Roots The Restaurant

4.8
825 reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
*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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 825 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu was interesting and the food was great. Our server was friendly and efficient. Food service was prompt. We ate outdoors and will definitely go back.

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charlieg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great and food was very delicious. Great night to eat outside.

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vipRon6986
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tre was our server. He’s competent and confident. We had the swordfish and the cod, both very good. Nicole Adams was entertaining and it was a perfect night! Thank you

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susanb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in Rutland. Situated in an interesting park like area with nice outdoor seating. Our waitress was excellent as was the food. We will definitely return.

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jwar14
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly! Very thoughtful menu😊

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Farewell
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and creative. Consistently delicious. The atmosphere is festive and magical. The servers and staff are always welcoming and respectful. We never feel rushed.

CT
ChelseyT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was my favorite! Very cool place with extremely beautiful, tasty, quality dishes.

AL
AndreaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Inside felt a little dirty, cavernous and we were seated and ignored by several waiters for 15 min before someone finally got our waiter. He comped us dessert which was kind. The food is average, ambiance dark and not intimate.

MA
MarianA
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around.
Trae, who served my friend and myself, was charming and very knowledgeable about
the menu and the ingredients. My friend is a vegan,
So grateful for this option in Rutland, VT.

LL
vipLaurieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great vibe, great food, great service, great location, great music, great ambiance.. great roots!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with friends on a Saturday afternoon. The service, drinks, and food were all excellent, as always. When in Rutland, this is always one of our favorite stops.

HP
HelenP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roomy interior. Good seating options. Brussel sprouts appetizer was the BEST

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it at Roots! Great food, excellent service.

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vipFoodiefromct
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service, excellent food nicely prepared and presented

AY
vipAbeY
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The service was friendly and professional. Overall great!

CM
CandyM
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three family members and I ate outside at Roots on my birthday. It was a lovely evening. We each ordered something different, and it was all delicious. The server was pleasant and prompt.

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots is the best. Great food and service. We had a table overlooking the green on a gorgeous Vermont day. Nothing could be better!

JE
JacquiE
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome musician outside with beautiful mural and fantastic food! Beautiful presentation , prompt service and friendly staff. What more can you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the specialty drinks. The food is always delicious and beautifully prepared Service is knowledgeable and attentive

RB
RaeB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, fun staff, excellent food, great atmosphere

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impressive from the moment we walked in. The atmosphere outside was great with the live music, maybe a little loud for our taste, but lovely choice of music in a wonderful setting. When I made the reservations outside wasn't an option, but I wasn't disappointed for long, because the inside feel was really groovy too! The food was amazing...the tomato bisque is something i have still been dreaming about! We had the cheese fondue and they blended the cheeses just right. We are from CT and come up for a weekend trip and this was definitely the best place we ate! We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and I loved the live music.

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Mike
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Should increase the draft list. Lots of Vermont beer is out there.

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vipFoodiefromct
New England
29 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a most enjoyable evening. Very good service and food. the music was an added bonus. the only thing that could have made it better is if the kitchen could split an entry in the kitchen, charge as necessary for that service.

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Bernie
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time dining Inside a restaurant since the pandemic began over a year ago. Same experience at Roots as when we dined there over a year ago. Very good food, excellent bartender, pleasant ambiance. As we often do, ate at the bar. Though both of us fully vaccinated, very pleased Roots maintains face mask requirement other than when eating or drinking, with all staff wearing masks.

Special occasion was celebrating again dining in a restaurant.

AW
AstroturfWar
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, environment, staff are all awesome at Roots!

LW
LaurieW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served very quickly. The cocktails are awesome. Food is always predicable and superior to any try Ins else in the area!

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GoodSpirits
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening with live entertainment, lawn seating under a large tent, excellent cocktails, apps and entrees. We couldn't have asked for more!

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vipAnnB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Great attention to detail. Lovely staff.

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John
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No-one would have expected to find a gem of this quality in a non major metropolis setting like Rutland. The food was superb, well presented and of high quality. It is clear the chef has been well trained. The service was excellent. Overall, this wad an unexpected five star performance.

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Foodiemama
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our server was attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend eating here. There was something on the menu for any diet. We ate inside but there was seating outside as well. We had the burgers and they were delicious. We will definitely be eating here again.

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GaleQ
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon is always wonderful, as is the slow roasted pork. The pork belly app was fabulous

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Christin
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The atmosphere was nice. We enjoyed the musician! Service was slow to start, and then it was fine. The scallop dish was very good, but we each only got 4 small scallops and a lot of spinach.

DH
DeborahH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always. Outdoor dining with music is always exceptional

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Nick
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and hospitality. Best restaurant in Rutland.

LP
LanceP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were all pleased with the choices and willingness of the staff to adjust an order to satisfy our needs. Very well done!!

JS
JamiS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! From the starter to the dessert and the Blueberry Bellini. I had the salmon and it was delicious.

MJ
MarianneJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love coming to Roots, always an excellent meal and experience.

BJ
BetsyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUPERB!! Excellent! Wait staff was friendly and attentive, the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! And don't forget the desserts;-) You've got to try them ALL!! You won't be disappointed, just a wonderful meal from start to finish!!

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SeanB
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Side room with music is cold feeling and has a lot of echo. Decorating could be improved. Food was top-notch snd the service is probably the best in Rutland.

FAQs

Roots The Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 747-7414.

Roots The Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 825 OpenTable diners.

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.