About Regency Dining Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
This Fall, The Regency Room is rich with bountiful colors and fresh ingredients as Executive Chef Stephen DeMarco introduces his new winter dinner menu. Make a statement in The Regency Room each and every time you dine! "The menu features indulgent items that showcase summer's flavors," said Executive Chef DeMarco. "From Lobster Bienville and Heirloom Tomato and Crab Tower to fresh-new drinks, the new menu offers our classics while also highlighting small and large plate offerings in The Regency Room."
Opening in 1938, The Regency Room has remained at the heart of the Roanoke social and cultural experience. The restaurant, under the direction of Executive Chef DeMarco, features French-inspired Southern cuisine and is open year-round, including holidays. The Regency Room is extensively involved in a shop local, buy local mentality.
Southern, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed on Sunday for dinner.
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring live classical/jazz music and dancing experience each Friday and Saturday evenings, the very best entertainment in the Roanoke Valley. Our Grand Sunday Brunch Buffet also features live entertainment weekly.
Complimentary valet parking is available for dinner with validation, discounted valet parking is available with validation throughout the week for breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch.
Discounted self parking is also available to Regency Room Diners with validation.
Please inquire in The Regency Room for valet parking validation.
Smart Way Bus has two stops along Wells Avenue.
Star Trolley stops at the Market Building, with a short walk across the Market Square Walkway to the restaurant.
Chef Stephen DeMarco
Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
When it comes to your special day, The Regency Room is committed to making every moment unforgettable statement.
Celebrate life's milestones and accomplisments- from bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversaries and showers to product launches, awards ceremonies and celebration dinners - in a variety of settings. Whatever your occasion, let us design and create imaginative, tastefully appointed and graciously served special events.
The new group dining area, The Regency Overlook, will be reserved for functions, such as wedding receptions and corporate lunches or dinners.
Steeped in elegance and tradition, The Virginia Room welcomes guests into the luxury of private dining and personal service. Surrounded by rich mahogany and graced with white tablecloth, the Virginia Room offers a dining experience unsurpassed in the Roanoke Valley.
Regency Dining Room - The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Ratings and Reviews
This is one of my favorite restaurants i ...
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Roanoke. It is pricey, so we go only once or twice a year for a special date. The waitstaff are always knowledgeable and friendly. They never rush diners, yet are attentive and at the ready. They food is always perfect and the choices change seasonally so that there is always something new to try. Our table is always ready when we arrive and the host always greats us as if we were royalty. We are made to feel important and well-cared for when at the Regency Room. No place in this town offers better or more consistent food and service.
My sister, daughter and I are on a road ...
My sister, daughter and I are on a road trip vacation, and our first night is in Roanoke. I made a reservation at the Regency Dining Room weeks ago, expecting to have a great meal in a restaurant with elegant ambience. When we arrived, the host was staring at a piece of paper and said he would be with us in a few minutes. He finally looked up and took us to our table. There were two other tables occupied, and a total of 7 tables occupied. Four parties arrived after we did. It took more than 15 minutes for a glass of wine to arrive. My daughter ordered a virgin strawberry daiquiri which turned out to be strawberry juice and crushed ice. We asked the waitress for bread, and she said she would bring some but disappeared. After about 20 minutes,we asked another waiter for bread, and he brought the bread. We asked for more water and a waiter poured something into our glasses that made the water taste incredibly foul. My sister said, "How can you screw up water?" We watched the 4 parties who arrived more than 30 minutes after us as they were served an amuse bouche, and their first course, and second. Our waitress disappeared for an hour. I finally asked the host if he was the manager and told him we had been in the restaurant over an hour and had not received the amuse bouche or our dinner and that the water tasted terrible. He did not apologize but said "I understand, Ma'am" and disappeared. Ten minutes later a waiter brought new water glasses. After we had been seated 1 hour and 10 minutes, the manager brought our entrees. We never received the amuse bouche. The entrees were mediocre at best. I informed the manager we would not be paying for our meals. After he delivered them, we never saw the manager or any other server again for the 25 minutes we were in the restaurant. Finally, when we left, the valet asked how the dinner was, so we told him. He was the only person who apologized, and then he said, "Come back soon." We had a good laugh, but, will NEVER go back.
Everything was very good. My only critic ...
Everything was very good. My only criticism was the lack of enforcement of the dress code. I was told it was business casual. I dresses that way as did my guest. I wanted it to be a special dinner. The man next to us had on shorts, his shirttail was out and he had on shoes and no socks. The group one table over had on jeans and no socks. It certainly detracted from the quality of the evening.
Food was disappointing and the service w ...
Food was disappointing and the service was slow. Practices like refilling the cream on our table by pouring in what was left at the table next to ours was used, also we were served coffee from a used cup with a lipstick mark on it. Not what you would expect for this price point.
Superlative food and service from Drew. ...
Superlative food and service from Drew. Excellent music from Tom Artwick and band. Elegant, romantic environment. Anticipated our needs and even brought my very pregnant daughter chocolate milk which was not on the menu. I would highly recommend everything we ordered: peanut soup, duck appetizer, bourbon-glazed hangar steak, filet mignon and flan, lamb, chocolate and pecan cake. Have some of the excellent coffee and enjoy the music and historic ambiance. Then walk the grounds of the historic Hotel Roanoke. It was an evening we will treasure forever.
Special Restaurant for a Special Occassion
I took my wife here for dinner for our 5 year Wedding Anniversary. It was, without doubt, the best dinner experience we've had. Everything we ate was delicious. The staff treated us like first-class, and the ambiance in the dining room was magical. We were fortunate enough to be seated near the live Jazz trio, and their music added much to already exceptional experience.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the Regency Dining Room to anyone looking for a great dining experience. My only regret is that I won't be able to go back more often!
