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About Alexander's on 30th
Voted "Top 25 places to eat before you die," by San Diego Union Tribune.
Visit our website at www.alexanderson30th.com
San Diego, CA 92104
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Upas and Ray
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please email your inquiries to special events coordinator, Tim De Nardo, at email@example.com
Private parking lot located behind the restaurant.
MTS Busline on 30th St.
Private Party Facilities:
There is one interior private dining room and two private patio dining areas to choose from.
Private Party Contact:
Tim De Nardo firstname.lastname@example.org: (619) 281-2539
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Date Night is Tuesday night 5pm-9pm, contact the restaurant for information.
Alexander's on 30th Ratings and Reviews
We have enjoyed meals at Alexander's with a few friends,a group of friends and just the two of us for a romantic evening and every one of them were wonderful experiences. The food is consistently good as is the service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Alexander's is one of my absolute favorite restaurants and I have never been disappointed. We sat on the outdoor patio in the back corner and it was so comfy we stayed for a good four hours. We split the cheese board with fig and the proscuitto and burrata bruschetta. I had the rustic salad with scallops which I actually get every time because their scallops are to die for. My aunt got the seafood special with shrimp and scallops which she loveddd and my boyfriend got the lasagna. We also split the creme brûlée and I wish it was double the size. Dan was our server and he was awesome. HIghly recommend this place to anyone and everyone.
Alexander's is a neighborhood favorite. I have eaten there several times and it never disappoints. At the end of our meal our waiter brought us desert, stating that our meals took longer than expected and it was complimentary. We hadn't even noticed the wait. Nice touch...
1) Menu: childish and disorganized. They seems to have no real concept of food. The menu design itself was poorly thought out and badly designed. Impossible to read in the low light due to a overly delicate font. Might look beautiful in the bright light of the artist studio, but in the very low light levels of this place it was a big failure. Had to use the light on my phone to read the damn thing.
2) Service staff: Disinterested and inattentive. Felt like we were doing her a favor being there. We waited while five feet away she chit chatted with another staff member before she could be bothered to come take our order. No help with the menu and the specials were described as to make them unappetizing. Showed zero interest in our experience.
3) Most comical moment: Watching the waitress reach across a patron's place setting while they were eating to deposit the bill on the table. Seems she could not be bothered to take threes steps to the other side of the table.
4) Food: Just plain bad food. Lasagna was so hot that I had to wait five minutes to consume IT. Consume was about ALL this lasagna deserved--sauce tasted of sugar and so much cheese that you could barely tell it was spinach lasagna--frozen Stouffers' lasagna is better. My wife's pasta was flavorless and appeared to have been unceremoniously mounded up and deposited in the bowl. I mean how do you screw-up Capellini Pomodoro? Well they managed too with chunks of tomatoes so large and under cooked that they did not release their flavor to adhere to the Capellini.
Made a reservation based on recommendations from friends.
Must have been a busy evening because restaurant was noisy and crowded. We were seated in patio area with low lighting and had to use our mobile devices to light up the menus.
Food was good but not outstanding. The worst part of the evening was the lack of parking!
Our visit to Alexander's on 30th this Monday was our fourth since we arrived in San Diego at the beginning of January to start our new life here. It was definitely the most disappointing. We had a salad -- the rustic -- that was quite good and generous. The ingredient was very good, the dressing OK. One of us had the Milan mac and cheese -- outstanding except for the extremely chintzy portion of bacon, essentially a few flecks, for which we paid an additional $4. But the other main dish -- spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce -- was not even mediocre. We've never -- we mean never -- had such a bland Italian dish. The meatballs were OK but the sauce was tasteless. Even the additional of a copious amount of grated cheese barely helped. If we were to have made a sauce like that and served it to guests, we would have been embarrassed. In fairness to Alexander's, the other meals we have had at the restaurant have been very good. We've had pizza, the baked vodka Bolognese and the roasted beet and goat cheese salad and enjoyed all of them, with the only reservation being that the prices seem a bit high. We will likely return. But we will steer clear of the spaghetti and meatballs.
