Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse
Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://frankierowlandssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (540) 527-2333
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - 5:00pm - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: James D. Nelson III
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our new luxurious Pollard Dining Room was built to accommodate businesses and organizations that host special events and meetings. It is also ideal for wedding rehearsal dinners, receptions and any other special event. The distinctive private dining area can accommodate up to 60 guests, perfect for seminars presentations or celebrations. Audiovisual equipment can be available upon request as well. Choose one of our banquet menus to offer to your quests or allow us to customize a menu to your groups taste.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason 5405272333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Salem Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse
We invite you to come and see why Frankie Rowland's is truly a Premiere Steakhouse and a dining experience to remember.

The Main Dining Room is warm and inviting and the comfortable Lounge Area features over 150 Wines, 130 Liquors, and over 70 Martinis including Frankie's Signature Pineapple Martini, made from the freshest of pineapples. The Menu Features USDA Prime Beef fresh cut Steaks and Chops. Seafood, Chicken, Salads, Sides large enough to share, and scrumptious desserts made from scratch are also available.

The Staff is attentive & highly trained to provide you with the best service, ensuring that your dining experience will be one to remember.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)notable wine list (24)romantic (22)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Very good. excellant service. Great place to go for night out with your spouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night out
    Here
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food, great service as always. Enjoyed my steak, and the au gratin potatoes are the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Again
    Boondocks
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Its been a couple of years since we were here, but again it was superb. As a filet addict, I couldn't have been pleased more to have the best in the valley. And the creme brûlée was a solid finisher. Mmm.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Excellent steal. cut like butter. Service great. Location in the heart of town
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good First Time Dining Experience
    VTfoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Overall, a pretty good first time dining experience and would definitely go back. It was what I expected for an upscale steakhouse and pricing was in-line. You can easily share the steak portion and sides as a couple, which they take care of in the back. I would like to have seen more of a menu description for some items, which would assist with not having to potentially send something back. Service was sporadic due to the restaurant having a large dinner party, which took away from overall service. Our server introduced herself and we never saw her for the rest of the evening. I will say the gentleman that took our dessert order was fantastic, which my wife and I both said he would have made the evening perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great rib-eye!
    MinorLeagueFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Had a great rib-eye. Ordered it medium-rare - the fat was crispy and well-seasoned. I usually order a cajun rib-eye from Morton's because I find steaks to lack flavor, but even with just salt and pepper it was quite delicious. Sides were very good as was the Tomato salad with Mozzarella which was served on a bed of spinach - nice touch. My only complaint is that my dining companion's filet was butterflied and extra well-done. She ordered it medium plus, but got scared when the server said it would come with a warm red center. The mashed potatoes were super-rich, creamy and wonderful. Only caveat - the prices are like downtown DC or NYC. But I would say they are worth it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service was impeccable
    smith
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Service was perfectly timed, wine selection was extensive and wait staff was attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best...
    SecretSquirrel
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Frankie Rowlands never disappoints. This is my wife and I's favorite steak restaurant - anywhere. We went this time for our wedding anniversary. We were wished a happy anniversary by the greeter and again later by our server. They gave us an intimate table and even comped dessert. The filet oscar steaks, scallops were cooked to perfection. The service was impeccable. We can't say enough great things about this restaurant. Did I mention the awesome Martinis?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    dbuck
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    From the moment we entered the staff was great. Explained the menu in detail. Made us feel like family! Food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delectable!
    luvfrankies
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We always enjoy our meal and service at F R. This is our 'go to' restaurant when we are in the mood for something special. The Oysters Rockefeller is delicious and their bread pudding is out of this world....and they make a great Cosmo! Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    BGswifey
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We came here for our wedding dinner - it was amazing and food was phenomenal .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food For Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The steaks are outstanding and I very seldom order a steak when I dine out. We started off with a lump crab dip---was all crab and cheese---outstanding. We shared a salad that was an ample portion. It was a great evening that we intend to repeat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+++ dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Fantastic service! The best salt crusted steak! Wine list superb. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you visit Roanoke!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Lounoms
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went for our first anniversary and it was perfect. They seated us virtually alone in a couples table by the window with a gorgeous city view. The food was amazing and the service was beyond compare. Pricey but oh so worth it! Way better than others in the same piece range.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    Glr2
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A great fan of Frankie's. Little disappointed that the manager did not acknowledge two of my dinner guest steaks grossly under prepared. Mine was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and service!
    nokefoodVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My husband and I went for the first time for our anniversary and everything was fantastic! Thank you Sarah for making our night fun and for the excellent service. We both had filet, they were prepared perfectly as were our sides and desserts! Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food we had was excellent. My husband got a steak and I got a seafood trio with the best scallops I've ever eaten. Everything was delicious and the service was great. The only complaint we had, was that it was a little loud from a large group sitting near us. Otherwise, it was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too much noise
    Whoknows
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The noise was so bad that we could not hear each other and requested another table. We were accommodated with another table, but the noise level did not decrease. Frankie Rowland's will lose business if they do not reduce the noise. Here is free advice, that I normally charge for - a very expensive way to cut noise in half, is to hang noise abatement panels from the ceiling.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wonderful service!
    Alison
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I took a group of clients here for dinner. We were all from out of town so we didn't know what to expect. We all had fabulous martinis followed with appetizers (the scallops & crab dip were so good! ) We then all had great salads followed by dinner. I had a perfect filet that had the best seasoning. Everyone throughly enjoyed their meals and had a great experience overall. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absoulte Wonderful!!!
    DiamondD
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've lived in Roanoke all my life, I have never took the time to stop by. I wonted to do something nice on mothers day for the two women in my life, you all establishment was the frist place I wonted to come to. The steaks were perfectly seasoned and cook to perfection, potatoes were very good, my mother, brother, and even my nefphew who didn't know what an oryster was all rave over how tastful and wonderful they were! I had the fillet migon, but can't wait to come by and order the ribye (my favorite meat). Thanks for the wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • college grad celebration
    pinkydine
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Only issue is I made a reservation specifically saying we were celebrating my daughter's graduation. I reconfirmed saying specifically that this was a special celebration, got there spent a lot of money and NO congrats from any staff member.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate Son's Graduation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Outstanding drinks, apps, steaks, wine and deserts...Our server Olivia was outstanding, she read our needs to the letter. Our son graduated from Ferrum College and this started the weekend off. My wife recommends their signature martini times three! My brother selected two bottles of wine from a great wine list...we finished off with a variety of deserts. I would never hesitate to recommend Frankie's to anyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Filet
    DanD
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I had the filet mignon and it was delicious. Fat, juicy and tender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    Microsoft
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Frankie's always lives up to expectations and this past Monday was no exception. We started with Oysters Rockefeller and sautéed scallops that were cooked to perfection. My lamb chops were served medium rare and delicious. Waiters were attentive but not intrusive. Overall experience met the usual high standards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Andrew335i
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My fiancé and I have just moved into the area and we were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate the occasion. My parents were coming into town as well so we wanted out choice to be special. The food and service were above and beyond what we expected. The prices are higher than your average steakhouse, but the extra cost is made up with excellent service. I would recommend this restaurant to those celebrating a special day or event or want to treat someone to a evening of fine dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is our second time dining at Franky's. The food is excellent, and the staff is very knowledgeable about the food.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dinner w family & friends
    momtomkev
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner with nice service and tomahawk bone-in steaks with scallops. Sides were delicious and enough for us to share.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perferct Intimate Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great for a nice dinner to celebrate for a special occasion. The only downside is the smell of Subway from next door. But that is very quickly fogotten when the amazing food comes!!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary dinner
    MIXNMATCH
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    we choose FR for our anniversary. our table was at a corner as we requested,. our waiter was good and so were other servers. we ordered the wedge salad and the 14 oz. fillet steak to share. both were huge portion which we could not finish neither. the salad was crispy and the blue cheese dressing delicious. the fillet was a bit too salty on the crust and it was cooked to medium rare as we like it. 'the asparaus was very good but the potato au gratin was too salty. we were offered free dessert forour anniversary which was a nice touch but we declined because we could not eat any more. it was my husband first visit and he was suitably impressed.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Top 5 in the state of VA
