Roots

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53 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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vipLisaT
Mississippi
16 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!

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AlexL
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful location with great food. Put together nicely and in a festive manner. Well done.

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DianeK
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! Our waiter was very attentive. It was a great experience!

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OwenC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful !
Everything is excellent and creative
A breath of fresh air for NEA
10/10
A+++

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent and different! Things are a little pricey. I had steak which was great value for the price! But the duck ravioli was only 4-5 with no veggies. That seemed a lot for the price. Everyone had something different and the taste of everything was wonderful! We shared both desserts which were awesome too!

Our out of town guest said it was definitely worth the drive!

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BrianJ
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First brunch of 2020 was delicious! I recommend the ceviche and the chicken and waffles, both were excellent. If you like your bloody marys spicy, they know what that means. We will be back.

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KristiS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating at Roots! The ambience is very unique and the food is absolutely amazing! I had totally different things both times and all were delicious! Such a unique dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s great.

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MitchM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was a little disappointed in my ribeye. It was not the best cut. Very fatty, not marbled, just fat. My beautiful gals dish was delicious according to her and I must say the deviled eggs were outstanding.

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Travismcchicken
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best restaurant in Arkansas. These chefs are magicians. I can’t recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service made for a wonderful evening. We will definitely be back again. The chef came around to check with and chat with all the tables to ensure everyone was having a perfect meal.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

While your rubric has my rating on the noise level showing “energetic” what I meant to convey is that Roots is too noisy to have dinner conversations.

Roots is a really nice restaurant where customers pay a relatively high price for some really good food. It is not a bar and grill serving pub grub and the people who frequent Roots generally come for convivial fine dining.

Possibly wall or ceiling treatments could dampen the noise without dampening the joy of customers who come to enjoy a great meal AND dinner conversation.

We do not expect Roots to be as quiet as a library but we also wish that it wasn’t as noisy as a pub.

Roots
Responded on 15 February 2020

Thank you for your honest review. We will consider this in the future and we will certain improve it. Our priority is to provide the best experience . I would like to invite you to give us another try, we will offer our Winter menu until the end of March. Hope to see you soon ! Roots team

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Roots the first time we dined there, but this time was truly exceptional. Absolutely perfect cocktails, delicious mussels (actually some of THE BEST I’ve ever had) in a coconut broth, and fried chicken that will put your grandma’s to shame.
Cannot wait to go back!

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RebekahE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and creative food. Best restaurant in Jonesboro.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. We will be back. Very soon!

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked this experience at Roots. It’s a welcome alternative to Omar’s for higher-end dining in Jonesboro. The food was incredible, having lots of flavor. I’m not normally a huge pork fan but theirs is out of this world. Dessert was amazing! Service was good too. The server was very conversational, explained the story of the restaurant and its owner and chef, and made good dish and drink recommendations. I’ll be going again, for sure.

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HillaryB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent! Steak was cooked perfectly, large portions, waitress (Asia?) was amazing. We will definitely visit again.

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RShackleford
Denver
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is excellent--sophisticated, yet with a down-home feel. The music is a bit loud, but overall, this is one of our favorite places in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the personal visit by the Chef/Owner was special. Very nice job of taking care of the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. The Hog & Hominy is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, tasty oysters , house dip, entrees and dessert....Hey Jonesboro....been needing this dining experience, cultural cuisine. Impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best in all aspects. Jonesboro is lucky to have a place of this caliber.

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ChristieM
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The HORNADO entree is our favorite! The menu can be a little intimidating with all the unique options. I would advise new customers to view the menu online. I’ll admit I googled a few things ahead of time. I’m not one bit ashamed either. The food is so fresh, delicious and locally sourced as much as possible. When you leave you feel satisfied without feeling stuffed. The desserts are also delicious . The house made ice cream is incredible! The staff are so friendly and you’ll more than likely be visited by the chef at your table. It’s a great date night location or dinner with friends. Try it! You’ll thank me!

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DKay
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the pimento cheese small plate as a starter--beautiful and fun to eat! The Amazonian-caught fish entree was perfect--each bite consistently delicious. The fish was cooked with a crispy outside and defined by a wonderful creamy sauce. The banana and chocolate ganache dessert was divine--order it when you go! Really enjoyed my wine served in a such a gorgeous wine glass too.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great

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cmarierun36
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for a special guest chef collaboration. We will definitely be back to try the regular menu as well. Great to have a place like Roots in Jonesboro.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST IN TOWN, ALWAYS. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best dinner I’ve ever had out in Jonesboro. The service was great, Chloe had great recommendations and was super personable. The cocktails, appetizers, and main courses were all super imaginative and flavorful. I had the pork leg and I probably could have eaten my body weight in it, same for the devil eggs we had as an appetizer. This is definitely the place to go in Jonesboro!

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RodneyP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was excellent. Two appetizers, 4 different entres .... all were terrific. Thank you Roots !

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall the restaurant is beautiful, including the restroom. Our meals and appetizers were good.

Overall service was excellent just a couple things I noticed that can be fixed easily. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful the entire visit.

I definitely, recommend this place to anyone looking for good ethnic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight was our first experience and it was great! My wife had the tomahawk pork and I had the duck breast. The flavors are great and the atmosphere is excellent! The chef/owner came around to greet each table that had been served and to give bit of a heads up on the new Winter menu. A+ job tonight for our date night! Thank you.

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elizabetha
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I the raw oysters and champagne were really good. I had Maui maui and it was very tasty. The band played great, recognizable songs from the 80's and beyond. I totally enjoyed myself and I recommend Roots for a different, fun place to eat downtown.

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MargoH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, steak and oysters are outstanding. Well taken care of by staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was in town for the holidays. First time visit for most. It was great!

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JonW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The atmosphere was loud. Service was good.

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vipFabfood
Memphis
32 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AWESOME experience!!! Everything was absolutely amazing from the service, the food, the plating & the creativity! A true gem in Jonesboro and we look so forward to returning soon.

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NatalieH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, everything was delicious!! We can’t wait to try the winter menu next month!

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ZacharyG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I met working in the restaurant industry. I still work in the industry both in the kitchen and in front of house. This restaurant is fantastic! The decor is modern and hip, the lighting is just right, and everything feels very put in place! The food is something to really talk about, we had lovely oysters that we've never experienced anywhere else! The Pork was locally sourced and delicious, I'm certain there is either some magic going on in a sous vide or they have an incredible brine process! My wife had the duck and it was cooked perfectly medium rare. Everything about the night was wonderful, I would recommend trying this restaurant if you have ever worked in one yourself!

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MaxA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was truly fantastic
Their scotch and bourbon selection is the best in town.