Roots The Restaurant

4.8
811 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 811 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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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

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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
27 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.

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AstroturfWar
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, environment, staff are all awesome at Roots!

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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.

JA
JeffreyA
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice overall dining experience. Great service, plate presentation was excellent, food was very good.

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stellas
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than expected! The grilled Caesar Salad is a must! I definitely recommend this place. I will come back soon for more!

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LaurieH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed the cheese fondue, risotto and burger. We can’t wait to go back!

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Molly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great addition to Rutland!! Really cool atmosphere and vibe, on top of the location. Great service, friendly staff, yummy cocktails and delicious food! Will be back!

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FlyerBob
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Loved the food but was not crazy about the ambiance...there was no warmth or class to the dining area!

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OwenC
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyhing we are was fantastic! We had the porkbelly and brussels sprouts appetizers. The brussel sprouts were sweeter than we expected, but still excellent. For the entree we had the stewed pork and the scallops dishn and the bannanna and creme brulee deserts, all wonderful!

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RebeccaW
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had scallop salads which were awesome. Service was great.

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vipFoodiefromct
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent with food and service. Delicious and professional. The guitar player was an extra treat.

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ChristineM
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was wonderful!! We also felt very COVID safe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Anniversary

We came to Roots expecting the wonderful and interesting menu that we’ve had in the past. What we found instead was very ordinary. We could find that menu in many restaurants. Although the meal was good, we were very disappointed.

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AdamK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a great experience and the food was amazing! Excellent service!

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Debula
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to go great meals and beverages......superb service and special requests honored happily.

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Brenna
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. I was on crutches and the entire team was really accommodating and helpful. I made a note in my booking that it was my boyfriends birthday and the servers added a candle into the dessert we ordered - it made the experience feel so special!

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AlanDI
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We have been going to Roots for years, and miss Cary ..however, your new way of ordering food is terrible...first of all they told us that some android phones work and others don't, well mine did not, so they told me to get the menu off their website...well guess what , I ordered two items, and both were not available, the waiter told me that the website isn't always updated...GREAT...and try ordering a bottle of wine off the phone...I really think with your prices, you could afford to run off paper menus.

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FaithP
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, freshly (and perfectly) prepared food. Service was excellent.

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Michele
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots never disappoints. Like ever. Always a go-to for date nights!

DH
DeborahH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, music, company and service. The mural room is spacious, pretty and is great for entertainment.

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Betsy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Trey was great. Food was great. Will go back

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 811 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.