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“A True Dining Experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bank Food and Drink - CLOSED

The Bank Food and Drink
101 North Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134
+1 540-921-2981
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Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Healthy
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Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Housed in a century-old bank building on Pearisburg's historic Main Street, The Bank Food and Drink serves seasonal American fare, combining classic ingredients with refined presentation and nostalgic influences. Whether dining in one of our unique private rooms or enjoying a more social evening in the restaurant, guests will savor craft beers, regional wines, and signature cocktails alongside cuisine showcasing the best the New River Valley and Giles County have to offer. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy a complete dinner experience, with fresh baked bread and house made desserts.
Princeton, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“A True Dining Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

My wife and I and two friends went to The Bank Wednesday, September 28 and had one of the most amazing dining experiences ever. The atmosphere is unique in that the venue is a former old bank building and therefore the dining rooms are small rooms with 4-6 person tables. The chef/owner is from Italy and lived for a time in Tuscany. The food is all natural, organic and free range. There is a very nice wine list and some great beers. The food was simply amazing and the service was excellent. We live about 30 minutes away and had dined here before but it was under different ownership. Gio, the present owner/chef has apparently been here for about two years but we hadn't made it down until now. We will be returning often for sure. Do yourself a big favor and vsit this restaurant. Check it out at thebankfoodanddrink.com.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Authentic, homemade, fresh, locally grown, gourmet cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Incredible food and wine. Wonderful pairings that I have never tried and tasting both great and unique. Wine and food were both fantastic and fresh. You really taste the difference with the homemade freshness. We even watched Giovanni make the pasta from scratch. Not only was the food authentic, but the atmosphere it inspires takes you to Italy.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blacksburg, Virginia
1 review
“Excellent service, food but Overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

I have been to The Bank several times, however this was my first visit since new ownership. I spent 40.00 for a piece of beef the size of a hamburger, small slice of eggplant and about 6 green beans. The beef was delicious, but I left hungry and dissatisfied with both the entree and appetizer.

I am from a large city and familiar with plenty of choices for great food. Great food does not need to be outrageously priced. We were seated next to the bar which was separated by a screen rather than the preferred upstairs dining options. If I wanted to eat in a bar, I would sit at the bar.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bluefield
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Awesome Restaurant. Visit it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

My wife and I go here several times a year. Great chef, wonderful fresh local food, prepared and served as well as some of the best restaurantsd in the country. A treasuer in the small town of Pearisburg

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria VA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“You will love The Bank”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

This restaurant is sooo good. I am not much an eat out type person. But the food, chef, and atmosphere here were perfect. I could eat every meal here. The soup and sandwiches for lunch were fresh, local food, and terrific. Good value for the price.

Dinner is fabulous. The lemon cake with gelato ice cream is highly recommended. All of the food is so fresh, delicious, and made with care.

I loved how it was not an open bay restaurant with a 100 tables. There are private rooms, nooks and crannies. Any area of the restaurant is fun to eat in. Went there 3 times in 2 days. You'll be glad you did too.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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