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Alexander's - Roanoke

4.9
4.9
1261 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 982-6983

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    We have a team of chefs

  • 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.<br>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.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a totally private dining room and bar available for small to large dinners and events. This space is accessed by a separate entrance, has four walls and a door so that it is perfect for private presentations and dinner meetings without outside interference. Alexander"s is one of the premiere catering operations in the Roanoke/SW Virginia region, offering full service for cocktail parties, private dinners, receptions and similar events in our private Gallery Dining Room. We are also a very popular choice for guests and groups staying at Hotel Roanoke who seek an off-site location for receptions and dinners for business functions, reunions and wedding rehearsal dinners. We can provide auditorium style seating for meetings and seminars. In addition, Alexander's is the go-to place for top quality carry-out cuisine for office and home entertaining.

  • Private party contact

    Boni Webb: (540) 982-6983

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Cross street

    Campbell/Salem

  • Parking details

    On street parking is available as well as several surface lots and parking garages within one block of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RichardR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I understand that food prep is basic chemistry, however, there are angels among us who work magic in the back room and they reside here. Couple that with an attentive, but not obtrusive front staff and you have a truly remarkable evening here in our fair city. This may well be the finest of several fine restaurants in this area. The menu is small enough to not be confusing, but broad enough to delight any palate.
  2. Starcity4food

    Richmond

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful date night at Alexander's. Food, service and ambiance are first rate.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Roanoke for special occasions! We have been going to Alexander’s for over 30 years. Awesome Always!
  4. ElizabethN

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Travelled all over the U.S. and this has been my favorite restaurant, no question about it. I highly recommend Alexander’s, not just for the superb food made out of the highest quality and freshest ingredients, but also for the caring and welcoming staff.
  5. donnam

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, food and service are superb. We’ve eaten there many times thru the years, and never have had a disappointing meal. They continue to uphold the highest standards of food and service. Donna
  6. TS12

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and amazing service. Will definitely visit again.
  7. TJSROA

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a very elegant meal with a lovely ambiance. Service is attentive but not rushed.
  8. krbf

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in Roanoke and best in the state of Virginia!
  9. JOES

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were "Fine Dining". We enjoyed the entire experience and will make sure to dine at Alexander's on our next visit to Roanoke.
  10. Pedro

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service !!! Great choices in the menu, server did explain very well the different options. Food was Superb!!! Highly recommend
  11. Goldy

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and super service. Plate portions were rather small.
  12. Emrdh12

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire meal and experience was phenomenal. Hands down the best restaurant in Roanoke.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and wait staff were wonderful.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great service ! Love this place everytime..
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a VT graduation dinner. Excellent food and service.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best meal we’ve had in years. Wonderful experience from the moment we walked in the door. Lovely and professional staff and the food was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
  17. LauraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and superb again. Food , service, atmosphere—all top notch. Yes it’s pricey but absolutely worth it. I worked for 35+ years in Manhattan and the food and presentation and service are equal to NYC’s restaurants. Definitely special occasion worthy. We will certainly be back again.
  18. KevinM

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding…As always! My wife and I have been eating at Alexander’s for 26 years. The consistency is hard to believe. It’s our go-to!
  19. stevenf

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent, attentive service. our server knew the menu and wine list. all four of our party thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
  20. JeffW

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience for our Anniversary. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend Alexander’s to friends and family. As always the experience was amazing
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a total great experience—staff, food, atmosphere.
  22. Gary

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Would not hesitate to return.
  23. LisaL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner at the window table with family in from out of town. Loved it all, as always!!! From cocktails and wine right through to amazing desserts- impeccable service and the best atmosphere for enjoying a terrific meal and conversation together.
  24. FrancesR

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been to Alexander's for a few years - and now I regret letting so much time lapse between visits! The food was delicious (we had scallops, rabbit, and shrimp and grits), and the service was very good. Dessert (bread pudding and strawberry vanilla cake) was delish too! We'll be back!
  25. Marjam

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, pretty room, great background music
  26. LoisW

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a wonderful meal at Alexander’s!
  27. DavidS

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent experience! The oyster mushroom appetizer is a new and very interesting addition.
  28. Judy

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to Alexander's is like dining at the home of old friends who happen to be superb chefs and hosts. I would give more than 5 stars to each category if only I could. I do wish we lived closer; it is an anticipated event when we are able to go.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Passing through Roanoke in search of a quality dining experience and Alexander’s was a very good option. Easy to find/park in the downtown area. This is an old school fine dining restaurant. Quiet and sophisticated in a traditional manner, the food is the attraction. Everything we ate was exceptional. Service was wonderful. Only drawback….dining room was only sparsely occupied.
  30. KandL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner - the halibut was melt-in-your mouth good and my wife's shrimp was excellent as well.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out for a birthday dinner! Everything was amazing! Service was excellent and couldn’t ask for more! We will definitely go back!!
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pacing And superb food. Beautiful setting. I like that is no bar. It enhances the dining experience. Easy to converse this way.
  33. LindaS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Alexander’s! This our place for special occasions. Last night we especially enjoyed our waiter, Tim.
  34. Barbara

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I are always amazed about the wonderful experience at Alexander’s. The food is exceptionally delicious, the service outstanding and the Ambiente very European. We just love it! Well done, thanks.
  35. MikeyH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All aspects of the evening were excellent. Food was beautifully platted, hot, and delicious. Server was very knowledgeable of the menu and all dining room staff worked well together seamlessly. Room was quiet enough to talk
  36. RogerH

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, portions on small side - just two scallops, excellent crab cake. A few more scrimp would of been nice. Dessert was good.
  37. williama

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining at Alexander's. Food and service has always been exceptional.
  38. luv2dine

    Richmond

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to everyone at Alexander’s for another enjoyable dining experience. The service is exemplary. The menu selections were very good. We had French Onion soup with a broth so rich it left you wishing you had more. The Deconstucted crab egg roll appetizer was fabulous. Our entrees for the evening were the Pecan Encrusted Chicken and the Roasted Duck. Both were excellent. The cocktails were very good also. Overall this is a restaurant that needs to be on your list.
  39. Hokiewino

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Alexander’s does not disappoint. Terrific food and impeccable service.
  40. SusieQ

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both great. I loved the Tuscan Lamb Ragu, and my daughter loved the Rabbit Ragu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Alexander's - Roanoke does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 1261 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Alexander's - Roanoke

105 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Campbell/Salem

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    On street parking is available as well as several surface lots and parking garages within one block of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    We have a team of chefs

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 982-6983

  • 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.<br>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.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a totally private dining room and bar available for small to large dinners and events. This space is accessed by a separate entrance, has four walls and a door so that it is perfect for private presentations and dinner meetings without outside interference. Alexander"s is one of the premiere catering operations in the Roanoke/SW Virginia region, offering full service for cocktail parties, private dinners, receptions and similar events in our private Gallery Dining Room. We are also a very popular choice for guests and groups staying at Hotel Roanoke who seek an off-site location for receptions and dinners for business functions, reunions and wedding rehearsal dinners. We can provide auditorium style seating for meetings and seminars. In addition, Alexander's is the go-to place for top quality carry-out cuisine for office and home entertaining.

  • Private party contact

    Boni Webb: (540) 982-6983

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