Alexander's - Roanoke

4.8
805 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander's never dissapoints. Started with the wonderful crabcake. I had the mixed grill for my entree scallops shrimp chicken and delicious vegetables in a great sauce. My wife had the filet which was cooked perfectly. We throughly enjoyed our meals and the visit overall. Service is superb!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner very much. She had duck and I had veal. From the warm welcome to a hearty goodbye, we were well taken care of by our server, a second server and the hostess.

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SC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the valley. Even better service. The staff at Alexander's is amazing, and the dining experience is worth every penny.

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k
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Roanoke!!

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PI
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the relaxed feel of the restaurant - didn't feel rushed. Service was top notch - food was fresh and prepared nicely. The fillet was seared and grilled perfectly. Scallops were tasty and not overdone. Vegetables were flavored nicely. Will be returning

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dining experience at Alexander’s. Always consistently good. My favorite in Roanoke.

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed everything but the portion sizes. Just not for the money. Otherwise, everything was great.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexanders outstanding food and service is consistent whether we dine on a Tuesday or Saturday, whether there are 2 or 10 at our table. The choices are outstanding and our guests are always impressed.

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1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best food in Roanoke- consistently excellent! Get a steak! It will not disappoint!

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ME
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant experience, great food. Well worth the visit.

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GB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 28th Anniversary here and it was our first time. We were beyond pleased with everything. The staff, service, food and the restaurant itself far exceeded our expectations. This is a must visit if you have never been here. We will most certainly return.

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RK
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexanders continues to be a top flight experience!!!

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DP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed myself!! I was greeted by friendly staff who took my coat and led me to my table-that was only the beginning. I was vascillating between two different dishes, but my server sealed the deal for me by recommending the scallops. He was 100% spot on! The scallops were done to a turn and delicious as was the Chardonnay I had with them. The service was attentive but also left me alone to enjoy my meal. The atmosphere of the restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner or celebrating a special occasion. The jazz playing in the background was the icing on the cake. I can’t recommend this place highly enough and I will be back!

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In terms of service and food preparation, there is no one better or more consistent in Roanoke. They know what they are doing and execute it extremely well. My wife and I always leave there happier than when we came in.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dining experience at Alexander’s was perfect! The food was delicious and the service was excellent! It was definitely fine dining at it’s best! Our waitress was excellent and knew everything about the menu! Can’t wait for another special occasion so we can go back!

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MM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How was Alexander’s, you ask? Great! . . . Always great!

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KV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

BBQ shrimp were mostly butter. Good but not New Orleans. Salad was fresh and tasty. Shrimp with white truffle cream were chewy and cream sauce was broken. Filet was perfectly cooked and sauce was well prepared. Slow on drink service unless you were drinking water.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all wonderful. The meals were perfect and the service was excellent.

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WA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander's Continues to be our favorite restaurant in all of Roanoke. ....the food is splendid and the wait staff are the best !!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated us with the most respect and helped make our evening great. Couldn’t recommend more.

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SV
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We tried Alexander’s for the second time after a 4 year break. We love going out to eat in Roanoke but we’re getting tired of our regular places and since the ratings were so high we wanted to try again. The waitstaff was friendly but we waited about 10 min to place our wine order, then another 10 or so for our food. We didn’t really like the sounds of any of the apps but we’re starving so ordered the BBQ Shrimp... not entirely sure if the BBQ referred to the cooking method or flavoring. We were met with a good number of over cooked shrimp COVERED in pepper in a delicious butter sauce.... which we enjoyed most of all with our bread. We did enjoy our main course (Ragu and Veal) but it wasn’t anything above and beyond. We probably won’t be giving Alexander’s another shot unless we are invited to a group function...

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and seating was great- food was merely good.

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DS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family's favorite restaurant in Roanoke. Friendly people and great food.

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JJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

February 6,2019. Anniversary dinner. It was a wonderful meal. It is our favorite special dinner location in Roanoke.

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

This may be the best unknown restaurant in which I have ever dined! I chose my three favorite restaurants on a southern trip and this one is superior in terms of food! I wish it weren’t so stuffy- I don’t know- louder, upbeat music, decor makeover? But honestly...one of the best restaurants in the US!

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MB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Very romantic place to eat. For special occasions

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Roanoke! The food is always amazing and so is the wait staff.

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Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly was absolutely a delight as always. A true gem that makes Alexander’s a wonderful restaurant to enjoy. Dinner was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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CL
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Restaurant Week menu was spectacular. Impeccable service and outstanding food. The slight influence of Asian ingredients was handled extremely well. It is obvious to us we don't dine here often enough.

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PP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a fabulous dining experience.....our favorite Roanoke restaurant!

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, upscale dinning. Great addition to any night out on the town.

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c
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is only one Alexander’s! Superb service, atmosphere and food! Always a memorable experience and always look forward to a return visit.

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Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Service was exceptional and the food was delicious

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Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander's is always a treat and this visit was no exception. We selected the Restaurant Week Menu and started with the Roasted Cauliflower Bisque - it was velvety smooth with a nice kick from the hot sauce and small bites of pickled cauliflower. For main course we both chose the Wild Mushroom and Veal Bolognese Lasagna. It was REALLY delicious! Being a serious mushroom fan, it suited me very well and was the perfect comfort food for a cold night. Our deserts were the Asian Creme Brûlée (great texture and flavor) and Profiterole with Double Chocolate Caramel Sauce (serious chocolate). Both were excellent and rounded out a delightful meal. Alexander's staff members are all wonderful - friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and just plain nice! By far our favorite Roanoke restaurant.

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Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Alexanders deserves be added to anyone's go to place. Consistent good service and food. A must have a reservation place

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Everything was delicious! High quality food cooked to perfection.

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T
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and equally as excellent service. Will be back again without question!

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MR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was good. Steak was cooked perfectly but service was slow and uninspired. Much older crowd. Reminded me of an upscale “famous Anthony’s”. Doubt I will be back anytime soon. Much better meals for a better price in Roanoke

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G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Always very good and usually great. Went for restaurant week but could not resist ordering from the menu.

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food ok, not great.

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