Roanoke

4.4
245 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Luxurious finishes, copper accents, and warm lighting were inspired by the fire of the rotisserie & brick oven at the display kitchen.
Masculine lines are tailored to contrast with subtle historical references, some original to the 1913 building, for visual interest.
Roanoke offers various seating options for every occasion. Sit at the counter along the display kitchen for an interesting culinary experience,
cozy up to the warm, inviting bar, and finally have a seat near the fireplace for more intimate dining. Roanoke is a great place to gather
​with friends and colleagues. We have great event space to accommodate your groups of 2 to 150.

Support Roanoke during COVID-19

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Nov 30 - Dec 31, 2021

    Join us in celebrating the new year with our Prix Fix menu! A great place for a romantic night out, or even with friends and family. $95 after 6PM, including a champagne toast. $75 between 4-6PM. Book now to reserve a table with us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 245 people are saying
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vipOPKS
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent! Service left a lot to be desired as server was fairly inattentive. Plenty of other great food in Chicago to have less than good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good was great though a bit expensive. The ambiance was great; totally worth it.

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vipNick
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Everything was fine, but the dining in the back was really crowded. Not just saying crowded for COVID, but like crowded normally - in order for the party next to us to get out of their booth, they nearly had to touch us at our table.

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AliceR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. The ambience could have been better. Service was great.

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vipSOSTricia
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I highly recommend their Clam Chowder - lots of clam, very little potato, not overly rich but still feels indulgent. Less a fan of the octopus appetizer which just tastes like the tamponade in which it is coated. Not a huge menu, but diverse. Our server was very concerned with our happiness, which is good, but perhaps she was a bit cloying in the process. She couldn't have been out of her 20s and kept calling us (2 55-year-olds) "Loves". She did make sure we weren't charged for the octopus and was a good server other than being overly solicitous. All in all, a great option for something close before or after Lyric Opera.

Roanoke
Responded 4 days ago

Dear SOSTricia, Thank you for letting others know you highly recommend the clam chowder at The Roanoke Restaurant. We are thrilled! We are so pleased to learn you had an enjoyable dining experience. Please join us again soon! Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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GinaS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have brunch/lunch before a show in a theatre district. Atmosphere was nice and classy. Food presentation was great and taste good. I will definitely return.

Roanoke
Responded 4 days ago

Dear GinaS, Thank you for taking the time to let others know you enjoyed your dining experience at The Roanoke Restaurant. We are thrilled! Please join us again soon! Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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DonnaW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a neighborhood and family favorite. Good mix of generations in a friendly place. Good pour on the martini. The prime rib cut was very generous and full of flavor. I would come back next time in Chicago.

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vipJGV37
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food5service3ambience4

This experience was ROUGH. TL;DR, food was good but took forever to come out. Not a great experience.


I’ll preface this by saying that the food was pretty good and the waitress was very nice (but it was her 2nd day on the job).

We had reservations 5:30pm ahead of a show at at 7:30pm that was a 5 minute walk away. We were sat right away and ordered a pasta dish and a salad (within another 5 minutes of sitting down). It took us following up multiple times and almost an hour and a half before we saw food (took about 20 minutes for the diet cokes we ordered to show up too). There were even tables around us getting their food despite sitting down after we ordered. Ultimately, food arrived 8 minutes before we had to leave for the show and we did our best to eat as quickly as possible (which is never a good experience). Our waitress did say she felt badly and offered us boxes to take the food with us but that wasn’t an option as there’s no way we could’ve opened two entrees at Lyric and expected that to go over well during the performance. We asked for our check when the diet cokes came and they brought that promptly and rang us out promptly (despite still not having our entrees).

All in all a terrible experience that made me think “if you can’t keep up with the crowd at your restaurant at 5:30pm in the winter, you’re definitely going to fail when it’s actually dinner time”

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theatre dinner…our server was great, the gourmet burgers were delicious, and the dessert was grand! The main dining area was crowded, and we were seated upstairs in the banquet rooms. We and two other parties were brought up together…the other two both made a fuss about not being seated downstairs. The host was gracious about finding them alternate seating. We were thrilled with the extra room, super comfy chairs and festive decorations. Definitely going back!

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karenk
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! But my husband ordered soup before dinner and my dinner came out at the exact time as his soup. So I asked staff to keep it warm so we can have our dinners together. After he finished his soup, my dinner came to me but not my husband’s. The waitress said the chef is a little backed up, so his will be coming out later. So I asked her to again please keep my dinner warm, so that we could eat together. By the time the dinners came out, I would have been more than halfway done with mine.

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ErinL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our pre-show lunch so much that we returned for dessert after!

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Shaun
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

First time for dinner. Chicken parm was flavorless which was a surprise given the pizza on their lunch menu is great. Really a shame they don't offer the wood oven pizzas on the dinner menu. I'll be sticking to lunch here.

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vipServerAndGuest
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service (thank you Melissa), nice ambiance. Nice place to stop before the opera.

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Hockeymom
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was disappointed only the brunch menu was available. The food was really good.

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AngelD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations for the Thanksgiving Day menu and were pleasantly surprised that there were 3 other main dish choices. I went for the traditional and was satisfied. The others were as well. The waitress was ver happy, in spite of being very busy

Roanoke
Responded 4 days ago

Dear AngelD, Thank you for spending Thanksgiving with us and for taking the time to give The Roanoke Restaurant a great review. Please join us again soon! Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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lptrixie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for the Thanksgiving prix fixe - it was good overall. They were able to seat us sooner which was nice. The food was good with well sized portions. The service was also good.

