About Alexander's - Roanoke

105 South Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Campbell/Salem

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 982-6983

Website:
http://www.alexandersva.com/

Catering:
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.

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

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

Additional:
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.

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35th Anniversary dinner.

Dined on April 23, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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ambience5
service5
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Downtown Roanoke's Best for Elegant Dinning

Dined on April 22, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
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Business Dinner

Dined on April 20, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always special.

Dined on April 9, 2016

The staff are so wonderful and always make you feel special. Worth every penny

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

EXCELLENT FOOD AND NICE ATMOSPHERE

Dined on April 2, 2016

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

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Lovely ambiance, very attentive staff. ...

Dined on March 30, 2016

Lovely ambiance, very attentive staff. Food as always beautifully prepared and delicious.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very good restaurant. Good food, great wine list

Dined on March 18, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great meal and the best dinner salad I ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Great meal and the best dinner salad I have ever eaten. I would come back just for the salad alone.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great food and restaurant. We will go back.

Dined on March 18, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Expensive!

Dined on March 18, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Great restaurant went there with my boyf ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

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!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfect!

Dined on March 12, 2016

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.

Tags: kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Great restaurant, poor seating

Dined on March 9, 2016

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.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our favorite place

Dined on March 6, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent experience!

Dined on March 5, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Perfection

Dined on February 27, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The service and food was great . They to ...

Dined on February 26, 2016

The service and food was great . They took care of us on our anniversary . Very nice

food5
ambience5
service5
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Consistently wonderful! Alexanders is ou ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

Consistently wonderful! Alexanders is our favorite restaurant for big - and smaller - occasions. Love it.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent Food and Service

Dined on February 20, 2016

The restaurant was very well run. Great service and outstanding food. The flavors, preparation and creative flair of the food were perfect.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellence!

Dined on February 14, 2016

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!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Amazing

Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfection

Dined on February 13, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
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Alexander's the Great!!

vip
Dined on February 12, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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ambience5
service5
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Exceptional Standout Establishment!

Dined on January 16, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Best restaurant in Southwestern VA

Dined on January 15, 2016

Always an excellent experience at all levels from ambiance to very professional service and absolutely outstanding food. thank you

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Very good but has been better.

Dined on January 14, 2016

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.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful experience

Dined on January 8, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service2
value2

Let down

Dined on January 2, 2016

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.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Roanoke Has To Offer

Dined on January 2, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service2
value2

The wrong meal came out. It resulte in ...

Dined on December 31, 2015

The wrong meal came out. It resulte in my wife finishing her meal before the one I ordered was delivered to our table.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Alexander's is the best!

Dined on December 30, 2015

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 !

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A High Standard For Many Years

Dined on December 29, 2015

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A holiday treat!

Dined on December 24, 2015

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!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One word review

Dined on December 23, 2015

Sublime is the best word to describe the Alexander's Experience.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience5
service4
value2

Too expensive

Dined on December 15, 2015

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.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

A Standard

Dined on December 12, 2015

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.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service4

Came in for dinner while on a business t ...

Dined on December 3, 2015

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.

food5
ambience5
service5

Best friend dining restaurant in Roanoke ...

vip
Dined on November 18, 2015

Best friend dining restaurant in Roanoke!

food4
ambience3
service5

great food, service. But a bit noisy

Dined on November 13, 2015

Most things about the evening were wonderful. Not the romantic atmosphere i anticipated - it was quite noisy inside

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service3

THE FOOD , AS ALWAYS,WAS SPECTACULAR. TH ...

Dined on November 1, 2015

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list

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