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The Farmhouse, Christiansburg, VA

The Farmhouse

4.5
4.5
1300 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A favorite Southwest Virginia landmark, The Farmhouse Restaurant has served the New River Valley since 1963. The authentic farm house, originally part of the Ridinger Estate, was build in the 1800's.

In the early 1970's, an old train caboose was added to provide a unique dining area. During the past decade, a rustic lounge, additional dinner seats, and a spacious 250-seat Banquet Facility have added to the charm of The Farmhouse.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 251-7600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Here at The Farmhouse we will do anything we can to ensure your event runs smoothly. Our attentive staff, as well as our exceptional Culinary experts, are excited to make your special event a memorable one. We have several private rooms, dining areas & a beautiful banquet hall that is sure to accommodate your needs. We also have a variety of event menu packages for you to choose from.

  • Private party contact

    Gabriella Rinehart: (540) 251-7600

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Cross street

    Cambria St

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Every Thursday we have live entertainment on our patio from 6:30 - 9:30. It has already become THE place to go on Thursday evenings!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Overall

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Food

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Service

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Value

  • Greater Roanoke

    Good for groups

  • Greater Roanoke

    Romantic

  • Greater Roanoke

    Good for special occasions

  • Greater Roanoke

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  1. L

    Lana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was lukewarm, as was the service. Menu is very limited. Appetizers were good, entrees too. But extremely overpriced for the quality.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Quality of the food has changed since we first came here 6years ago. It used to be a lot better.
  3. N

    Norene

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Overpriced for the value. We waited over an hour for our food. They did say they had a large party, but that shouldn't affect other customers. To accommodate we got an extra basket of bread and that was it. It would have been nice to give us our appetizer or a dessert for free (we ordered four desserts). We noted in our Open Table reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, but no one mentioned anything about it. We will not go back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Farmhouse has been around for many years and has been known IN THE PAST for having excellent, experienced servers who create an atmosphere of an elevated dining experience. Not anymore. Our server was overloaded with tables and took an extraordinarily long time to tend to our table - although this was not her fault because she was assigned to too many tables. Additionally, we were there at 6:15 on a Saturday evening and they were out of several popular items, including their trademark Prime Rib. We had a party of 12 and went on a miserable 3 hour tour…like being in the Bermuda Triangle of dining. Ugh. Never again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was unique and the layout provided a quiet area to have a conversation and eat. The 3 of us grazed on 5 of the 7 appetizers as our meal and shared 4 of 6 desserts (had to take 2 home). It was all delicious. Highly recommend!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for 6 on 1/27 a few weeks ago and noted on the reservation we were celebrating my husband’s Birthday. The restaurant was busy when we arrived and we had to wait a few minutes; not a big deal at all. But then we were seated in what I told the hostess was a banquet room with banquet tables and chairs and bright lighting. She corrected me and said it was the lobby. So we were sitting in the lobby to the banquet rooms with banquet tables set up. The Manager asked if we wanted to move but the hostess said they didn’t really have seating for “larger tables”. I reminded myself that what was important was that our family was together celebrating. The Manager did turn the lights down which helped. When it came time for dessert I said of course we are getting dessert, it was my husband’s Birthday! She didn’t really acknowledge that statement. If you are wondering why I am not posting the quintessential dessert with Happy Birthday written on the plate and maybe a candle it’s because the dessert was delivered with such lack of care that it actually had the 6 spoons for the rest of our desserts on HIS PLATE. He kindly passed them around to the rear of the table. Amidst some of the dirty dinner dishes that remained on the table. A $50 steak dinner per person with appetizers and dessert and a few cocktails and such a disappointment. The food was actually pretty good but was definitely overshadowed by the situation. This may be the only place in the area that takes reservations but I will never go back. And as difficult as it was, so you understand the kind of person I am, I still left a 20% tip.
  7. M

    Mary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    By 7 pm they were out of prime rib which we found out after we’d been served our salad. We specifically went for the prime rib. Talked with the manager and was very disappointed that by 7 pm on a Friday night they were out of one of the meals most people go for. Feel like this is very poor planning. Possible solution is to make more then if any is left over serve as a special sandwich the next day.

