Sunday, January 28, 2007

Roanoke Times restaurant reviews archive

Editor's note: This archive contains restaurants reviewed by Roanoke Times reviewers from 2004 to the present. While the information was accurate when published, since some reviews' publication dates, some restaurants have gone out of business or changed their hours of operation, prices or menu items. Please note the date of the review and contact the restaurant before visiting if you have any questions about the currency of the information published.


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Menu at Mikie;s 7th should delight locavores

Southern delights on menu and buffet at Anna;s

Grandin Village's 1906 Ale House offers delectable comfort food

Sunday brunch and great country lunch at Blue Door Cafe

R.T. Smith's is a fine delicatessen

Pine Tavern Restaurant in Floyd revives warmth of Grandma's kitchen

Cafe X-press is Salem's own New York-style deli

Allsports Cafe offers good place to take in game

Get great burgers at Beamer's 25

Gobble Cakes is small but pleasing

Leonore is small, but so's the check

Lots of atmosphere and garlic at Sal's Jr.

New Waffle House getting up to speed

What's good in the NRV

Radford Sushi Village boasts large bar and buffet

Growler's is a pleasant surprise

Brewin' Around is no average joe coffee shop

Without salt, River and Rail is sweet

Don't stay for dinner at Hilton's Great American Grill

Luigi's still masters Italian food after 42 years

Small space, big bites at Toscana Italiano's

Dining review: Pho Saigon is appealing to Vietnamese newbies

Dining review: Billy's is nearly worthy of its prime location

Dining review: Floyd Country Store serves country cooking and music

Dining review: Mac and Bob's still going strong

Review: New Blacksburg El Rodeo offers dependable Mexican fare

Great food, no ambiance at Pho Viet Nam

Froth gets your day started with a jolt

622 North now serving brunch on weekends

Carlos is an exquisite treat

For fine service and dining, visit The Library

Pub's brunch is not to be missed

Norberto's changes owners, but menu still delights with favorites

Downtown Soul excels at Caribbean and Southern favorites

Subs & pizza shine at Frank's

Cafe 24 another culinary gem in Radford

Sicilian influence serves Remini's well

Tasty, casual fare at Blacksburg's Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea

Salem House aims for family feel, fare

Farmhouse is fine dining with great service

Coach & Four has lasted so long for good reason

Cafe Mekong will add spice to your life

Palisades delights the palate

Simple pleasures at Sam's Hot Dog Stand

Simple changes would help Picaso's

Underground Pub offers great English grub

First & Sixth rises to lofty expectations

Sushi rolls are star attraction at Nagoya Sushi

Dine well on a budget at Zorba's new eatery

Cook-Out: Decent food, unbeatable price

Review: Sal's is hard to beat for Italian comfort food [with photo gallery]

Jack's Subs in Radford is doggone good

Elephant Walk: top-notch food, service

Pita Vera offers quality, affordable fare

Double Apple tasty, pleasant

Popular restaurant still needs work

Niko's has high-quality menu

New chef earns Preston's high marks

Italian classics shine at Mamma's Pizza

Meat lovers welcome at Old Virginia Smokehouse

Southern Inn is first rate

Small Greek restaurant is big on flavors and variety

Smoqin' Odie's serves up homemade BBQ, sides

Oddfella's Cantina is rich with country charm

Review: Healthy, made tasty at Healthy Stuff Cakery/Cafe in Roanoke

The Fresh Crepe: Farmers market crepes a delicious little package

Catching up with 202 Market

Small pizzeria serves big slices in downtown Blacksburg

Tasty eats in NRV

Review: Taqueria offers a quick, authentic Mexican meal

The Quarter is about halfway there

Cheddar's is a local favorite

Vinton boasts great lunch at Teaberry's

Dogtown: Crafted in every sense

A dizzying array at Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet

Pizza, pasta, plenty more

Sake House: Extreme culinary delight

The beef stars at Shula's

You'll want to like Swinging Bridge

Radford's Bar 24 wrangles undecided identity

Sushi stars at Formosa

Puerto Rican Paradise Restaurant & Lounge in Roanoke nails island flavor

Lucky Dog is laid back

Simple pleasures await in Dublin

Dave's Bar and Grill in Christiansburg gets it just right

A taste of Mexico in Salem

Take a turn into Cafe de Bangkok

Blue Apron Restaurant & Red Rooster Bar in Salem has enchanting vibe and tasty fare

MK's in Dublin is worth any wait

Canton has earned its long history

Lucky’s menu is local, creative and delicious

River Company offers the best of beef, beer

St. Patrick's Day restaurant specials

Authentic Thai at good prices

Log Cabin worth second effort

Dining review: Modest digs, bold flavors at Crab Creek

Fiji Island cultivates exotic flair

Lefty's: Believe what you hear

Cuban cuisine is comfort food

Dining at Preston's can be hit-and-miss

Pizzeria offers delicious Italian in Salem

Bar, catfish reasons to visit Boudreaux's

Local Roots restaurant: Fresh, fantastic

Many reasons to be at Macado's

Blue Collar Joe's: Food Network Challenge says doughnut episode to air in late spring

New River Grille a mixed dining experience

Our area's best Chinese food

Hokkaido more than typical buffet fare

Restaurant Roundup

Pulaski's Steer House has something for all

Italian rules at Mickey G's

Unusual menu greets friends at Giles Co. eatery

Product review: Better Oats

Dine like royalty at Regency Room

New Mexican eatery more than new paint

Frankie's is for special occasions

Bakery offers break from breakfast ordinary

Korean cuisine makes debut at Wonju restaurant on Williamson Road

Second trip to Green's made the difference

Enjoy your business lunch at River Mill in Blacksburg

Stephen's: New Orleans in Roanoke

Alejandro's in Christiansburg offers flavor, authenticity

Natasha's Market Cafe in Floyd offers world of options

Variety is the spice of life at Kalbee

Pizza, subs make a perfect fit at Geonetti's Frank's in downtown Roanoke

River City Grill: Something new in something old

Shires Brick Oven Pizzeria in Christiansburg a hit

Cancun makes for festive trip to lake

Typical steakhouse fare, unique ambiance at Blackstone

Homeplace will transport you to Grandma's

Sweets, sandwiches in store at Grama's

Ceritano's offers authentic Italian dining

Dining review: Meze is a social diner's dream

622 North in Blacksburg uncorks some surprises

Bank on a delicious meal at The Bank Food and Drink

Texas Roadhouse: Good time, not food

Smoked brisket a highlight at Buffalo and More in Riner

Review of Mamma Concetta: Italian fare at nice price

Kobe transports diners to Japan

Finz Bar & Grille good place for a break at the lake

Eat review: All aboard for a nice meal at Bedford's Liberty Station

Restaurant review: Roanoke cupcake shop is sweet fun

Dining review: Salem's Chianti an authentic Italian treat

Restaurant review: A slice of Aspen in Radford

Crock and Roll: Soup shop on spicy side

Restaurant review: Sinful desserts steal the show at Teaberry's

Domino's Pizza spices up its pies

Restaurant review: SoRo is chill, tidy, friendly

Mountain View Italian Kitchen: Italian diamond in the rough

Have a meal with your coffee

Restaurant review: Tasty tapas on tap at Brix

Blacksburg's D.P. Dough: Zoned for tasty fare

Kabuki aims to please

Restaurant review: Fork in the City a forkful of flavor

Restaurant Review: Hearty pizzas, subs at Leonardo's

Restaurant review: Preston's needs work

Sizing up six Lynchburg culinary gems

Town House: Upscale dining in driving distance

The Isaacs Mediterranean and Pit Boss BBQ: Something old, something new

Bubblecake cupcake shop: Fans of fancy sweets, rejoice!

A real catch at the lake: Jonathan's Restaurant

Restaurant review: Cafe Asia a welcome array of Asian

Le Bistro a fine dining experience

Red Hen makes the most of a local larder

Review: Thumbs up for Bull & Bones

Baja Bistro serves quick, affordable meals

Olive Garden’s new menu

Market Street Pub and Judges Chambers: 2 days, 2 downtown lunches

Lunch with Norah's Cafe at the Taubman Museum of Art

Update! Cheap eats: The list goes on

Geonetti's Specialty Subs

Review: Lunch at The Greenbrier

Troutville's Pomegranate

Don't be a stranger to Michie Tavern

Salem's taste of Spain at Cafe Madrid

Matsumoto's on a roll

Daleville's sweet spot: Blue Collar Joe's doughnut shop

Bedford Social Club: Bon appetit, Bedford

Captain George's

Savor the sandwiches at Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea

Restaurant review: Bistro on Main in Lexington

More Than Coffee more than impresses

The Homestead: Gorgeous, but disappointing

Destination dining: Palladio Restaurant

D.C.'s Pavilion Cafe

Feeling adventurous? Head to Horizon Bar & Grill

Whole-wheat crust at Papa John's

Classic Southern food in Williamsburg

Review: Brambleton Blend

Review: Pizza Hut Tuscani pasta

Eat review: Christopher's

Panera's breakfast sandwiches

Review: Thai House

Review: Bookbinder's Grill

Review: Latin & Italian Restaurant

Millstone Tea Room

Soup on the run at The Fresh Market

Red Clay Restaurant

Review: Cheeburger Cheeburger

Local ingredients a specialty at Grandin's Local Roots Cafe

Dickey's Barbecue Pit serves Texas-style barbecue

White Oak Tea Tavern a pleasant surprise

Chips bar and service a hit at Alejandro's

An upscale food crawl in downtown Roanoke

Yummy's restaurant serves up late-night eats

Road trip review: Hemisphere at The Greenbrier

The Mix One6: Nightclub first, restaurant second

The Sheridan Livery offers delicious food at reasonable prices

Downtown Roanoke's newest eatery serves great-tasting barbecue

Ruby Tuesday's new menu a hit

Quick review: Blue 5

T-Bone Jacks Steak & Seafood

Mac and Bob's

Quick review: Pitt Boss BBQ

Captain Tim's serves it up right

Thelma's Chicken 'n' Waffles

Petticoats and Petit Fours Tea Room

Quick review: La Galeria Seafood & Grill

House on Main Street

202 Market gets 5 stars

Quick review: Red Jasmine

Quick review: Bellacino's

The Sun Dance Cafe

Annie Moore's Irish Pub

Tony Pope Bistro & Wine Bar

Nico's Ristorante and Cafe

Eat out review: Wasabi’s

Quick review: Thai Orchid

The Seafood Co.

Quick review: Zaxby's

Cream of the crop

Quick review: Krystal

Taaza Indian Cuisine

Henry's Memphis BBQ

Taste-off: Store-bought pies

Applebee's 'Huge Flavor' campaign

Dish preview: Panera Bread

Eat Out Review: Red Robin

Eat review: T.G.I. Friday's

Eat Out Review: Red Robin

Quest for the best Margarita: HOME EDITION

Eat Out Review: Table Fifty

Quest for the best Margarita

Eat Out: Ben Gui Sushi

Quest for the best Margarita

DISH: Readers review Szechuan

Eat Out: A day at Smith Mountain Lake

Quest for the best Margarita

Eat Out Review: Spoon on the Avenue

Quest for the best margarita

You dished on Hong Kong

Eat Out Review: Hong Kong

Your reviews: Tapia's Chicken

Eat Out Review: Tapia’s Chicken

Eat Out Review: Trio Bistro Bar Bottle

Where shall we brunch?

Blenheim Ginger Ale

Tong's Thai

Rockfish Food & Wine

Eat: Tid bits

Eat Out Review: Avenue Grill

Ready-to-go birthday cakes


WHERE TO EAT: Lexington

Eat Out Review

REVIEW: Kabob House

RETAIL THERAPY: Got cucumbers?

REVIEW: The Historic Pine Tavern

REVIEW: Little Chef

REVIEW: The Fried Pickle

REVIEW: De Espresso

INSIDER'S GUIDE: What to sip (or chug)

Here's the deal: Cici's Pizza

My hunt for pho

EAT IN: Mint Juleps


REVIEW: Fuel Co.

Eat out

Tapas: [TAH-pahs]

Where to taste scotch