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Alexander's - Roanoke

4.9
4.9
1174 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Alexander's is an oasis for award winning cuisine, wine, and craft cocktails. Over the years we've twice been awarded the Open Table Top 100 in the US restaurant designation and in 2018, Southern Living Magazine named us one of the Ten Most Romantic Restaurants in the South. Focusing on superb ingredients; fish, seafood, prime quality Virginia aged meats and locally sourced organic produce, our cuisine showcases years of collaboration among some of the most talented chefs of our region. You'll be served in an atmosphere filled with romance, sophistication, modern & vintage jazz. It's old world charm with new world flavors!
Built in the 1880s as Roanoke's first office supply company, our vintage building has been transformed into a retro chic rendition of the classic urban restaurants of our great culinary cities. The art, furnishings, lighting, and mirrors are all found pieces of Roanoke's rich architectural history. So relax and let's start making your memories at Alexander's.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 982-6983

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    We have a team of chefs

  • Catering

    Alexander's caters! You've come to the right place if you are looking for a location for your upcoming dinner, rehearsal dinner, small wedding or cocktail reception. We cater standing receptions for up to 100 guests and seated dinners from as few as 6 and up to 75 guests.<br>We create menus that represent the culinary tastes and style of our award winning restaurant. This allows you to provide a unique, memorable experience to your guests. We are also happy to customize a menu that reflects your specific tastes or theme for the evening.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a totally private dining room and bar available for small to large dinners and events. This space is accessed by a separate entrance, has four walls and a door so that it is perfect for private presentations and dinner meetings without outside interference. Alexander"s is one of the premiere catering operations in the Roanoke/SW Virginia region, offering full service for cocktail parties, private dinners, receptions and similar events in our private Gallery Dining Room. We are also a very popular choice for guests and groups staying at Hotel Roanoke who seek an off-site location for receptions and dinners for business functions, reunions and wedding rehearsal dinners. We can provide auditorium style seating for meetings and seminars. In addition, Alexander's is the go-to place for top quality carry-out cuisine for office and home entertaining.

  • Private party contact

    Boni Webb: (540) 982-6983

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Cross street

    Campbell/Salem

  • Parking details

    On street parking is available as well as several surface lots and parking garages within one block of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,174 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • Virginia

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Virginia

    Romantic

  • Virginia

    American

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Overall

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Food

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Service

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Value

  • Greater Roanoke

    Fit for Foodies

  • Greater Roanoke

    Healthy

  • Greater Roanoke

    Notable Wine List

  • Greater Roanoke

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  • Greater Roanoke

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  1. T

    Traveler

    Birmingham

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp BBQ for Two was delicious. The salad that came for second course was just right, and the entrees - hubby got the scallops, and I got the Rockfish - were both excellent. And the Glacé au Chocolate for dessert was a good ending to the meal. Service was attentive and informative. Great wine list and craft cocktails, too! Highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having dinner at Alexander's made celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary very special. The rockfish and duck breast dishes were amazing! We topped the evening off with a delicious peach shortbread....a perfect evening!
  3. KB

    KenB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, dinner, drinks and dessert. Very comparable to NOVA and DC restaurants. I would highly recommend.
  4. P

    Paula

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All delicious! Best Crab Cakes - ANYWHERE! Chocolate Glace is superb ending to a wonderful meal!
  5. AP

    AmyP

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the best restaurant in Roanoke. It's expensive, but worth it.
  6. CP

    ClarenceP

    Tallahassee

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and service were amazing. Imagine dining in the 1950’s era. The noise was non existent, the service was friendly but not overly familiar, and I think the background music was Billie Holiday or Etta James. Now to the food, the entree choices were quite varied from duck and rabbit to several seafood selections. ( I opted for the duck which was a great choice!) OH, and the cocktails were excellent too! We will be going back soon.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 50th anniversary was celebrated on Friday night, June 10th, at Alexander’s! From the moment we arrived, until we said good night, the dining experience was outstanding as always! We are fortunate to have a restaurant so close to make a night a memorable experience! The staff is exceptional, the food and wine excellent (love the expanded menu) and ambiance relaxing for a two way conversation!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always dependable food and service.
  9. k

    kennethc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for better!
  10. S

    Shelma

    Richmond

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexander's has been our favor rite place for many years. Now it's like being with family. The food is simply the best in Roanoke
  11. RP

