Robin Alexander, An American Bistro
Robin Alexander, An American Bistro

Robin Alexander, An American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rabistro.com/
  • Phone: 4348451601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Alex Richardson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: TASTE, American Catering & Event Company offers you a broad palette of creative menu possibilities and innovative event styles. Proudly presented by {RA} Robin Alexander, An American Bistro, Taste has set a new standard for catering and event management in the Central Virginia Market. We"ll guide you through the planning process, provide you with a precise, easy to understand contract and personally ensure the smooth execution of your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: {RA} Robin Alexander:An American Bistro has an enclosed private dinning room to accommodate a group up to 35 guest. We offer several menu options that would offer you the perfect selection for you and your guest.
  • Entertainment: Seasonal Live music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Public Transit: Located close by and throughout downtown Lynchburg.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Feel free to park in historic down town lynchburg with two private lots as well as public lots or street parking.
A word from Robin Alexander, An American Bistro
Robin Alexander, An American Bistro sets the standard for polished casual dining. With a flair for contemporary American cuisine, detailed personalized service, exciting Martini selections and sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere {RA} Bistro has quickly become a Lynchburg favorite. Conveniently located in historic downtown Lynchburg, Robin Alexander {RA} is the ideal spot for a business lunch, dinner date or large party gathering. {RA} Bistro prides itself with a chef driven menu comprised of hand cut steaks, fresh fish, all natural chicken, pastas, decadent desserts and creative cocktails all served in an upscale yet still casual setting with affordable prices.
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Robin Alexander, An American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)special occasion (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (4)great for outdoor dining (3)romantic (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I took my mother here for her 88th birthday. We had the best food, best server and it was a wonderful evening. Impeccable service, manager came personally to speak to us and gave my mother a special birthday dessert!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Lynchburgh restaurant
    EieshaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I was really impressed with this dining experience. the waiter and hostess was really nice. The service truly was incredible. The food was just ok. I would go there again just for the great service though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a cozy dinner, or group!
    foodfantic887
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was mouth-watering and delicious. Their martini menu is quite delightful! Would definitely recommend this place and looking forward to coming back! Definitely need to try more of their many martinis!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Robin Alexander is a great place to go for either a casual dine or a romantic date. It is classy, yet trendy and laid-back. Pricing is not too bad. You pay okay prices for what you get. The food is great quality, and the burger menu is fairly large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner & will visit again
    Lex22
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I recently went to RA Bistro for the first time. I was amazed how good the food was from entrée to desert. I had the Tuscan Chicken and my friend had the Steak Pasta. We highly recommend them both! Portions were perfect and our waiter Karem answered all of our questions with ease. They also have a extensive martini list. My only compliant is that I wish my glass of white wine was chilled better. Other than that I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EK25
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    They have a great variety of food in which everyone can find something to eat according to their preferences or allergy needs. I personally enjoy their burger menu which is extremely creative, but also has options for the vegetarian and non red-meat eater!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    VegasDiners
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Always enjoy the food and atmosphere. My wife and I split a few appetizers when we go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 16 reviews are from the Robin Alexander, An American Bistro reviews archive.
  • RAse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was great; a bit noisy for prixe. 6 PM and already sold out of soup of the day? Still a great place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    Whelen
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great place for lunch. Parm chicken sandwich and waffle fries very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good. Band was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Food was very good. Band was loud and disturbing. Dinner was pricey but high quality. Unfortunately even screaming the 4 people at our table could not hold a conversation. I would go again when no band. The band was loud and horrible.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in downtown Lynchburg!
    MSilverSpring
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Always enjoy going to Robin Alexander when visiting our son at Lynchburg College... it is a gem! We love the food, the service, the friendly college-age staff. Thanks for the great experiences. Maria
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Town Gem
    Ashley
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Robin Alexander, {RA}, has something for everyone! With tons of local & exotic craft beers & Martinis to great American cuisine the possibilities are endless. Definitely a family favorite <3
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Special Occasions
    suitedup
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I was recommended this restaurant as a good place to go to for a special occasion as I was looking for somewhere to take my girlfriend for our 5 year anniversary. We had an extremely nice evening here, the staff were helpful, the ambiance was perfect, and the was absolutely divine - certainly worth the price we paid (admittedly a factor for college students like ourselves). Wouldn't have chosen to go anywhere else, Robin Alexanders truly stands apart from almost all other attractions in Lynchburg.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    firsttimer
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    We were disappointed to say the least with our dining experience. The restaurant was cold. We kept our coats on during the meal. Lighting was poor. We could barely read the menu between the poor lighting and a menu printed in red on black. Food was average at best. We were visiting Lynchburg and heard good reviews about the restaurant, obviously disappointed and could not recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night at RA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    We went in to listen to the music & had some very good burgers for dinner. They have a very large selection of burgers on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crowded ... not always a bad thing
    DB03
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    I've eaten here many times and the food is always great. During Restaurant Week it was crazy busy. New waiter was a little slow. But food and drinks were wonderful. The music, live music, was LOUD for dining between 7-8 on a Tuesday night. I'd have preferred the music be lowered and I'm hard of hearing... can't imagine how loud it really was for others. But I went for the food and drinks... which were superb as usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining duo
    Tangled
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    Table reserved for our anniversary wasn't an overly desirable location. The one sitting on the outside felt like he was intruding on the couple on the other side of the wall and felt like he was in the lane of traffic between tables. The servers were favorable toward the fact they wished us "Happy Anniversary" and brought a candle over, but that was it. I like the restaurant but felt kind of "unwhelmed" by the experience since it was our first time there together. Loved the food and choices. Opted not to have dessert and in 45 mins the evening was done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    The host was kind enough to seat us outside and we were looking forward to a nice evening. The service made our evening much less enjoyable. The bottle of wine we ordered before we ordered our meal came out after the soups and salads. The crab corn soup was luke warm at best but had a good flavor. I had the crab cakes with mac and cheese which looked like it came out of a box. The crab cakes were tasty but barely warm. My husband had a seafood pasta dish he enjoyed. I would go back one more time and see how it is. The problems with temperature could be the server's fault.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Disciple4Christ
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    The bistro had great food but seemed a little overpriced. It did take a while to get our food. The service was friendly. It had more of a sports bar feel than a bistro but thats a personal taste, personally think that the sports TV is not necessary, like sports but in that setting it would have been nice not to look up at football or basketball.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Around Star!
    Brittany
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    We went to the Roman Alexander's Bistro for the first time in celebration of a birthday. Couldn't have chosen a better spot! The staff were attentive, well informed, and very courteous. The food was fantastic and the suggestions for wine pairings by the staff, perfect. Will definitely be going again! Good for couples or larger parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I decided to celebrate at
    Elise
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    I decided to celebrate at RA with my family after my college graduation. Even though I reserved a table the week of the event, I was able to get in, and was pleased with my choice. The food was good (especially the garlic mashed potatoes) and my cheesecake was literally divine. We had a good time and our server was super attentive. Some people in my party were served cold fries but she replaced them quickly. I would definitely reccomend this to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixed bag...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    The salad wraps are a highlight. You can turn any salad into a wrap.The menu is diversified so you are likely to find something for everyone.The food is good but not something you would need to rush back for.The broccoli soup tasted of flour. The lunch salmon portion plus VERY small.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Robin Alexanders is a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    Robin Alexanders is a great addition to Lynchburg's offering of restaurants. The food and service were very good and it was nice to be able to hold a conversation without having to shout at each other. It is very open and spacious and could easily accomodate a large group of people. I would recommend it anyone and I definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet