend's birthday, and without notifying them, they brought out some complimentary champagne, and lit a candle to blow out with our dessert. It was very, very nice!
I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having lived in Paris for almost 10 years now, and generally well travelled bur loyal Virginians, we kept our expectations modest in making reservations at this positively reviewed restaurant in Roanoke, where we were staying the night at the Hotel Roanoke. Alexander's turned out to be one of the finest dining experiences we can ever remember. It was really quite close to perfection, and without the slightest pretention. Whenever we're in Virginia, we will now plan a trip to Roanoke simply to return to Alexander's. This is Michelin star quality, rest assured.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM