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Rowland

2132 W. Main St. (N. Shields Ave.) Send to Phone
804-257-9885 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Elegant simplicity shines through in contemporary fare with the slightest hint of a Southern drawl.
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Rowland Restaurant Review

: "Fine Dining" was included in the restaurant’s name when chef-owner-spouses Bruce and Virginia Rowland assumed a space long beloved as Stella’s; they were handpicked by the prior owners, much as they carefully select the seasonal ingredients that go into the contemporary fare. But they’ve since ditched the descriptor (though they retained the white tablecloths and include fresh baked bread and salad served with a chilled fork with entrées) in favor of a more casual mien. The Rowlands (he’s culinary, she’s pastry) ran a restaurant on Pawleys Island, so it’s not surprising to detect low country leanings, such as in the pecan-crusted pork chop with white cheddar mac and apple cider sauce. But you’ll also find quinoa-encrusted eggplant Parmigiana, paella, chimichurri rib-eye steak with yucca gnocchi and chipotle mustard sauce, and lamb sliders. Don't miss the bananas Foster for dessert.

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Had heard great things but reality was not so great.
by ptsedan on Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:12 pm
 
Enjoyed a quiet setting with great service from the waitress. After hearing the specials I decided on the "Kick-ass Meatloaf" because of the name and my love for good food. The bread was great and also the salads, buy when the entree came all I can say is where is the "kick-ass" meatloaf? It was very bland and I ate the sides but left most of the meatloaf. I am a pretty good eater but could not eat this. It lacked taste and must have had filler because it did not even have a true beef or hamburger base. I can honestly say the server tried to make it right but I left hungry and unsatisfied.
 
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