Alexander's - Roanoke

4.8
732 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.
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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RH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are Brits driving the Blue Ridge Mountains parkway and wanted to celebrate a special occasion. Alexander’s was perfect - great food, wine and service!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best fine dining, farm to table restaurant in Roanoke.

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L
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and well presented. We shared the BBQ Shrimp appetizer. I ordered the Scallops with Thai Brown Butter Sauce. Staff was beyond excellent! Alexander’s is one of our Roanoke faves.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had requested a quiet table for our anniversary dinner. We had the best table in a private alcove to enjoy the amazing food, drinks, and exceptional service. We used to go to Stephen's when they were open but this is hands down our new favorite restaurant in Roanoke. I cannot say enough good things in one review.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Will definitely come back on our next visit to Roanoke.

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LW
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stumbled upon Alexander's and I am so glad that we did! The food was impeccable and the wine list was fantastic! This is a true gem in the hubbub of Market square for a lovely quiet dinner.

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New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST. Great food,great service and perfect atmosphere.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent!

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Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, meal and service. Knowledgeable and friendly staff, on top of great food and bar program made for a memorable "first-timers" meal. We will definitely be back.

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BC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter took me there for my birthday and the food was wonderful. It was nice to spend the evening with some wonderful food and my daughter. I would definitely recommend this gem. The desserts were amazing as well.

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GO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly top notch service, exceptional cocktails and great food and ambiance made it a truly memorable dinner.

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Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to visit and the perfect way to celebrate our wedding anniversary with son and daughter-in-law. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel like family. And, of course, the food is exceptional. Two of us enjoyed the Salmon/Scallop/Shrimp dish and we were extremely happy with our choice. One Lamb Ragu was a big hit and the Pork Chop got rave reviews.

For any special occasion - or for no occasion at all - it's our absolute favorite restaurant in Roanoke.

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific,quiet, high end restaurant for romance or business. Food and service are 5-star!

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JL
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been frequenting Alexander’s for at least 20-plus years.
Always wonderful.
Food and service near perfect.
We love this restaurant and are lucky that a spot of this caliber (best in the region) is here in our small town.

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b
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is real gem. Great food and great service in a relaxed and quiet atmosphere.

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JH
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for decades. I travel extensively in US and other countries and have occasion to dine at many fine restaurants. This remains a favorite of both my wife and me when we are anywhere near Roanoke. Owners are on site and our favorite server Bijorn was still there (trust his recommendations). This is a real jewel for Roanoke and we can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine, food and service. Our new favorite place in Roanoke. Great atmosphere.

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JW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant! No matter how infrequently we visit, we are always treated as old friends. What fine restaurant dining should be--outstanding service, ambiance, and food. Well worth our 75 minute drive!

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WP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant dining experience on a very special occasion.

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S
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander's is our all-time favorite restaurant in Roanoke. The staff is amazing- they've become friends. the food is always excellent. It is where our grown children ( who now live very far away) always wanr to come when they are home.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere-
We love Alexander’s !

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Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we had a fabulous meal at Alexander’s. Love that they have seasonal specials. You must make this restaurant a priority to try in Roanoke!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted by the nicest woman. Our waiter and the rest of the staff were fantastic. We sat at an intimate table by the window and was impressed by each course of food. This restaurant is a diamond in the rough. Truly one of the best meals we’ve had in years and we live in a self-proclaimed “foodie” town. Worth every penny!

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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Alexander’s!

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Birmingham
29 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Probably one of the best dining experiences ever!!

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m
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always very good, but never changing. It would nice to a few different appetizers of a more eclectic nature.

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BK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service, great value. Best in Roanoke.

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KT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at Alexanders. The service was great and the food was wonderful

Very nice intimate feeling - Highly recommend

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NA
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
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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Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander’s continues to be one of our absolute favorites in Roanoke. The service is some of the highest quality around, and the food is impeccable. They are consistently excellent.

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
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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RR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
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
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant ALWAYS has top rate service an food.

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Richmond
83 reviews
Dined 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
6 reviews
Dined 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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MB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food & great service! Quaint, locally owned restaurant makes you feel like a VIP & serves some of the best food I have ever eaten.

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1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined 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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