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Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem, Salem, VA

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem

4.6
4.6
259 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 302-3020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Buman

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms. One seats up to 6 and one seats up to 18. Contact frankiessalemevents@gmail.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Salem

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine

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What 259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Good for business meals

  • Virginia

    Steakhouse

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Overall

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Food

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Service

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Roanoke

    Good for business meals

  • Greater Roanoke

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Roanoke

    Romantic

  • Greater Roanoke

    Good for special occasions

  • Greater Roanoke

    Lively

  • Greater Roanoke

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Bolt

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First off,, Always great service here. But, we had 3- 20oz steaks,, ordered medium well, but came out borderline medium . Didn't have time for a redo. We there 1hr 45mins, with no appetizers...food was pretty slow coming out.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at this new location! Feels open, and ambiance is terrific. Good and service were fantastic!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birthday celebration ever.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, the service and food were amazing! It was a perfect date night!
  5. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best steak that we have found in the Roanoke/Salem area by far! Service was great as well! We will definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This place cosplays as an exceptional steakhouse but upcharges you a lot for very below average steaks. Sea scallops were pretty good but would have expected more than three small ones for $30. This is Roanoke not NY lmao
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Amy, had great energy and was very good at her job. The food and drinks were also incredible. Had a great dinner.
  8. R

    Reba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fine dining experience. It’s wonderful to have a restaurant of this caliber in the area for special occasions or a fine dining experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been to the Salem location a couple of times now once on business and once for personal. The quality of the food is first class. The service is first class on both occasions. The one thing that stood out is the ambience in the dining room, both my business colleagues And I found it difficult to adjust our eyes to the lighting in the restaurant. Can’t say I’ve had this issue with other restaurants. Maybe consider lighting on each table, candles, something versus what you are using now.
  10. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner. It was a great atmosphere, clean, our server was fantastic and the food portions were enough to split between the both of us. We will definitely be going back and may even make this a yearly tradition.
  11. S

    Salemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pineapple Martinis are always the best. Had surf and turf. Excellent.
  12. DR

    DavidR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The food was delicious. A very inviting atmosphere with outstanding customer service.
  13. AT

    AllyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our dinner was delicious and romantic with exceptional service! The mashed potatoes and the risotto are always a hit at our table.
  14. RH

    RichardH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience! The wait staff were superb, portion size very generous, ambiance excellent.
  15. EB

    EdwardB

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Outstanding evening and wonderful dining experience. My only disappointment is this location does not have a lobster tank, and thus cannot serve whole lobsters, only lobster tails. The Makers Mark Old Fashion was made to perfection, and the entre of filet/lobster tail was exactly as ordered. The other entre was salmon which was prepared perfectly. The sides included brussel sprouts which were delicious. The desserts were creme brulee and chocolate lava cake. Very good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. We waited two hours before receiving our meal which was overcooked and cold. Our waitress came to the table twice during the two hours. I’m of the opinion the kitchen is it understaffed, and the servers were not trained properly. They were all apologetic. My wife ordered a $99 16 ounce bone in fillet and we ended up with a 6 ounce fillet in a to go box. Our dining experience started at 7:30 PM until 10:30 PM in which we had a salad and onion rings. This includes the wait for them to re-cook the meal and prepare the to go portions. This is the second experience of an extended wait time to receive our meal. The manager did a good job of trying to correct the situation.
  17. GG

    GordonGecko

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was great, just a little overly salty on the sauces and sides, but in my experience, Frankies is always like this. Mushroom side and parmesan sauce for entrée were especially salty. Seafood perfectly done. Steak was spot on MediumPlus. All sides, except for saltiness, were excellent as usual. Drink plenty of water to counteract the salt intake. Service was lacking, esp for this level of establishment. Had to initially ask for bread, request was forgotten, asked again, arrived, ran out, asked again, arrived with no butter, ran out, asked again and after 20 mins, bread finally arrived just as we were finishing meal. Pineapple Martini was perfect, Scotch rocks had too much ice. Should look into offering frozen granite cubes to avoid dilution. Probably my fault as I should have requested the scotch with 1 cube. Water, sparkling and still, was refilled from bottles on table, but pour was nearly to the rim. Hate to be picky, but these are important things for a $400 meal. Would love if you carried San Pellegrino. Ordering was a bit stilted, not a smooth transition from initial welcome at table to drink order to follow-up for appetizers and ordering main course. Could have been a less experienced server, but need to have skills on point for a position in a restaurant like this. Training on a Friday night is not acceptable. At least 5 different servers rotated our table, very inconsistent. Everyone was friendly and smiles, thanks etc all around. Very welcoming. Small things: grease stain on my menu, about 2 inches wide. This isn't a diner. Glad we sat in the glass room. Main dining/bar area was extremely loud. Look into sound panels for the ceiling. May want to enforce a bit of dress code. Saw untucked flannel shirts and jeans, hoodies and ball caps. No need for a tux, but c'mon. Look presentable. Will return; hope things get better.
  18. CR

