About Alexander's - Roanoke
A destination for food and wine lovers located a stone's throw from the historic Farmer's Market, Hotel Roanoke and the Taubman Museum, Alexander's offers relaxed, sophisticated dining at its best. Cooking with superb ingredients,fish, seafood, prime-quality Virginia aged meats and locally sourced organic produce, our cuisine showcases years of collaboration among the most talented chefs of our region. Enter a refurbished 19th-century storefront, low lit with big square windows that open to the bustle of Roanoke's downtown; a little of old New York, New Orleans,a favorite European haunt? Inside you'll find a mix of vintage and modern accents, burnished tin ceilings,well-spaced tables and a wall-long, scarlet banquette. Order a cocktail or a select glass of wine and enter the serene vibe of the Alexander's experience. A destination for couples and business diners, Alexander's cuisine will delight you with an interplay of flavors that keeps you expectant and interested.
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Award winning cuisine and service and 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.
On street parking is available as well as several surface lots and parking garages within one block of the restaurant.
Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley
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 also 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: 5409826983x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Set up and catering available for special events.
Alexander's - Roanoke Ratings and Reviews
35th Anniversary dinner.
As always a wonderful dinner and evening at Alexanders.We have been coming to Alexanders for many years and their standard of consistency and excellence have never wavered. We look forward to many many more evenings at Alexanders with our friends and family.
Downtown Roanoke's Best for Elegant Dinning
Alexander's continues to be the best in Roanoke for elegant dinning. Service is outstanding, the most knowledgable and professional staff in Roanoke. The chef Boni Web always has an amazing nightly special and the regular menu is fantastic. Boni does a unique job of balancing new creative, local flavors while keeping with traditional favorite dishes. The BBQ shrimp is a must! Alexander's is exactly what a restaurant of this caliber is supposed to be.
We had a table of 13 for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meals. The staff was attentive but not overbearing, which, to me, always defines a good dining experience. Alexander's consistently delivers great food and the best waitstaff in the area.
The staff are so wonderful and always make you feel special. Worth every penny
EXCELLENT FOOD AND NICE ATMOSPHERE
EVERY THING WAS TOP NOTCH AND A WELCOMING HOST AND FRIENDLY WAITRESS TO EXCELLENT WELL PREPARED MEALS . RECOMMENT THIS TO ANYONE WHO WANT AN UPSCALE RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE BOTH IN TERMS OF FOOD QUALITY, PRESENTATION AND ATMOSPHERE
Lovely ambiance, very attentive staff. ...
Lovely ambiance, very attentive staff. Food as always beautifully prepared and delicious.
Very good restaurant. Good food, great wine list
Dinned with a visitor from France and his words, "This place is really "French Quality". No kidding, it would certainly be successful in a city as Lyon!" The food was wonderful, the wine list impressive. Also, it was easy to have conversation because the back ground music was just the right level.
Great meal and the best dinner salad I ...
Great meal and the best dinner salad I have ever eaten. I would come back just for the salad alone.
Great food and restaurant. We will go back.
This was a wonderful meal and we enjoyed ourselves. We have always wanted to go here and will be back soon. Thanks for a great night.
We were at Alexander's recently for dinner before an Elton John concert. It's a very nice small restaurant in downtown Roanoke. The service was outstanding. We had about four different people taking care of us but that thinned out as it became busier, we arrived at 5:00 on a Friday. The food is very good but the portions a rather small for the price., around $200 including tip for my group of four with no alcohol involved.
Great restaurant went there with my boyf ...
Great restaurant went there with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. Was a bit pricey but worth it . Would definitely go there again for a special occasion!
We have been going to Alexander's since they opened in Roanoke. We rely on them for outstanding menu selections for a wide range of tastes. The food is always prepared with a light touch and the atmosphere is never pretentious but just a bit refined. The service is polished and elegant but also warm and friendly. For us and friends, Alexander's is perfect.
