Restaurants in Roanoke, VA
- Alley May 6, 2002 12:10 PM
A group of my coworkers are headed to lovely Roanoke Virginia for a document review - the deadliest work on earth. I thought I'd see if I could liven their time with a few good places to eat in the area: any suggestions? Thank you!
#1. Community Inn, its in the Grandin/Raleigh Court area
#2. Chico & Billy's pizza, on Brambleton Ave.
#3. Luigi's, also on Brambleton Ave.
#4. Arzu's, located in downtown Roanoke.
#5. Texas Tavern, also in downtown Roanoke, on Church Ave.
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.
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!