    RichardP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always great as is the food; Consistently outstanding every time we’ve been there.
  12. LW

    LoisW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was wonderful as usual- service was great. Our favorite place
  13. J

    Judy

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant. All of the staff is wonderful and professional, and we have a special fondness for long-timers Bonnie, Bjorn and Kelly.
  14. FG

    FelixG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our wait person, Bjorn, was very professional, knew the menu by heart and generally pleasant. Other supporting wait staff were excellent.
  15. DS

    DavidS

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a delightful experience at Alexanders!
  16. MS

    MichaelS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After trying Alexander's for the first time during Downtown Restaurant week, we decided it would become our go to place for special occasions and it did not disappoint! This visit was for our Anniversary (#32) and the experience was wonderful from the moment we walked in the door. The wait staff was attentive without being annoying, the time between courses was perfect, and the food was exceptional. We started with the barbeque shrimp for 2. The shrimp had great seasoning, were a little spicy and cooked perfectly and it was a fight to see who was going to mop up the last of the sauce with the bread! Our main courses were also excellent - my wife had the Grouper (her all-time favorite fish) and I had the Tuscan rabbit on risotto. We each traded a couple bites and decided we would have both been happy with either dish. The composition of both dishes was thoughtful, the sauces were both unctuous, and the seasonal vegetables were just right. For the finale, we both had after dinner coffee and dessert, something we hardly ever do but it was obvious we didn't want the evening to end. And this may not seem like part of a restaurant review but the atmosphere created by the music playing softly in the background enhanced the overall experience. We will be back!
  17. MM

    MichelleM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a phenomenal meal for our graduation celebration. Party of six. I had the crab cake and the mixed grill all delicious. My husband tried the lamb porterhouse and raves about it (and he is tough to please, LOL). Everyone enjoyed their meals. The bread was great. Service very attentive and pleasant. Highly recommend. Wish there were a few more appetizer options, my dad does not eat seafood, which eliminated 3 options.
  18. B

    Briargal

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, as always!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, great dishes and fair prices.
  20. C

    Ckkun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the lump crab and pan seared soft shell crab for appetizers as well as two cocktails. We got the braised rabbit and the rockfish as entrees. Profiterole for dessert. The appetizers, cocktails, and dessert were astounding. The flavors melded and were perfect and unique and delicious. The main entrees were also very delicious. But the best part was the staff who were helpful and friendly and really made the experience perfect for us. We made reservations for 5pm on a Thursday and it was like we had rented the place out for ourselves. No one else was there yet.
  21. R

    skipR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most memorable dinners we’ve ever had. And we’ve been to lots of great restaurants in NYC etc. this ranks among the finest. Amazing.
  22. JA

    JanisA

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexander's never disappoints. Not only is the food well-prepared and delicious, the atmosphere is welcoming, and we always enjoy ourselves. Their steak filets are the best, along with the varieties of fish.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server (Gregor?) was fantastic! Will come back next time we are in town.
  24. AG

    AliceG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 60th anniversary and stay in Roanoke hotel.
  25. BA

    BriggsA

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is an intimate and sophisticated dining experience . Not to be missed if you are in Roanoke.
  26. PJ

    PatriciaJ

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & cocktails were outstanding! The service was spectacular! The dining room was beautiful and relaxing! It was a perfect place for dinner prior to seeing a fantastic play at Mill Mountain Theatre! Thank you, Alexander’s for contributing to an exceptional night out!
  27. G