Great restaurant, poor seating
I took my wife here for her birthday. On the reservation, I noted it was her birthday and requested favorable seating. They sat us next to the busing station. There was a fair amount of clanking dishes and such. Not ideal. The perfect spot was open by the window, but they gave that to a different couple who came in 20 minutes after us. The service was as good as could possibly be expected. The staff was friendly, but not intrusive. I have recommended it and will be back.
Our favorite place
Alexanders is always our special place to go.....we have been going there for over 35 years and we are always treated like royalty. The food is always delicious and the staff is wonderful.
Our night at Alexander's was fantastic from start to finish. Friendly and professional greeters at the door, our coats were taken immediately and graciously, our server was knowledgeable and made great suggestions for wine parings, the atmosphere was upbeat and lively but not too loud, food was fresh and prepared perfectly, you never have to ask for more water because they are always on top of it... ! We cannot say enough good things about this restaurant.
Having traveled far and wide in the US as well as other countries, it is difficult to remember a restaurant that is as all around as good as this delightful establishment. Everything about our experience was superb.
The service and food was great . They to ...
The service and food was great . They took care of us on our anniversary . Very nice
Consistently wonderful! Alexanders is ou ...
Consistently wonderful! Alexanders is our favorite restaurant for big - and smaller - occasions. Love it.
Excellent Food and Service
The restaurant was very well run. Great service and outstanding food. The flavors, preparation and creative flair of the food were perfect.
Food was excellent. Service was impeccable. Bonnie (general manager) always has a smile ready and runs a knowledgeable, friendly, energetic staff. We will return and advise any of our friends and family to make a reservation at Alexanders for any special occasion. Thank you Alexanders for a great meal!
Wonderful atmosphere. The service was amazing and the food even better. It was expensive but worth the money. Enjoyed having my birthday/Valentine's Day dinner their.
We frequent Alexander's for special occasions. Their menu is always inviting. There are so many special touches and the ambience is perfect. We celebrated Valentine's Day a few days early. When we arrived and the host realized I was 30 weeks pregnant, they set to work finding us the most comfortable table, despite being quite busy. The host also remembers our names, which is a nice touch. I am already looking forward to our next delicious celebration at Alexander's!
Alexander's the Great!!
Best restaurant in Roanoke, Va for dining. Ambience, superb service, knowledgeable staff, top quality ingredients and food preparation. Beautiful decor and wonderful art. A wonderful restaurant for Wednesday lunches, couples dinners, business dinners, and groups. Do not miss your chance to fine at Alexander's!
Exceptional Standout Establishment!
We went here for my birthday on a cold January Saturday night. We thought there might not be many people here so soon after Christmas but they had a full house. This was a very good experience from start to finish. We were greeted warmly and welcomely. We started with mixed drinks expertly made by their very good mixologist. Our waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and was very attentive. This restaurant makes sure you are taken care of very well. They have several servers taking care of you to ensure that things happen in a timely manner. The meal is started off with a basket of very good bread. The Shrimp Carbonara appetizer we tried was a very good. We love the fact that a salad is included with your meal and a very good one at that. Serving a mini croissant with it makes for a special treat. I had scallops with corn pudding (more decadent than it sounds) served with roasted root vegetables. Outstanding! My husband had the filet and shrimp with two different sauces. Awesome as well! We both said this restaurant deserves a place on our list of special restaurants in Roanoke! It is a restaurant which many might reserve for special occasions, but we will definitely be going back as often as I can create a "special" occasion.
Best restaurant in Southwestern VA
Always an excellent experience at all levels from ambiance to very professional service and absolutely outstanding food. thank you
Very good but has been better.
The service was timely and the selections appealing. The rabbit was not quite as good as in the past, but still flavorful. The scallops were good. Desserts were excellent.
The food, setting and service were outstanding. My daughter served in the Peace Corp and this was her welcome home dinner. She said it was one of the best meals she had ever eaten.
Service was poor. We got the wine menu about 5min after being seated. After another 10min I had to flag down a server to ask for the dinner menu. Servers seemed be paying more attention to a large party seated after us and even taking their order before we received our menu's! After making our diner selection I ordered a bottle of wine. After it was poured the bottle disappeared around the corner and out of sight. As the diner progressed I had to ask twice to have our glasses refilled. The bread and salad were both good. The entrée however was at best unremarkable. The portion sizes were less than we would have received on a small plate in most other restaurants. Our bill totaled about $130.00. We both agreed we would have had a much better meal at one of the chains for less than half the price. We had been to this restaurant a couple of years ago and were impressed at the time. Needless to say, after this experience, we will not be back.
Best Roanoke Has To Offer
Alexander's has been a favorite of mine for, literally, decades. The atmosphere is calming and relaxed. The service is impeccable. The food cannot be equaled in the valley. A simple dinner salad is transformed into a thing of beauty. The main courses are all excellent, and the portions are perfect. The wine list, while not extensive and bloated, is filled with well chosen selections agreeable to any wine aficionado. I cannot recommend Alexander's highly enough. I'm glad the owner chose Roanoke, because Alexander's could fit in quite nicely with any famous restaurant in any big city.
The wrong meal came out. It resulte in ...
The wrong meal came out. It resulte in my wife finishing her meal before the one I ordered was delivered to our table.
Alexander's is the best!
Since over 20 years Alexander's has been our favorite restaurant. Elegant, European ambiente, excellent food, exquisite wine list at affordable prices, and the staff is exceptionally friendly, discrete and knowledgeable !
A High Standard For Many Years
I have been dining here for over 30 years, and held my wedding reception here. Alexanders is a first-class restaurant in every way. The food is outstanding, service is attentive without being overbearing. The atmosphere is neither too informal or stuffy.
A holiday treat!
The idea of a mid week dining out was hers... thoughts of a slower pace was especially attractive. Alexander's was the perfect choice. The entire evening from the bbq shrimp to share (ask for extra bread for the sauce) through entrees of duck and the mixed grill to a delicious toasted coconut cake and coffee was spectacular. Service was impeccable. Just a great dinner!
One word review
Sublime is the best word to describe the Alexander's Experience.
The food was delicious but I was left incredibly hungry for my meal was WAY WAY WAY too tiny and the meal ended up being $96 NOT including tip which is way too much for I was hungry when I went to bed that night. I wouldn't go here again, far too expensive and the website doesn't show prices on the menu so I feel like I was tricked.
Alexanders is a place you can count on for a fantastic meal/ evening. The menu changes to take advantage of currently available local products, but the crusty French bread and coissants remain outstanding. This was Christmas Dinner for us and it was delightful.
Came in for dinner while on a business t ...
Came in for dinner while on a business trip. Food was great; enjoyed the atmosphere. Service was quite nice however the pace was very slow. Dinner took an extra hour than anticipated. Great experience, just know that it will be a long one.
Best friend dining restaurant in Roanoke ...
Best friend dining restaurant in Roanoke!
great food, service. But a bit noisy
Most things about the evening were wonderful. Not the romantic atmosphere i anticipated - it was quite noisy inside
THE FOOD , AS ALWAYS,WAS SPECTACULAR. TH ...
THE FOOD , AS ALWAYS,WAS SPECTACULAR. THE SERVICE FINE UNTIL DESSERT[WE ORDERED A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR FRIENDS] AFTER CLEARING THE TABLE , THE CAKE WAS SLOW ARRIVING. AFTER PRESENTING , IT TOOK 10" TO SLICE AND SERVE. THE BILLS[OUR GUEST INSISTED ON PAYING THEIR DINNER] WERE MIXED UP WITH OUR GUESTS BILLED FOR CAKE AND BUBBLY, WHICH WAS CORRECTED. A SMALL BLEMISH THAT DID NOT DIMINISH OUR TOTAL EXPERIENCE.
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