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Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, Salado, TX

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

4.8
4.8
651 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

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–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

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What 651 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Best Overall

  • Central Texas

    Best Service

  • Central Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Texas

    Best Value

  • Central Texas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Texas

    Good for Groups

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Texas

    Romantic

  • Central Texas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LS

    LanaS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience!
  2. DS

    DeborahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and selections, as always. Great service. Continues to be my favorite dining destination in Salado
  3. T

    Theresa

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant, good food, good drinks, great service from Taylor!
  4. P

    Patty

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made reservations and we were promptly seated. The waitress brought water right away then took our orders. Everything was just delicious. My guests really enjoyed the meal. Thank you Alexander’s.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for a little date night! We sat on the back porch and over looked the water and scenery! Very peaceful and relaxing. Food and drinks were delicious! We got the pork dish and lamb! We both stepped out of our comfort zone with getting the pork and lamb and it did not disappoint! Glad we decided to try it! Normally we go for the usually rib eye or pasta! Service was great! Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable about what we should try! Can’t wait to go again! We live in Killeen so it was nice to get away from the typical chain restaurants.
  6. SH

    SusanH

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate here for our first anniversary. The drinks and the food were all amazing! Unique, delicious, perfectly prepared. Highly recommend. We WILL be back!
  7. NM

    NancyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food.Waitress was the greatest. Made sure everything was taken care of. Love this place!
  8. DD

    DonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening with friends. It was relaxing and enjoyable night
  9. CT

    ChipTheMan

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish this place was absolutely incredible. Angel was an excellent server.
  10. JR

    JulieR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always LOVE eating here. Such a beautifully restored home and restaurant for fine dining along the river. The food and service are top-notch. We've never had a lackluster experience here!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and great atmosphere
  12. TT

    TwoTravelingTexans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Dining on the deck overlooking the river made for a beautiful and veey relaxing evening. Bonus: A selection of wine was offered at half-price on "Wine-down" Wednesday. We'll be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love dining at Alexander’s, never a bad experience! Food is consistently amazing, our server Angel was outstanding, the table we had with an outside view was intimate. We love staying at The Inn on the Creek & dining at Alexander’s. Perfect date experience!
  14. AW

    AnnaW

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, location and service. Highly recommend.
  15. L

    Luv2dineout

    Austin

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our waiter was not up to usual Alexander’s standards. He was not as friendly and accommodating and we felt he was rushing us. We don’t come to Alexander’s to eat, we come to dine in your gracious, old home. The infernal digital ordering machine feels harsh and very impersonal. Yes, I know waiters are hard to find, but training in graciousness as well as efficiency should be done by each restaurant to get servers up to that restaurant’s standards. We hope to see improvement on our next visit.
  16. SW

    SWOJ

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy seasonal cocktails with appetizer and mains . Great offerings of meat and seafood. We had pork chop and salmon. All cooked to direction, seasoned perfectly and paired nicely with seasonal vegetables. Service was a tad slow, but to be expected these days. Just build in a little time. Food could have come out a little faster. We will be back for sure!
  17. LM

    LoriM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and food! Personally loved the Harvest Moon Martini cocktail to start and end the night.
  18. JA

    JodyA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, service outstanding Great place for dinner
  19. DG

    DonnaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside and it was perfect. The food was amazing and the waitress was very kind and helpful. Only complaint would be that we waited a long time for our server to bring our ticket. Overall a wonderful experience.
  20. s

    suzanne

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For starters, the town is adorable. We stumbled upon this restaurant on Open Table, which sounded perfect for us. My husband, myself, my brother, and service pooch arrived around 7 p.m. The weather was perfect so we sat upstairs on the third-floor terrace. India, the bartender was our waitress as well and she could not have been sweeter and more accommodating. We started with bourbon cocktails which grew hair on my chest!LOL! The lobster ravioli was delicious as well as the crab cakes (more crab than breading!), we then moved on to the steak(MR) and lamb chops(M) and were not disappointed. They were both done perfectly. India was gracious and kept checking on us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. She overheard us talking about the disappointment with where we were staying so suggested we check their Inn. The place is so charming we could not resist. This morning we checked out of the other Inn and checked in to Alexanders......we cannot wait for dinner tonight. If you need to be cheered up or just want what I would consider a joyful stay Salado and Alexanders is worth the trip!!! This is Mayberry at its finest. Go!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent an evening out with friends from S. Austin. Our friends love Alexander's so, we try to visit when they are in our neck of the woods. The atmosphere is awesome and the food options are great.
  22. DB

    DaBigG

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuesday specials are great
  23. DA

    DeannaA

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed dining on the patio alongside Salado Creek and watching a Great Blue Heron fish. Tenderloin was excellent.
  24. JS

    JamesS

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner spot. Great food, great drinks. !!
  25. j

    joanrosey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the porch seating area. The view was beautiful. We came for 6:45 and the sun was setting and shining off the water. We also so a lot of deer crossing over the stream/brook. The food was AMAZING. I had the pork-chops , mashed potato, roasted carrot and zucchini. My husband had a steak, green beans and fries. My most favorite dessert the creme brûlée was divine. We will be back!
  26. JP

    JoyceP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friends in from California and we all had the most magnificent meal and impeccable service! We will be there at least once a week from now on!
  27. BO

    BigO

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good! One of Salado's best. Will be back often.
  28. BA

    BreeATX

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and food; a little spendy for the area, but good for a special occasion.
  29. MA

    MASH4077

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice, atmosphere was great, food was tasty and well presented.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clara provided you excellent service. The brussel sprouts are always a treat.
  31. S

    Sdnich

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend from college and I were visiting Salado. I knew of the restaurant from when we sent my parents to stay at the Inn and have dinner at the restaurant for their 30th wedding anniversary. I remembered that they enjoyed the food very much. We did as well and the service was excellent. Beautiful property and grounds. Highly recommend
  32. BK

    BillK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the 2 bone pork chop and it was excellent. Mac and cheese was very good. My wif had a strawberryand spinach slas with an added side of salmon. She says it was good. We shared a bread pudding for dessert and while it was okay it could have been better (too much ice cream)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome venue with great food.
  34. GG

    GarryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Alexander's. The food was outstanding, great service, and all in all a very special evening. My husband had the pork chop - very generous serving - we could have shared that. Unfortunately they were out of the lobster ravioli but I opted for the crab cakes - probably the best I've ever had. We were celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary - thank you for making it special!
  35. RW

    RobertW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gem in Salado. Great food, ambiance and value.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Two of us went for drinks and dinner. We climbed to the third floor lounge, where the bartender was friendly but the drinks were lacking. The very dry martine had lots of vermouth and the Old Fashion was too sweet. Then, we descended to our table for dinner. We began with a charcuterie board which was good. I ordered a very good red wine (~$80). The first two selected were not in stock, but the third was, and it was excellent. My wife's filet wad tender and perfectly done, but the accompanying asparagus was old, stringy and over cooked. My salmon was somewhat overdone, though I had ordered it medium rare, the "chipotle-honey: sauce tasted of neither, and neither the squash puree or the chopped kale were seasoned. Something must have happened to the restaurant during the COVID lockdown, because it is but a shadow of its former self. I do not recommend it for fine dining. Try the Barton House instead.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best high end food places in the area. Top notch.
  38. MR

    MarkR

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall pretty good...nice setting...guess everything is expensive nowadays and this is no exception
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  40. m

    marym

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The creme brulee was delicious! delicious!

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 651 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

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

602 Center Cir, Salado, TX 76571

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Salado

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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