I have been to Billy’s several times, so I was a bit shocked at my experience this time.
We had reservations as it was a special occasion and yet was still attempted to be seated on the traffic side of the main waitress station. I asked for something more private and less traffic. We were then seated right beside a table of loud women clearly there to drink heavily. There were more private tables in plain view that were never seated with any diners. Our table could not have sat my boyfriend and I further apart in an obnoxiously loud area.
After having a reaction with the food, my boyfriend had went outside towards the end of the meal and became ill. The waitress at this point told me I should “Go ahead and drink his too” pointing at his chocolate martini. After having her act as if she was hyped up on methamphetamines, I was thoroughly disgusted with her and slipped the money for the bill and walked out the door we were sat at.
We dined early to get to a show and had an excellent experience all around. The staff were patient and helpful while we waited for our friends to arrive and, perhaps coincidentally, we were seated at our favorite table. The food was excellent and just the right portions to enable room for a most tasty dessert.
Very good resturant and located downtown Roanoke....
I went to Billy's for drinks on Saturday night, Mar 3. I saw a hamburger, and couldn't get it out of my mind, so I went back on Sunday, Mar 4 to get one. I chose the "Southwest Burger" and it was wonderful. I am so glad I went there, and I can't wait to return to Roanoke, and go there again.
Billy's is an excellent restaurant-food and service are always exceptional!
interesting placed, pub atmosphere very very loud. Food pretty good. Prices moderate to high. Impossible to talk over the noise. A screaming birthday party and a man falling from his barstool and cracking his head open on the floor was just the beginning. Nice wine list in the 75-125 price range. The waitress was great however.
After eating here many times, we were really happy that the service has been improved! Also, the crab cakes were awesome- - we've never been disappointed with them.
Conveniently located across the glass bridge from the Roanoke hotel, service was great as was the food. Orders ncluded crab cakes, T-bone steak and chicken morney. Colleague commented his steak was among the top 5 he ever ate!
One of our favorite places to eat in town. Great atmosphere at bar area, restaurant table, or outside area during warmer months.
Our experience was just okay. We had a reservation and were told when we were seated that the kitchen was backed up, which was fine because she did bring us bread to tied us over. Then when our meal did come my husband's pork chop was way undercooked. The manager did come to our table to apologize but by the time his pork chop was brought back to the table I was done eating and all they did was throw his chop back on so it was dry and burned on the outside when they brought it back. We were uncomfortable sending it back the first time so we didn't say anything the second. Our waitress was great but I was disappointed in the dinner. For the price we expected better. We did, however, love our apps. and cocktails.
The place was hopping and very noisy. Not a big deal...we can't have it both ways...but it was hard to carry on a conversation without adding to the noise. Food was great as was our waiter. Service was a bit slow, but certainly a result of being very busy. This did not cause a problem, as I would rather see the success of the restaurant with noise and busy servers rather than a desolate setting with speedy service. A great experience that I will revisit.
Our first time there. Celebrated a 50th birthday and server made us feel extra special. Great food & excellent service.
Visiting Roanoke and chose Billy's from reviews. It was a Friday night and it was quite busy. Our waiter, Joel, was terrific. Food was excellent, I had the mushroom tortellini and my partner had meatloaf. Both were very generous servings and delicious. Drinks were perfect, Rye manhattan and Moscato. Atmosphere and cleanliness are superb. When I mentioned it was my partner's birthday, Joel offered a dessert which was only turned down because there was just no room for it. Instead, he brought us two Prosecco's, which was a perfect finale.
My only complaint is the noise level was so high holding a conversation was quite difficult. This is not the place to go for a quiet, romantic dinner.
Patrick was fantastic, the asparagus was phenomenal as for the whole plate as well
Outstanding as usual.
Excellent in every way possible.
They honored my request for the quietest table, and recognized a birthday in our family group. We had 4 different entrees, all excellent! Really great restaurant.
