As always, Alexander's hit the mark. The food was wonderful, the service excellent and wine selection is reasonably priced with some nice bottles as well as per glass selections.
Passing through Roanoke and found this place. A little Parisian bistro in feel. Excellent staff and service. Food was good although portions were on the small side given the price. Duck breast was a little chewy but I ordered med rare so...Excellent desserts .
We have eaten here for special occasions over the years. It is an outstanding restaurant.
I've been in Roanoke for four years and this was "hands down" the best dining experience I've had. My way of expressing my restaurant experiences usually is "I was there once". In this case my response is " I definitely will return".
The food was delicious, the atmosphere is calm, and relaxed, and the service was attentive but leisurely. We had a wonderful evening.
Great steak and service. Food was delivered hot and just enough. Service was exceptional and never had to request anything.
We always have the best meals and outstanding service at Alexander’s. They do a great job every time.
Great menu and best service in Roanoke!
Excellent choice for white table cloth restaurant in down town Roanoke. Staff was very attentive but not intrusive. Meal was perfectly prepared and served hot. Great gin and tonic and expansive wine list. Good value for more formal dinning. Food was well presented and very tasty. We will visit again.
Everything you want when you go out to dinner. Great service, excellent food and nice atmosphere
Simply one of THE finest restaurants in Virginia
After reading so many positive reviews, I was looking forward to eating here. Unfortunately, Alexander's turned out to be quite a disappointment. I ordered the duck breast, which was advertised to come with an Asian style glaze and pickled shiitake mushrooms. The duck was to be prepared to medium temperature but came out so overdone, it resembled pork. The "glaze" was more of a gelatinous sauce. It was served with a side of lumpy mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables covered with oregano. I just don't understand any of this.
We went out for my wife's birthday. I had read reviews that their steaks were great but we had always had seafood. Both of us agreed that we had the best steak that we had had in years. The service was outstanding!!! When we want a nice meal this is top of our list in Roanoke!
The food was excellent and the service was very good! A bit pricey but a very good experience.
Superb. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. The prices were as expected. The serving sizes were just right and everything was delicious. I highly recommend the filet marichand de vin. Très magnifique!
This restaurant is one of the best! My husband have eaten at many 5 star restaurants, particularly recently, while traveling to Miami and then back to Pennsylvania. The salad at the beginning of the meal was light and refreshing with just the right amount of dressing. The entrees were exceptional. My husband chose the Lamb Ragu, and I enjoyed the Shrimp Perez. My husband had the banana tart for dessert, and I devoured the poached pear with delight. My husband and I will have to think of a reason to return to Roanoke so we can dine at this restaurant again.
Great food, great experience, had a wonderful meal.
Alexander's never fails. Always superb menu, food, and service. Priced a bit higher than many Roanoke restaurants, but in this case, you get what you pay for!
A first class experience in every respect! Great food, great atmosphere, GREAT staff! Highly recommended.
Service was very slow. Reservation was at 6:30, we arrived on time. We had an extra person (unexpected guest) and they were rude about adding a chair to our table.
The server dropped off dessert menus but didn’t come back to see if anyone wanted anything for 25-30 minutes-the urge for dessert had passed-everyone was ready to leave. Then we had to wait for the check!
I have lived in Richmond, New York, and Philadelphia and been fortunate enough to have had some excellent meals in these cities over the years. Overall, this gem in Roanoke holds its own with my favorites in each of these towns. But none surpasses its service staff. Friendly, professional, and charming! May Alexander’s keep its kitchen going for many years to come.
Alexander's never fails to please. Excellent service, always. Food creative and delicious.
We felt the service could have been much more attentive.
Wonderful experience. We will definitely return to Alexanders. The food & service was outstanding.
Excellent food and very attentive wait staff, who were always available but unobtrusive. We had the lamb ragout and the veal scaloppini. Our waitress was extremely helpful and informative in answering questions about the menu items and the history of the restaurant. It would be useful for the restaurant to indicate pricing information on their on-line sample menu in order to give diners an idea of the price range of offered items.
Another Fabulous Birthday Dinner - we enjoyed the appetizer special of latkes with smoked salmon - delicious. The halibut entre special was exceptional. Beautiful white fish perfectly cooked. You can never go wrong with their specials. Service - as always - was perfect. It's like being served by really good friends who take great care of you. Our all time favorite Roanoke restaurant.
On Thursday, April 19 we chose alexanders for dinner because our son was visiting from Denver CO. We've mentioned to him in the past how fond we are of this exceptional restaurant and he insisted he wanted to try it for himself. Needless to say he was very impressed, the food, the wine and above all the service which was professional, unintrusive and knowledgeable.
Needless to say, we will return.
We come back year after year. Why? 'cause the food's good. Really good. It oozes neighborhood charm. Small, quiet, intimate environment. Well done cocktails. But among all else the most notable feature of Alexander's is the staff. There's no place you can go where you'll be treated better. If quality is what you seek, go to Alexander's. You won't be disappointed.
We went to dinner for my fiancé's birthday. I had never been before but heard good reviews. Without a doubt some of the best food I've had since moving to the NRV area over a year ago. Food was amazing, and cocktails were fantastic. I would definitely recommend Alexander's to anyone!
Excellent food, great staff very nice atmosphere. We lingered a bit with coffee and port, never any feeling of being rushed...
This is the second time we’ve been to Alexander’s and it was again fantastic. Everyone greets you like you’re friends, the atmosphere is unlike anything else in Roanoke. We highly suggest the deconstructed California roll. I never thought I would like it.... I love it! The filet was perfect and my husband loved the mixed grill.
Great place! Can’t wait to return.
What a wonderful experience - from the service to the food, we were impressed. Our steak was melt-in-our-mouths tasty, the best we have had in a long time! Thanks, too, for the recommendation on dessert for the "adult" sundae - a great way to end our meal!
One of the best steaks I've had in year's at a restaurant...usually only eat them at home because I'm particular, the best chicken, ever, pecan crusted. Sat at our table for at least 2 hours with an attentive waiter. It was great!
We had another great meal at Alexander's. This restaurant is our favorite in Roanoke. They have an excellent mixologist. Their service is top notch, and everyone is so friendly. You will spot many regular customers here and can always count on seasonal specials. Tonight we had a shrimp/ cheese souffle appetizer and crab asparagus bisque that were absolutely wonderful. You can't go wrong with any of their appetizers, entrees or desserts.
Alexander’s never disappoints. Always fabulous food and service.
Alexander's is our favorite Roanoke restaurant. They've been doing "farm to table" before it was trendy. It is upscale without being stuffy, and the service is always wonderful. We were there to celebrate our 36th anniversary and felt well taken-care-of. The food was scrumptious as usual. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Great food, service and ambiance but very pricey for what you get.
First visit and definitely not the last. Staff was very attentive and accommodating. Steak cook to perfection and the Lamb Ragu left me speechless (which doesn't happen often).
Needs a drink menu. They do have a full bar but have problems making custom drinks. BBQ shrimp are very tasty. Potato bisque did not contain shell fish even though being named a bisque. Shrimp Etouffee over grits is toned down for VA tastes. Salad is very good and fresh. Waitstaff are very attentive. Nice gem in Roanoke.
We had a wonderful 1st time. We were treated very well by the staff, the ambiance is contemporary and has a good, warm feel to it, and the food was delicious!