Alexander's - Roanoke

4.8
702 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Alexander's is an oasis for sophisticated, unpretentious dining. 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. Meals are served in an atmosphere filled with romance, sophistication, modern & vintage jazz. It's old world charm with new world flavors!
Originally constructed as Roanoke's largest office supply company in the 1880s, our vintage building has been transformed into a retro chic, bohemian rendition of the classic urban restaurant of our great culinary cities. The art, furnishings, lighting, mirrors and fixtures are all found pieces of Roanoke's rich arts and architectural history. So relax and let's start making your memories at Alexander's.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Meat
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Small Plates and Wine/Cocktails: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm
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Phone number
(540) 982-6983
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Alexander's caters! You've come to the right place if you are looking for a location for your upcoming dinner, rehearsal dinner, small wedding or cocktail reception. We cater standing receptions for up to 100 guests and seated dinners from as few as 6 and up to 75 guests.
We create menus that represent the culinary tastes and style of our award winning restaurant. This allows you to provide a unique, memorable experience to your guests. We are also happy to customize a menu that reflects your specific tastes or theme for the evening.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Campbell/Salem
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Parking details
On street parking is available as well as several surface lots and parking garages within one block of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley.
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Special events & promotions
We have private rooms to host your special gatherings. Our Vintage Room is ideal for small gatherings while the Gallery Dining Room is suitable for larger parties.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Washington DC
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem in downtown Roanoke. Everything about Alexander's was pure class. The veal and the quail were out of this world. Extensive fine winelist and an awesome champagne cocktail rounded out our meal. Can't wait to travel to Roanoke again just so I can return there.

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New York Area
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in Roanoke. The rack of lamb and filet mignon were outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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Richmond
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't have asked for better service and more delicious food. Everything was just beyond our expectations. Manager knew our dining companions very well from previous visits. We'll be back ... hopefully soon.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant ALWAYS has top rate service an food.

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Richmond
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS fabulous food! Crab cake appetizer was outstanding -- please start serving them on the weekends regularly -- they are incredible!
Service is gracious, educated, timely, and professional.
Alexander's is the best in the Roanoke Valley area!

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Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Roanoke. Best service in Roanoke. What more is there to say.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice time. This was our first experience with this restaurant. The food was good. It is expensive dining...definitely more of special occasion dining. The service was good too however it was a little on the slow side. We would certainly eat here again but for an anniversary or something along those lines.

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Richmond
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander's is the ultimate dining experience.....our favorite restaurant by far!!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Waiter's recommendations were on target

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Greensboro
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is amazing. Seriously amazing. Will definitely go back for the food and service. The only thing lacking is the ambiance. They could spend some energy modernizing the decor. Other than that, great place, will be back.

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ES
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander’s never disappoints . Consistently
delicious, fresh food that is beautifully presented. We compare other area restaurants to Alexander’s but there is no comparison. The atmosphere is elegant and yet comfortable and the staff is excellent. It really is a gem and we’re fortunate to
have it here in Roanoke.

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Richmond
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another marvelous evening at the best place to eat in Roanoke. Attentive service, spectacular cuisine, in the most perfect of settings. A true gem every time we walk through the door.

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BS
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were absolutely outstanding!!! We look forward to going there again.

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Pittsburgh
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Staff is excellent, food fantastic.

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DB
Richmond
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Alexander's hit the mark. The food was wonderful, the service excellent and wine selection is reasonably priced with some nice bottles as well as per glass selections.

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RM
Baltimore
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Passing through Roanoke and found this place. A little Parisian bistro in feel. Excellent staff and service. Food was good although portions were on the small side given the price. Duck breast was a little chewy but I ordered med rare so...Excellent desserts .

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J
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here for special occasions over the years. It is an outstanding restaurant.

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DD
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been in Roanoke for four years and this was "hands down" the best dining experience I've had. My way of expressing my restaurant experiences usually is "I was there once". In this case my response is " I definitely will return".

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Richmond
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere is calm, and relaxed, and the service was attentive but leisurely. We had a wonderful evening.

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JA
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and service. Food was delivered hot and just enough. Service was exceptional and never had to request anything.

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Dallas
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have the best meals and outstanding service at Alexander’s. They do a great job every time.

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OT
Richmond
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and best service in Roanoke!

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JR
Richmond
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for white table cloth restaurant in down town Roanoke. Staff was very attentive but not intrusive. Meal was perfectly prepared and served hot. Great gin and tonic and expansive wine list. Good value for more formal dinning. Food was well presented and very tasty. We will visit again.

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DB
Wilmington
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything you want when you go out to dinner. Great service, excellent food and nice atmosphere

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WM
Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of THE finest restaurants in Virginia

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Charlotte
2.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

After reading so many positive reviews, I was looking forward to eating here. Unfortunately, Alexander's turned out to be quite a disappointment. I ordered the duck breast, which was advertised to come with an Asian style glaze and pickled shiitake mushrooms. The duck was to be prepared to medium temperature but came out so overdone, it resembled pork. The "glaze" was more of a gelatinous sauce. It was served with a side of lumpy mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables covered with oregano. I just don't understand any of this.

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JJ
Washington DC
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out for my wife's birthday. I had read reviews that their steaks were great but we had always had seafood. Both of us agreed that we had the best steak that we had had in years. The service was outstanding!!! When we want a nice meal this is top of our list in Roanoke!

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Western NC
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent and the service was very good! A bit pricey but a very good experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. The prices were as expected. The serving sizes were just right and everything was delicious. I highly recommend the filet marichand de vin. Très magnifique!

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of the best! My husband have eaten at many 5 star restaurants, particularly recently, while traveling to Miami and then back to Pennsylvania. The salad at the beginning of the meal was light and refreshing with just the right amount of dressing. The entrees were exceptional. My husband chose the Lamb Ragu, and I enjoyed the Shrimp Perez. My husband had the banana tart for dessert, and I devoured the poached pear with delight. My husband and I will have to think of a reason to return to Roanoke so we can dine at this restaurant again.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great experience, had a wonderful meal.

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R
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander's never fails. Always superb menu, food, and service. Priced a bit higher than many Roanoke restaurants, but in this case, you get what you pay for!

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San Antonio
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A first class experience in every respect! Great food, great atmosphere, GREAT staff! Highly recommended.

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Richmond
3.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow. Reservation was at 6:30, we arrived on time. We had an extra person (unexpected guest) and they were rude about adding a chair to our table.
The server dropped off dessert menus but didn’t come back to see if anyone wanted anything for 25-30 minutes-the urge for dessert had passed-everyone was ready to leave. Then we had to wait for the check!

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived in Richmond, New York, and Philadelphia and been fortunate enough to have had some excellent meals in these cities over the years. Overall, this gem in Roanoke holds its own with my favorites in each of these towns. But none surpasses its service staff. Friendly, professional, and charming! May Alexander’s keep its kitchen going for many years to come.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander's never fails to please. Excellent service, always. Food creative and delicious.

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DH
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We felt the service could have been much more attentive.

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WA
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. We will definitely return to Alexanders. The food & service was outstanding.

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ER
Washington DC
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very attentive wait staff, who were always available but unobtrusive. We had the lamb ragout and the veal scaloppini. Our waitress was extremely helpful and informative in answering questions about the menu items and the history of the restaurant. It would be useful for the restaurant to indicate pricing information on their on-line sample menu in order to give diners an idea of the price range of offered items.

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