My most recent visit here, about a week ago, was with my sister for dinner on a Friday night. Unfortunately since it was kind of busy and the place is kind of small, we were seated in one of the tables in the middle of the main entrance area right next to the bar. There is other seating off to the right of the entrance and in the back of the restaurant, both areas are far preferable to the front area. Hollywood’s is a casual restaurant filled with warm woods and too much VT love. It’s acoustics, unfortunately, are not great and it can get a little loud just from conversations at all of the tables. But the food is decent and the service can be good. It had honestly been a while since my last visit, as I don’t go very often thanks to an incredibly bad meal the hubs and I along with some friends had a couple of years ago. But I digress…
For meals tonight, my sister and I both had a glass of wine – she, that evening’s Chardonnay special; me, shiraz. We decided to split an appetizer of the White Bean Chicken Chili Nachos— one of my fave appetizers anywhere in Roanoke. Seriously. My sister then had the crabcakes with a baked potato and squash/zucchini. I had grilled salmon with rice pilaf and the zucchini/squash mixture. Both of us enjoyed our meals. My salmon was actually quite excellent. We both also had salads— I had the homemade honey mustard dressing, can’t remember what she had! For dessert, we decided to get something to take home. The sister had a raspberry brownie and I went with a slice of coconut cake. The desserts are one of the best things about Hollywood’s. They are always phenomenal, no matter what you decide on.
All in all, our evening went pretty well. Service quality tapered off towards the end of the meal, but that’s on par for here. The food is usually great, the service can be hit or miss.