Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Alexander’s, an upscale seafood restaurant and long-time Hilton Head Island favorite on the dining scene since 1977. It features seasonally-inspired cuisine, locally-caught seafood and many locally-sourced ingredients.

Our menu pays tribute to many classic lowcountry and Alexander’s favorites such as Stuffed Flounder, Shrimp and Grits, and Wiener Schnitzel. Reservations are highly encouraged though walk-ins are welcome. Alexander’s offers dinner nightly from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM with early dining from 5:00 PM-5:45 PM.
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, special dessert for wife’s birthday. Beautiful restaurant and location.

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander’s has a small menu of reliably very good fish and seafood supplemented by imaginative specials. We visited over MLK weekend and met the new chef who has come from Fraser’s in Sea Pines. We ordered the baked flounder from the regular menu and the special of cobia. Both were excellent. The cobia was lightly blackened and served over tiny red potatoes, broccoletti, and shaved Brussels sprouts with a little crema. The fish was topped with red onion marmalade and thin flash fried strips of sweet potato. Drinks were very good and came quickly. Service was swift and unobtrusive. Decent wine list. This is a restaurant we will make a point of coming back to. It’s perfect for date night or to take friends.

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Kydeaux for the review, we also look forward in seeing you again!!

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MD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come to Alexander’s the past two years while vacationing in HHI, and we love it. Everything from the cocktails to the food to the service is excellent.

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you MelissaD, three things we work on everyday of service.... cocktails, food, and service...you nailed it!!!

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D
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for date night. Enjoyed the bar before dinner and service is excellent. The food was over salted this evening however tasty. We have eaten here many times and will again. This was the first time we were not totally satisfied with the meal.

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This is are favorite restaurant with this being an exception. The daily entre missed the mark. I found it bland especially the crusted potato item. My partners plate vegies were undercooked - not yielding to being cut.

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review Alexander's. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations on your latest visit with us so if you would like to discuss your experience further, please reach out to Jimmy at 843-785-4999 at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food very good; good value for money as early bird - fresh fish particularly good. Only disappointment was the house wine. First glass was White Zinfandel which was ok. Ordered 2nd glass of house cabernet - it was very poor and she said it was a new bottle. The restaurant did not charge for 2nd glass so that was great.

N
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinner and ambiance. Only negative was that flounder was slightly overcooked. It would be nice to see a few vegetarian entrees.

EG
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Alexander's and loved it! Nice ambiance, excellent service, great wine list. I enjoyed the salmon catch of the day special and my husband had the prime rib. Both entrees were hot and the presentation was excellent. Food was delicious. The chef even came out and introduced himself to all of the tables. Very personable! All around great experience. We'll be back!

I
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

BT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. We’ve been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.

J
New England
68 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is very good. We had an issue...it happens.
Restaurant was not super busy, but seemed the timing of food service was off. This was our first visit. Maybe next time will be better.

B
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent .
One of the best restaurants I have eaten in worldwide .

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Good job
Will come back

N
Washington DC
216 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends who were visiting us from DC. Every dish we had was terrific! The crab cakes were superb, the fresh local fish, a species of drum, was great, the weiner schnitzel, the shrimp and grits outstanding. Donna was our server and was exceptionally knowledgable about the ingredients and the preparation of the food and was super. We shared a very nice bottle of Pinot Noir from the excellent wine list. The atmosphere--we had a window seat in facing the lagoon--was delightful. This is a great restaurant and one of the very very best in Hilton Head.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great but server was a little busy n forgot one or two requests. Didn’t get bread til asked for it. Things got much better toward the end w the server who was very appropriate n professional n s nice young lady! Enjoyed our night n there was good team effort n done quite well ! Would come again n bring friends!!!!!

JA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Alexander's. I had the chef's special and it was delicious. As always the service was great, the atmosphere subdued and relaxing, and the menu choices varied. Highly recommended.

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for the review!!! We really appreciate the High Recommendation!! Thank you again.

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SB
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was only ok - dining room had a moderate fishy smell and the AC was blasting from the floor vents. Service was good but we will not return.

MS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Family together for a holiday dinner out.

HP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here every time we visit the island (which is several times a year). In part, it is because the house where we stay is close to Alexander's, but more importantly, the food and service are always excellent. We usually take advantage of the Early Bird specials, which we also recommend highly.

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for the review!! Look forward in seeing you again soon!!

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Hilton Head for New Years week. Last dined at Alexander’s probably 20 years ago. Food and drinks were fabulous! Will be back here soon!

SC
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Very disappointing New Year's Eve dinner. My husband and I had an 8:15 reservation and we got there early to have a drink at the bar. The restaurant was packed, but it is usually packed on weekends. The holiday menu was prix fixe so it would seem to not be all that taxing. After our cocktail, we were put at a table in the bar and it was so loud, we had difficulty hearing each other speak. Our server (David) seemed rushed and overwhelmed. He hardly spoke to us, gave us basically no information regarding the food other than "it looks good". He MIGHT have come to our table three times. Our food was brought out by runners so he never checked to see if we were satisfied or needed anything. I had to flag down runners to refill water glasses. We never got our amuse bouche or party favors that were advertised as part of the evening. The prix fix menu price was $60 a person, and we ordered a $30 bottle of wine (which by the way was an EXCELLENT chardonnay, much better than the price point would lead you to believe. I am reluctant to put this because I hate for them to raise the price!) When we got our bill, the restaurant AUTOMATICALLY ADDED a 20% gratuity. We had no choice, it was on the bill. There was no mention of an automatic gratuity on the menu. So no wonder the server made no effort towards providing any real service. The food was really good, but our bill was close to $200 which would have been reasonable if it had felt like a fine dining experience. Unfortunately, we felt like we were in an assembly line. We hope to try the restaurant again to see if the service is better. It is a beautiful restaurant and the food was really good. Just expected better service.

PS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable New Year's Eve dinner at Alexanders. Although it was busy with the holiday the food was excellent and our waitress did a good job of keeping things moving. I had a lobster and pasta dish that was wonderful and the desserts - a chocolate cake and berry cobbler - were both very good. It is becoming one of our favorite spots!

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for the review....Happy New Year!!

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place one of our favorites on Hhi

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have not been here for a while and returned since there had been a new owner and wanted to try the restaurant again. The restaurant was decorated nicely for the holiday. The drinks were made well and our order was taken by a very pleasant waitress. We tried three she crab soup which was good but warm at best. Then we waited for our entrees. After an inordinate period of time they were delivered. They were not worth waiting for. They were edible but overseasoned. We were very disappointed and won't be back.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I ordered the prime rib medium and it was overcooked and brown all the way through and did not have a good flavor. My husband ordered shrimp and grits and his was very good.

Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello and thank you for the review. We apologize that your prime rib was not cooked to your liking and we certainly hope that the issue was the issue corrected for you? If you would like to discuss this experience further, please reach out to Jimmy (843-785-4999) at your earliest convenience so we may learn more about your visit to Alexander's. Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

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P
Savannah
51 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for early dining and were seated overlooking the lagoon. Britt was wonderful … professional, knowledgeable and willing to share her insights on various entrees for decision making purposes. A very enjoyable night.

LA
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

RM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it and the food was good, service very good and the building was very charming and nicely decorated! We will definitely return when visiting the area again!

OT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and come to Alexander’s for this happy occasion every year.
I asked for a table in the bar area (in my reservation form) was not given one nor was it mentioned.
However, they did know we were celebrating a special day.

AM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time at Brunch with Santa at Alexander's this past weekend. The food was fantastic, the staff was great, the ambiance was so festive and the Santa was wonderful. We will definitely be back during regular dining times and next Christmas if they provide the Brunch again.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful holiday dinner with family. From the appetizers to our main dishes everyone was impressed with both the presentation as well as taste. The crab cakes and flounder were cooked perfectly and the prime rib was generous. We will definitely be coming back.

AP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cuisine, location, and service!

GB
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Britt was fabulous... and she knows her wines! Many thanks & Merry Christmas to all1 Cheers, Lucia & Gerry Bryson

KA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food we’ve had on Hilton Head Island. Service was friendly and impeccable. We will definitely go back next time we are on Hilton Head.

HR
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will absolutely dine at Alexander's again. The food was delicious. My date had the prime rib which was cooked perfect and included some awesome horseradish. I had the scallops and wild mushroom risotto. It was out of this world. Our server was attentive but did not hover. It was a memorable night.

BB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Alexander’s. Our waitress, Donna, was pleasant and efficient as always. The way she pours wine is impressive! Sous Chef Stefanie is always sensitive to my wife’s dietary restrictions, something we both really appreciate. All our meals were delicious and nicely presented. We look forward to another enjoyable visit soon.

JB
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been to Alexander's under new management until this visit. Everything from check in to departure was outstanding! Food was great, service was great and ambiance was too.
Clearly a five star in my view.

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff accommodated our changing arrival time. Server was very nice and paid special attention to our little grandsons which they appreciated. Food was appreciated all around by our group. I am glad that Kistler Chardonnay is on the menu!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal.. great service!

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent as was the soup and dessert.