I ordered the stuffed mushroom appetizer which I've had before and they were great however, this time they were burnt on top.I ate them anyway. I ordered a seafood pasta add sun dried tomatoes no basil. Immediately I noticed it didn't contain sun dried tomatoes. They took it back and added them. I took a bite and immediately noticed the dish contained basil. I asked the waiter if he told the chef no basil he said yes let me go ask if he put it. The waiter came back and said the chef forgot not to add it. He took it back to remake told me it would take 5 minutes. The pasta came back in around 8 mins clearly it tasted a bit rushed the bowl was full of juice that wasn't there the first time he cooked it. One bite and I knew I didnt want it and gave it back. I left hungry and disappointed with over an hour wasted. I ended up eating at Jack in the box.
I have always enjoyed past visits and I still generally had a nice time. Unfortunately though, the food was below par. The sea bass special was drenched in cheese and sauce that didn't cover the fact the fish was so overcooked and dry. The beet salad was thrown together in haphazard fashion and not complimentary ingredients, plus beets were not fresh. Presentation of both were not great. Waiter was good but disappeared half way through and no service until check out. Overall I was disappointed but will try again.
The food was marginal and not worth the price plus it was super loud and not relaxing nice evening. We requested a special table so we could celebrate and got put out on the patio that was covered by a tent with a loud customer that talked too loud the entire time. The recommendations say this is a romantic restaurant with amazing food. I would give it a C at best and never classify it as romantic.
What a fantastic dinner with friends. We were so glad we had made a reservation as it was really hopping despite the early hour. The food we ordered was delicious and beautifully and efficiently served. I have been to Alexanders several times but that was a while ago. I look forward to coming back!
We enjoyed a special Valentines Day menu that was delicious beyond description. Our waiter, Rex, was very friendly and personable and made us feel quite special. The ambiance was very romantic and we felt like this choice was a perfect way to spend Valentines Day.
Wife and I had Valentines Day dinner at Alexanders and each course of the fixed menu was hit or miss. For example, the smoked salmon pate was amazing, but the cheese plate was far too small and underwhelming. The filet mignon again was amazing, but the mashed potatoes were cold and dry and the butternut squash ravioli tasted similar to something I bought at Costco and made at home. The cookie/ice cream dessert was delicious, but the tiramisu was bland. Sadly, all of the mediocre plates were things my wife ordered. I ended up sharing my food with her because I felt bad for her. We walked out spending almost $200 (including drinks, tip, tax) after all was said and done. Great service and ambiance, it just didn't feel like a $200 quality meal with all the culinary misses.
We enjoyed our meal very much. We split a Spicy Ceaser Salad. The salad was very good, but not spicy and the serving s were just right. We also had one of the specials - Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp and scallops. It was delicious. We dined early as we had 6:30 PM tickets to the theater and it was very quiet in the restaurant.
Overall the place was nice, beautiful in side until you look a little closer. Some wear and tear on the seats, and the ground makes it seem dirty. I was not thrilled when I had to use the bathroom and they were out of soap, I had to wait 10mis after I told a staff personnel to wash my hands.
They were out of the appetizer I wanted and when I got my main dish it was okay. I love bass fish and their special underwhelmed me. My family seemed to like it so I guess their food was better.
Nice place, good enough staff, not as clean as I would expect for such a nice looking place. Not my first choice in the neighborhood of restaurants to choose from.
Service way below last time. Server had no time for us. Grabbed our bread plates and disappeared before entree came. We had to ask for them back. In a rush for us to order and get rid of us. Last time was the opposite. Very good service. Music overly loud. Nice host though and the food was good.
Great place for a date. We had lobster ravioli and the sea bass special -- both items were spectacular. Waiter was helpful but not intrusive. We did wish for a little more privacy as one seat at our two seater was a shared bench with a rather loud occupant. Other than that, perfection. We will be back!
The ambiance at Alexander's cannot be beat. The glow of soft lighting reflects on the white booths and flowers. Lovely! My friend had a great dining experience and loved every bit of her meal. I'm very particular, however, and really only enjoyed the garlic Caesar salad. The stuffed mushrooms were fishy smelling so I passed.
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