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Frankie Rowland's
Steakhouse
Contact Info and Hours:

104 S. Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 527-2333
Hours
Mon - Th: 5pm - 10pm
Fri: 11:30am - 11pm
Sat: 5pm - 11pm
Sun: Closed
Reservations
Frankierowlandssteakhouse.com
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The Wow Factor
Whether it's brussel
sprouts or the
Tomahawk steak,
every dish at Frankie
Rowland's promises
to be a full-sensory
experience.

It's prepared seasonally, making it hugely popular
with regular customers.
I love this about the sea bass; seeing the
creativity of the chef team play out on my plate
from season to season. I also love the simplicity
of this dish. It's substantial without being heavy;
leaving room for my personal Frankie Rowland's
favorite (besides food and wine pairing): sides.
Frankie Rowland's sides are carefully prepared and
purposefully considered for how they complement
the entire dining experience. On one hand, it's easy
to choose sides, since they are all beautiful and
delicious. But, this can be the challenge, too. How
to choose! I try to switch up sides; I've had most all
of them at one time or another.
Hands down, my favorites include brussel
sprouts and mushrooms. Both are foods I
particularly enjoy when eating out, but am easily
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disappointed when not prepared well (which
happens often). Not so at Frankie's. Both sides
epitomize "simplicity at its finest."
The brussel sprouts are cut in half, roasted cut
side down in bacon grease with shallots, chives and
roasted red pepper, then finished with Frankie's
in-house made balsamic vinaigrette. This same
balsamic vinaigrette is what makes Frankie's
mushroom dipping sauce so magical, too.
Brown says he has only one cook in the kitchen
who knows the recipe and whose only job is to
make the coveted sauce. In this way, Brown can
maintain the consistency and expectation of flavor
for the customer every time.
This is, after all, what everything at Frankie
Rowland's is pointing toward: their customers.
Immersing each one in the old-fashioned way of
slow, sensory-rich dining. It's a fine thing, for sure. I
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