    The FarmhouseResponded 4 days agoWe aim to run out of Prime Rib every day. Prime Rib has become very expensive to prepare and we can not afford to ever waste it. We do not run lunch throughout the week and do not offer prime rib sandwiches on our dinner menu. Everything is done to plan. And, it is stated on the menu that it is while supplies last. 7pm is on the late side of dinner service. For anyone reading this response, if you want to order a limited-availability menu item, please call ahead, or book earlier reservations.

  8. a

    abbie

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    The only thing that was good about our experience was the waitress she was very sweet. Our calamari was sitting in a pool of grease. One of the steaks that was order came out raw. It had to be sent back . The booths were so small, we were very uncomfortable and none of us are big people. We also thought it was very over priced. We will not be back.
  9. H

    Hope

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious and quick seating. Excellent wait staff. Will be back.
  10. HS

    HollyS

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kristen was our server. What a delightful young lady. Pleasant, well, mannered, and one of the best server switch ever had.
  11. j

    janettd

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Great food. I always eat there when I drop or pick my daughter from college.
  12. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I’s first time there. Food and service was excellent. The atmosphere was great as well.

    The FarmhouseResponded on January 14, 2023Hi James! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit with us! We hope to have you back soon!

  13. HS

    HollyS

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe was a waiter. He was excellent. We enjoyed being in lobby, one at the round table with our group of six.
  14. CC

    CarleneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Bloody Mary’s were on special for $4 but we were charged $6. Prime rib was fatty.

    The FarmhouseResponded on January 14, 2023I'm sorry for the issue of mischarging your bloody marys. If you'd like, you can give me a call and I can definitely fix the charge and refund your difference!

  15. PS

    PaulS

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Only issue was we were placed in a booth which I do not like. Would have preferred a table.
  16. R

    Rodney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal and the service was absolutely fantastic. Thank You so much.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner! The waitress was very helpful and kind with great service. The food was made in a timely manner and was very good! We will definitely come back next time we are in Blacksburg, Virginia!
  18. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reception people were very nice and helpful. The waitress was attentive and took good care of us and the food was awesome! Just a shame prices everywhere have gone up. Not able to afford to go out often!! Loved our experience!!
  19. R

    Rafe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent. Very Good server. Our seating was uncomfortable! We are 2 senior citizens seated at a very small booth for 2 persons. Very cramped and very little room to spread out when our meal was served. We will return again to have a meal there, but hopefully will be asked about our seating requests.
  20. BB

    BarbaraB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Fast, friendly, and efficient service in a cozy barn setting. Many tables have their own stalls, so it feels quite private. Food is not highly seasoned. Think wedding banquet. Well cooked and otherwise unremarkable. It is understandably a community favorite.
  21. FG

    FGreen

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    server and food was outstanding the prime rib is one of the best in the area would recommend for anyone for special occasion or just a nice night out in the NRV will be back
  22. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This was the 1st time we had eaten at this restaurant. It was as good as we expected it to be. Would recommend to others.
  23. AL

