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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Greater Roanoke

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Greater Roanoke? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Alexander's - Roanoke restaurant
5.0
5 (1429)
$31 to $50
American
Roanoke
About the restaurant
Alexander's is an oasis for award winning cuisine, wine, and craft cocktails. Over the years we've twice been awarded the Open Table Top 100 in the US restaurant designation and in 2018, Southern Living Magazine named us one of the Ten Most Romantic Restaurants in the South. Focusing on superb ingredients; fish, seafood, prime quality Virginia aged meats, and locally sourced organic produce, our cuisine showcases years of collaboration among some of the most talented chefs of our region. You'll be served in an atmosphere filled with romance, sophistication, modern & vintage jazz. It's old world charm with new world flavors!
Built in the 1880s as Roanoke's first office supply company, our vintage building has been transformed into a retro chic rendition of the classic urban restaurants of our great culinary cities. The art, furnishings, lighting, and mirrors are all found pieces of Roanoke's rich architectural history. So relax and let's start making your memories at Alexanders!

Top review
CathyandMarcvip
Dined 4 days ago
Always fantastic! Costs are up now! The food remains exceptional, serving sizes are smaller and prices are up. Tough time to be in restaurant business, please support them!
A photo of Lucky restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1310)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Roanoke
About the restaurant
Farm to Table Comfort Food with a commitment to using local sustainable products, paired with innovative cocktails, eclectic wine selections, and a massive spirits list.


Top review
RawleS
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
One of the best in Roanoke. High quality food with superb cocktails. Get “the cube” or pearskin blanket. You honestly can’t go wrong with any selection. The waitstaff is equally outstanding, knowledgeable, funny, fast. We will be back again and again!
A photo of Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1637)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Roanoke
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
DavidM
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
This was a small surprise birthday for my wife and the experience was perfect, she used the adjectives "lovely" and "perfect" several times. So thank you very much for making this exactly what we wanted and I could not recommend this dining destination any higher, service was an 11 on a 1 to 10 scale. Outstanding!
A photo of Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem restaurant
4.8
4.8 (463)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Salem
About the restaurant
Premier Steakhouse located in the heart of Downtown Salem! All of our steaks are Certified Angus Beef broiled with intense heat, seasoned with kosher salt, cracked pepper, and finished with clarified butter. A variety of seafood appetizers and entrees, family style sides, and our signature pineapple martini. Make sure to start with one of our delicious salads and finish with our famous bread pudding for dessert. Everything is made from scratch in house by our Executive Chef. Large bar and lounge area, main dining room, and 2 private event spaces.
Top review
VKbroom
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Great food, ambience & service! Excellent choices for non meat eater.
A photo of The Regency Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1192)
$31 to $50
Southern
Roanoke
About the restaurant
VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE'S ONLY AAA FOUR DIAMOND RESTAURANT

Opening in 1939, The Regency Room has remained at the heart of the Roanoke social and cultural experience. The restaurant, under the direction of Executive Chef Michael Whittaker, 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.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Very nice Ben was an awesome server. Everyone was great. The food was delicious. Enjoyed it very very much
A photo of The Vault at The Liberty Trust restaurant
4.6
4.6 (235)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Roanoke
About the restaurant
The Vault at The Liberty Trust is located in the lobby of The Liberty Trust Hotel in Downtown Roanoke.

The Vault at The Liberty Trust is a haven for dining enthusiasts, offering an eclectic menu of shared plates featuring authentic recipes from around the world paired with specialty cocktails, international wines, and local craft beers. The Vault's selection of menu items are the perfect match with the grand décor of The Liberty Trust.

A high end wine tasting room in the lobby vault and 32 total wines by the glass poured from our unique wine dispensing and preservation systems are a special find in a distinctive atmosphere unrivaled in Downtown Roanoke.

As a cashless business, we accept all major credit cards as form of payment.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great atmosphere. Wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary with dinner at The Vault. The service was great and the atmosphere was romantic. We had a fantastic visit.
A photo of Chateau Morrisette restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3054)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Floyd
About the restaurant
Family owned and operated in our 45th year of service. Chef Oshie is the third generation of the Morrisette family and trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, where he explored his passion for food and wine. Today Chef Oshie and his team masterfully create beautiful and delicious dishes that bring back the elegance and delight of fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Food pairings complement our award-winning wines in a fine dining experience. Sit fireside in winter or take in the view from the patio in warmer months, chosen by OpenTable diners as among the best in America. More than a dining experience, we invite guests to linger, enjoying the wine, views, and service long after dinner is over. Come be our guests....
** If you can not get a reservation through Open Table it means that we are fully booked. Please call 540-593-2865 to speak to reservation specialist or be put on the waitlist. Melissa Morrisette

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful place! Amazing view, excellent service, and outstanding food! Will definitely be back!
A photo of Harvest - Mountain Lake Lodge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (418)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Pembroke
About the restaurant
Simply Prepared, Farm Fresh, Local Cuisine
Celebrate the vibrant flavors of the Southwest Virginia region at HARVEST - a true farm to table dining experience. Savor simply prepared dishes featuring local produce and meats to create cuisine infused with Appalachian character. All the foods are made and inspired by the freshest ingredients from local farms and gardens. Our Menus change with each season to deliver the natural flavors of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Food was good but pricey enjoyed the restaurant and staff was great
A photo of Fortunato restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1147)
$30 and under
Italian
Roanoke
About the restaurant
Traditional Italian Food and Neapolitan style Pizza served along with craft cocktails, wine, and beer.
Top review
BruceB
Dined 4 days ago
When they put pepperoni on their pizza - order it. Everything we ate was spectacular. It always is.
A photo of Table 50 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1251)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Roanoke
About the restaurant
For the time being under Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering curbside takeout from 5-8pm Tuesday-Sunday! Visit our website www.table50va.com to see our menu.

Indoor dining available Tuesday-Sunday.

For parties of 6 or more people, please contact Table 50 directly to make your reservation at 540.904.2350.

Table 50 in Roanoke offers a fine dining experience. Visit us for dinner or reserve our restaurant for a private party and we will do everything to make you feel welcome.

Classic techniques; local ingredients. Affordable, hand-picked wines from around the world. Customized menus for any event. Award-winning cuisine. Make a reservation today!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
Fabulous food great service loved the entire experience
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