    travel4food2
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Joey was our waitperson and was superb. Interesting point was how all the waiters/waitresses work together. The food was excellent and my NY strip was cooked the way I can never seem to get other restaurants to do. I love a steak cooked truly Pittsburg style where it is well charred on the outside but as rare as possible in the center. Few restaurants can accomplish this even though they will tell you they can. It takes around 1500-1800 degrees f. Ruth's Chris, Morton's, Grove Park (Asheville, NC) and NY Prime(Myrtle Beach, SC) are a select few able to cook a steak Pittsburg style that I have been able to find. Frankie Rowland's salads, sides, and apps where also prepared to perfection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding as usual
    ekatherine25VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I bring important customers to Frankie Rowland's often, and the food and service never fail to disappoint.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food but Bad Service
    Florida33028VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I went to this restaurant for my wife's birthday. They were training waitresses which was fine but when you are celebrating a special occasion, it kind of ruins your dinner. First, I ordered a 20 oz NY strip steak and wanted it to be butterflied well done and they said that they could not do it. I've traveled all over the world and that was a first! The young trainee would could by and stand there and wait for us to take the last bite of food which was very rude in my opinion. The food was good but I doubt if I would go there again.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    2foodiesVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Everything was perfect! I'd have to say this is one of the most exceptional dining experiences I've had. We had the scallops and the wagyu "tamahawk" ribeye, and although the food was absolutely delicious, the service was the best part of the evening. Our waitress was Bethany and she was pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient without encroaching. It is definitely worth the trip from Norfolk, and I recommend this place to anyone visiting Roanoke.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening
    Anniversaryniteout
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    First time visit in Frankie Rowland's service was outstanding Staff very knowledgeable and accommodating our dinner wine and dessert were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frankie Rowlands in Roanoke, VA
    luvFrankie
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This restaurant is absolutely superb! We don't live close by, but anytime we get to Roanoke, this is our restaurant of choice - hands down! It is of average seating capacity, but I feel that permits the waiters/waitresses to devote more time and attention to each table. The food is always outstanding and i have never had a server not be polite and attentive to our table. We hope to have many more meals in Frankie's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steaks everything was
    FGreen
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    great steaks everything was outstanding service was also great as always best high end steak house in VA or even the southeastern united states
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible!
    Brandon
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I had NO idea that this restaurant existed until i did a quick google search. What I found was the most incredible steak I have ever eaten! The service was incredible, the food was incredible, the restaurant was very classy! I will never eat steak anywhere else in the Roanoke, Valley! INCREDIBLE!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect spot!
    Pagers
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Hands down, best meal in Roanoke. Great food, vibe, and friendly service. Starting with the delicious bread and butter and ending with the bananas foster dessert, everything was 5-star. The bruschetta appetizer was excellent and came deconstructed with a bowl of hot cheeses, tomatoes & garlic, and balsamic. We split the 14oz fllet, which was melt in your mouth tender. We had a side of cottage fries; which were a nice accompaniment for the filet. Great martinis too according to the mr. So if you have something special to celebrate or are looking for an excellent meal in downtown, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately one of the steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Unfortunately one of the steaks that was ordered at our table was the wrong steak. The server brought the incorrect steak. We were disappointed we still ended up paying for it. The waitress was wonderful with a great personality. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the food & the prices were to high compared to the food quality. The steak did not have a seasoning they were bland. Once we asked about the steak the waitress went and spoke with the cook who admitted that he did cut and tag some of the steaks wrong so he got them confused & mixed up.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience, but hold the salt
    1steaklover
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Overall we had a very nice dining experience for my wife's birthday. The steaks were of the highest quality and full of flavor, but my Kansas City Strip was so salty it was hard to get through to the flavor of the beef. Lobster bisque I highly recommend. Side dishes are plentiful, seasoned well and tasty. The service was for the most part outstanding but seemed to wane at the end, my wife's steak sauce never arrived, and there was a 25 minute wait after dessert before getting our check. Overall, though, I found it to be a good experience, not unlike a Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.