    Gus42

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We always enjoy Alexander’s and it’s our go to restaurant when we go to Roanoke for business. This time we came in business casual and skipped the jacket. Perhaps that is why our service seemed off. Our male waiter repeatedly served and removed plates reaching over our table. There were only two of us and the tables weren’t tight. Reaching over our food and drinks wasn’t necessary. It was mid week and not busy yet he seemed indifferent and provided minimal service. Maybe we’d just been spoiled by the fabulous service we had come to expect. The female servers provided excellent service to the diners next to us however. Love Alexander’s but hope our experience is better next time.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places we’ve visited! We travel A LOT, and while we’re not professionals, we know/love our food. This was a late birthday celebration and I could not be happier with our choice. We tried both their featured cocktail and wine, both impeccable! Our starter was the Thai style shrimp. They were served on top of a bed of noodles that were simple but full of flavor! My husband had the filet matre d’butter. He’s VERY picky with his red meats and admitted this was in this top 5 steaks he’s had. I’m not a huge red meat person and I even really enjoyed the piece I tried! I decided on the Carolina rockfish. Wow!! Our waitress described it as being glazed with a brown butter/lemon finish. It was a different combination than what I was used to but wow!! Absolutely the best fish I’ve had. Of course we ended with dessert. I opted for the chocolate chip bread pudding and my husband tried the lemon tart. Both PERFECT! Our service was outstanding. The ambience was beautiful and light. Perfect, perfect, perfect!
  29. JS

    JohnS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Timed nicely. Never felt rushed. Great staff.
  30. JD

    JeffD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, the service and the food were perfect.
  31. L

    Lovetoeat

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Made reservations 3 weeks in advance in order to request a particular table. It was my husband’s birthday, and he mentioned previously he liked the window table. Unfortunately, did not get the table requested. Instead we were seated 2 tables back from a street view consisting of an unsightly boarded up building. No attempt was made to seat us in a nicer location after told our requested table was unavailable. Not sure what you have to do to get a nice table as the restaurant was 3/4 empty.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night
  33. E

    Eatoutalot

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexander's is always outstanding. Consistent and delicious in an atmosphere that allows conversation with outstanding service.Recommend highly.
  34. s

    sassafras

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress was excellent. We had great drinks and food.
  35. DP

    DanaP

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small, elegant dining. Upscale menu with unique ingredients. Good winelist. Interesting cocktails. Pleasant service.
  36. CD

    CaryDoggieMom

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service
  37. d

    donnam

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in roanoke!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy to report Alexanders has survived the pandemic intact. The food is still fabulous and the staff and service excellent as always!
  39. L

    Lovetoeat

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Male host that seated us was a bit on the snobbish side. The wait staff were a different matter and were polite and efficient. I would have given the food another star, but I felt the salad that accompanied the entree was a bit on the bland side. I prefer a vinaigrette with a bit more bite. My Manhattan was outstanding so thanks to the bar tender. The shrimp etouffee was amazing, and my husband’s lamb ragu was also prepared to perfection. Desert was delicious, and I would have loved coffee with desert, but my coffee was never served. This was the only slip on the part of the wait staff. I am looking forward to returning in the near future, and would recommend to others.
  40. MD

    MeganD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary! Had a great time food was very and the service was great. Only complaint would be that our cheesecake for dessert was very small. Other then that great place to have a special dinner

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Alexander's - Roanoke does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Alexander's - Roanoke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 982-6983.

Alexander's - Roanoke is rated 4.9 stars by 1174 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 2 times today
Google Map for Alexander's - Roanoke

105 South Jefferson Street Roanoke, VA 24011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Campbell/Salem

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Meat

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    On street parking is available as well as several surface lots and parking garages within one block of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    We have a team of chefs

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 982-6983

  • Catering

    Alexander's caters! You've come to the right place if you are looking for a location for your upcoming dinner, rehearsal dinner, small wedding or cocktail reception. We cater standing receptions for up to 100 guests and seated dinners from as few as 6 and up to 75 guests.<br>We create menus that represent the culinary tastes and style of our award winning restaurant. This allows you to provide a unique, memorable experience to your guests. We are also happy to customize a menu that reflects your specific tastes or theme for the evening.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a totally private dining room and bar available for small to large dinners and events. This space is accessed by a separate entrance, has four walls and a door so that it is perfect for private presentations and dinner meetings without outside interference. Alexander"s is one of the premiere catering operations in the Roanoke/SW Virginia region, offering full service for cocktail parties, private dinners, receptions and similar events in our private Gallery Dining Room. We are also a very popular choice for guests and groups staying at Hotel Roanoke who seek an off-site location for receptions and dinners for business functions, reunions and wedding rehearsal dinners. We can provide auditorium style seating for meetings and seminars. In addition, Alexander's is the go-to place for top quality carry-out cuisine for office and home entertaining.

  • Private party contact

    Boni Webb: (540) 982-6983

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