Regency Dining Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Regency Dining Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Regency Dining Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelroanoke.com/
  • Phone: (540) 985-5900
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Closed on Sunday for dinner.
    Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Stephen DeMarco
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Featuring live classical/jazz music and dancing experience each Friday and Saturday evenings, the very best entertainment in the Roanoke Valley. Our Grand Sunday Brunch Buffet also features live entertainment weekly.
  • Special Events: When it comes to your special day, The Regency Room is committed to making every moment unforgettable statement.

    Celebrate life's milestones and accomplisments- from bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversaries and showers to product launches, awards ceremonies and celebration dinners - in a variety of settings. Whatever your occasion, let us design and create imaginative, tastefully appointed and graciously served special events.

    The new group dining area, The Regency Overlook, will be reserved for functions, such as wedding receptions and corporate lunches or dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Williamson Road
  • Public Transit: Smart Way Bus has two stops along Wells Avenue.



    Star Trolley stops at the Market Building, with a short walk across the Market Square Walkway to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available for dinner with validation, discounted valet parking is available with validation throughout the week for breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch.

    Discounted self parking is also available to Regency Room Diners with validation.

    Please inquire in The Regency Room for valet parking validation.
A word from Regency Dining Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
This summer, The Regency Room is rich with bountiful colors and fresh ingredients as Executive Chef Stephen DeMarco introduces his new summer dinner menu. Make a statement in The Regency Room each and every time you dine! "The menu features indulgent items that showcase summer's flavors," said Executive Chef DeMarco. "From Lobster Bienville and Heirloom Tomato and Crab Tower to fresh-new drinks, the new menu offers our classics while also highlighting small and large plate offerings in The Regency Room."

