Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem

4.7
81 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Premier Steakhouse located in the heart of Downtown Salem! All of our steaks are Certified Angus Beef broiled with intense heat, seasoned with kosher salt, cracked pepper, and finished with clarified butter. A variety of seafood appetizers and entrees, family style sides, and our signature pineapple martini. Make sure to start with one of our delicious salads and finish with our famous bread pudding for dessert. Everything is made from scratch in house by our Executive Chef. Large bar and lounge area, main dining room, and 2 private event spaces.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 81 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great and good was too however being out of several of the key side items left is with fewer options. Also only had two cooks going in the kitchen so the 2.5 hour meal time was longer than we had anticipated

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DakotaT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary by having dinner at Frankie Rowland’s. Our previous experience was fantastic even during a busy weekend evening. Last night was not the same case. Despite there being only 4 tables, it took almost an hour and a half to complete the meal. They were out of both of the appetizers we tried to order; very frustrating. Drink orders were phenomenal as were our entrees, disappointed in the wait time and lack of popular items.

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LindaB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The steak was over cooked, and the house wine was overpriced. We loved the salad and the sides. The new site was beautiful but we were one of four couples. It felt cavernous and empty.

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vipJaneS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was very good, but our waitress tried to rush us too much. Also removing plates from the table before everyone finished is not appropriate for a high-end restaurant. We look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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MattT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, drinks and service were excellent. Expect to pay a high price for the quality.

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RobW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Took my wife for our anniversary dinner. We’ll be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We are visiting this area for a wedding weekend and found this restaurant on trip advisor. We had no expectations, but wow! The food was delicious and my steak was probably the best I’ve ever had. The martinis were also a hit and again, probably the best espresso martini I’ve had. I highly recommend this restaurant if your ever in Salem!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner. And service was great. Just what Salem needs

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catesycatesy
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We'd been to the downtown Roanoke location before (once) and thought we'd give this new Salem location a try for our friend's birthday.

The space is nice enough, with good lighting and several booths. We'd requested a booth, but ended up at a table in the middle of the room. I felt kind of in the way when the servers were walking by if my chair was out too far.

This is the type of place where the items are all a la carte. We each ordered our dish and split a couple sides for the table.

Our friend's steak came back overcooked, so they promptly started a new one. It came out about 10 mins later cooked correctly. I'd asked for a different sauce on my fish than the cheese cream sauce it came with. I should have done what my husband did and ordered it on the side as it was just swimming in it. Kind of killed the complexity of the fish flavor.

All in all nothing was spectacular, especially when you factor in the price. I would love to think that at those prices the beef would be grass fed locally sourced and the fish wild caught, but that isn't the case.

Just an old school steakhouse that for me wasn't a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great way to spend a birthday with new friends! Great food, drinks and service!

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DemieA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food at Frankie Rowland’s is excellent. We love having them in Salem!

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DaleS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding value and exquisite service. Comfortable seating and beautiful ambiance.

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful first time experience for my wife and I. It was our 25th Anniversary and the staff was so very kind. It meant a great deal. The food was wonderful and prepared perfectly. Our cocktails were delicious! The manager came by and we had a nice chat about the music. Spot on!

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Wbosserdet
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

We completely disliked the atmosphere
Overpriced - we both felt it was trying to be a higher priced restaurant and did not achieve the status, food or atmosphere.
The food was overpriced , chicken too thick and no taste.
The risotto was mush
The menu caught us unaware as the porterhouse ordered turned out to be pork on the menu . What we ordered by mistake was a pricey $69 porterhouse.
The service was pleasant and on point.

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PATRICIAS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the ambiance @ the Salem Frankie Rowland’s- so much more intimate than the downtown Roanoke location- the only thing different I would have liked is that since it was just my husband & I would have been to have a small booth around the edge of the room rather than a large round table in the middle of the room

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RobbieC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining at Frankie's in Salem. We have been to the Roanoke location multiple times. We were very impressed with the whole experience. The facility is excellent, the service was great and naturally our steaks were fantastic.

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mshdlukie
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Atmosphere and seating was not up to the expectation and pricing. Tables out in the open with everyone else made it very noisy. Not really any privacy. Nothing special as far as ambience. Food was fair, not exceptional to match the price. Best thing was the Shrimp Cocktail, huge shrimp, and the Pineapple Martini was really good. I would go back for just that. Service was exceptional. Many people serving in various capacities. Did not lack for anything. But, expected more to match the high price.

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vipDemieA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and staff are excellent making for a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and very personable staff and management.

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DouglasD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant features high-end steaks with a la carte side dishes (which are large enough to share). Menu also offers seafood and chicken. We had the filet mignon and sea bass which were both excellent. The crab-stuffed mushrooms were also excellent. We each had salads (half portions). We each ordered a side dish. We didn't try the desserts because we were stuffed! We have enough leftovers to have another dinner.

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StaciJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers are very attentive. The food is delicious as well as their specialty drinks. We always leave very satisfied and VERY FULL!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food!

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow, this place is a gem in Salem. The steaks, sides, martinis, and the service were all exemplary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Food was pricey but that was expected for a high end steak house.

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Kdub
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The entree was perfect, however the side dishes were disappointing based on reputation and experiences elsewhere including my own kitchen. That said, opinions vary and Frankies is known for their steak and pineapple martinis which I would certainly repeat for.

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LawrenceKestner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary at Frankie Rowlands in Salem and it could not have gone better. Everything, including the food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding!!

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MartyH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was wonderful. The servers were knowledgeable and professional while also being down to earth. The food was prepared exactly as we requested and was excellent. Only suggestion is to have more options on the size of meat portions. Would have given a 5 star rating if it weren’t for a large and very noisy party the arrived part way through our meal. Wait staff were very understanding and quickly offered to comp our drinks. Despite the noise will definitely go back.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Our steaks were over cooked. Medium was cooked well done. Filet was burnt on one side and my wife had to trim the side off.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Steaks that rival any restaurant in the country. Pricey, but excellent in every other way.

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KarenS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very wonderful evening for food, service and environment! Cant wait to go back.
An elegant and special restaurant all around.

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SuzanneH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were excellent! The Salem location is perfect! Definitely will be coming back!

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luv2dine
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary and we tried the new Frankie Rowland’s in Salem. The atmosphere is wonderful making for a very special evening. The cocktails were delightful, the crab stuffed mushrooms and shrimp cocktail appetizers and the tomato, fresh mozzarella salad were very good. We each had a Filet which were cooked to perfection. We ordered their signature AuGratin potatoes which fell a little under their usual perfection. All in all we had a wonderful experience and recommend this new location.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter’s 18th birthday celebration could not have been better. Remarkable service from Amy, Hope, Olivia and Ashlin. Truly grateful for this unforgettable celebration. Many thanks!!

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Jenn
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service from Karolina!

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CeceliaB
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Got a ribeye and it was the best steak I have had in a long time. Food was cooked to perfection. Brussel sprouts were delicious! Service is outstanding!!! Music and atmosphere just made you relax and smile! Overall a wonderful dining experience. Many gluten free options! Always said Salem needed a good steak restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I think this location is more laid back than the Roanoke place. It didn’t feel uptight’.
Super friendly staff!

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vipDemieA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Frankie Rowland’s in Salem is excellent. The service and food are the best.

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VanessaS
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was AMAZING!!! Food was beyond delicious. We will be back for sure!!

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toodles
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing steak, generous portions of all items
What a fantastic addition to our area!!

FAQs

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 302-3020.

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse - Salem is rated 4.7 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.