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Ranked #15 of 499 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 18 - USD 35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Campbell/Salem
Transit: Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley
Description: We are SW Virginia's dining destination located next to the Farmer's Market, Hotel Roanoke Conference Center and the Taubman Museum of Art. Alexander's is an oasis for casual upscale dining. 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. We have been selected two years in a row as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the US by OpenTable.
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Had a business meeting here. Staff was helpful and attentive. Food was excellent and came out warm even with a large group. We did not feel rushed and were given the time to enjoy our meal and the company of the other guests. It appeared that other patrons in smaller groups were given the same attention. The food was excellent. Would dine here again.

Thank 5bottomspink
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

We loved eating here before a Wynton Marsalis concert at the old Jefferson High School! My scallops were unbelievable! The salad was perfect and the bread delicious. Our waiter was attentive and never in our way. He made sure that we got our food in a timely manner so that we would not be late for our show. We finished our meal with coffee; it is VERY good!!

Thank dmartha
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Alexander's remains my favorite for a special dinner out. It is a dining experience best enjoyed with people you want to share a fun evening with. Waitstaff are attentive but never intrusive or pretentious.

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Thank Grrby
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Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I read they can accommodate gluten free but was very disappointed in their selection.
We got stuck with salads and the one salad came with gluten bread even thought we had lengthy conversation about gluten free options with staff.

The salad was good.

Thank NJ1007
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bbmeagher, Owner at Alexander's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us but it would be even better if you had taken a few minutes to actually talk to us about how we care for the needs of our many gluten free customers! We are not a gluten free restaurant, but we care about all of the dietary needs of all customers- not just gluten free. Most of our food is cooked to order and we are able to customize most offerings to gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic low/no salt, fat free, and food allergies. We do not offer gluten free bread but just one person in your Take Out order (right before closing) requested gluten free which is why we were thoughtful of the other person and put bread with his/her salad. We are only open for lunch on Wednesdays and our menu is typical lunch fare but we have several happy gluten free customers who eat lunch with us every week. We also cook to order gluten free appetizers and entrees at dinner and have many happy repeat customers. We are mindful of products like soy and mustard which can contain gluten. We offer several organic gluten free grains and use organic rice flour and potato starch in place of wheat flour. A note on this subject: we have a few celiac customers who always call in advance and we are very careful to separate their food and preparation. We cannot guarantee celiac preparation with no notice but we can cook gluten free anytime when a menu offering can be prepared gluten free. We are approved by the Gluten Free Council.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to discuss our approach to accommodating our customers dietary needs.

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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

My wife and I agree that their scallops were some of the best we ever had. The corn pudding was more like a soufflé, super delicious. The bowl of tasty squash and smoked salmon soup was served hot, though not a large portion. Overall, the chef's selection of spices made the favors subtle and not overpowering. Overall, a most enjoyable evening.

Thank 30POP
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