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Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, Salado, TX

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

4.8
4.8
841 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Alexander's Craft Cocktails and Kitchen was named after the distillery located on the grounds from 1861-1865, which washed away in a flood (historic marker located between the restaurant & The Manor).

The newly renovated main bar is located on 1st floor, and opens onto expansive wrap-around, creekside porches. Just a few steps down from the porches is an open deck situated beneath gracious Live Oak canopies.

The warm aubergine & copper walls of the third floor lounge contrast the amazing art representation from local galleries. The stunning view of Salado Creek as well as the grounds of the neighboring estate provide the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite beverage. Patrons choose from a variety of entree selections, appetizers, and adult beverages.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (254) 947-3828
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Pedro Cuellar
  • Catering
    The Range Full Service Catering is available for all of your catering needs. We can assist with you with the smallest pick up order to full scale “wow” and everything in between. We can create the perfect Team building event for your team, corporate retreat or even large scale fundraising events.
  • Private party facilities
    Alexander's Craft Cocktails and Kitchen hosts private events on site for up to 45 guests. Featured seasonal packages are available. In addition-The Range Full Service Catering is available for all of your catering needs. We can assist with you with the smallest pick up order to full scale “wow” and everything in between. We can create the perfect Team building event for your team, corporate retreat or even large scale fundraising events.
  • Neighborhood
    Salado
  • Parking details
    Parking available in either of two private parking lots on either side of center circle.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 841 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Best Overall

  • Central Texas

    Best Food

  • Central Texas

    Best Service

  • Central Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Texas

    Best Value

  • Central Texas

    Great for brunch

  • Central Texas

    Healthy

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Romantic

841 Reviews
  1. MikeL

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have frequented Alexanders for many years and have enjoyed the food and atmosphere tremendously! The tenderloin is consistently our favorite and has allowed me to have the best meal of my long life! You will enjoy the unique environment and fantastic food.

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  2. Lauren

    Central Texas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Chairs were uncomfortable to eat a meal; low and cramped

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  3. LaurieK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a jewel this place is! The food was cooked to perfection and quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever eaten. The way the rooms are arranged with only a few tables in each is perfect for a quiet, private dining experience. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a dining experience and meal this much. I will come back again and again!

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  4. Ruby

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous! So fresh and tasty. I recommend the mussels for appetizer and the salmon was cooked perfect. Service was great and brunch is a must!

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  5. DAKOTATX

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Scottish salmon and tenderloin meals were very good. The tenderloin was ordered as medium rare and was presented as medium. No real problem as everything else was excellent. Service was great.

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  6. ChrisD

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and the food is outstanding!!

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  7. RandyS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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  8. Dean

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and service (especiallY) was excellent. However, it is not acceptable to wait for 1 hr and 30 minutes for our entree. We understand it was a holiday dinner, but the kitchen should have been more prepared. Not happy!

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  9. JenniferS

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is so good as are the drinks! The service was amazing this time as well. The only downside is how dirty and dusty the bathrooms always are. All the light fixtures and walls are covered in dust (I was shocked when I glanced up and saw all the cobwebs and dust). We love it here but really expect those details to match the the upscale food and service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! Peanut butter old fashioned delicious!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What an amazing meal!! The food was fantastic. We shared the salmon and pork chop. Both were cooked to perfection. Service was cheerful and great. Ambience was mediocre for me… but I think it’s because of where we’re sitting. It didn’t ruin my experience since everything else was so great, but certainly was distracting. We sat next to the bar and main entrance so there was a LOT of traffic of servers walking to the bar and back - and since it’s an old building I felt every step vibrate my chair. It you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere, just ask not to be seated in the bar area and it should be fine. In my personal opinion, that particular table we sat at should be removed.

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  12. Riggitt

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Here you go. Cost too much for the quality and value. Waitress was not professional. Shrimp and Grits were not hot, Beet salad had only two small slices of beets. Bree was very good but only served with 4 small pieces of toasted bruschetta asked for a few more pieces, charged us $3.50. Coffee was weak and one cup $3.95. Bread pudding was over cooked.

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  13. WilliamL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening, great atmosphere. I had the ribeye and my date had the Scottish Salmon. Both were delicious. We will be coming back soon

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  14. RonaldW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was by far the best restaurant we have visited in Texas and we have been here for weekly vacations on 3 separate occasions. The food was the best we have ever had and the service was incredible. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and made many menu suggestions that were spectacular! Tops on the list was the peanut butter old fashion, grilled brussel sprouts, pork chop with blueberry toppings, and the bread pudding! I also recommend reservations to ensure a worry free visit!

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  15. DFlores

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and exceptional service! I highly recommend it, especially for special occasions.

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  16. PeterK

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I truly enjoy going to Alexander’s. The food, the room, the staff are all wonderful. I intend to go back many more times. Alexander is a wonderful place to have a meal and spend time with people you care about.