Always a treat
I'm an old school kind of guy with an appreciation for restaurants that combine excellent service, a wine selection with more than the usual suspects and food choices that satisfy more than intrigue. When we visit Roanoke this is our top choice. The jazz trio was an extra bonus.
WE have dined here many times and each t ...
WE have dined here many times and each time love it! When you are trying to impress anyone this is the location to do so. Server was amazing with his service and suggestions to our guest. You cannot go wrong coming here! A Roanoke favorite.....
Always enjoy the Sunday Brunch
We try to go to the Regency Room for the Sunday Brunch whenever possible. Lovely atmosphere and food is always plentiful and delicious. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a very pleasant experience at a very affordable cost.
I always celebrate my husbands birthday ...
I always celebrate my husbands birthday there in January and they always make him feel very special and the level of service is excellent . So I asked to celebrate mine there this year . Such a dissappoitment I felt anything but special on this visit. The host was wonderful as usual he told our server we were celebrating my birthday and that we were dogwood members . That was the last time I felt special we ordered a bottle of wine after a long while I finally asked some other wait person if we could please have our wine . it then was brought out. The menu was smaller than usual it did not have my favorite Seafood Chesapeake , wait person informed us it was a condensed menu because of VT graduation (very disappointed and feel we should have been informed when reservations were made , I reluctantly choose shrimp n grits . Absolutely nothing special in fact dry and over cooked . For desert of course that menu did not include the usual bananas foster. I chose chocolate turtle cake was good however usually they write happy birthday on plate and has a candle . none of the usual special treats were present just desert as usual server NEVER once acknowledged that it was my special day . I feel we were just another number I will never celebrate my Birthday there again and will reconsider if we will ever celebrate my husbands in January again , if this is how it is done now there , we can go anywhere and be treated like another customer but the reason we always went to the a Regency Room is because we were treated special on Special Occssions .
Best Restaurant in Roanoke
The Regency Room is the best restaurant in Roanoke! The ambience was great, food was cooked to perfection, some of the best food I ever had. The servers and wait staff were great and personable. We celebrated graduation and it was a very fitting dining experience. Also, the piano man playing live ambient piano music was also enjoyable! Overall 5/5, the Regency Room is a must go to restaurant!
We have been dining at the Regency Room ...
We have been dining at the Regency Room for several decades. Of all the restaurants we have dined at in the past, it is our all-time favorite. Folks who do not appreciate fine dining are missing something! The staff is friendly and competent. The food is world-class and the ambiance is relaxing and classy. We are never rushed. The "frosting on the cake" is the acoustical jazz music on Friday nights!
Nice for special occasion
We enjoyed our trip to the Regency Room. We did not know a small jazz group was playing that evening, so it was a little loud when we first sat down, but we became accustomed to the music and it was very nice. The maître d was great and very accommodating. Service and food were good and servings were generous. This is the finest place in Roanoke for ambiance and history.
Meeting friends for lunch this restaurant is the perfect choice. There is a fabulous buffet and also an a la carte menu. Always professional service and always have the reservation I make through Open Table. If you are visiting Roanoke please take some time to visit The Regency Room and The Hitel Roanoke.
A friend's mother had promised to take her to the Hotel Roanoke but unfortunately her mother passed away before this could happen. I heard about this at church so I decided that she should have the pleasure of dining at the Regency Room and I took her on a short tour of the hotel. I think she enjoyed herself very much and I did promise her we would do it.
The best experience of the evening was our waiter, I cannot say enough about. Professional, almost to a fault, yet friendly, pleasant, funny and personable. Wish I got his name.
The food was very good, but not excellent, but I can only speak for my dish, which was the Pork Tenderloin. It was a bit too dry and on the tough side (I ordered medium, but it was well done). Had I complained, I'm sure they would have fixed it but I didn't want to ruin the nice atmosphere we already had. Food looked wonderful on everyone's plate (the presentation is gorgeous on every plate) and I heard only good things about the rest of the group (4, other than myself), so I'm sure my experience was isolated.
The peanut soup was a completely new experience for me. A 90-year recipe it is! Not a "to die for" for me, but I'm glad I tried it and will definitely recommend to others for the experience itself.
Heard great things about the brunch so I'm going to get that in one of these days (I'm not from Roanoke so I'll have to be on a biz trip).
Wish the wine list had more of the local wines, especially the Viogniers that the area is known for.
Definitely will recommend to others and will go back and try something else next time.
My experience at the Hotel Roanoke is al ...
My experience at the Hotel Roanoke is always pleasant. I am typically greeted by name, and the hostess and servers are exceptional. There was one mixup with the parking team as parking is complementary for al la cart diners, and the valet mistakenly charged one of the guests 80%.
What more could you ask?
I took my 76 yr old mother and her 82 yr old cousin. The staff was friendly from the front door till we left. The manager was super and made sure everything was great, the waiter was very friendly and did not miss a beat. The cooks at the buffet line were great and very friendly. The food was A 1 without question. My only regret was it was not more of a St Patricks Day focus of the menu. We had enjoyed it in years past.
I feel it was a very good value and both of my guests are already planning to do breakfast and bring other family members in the near future.
Thank you again for such a wonderful day in Roanoke.
We took my father to the Regency Room for his 94th Birthday and had a fabulous time. Our reservations were at 1:00 pm so the crowd was starting to thin out. We had a delicious meal and at the end, the restaurant gave my father a piece of cheese cake with Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate. A special ending for a special Birthday!
Breakfast buffet was excellent.
The food selections were displayed and broad in appeal. The omlet station was well staffed and the results were very satisfying. There was a variety of other hot offerins as well as cold selections and fruit. The service staff was very attentive.
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