Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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vipLuv2dineout
Austin
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous food, great service. Always the best choice.

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LarryP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently moved to Salado and, after several recommendations from businesses in the area, my wife and I went there for her birthday. We requested outdoor seating for Covid-19 reasons. We had heard of their excellent cocktails, which were very good but not signature. I had the rib eye and my wife had a wedge salad with grilled shrimp. Both were excellent, the rib eye prepared perfectly and the twice baked potato very tasty. I don't eat collards but decided to try them and was pleasantly surprised with the way they were prepared and a very different flavor. The outdoor setting on the deck is most pleasant. Definitely will return and recommend.

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PattiK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings overlooking the creek. Our server Clara was outstanding! The food was good, wine choices are good (although over priced).

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George
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This was a favorite of ours because of great menu and good value. That has changed as the prices have increased and the quality and serving portions have decreased.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic date night for my partner and me. The waitress that served our table, Klara, couldn't be more helpful and kind to us. We had a blast, definitely will come back. Thanks. Thiago Hand

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ThreeM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, quiet, and beautiful! The service and location was excellent.

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marleneh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! We went to celebrate my niece’s birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed it.
We both ordered the salmon and it was cooked to perfection!!
We loved the outdoor seating area and our waitress was wonderful (I forget her name but she’s from Galveston).
Will definitely return!!

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thetraveller
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Drinks were great! We go here regularly. I prefer dining on the patio. The beauty of the creek is relaxing.

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JacquelineB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Tuesday evening and I have to tell you their special was fabulous! The chicken fettuccine Alfredo was the best I’ve ever hand and I have eaten at the original Alfredo’s in Rome. The mousse was rich and yummy and the wine choice was excellent!

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vipweltrvld1
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Brook was a very personable and professional server . . Great recommendations. .awesone food.

Only downside. . .mosquitoes and flys were brutal on the lower patio .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was unusually slow

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JayNite
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! The servers were awesome and helpful. The food was all amazing, and the outdoor patio ambiance was exactly what we were looking for. It was a wonderful evening. The only thing I wish was better was their beer selection, wine and cocktails are on point, but beer was lacking the night we dined. Local beers, and or a couple options on draft would have been good.

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Flores
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Klara and the young lady who served us were outstanding! The food was amazing, we both had the chopped steakhouse style salad, salmon fillet, creme brulee, and a great bottle of wine. The weather was perfect for sitting outside and they brought us a couple of sparkling wine glasses as we were celebrating our Anniversary. We had a great time in a beautiful place, we’ll definitely be back!

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander's customized our experience for a delightful evening with delicious food and incredible hand crafted cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and fun place. Romantic and fun.

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vipTruegem
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food in the region, great wine list, and friendly and knowledgeable staff! It’s a hidden treasure for sure!

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TXDAVE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - ordered the ribeye and the marbling was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and very good steak

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! We will definitely be coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Upon arrival the restaurant wasn’t very busy. And never got really busy while we there. Which was nice. Drinks and food were enjoyable. The only issue was that our server seemed to either not fully know the menu or care to tell us everything going on because we had to hear the chefs specials from a server helping another table.

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SandraP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall my experience dining here was great. I gave it 4 stars because the entree portion sizes were a little too small for my liking, but the food tasted great! I had the crispy salmon, my husband had the rack of lamb. The bread budding dessert was delicious. Our waitress was super cool and nice. She saw we were taking pics and offered to take some of the two of us together. The parking on the rocks was not ideal though. But I will return in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food and wine. Complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From salad to entree and then dessert, everything was wonderful. The service was excellent and the staff had made concessions to COVID-19. Everyone was very friendly but in a social distancing kind of way.
Will definitely be back and will definitely order the bread pudding again except we will share it next time as it is large enough for two.

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DinnerDate
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, great service, great place, must try place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a very romantic atmosphere. The service was exceptional!

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RuthieS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back! Our food was delicious, the wine very nice and the service was excellent!
Have told many people about our experience already. What a gem in Central Texas, in the charming town of Salado.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

food was delicious. Twice baked potato wasn't really twice baked and had none of the usual creamy additions like butter and sour cream or bacon. The creme brûlée was disappointing too. Taste was good but the texture was runny.

Cocktails were perfect!

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MarissaR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. First date night in over a year. Cant wait to come back

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TerriF
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the evening. Was for our 26 anniversary.

But, think entree should come with choice or soup or salad and always bread and butter on table.

Friendly staff and very attentive.

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RichL
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner and were very happy with everything. The menu is small, but very good. Nice selection of drinks.

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DianaP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Restaurant on the Salado Creek. Really romantic. Awesome food and awesome service. We will return soon!

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and fantastic entrees! Lamb on scalloped parsnips was amazing!

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vipSamS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice we like to go there often wondering why this has to be 50 characters?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it—sat on the beautiful porch overlooking Salado Creek. The service was outstanding and our food was delicious! I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had the ribeye—both were wonderful! Great wine list too! We will definitely be back next trip to Salado!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Alexander’s is a lovely location! Beautiful view from the back patio however in the summer it is too hot to enjoy. The white wine was not chilled, the croutons on my salad were too large to cut and too hard to eat whole without breaking a tooth and our steaks were overcooked. However the shrimp cocktail is fantastic! COVID and masks also have a tendency to ruin romance and ambience. Overall the experience was fine but we probably won’t go back.

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vipranchmemaw
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience at Alexander’s is awesome!

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AmberD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was okay. I don’t think it was worth the $150 I spent. Drinks were watered down, steak was bland, they sat us by a door and it was constantly opening and closing, letting the heat come in by us. Service was ok at best, only saw the server when it was time to order and when we got food. Sat at the table for nearly 15 minutes before I finally asked someone who I’m supposed to pay. Don’t think I’ll come back here.

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DebbieG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Definite repeater!!

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TerryB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Weather was pleasant enough to enjoy outdoor dining and taking in the beautiful creek side scenery including some ducks and a few deer. Cocktails, appetizer and our entrees were delicious. Desserts were wonderful too. Always a favorite of mine for special occasions.

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Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.