Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse
Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://frankierowlandssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 5405272333
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)notable wine list (26)romantic (25)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (8)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Best filet that I have ever tasted. The creme brûlée was out of this world.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique mix...
    Steiny
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    You won't find the young ubers here; they are a bit too cool for this establishment. A mix of old Roanoke and first-timers celebrating a special occasion. My wife and I were shocked that the clientele wasn't as sophisticated as the reputation. Wait staff is fantastic and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food-as long as you get a good
    Saysayok
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Reserved table on open table, when we showed up they ushered us past the room with nice ambiance (passing MANY empty tables a long the way), passed the kitchen, to a much brighter room and put us all the way in the back corner, and next to a large family table with lots of kids... After having noted that this was a dinner for my husbands birthday on our reservation. I promptly asked to be seated in the front room. After being moved our experience was awesome. Great service, good food. $180 check for two people is a lot, but once we were moved it was totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it is good, but...
    steakenthusiast
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The ambience of this restaurant is fantastic. It's calm has low lighting (very romantic). The service is great and they make sure everything is perfect. The only thing that bothered me was the price for all of it. Yes I can easily afford it, but the taste just didn't match the price. My food was undercooked and they brought it out twice. I eventually just sucked it up and continued to eat because I don't like to cause problems. I have had steak dinners that cost 20 dollars with sides included and they were better than this. I would go back for the ambience just not for the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wildflower
    wildflower
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I have been together for 11 years and this is the first time that he truly enjoyed a steak while dining out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Steaks
    WorthTheMoney
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was a special occasion that brought us to FR's. Staff was attentive, pleasant and knowledgable. The specialty drink (pineapple martini) was recommended - although it wasn't quite to my likening, our server insisted on making a modification to it. Our meal was delicious; started with the wedge salad (we shared it), it was plenty. We both had the 10 oz filet, with 2 sides (onion rings & mushrooms). Both very good. The side portions are large, easily shared with two - four people. Wish we were told of their size. The only disappointment was the Molten Choc Cake (nothing that I expected), could not eat it. The ascent sauce & fruit were very good tho.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the atmosphere
    sexyfoodtaster
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Unfortunately I was disappointed with my dining experience this time. The scallops were fantastic but my Ribeye was so dry I had to send it back. My 1 and only cocktail for the evening was superb! Cosmopolitan which was home made was awesome! Not a quick mix which many places use and the drink is very sour if they cut corners. Have been to Frankie Rowland's several times, will go back because the food is usually fabulous.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressed
    2foodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As always, the food was incredibly delicious and we had a great experience. We came with a group on a busy Saturday night, and staff was prompt and quickly able to accommodate an extra person. Service was excellent throughout the meal, and staff was helpful with wine list and recommendations for our vegetarian friend. Our server, Brittany, was wonderful and made our night complete. Our steaks were superb, perfectly cooked, and we all left happy, full, and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • car2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great place to celebrate anything! I love taking the whole family and enjoying the atmosphere and specialness Frankie Rowland's always makes us feel. Food is perfectly cooked also and therefore all is delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Efficient
    luvsteaknveggies
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is absolutely perfectly prepared, perfectly presented, and delicious. The best steak I have ever tasted in my life, and I have lived all over the world. The service is timely, courteous, friendly, and professional...perfect. The staff takes service to a 5 star level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for business
    gmichael1959