Opening in 1938, The Regency Room has remained at the heart of the Roanoke social and cultural experience. The restaurant, under the direction of Executive Chef DeMarco, features French-inspired Southern cuisine and is open year-round, including holidays. The Regency Room is extensively involved in a shop local, buy local mentality.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Regency Dining Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)romantic (33)great for brunch (19)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (15)scenic view (12)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (9)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • great special occasion resturaunt
    Kate
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Everything was excellent! It is not cheap but my husband and I went there for dinner on our anniversary. We loved the food and atmosphere so much that we plan to make it a yearly event.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful 20th !!!
    Annatthelake
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My husband and I went to the Regency Room for our 20th Anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, the service impeccable, and because it was our anniversary we got 2 glasses of champagne and a dessert as a surprise treat !!! How romantic for two senior citizens !!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!!!!
    CarBen
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I added a note in my reservation to let the staff know we would be celebrating a birthday. They went above and beyond to make our dining experience unforgettable! We enjoyed everything from the romantic setting to the delicious cocktails. Everyone was so friendly and really went out of their way to make us feel very special! We will definitely be dining there again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We try to go to the Regency Room once a year for special occasions. Although it's pricey, it's worth it. The service is always excellent, very proper without being pompous. But the food is the real draw. The menu changes seasonally. The portions are generous. This is a good thing since it is hard to stop eating this food. The menu descriptions don't do the food justice. Every time we go everything is cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but not great
    veterandiner
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Room is lovely, all staff welcomed us warmly. But food was mediocre, especially disappointing since the menu looked wonderful. Service was slow and not polished.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable
    Mere
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Regency Room is always our favorite to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. It is a beautiful restaurant with excellent food. Many memories for weddings and special occasions have made this restaurant our favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a civilized, delicious treat!
    2OldGirlsAnd1YoungOne
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We splurged on Sunday brunch as part of our "girl's weekend." It was absolutely the highlight! Delicious food, wide variety of expected and unexpected offerings, great ambiance, terrific service, and a great way to pamper ourselves. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful time
    Mcmc08
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Both the breakfast and the dinner are excellent. The service is wonderful and the food is amazing. It is a lovely place to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good recovery
    MikeyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The maître 'de would not seat us early, which was worry some as we had show tickets. However, he actually did let us in 5 minutes early. The kitchen and the server did a good job feeding us and getting us out in a timely manner, and the food was good and inventive. We made the show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a special occaision....
    Salem331
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We love dinner at The Regency Room. It is always great service and great food and the tableside bananas foster is the bomb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    RandS2
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have visited the Regency Room several times and have always had a wonderful dining experience. The servers are attentive but not overbearing, the food selection is varied enough so that everyone can find something desirable, the quality of the food is excellent, and the piano player in the background provides a very pleasant environment in which to dine. We will definitely return there whenever we have the opportunity!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superior food
    BandB
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Best prepared food in Roanoke. Good service. Excellent dining experience. Bananas Foster quite a show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening
    Bassbug18
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    While the food was quite good, it was the attentive service that made the experience superior. The waiter was knowledgeable, efficient, charming and engaging. The restaurant is formal but not at all pretentious. When I inquired if I could get blue cheese stuffed olives for my martini I was told none were available. The martini arrived with three queen olives, but minutes later three blue cheese olives appeared. The bartender was "intrigued" by the request and decided to rectify their deficiency, I was told. Bravo! The heirloom tomato and crab tower and the roasted beet and goat cheese salads were excellent, as was the filet and salmon. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Night Out
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our dining experience was enjoyable from start to finish. The room had a low light ambiance, and a three piece music ensemble playing music near a small dance floor. We were made to feel pampered by our knowledgeable, efficient waiter, Earl. We were given a complimentary appetizer to start things off. We ordered the Beet salad, the Lobster dish and the Shrimp and fried okra dish. They were all very good. Our water glasses were kept filled all night. They have a very attentive wait staff and the host is a very charming man who checks on you to ensure you are enjoying your evening. We really enjoyed the live music and stayed long after just to listen. I highly recommend this restaurant for a very special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Regency Room remains remarkable
    Starcity4food
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dinner at the Regency Room was again wonderful. We especially enjoy the smaller plate option for several course selections. Smaller plates allows us to enjoy more of the menu. Salads (Caesar and tomato/crab tower) were a perfect start. Both seasoned and dressed nicely. The she crab soup was also great (though I missed having the dish 'prepared' at table). Entrees (trout and tenderloin) were wonderful as small plate treasures. As noted, small plates allow for dessert. Creme broulee and the chocolate cake were a great finish. Wine pairings by our server complemented dinner. Our server, Meryl, and matre d', Lowell, added to the joy of the evening. Downtown roanokers have this treasure just a short walk away. Truly remarkable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food: Beautiful and Delicious
    dine42
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our waitress/server was knowledgeable and extremely professional as well as personable. The setting was formal without pretense. The food was beautifully presented and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    wvhokie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Visited for my partner's birthday - service was very good, food delicious. The pace of the dinner was just right. Very good place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely, but overpriced
    willbrown3
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Ambiance-gorgeous historical dining room recently re-decorated. Service-very good, attentive, but not overbearing. Music-lovely, American standards combo. drinks-fine. prices-quite high. food-a bit disappointing. Had a tomato and crab salad, which was very good, but $14. The entrée, shrimp and scallop Chesapeake was too salty (w/ pancetta) and dried out and small portion. Friend had coq au van, which he didn't care for. food is not as good as some of the other restaurants in Roanoke, such as River & Rail (best),Alexander's, Table 50. Best time to go is Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch at a great value
    RACJ