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KristinaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and staff were friendly.

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DeannaA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of a 40-something mom and dad, with five children ages 2 to 14 dined at Roanoke on Thanksgiving Day while traveling through Chicago. We made the reservation on OpenTable the day before. We were pleased that we were seated within 3 minutes of arriving for our reservation and that our family had a semi-private table in the back of the restaurant. Our waitress was kind, helpful, and really positive in approach, so we were at ease relaxing with our five children at such a nice restaurant. The menu was price fix - so you pay one price per person for a three-course selection. Everything was delicious! We felt it was a little odd that the children portions were identical to the adult portions, just 60% off ($24 per person for children?)the normal price... The restaurant could have done better with 2/3 size or 1/2 sized portions at something like $18 per person and we would have thought it better for both us and the restaurant for the value. However, it was a holiday, and we felt welcomed and acomodated. Would dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Restaurant had a prix fixe menu they failed to advertise on open table or their website, then lied and claimed I didnt show for my reservation when we chose to leave. Manager started making calls to subsequent reservations as we and several other parties left. Wasted money on parking. Will not be returning.

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vipLars
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went there yesterday for dinner was awful. Took 2 hours and several asks to get our entrees and when they came out they were all ice cold.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was that good on Saturday, we went back on Sunday for another round of breakfast excellence

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RoseS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Creative and tasty food! I loved my British 75 drink and the fried chicken appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I took my daughter for a special dinner before going to see Frozen and the service could not have been worse. We sat for 15 minutes before I finally flagged a server who reluctantly took a drink order. Then we waited longer for the drinks so I flagged the manager. He took our order and introduced us to our waitress who continued to ignore us. We definitely won’t be back and would NOT recommend this restaurant to others.

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vipNandD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We arrived late due to terrible traffic. Hostess was very abrupt and said we only had an hour. The waitress was equally rude and brought the check within minutes of giving us our meal, less than 30mins after we sat down and not even asking if we wanted dessert. Fully appreciate the current time limits but the place was nowhere near full and we still had 30mins of our time left. Food was actually ok but the appalling service means we will never return and will advise all our friends not to go

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theatre outing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

food was delicious, service was attentive but not overly so. tables were arranged quite close together, which was disconcerting.

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for breakfast on Saturday morning, and enjoyed the great food and atmosphere. Nice to see a pro bartender shaking morning cocktails too

Roanoke
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let others know you had an enjoyable dining experience at The Roanoke Restaurant. We are thrilled! Please join us again soon! Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent great place for our group

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Rebecca
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We let our server know that we had a play, and he was accommodating, quick, and pleasant. There was a lot of options on the menu and all was well-prepared.

Roanoke
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to let others know you had an enjoyable dining experience at The Roanoke Restaurant. We are extremely pleased! Please join us again soon! Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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vipSteven
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very responsive to the opera start time. Excellent service.

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MichaelH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing as always! I will definitely be back.

Roanoke
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear MichaelH, We are so pleased to learn you enjoyed your dining experience at The Roanoke Restaurant. Thank you for sharing! We look forward to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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GabrielV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annmaree was very attentive and really treated us with the utmost care on our special day. Food was fantastic, champagne delicious, and the dessert was to die for. We will be back.

Roanoke
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear GabrielV, Thank you for taking the time to let others know you had an enjoyable dining experience at The Roanoke Restaurant. We are thrilled! Please join us again soon! Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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MarkL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The poke bowl was very tasty and the service was friendly and prompt.

Roanoke
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear MarkL, We are so pleased to learn you had an enjoyable dining experience at The Roanoke Restaurant. Thank you for sharing that with others. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regard, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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vipVolkanTopalli
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant with modern takes on classic American cuisine.

Roanoke
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear VolkanTopalli, Thank you for your great Open Table review. We are so flattered! Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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VeronicaT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food! Nice spot to hang out with friends and have some drinks

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DanielK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went to welcome our two new team members and were a party of 8. It was nice that they took an online reservation with our party size. It was very quiet when we arrived at 11:30a, but by the time we left it was very load. I don't think I would want to be there past 1p. I'm not sure if it was because of our party size, but my main came out a little cold. Very generous portions however and overall we were very pleased with the meal. I'm pretty sure we all asked for to-go boxes. The flavor of my crab cake was good, but I could have liked for the breading to be a bit crispier to contrast the soft texture of the crab. My teammates who got the cheddar biscuits really liked them and the spread that came with them. Solid choice!

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KathyF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very busy and loud on early Monday evening dinner. The food was good and large portions. Service was pretty good given the crowd. We were a family of five and we had to shout to converse.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Too loud. No need for a dj with a speaker right next to our table.

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vipTPMG
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food and drinks!

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Maureen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The overflow room upstairs felt like we were sitting at a hotel breakfast buffet. Lights were really bright from the party room, lack of music, the table wasn't set. As a table of two, we felt like we were just being shunted and forgotten about. Weird arrangement going on here with the lack of ambiance in their upstairs room.

Roanoke
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear Maureen, Thank you for being our guest and for your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies regarding your recent dining experience at The Roanoke Restaurant. We have shared your comments with our management team. We do apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will let us serve you again in the future. Best regards, Brad and The Roanoke Team

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Roanoke using the Order Online button. Roanoke also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Roanoke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 361-3800.

Roanoke is rated 4.4 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Roanoke does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.theroanokerestaurant.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.