Alexander's - Roanoke

4.9
1146 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 1146 people are saying
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KendahlRenee
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After an absence of more than a year I was able to return to Alexander's with two young friends as thanks for their house sitting for me when I travel.

I love the quiet ambience of this classic restaurant. With comfortable seating and space between tables to enjoy quiet conversation it's a great place to spend a fun evening with friends and family.

The food is always amazing. We enjoyed the deconstructed California roll and crab cakes for appetizers, followed by perfectly seared scallops and an incredibly tender filet.

Drinks are well made and the classic desserts close out the evening.

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JennaP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall our first experience at Alexander’s was good. However, the appetizer selection was not very big and the one we ordered was nothing special. The wine selection was great and the main entree was delicious. I wish the salad had a little more to it. It was decent but not super flavorful and not what we expected for a restaurant of that caliber. We would go back again though!

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ThomasH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Waiter was very helpful with meal selections and service was very good.

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JudeS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice date night spot. Overall good food; great service. Entrees were excellent, drinks were good, appetizers and desserts were decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Knowledgeable attentive staff made our experience. This is our new “go to” place for fine dining.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service. No one in Roanoke does it better!

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JacquesA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent in every way. Delicious Oyster bisque, perfectly seared filet mignon, all of us immensely pleased.

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GuntherHoyt
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander's is Roanoke's number one restaurant. Enough said.

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WilliamA
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience, food is great ‼️

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vipNoahR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We where really impressed by both the food and service at Alexander’s

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CDavid
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to celebrate our anniversary, my filet was perfect, my wife had shrimp that was very good. Try the pomegranate martini, it was excellent.

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suzannef
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still fabulous and delicious with impeccable service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Our favorite restaurant in Roanoke.

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AmberM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service top notch. We felt so special and cared for.

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DavidN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our favorite restaurant! We recommend often and visit every chance that we get. The food is incredible and the staff is just amazing.

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FineDining
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time to Alexander's. Our table was near the service station despite being the first patrons of the night, and given we made the reservation weeks before. The cocktails were excellent. Highly recommend the crab cake (though it was small and pricey). Shrimp with duck tallow potatoes was greasy and tasteless. Pecan crusted chicken was outstanding; I'd order this again. The lamb porterhouse was delicious but the serving was quite small, especially given the price ($43). Dessert (almond cake) was adequate - a little dry. Overall, it was definitely one of the better restaurants in the area. We'll try it again!

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JOHNH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no finer restaurant in the Roanoke area than Alexander’s. I’ve been dining there for nearly 20 years and everything is and has always been consistently perfect.

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SusanW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always! We even got the table we had requested. The prices are a bit on the expensive side but when everything is so good it really is worth the money. The pecan chicken was perfect and the sautéed shrimp delicious. We always choose Alexander’s when we want a special evening.

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Carlis
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, I’ll go again

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Jimw
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. 15 years ago we held our reception at Alexander's. It has been consistently wonderful all these years.

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CharlesW
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal! Introduced three new folks to the best restaurant in Roanoke. Can hardly wait to go back.

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander’s is our favorite place to celebrate with family and friends. We have never been disappointed with every aspect of our experience there.

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viploraz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Outstanding service.
Highly recommended.

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JasonG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
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 on November 23, 2021
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
51 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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vipStarcity4food
Richmond
74 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
49 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
5 reviews
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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Alexander's - Roanoke is rated 4.9 stars by 1146 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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