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  1. Distance: 0.41mi
  2. Distance: 0.86mi
  3. Distance: 1.46mi
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About Alexandra's at Turf Valley

Open to the public, Alexandra's Restaurant is located in the heart of The Hotel at Turf Valley, in a beautiful setting overlooking the impeccably manicured golf greens. Alexandra's talented Executive Chef Chris Vocci invites you to delight in mouthwatering menu selections featuring inspired reinventions of classic regional specialties, as well as a variety of traditional favorites.

2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-3:00pm Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Rt.40 & Turf Valley Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 480-2400

Website:
http://www.alexandrasrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Chris Vocci

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Need a venue for your next special event? Come to Alexandra's Restaurant where we have several spaces to choose from! Let us do the work while you enjoy the view, food, and your guests!

Alexandra's at Turf Valley Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (10)
Scenic View (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Good for Groups (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Casual (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Live Music (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I thought the service was a bit slow, and the waiter's demeanor was mix of genuine interest, and I'd rather not be bothered. The Cesar salad lettuce was more like a regular salad than what I am accustomed to. My main dish, blackened chicken, was very good. My girlfriend's pot pie lacked flavor and was way too soupy. The bread pudding was more like a cake, and could have been sweeter. My girlfriend enjoyed the mint chocolate brownie. As we stood to leave, I told her 'd like to come back and try other things. She seemed less enthusiastic. As far as a romantic restaurant, I'd say very good. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a lovely time as usual! It was a Mardi Gras themed brunch buffet; my first time at this event. Everything was delicious!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I had the crabcakes and my husband had rockfish (which we asked to have blackened though not done the way we are used to having it done). The crabcakes were good but a little bland (for being in Maryland). The service was excellent because it wasn't that crowded. Live music in the bar above was nice but a little loud for having relaxing dinner converation. It's a nice, clean place with exceptional staff but food is just so-so.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We have come here for years and it just wasn’t as good this time. The server did her best, but they were clearly understaffed. The shrimp were not as good—over cooked possibly. And they served lox and all the trimmings with no bagels. Just tasteless bagel chips. We asked for bagels but they arrived way too late. The omelets were good. So as the bread pudding. We had finished desert by the time we got the bag ls. We will try for somewhere else next time we want brunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food could’ve had more flavor. Service was super slow and kept forgetting items.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Looking forward to dining outside when it warms up.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The Sunday Brunch at Alexandra's was one of the finest I've enjoyed...a wide variety of breakfast and luncheon offerings, unlimited mimosas & Bloody Marys, an excellent selection of desserts and great service with pleasant live music and a beautiful golf course view. It was well worth the price of admission.

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent selections and great price. Casey was a fantastic server. Extremely proactive and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The meal was OK, certainly nothing very good. I would not go out of my way to go again. Our server was not very good. Not particularly helpful and not at all friendly, but mostly inattentive. Our bill for 4 was $240 with tip. This place should be a lot better. Maybe better management and a new chef.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were rushed out on a Friday night at 10 pm!!!
Not sure if that’s normal:)
We were seated with reservations booked at 9 pm .

For this resort restaurant food and drinks were unimpressive.
Server seemed to be distracted with clean up and closing down from 930 pm
He actually offered to pack our desert to go home at 945 pm!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Pleasantly surprised for a restaurant in a hotel. EXECELLENT food and service. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything very good service and food
Just like to see them switch from dry bread to rolls

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The service was slow. The food came out cold and incomplete. One person's burger was charred on one side, another person's steak sandwich was practically mooing-sliced right off the cow. One member asked for a plain burger, no bun, cheese... just the meat, and that was screwed up. We don't fault the server, it seemed like she was the only one waiting tables. Felt more like a management and kitchen issue. We like going to Alexandra's and hope we have a better experience next time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It is a pretty restaurant but the food wasn’t all that. We expected better food for the price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was fine but priced a bit higher than similar restaurants.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

First time for breakfast. Not fancy, just good food. We opted to go before the Sunday brunch buffet so it was not crowded and made for a relaxing way to start the day. We will be back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A small group of us went to Alexandra's for New Year's Eve dinner. It was very nice. Lovely atmosphere (golf course view in the daylight) and, despite a limited menu, not outrageously expensive for a special evening like this. (Thank you, Alexandra's, for giving us a range of good choices!) We were all pleased with our food, with special honors going to the crab&corn chowder as well as their "half and half" soup option. It was a portion of Maryland crab soup in the center of a bowl of the chowder. Sounds odd, but the ones who ordered it just LOVED it. Service was also excellent. Maybe best of all, we could actually hold a conversation because the noise level was comfortable. We will definitely go there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

So we had lunch and dinner here the other day. Lunch was just okay, I had a surf salad that sounded better than it actually was. Wife had the plt which she loved.

Fast forward to dinner. We had the soups both were fantastic. I got the filet with Chesapeake Mac which was good, steak was cooked properly but had a huge amount of garlic butter on top. I’d say it was a little much. Wife had the Pennsylvania Dutch pot pie. It was so runny she only had a bite or two then couldn’t eat the rest. She said the chicken had an odd seasoning that just didn’t taste right. Disappointing for the romantic getaway we had planned staying the hotel. Drinks were both pretty good.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is the third time we dined at Alexandra's -- unfortunately, it was also the least pleasurable dining experience. We decided to try two of the long term restaurant favorites (shrimp and grits, and the pot pie). They were both only mildly edible -- because we were withfriends, we decided not to complain.

