I have eaten at Billys several
I have eaten at Billys several times and the food has consistently been very good. Some evenings are very crowded and noisy, and the service is slow, but when things are going smoothly like they were on my most recent visit, Billys is hard to beat!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Easter Brunch in Roanoke
Food selection at the Easter Brunch was great! Robert, the Manager, was involved with all people there and he had his hands full but he continued to smile and WORK at a fast pace
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Highly Recommended Overall
Without a doubt, the best pork chop out I've ever ordered. Double-cut, bourbon glazed and grilled to perfection (medium), it was paired with smoked cheddar mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. I also ordered a side salad with restaurant-made honey pecan vinaigrette dressing. A great meal and a great place to entertain business guests from out of town. Each of the four from different major cities around the US (New York City, NY; Charlotte, NC; Minneapolis, MN; and Los Angeles, CA) They were all equally impressed as well with the small, hometown feel with the big city vibe. Two of our guests had seafood. The one from LA, who is privi to fresh, off the water seafood, said the oysters were some of the best she'd ever had.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outside of the "Valley View Loop"
Recommended Billy's to my aunt for entertaining her son and his new finance for dinner with the family recently. My aunt and her two children have always been "mall" eaters and rarely venture outside of the Valley View Mall area when it comes to chosing a dining establishment. To my surprise, and I believe theirs too, Billy's met and far exceeded their expectations for food, atmosphere, service, and quality. We had ten for dinner and had exceptional service and the food, without a doubt, was delicious. They are already talking about eating there again when my cousin and his bride-to-be are back in the Star City.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took our son and daughter-in-law
We took our son and daughter-in-law out to celebrate her birthday. We could not have chosen a better place for dinner! We had a great 3-cheese dip for a starter, and then house salads----all good. We ordered two beef fillets, a rib-eye, and a New York strip. The steaks were incredible! Billy's wine list offered a nice variety as well. Our waitress, Tiffany, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and attentive. Towards the end of our dinner, she brought complimentary flutes of champagne and a delicious white chocolate cheesecake that we ordered for dessert-----best ever. We will definitely go back to Billy's, and soon!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit at Billy's. Our waiter was outstanding . He was very accommodating and friendly. The burgers and the sweet potatoes fries were very very good. I look forward to revisiting Billy's In the near future.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not my first visit, we will
Not my first visit, we will be back - very nice decor, friendly wait staff, good food, great place to gather with friends
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb waiter service. Excellent
Superb waiter service. Excellent steak. Theyhave both higher priced main entrees as well as bar food such as burgers and sandwiches, so nice range of prices. Great micro-brew beers.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place to eat
What a great place to eat lunch and watch the world go by! We were seated by the window, our server was lovely and the hostess pointed us in the direction of some fantastic museums.
Next time we are in Roanoke we will try Billy's for dinner.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am from Roanoke and work for Maple Leaf Bakery. The last few times we have had our counter parts from Canada come down to visit our bakery in Roanoke I always suggest going to Billy's. So far the last few people that have come from Canada and have ate at Billy's rave to there folks in Canada how great the food is and the wide variety of wine and beer you all have. So anytime anyone comes down I always take them to Billy's. The waitress's you all have are always so sweet and that makes a huge difference too. We had Teresta (sp?) She was wonderful. I have had some other female waitress's and they also have done great job. Also the hostess's are always very nice.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great brunch. Food
Had a great brunch. Food was great and so were drinks. Service was outstanding. Thanks, Teresita. We will definitely be back.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a pre Mother's Day Brunch and everything was great. Service was professional and terrific. Food was very good and reasonably priced. I would definitely go there again. I want to "Do Lunch" with the girls on the interior open air patio.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and excellent service.
Great food and excellent service. What more could you want?
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Our experience at Billy's for Mother's Day brunch was superb. The food selection and quality were excellent and the ambiance is fantastic. A great experience and highly recommended!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day success!
Having never experienced Billy's, I was not exactly sure what to expect. I must say that they met my expectations and then some. Food selection/quality was excellent for their Mother's Day brunch, and service was very friendly and attentive. Such a variety of food choices was a huge plus for my diverse party, and there was definitely something for everyone.. I made my reservations on line and the process was flawless. They were even able to honor my special request of a window table. Thanks for a job well done, and I look forward to my next visit to Billy's Roanoke.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love at first bite
This was our first visit to Billy's and we absolutely loved it. The dinner was fantastic. My wife loved the crab cakes and I really enjoyed the prime rib. The service was very fast, and the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. This is the kind of place where you want to become a "regular".
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A+ Food & Experience
The crab cakes were outstanding. Also the smoked cheddar potatoes & asperagus were done to perfection. Our server took the time to explain the menu since this was our first time there. During the meal she struck a great balance between attentive & non-intrusive. It was early on a stormy evening & the crowd was light so noise was not an issue & the pace of the meal was relaxed. We were given a table with a view to the street--fun! It was a great experience & we look forward to returning.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Place
The food was amazing, and the staff were extremely helpful.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server, Sam was fantastic.
Our server, Sam was fantastic. The food was amazing and ambiance was as well- perfect for an evening of reconnecting with old friends over dinner.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed my dining experience at Billy's. My wife and I went to celebrate our 32nd anniversary and had a very nice time. The food was great, and the service and atmosphere were perfect for a special occasion dinner!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
While in Roanake this past weekend for the Miss Virginia pageant, we were hungry for steak. A quick check on the smart phone led us to Billy's. The outside never would have led us to believe how amazing the food and service would be. The filet was absolutely delicious, and the crab cake almost all meat, just as promised. Definitely worth a return visit!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had prime rib and shrimp and grits. Both dishes were good. They have a good beer selection and an excellent wine selection. What impressed us most,
was the service. We felt welcome as soon as we entered. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. And the waiters from the
surrounding tables frequently checked on us as well. We will definitely be back!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just great for a Date
As old married folks, we had a wonderful date night dinner! A great selection of wines and superbly prepared food with friendly service in a comfortable setting!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date night done right!
With five kids at home nights out with he wife are not always possible. I wanted a special place that was more upscale than we normally get. Billy's delivered for us. The food was great, service was outstanding, and the atmosphere was just what we needed. We had a table by the window and were able to enjoy each other and observe the people downtown. Billy's is a great place for a date night or for a group of friends to enjoy good food and good company. Thanks Billy's for delivering the goods.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great courtyard in unexpected place
I've visited and dined in lots of cities, some of them super-hip (recently Austin and Berkeley) and I've never been seated in a nicer patio. Food was good, not great; service was eager and attentive. For this restaurant in my hubby's hometown, the courtyard will tempt us back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very pleasant experience on a Sunday night with friends. Was my wife's birthday and they brought champaign and a free desert to the table. The food was well presented and service was good. I would return. We have eaten here over 12 times.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second visit to Billy's, with the Mother's Day brunch being the first. I wasn't quite as impressed with the food this time as the first. This may be more of a result of my menu choice, than an issue in the kitchen, as my wife really enjoyed her dish. We originally requested outdoor seating, but it seemed to be much more geared toward just being an outdoor bar. On that note, being sat near the outdoor area entrance was less than ideal due to the patrons on hand that night. Not a huge issue, but for a little less interrupted dining, I would request another table next time. All in all, our experience warrants a return trip, next time armed with a little more food for thought.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great prime rib "burger"
We had the prime rib burger for dinner. At our server's suggestion, we had it thinly sliced, and it couldn't have been better. The "au jus" was excellent, perhaps because it wasn't salty!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pork Chop was delicious! Friend
Pork Chop was delicious! Friend has the fillet & said the same! Great place to go in ROA
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the filet - it was flavorful and cooked Perfectly!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific dining spot in Roanoke!