    AlanL

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    We dine at the Farmhouse on a regular basis. When the food is good, we love it. However, this experience was not that. It started with us ordering the appetizer special. They came back and said they had run out - it was 7:00. So we ordered the bacon-wrapped scallops. Again, they came back with the report that they were out. They listed two entree specials - a steak special and a cod special. I ordered the steak and my wife the cod. Five minutes later the table next to us ordered, but they now had just the cod special. Several minutes later, they came out to tell us that they no longer had baked potatoes. A few minutes later, they came out to tell the table next to us that they had run out of the cod special. At this point, 1 hour into our dining experience with our entrees still not at the table, we asked to see the manager. He told us the kitchen had prepped for a dinner service of 30, but they had served 150 so far that night. Further, he just complained to us that he was not at fault, but the kitchen manager was refusing to take responsibility. Finally our meals arrived after an hour and a half. Fish was overcooked, and steak was overdone. Unfortunately, we knew they were out of both. In the end, the food we had was fine, not great. On the plus side, they took off the add-ons for my daughter’s and my steaks. The waitress, Yoame, was incredibly professional and maybe one of the best we have had at the Farmhouse. We will continue to come because it is very convenient and, when they get it right in the kitchen, it is a fantastic experience. We are unlikely to recommend to others due to the inconsistent nature of our experiences.
  24. LN

    LeslieN

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The veggies are canned or frozen and all 3 steaks were cooked incorrectly. The staff were lovely.
  25. LS

    LedaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Good,except for the extra $2 added on bill for salad side dish. Was not explained when ordered. Confusing.
  26. AN

    AdrienneN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Seating was very private so we could spend time with family and have great conversation with great food and service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Christmas Eve dinner!
  28. C

    Charly

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    We were very cold in our booth while dining on Christmas Eve. Complained about the temperature but were told there was nothing that could be done except move to the bar area. We each ordered steaks medium well and the steaks came out closer to the rare. side. We were very disappointed with our dining experience that particular night.
  29. J

    J2001

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    LOUD. Table next to us was awful. I was, however, very pleased with our service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Friends Christmas
  31. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Spent too much time waiting for the meal to arrive at the table.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Part of a Christmas present for my mother and mother in law. They loved it!
  33. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food is very mediocre, but that's not why we dine there. It's about great memories going back 40 years.
  34. HS

    HollyS

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started lobby one. Olivia was our waitress. She has excellent customer service skills and was a delight to have as our server. It started out very quiet but as the larger parties came in for the holidays of course it got louder. It’s expected at this time of the year.
  35. SL

    SteveL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant and the food was outstanding. A bit high on the price, but we enjoyed it, as we were there for a special occasion. Highly recommend it.
  36. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited the Farmhouse for a Virginia Tech Graduation for my Daughter and had a large group of 14. This place is really nice, especially if you like old school fancy. Food and Drinks were amazing as was the entire staff of folks working there. 5 Stars all the way.

    The FarmhouseResponded on December 17, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words Mark! Our team really loves to hear when they do well. Sounds like we knocked it out of the park for you all. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to have you back soon!

  37. A

    Amazing

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited the farmhouse to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. Our waitress, Maya, was over the top!

    The FarmhouseResponded on December 17, 2022Perfect! Maya is such a pleasure. I'll make sure she gets a little reward for her hard work!

  38. L

    Larry

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving and Christmas with my daughters. First time my younger one was there. She loved as we all did. Great restaurant in the Blacksburg area.
  39. CC

    ChristalC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rented caboose for husband’s birthday. Was great for small group. Enjoyed greatly.

    The FarmhouseResponded on December 17, 2022We're so happy y'all had a great time with us! Let's make it a tradition!

  40. MP

    MandyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the venue, the service was outstanding, and the food amazing. It was the perfect location for a college graduation celebratory dinner.

FAQs

The Farmhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1300 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 26 times today
Google Map for The Farmhouse

285 Ridinger St, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cambria St

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Every Thursday we have live entertainment on our patio from 6:30 - 9:30. It has already become THE place to go on Thursday evenings!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 251-7600

  • Private party facilities

    Here at The Farmhouse we will do anything we can to ensure your event runs smoothly. Our attentive staff, as well as our exceptional Culinary experts, are excited to make your special event a memorable one. We have several private rooms, dining areas & a beautiful banquet hall that is sure to accommodate your needs. We also have a variety of event menu packages for you to choose from.

  • Private party contact

    Gabriella Rinehart: (540) 251-7600

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