The service we received was great. We enjoyed the overall experience, the food was decent. The ahi tuna wonton appetizer was really good as was the salmon entree. The NY strip was ok, although a little dry. Cooked well, just a little dry and left a little to be desired for a rather expensive steak. The overall experience was good, just a little pricey which was known before going.
Attentive service and excellent food. Wait staff and manager stopped by to check on us throughout our meal.
Food was pretty good and reasonably priced. Found some shells in my lobster Alfredo that’s the only reason I’m giving 4 instead of 5 stars.
Date night for my husband & I. The food was spectacular. The waiter was one of the best we’ve ever had anywhere, he allowed us to sample the soup of the day & even picked a drink out for me by asking what I liked and made it himself (it was also amazing). We will definitely be returning again.
They accommodated my request for vegan option!
Perfect place for a wonderful Valentine’s dinner!
This is a wonderful restaurant with great food, unique chef’s creations, amazing wine selection, and an upscale and romantic vibe.
outstanding service and food. Great atmosphere for a special occasion or just a wonderful night out!
Merger and Acquisition Business meeting. Closed the deal!
We got there 20/25 mins before our reservation and only had to wait about 5 mins to get seated. Food was excellent and staff was friendly and you could see they all seem to work very well together.
This was my first time to Billys. The food was fairly good, but I thought it was expensive for what it was. The server was slightly pushy trying to get us to add things we didn't want to our meal, but overall it was a good experience and I'd definitely go back for a nice occasion, not an everyday sort of restaurant.
Food was amazing and they made my old fashion just the way I like it. We usually come here for dinner but lunch was just as good.
Everything was delicious, from the cocktails to the appetizer, through dinner and dessert! Well worth it! Great menu options and terrific service!
Shrimp & grits were spicy - why? Beef Stroganoff- very little beef, Jerk Chicken-spicy but ok, steak was rare but was ordered med rare.
This place was so awesome! The wait staff was friendly and the bartender made a killer drink. My husband I both agreed that our meals were the best we’ve ever had in our dining out experiences! Can’t wait to come again the next time we visit Roanoke!
Would have liked to have found more options for sea food under main courses.
We went for a Birthday and the food, service and what we ordered off the menu was very very good. It was Resturant Week for Roanoke but the menu had quite a variety of selections. I got Prime Rib and wife got fish. Appetizers were very good. Didn't like the Aui Tuna Wontons though. Have eat better.
Our experience was great as well as our waiter. Sometimes let your drink - water get empty and awhile to refill but all in all our experience was outstanding.
The only complaint we had was when we were to be seated it was a table for 2 but one of the chairs was back to back with a table of about 10 people. If you had tried to get up you would have definitely bumped into the chair behind you. We did ask for a different table and we did get seated elsewhere which was very good.
We would go back again.
I loved Billy's the food was amazing, service was on point. They made us feel special and We did not have to wait. It was a great experience in every aspect.
This place was absolutely amazing and the food is spectacular!
I️ ordered a beer and something was wrong with the tap so I️ order ed a different beer after waiting for about 20 minutes. I️ was charged for both beers. We had steak and also shrimp and grits. Both were pretty bland. Waiter was very knowledgeable and prompt.
We visited during restaurant week. The shrimp & grits and ahi tuna appy were on point. Our server was OK, but needed to be hailed a couple of times by other staff. Overall our experience was great and we will return.
Great dinner as part of Roanoke Restaurant Week. Highly recommend the crab cake appetizer as well as the molten lava cake dessert. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant was very crowded and busy but we were able to enjoy the atmosphere and talk freely with our friends while viewing the Market area activity. I especially appreciated the call I received when I got home that they had found my bracelet under the table (clasp broke).
I made reservations Saturday morning with Ooen Table for dinner at 5:45om. When we got to the restaurant they no record of our reservation. I fortunately had the email of my confirmation which I showed to a very nice lady who said she would get us a table. She gave us a free appetizer and dessert.for my boyfriend who was celebrating a big birthday. The service was excellent but I will hesitate to use Ooen Table agsin.