We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great atmosphere, great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bank Food and Drink - CLOSED

The Bank Food and Drink
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Healthy
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Blacksburg, VA
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

And great art work on the walls. A really talented chef who's a bit prone to missing some nights and, ahem, some scheduled cooking classes.

Visited June 2011
Helpful?
Thank dgdeakin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
riverbendlady, Owner at The Bank Food and Drink, responded to this review, June 8, 2012
This review was written about the prior chef, Giovanni Guarini, who left the restaurant in December, 2011. The restaurant closed for renovation and opened March 24 with a new look, new menu and a new culinary team. We hope that you will return and enjoy the new offering. We are open from Tuesday-Saturday 5pm -close all year long.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    44
    13
    5
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Personal Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

Gio made us both a spectacular meal! I had seafood and my husband had venison. Save room for dessert!

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
Thank GeGe2223
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Princeton, West Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A True Dining Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank bluedemon71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
5 reviews
“Authentic, homemade, fresh, locally grown, gourmet cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Sahammond
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Blacksburg, Virginia
1 review
“Excellent service, food but Overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank StillHungry4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Bank Food and Drink also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing