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About Alexander's - Roanoke

A destination for food and wine lovers located a stone's throw from the historic Farmer's Market, Hotel Roanoke and the Taubman Museum, Alexander's offers relaxed, sophisticated dining at its best. Cooking with superb ingredients,fish, seafood, prime-quality Virginia aged meats and locally sourced organic produce, our cuisine showcases years of collaboration among the most talented chefs of our region. Enter a refurbished 19th-century storefront, low lit with big square windows that open to the bustle of Roanoke's downtown; a little of old New York, New Orleans,a favorite European haunt? Inside you'll find a mix of vintage and modern accents, burnished tin ceilings,well-spaced tables and a wall-long, scarlet banquette. Order a cocktail or a select glass of wine and enter the serene vibe of the Alexander's experience. A destination for couples and business diners, Alexander's cuisine will delight you with an interplay of flavors that keeps you expectant and interested.

105 South Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Campbell/Salem

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 982-6983

Website:
http://www.alexandersva.com/

Catering:
Award winning cuisine and service and 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.

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, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Set up and catering available for special events.

Alexander's - Roanoke Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

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4.8

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4.6

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4.3

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (28)
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Quiet Conversation (20)
Business Meals (18)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Authentic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Healthy (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good..!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for restaurant week, loved the meal and experience!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Go to place for consistent service, good food and ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 9, 2018

This restaurant is a real gem. We had not been there for a while and need to go back more often. Great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went here to have a nice new year's eve dinner celebration. It was the perfect spot, loved the staff and ambience of the restaurant. I recommend the rack of lamb and mushroom soup is it is on the menu.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was my first time at Alexandra in over 10 years. We decided to try it for our 32nd anniversary with our two adult children. The service was not great. My son asked for a wine/drink menu and was told they didn’t have one. We were not told about the bottle of wines nor any speciality drinks. So we ordered individual drinks. I ordered my favorite lemon drop martini. I was so disappointed. It didn’t taste like it had any lemon in my martini and had to ask for lemon slices. That helped a little. We didn’t get a menu until 15 minutes after we got our drinks only to find out that they did have a speciality drink on the menu. We also saw the same server opening a bottle of wine at the next table. We were not even offered the option.
Finally a menu ! We didn’t received our basket of bread for another 10 minutes. Our waitress had her hands full with other customers but not us. You would have thought that the place was packed because of the poor service but it was only half filled ifbthat much.
Finally we ordered and I asked about several dishes. I decided to go with a shrimp dish because she told me the shrimp was saute’. It didn’t seemed sauté but steamed. The dish was ok but not memorable. My sons and husband’s meals were tasty. My husband said his pork chops were great and my sons ate all of their steak entre’.
We didn’t order any dessert because the service was so slow and we were ready to go. Not one of our best experience on our 32nd anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As usual dinner at Alexanders was lovely. My husband and I both had the crab bisque and the corvina special enter. Both were delicious. The restaurant was busy but the service is always very attentive , personal and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A wonderful evening. Thank you to all the staff for making a birthday celebration so special.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything except parking is fantastic. We happened to pick the last evening of a crazy holiday event and parking was a nightmare. The food, service, and overall experience at Alexander's was excellent however.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We heard from friends Alexander’s was a restaurant we would enjoy. We were not disappointed!
We were there early to eat before the ballet. Our waitperson, Kelly, was very attentive as well as sensitive to our time constraints.
Our meals were perfectly cooked and served hot. I had the corvina, my husband had the mixed grill. The portions were just right. It’s a pleasure to not be ‘over served.’ We were both were well pleased.
Our only regret that we didn’t have time for dessert. But next time -because there will be a next time!

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We choose this restaurant based on ratings/comments from others found online. This was a first time experience for all of us.
A party of 6 dined together for a business holiday gathering. The service was polite, friendly, timely and helpful. Making a selection was difficult due to the menu options available. All who attended commented that their food was delicious (all 4 courses). The overall experience was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend.
Thanks for the experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were passing through Roanoke for the first time . Searched out a Zagat rated restaurant and stumbled upon Alexander’s. What a marvelous find. From the moment we arrived we were given a glorious table that was preset and waiting. We were treated like royalty. We were served delectable drinks, and the most amazing fresh food impeccably prepared to our dietary requests. The restaurant is beautiful , the service impeccable, and the pricing reasonable for what we were served!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My favorite restaurant. Would go at least once a week if we lived closer. Service is impeccable; food is perfectly prepared and presented, and we are always welcomed warmly and made to feel special each time we arrive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful people and food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food. A little pricey but worth every penny.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Was a very good experience. The mood was very nice and the staff was very friendly. Food was very tasty. Will be going back to this restaurant again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

For a special occasion we always choose Alexander's. The service is outstanding. We have our favorites on the menu. But have never been disappointed when we tried a special. The portion size is just right, so that we can enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert. Dessert always with coffee, because theirs is fantastic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I wish I could dine here 3-4 nites a week! The food is excellent and always properly prepared. There is never s service issue as beyond your assigned waiter all other waiters assist.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Attended for a special birthday celebration with my adult daughter prior to attending an event at the nearby Berglund Center. The drinks were excellent. The menu provided a good range of food items, wonderfully prepared, and beautifully presented. Service was very good; attentive withour being intrusive. Bjorn attended to our every need, even stopping to take pictures for us in front of one of their floral displays. He was very accomodating and fun to talk with, and was careful to take photos from several angles and had us review them before we sat down to be sure they were to our liking. The decor is comforting and homey while not being pretentious, with comfortable seating and tables large enough for drinks, appetizers, and dinner plates without being crowded.

At my request (submitted on the Open Table reservation page) they provided an appropriate birthday dessert for my daughter. Bjorn called me a short time before our reservation to discuss the available dessert options that night so that everything was set up ahead of time and my daughter was completely surprised when the dessert arrived as we had no need to discuss it while she was there.

The mildy deconstructed shrimp etouffee was outstanding and a very satisfying portion offered on a chilly, misty night. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection and were buttery tender. We left nothing but bare bones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I hadn't been to Alexander's for at least 10 years. I was happy to see the delicious small salad and crispy French baguette which come with the meal, as well as, the delicious "glace au chocolat" which was my favorite dessert.

I had the lamb rack which was delicious and my friend enjoyed the scallops.

I highly recommend this restaurant for an special evening out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food, service, and ambience were as always: very good! The only thing I have never cared for at Alexander's is the delay between the seating process and the server's introduction/taking of beverage orders. That has been the restaurant's modus operandus for years, and I've just never liked it. The customer feels ignored. And the delay is usually considerable: more than 10 minutes or so...
Otherwise, top spot with great food and lots of locals to enjoy on a night out. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went to celebrate our adult daughter’s birthday. The meal was simply outstanding. The crawfish bisque and veal scallopini are as good as I have had anywhere. Service was first rate. Highest recommendation!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

A fabulous resturant with great service and delicious food. If you have never been, it is a must!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic service. The deconstructed California Roll and BBQ shrimp appetizer were fantastic. My girlfriend had the Veal Scallopine and I had the Center Cut Pork Chop and both were delicious. We had the bread pudding for desert. An amazing dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The locally sourced foods were excellent. Very fresh salads and soups from local farms. Business casual dress is all that is required, but the place has a more formal feel. Something for everyone type of menu, even vegans.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food and the service was incredible. My wife and I were very pleased that we chose to go to Alexander's for our anniversary. The restaurant itself is very clean and well maintained, but the style is dated. Getting rid of the carpet would do wonders.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Were visiting Roanoke and saw the ratings on Open Table and decided to go. Glad we did. They were very accommodating. We needed to move back our reservation and they were flexible. We had outstanding service. The staff was very friendly and helpful in selecting our meals. The atmosphere was great for a quiet dinner. The food was outstanding. Be sure to save room for dessert. We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was excellent, food was very good, and dessert was unbelievable.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent food service ambiance recommend without equivacation

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Spicy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was the most expensive meal I've ever eaten, but it was also the most delicious - so totally worth it since we were celebrating a special occasion. Bjorn was a fabulous waiter, & the entire staff made us feel pampered & important. Fancy experience that we would love to enjoy again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Took my daughter from college here - she said "it was the best meal I've ever had!" Great food, wine and dessert! Although not cheap, we will definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

THE SERVICE WAS IMPECCABLE! OUR WAIT STAFF WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND THERE FOR EVERY POSSIBLE NEED. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD; MY STEAK WAS NOT AS TENDER AS I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED, BUT OTHERS IN OUR PARTY RAVED BOUT THEIR MEALS. A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was amazing. The waitstaff were great and the atmosphere perfect for a private romantic dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Alexander’s is a top notch restaurant. We are ALWAYS pleased when we go

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food matched by great and attentive service. Very nice menu with good variety.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We love celebrating our anniversary here every year - this year it was more lively, difficult to hear but the service and attention to our needs was superb.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 15, 2017

What can you say about a place that has provided outstanding food in a great environment with impeccable service and has been doing so absolutely consistently for decades? It has been, is, and will remain one of our favorite places!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Our 38th anniversary and once again we chose Alexanders. We have had 25 anniversary dinners there. Is that a good recommendation or what?
Simply put, Alexander's is exquisite. It is superb, it is the best. Food, atmosphere, service, are all exceptional. It is always a memorable time spent at Alexander's.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I was not very impressed with the menu offerings or pricing. Our server, Bjorn, was wonderful, and the Chilean Chardonnay he recommended was amazing (and I don't typically like Chardonnay), but my husband left hungry, even with an appetizer, steak dinner, and dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We live in Jupiter Fla and on our way to family we always stop in Roanoke for dinner. Alexanders is our most favorite go to restaurant in the area. So much so we stop there EVERY time.
We ordered the mixed grill of Chicken, scallops and shrimp
Which was Devine especially paired with their complimentary salad for each entree' ordered. My husband had their special for the night fresh caught cobia with a mushroom ragout and delicious seasonal vegetables always seasoned perfectly. Their signature desert glace' with pralines and their homemade chocolate sauce is outstanding. The drinks are good "pours" and service is distinguishable and we enjoy "Rachel" our server each time when in town. The ambiance is quiet chic casual and would make anyone feel comfortable dining there. Alexander's is a true find and you will not be disappointed. Making a mistake if you don't choose this restaurant.

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