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“Fair Food and Fair Service”
Review of Alexanders Cafe

Alexanders Cafe
Ranked #4 of 187 Restaurants in Elgin
Certificate of Excellence
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Louisa, Virginia
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fair Food and Fair Service”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place because it was close to the hotel. It was very clean and had a fresh looking interior. It has a diner style menu, with breakfast serves all day. The food was fair. The service was lackluster other than the hostess, she was very pleasant. The wait staff was slow and monotone. If in the area I would try some place new before going back. But it's worth a stop otherwise.

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St Catharines
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great food even better price”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Service was fast and food was good. Very nice decorating.. Very enjoyable meal. Would eat there again.

Visited January 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food....but....”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I recently went to Alexanders which has been recently renovated. We were pleasantly surprised by the new decor which is contemporary with touches of stone walls. The food was good with a nice selection on the menu, however, the wait staff needs a personality adjustment. They were not friendly or attentive at all. The restaurant was not busy, yet it was very difficult to get more coffee, etc. We might give it another try because the food was good....but.....

  • Visited January 2014
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Chicagoland
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368 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“OVERPRICED - SMALL PORTIONS”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Went there for breakfast. Was NOT impressed with the portions for the pancakes (pecans & cranberries) for $8.50. No eggs or bacon included - nothing else on the plate. Better deals at all the surrounding breakfast restaurants. Wife's blueberry pancakes for $6.99 same thing - nothing else included. And the coffee price was outrageous - $2.59? The pancakes were about 5" in diameter. No fruit, no egg - nothing on the plate.

Atmosphere was nice (remodeled) and service was good, but WAY too much money to go back to - Tax and tip- $27.00.

Might as well call it the Omega Restaurant because it will be the last on my list to go back to in the area. Portions were too small and without anything else on the plate for the money.

  • Visited January 2014
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Carpentersville, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The main picture here is WRONG!!!”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

The New Alexander's Cafe is a REAL disappointment. With the re-decoration came higher prices, smaller menu and smaller portions. Their best items are gone!!! No more are the BBQ Ribs, No more is the Country Fried Chicken, No more is the Liver and Onions. They even ruined the garlic dressing, which I used to consider the best in three counties, now it is very vinagry, and hardly no taste of garlic. Finally the Chicken fingers, no longer beer battered, now it is a buttermilk batter that made the Chicken Fingers taste soggy, and not crisply. They now have a full bar which is the center piece of this new creation, with an notoriously loud bartender to boot. His laughter is "Wicked"!!! I know it is the same owners, very experienced restauranteurs, but don't know what possessed them on this change!

  • Visited December 2013
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