Aside from the fact that they have a great location downtown, there isn't a ton of atmosphere for Cornerstone. In this sense, it's just a typical bar. However, they do have two additional floors for seating as well as some outdoor seating that is great for people watching in one of the more pedestrian-friendly areas of downtown Roanoke. Also, the past two times I've been, I was really impressed with the service. The waitresses were extremely friendly, checked our table multiple times to see if we needed anything, and the food was served quickly in both visits. Again, the little things people probably wouldn't expect when they drive by.
Downtown Roanoke isn't lacking in good restaurants and more seem to be on the way. Cornerstone Bar & Grill seems to be one of those good restaurants that stays under the radar and that's fine with me. I'll keep enjoying it while everyone else misses out.
Cornerstone Bar & Grill
24 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24011