Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

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213 reviews
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Alexander's Distillery 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 upper floors 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.

Specials

Happy Hour Features

1/2 price select bottles of wines and appetizers 4pm-6pm Tuesday-Saturday

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 16, 2019

Ends: July 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great; our waitstaff kept an eye on us throughout the evening, making sure that everything was perfect. Our meals were absolutely delicious. We have been to Alexander’s several times, and each time the experience has been great. This time we ate outside on the deck. What a beautiful scene with the creek down below. We felt like we had a mini vacation. I definitely recommend Alexander’s to everyone.

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a
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour every day 4-6 is a great way to try different items on the appetizer menu. Entree portions are very generous. Fun cocktails. Weather-permitting, ask for a table on the porch and enjoy the creek views. Seating on the sunporch is nice and a little quieter than the other rooms. Friendly staff.

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

Best food in the area! Love the view and great people!

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Mike, We look forward to serving you again soon. The Alexander's Team

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I's first trip to Alexander's this past weekend. Great little restaurant with amazing staff. The Tenderloin of Beef and the Ribeye were excellent.

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Chris, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your steaks and our staff. Thank you for choosing Alexander's. Kind Regards, The Alexander's Team

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MG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the setting. Portion sizes are just right. Service could have been a little quicker and more frequent. Waitress was very polite. Salado is such a nice place to come to for a nice dinner atmosphere.

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Mark, Thank you for choosing Alexander's. We are glad you enjoyed the setting and portions. We are grateful to know that your server was polite, we are constantly working to improve our services. Kind Regards, Dave

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T
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere were excellent and the food was better than average. We will likely visit again.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexander's offers an excellent happy hour from 4-6pm where all small plates are half-price. This is a great chance to sample anything from Scallops to Lamb Chops at a very reasonable price. Dessert was amazing and their cocktails very flavorful. Will definitely be back to visit

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Miguel, Thank you for the kind words, we are glad you enjoyed our happy hour specials and desserts. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Dave

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and experience. Truly enjoy every time we go there. Great place for a date night or just to relax and have an excellent meal and drinks.

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L
Dallas
79 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firs time here. Was pleasantly surprised by Salado and their restaurant offerings! This little historic inn on the creek was a quaint setting and the food did not disappoint. Quite a varied menu- something for every palette. Scallops, chicken, trout, duck, salmon, ribeye, tenderloin, meatloaf, gnocchi, porch tenderloin.... I'm sure I'm forgetting some. The salmon and the duck were delightful. We also loved their mushroom soup and their rolls were so delightful! The plates are sized well- just enough to avoid waste but not overly large portions that gorge you.
The bartender was able to accommodate our drink requests and did a great job- Mexican martinis and a basil gimlet.
Ended the night on a unique cobbler type- it was a bit more cake like (or bread pudding like) the pie crust but it was still fabulous.

After dinner we sat out back by the creek and enjoyed ducks and deer within feet of our chairs.
I would certainly return and we're so glad we located this little spot!

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FB
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was superb! Every course prepared to perfection & presented beautifully.

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c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Waitstaff was very good (and new). Food was marginal. Service from the kitchen was unacceptable at best. Food brought out sporadically, scallops were exceptionally salty (should have sent back), desserts were poor. We had four of them. The berry cobbler was almost uncooked. It seemed like they only were capable of serving the fixed price dinner properly and with precision. VERY disappointed. The only good comment at the table of 5 were the lamb lollipops. Sorry, this did not meet expectations. Maybe having a celebrity in a group sharing our room threw them.

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LT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a great choice for our 1 year anniversary dinner. I had salmon, my husband got the duck, and we had fried green tomatoes for an appetizer. All of the food was delicious. The only complaints I really have was that my husband found a hair on his fork, there was something floating in his water and he found what looked like a piece of string inside one of his tomatoes lol. We will most likely go here again, hopefully next time we won't have those problems.

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TH
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

It was busy but we were seated outside on the lower deck and waited 20 minutes for someone to come. I went to the hostess to let them know and she apologized and brought us some water. We waited another 20 minutes, meanwhile I went to the bar and ordered us drinks, finally after asking again, a server came to take our order. The food was great and they did take off the mac and cheese for our kid that we didn't want (wasn't eaten) but was recommended. Hopefully this was just a bad night...

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KL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Your cheese board was lacking! Two friends had it and there was very little fruit and there were no pecans as had been stated in the menu. Also it needed a few more cracker and /or toasted bread pieces. I had the dates which were ok, but because I misunderstood the waitress, I thought I they were a part of the cheese board. The crab dip that came with the avocado was delicious as were the scallops and crab cakes and fried green tomatoes I was told.
I like Brandy, but you had none so I said substituting Cognac was fine.
My $12. Old fashion was good! Is that the price for a Brandy Old Fashioning?
We were in the bar and that was very noisy every time the bartender shook up a cocktail!
It didn’t bother me so much, but noticed my friend cringe every time.
After dining, we enjoyed hanging out and visiting on your side porch!
All in all a nice experience and all eight of us plan to return.