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  17. RandyK

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is always fantastic. We really enjoy the Tuesday rotating special.

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  18. DonnaW

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dining experience. The atmosphere is great. The food is delicious. Great staff was well!

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  19. KellyS

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food! Five stars! Loved the atmosphere too!

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  20. Happy

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The flank steak, was absolutely delicious! Looking forward to our next visit

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  21. DamaryG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like always, food was fantastic. Service was superb. The lounge was very nice. Great ambiance. One of my favorite spots in Salado.

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  22. DanielleF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were given the gift of dinner at Alexander's for our 12th anniversary by one of the guests at my work. And what a gift it was... From the second we walked in we absolutely loved our time there. Our server was absolutely incredible, I wish I could remember her name. We were seated in the lounge and loved the intimate atmosphere. The ribeye was a 10/10, absolute perfection!!! My husband loved the tenderloin as well. This is the perfect place for a date night or special occasion and we will definitely be back! Thank you Dave and staff for making our anniversary dinner so wonderful.

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  23. LaurieK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my mom to Alexander’s for an afternoon lunch. It was wonderful! Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere, tasteful and beautiful surroundings. It was such a treat. We will certainly go back.

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  24. DesireeG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were sat right away. Our server was amazing. The food was so delicious. I would love to go back.

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  25. JuanitaW

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get there early for the Tuesday special - they ran out by the time of our 6:30 reservation; however, the food, the drinks, and service were excellent as always. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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  26. SheilaB

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Has the best NYEve dinner! The food and beverages were amazing, and our wait professional, Cheryl, was AWESOME!

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  27. KathleenD

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding dining experience. There is no place better!

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  28. CharlieP

    Pinehurst

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Made reservations for our anniversary. Also called the restaurant prior to ensure they had a table for two ready. Ended up at the lounge, no wine list available, basically ordering from the bar. The food was good and the lady taking care of the lounge was quickly overwhelmed by another 12 customers. Needless to say, not the anniversary dinner I had in mind.

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  29. SherylS

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a 3 hour dinner and drinks with no apparent need to rush even though the restaurant was busy. Friendly wait staff and hostesses. Would recommend/return.

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  30. AudraW

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very best rib eye steak in Salado. Excellent atmosphere with excellent service.

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  31. JoyceP

    Central Texas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought three friends that were visiting and we all had fabulous food, amazing drinks, and perfect service from Clara!

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  32. lahc

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great. Food was wonderful. We both enjoyed sharing the beet salad and the pork. Mac and cheese was superb!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Salado, Texas and makes for a very nice date night to celebrate special occasions! Food is perfectly cooked and d honestly, you get two servings for the price you pay.

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  34. johnnieh

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at 6:30 for a 6:45 reservation and were seated promptly. Even though our server was busy she immediately greeted us and took our cocktail and appetizer order. My wife and I had martinis and our guests had wine. Both were excellent. I had the tenderloin which was cooked to a perfect medium rare and my wife had shrimp and grits. Both meals were delicious. The restaurant is in a restored house, the rooms are a bit small and the noise level can elevate quickly. That is easily overlooked because the food and service is excellent. Looking forward to a return visit.

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  35. TimothyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The environment and the food and the service was excellent. We will definitely return. This was our first time upstairs in the lounge. It was smaller, cozy and nice and quiet

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  36. CaroleneF

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! Wonderful drinks! Great place to celebrate!!

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  37. SueG

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We made an early reservation for the Prix Fixe menu advertised. After we were seated, the Prix Fixe was conveniently no longer available. So we ordered off of the menu, which was good. But the service was nonexistent. No sharp knives for cutting the filet or pork chop, no ice tea or water refills, etc.

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  38. Texas1Hog

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The long round-trip drive at night was well worth the time and risk of a busy non-stop I-35 journey.

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  39. ChristyK

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat! Loved the ambiance. Service was great but felt a little rushed. It's Christmas, and they were busy so not a deal breaker. We still took our time and enjoyed dinner very much.

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  40. JoyceP

    Central Texas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a quality dinner in every way at Alexander’s ❣️

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen using the Order Online button. Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (254) 947-3828.

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

602 Center Cir, Salado, TX 76571

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Salado
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking available in either of two private parking lots on either side of center circle.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pedro Cuellar
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (254) 947-3828
  • Catering
    The Range Full Service Catering is available for all of your catering needs. We can assist with you with the smallest pick up order to full scale “wow” and everything in between. We can create the perfect Team building event for your team, corporate retreat or even large scale fundraising events.
  • Private party facilities
    Alexander's Craft Cocktails and Kitchen hosts private events on site for up to 45 guests. Featured seasonal packages are available. In addition-The Range Full Service Catering is available for all of your catering needs. We can assist with you with the smallest pick up order to full scale “wow” and everything in between. We can create the perfect Team building event for your team, corporate retreat or even large scale fundraising events.
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