Roots

4.9
92 reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
In this new opportunity we decided to be true to our roots and develop a concept that reflects our true values and pride from where we come from. We don’t like labels. This applies to our kitchen. We do not consider ourselves as traditional food, or farm to table. We are a team of people trying to honor our culture through what we know: food. We are a blend. We are our own kind of hybrid restaurant. But we have filtered our concept into these three very important words: Kitchen, Culture, Community.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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LesleyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Service was great & the food can’t be beat!

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ARBill
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots is one of our favorite restaurants, we eat there at least once per week. Their menu is creative and different. Karl and Paula make us feel at home. They have a great bourbon menu and the bartender (Sam) makes great drinks. The dinner we went to on Wednesday was a prix fix bourbon tasting dinner and was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, it’s the best restaurant in town. The food, the service, the drinks, are all well worth your time and patronage.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for something not offered anywhere else around here and tastes phenomenal then this is the place you want to go. The food is amazing. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I had a quick date night out. We ate here when they had a soft opening with another couple several months back. Like then the food & wine selection was great and the cocktails were spot on. Menu is small but that is no complaint as the selection was broad and top notch. Our server, Kaylee (spp??), was very personable. Not a cheap place but what you get is top notch and worth it. We will definitely be back. Great addition to Jonesboro.

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Nicole
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! This is by far the best restaurant in Jonesboro!

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SarahN
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots is one of our very favorite date night restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday. Food and service was wonderful! Very unique drink offering.

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ShannonB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was stunning and rustic inside. The hostess took our temperatures. The server was friendly and offered suggestions. Now, for the menu -- it offered a significant amount of diversity. As a party of four, we covered quite a bit, tasting lamb, duck, and pork. It was all amazing -- this is definitely a hidden gem in Jonesboro.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had such a remarkable experience at Roots. Our expectations were high to begin with, and these were surpassed thanks in large part to Kaylee, who served us and offered astute input about the drinks and dishes served during our visit.

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vipLisaT
Mississippi
19 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new fall menu does not disappoint! I especially recommend the new drink Pera and the pumpkin salad. Pera is slightly spicy and smooth, making it just right for cooler temps. The pumpkin salad is filled with so many flavors and textures. I couldn't get enough and thought about ordering a second. Our entrees were just as good and you can't go wrong with Meli's Bananas to finish your evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and flavor was amazing. Service was prompt and friendly. Unique decor in historic downtown location .

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Paul
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, awesome presentation but even better taste!! Waiter was great!!

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BlairC
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! We love going here and trying the new foods on their menu!

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LaceyM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly one of the best meals from start to finish that I’ve ever had!! Our server was incredible and so knowledgeable about the menu which was greatly appreciated since it was our first visit! From my cocktail to dessert everything we ordered was phenomenal! We can’t wait to come back and try the fall menu!!

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BrianJ
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Roots absolutely smashed it. We attended the First anniversary tasting menu dinner. Everthing was outstanding per usual. Each course was a flavor bomb that left you wanting more, and the wine pairings with each course was well thought out. I would have thoroughly enjoyed a meal with any of the courses individually, but combined it was a dinner to remember. Karl and Paula, the chefs, are amazing. Keep rocking the awesome food!

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John
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here often and love it every time. Food, Drinks and Atmosphere Nail It!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The limited menu had me a little nervous, but I am so glad we gave it a shot anyway. The service was impeccable, the drinks were tasty. I’ll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing whiskey selection. Good service. I recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, unique delicious menu, and perfectly crafted cocktails. We definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my granddaughters out for our weekly dinner to a place they hadn’t visited. Everything was excellent from service to food! The food was exceptional and the service was impeccable!

Roots was a hit with the girls and I’m sure we will visit soon!

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Timothy
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic time at Roots. Truly a cut above any other restaurant in Jonesboro. The seasonal menu is fun to explore. No one makes a better old fashioned!

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ScottF
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started out with the deviled eggs appetizers absolutely heavenly.

Main course for my baby was the swordfish and simply a very pleasant eating experience for all involved bc she shares! Viola!!

My main course was the Carlito’s Way, carmelized onions were fabulous setting off the taste explosion that carried over into the brioche bun. Amazing food and simply the best in Jonesboogie.

Hats off to the chef.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wife and I wanted something special for date night, and we weren't disappointed. First, I'd like to say that we're foodies. We love trying new cuisine, annd cooking styles.

We started with the Empanadas (seasonal) and the Hogs and Hominy. Both were absolutely exceptional. Before this, the wife and I would have told you we hated hominy, but we've received an education. The wife had the Hornado (pork leg). The pork was just a touch dry, but was absolutely full of flavor. I had the ribeye. This was a really fantastic steak. Perfectly cooked, generously seasoned. It was darn near cuttable with a fork.

We shared a dessert with peanut butter ice cream and banana with chocolate. It was good -- but we didn't feel it was as much of a shining star as the other items we tried.

The service was really amazing. The waitstaff was there when we needed them, friendly, helpful, but not overbearing. Chef came out and talked to us about the menu, the style of cooking, and ingredients.

The restaurant did get a bit noisier as we dined and they got busier. I mean, it's an old building with brick walls, and high ceilings -- the acoustics aren't going to be great. But, nothing that detracted from our experience.

In the end, we love Roots. We plan to be back often, and can't wait to see what the next seasonal menu brings.

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TheTalleys
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely phenomenal and the drinks are just as grand. Lovely place for an intimate dinner or a group gathering. 100% our new date night go-to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friend and I had recently been to Roots on a weekend night to just have cocktails and desserts. That was all we could do to get a seat. We couldn’t secure a weekend dinner reservation both due to the limited seating caused by the COVID-19 chaos and also because of the apparent demand just to get a table.
During the middle of the week, we were able to get a reservation and wow... were we happy that we did! My friend ordered the Smoked Cariucho (chicken) and I had the Churrasco Ribeye. We’ve eaten in a lot of wonderful places but both of these dishes rival most anything we’ve had prepared elsewhere. The savory flavors were unique and perfectly spot on - not too bold yet not too subtle. In summary, we were both thrilled to find such an epicurean delight in Jonesboro. We will be back and soon!

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Localflavor
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience at Roots. Food was fantastic, probably one of the best ribeyes I’ve ever had. Everything from apps to dessert was fantastic. Go with an open mind and embrace the different but very good mix of flavors. Strongly recommend for a date night or intimate dinner type meal.

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat. Absolutely fantastic! Karl and Paula are very talented chefs.

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vipPoppy9100
South Dakota
21 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was fabulous! Food was beyond belief. Chefs were personal and attentive. Definitely going back soon.

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EudyB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and service. The cuisine was creative and beautifully plated. Staff was friendly and the chef very professional and welcoming. Great experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Ambiance was great. Shrimp fritters were amazing. Meal was presented well, but was disappointed in taste. Our waitress Kaylee was very attentive, friendly, and informative.

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KelseyT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful! The ceviche was our favorite of the items we had! Ribeye was also good!

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We absolutely LOVED our experience at Roots. The food was by far the best meal I have ever had in Jonesboro. We really enjoyed the decor and ambiance of the restaurant itself. The seating was comfortable. We did think the bass on the music was up unusually loud so at times it seemed unpleasant but the meal more than made up for this minor irritation. Our server was average but I have been before and had stellar service. I think the restaurant holds itself to standard of excellence. We had two different appetizers the tuna and the potato cakes which were generously portioned and expertly prepared not to mention beautifully served. Our table ordered three different entrees, the smoked chicken, pork chop and a steak. The steak was the most amazing steak I have ever seen plated, the chop looked more like a steak itself and the roast chicken was divine. All was flavored with rich engaging seasonings, the accompanying vegetables were fresh and well prepared and seasoned. We all had the lemon curd tart for dessert and found it exceeded expectations, a perfect finale to a most satisfying meal. I can't wait to return.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely meal! The staff was knowledgeable and friendly and the chef made great suggestions. A gem in Jonesboro!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing date night. The food was fantastic and the staff were very nice and professional. We started planning our next visit before we left!

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JaynendelV
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend who is JPD Officer to celebrate her birthday. Service was great. Food was outstanding!!

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AngieY
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots is a MUST! Unique cuisine and always delicious. Great ambiance and wonderful service. It’s Jonesboro’s secret treasure!

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TammyB
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Roots! Always a great experience. The food is exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots is always a wonderful time. From the food, to the drinks everything always is on point!

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vipLisaT
Mississippi
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I truly appreciate the attention to detail and especially the creativity the team at Roots brings to the food and drink they serve. I love the unique flavors in their cocktails and dishes and that they change the menu frequently. The service has been very good and the staff well trained right from the start. I look forward to my next dining experience!

FAQs

Roots offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (870) 336-1212.

Roots is rated 4.9 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Roots does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rootsrestaurant303.com/store/gift-cards/.

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 bookings at the moment.