Restaurants in Roanoke, VA
Here's a quick update on the Roanoke restaurant scene:
Both Angler's Cafe and Succatash (Vinton) have closed. Big losses for the foodies here in The Star City. The lobster/garlic mashed potatoes at Succutash were heavenly!
Good news is that the past year has brought many excellent places to our little town, including:
Trio Bistro, Bar and Bottle - restaurant, wine bar and wine shop in one location! Great assortment of wines by the glass, as well as wine flights. Excellent food, well prepared and presented.
Table 50 - just down the street from Trio. Former Chef from Frankie Rowland's Steak House has opened his own place to rave reviews. Innovative cuisine, but a bit noisy.
Metro - a little bit of Manhattan in Roanoke. Innovative, expensive and trendy.
Frankie Rowland's - best steaks in the area and great service in a "clubby" environment, but the cigar smokers in the bar have ruined too many dinners for me. They talked about opening a special section for smokers, but it never came to fruition. Hoping that Virginia bans smoking in public places soon!
Carlo's Brazilian - great food, excellent desserts and a wonderful mountaintop view.
Roanoke is worth a visit!
Angler's Cafe is very nice. It is located on the corner of 2nd street and Kirk Ave. Do not let the name fool you, it is anything but a seafood joint. There aren't too many really good restaurants in Roanoke. There are plenty of pricey ones, but quality is lacking at most.
cafe succotash in vinton: name sounds cornball but very good food presented beautifully there. it is a hidden gem. the decor is simple and immaculately detailed. the personnel have deft social skills and provide beautiful service. everything out of the kitchen is delicious. it is a great place, on a summer evening, for gin & tonic and crab chesapeake.