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Robin Alexander, An American Bistro

27 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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Robin Alexander, An American Bistro, is located in the heart of Lynchburg, Virginia and serves American inspired cuisine in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. The bistro includes a martini bar and offers catering services.

Robin Alexander, An American Bistro provides a menu that is a seasonally inspired mix of burgers, sandwiches, main entrées and desserts. Appetizers include Thai lettuce cups, nachos, spinach dip and pretzel bites. Some of the featured main entrées at Robin Alexander, An American Bistro include Spanish paella, Louisiana crab cakes, honey spiced salmon, BBQ chicken and ribs, Tuscan chicken and chicken and shrimp risotto. Desserts include coconut beach blondie, key lime pie and carrot cake.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(434) 845-1601
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Richardson
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Private party facilities
{RA} Robin Alexander:An American Bistro has an enclosed private dinning room to accommodate a group up to 35 guest. We offer several menu options that would offer you the perfect selection for you and your guest.
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TASTE, American Catering & Event Company offers you a broad palette of creative menu possibilities and innovative event styles. Proudly presented by {RA} Robin Alexander, An American Bistro, Taste has set a new standard for catering and event management in the Central Virginia Market. We"ll guide you through the planning process, provide you with a precise, easy to understand contract and personally ensure the smooth execution of your event.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Feel free to park in historic down town lynchburg with two private lots as well as public lots or street parking.
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Public transit
Located close by and throughout downtown Lynchburg.
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Seasonal Live music
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on December 10, 2014

Robin Alexander is not a fine dining restaurant, but has the interior designer of one. I compare it to the Olive Garden because the menu and prices are about on par. The food is good, and prices are very low. Don't expect a five star experience, which you might assume from the exterior, website, and ambiance, but the waitstaff is very friendly, if a bit chipper, and not extremely knowledgeable. Very similar to a lot of other Lynchburg restaurants. The only unique personality the restaurant has is the decor.

5.0Dined on December 2, 2014

Never are in Lynchburg and found this restaurant that looked good. The décor is very nice and it had a vibrant bar scene. TV everywhere too to watch game and or other programs. Seated far away and asked to be moved and they accommodated immediately. Free Wi-Fi! Waiter was very tentative and willing to make many recommendations based upon my questions. The ribs appetizer was plentiful and the meat fell off the bone. Ordered the paella which was not traditional but was good too. It was a Tuesday and they had a beer special for $2. All in all, I would highly recommend this place based on the variety of food as well as quality of meals and great service!

4.0Dined on November 2, 2014

This is consistently one of my favorites for casual dining and a few drinks in Lynchburg. Very friendly staff and well prepared food. Decent selections of food and spirits. I had a very good rib eye cooked medium (pink) with sides, desert and a good local craft beer for under $40.

5.0Dined on October 19, 2014

I took my mother here for her 88th birthday. We had the best food, best server and it was a wonderful evening. Impeccable service, manager came personally to speak to us and gave my mother a special birthday dessert!

3.0Dined on September 9, 2014

I was really impressed with this dining experience. the waiter and hostess was really nice. The service truly was incredible. The food was just ok. I would go there again just for the great service though.

5.0Dined on August 31, 2014

The food was mouth-watering and delicious. Their martini menu is quite delightful! Would definitely recommend this place and looking forward to coming back! Definitely need to try more of their many martinis!!

5.0Dined on August 26, 2014

Robin Alexander is a great place to go for either a casual dine or a romantic date. It is classy, yet trendy and laid-back. Pricing is not too bad. You pay okay prices for what you get. The food is great quality, and the burger menu is fairly large.

4.0Dined on August 5, 2014

I recently went to RA Bistro for the first time. I was amazed how good the food was from entrée to desert. I had the Tuscan Chicken and my friend had the Steak Pasta. We highly recommend them both! Portions were perfect and our waiter Karem answered all of our questions with ease. They also have a extensive martini list. My only compliant is that I wish my glass of white wine was chilled better. Other than that I can't wait to go back.

5.0Dined on July 29, 2014

They have a great variety of food in which everyone can find something to eat according to their preferences or allergy needs. I personally enjoy their burger menu which is extremely creative, but also has options for the vegetarian and non red-meat eater!

5.0Dined on July 21, 2014

Always enjoy the food and atmosphere. My wife and I split a few appetizers when we go.

3.0Dined on June 28, 2014

Service was great; a bit noisy for prixe. 6 PM and already sold out of soup of the day? Still a great place.

4.0Dined on March 21, 2014

Great place for lunch. Parm chicken sandwich and waffle fries very good.

3.0Dined on February 11, 2014

Food was very good. Band was loud and disturbing. Dinner was pricey but high quality. Unfortunately even screaming the 4 people at our table could not hold a conversation. I would go again when no band. The band was loud and horrible.

4.0Dined on January 19, 2014

Always enjoy going to Robin Alexander when visiting our son at Lynchburg College... it is a gem! We love the food, the service, the friendly college-age staff. Thanks for the great experiences.

5.0Dined on January 12, 2014

Robin Alexander, {RA}, has something for everyone! With tons of local & exotic craft beers & Martinis to great American cuisine the possibilities are endless. Definitely a family favorite <3

5.0Dined on December 7, 2013

I was recommended this restaurant as a good place to go to for a special occasion as I was looking for somewhere to take my girlfriend for our 5 year anniversary. We had an extremely nice evening here, the staff were helpful, the ambiance was perfect, and the was absolutely divine - certainly worth the price we paid (admittedly a factor for college students like ourselves). Wouldn't have chosen to go anywhere else, Robin Alexanders truly stands apart from almost all other attractions in Lynchburg.

2.0Dined on November 3, 2013

We were disappointed to say the least with our dining experience. The restaurant was cold. We kept our coats on during the meal. Lighting was poor. We could barely read the menu between the poor lighting and a menu printed in red on black. Food was average at best. We were visiting Lynchburg and heard good reviews about the restaurant, obviously disappointed and could not recommend.

4.0Dined on July 9, 2013

We went in to listen to the music & had some very good burgers for dinner. They have a very large selection of burgers on the menu!

3.0Dined on June 25, 2013

I've eaten here many times and the food is always great. During Restaurant Week it was crazy busy. New waiter was a little slow. But food and drinks were wonderful. The music, live music, was LOUD for dining between 7-8 on a Tuesday night. I'd have preferred the music be lowered and I'm hard of hearing... can't imagine how loud it really was for others. But I went for the food and drinks... which were superb as usual.

4.0Dined on June 20, 2013

Table reserved for our anniversary wasn't an overly desirable location. The one sitting on the outside felt like he was intruding on the couple on the other side of the wall and felt like he was in the lane of traffic between tables.
The servers were favorable toward the fact they wished us "Happy Anniversary" and brought a candle over, but that was it.
I like the restaurant but felt kind of "unwhelmed" by the experience since it was our first time there together.
Loved the food and choices. Opted not to have dessert and in 45 mins the evening was done.

3.0Dined on June 2, 2013

The host was kind enough to seat us outside and we were looking forward to a nice evening. The service made our evening much less enjoyable. The bottle of wine we ordered before we ordered our meal came out after the soups and salads. The crab corn soup was luke warm at best but had a good flavor. I had the crab cakes with mac and cheese which looked like it came out of a box. The crab cakes were tasty but barely warm. My husband had a seafood pasta dish he enjoyed. I would go back one more time and see how it is. The problems with temperature could be the server's fault.

3.0Dined on May 30, 2013

The bistro had great food but seemed a little overpriced. It did take a while to get our food. The service was friendly. It had more of a sports bar feel than a bistro but thats a personal taste, personally think that the sports TV is not necessary, like sports but in that setting it would have been nice not to look up at football or basketball.

4.0Dined on May 15, 2013

We went to the Roman Alexander's Bistro for the first time in celebration of a birthday. Couldn't have chosen a better spot! The staff were attentive, well informed, and very courteous. The food was fantastic and the suggestions for wine pairings by the staff, perfect. Will definitely be going again! Good for couples or larger parties.

5.0Dined on May 8, 2013

I decided to celebrate at RA with my family after my college graduation. Even though I reserved a table the week of the event, I was able to get in, and was pleased with my choice. The food was good (especially the garlic mashed potatoes) and my cheesecake was literally divine. We had a good time and our server was super attentive. Some people in my party were served cold fries but she replaced them quickly. I would definitely reccomend this to a friend.

3.0Dined on April 3, 2013

Temperate of food not warm enough.

3.0Dined on August 8, 2012

The salad wraps are a highlight. You can turn any salad into a wrap.The menu is diversified so you are likely to find something for everyone.The food is good but not something you would need to rush back for.The broccoli soup tasted of flour. The lunch salmon portion plus VERY small.

4.0Dined on August 6, 2012

Robin Alexanders is a great addition to Lynchburg's offering of restaurants. The food and service were very good and it was nice to be able to hold a conversation without having to shout at each other. It is very open and spacious and could easily accomodate a large group of people. I would recommend it anyone and I definitely will be back.


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