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AM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely dining experience with thee exception of flies due to the door to the outside being left open. We were in the bar area just off of the porch, and with the outside diners, the doors to be opened a little more than usual, that’s leading and flies

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BC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We arrived around 4:30 pm for a 5:30 dinner appointment. We chose to be seated in the bar area next to the check in area. The bar was very nice and quiet as we were the only ones there. The bartender ignored us and when we finally got his attention, he seemed like it was an effort to wait on us. Apparently he expected a waitress to wait on us even though we were the only ones in the bar. Also there were two employees at the check in area who were chatting and not paying attention to us.. Finally we were waited on and we enjoyed half price wine bottle and half priced appetizers. All was delicious and a good value. Eventually we moved out to the lower patio and had dinner. Dinner amazing! I would have given 5 stars if not for the service.

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G
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and food. Service is great. One of our favorite restaurants. Highly recommend it!

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C
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We made reservation for Sunday Brunch. We requested a table on the porch overlooking the Salado River and the atmosphere was just breathtaking. Highly recommend dining on the porch! White table cloths and comfortable chairs. Our waitress was extremely attentive. We will return!

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RC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was not up to the standards expected for the restaurant. The young lady may have been new and didn't know how to take an order, time the order and serve the order. Wine orders were not handled well, two of our party of 4 were forgotten. Salads came out before the horderves were finished. Then the entrees came out half way half way into our salads. The place was not crowded, and we usually are not very slow. So we can find other places that want our $200 meals.

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GY
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went there for our wedding anniversary. Everything was great except our meals didn't come out together. My wife's meal was served and my meal didn't show up for a while. Some type of kitchen snafu but our waitress offered a free dessert and drink for the mixup. Overall a great place to enjoy a drink and good food. Definitely request the creekside view for seating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early reservations, so place not busy at first . By the time we left , place was packed.
Food was great , atmosphere not pretentious, was a super first date !!

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Dave always does it better.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The restaurant was very clean and had a very nice ambiance, but the food was unfortunately mediocre and way overpriced. I had the BBQ meatloaf and can make better meatloaf at home and save the $18. The cheeseboard we had was not very thought out as far as complimentary pairing of the different flavors or ways to eat the cheese. The BBQ pork belly was tough and overcooked. They do however cook amazing duck! It was flavorful and tender. I guess it’s just hit and miss depending on what you order. I dont think we will be going back however as the food was overpriced for the quality. I think you mainly pay the price for the location and ambiance.

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience but it seemed like we got lost at one point before our dessert was delivered. It took a long time for them to remember to bring it to our table.

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T
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was extremely slow. Although bread was promised, it was never served to us. Had to ask for water refills. My hubbies prime rib was cold, but out of hunger he ate half of it, knowing it would take much too long to reheat. “Coconut cream pie” was a store bought tart with no flavor. For a meal costing over $100 and the only beverage was water, I would have expected better service.

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GS
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Checked their on line brunch menu which looked good and fairly priced at $20. No mention of a special Mothers Day Pre Fix. Arrived to find 2 choices at $48 PP plus $6 up charge for prime rib. Fish choice was over cooked and Pork was OK. All in all very overpriced for average offering. Will not visit again with out calling to verify their menu and pricing.

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BH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere. The staff was alert. My meal was excellent.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing. Our waiter had recommendations to help us out and everything he told us about was delicious. Definitely a date night repeat. Children probably wouldn't like the menu.

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great, staff amazing. We will definitely come back.

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D
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was very disappointing- we had to reminder waitress to bring our wine after our salads were delivered. Main course was delivered when we’re still eating our salads. A nice meal was ruined due to mismanagement of the timing of our dinner. I had expected more from earlier reviews - very disappointing!!

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R
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Thursday. April 25 2019

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DN
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Alexander s very nice place. The server was Excellent!!! Clara was her name. Appetizers are very good. Steak s not so much. I ordered mine medium well, it came out medium rare. I sent it back. Few minutes later, cut into it, half of it was well other half still rare. Eat a little of it and notice that it sure had alot of fat on it. Server came back over and ask how it was and i showed her would you eay this. It was scorched on outside. Over all it a good place to take your significant other. Don't order steak. Dessert s were good. This place sits beside a inn. Besides the Salado Creek. Might go back, but not anytime soon. The server Clara was sensational!!!

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s
Central Texas
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but I guess the chef took the night off, it wasn't excellent. Looks like Ramble's doesn't have anything to worry about.

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TD
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for a date night with your significant other. Recommending sitting outside and listening to Salado Creek rush by.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed at all. We were seated quickly, but my change on open table had not been noted to Alexander's which was not a problem. The value was very good and the selections were more than adequate. Can't wait to go back.

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DS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the ambiance of Alexander’s plus being located adjacent to the creek is awesome. The service is awesome and the food is so good.

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s
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding, the service was great, and the price was reasonable for the quality

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Responded on April 5, 2019

Steve, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Alexander's and look forward to serving you again. Kind Regards, Dave

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WB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ALWAYS make sure to eat here and if it’s Clara our server, it’s a 100% better! Love everything about this place!

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit, and I plan to go back....again and again!

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Responded on April 5, 2019

Hi MarciaD, So glad you had a great first experience here at Alexander's. We look forward to serving you again and again. Kind Regards, Dave

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We ended up sitting in the upstairs bar area...very nice...very quiet

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Responded on April 5, 2019

SteveT, Love that you were able to enjoy our newly renovated lounge area. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Dave

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