• Serving exquisite fresh seafood & south Louisiana cuisine
  • A prime venue of choice for inspired epicureans
  • Make your next special event a memorable one
  • A warm and inviting dining experience
  • We strive to exceed the highest of expectations
  • Acclaimed chef and certified sommelier
  • The finest-quality cuisine with exceptional service
  • The freshest ingredients of the season
  • An elegant setting for your most cherished of events


Our reputation and commitment of serving only the finest-quality cuisine coupled with exceptional service in an inviting atmosphere makes Stephen's the perfect choice to make your next special occasion a memorable one. With over 25 years of experience in providing thousands of private party dining events, Stephen's is a prime venue of choice for inspired epicureans. Armed with our award-winning chef, certified sommelier, intimate dining nooks and unforgettable culinary offerings, we strive to exceed the highest of expectations.

Let Stephen’s be your choice for all of your special events gatherings – business functions, speaker programs, wine tasting dinners, rehearsals, holiday parties, personal celebrations, family/friend gatherings, and other special occasions. Private group dining reservations require a 15 guest minimum at $55 per person, which entails a four-course dinner. We can accommodate less than 15 guests if the requisite food & beverage purchase minimum of $925 is met. We invite you to call and book your next private dining group event at Stephen’s for the exceptional food and outstanding service experience that Stephen’s delivers. Be sure to visit our menu page which provides our four-course dining selections!

Terms & Conditions:

Signed Contract: To guarantee a reservation, a signed contract and a 25% deposit is required within 5 business days of the request for a specific date for an event.

Deposit: The deposit is based on your expected number of attendees and will be deducted from the bill the evening of the event.

Guest Confirmation: The final confirmed number of guests is due 4 business days prior to your respective date. Such numbers constitute a guarantee, not subject to reduction. The confirmed number of guests is the amount upon which billing is based.

Pricing: Prices quoted are normally guaranteed, however Stephen’s reserves the right to increase prices in order to meet the rising costs of food. Typically this would only occur if a quote was given at least 2 months prior to event date.

Taxes and Fees: Patron agrees to pay, in addition to prices agreed upon, a Virginia State sales tax on all food and beverages, currently 10.3%. A service charge equal to 20% of the total pre-tax food and beverage charges will be added by Stephen’s.

Payment: For all functions, full payment will be due at the end of the event, less the deposit. All charges will be presented on one check. We regret that we will be unable to provide separate checks for any event.

Rental Fees: No room or rental fees will apply as long as minimum spending and guarantees are met. However a room fee will be applied if minimum spending and guarantees are not met.

Inclement Weather: In the case of catastrophic weather, a re-booking of your event is required within 45 days. The deposit will be deducted from the bill the evening of you re-scheduled event. Non-scheduling of a cancelled event will forfeit the deposit.

Minimum Food and Beverage Fees:

Monday-Thursday: Reservation of downstairs dining room, minimum spending $925.
Reservation of upstairs dining room, minimum spending $1100.

Friday-Saturday: Reservation of downstairs dining room, minimum spending $1075.
Reservation of upstairs dining room, minimum spending $1250.

To reserve entire restaurant for private event, please call (540) 344-7203 for details.

A printable Terms & Conditions .pdf is available below, for your convenience.


For specific questions, please call us at 540-344-7203, or email specialevents@stephensrestaurant.com.

We look forward to being a part of your very special event!

As chosen by readers of the Roanoker Magazine, Stephen's was awarded dining awards for:

2013 PLATINUM WINNER Best Seafood Restaurant (poll of 32,000 voters)

For 10 consecutive years (2004-2013), Stephen’s has been awarded Best Seafood Restaurant Platinum and Gold awards as chosen by readers of the Roanoker Magazine.

Best Seafood Restaurant
Gold Award 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004 Platinum 2007, 2006, 2005

Best Chef Gold Award
2007, 2006 Platinum 2004

Best Restaurant Overall
Silver Award 2007 Gold 2004

Best Maitre D' 2010
Steve Foster

"For fish of a different stripe, amble down to this Roanoke classic. "

See the review of this classic Roanoke restaurant in Southern Living.

"This longtime restaurant offers Creole and Cajun classics without the travel expense to the Gulf... I highly recommend Stephen's Restaurant."

See Stephen's Restaurant review in the Roanoke Times.