    CandaceR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best experience! Our filets was cooked to perfection, the customer service was outstanding and the atmosphere was so pleasant. We were even provided a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. I highly recommend Frankie’s for special occasions.
  19. M

    Momofboys

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our parent’s 64th wedding anniversary and had a lovely dinner.
  20. SE

    SteveE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a first class experience. Food, drinks, and service were exceptional as always!
  21. KC

    KendallC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    We visited with family on Christmas Eve and had a 7:30 reservation. I understand it was a holiday, but we didn’t get our food until 9:30 and it was unfortunately cold by the time we got it. The drinks and service were good, but I expected more for the price.
  22. JG

    JulieG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Was a bit disappointed - had to send my filet back - plus ran out of their bread pudding. Hoping for a better experience next time - usually this place is spot on.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food ,great service
  24. BB

    BandB

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our second meal at Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse-Salem. Excellent food and good service. The time between salads and entre was a bit longer than desired but our server, Hope, was excellent...very knowledgeable and helpful.
  25. WD

    WhinetoDine

    Richmond

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited FR Salem for the first time--a truly excellent experience. The Salem location is pleasant and quiet--better than the downtown Roanoke location. It was busy for a Tuesday evening before Christmas. Our server was top notch. She effectively managed our courses and offered suggestions. FR's wine list is the best in the area and is reasonably priced. We enjoyed Montinore Estate Pinot Noir, a Willamette Valley favorite. Our meal began with onion rings for an appetizer. These are excellent and suitable for 4-6 diners. We continued to enjoy them at home. We both had perfectly prepared filets with au gratin potatoes and Brussel sprouts. Molten lava cake capped an enjoyable evening. We will return.
  26. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and portions were generous. Service was excellent. Our only minor complaint was that the "background" music was too loud so it was hard to have a conversation at times.
  27. DD

    DebbieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service, environment! A bit pricey, but delicious! Will return for our next special occasion.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was perfect! Our waitress Samatha was great as always! Awesome restaurant!
  29. FC

    FancyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was incredible once we were sat. We waited for our table for almost a hour after our reservation time.
  30. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and it was wonderful! Great staff, and excellent food!
  31. KV

    KenV

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was awful. 4 tables were occupied. 30 minutes to get an Arnold Palmer. No flavor in crab dip. Steak was very salty and char was more burnt than neutral char. Creamed spinach was a winner.
  32. AL

    AnnL

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where to begin…this was my sweetheart’s 70th birthday, and his wish was to have a great steak. I’ve heard WONDERFUL reviews of Frankie Rowland’s in Salem, so I booked a table. We could only get a 5:00 PM or 8:30 PM or later reservation, so I booked the 5:00 PM. As it turns out, this was the perfect time to begin our dining experience. The entire staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. We were seated promptly, and our primary server, BAILEY, soon came to take our drink order and answer any questions. Soon after, she efficiently took out dinner order. BAILEY IS OUTSTANDING! She went above and beyond to insure this birthday was special. The Shrimp Cocktail and Mixed Green Salad were delicious; the filets and lobster tail were absolute perfection. Our sides were the baked potato and battered onions, and they were amazing as well. The complimentary Crème Brûlée was perfectly prepared. We left with TONS of leftovers and were basically in heavenly “food comas”! We will definitely return to Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse - Salem for my birthday in March, and any other special occasion in between. ***This restaurant is about teamwork. They entire staff works in tandem to insure each guest has a wonderful experience. This fact did not go unnoticed by me. VERY REFRESHING to see this display!***
  33. BB

    BlairB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I set this up for my parents anniversary and they seemed to really enjoy it. My mom especially enjoyed her martini and the creme brûlée. They loved the candle in the center of the table; and they will definitely be going back(hopefully with me next time).
  34. k

    karlag

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I love eating here but last night the chicken didn’t taste right and I get it every time everything else was great
  36. VP

    VictoriaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Staff very helpful. Meal and drinks were wonderful.
  37. P

    Patrick

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Unhappy with where the hostess was seating us, I asked for a different table. She refused, saying the other tables were reserved. Hang on...I had a reservation, didn't like the booth she was putting us in, and those other tables were empty. She should have granted my request. Wait staff was excellent, but service was very slow. Meat was way undercooked and wasn't even close to what passes as a medium-temp cook. The server did explain when I ordered that what they consider "medium" is "hot red" in the middle. She should have said raw. For a high-dollar place, I expected better, and am pretty disappointed. Will we go back? No.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was above excellent but food was very slow coming out. Quite frankly I got tired of waiting for it. Our meal was over 3 hours long. Have been there numerous times and this was not the case before.
  39. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was wonderful and made wonderful suggestions for us. The food was delicious as were our drinks. We look forward to coming back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nick is great!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 302-3020.

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem is rated 4.6 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem

300 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153-4323

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Salem

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Buman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 302-3020

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private dining rooms. One seats up to 6 and one seats up to 18. Contact frankiessalemevents@gmail.com for more information.

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