Roots The Restaurant

4.8
890 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 890 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
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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CHRISTINEM
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Leanne and Chip were amazing! Best salad around too.

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JaneT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Roots and we will definitely be back. The service was professional and the staff is very friendly. Our server was able to answer the questions we had and was every attentive. The food was creative and very well prepared.

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harborseal
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at the bar. Bartender friendly and helpful. Food excellent. Nice selection of IPAs. Ambience great - love the blue bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I had an incredible time dining here! We ordered the cheese fondue, rolls, and Caesar salad which were all delicious (note: the Caesar salad is deconstructed and so doesn't come in salad form). The crème brulee (the seasonal flavor is bananas foster's) was one of the best desserts I've had recently. Also, the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this resteraunt to anyone looking for a great date night or a family dinner out after a long day of skiing. 10/10 would return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Swordfish entree was on special and was grilled too perfection.

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vipKelly
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were on a road trip from NJ and told by several people that if we ever passed through Rutland, that we must go to Roots....and it did not disappoint! Between the 5 of us, we ordered about 10 different items off the menu and all were equally delicious! The service was outstanding and food was impeccable! We will pass the recommendation forward and surely be back the next time we are in the area!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Morgan was very sweet and attentive. The food was excellent, as always!

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purple
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Selections varied enough for guests. Good food and service

MP
MomP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Roots has a wonderful menu and quality of food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal, quick service.

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Aimeelee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All was great!! Highly recommend great service food beer!

OM
OswegoMatt
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great visit to Roots for a pre New Years Eve dinner (we like to avoid the crowds a bit). We've been to Roots a few times and the food is always amazing. We especially enjoy the cheese fondue. Looking forward to heading back.

JL
JustineL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & service always.

SG
vipScottG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious food. Extremely attentive service by Maya! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Might also mention that the tables were spaced a good 6 feet apart which was greatly appreciated.

I'd only make one suggestion to the kitchen. Although we didn't feel rushed, the time between appetizers and entrees was a bit too quick for our comfort. Nothing terribly problematic, but had there been more time between courses, we would have ordered second glasses of wine. Just an FYI.

Regardless, we will be back for certain!

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Paula
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent- it made up for the food being just ok.

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Spirit
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food is excellent, though a bit pricey. service outstanding.

GS
GeraldS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was expertly prepared and was exceptionally good.

MG
MelissaG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic local food in the heart of the charming and very walkable downtown.
One of our favorites!

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TracyT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went at last minute. Good food and nice setting. Would definitely recommend.

HB
HalB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was our fifth or sixth dinner at Roots in as many years. Their food and service are consistently very good. On this visit we had the cheese fondue, which was excellent, as was the cod. The risotto was okay, but would have been much better with more cheese and no tomatoes.

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TurandotSingsLast
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

I ordered the grilled Caesar with grilled shrimp, which I’ve done before, and the salad was great but the shrimp were disappointing - very fresh but very small. Still, the service was flawless, I love Roots, and it is my go-to lunch place. Sometimes The loud music at lunch makes it difficult to have even a casual business meal.

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful that they are open for lunch. Great food and the staff is outstanding. They are great about not rushing you as well.

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Prince
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service, friendly staff.

DC
DeborahC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delicious venue! The offerings are fresh, creative and thoughtfully presented. The staff outstanding in service!

AM
AmyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Loved everything with on comment - atmosphere could be enhanced with lower light levels over window tables. It was bright.

JF
JudyF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Roots is always tastefully decorated in every season, this definitely creates a great atmosphere when dining! Waiter was great, drink was fantastic and food good.

RM
RitaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was great. Was a little chilly at the tables by the kitchen but not enough to keep me away

NB
NancyB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fantastic. It was a little chilly inside but a beautiful view outside.

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stellas
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The beet salad with goat cheese is a nice appetizer. Their burgers are solid! my favorite soo far is the Grilled Ceasar salad. Its kinda smoky and crunchy in the same time. Prices are fair. Its casual and very good.

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Bogart
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

As always, an excellent dinner with very good drinks. Food came out a little too quick (apps were still on the table). Excellent service. Thank you.

JA
JeffA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

In a place (Rutland, VT) that continues to struggle economically, Roots offers a more urban alternative to the basic fare served by they competition.

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Monroe
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I found most of the entrees were sweet with either maple syrup apples or coconut.
More savory dishes.
Calamari was oily.
Not many choices in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped in for lunch today. Service was great and our lunch came out quickly and it was delicious!

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Sam11
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! My friends and I had so much fun catching up and relaxing on a Friday evening.

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vipVTfoodie
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten here many times and never disappointed. The service is excellent.

LR
LindaR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and it was a nice experience. Waitress was very attentive and the food was great.

KW
KimW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was excellent, this was the first time I have had lunch at Roots and would defiantly go again.

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Jadehig524
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and service. Completely blew us away especially the fondue. We were in Woodstock for a long weekend and it’s worth coming to VT just to visit Roots. Make sure to visit, the food and service are top notch and you may be lucky enough to catch some live music while you’re there.

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sharonp
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had lunch with a friend the day before and enjoyed it so much booked dinner last night. A wonderful gem in the city. Great food and service and the singer was very very good. Will return often. Thanks for such a great place!

TM
TomM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great as always! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

FAQs

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

Roots The Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 890 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 reservations at the moment.