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a chance to unwind and have a lovely social evening with my staff and their spouses. It was a nice evening by all and something that many of them would not have done, being its one of those occasional types of places you visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    MangiareBeneVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I had a delicious dinner with friends--classic top-steakhouse fare, with Prime meats and perfectly done sides. Service was friendly and accommodating. There was one glitch on the order but quick willingness to address it. The wine list is one of the most impressive in the area. Wine pricing overall was good--better than many premier steakhouses that inflict exaggerated markups on customers. There were a number of good-value picks, although restaurant personnel didn't seem to be well-versed on the bottles. Still, this is unquestionably my top choice in Roanoke for a great steak dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frankie Rowland's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our first time dining here and it did not disappoint. As a steak lover I had been wanting to eat here for years and my wife decided that we should go for our anniversary. We expected to spend some money so we decided to just enjoy it and throw caution to the wind. We never drink martini's but started with a pineapple martini due to the great reviews and it was good. I had the 10 oz filet with yukon gold mashed potatoes and my wife had the salmon. My steak was phenomenal, best steak I've ever had. The salt rub does make the steak a little salty but adds to the flavor nonetheless. My wife loved her salmon which I also liked and I don't normally like salmon. Desert was creme brulee and cappuccino which were both delectable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Evening
    annivevent
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were visiting Roanoke during our anniversary. We selected Frankie Rowland's based on reviews; we were not disappointed. The ambience was perfect for a romantic dinner. The food and wine were excellent and the service was even better. Our server, Becky, made the dining experience perfect. The portions were very generous, and splitting the salad was not frowned upon. The sides were delicious and very generous as well. Both the beef and seafood entrees were delicious. The restaurant gave us a complimentary dessert with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate in chocolate - yummmm and so sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in the country.
    HelpinghandVAVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I pride myself in going to great steakhouses in different cities this is one of the best in the country. Very good cuts and properly prepaired. I stop here almost every trip to Roanoke Wine list is solid and diverse
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    samvs
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Service was excellent. Server attentive , informative. No waiting for reserved table. Food delivered in timely fashion. With enough space in between courses. Meat cooked perfectly. Only downside- the first breadbasket contained stale bread & I found the rosemary flavor overpowering. As requested, the waitress delivered a second basket of bread, baguette style - . it was dry to a crisp. So the bread selection not pleasing. I suggest maybe some fresh small dinner rolls instead.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Anniversary!
    memories
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    From the time we entered the door we were welcomed with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The serving staff made us feel as if we were royalty. The quisine was spectacular and cooked to perfection! We had the most memorable anniversary we have ever had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome meal
    Montaluce
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a wonderful night. The food was great. Yes....expensive!!!! But I wasn't at an Outback steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing.
    757to540
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and had an incredible meal. It was a little later so the place was practically empty. The steaks were some of the best we've had, the atmosphere was pleasant and we will definitely return. The prices are high but it is worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks
    LMF7541
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This our go to place in Roanoke for the best steaks in the area. We also enjoy the Baked Cheese Bruschetta starter. Service is always fantastic, attentive but not intrusive. Frankie Rowland's is on the expensive side so we only go on special occasions, but always look forward to any opportunities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stateson
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great steaks. Everything was great. Wine list is exceptional along with the convenient location and ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We choice FR for an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed in the least. We were seated immediately and the staff was attentive without being intrusive. Prices tend to be on the high side, but this is a well known fact and in line with this level of dining experience. Food was superb and portions were substantive. Hope to return on a more frequent basis than just to celebrate major milestones.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My wife & I went for our 15th wedding anniversary. Our server wished us a "Happy Anniversary" during her introduction. Our server was excellent and our steaks were cooked perfectly. I had the bread pudding for dessert and I can't stop thinking about it. Frankie Rowland's is the best dining experience in Roanoke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest Find in Roanoke
    Marobel
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had a small dinner party at Frankie Rowland's earlier this week. First, it was great to use OpenTable to get make reservation. This app works very well for securing important reservations at hard to get into restaurants. Frankie Rowlands is what you would expect in a fine restaurant anywhere. The outside appearance of the restaurant gives you no idea of what's inside. Pretty plain Jane exterior, pretty incredible interior! The bar is stocked with many fine liquors and their wine list is amazing. They have an incredible selection of prime quality steak, excellent seafood and even veggies for those that are less than carnivores. Service was over-the-top and we want to put a special shout out to our server, Helen Virginia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 305 reviews are from the Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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!
    nokefood
    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.