River and Rail

Southern US in Roanoke

Vying for the accolade of Roanoke's best eatery, this modern bistro uses wild-caught and organic local produce in its dishes whenever possible. Southern in inspiration, it has robust flavours but refined execution. Cocktails are creative and the wine list includes international and Californian labels. You'll find it two miles south of downtown.

The menu is dominated by meat and fish – vegetarians and vegans should call ahead to ask about possible options.