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Alexander's on the Bay - CLOSED

4536 Ocean View Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-1433 (Northwest Virginia Beach)
757-464-4999
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Price range: $16 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
Description: Alexander's on the Bay is a Iconic restaurant destination presented against the panoramic backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. With over 25 years of service to the public Alexander's staff has been preparing creative offerings of fresh seafood,steaks and pasta dishes totally from scratch.Come in and enjoy a world class bar and wine list to match. Alexander's on the Bay is available for weddings,as well as private and corporate functions held on site or catered at your location. Enjoy the million dollar view from any table. Any closer you will be on the sand.

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

There was an article in the local paper in early December, 2013 that the restaurant has closed for good. The owner said they could never rebuild the customer level after they repaired the place after a devastating storm. With the poor quality of the food the two times we ate there after they reopened, it's no wonder they couldn't get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

WORST DINING EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD! Valet parking (mandatory) drove my car thirty feet. Rolls were burnt, house salad was ok. $25 fish that was a pre frozen filet of mush and tasted like water and cumin when it was supposed to have white truffle oil on it. It didn't. When we explained that the $25 entree tasted like... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I just returned from a disappointing experience tonight. My family expected a nice evening meal to celebrate a birthday but instead received rude service. The waitress was awful! Pushy and a bit gruff-I really think she needs to retire because she wasn't what you would expect in a nicer dining facility. She pulled the plates off the table before everyone... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My husband and I liked it. I am 51 years old and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There weren't any kids which is fine with us. It was a quiet, peaceful, atmosphere. The food was great. I had the fried seafood plate. The crab cake was more crab than cake. I felt as though the prices were in... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I tried to book a reservation several times. Never got called back. Owner refused to honor Groupon and basically called me a liar because she "calls everyone back". You'll never get a dime from us.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

What a mixed experience! Of course, the view is lovely. And tonight the food was quite good, but I doubt that we will ever go back. I had a special (tuna with a Dijon cream sauce) and the barbecued shrimp appetizer. Both were delightful. Waiter wanted to know why we were there and seemed a bit pushy about finding out... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Had a wedding reception there and it was horrible from beginning to end. Owner was rude, impatient, rushed and bothered. She had zero personality or people skills. Her explanation (or lack thereof) in attempting to explain why dinner was moved inside was rude and condescending. Several tables were not setup/decorated in time and guest had to wait. Not to mention... More

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PORTSMOUTH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Visited Alexanders on the bay MOnday night - cute little restaurant- service was good however, food was very, very disappointing... Order the Broiled Seafood Combination ( Flounder was overcooked, crabcake under the flounder was good, two shrimp a little overdone, and the most disappointing were the scallops, PEA SIZE, literally the size of a pea. ) Will not be back.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My wife and I went here on a gorgeous Friday evening. Bright blue skies dimmed as the sun came closer to setting. I had a well prepared Tanqueray martini followed by the Oysters Rockefeller app. They were very oily and soggy with absolutely no crustiness on the top. In addition, each one was so gritty that I had to keep... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were there on July 4th 2013, The worst meal ever!! From beginning to end You know your in trouble when the waiter has a sarcastic tone to follow it by pouring your chardonnay full to the brim of your wine glass. Ordered Oysters Rockefellow only to hear sorry we are out of Oysters. Second choice Brie cheese that was... More

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