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    One could not ask for a better lunch...at such a great value....in such a great environment. The buffet choices would satisfy anyone and the pesonalized service was excellent. I dont think others dining for lunch downtown realize what a great value the Regency Room offers and you certainly can not beat the historic ambiance of the Regency Room.....While most downtown restaurants sandwich/salad style lunches run apprx $12 with tip, for $4 more at the Regency Room, you are provided with a buffet of salads, cold salads, a choice of several entrees including one that is chef prepared to your personal liking, vegetables, bread including the Hotel Roanoke's famous spoonbread, and a variety of desserts. You can not beat it..........check it out!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    BGGalVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We stopped in for desert on our way home from West Virginia. Our favorites are the coconut chocolate cake and pear port. We love sitting on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eligant
    signorile
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was an absolute pleasure to dine at the Regency. Our fine dining experience was complimented by a very warm and professional staff only to be toppled by the tableside Bananas Foster. The menu provided a delightful selection that made it difficult to make our selections. Prices are very reasonable for the experience we received. If you're in the area and don't take in this experience, you're a fool.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • R. Powell
    Ski5r
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Marvelous evening for three. Good chance to catch up on family in a great atmosphere. Wait staff most accomodating, friendly and extremely professional. Food was outstandingly prepared and excellently presented. When I think of a "special" place for dinner and conversation The Regency Room will be my first thought.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great....as always!
    Salem331
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our visit was, as it always is.....wonderful. The atmosphere, the food and the service was great. The table side banana foster is to die for, so I highly recommend that for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Ruthann
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere, beautiful historic hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Regency Room
    alwaysthere1VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    she-crab soup outstanding, but lobster medallions although good amount, was too rich to enjoy. We also had to send back our watered down martinis
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable evening
    RobAndJeremy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Starting with drinks and a perfectly-prepared crab dip in the Pine Room, my dinner companion and I moved to the Regency Room for dinner. Given that this was a weeknight around 8 PM, there were not many people in the room, but we were greeted kindly and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. We both ordered the Coq au vin, and, and shared a decadent chocolate dessert. Everything was prepared and presented well, and I would recommend this fine restaurant enthusiastically.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch was fantastic
    kberlyann
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Being a Roanoker, this was my first time at the Sunday Brunch at the Regency Room. We went for an anniversary celebration and took our two children with us. I loved everything about it! We were seated quickly, service was fantastic and the food was wonderful. My children loved the experience (fancy food they said). They chatted with the chef preparing the omelets and we also talked to the pastry chef and received wonderful dessert recommendations. My daughter (9 yrs old) loved the piano player and even tipped him out of her own money. It is a bit expensive and we were fortunate to have received gift certificates that covered our cost. However, for a special occasion it was worth it. Cant believe we had never been there before.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unforgetable!
    jansatlast
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Waiter Earl was especially wonderful and remembered us from our last visit. He was even able to tell us what we ate. That is commendable! The man has left an impression on us and we will always ask for his services. Every time we visit your dining room, things look wonderful, things had been moved around for the better, and the band set us in a romantic mood. Oh yah, your greeter is very good at his job. The seafood was very tasty and something I hope you will continue to keep.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service outstanding
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service is outstanding! From the time you are greeted until you leave you are treat like you are royalty. The food is not as good as it has been in the past. Not quite as tasty as before. I think it lacks in flavor and being put together on the plate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experiece!
    happycustomer1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was our second visit to the Regency Room, this time for our 20th Anniversary. Everything was so good, the food, the service, all of it! Maybe we will make a tradition of having all of our "special dinners" there!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Star of a Hotel Dining Room!
    DaquiriDuCroixVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Every dish was a winner - crafted with care and bursting with fresh ingredients. Service could not have been more hospitable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Hospitality
    Socrets
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The dining room is absolutely gorgeous and very well decorated. The dining room is very big and grand, so finding a spot should not be difficult. I had gone to the room for the breakfast buffet and did not come out disappointed. The eggs were very delicious and cooked on the spot. The sausages were greasy and well cooked. However, I found the bacon a little bit stiff for my tastes. The orange juice tasted like it was freshly squeezed and the coffee tasted pretty good. The service was prompt and polite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 130 reviews are from the Regency Dining Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center reviews archive.
  • FABULOUS!!
    lightcatchers
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The highlight of our trip to Roanoke!! The gracious hospitality and attentiveness together with the beautiful decor and light jazz performed by the Ferguson Trio the evening of our reservation for dinner combined for a very memorable time. The Regency Room is quite a gem - and that's before you experience the fabulous cuisine!! We will absolutely be returning very soon!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Snid
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Always love the Regency Room. We do not eat here often but it is always wonderful. Little to much time between the courses.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Dining Experience
    greatdineout
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was excellent and the Chef's suggestions were outstanding. The waitress was friendly and very knowing. The atmosphere was romantic with a small band and dancing throught the meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memorable
    Mere
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food at The Regency Room is always delicious. The presentation of the food adds to the appeal. This is my favorite restaurant to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than Expected
    Luv2xdineVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was very good especially the Roast Beef. Wide assortment of breads and salads. Limited desserts. Ambience was what you would expect of a grand hotel. Service was good. Overall much better than expected. Reasonably priced at $24.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding evening
    bonesman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent food, service, ambiance. Can't beat it for the best in dining as well as special occasions. Consistent quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed. Missed opportunity.
    foodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We ate in the Regency Room for lunch while attending a major event held at the hotel this past week. I was quite disappointed, as well as the rest of my party. It was the first time I had eaten there, usually just going to the Pine Room instead. Our reservations were at 12:15. The buffet food was picked over, and they began shutting it down about 1:00. Vegetables and their famous spoon bread were cold. We asked for a new, hot tray, and were told they were shutting the buffet down. So as a result, we couldn't have any. Fish was desperately undercooked and pink. We could not eat it. The dining room was rather full, and I feel that they really missed out on an opportunity, with a huge crowd staying at the hotel, to make some fans for life.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed
    dr5275
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Dinner was not impressive. And took 2 hours when they weren't busy
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet