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Roots The Restaurant
Please check out our website rootsrutland.com for updated hours, 802-747-7414 with any questions.
*For parties larger than 6 please call for your reservation.
Roots mission is to create delicious food from fresh, local ingredients. Vermont offers an agricultural bounty of flavorful produce, meat, dairy and other food products that are staples of the Roots menu.
Roots is committed to providing affordable meals from minimally processed, locally grown ingredients, including organic crops and humanely raised, pasture fed livestock.
We are proud to partner with local providers Boardman Hill Farm, Hathaway Farm, Woods Market, Blue Ledge Farm, and other smaller scale produce, dairy and maple syrup providers.
Visit us at 55 Washington Street in downtown Rutland and enjoy a delicious, wholesome local meal.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
A blend of Vermont cream & cheeses, a blue cheese gratin & local honey with sliced apples & warm bread
Apple glazed & grilled salmon served over sweet potato hash with a cranberry-butternut compote
Lemon dressed arugula & red pepper relish, garnished with EVOO & VT chvre
Great food and service; consistently sensitive to allergies and the new outdoor seating during COVID has worked well.
Great place to eat during the pandemic. Plenty of spacing.
Roots does a very good job considering the covid virus. We have lunch at Roots several times a year.
This time we were there for outside dining on a hot day. There was a steady breeze under the tent which kept the temps at a comfortable level.
The wait staff does an excellent job.
The outdoor setting is so beautiful and the evening weather was perfect. I almost forgot I was in Rutland.
Under the tent, wonderful meal and service. Healthy and fresh menu.
Roots is one of the areas best restaurants. Always consistent and always a great menu to choose from. The service is friendly and prompt. And they have a great selection of craft beers and drink specials. If you haven't tried Roots you owe it to yourself to check it out. You won't be disappointed.
Food and service where awesome. Chip is the best.
Great service and food. Will go back again for sure.
Food and presentation was perfect. Dessert was delicious. Outdoor dining was great except for the sun shining on my face. Beautiful setup.
Friendly and professional, food was fantastic as always. Great job keeping clean and safe in this pandemic.
A+++ Everything was phenomenal!
Why we waited so long to come here is beyond us ! We will be back maybe next week !!
Great food, good service, nice location. Happy they are back open & serving.
The food is usually very flavorful, this was the only time I ever had anything slightly burned. Service was great, it was clean, cool ambience; this last time was the only time food was not five stars- but it has been up to this point.
The service and food were great. A little upsetting that I called ahead informing them of me and my wife’s anniversary and to have a bottle of wine on the table when we got there. Not only was the bottle not on the table, the server knew nothing of the request. Most likely poor communication. Happens all the time in my business. I’m only writing this review because I love the restaurant and hope this makes it A little better for my next visit.
The food was phenomenal and our server was very polite and attentive. The live music was a nice addition to the atmosphere. It was a great dinner. :)
Imaginative menu done well. Service has always been spot on when we have gone there. Outdoor Covid 19 sitting was delightful and very well done.
Our first time at Roots and it was great! The service, the food, the dessert celebrating our anniversary, we enjoyed every minute! Even the ambience with the outdoor seating under the tent was very nice and no concerns relating to covid. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice dinner in downtown Rutland.
our server was wonderful and the cheeseburgers were amazing as usual! AND THE FRIES!!
So happy to be able to get back out and have dinner out for the first time since the Pandemic began! Thank you Roots for opening so quickly for outdoor dining!
Food was delicious. Very attentive staff. Worth the trip down from Killington. We will be back.
Great find in Rutland, VT. Not only were dishes presented beautifully, but they tasted delicious. Service was very attentive
Always a wonderful place to return, Roots surprises us every time with new delicious possibilities.
Overall, a delicious restaurant. However, all 4 of us were really cold - the room needed to be heated a bit more. Additionally, the restaurant's interior design/environment doesn't align with the amazing food, it felt like our table of four was in a hallway rather than a restaurant. But still worthwhile because of quality of food and service.
This was our first experience at Roots as we were visiting from out of state to attend a show at the theater nearby.
Everything was excellent they atmosphere is very nice and inviting. We enjoyed the wide variety and selection of appetizers and entrees which are not all of the typical choices at all the other restaurants. We will definitely return to Roots when back in the area highly recommend!!
Service was very good. Food was ok. There were 4-5 flavors to every dish and it was just too much. A little bit of editing would make the food better. The cooking was very good and meat was done well.
Our server, David, was great as usual!!
My cheeseburger was delish and the French fries!! Outstanding.
Inovative, delicious flavors. Wonderful service, can’t wait to go back!
The food was excellent and our server was very helpful and gave us good tips for what to pick. Would definitely recommend to friends and go back again. Thanks!
Excellent food. Chef willing to accommodate and delight with vegan options and special occasions.
Not an intimate setting at all. A cramped and open setting and other patrons sit just 10 inches away. You have better space and ambiance at Denny’s.
I recently visited with a close friend and we were able to catch up without feeling like the server was rushing us. Once done with our food we decided to move to the bar to continue catching up without taking up a table. The server and the bartender were both great, very friendly without being in your face. I had a burger with a side of sweet potato hash (YUM!) and my friend had the cod special which had a cauliflower puree side that was very tasty. We finished dinner off with the carrot cake which was delicious! We will definitely be back.
We arrived on time fir our reservation & were seated immediately. The service was up to par for an upscale restaurant & the food was very good. There were many vegetarian & vegan options.
Outstanding service prior to arrival and all the way thru until we walked out the door. Can't wait to go back! The scallop special was AMAZING!
Great food, great service, varied menu with kid-friendly options (no explicit kids menu). That said, restaurant had high chairs but no changing tables in the bathrooms.
This review is difficult for me for a few reasons, not least of which because of something that happened before I even arrived. But first I’ll tell you the food was okay, the service very good, and the ambiance was comfortable. Maybe that’s harsh for Rutland VT, but I’ve dined at many restaurants in many places and know Roots is not excellent.
I had made the reservation many days before to be sure we had a table. 6:30 PM was the only reasonable time available, so I booked it. The morning of our reservation I received a recording on my voicemail that there would be a party coming for the table at 8:00 PM so I should be prepared to finish my meal by then. “Just want you to know.” In all the years of reserved tables this was the first time I felt unable to relax with my meal because I might be eating too slow or ordering too many courses!
I’ve been seated as a walk-in many places with the caveat that the table was only available for a limited time, and that’s okay, but I have never been told my reservation had time restrictions. I was offended by this, wasn’t able to fully enjoy my time there, and will not return at the risk of similar treatment.
First of all the service was excellent. The waitress was outstanding! Our salad and rolls were excellent also. The choice of potatoes with my meal could have been better.
Prices were a bit high, waitress was great so we left a great tip but the food was just alright, coupled with the high prices it wasn't really worth it to spend our anniversary there. Glad we went but don't think i'll be coming back.
Venison chop Amazing!
Pleasant dinning experience.. service a bit slow.. though it's was acknowledge..
Great food drinks and service and very good value for the price
Roots The Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 747-7414.
Roots The Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.