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The River and Rail

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $30
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

FOR THE TABLE‎
Deviled Farm Eggs
2.00 each
Oysters on the Half
2.00 each
Jar of Pickles
4.00
Smoked Trout Rillette
6.00
Chicken Liver Mousse
6.00
Today’s Cheese and Toast
6.00
SANDWICHES‎
Grilled Pimento Cheese
Grilled‎ country batard, bread and butter pickles, herbs
8.00
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Hot sauce, buttermilk blue cheese, radish slaw
10.00
Grass Fed Beef Burger
Cheddar, lettuce, crispy onions, ketchup, pickles
12.00
Farm Egg Salad
Smoked mayo, chow chow relish, potato chips
8.00
Goat Cheese Tartine
Chow chow, Benton’s bacon, arugula and herbs
10.00
SOUPS & SALADS‎
Today’s Soup
6.00
Simple Greens Salad
Small6.00
Large8.00
Vegetable Chop Salad
Small8.00
Large10.00
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

This place seems to fill a niche where pricy food that is prepared fresh with local ingredients is the focus. We dined here for dinner recently and were really pleased with the creativity and freshness of our food. The Jar of Pickles app took a...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Mike O
Reviewed October 10, 2019

Made reservations for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful time! Received a celebratory glass of champagne when we arrived. We split dinner of a hamburger special, deviled eggs, and fried chicken that was to die for! One of the best restaurants in Roanoke for...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank P3699IXvictorias
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Took me a few minutes on trip advisor to find out where to eat tonight... I am so glad I picked The River and Rail.... The food and ambiance was amazing. Had some great cocktails before dinner and then an awesome steak ... I’ll be...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank dalerK1288NY
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

First, food and service were excellent and well worth the visit. My cautions would be that at 7:15 on a Friday night the noise level was really high, just from conversation. It abated after about an hour. Also, this is a 2 hour meal, which...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BenGlassLaw
Reviewed July 18, 2019

This place is truly one of the very best restaurants in the Roanoke Valley. Fresh and innovative menu and cocktails, great ambiance. Ali was our server and she was phenomenal - so knowledgeable and friendly. Only critique would be to offer more non-fish entrees for...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank dance820
Reviewed July 16, 2019

We had dinner here on a Wednesday night and virtually every table was occupied. That speaks to the quality of The River and Rail. It was a great experience from beginning to end, from being greeted by GM Aaron as we were seated to the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Filmprof
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

100% FRESH at its best! The chef and staff are so attentive to each presentation. The cocktails ate absolutely dead on and expertly created to bring out the best of the mix! Cannot have had an experience this good so close to home!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mark W
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

We had a great dinner at the bar with Nexis the bartender serving us. Nexis is a master of his craft. He’s friendly, knowledgeable about all things food & wine & more on the menu. The food was excellent & the host n hostess also...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank DDnthebeach8
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

We had a fabulous night at The River nad Rail! From the Crab Toast to the Oyster Wraps to the Soft Shell Crab and Pork Cheeks - every dish was prepared masterfully! Our server, Jessica, was absolutely wonderful, too!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank patiencein03
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

First time stopping in, sat at the Bar- Shane is excellent- bartenders here are very technical in application and drinks are upscale .. too fancy for my taste, so Pinot Grigio was good enough for me! :-) ....cheese board was delicious, pork rinds with pimento...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Response from Joseph N | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling. Open Table is not accepting Reservations for December 24th, so I would expect it to be closed. However, it could be a special menu and could be reservation only. Good luck.
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