The one thing that is always pleasurable is that you can sit for as long as you want at your table -- no one is rushing you to order so they can serve more customers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food and service were excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great for our anniversary dinner. Every staff member greeted us with a "Happy Anniversary" and made us feel special. The only odd thing was that it took a long time to get our drinks. Half way through dinner my husband ordered another beer, our waiter said that they had Stella at the bar upstairs but not downstairs. My husband chose something else and that took a really long time to deliver. He was finally told that they needed to tap a second keg and did he want to wait. Our meal was complete so he declined. Our waiter made up for it and brought us complimentary champagne for our anniversary. Even thought the drinks were slow to arrive - it was a special evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Let me first say that this restaurant has GREAT food. This was our second visit. The Angus Sliders are sinfully delicious. My NY Strip was perfect. My wife's entree was exquisite. That is what went well.
Now, here is the rest of the story. We arrived at 4:15 pm for an early Sunday dinner but was told that the dinner menu was not available until 5 pm. There was only one table with customers at that time. Since we really wanted the dinner menu, we agreed to return at 5 pm. Upon our return, we were seated right away as there was NO ONE else dining. After taking our drink order, there was an inordinate wait time until someone returned to take our food order. There were no featured menu items noted, as in our previous visit. We were asked for our entrees without the offer of an appetizer, which we really wanted (the sliders). We were able to order the appetizer after the entree order. About 5 minutes later, bread and olive oil was brought to the table. The bread was cold. After enjoying our appetizers, the entrees were served. As I said earlier, my steak was perfect except for the blob of ICE COLD garlic butter which sat prominently on top of it. Needless to say, the quality of the service was lacking.
This experience made us wonder whether there was something occurring with this establishment that was not known to us. Throughout our entire stay, NO ONE else showed up. We were the only diners.

Not sure if it makes sense to try dining here again. Maybe if they have carry-out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We took the family for Sunday brunch, which I had heard was excellent. However, for the most part we were disappointed. The service was lousy (we were never offered refills on drinks and I went over several times to refill coffee since the waitress was never around), the french toast was cold and hard, bacon was cold, and the bread pudding was overcooked, burned and dry. Not worth the price!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was awesome...especially the steamed spiced shrimp - cooked perfectly. Variety offered is great and service was wonderful as well. Love this place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Delicious food. Very nice scenery-golf course and fountain.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had Sunday Brunch and it was delightful. We had requested a table by the window and that’s what we got, with a lovely view of the all of the landscaping and the golf course. There was a Halloween theme throughout, even in naming the various dishes. Quite creative! The food was very good, especially the omelette bar. Our server was excellent. Attentive but not overbearing! We will definitely be back and recommend to friends!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

we had sandwiches which were good. Didn't care for the french onion soup. Had no cheese except what was on the piece of toast.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very surprised that this place wasn't more crowded than it was. Steak night special that was small but delicious . Excellent wait staff. Definitely returning!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was great, one of the best steaks I've had. Services was awesome.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Pleasant golf greens scenery, enjoyable Sunday brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Gail, oh server was and always is wonderful. Jessica who seated us was gracious also!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Gail , our server was absolute excellent...very attentive!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was good but overpriced. The restaurant was in a lower area beneath an atrium and there was an infant who was screaming the entire time in the atrium area and it echoed very loudly into the restaurant. The infant was not with anyone in the restaurant but with someone staying at the connected hotel. Annoying to pay that much to have to listen to that the entire meal--and I have 3 kids so I am used to noise.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We like Alexandra's v.much.keep coming back again & again!!
Thanks for the great food & excellent service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Tapas, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I went with my wife & two of her friends for lunch. The gazpacho was spicy, the crab soup was perfectly seasoned. I believe my burger was the best I've ever eaten. Everyone was very pleased with the food and our server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Live music was pretty good but the acoustics are terrible. Ended up drowning out our conversation. My cocktail was great although not exactly what I was expecting. My date's was pretty bad. Bartender didn't have the right ingredients and just winged it. This was a HoCo go-to place I always wanted to try. I wasn't disappointed but probably won't be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We first enjoyed cocktails in the lounge. The bar tender was friendly and made great martini's. The musical duo was very good, playing a varied and familiar song list.

Our dinner was excellent. Lauren took very good care of us, and was both pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu offerings. Our filet mignons were perfectly prepared, tender and delicious. The petite wedge salads were great bargain extras. My wife enjoyed the delicious ratatouille with her steak. My frites were some of the best I can remember.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The prime rib was delicious and other food choices looked really good except for the bagels which were hard and tasteless. It would be nice if they had cream cheese next to the smoked salmon. It has to be asked for by the wait staff.
It was not busy when we came but the service was not good. Used plates were not taken away and it took a long time for the wait staff to refill water glasses .

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Good food, good service, no problems here. Overlooks the golf course and a beautiful fountain.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Experience was ok; nothing that stands out. Not worth the price.
Food was average.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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