Restaurants in Roanoke, VA
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.
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.
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!