Billy's surprised me in many ways. The menu had many items to choose from and all dishes were very well prepared. Our party of five all had different entrees and each was very happy. The mussels were tasty, the crab cake delicious, the filet prepared just as ordered and the trout tasty. The setting is a large open room so I wouldn't say it is 'romantic' but for a family or group outing, Billy's is has much to offer.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleased with my first
Very pleased with my first visit to Billy's for dinner. Sam our waiter took very good care of us. Will definitely recommend. Job well done.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aracely and Hector romantic dinner
It was amazing, the service incredible, specially cause the waitress tryed to speak spanish and make us to feel confortable, great for them, the food, really really fresh and flavour, the embiance nothing better, Arcy and myself spend time like no other time talking and talking, very confortable, we asked for a white wine, mmmm delicious, we r visitning several other restaurant but so far this is the best one at Roanoke, Va. Thanks
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, food and
Great atmosphere, food and service......covers it all.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of Sight
The owners of this restaurant really knows how to create an ambiance like know other. I will definitely visit again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breadth of menu choices belied quality of individual items. Our waiter took pains to describe dishes and their preparations, and things turned out just as he indicated. Prep time was a bit long but it was a pleasant place to talk with friends and the food was well worth the wait.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Cheddar Smashed Potatoes
Our server was pleasant, friendly and helpful although he was a little soft-spoken. The menu variety was greater than at nearby restaurants. Not the most extensive but a very good wine selection. We appreciated the substitution of a house salad in lieu of the the asparagas that seemed to accompany almost every entree. Salads were fresh - honey pecan vinegarette dressing was very tasty. Ribeye steaks and prime rib were good quality although a little over done-Medium rare had no red and little pink, medium was brown through. Cheddar Smashed Potatoes were awesome. Both white chocolate and peanut butterfinger cheesecakes were plentiful and delicious. Although good, the portion of chocolate bacon ice cream was sparse-3 tablespoon sized scoops.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were early in the dinner service and in the middle of the week. Nice music and looking onto the city market building. Good place to enjoy watching the people walking by and right across from the Historic Hotel Roanoke. Will return.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal on the road
My wife and I had a very good meal here while staying in Roanoke for one night. Food was simple but well prepared.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Atmosphere, and Service
I hosted a bachelorette dinner party at Billy's this weekend. We had a party of 8 and they went above and beyond to accommodate us.
Ryan, our server, was on point and very charming. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner in the main dining area where there is a pretty view of the bustling historic downtown area. Then we headed out to the lovely patio area to enjoy post-dinner drinks by the super-cozy fire pit.
It was an awesome evening. I would highly recommend Billy's for any occasion.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Update to a standard
Billy's Ritz was the standard for a downtown bar & grill for decades, but it had gotten a little tired. The new "Billy's" under new ownership and management updates the appearance and menu and brings back some of the luster. Very good food, reasonable prices, and fine service combine to make a fine dining option for both fancy dining or sandwiches. Everything we had was good. The service was terrific. There could and should be more vegetarian options, but the vegie "burger" ordered got raves. Best fish tacos and sweet potato fries in town. We'll be back, soon.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fits the dowtown scene!
Had reservations, took us right in, very professional staff, nice surroundings, try the blackened grouper, wife had the lobster fettuccinie, both were excellent!!!! Will be sure and visit Billy's again next time we are in Roanoke.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go to enjoy
Great place to go to enjoy great food, drinks, and friends.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night before Alton Brown
This was my first trip to Billy's and I will be back. The setting was great and the food was excellent. I'm not sure where you find scallops that large.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
New to area & first timers
Hands down great service and amazing food. Fresh & great portions for price. Definitely worth the money spent. Outside bar is beautiful. Had a great dinner. & was able to sit outside afterwards by the fire watching football games! Will be returning.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone is super nice, me and my boyfriend got engaged here. The food was excellent. The host was even so nice as to give us a "tour" of the resturant and the outside setting. I would definately go back.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Billy's for our Anniversary. We ordered filet and Cowboy ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection. Service was good as well. Just a note If you want bread you have to ask for it!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was excellence as well as the staff---was a delightful thanksgiving
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Billy's is the difference between a "restaurant" and an "experience in hospitality". Easily one of the best trained, professional staffs in Roanoke, Va. It would be hard to find a spot locally with better food or service!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was the perfect place for a great meal good atmosphere. Our waiter was very attentive. We highly recommend!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM