Roots The Restaurant
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
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Slow cooked with apples, vegetables, cider & spices, served with pickled cabbage, scallion cream & "Johnny cakes".
Pan Seared Cod fillet with sweet chili glaze served over scallion rice with a apple-fennel slaw.
Italian Style rice cooked with onion, garlic, caramelized fennel, crushed tomatoes, baby arugula & basil puree.
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.
Drinks were great and food was very delicious. Great night to eat outside.
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
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.
Everything was cooked perfectly! Very thoughtful menu😊
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.
The food and ambiance was my favorite! Very cool place with extremely beautiful, tasty, quality dishes.
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.
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.
Such a great vibe, great food, great service, great location, great music, great ambiance.. great roots!!!!
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.
Roomy interior. Good seating options. Brussel sprouts appetizer was the BEST
Love it at Roots! Great food, excellent service.
Professional service, excellent food nicely prepared and presented
Great food! The service was friendly and professional. Overall great!
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.
Roots is the best. Great food and service. We had a table overlooking the green on a gorgeous Vermont day. Nothing could be better!
Awesome musician outside with beautiful mural and fantastic food! Beautiful presentation , prompt service and friendly staff. What more can you ask for?
Love the specialty drinks. The food is always delicious and beautifully prepared Service is knowledgeable and attentive
Friendly, fun staff, excellent food, great atmosphere
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!
The food was amazing, and I loved the live music.
Should increase the draft list. Lots of Vermont beer is out there.
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.
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.
Food, environment, staff are all awesome at Roots!
We were served very quickly. The cocktails are awesome. Food is always predicable and superior to any try Ins else in the area!
A wonderful evening with live entertainment, lawn seating under a large tent, excellent cocktails, apps and entrees. We couldn't have asked for more!
Food was excellent. Great attention to detail. Lovely staff.
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.
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.
The salmon is always wonderful, as is the slow roasted pork. The pork belly app was fabulous
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.
Awesome experience as always. Outdoor dining with music is always exceptional
Great service, food and hospitality. Best restaurant in Rutland.
We were all pleased with the choices and willingness of the staff to adjust an order to satisfy our needs. Very well done!!
The food was outstanding! From the starter to the dessert and the Blueberry Bellini. I had the salmon and it was delicious.
Love coming to Roots, always an excellent meal and experience.
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!!
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.
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.