A coworker and myself were super excited to hit roanoke after a long day of travelling to get to Chi town and headed over after checking into our hotels.

We started with the cheese plate and then I had the Steak Frites and my coworker had the Sea Bass. She really liked the Sea Bass but my Steak Frites was way overpriced for the quality and size of the cut.

Of course I had a Manhattan, or in this case a Black Manhattan with my meal:

roanoke Black Manhattan

I’m honestly not a huge fan of Woodford Reserve, and that preference shines through when I give roanoke a 55/100 as an overall score. The primary drivers for that score are poor choice of whiskey’s overall, and an average at best Black Manhattan combined with expensive food that didn’t really warrant the price. For two people the meal came out to $200 bucks, and that is just not in sync with the quality and value we received.

PlaceLocationScorePrice ScaleDrink
The Telford InnMantua, NJ95HighManhattan
Saltgrass SteakhouseOrlando, FL91LowManhattan
The Irish Whisper National Harbor, MD90Moderate to HighManhattan
Tortoise Supper ClubChicago, IL85HighManhattan
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks National Harbor, MD80ModerateManhattan
The Dead RabbitNew York, NY75HighManhattan & Old Fashioned
Iron Hill BreweryWilmington, DE71Moderate to HighManhattan
Cadillac Ranch National Harbor, MD70ModerateManhattan
Harry's Savoy GrillWilmington, DE67HighManhattan
Ted's Montana GrillNewark, DE66ModerateOld Fashioned
Creekside InnWoodstown, NJ65Low to ModerateManhattan
roanokeChicago, IL55HighManhattan
Blue Line Lounge & BarChicago, IL53ModerateManhattan
Montserrat ManorPunta Cana, Dominican Republic35HighManhattan
Dave & BustersDeptford, NJ30Moderate to HighManhattan
Cock'n BullLahaska, PA26HighManhattan & Old Fashioned
The Brass Tap National Harbor, MD25ModerateManhattan
Big Fish GrillWilmington, DE10HighManhattan
The LegendNew Castle, DE5LowManhattan
TGI FridaysNew Castle, DE1Low to ModerateManhattan

Cost Scale

Up to $30 per person – Low Cost

$31 to $50 per person – Moderate Cost

$51 and above per person – High Cost

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