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105 South Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011 (Campbell/Salem)
Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley
540 982 6983
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding Service / Pleasantly Surprised

We didn't have reservations, but stopped in here for an appetizer/small plate and a glass of wine prior to dinner. They were fantastic in accomdating us and even made recommendations for other places for dessert. We had the shrimp appetizer for two and a glass of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
2theC
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Virginia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We didn't have reservations, but stopped in here for an appetizer/small plate and a glass of wine prior to dinner. They were fantastic in accomdating us and even made recommendations for other places for dessert. We had the shrimp appetizer for two and a glass of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Excellent by the glass wine. The service was fantastic, as... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Alexanders has been the best restaurant value for service, food and wine selection for the past couple decades. Bonny creates amazing dishes of fresh seafood, especially the scallops and crab cakes. Bjorn and Mark are well educated in wine and proper pairings for those welcoming suggestions. It is a great place for a family dinner or an intimate night out.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The service was good and the ambiance were first class. I felt the portions were a bit small and over priced.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were excited to try their Lousiana dishes. I dont know how they get away with calling theses items etouffee and such. Horrible. All of it. Over priced for the quality. Ive had better service at fast food restaurants. Never again

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Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Have eaten here several times recently as parts of groups. Food is pretty pricey... there are better values in town. That being said the food is nearly always excellent and very consistent. The deconstructed sushi roll is one of my favorite appetizers in the area. The glace du chocolat is not to be missed for dessert. Entrees are variable. I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Alexander's service, ambience, and food are excellent. I so enjoy having dinner there on special occasions ... because everything is so special.

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Springfield, Virginia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We picked Alexander’s for our Saturday dinner on our getaway weekend in Roanoke, and it was a highlight of the trip. This cozy restaurant offers great food and service at a surprisingly reasonable cost. The menu offered number of fascinating dishes, such as my Deconstructed Cajunese California Roll appetizer (with onigiri, marinated lump crab, avocado, aïoli wasabi, and toasted nori)... More 

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florida
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139 reviews 139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

we had a wonderful dinner here. asked for a quiet table and was delighted with a table in the window that sits all by itself. we shared the appetizer labeled "grilled shrimp for 2". i don't know about "grilled" -- i think the preparation was more like sautéed. by no matter, it was delicious with the shrimp being super tasty.... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love downtown Roanoke and one of the reasons I like it so much are all the fun, good places to eat - and one of the best of them is Alexander's, an absolute pleasure from start to finish. The wait staff is always attentive - but never hovering, you'll never be rushed here. Alexander's feels like the Old South... More 

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Newport News, VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

From the greeting at the door, to the attentive service, to the delicious food, I cannot recommend Alexander's highly enough. I do feel it is a bit pricey for Roanoke, but worth the money. Veal and tuna entrees were outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 South Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011
    (Campbell/Salem)
  • Public Transportation: Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540 982 6983

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?