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Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, Salado, TX

Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen

4.6
4.6
798 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 16 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 798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Texas

    Best Value

  • Central Texas

    Healthy

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Romantic

798 Reviews
  1. ChristineI

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Thanksgiving dinner 🍽 😋!! We'll definitely be there next year!! 😋

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  2. BillS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Portions were generous. Service was outstanding.

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  3. JohnM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food & drinks. Waitress initially wasn’t helpful- but did better as the dinner progressed. Drafty seating. Very loud guest in our dining room!!! Pricey. Recommend dining here if you can afford $50+ per person. .

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  4. Gordon

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Salmon and shrimp and grits were very good. Our favorite place in Salado b

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  5. lulu

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening. We had been to Alexanders in the past and invited friends to go with us. They had not been. We all loved the food, the service and the atmosphere. It is one of our favorites.

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  6. MaryC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't beat the Tuesday Special. The mussels were outstanding, too.

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  7. SamuelS

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is simply amazing all around!! The best food and atmosphere and I even loved the little kitty that was hanging around with all the other wildlife. Great caring people that truly care about the service and food they offer.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was hoping this would be a great experience, but the food was good, but not much more above average. The kitchen had serious issues, getting food out in a timely manner. Our waitress was harried, very friendly, but covering too many tables. I was disappointed overall in the food, even though it all tasted “fine”.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great bourbon selection. Atmosphere in lounge is so cool. We love it up there! Cheryl is a great bartender and always takes care of us with a smile!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve enjoyed a number of evenings here over the last few years. We chose it again this time to celebrate my wife’s birthday. As usual, the atmosphere,service, and food were perfect for the occasion.

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  11. SueAnnP

    Central Texas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We celebrated my sister’s birthday at this fine restaurant. The food was delicious as were the cocktails. There was little mention of the birthday even though we let them know ahead of time of the special occasion.

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  12. WillyT

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful overall experience!! Facilities, food & service were awesome!!! A+++

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    First time going here. Overall a mediocre experience. I’ll try to go item by item. Service: Server was very pleasant. She did a great job of being attentive but not overly so. My wife and so both enjoyed her. Drinks: My wife ordered a Pinot Grigio. She said it was pretty good, but the pour was pretty small. I’d say maybe 2/3rds the size of a “normal” pour. I ordered one of their “signature” drinks. A tequila drink that I think was mainly mix. I didn’t even taste alcohol in it. I was pretty disappointed in it. Appetizer: We ordered the lobster Mac n cheese. It was delicious! Made with a nice, sharp cheddar. I don’t know about their claim of a “whole” lobster tail, but we didn’t mind. Recommend Main course: My wife loved her salmon. She said it was cooked just the way she liked. I ordered the tenderloin and asked for it to be cooked medium. There was ZERO pink in it. VERY disappointed that. $50 steak was cooked so poorly. With that being said, the cut of meat itself was very tender so it made up for it. Had we not had another engagement afterwards, I would have sent it back. Dessert: We split a crème brûlée. Both of us thought it was delicious. Not the best we’ve ever had, but definitely very good. Overall: Happy with the service and some of the dishes. For $200, we will probably keep trying other places.

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  14. NancyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive yet unobtrusive. The weather was perfect so we sat on porch. It was a lovely lunch

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Usually my go to when I want to treat myself but they were definitely off their game this visit. Service at the bar was friendly as usual but my food (lobster Mac and cheese) arrived cold. What was described as a lobster tail laying over the fish ended up being chopped up pieces you could barely discern from the Mac. My crème brûlée was not set and I had to get another one; both of these seemingly had the tops set fire to rather than toasted. Rather disappointed.

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  16. JimB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Apparently, Tuesday is a prix fixe dinner night, so the place was very busy. It was quite noisy outside, and our waitress had a hard time keeping up with all her tables. One of our meals was very good (ribeye), and one was poor (shrimp & grits). The shrimp and grits arrived almost cold, but we chose not to return it because things were too busy, and we didn't want to wait for a re-do. FYI, we really liked the previous shrimp and grits recipe at Alexanders, but the new Creole style is not nearly as good.

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  17. JoyceP

    Central Texas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and all was perfect!! Food, service, ambiance were top shelf!

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  18. DavidS

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall a great restaurant for any occasion with a nice menu selection and good drinks. I liked the seating and the staff was very nice. I would recommend the restaurant to friends and family.

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  19. DerrickN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, it could’ve been a hotter. Other than that the experience was wonderful.

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  20. KenedeeB

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love their Prix Fix deal on Tuesdays, does not disappoint! Alexanders makes for a great date night or nicer night out with friends.

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  21. KathieT

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Good food, quiet and quaint atmosphere.

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  22. RandyS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Food and Service! Enjoyed the upstairs bar with great cocktails!

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  23. NancyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We decided on the spur of the moment to make a reservation and were surprised that we could get in close to the time we were hoping for. We had heard from friends that their nightly special was really good so we both decided on that! It was more than really good! it was fabulous!! We ate out on the back porch overlooking the creek. It was so peaceful and quiet. We watched a blue heron fish in the creek and then deer came to get a drink before bedding down for the night. The special included a glass of wine and dessert. Needless to say, we were quite full when we left. No one hurried us to leave and allowed us to enjoy our time on the porch. Lovely evening and we are already planning our next dinner on the porch!!

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  24. Happy

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely loved tonight's menu, full of flavors! My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves!!

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  25. KimB

    Naples

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lounge is very intimate and cozy! Food was great! Highly recommend the pork chop!

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  26. Silversarge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place with a magnificent view. Perfect for a date with that special someone. Food is gourmet, expensive, but worth it. Will be dining here again.

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  27. JMWH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Prix Fixe menu in a Tuesday is great value but be sure to book an early dining time as the quantities are limited! We have been many times and over the last 5 years never been disappointed with the food. Service is occasionally slower than desired, but otherwise very good.

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  28. RandyK

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. The third floor lounge is a very nice dining experience.

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  29. TaraT

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time eating here, surprised by the serene location. Although hot, I sat outside as is my usual preference. Enjoyed the stream flowing by, watching birds and nature, and the quiet. Service was great. The food was delicious, I ordered the tenderloin and a glass of Malbec. My only small negative contact is that I ordered the tenderloin rare but it came out medium rare. This is not usually bothersome to me but may be to someone more particular. I would definitely go back.

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  30. sunshine

    Austin

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely old victorian home on a creek. It was nice inside but they could really use some decorating help to brighten up the main dining room. My filet was a 4.5. The only reason I didn't rate it a five is that even though it was cooked perfectly inside, it wasn't seared on the outside. The accompaning mashed purple potatoes and baby zucchini were excellent. Husband said he has never had better Salmon. I ordered a manhattan with house bourbon and they charged $17.00. There are no prices on the drink menu so there is no way to know what their drinks cost. I would have selected something else had I known. I can't wait to go back there when it is cooler so we can enjoy the outside lawn and wrap around patio.

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  31. JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Alexander's for dinner. It was delicious and the service was very good.

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  32. EatATX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to get a large reservation last-minute and the staff was incredibly accommodating. Service was excellent, food was great. Love this spot in Salado.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place. I can always expect high quality food and service at a great price. Their Tuesday one price menus are an amazing value. We had a fine dining dinner for two with an appetizer and dessert for 57.00.

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  34. MichaelC

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Atmosphere was very good for a one on one music was at just the right level not to interfere with your conversations if it wasn't for a noise table behind us it would of been perfect. Meals were a little pricey but I suppose that's the the price you have to pay to have a relaxing dinner without competing with five sport channels and a rowdy crowd.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely delicious and the ambience is on pint. I enjoy eating here. The customer service is amazing as well.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great visit! Perfectly cooked ribeye. Great atmosphere. Cheryl always makes amazing drinks and we love her!

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  37. HenryTucker

    Greensboro

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was ok not what I experienced here in the past.

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  38. JoyceP

    Central Texas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous dinner with great service and incredible food!

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  39. BrandiL

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    My husband and I went a Alexander’s for a romantic date night, intending to splurge. We both regret going, as it was an absolute waste of a lot of money and not enjoyable at all because of the frustrations with the food and service. Our waitress was a sweet girl, but I think she was probably overwhelmed with tables and probably forgot about us after she gave us our food. If I’m spending $200 on one meal for two people, I expect great service. Our first cocktails were a long wait and just ok, not worth ever ordering again, and tried to find something better. Asked if they could do a traditional bees knees, which came after a very, very long wait with our entrees and then was the worst bees knees I’ve ever had (and I order it as often as possible). We know they had been done for a while because my husband’s mexican martini was warm, which tasted absolutely nothing like a Mexican martini and was undrinkable, and he will drink just about anything. Beet salad was also worst I’ve ever had. Extremely dry and hard to eat. Waitress didn’t come back so I couldn’t ask her for any dressing for it, so, after a while, we just ate it with the bread olive oil on the table since we were paying. My husbands steak was actually cooked perfectly, but it had no flavor beyond the good butter, and it was extremely chewy which we found odd because it was not over cooked. It wasn’t worth the effort it took to chew it. Potato was average. My salmon was the only good thing and the only reason I gave two stars instead of one. We were never asked how any of our food was or I would’ve been honest. Our drinks came back to back with our entrées, and after that we never saw our waitress again until after we were done and waiting a while, I asked the hostess to find her so we could pay. At that time I told her our last two drinks were undrinkable and requested they be taken off the bill, and she did that, at least. Had she come sooner I would’ve appreciated a remake instead.

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  40. Schmick

    Austin

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We eat here several times per year and live locally. They have done a good job retaining servers and staff and they do a great job. Bar is good and food is very acceptable but nothing ‘fancy’. Good date night spot.

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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 4.6 stars by 798 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 16 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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