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“An excellent find”
Review of Blackstone Grill

Blackstone Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $36
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Christiansburg-based Blackstone Grill combines the taste of fine dining in a relaxed, modern-bistro style atmosphere. Here, elegance abides as great food reigns supreme. Come for the decadent drinks at the bar, or enjoy some of the best dishes around. From the freshest catches to the chef’s finest flavors, you’ll want to return again and again to relive the experience.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An excellent find”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

My wife and I were returning to PA from Florida and spent a night in Christiansburg. We Googled local restaurants and we liked what we saw on the Blackstone Grill website. Figured it was worth a try. Turns out it was a perfect choice. My wife had crabcake, I had prime rib. You could tell by the preparation and presentation that someone really cared about the food. Our waitress (A.) was knowledgeable, professional and really added to our delight at finding such a great place on the spur of the moment. The manager also made his presence known and helped to make sure we we had a great meal. We don't pass through Christiansburg too often, but when we do, we'll be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Glen T
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Ashish M, General Manager at Blackstone Grill, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your review of your travels to Blackstone Grill while passing through the area. We love to hear how people not familiar with the New River Valley feel about our restaurant and it is wonderful to hear that you had a great experience. We hope that you will join us the next time you pass through!
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Princeton, West Virginia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“A great night out”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

I took my wife out to celebrate Valentine's and we had a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was great. I had the prime rib and my wife had the special. The food came out in a timely manner and was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank jmgreene516
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Ashish M, General Manager at Blackstone Grill, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you so much for writing about your Valentine's Day experience! We are thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meal and that you chose Blackstone Grill for such an occasion. We always aim to please our customers and we hope that you will be back soon!
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Who knew Christiansburg had such a good restaurant?”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Three of us went for dinner and it was delicious. The service was excellent, the kitchen was speedy (without our feeling rushed), and we ate every bite. We started the evening with a shared order of calamari -- tender, lightly battered and fried. Great. 2 had the mushroom soup appetizer - hearty, woodsy - and 1 the Caesar salad. Entrees were shared (grudgingly): the fabulous wasabi/panko-crusted salmon, cooked to perfection; the large crab cake full of BIG lumps of crab and little else; and the grilled meatloaf special (better than Mom's). The sides that came with the entrees were really good, too. 2 of us shared the cheesecake ice cream, which was to die for, and 1 had the pecan pie with some ice cream, also wonderful. Good wine selection and some interesting beers too. Worth seeking out if you're in the Blacksburg area, or traveling down 81 and want to stop for the night. Subsequent conversations with friends included "great for a special meal," "pricier than an average dinner in the area but worth it" and "I had the salmon and thought it was amazing."

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank JayLouise575
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Ashish M, General Manager at Blackstone Grill, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
We are so happy to hear that you and your guests had a wonderful experience here at Blackstone! Thank you kindly for the wonderful review that you wrote and for giving us your full feedback, it is reviews such as this that truly let us know what our guests think of the restaurant and how they feel when they walk out the door. We are thrilled that you left happy and we hope that you will dine with us again soon! From the staff here we thank you again and don't hesitate to call if you need anything at all!
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Blacksburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“They never disappoint”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We've been going to the Blackstone Grill since it opened (when it was still Bookbinders). They've always provided great food and their service every time we visited has been impeccable. Great to have them in this area; love bringing visitors to dinner here to show them that we have a classy food establishment in our neck of the woods.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank rfoz11
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Ashish M, General Manager at Blackstone Grill, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you kindly for your response of your dining experience at Blackstone Grill! We are more than thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences time and time again; we hope that we can continue as a restaurant to provide the best service possible with the highest quality of food and beverage. We hope to see you soon and as always, please let us know if there is anything that we can do to ehance your future dining experiences at Blackstone Grill!
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We tried here again after a couple of bad experiences over a year ago. The atmosphere is great and waitress attentive. However, again, we found the food to be inconsistent and disappointing. My steak was great but sides were cold. 2 other people at the table had to send back the prime rib and a steak to still be unimpressed. I would expect to get a better quality meal here than a chain steakhouse but that was not the case. There was very little crowd for a Friday night as well. Front of house seemed great but maybe still working out links in the kitchen? This area needs a good fine dining steak house but unfortunately Blackstone is still not there.

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Thank HokieTW
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Ashish M, General Manager at Blackstone Grill, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for reviewing Blackstone Grill from your most recent visit. We are sorry to hear that the restaurant did not exceed your expectations, we however hope that you will give us another opportunity to show you and your guests what a truly great restaurant we are. We appreciate any sort of review or criticism as this is what gives us the opportunity to listen to our former customers and strive to make the restaurant better whether it is from the viewpoints of food, service or atmosphere. Again, thank you for taking the time to review Blackstone Grill and we sincerely appreciate your time and patronage.
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