Alexander's - Roanoke

4.9
1126 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Alexander's is an oasis for award winning cuisine, wine, and craft cocktails. Over the years we've twice been awarded the Open Table Top 100 in the US restaurant designation and in 2018, Southern Living Magazine named us one of the Ten Most Romantic Restaurants in the South. Focusing on superb ingredients; fish, seafood, prime quality Virginia aged meats and locally sourced organic produce, our cuisine showcases years of collaboration among some of the most talented chefs of our region. You'll be served in an atmosphere filled with romance, sophistication, modern & vintage jazz. It's old world charm with new world flavors!
Built in the 1880s as Roanoke's first office supply company, our vintage building has been transformed into a retro chic rendition of the classic urban restaurants of our great culinary cities. The art, furnishings, lighting, and mirrors are all found pieces of Roanoke's rich architectural history. So relax and let's start making your memories at Alexander's.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1126 people are saying
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loraz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Outstanding service.
Highly recommended.

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JasonG
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very attentive staffed who answered all of our questions, great location downtown. Would highly recommend!

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Dave
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander’s is a quiet, high value, excellent food and service restaurant. If you find other eating places to be too noisy, try Alexander’s.

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vipORANGE
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our must restaurant to eat every time we are in Roanoke.

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vipShelma
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexanders is one of our favorites! The place family and friends always want to go when they come to Roanoke

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience!

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EdwardB
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander's has been in the elegant entertainment business for a long time, and yet the place seems as fresh and as vibrant as ever.

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DebiM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food. Excellent service.

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Starcity4food
Richmond
72 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander’s provided us with another memorable dinner celebration. Every aspect of our visit was delightful! Staff was attentive, engaging, and respectful. The courses were each perfectly prepared and presented. Our courses included appetizers (deconstructed California rolls), salads, entrees (lamb tenderloin for the birthday celebrant and beef for me), and dessert (double chocolate bread pudding (candle added)). Just spectacular!!!

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vipNancy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal - every course was outstanding. Service was great.

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Mike
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience!!! Dinner selection was excellent, service amazing, could not have been better!!

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MiSa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elegant quiet white tablecloth atmosphere, soft jazz music, professional service. Deconstructed California roll was tasty, but expensive for 3 very small pieces of crab (we understand there is currently a scarcity of Chesapeake Bay crabs, other restaurants have chosen to eliminate from their menu until the situation improves). The filet of beef was perfectly prepared. The sautéed shrimp with corn and tomatoes was prepared well, but lacked flavor and had only one cherry tomato cut in half (I don’t believe there is a scarcity of available tomatoes!). The chocolate soufflé bread pudding had a deep chocolate flavor and the hazelnut tart was delicious.

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vipmaineville
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience on a Wednesday night. Every dish was well presented and tasty. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was a tad slow, but the food quality was worth waiting for.

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vipMattC
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent dining experience. The staff was attentive but never the center of attention, which left us the opportunity for us to focus on each other and our conversation.
Thank you for providing us with a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place with romantic ambiance, stellar food, fabulous wine and cocktails. Will be at the top of our repeat list when visiting Roanoke again.

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CharlesH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Alexander's! Highly recommend!

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AndrewR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, I had duck, and the service were great. my only complaint would be the volume of the music.

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willisl
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing: We had some wonderful wines, soft shell crabs and perfect service. Thank you

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vipCarolC
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander’s is one of our top restaurants in the US. A hidden gem!! The chef owner has a fabulous creative take on New Orleans cuisine. We have been here twice in our travels and have tried lots of menu items. All fabulous. Thanks Kelly and the them for the wonderful service!

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McNed
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander’s was recommended by a local friend and we were pleased with every dish sampled. Service was quietly efficient and unobtrusive in the good way. We liked the atmosphere and good distancing of tables. Very pleasant evening for us.

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Scott
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service.

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Skidad813
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another outstanding dining experience at one of our favorite Roanoke restaurants. The evening was lovely from start to finish. Thank you.

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RogerB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant dining. Excellent food. Impeccable service. Such a delight to be back.

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DavidN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten at fine restaurants all over the country. Alexander's remains our favorite. Amazing chef, atmosphere is perfect and the service is second to none.

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MichaelD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing , as usual. We're always welcomed and staff is great.

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visitor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tha food was outstanding with just the right amount

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ElizabethN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander’s is a fantastic restaurant with a wonderful ambiance and professional and caring staff. Menu options are unique and flavorful.

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Bgray007
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonder as usual.

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vipRushfan
Richmond
80 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond good. Each of us had different meals, each was presented and prepared perfectly. Service is the icing on the cake.
You won’t go wrong.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time for a date night with my husband. The waitstaff took such amazing care of us. The food was exquisite (I had the lamb, he had the scallops), and the cocktails were perfect. It's a great spot for a special treat.

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ElizabethO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander's continues to be our favorite regional restaurant. Even if it has been months [years] since you ate there, the staff remembers you. Bjorn and Bonnie greet you by name. What other restaurant does that? I'm sadly used to teenage girls who look up from comparing their manicures to seat you at expensive Florida restaurants.

The food is wonderful. Have you tried their scallops? They melt in your mouth. We always trust Bjorn to bring us excellent wine. We cannot leave without the Glace au Chocolate no matter how full we are.

For an elegant evening or just a quiet escape, Alexanders excels. It is one of the reasons to live near Roanoke.

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CassandraR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute amazing place, best steak I’ve ever had.

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vipRachelV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfull, as always! Alexander’s never disappoints

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JohnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service exceptional and food fresh and fantastic.

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Emrdh12
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute hidden gem in Roanoke. It’s been around for a long time but kind of flies under the radar unless you’ve been before. It was our first time and everything from the service to ambiance to food and drinks was perfect. We had the halibut and filet and both were perfectly done. Nothing about our experience or food missed a beat. We will definitely be back !!

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GaryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the beef filet. The wine selection was excellent and the prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber.

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PattyJ
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alexander’s is consistently a great choice. The service is impeccable and food is wonderful.

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Bladerunner
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Alexander’s was excellent. This may be our favorite dining spot on the east coast, from Key West to Bar Harbor. Wait staff, food and ambiance was outstanding.

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Nick
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Roanoke!

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vipFcmartin3rd
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Alexander's is unparalleled - always informed, attentive and responsive to requests.

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You can order delivery directly from Alexander's - Roanoke using the Order Online button. Alexander's - Roanoke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 982-6983.

Alexander's - Roanoke is rated 4.9 stars by 1126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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