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Root - CLOSED

2085 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574
603-869-5525
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Description: We beautifully prepare earth’s freshest and finest ingredients for you—with a conscious effort to support local farms while using as many environmentally sustainable ingredients as possible.Located in the center of Bethlehem’s historic and beautiful Main Street, Root serves up fresh, locally sourced, delicious dishes in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our authentic farm-to-table menu and beautiful ambiance create a truly enjoyable dining experience.Come experience what our LOVE of fresh and local tastes like…*Because we make everything from scratch in-house, almost our entire menu is gluten free upon request. Vegetarian friendly. Vegan upon request. Handicap Accessible. Entirely awesome.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We beautifully prepare earth’s freshest and finest ingredients for you—with a conscious effort to support local farms while using as many environmentally sustainable ingredients as possible.Located in the center of Bethlehem’s historic and beautiful Main Street, Root serves up fresh, locally sourced, delicious dishes in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our authentic farm-to-table menu and beautiful ambiance create a truly enjoyable dining experience.Come experience what our LOVE of fresh and local tastes like…*Because we make everything from scratch in-house, almost our entire menu is gluten free upon request. Vegetarian friendly. Vegan upon request. Handicap Accessible. Entirely awesome.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Benicia, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

great food- very fresh ingredients and some unique flavors. For being in such a small town, it had the quality you'd find in a large city. I had the noddle soup with lobster sausage- delicious, and my husband had the meatloaf which was anything but ordinary. The drinks were fantastic too.

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Montauk, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Innovative menu using local ingredients and artisinal products. Recommend reservation. Ate upstairs and it was a bit noisy. Service was good. Would return.

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Hamilton, Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We ate at Root twice during our recent trip to the area. Portions are perfectly sized - not the usual plate piled high. First meal was very pleasant but we were near the door and the place was cool almost chilly. Could do with a heater at the door. Second meal was quite poor with the steak being over cooked... More

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Arundel
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Our party of four enjoyed our dinners. Everyone thought they were very good. Appetizers were also good as well as the special drinks they make. Next time we will pass on the starters and have dessert. They looked good. The staff was friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back when we are in the area.

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Austin, TX, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Root is small and cozy. We found the food a bit too eclectic for our taste. So we ordered a selection of starters. They were good; but not outstanding. The bottle of white wine we ordered was not chilled; not even really cool. We closed the place down at 8:30. Probably would not go back there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our evening at Root was one of the memorable ones of our vacation. The staff were amazingly friendly, the food was superb (perfectly sized portions) - the ribs and steak were probablt the best we’ve ever had. We skipped a starter to hopefully be able to manage desert – and again the Apple Crisp was amazing – I just wish... More

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Thornton, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My brother is sometimes given to hyperbole, but this time he was pretty much on the mark when commenting on his recent meal at Root. For nearly a year we have been visiting Root and each time we have not been disappointed. This time, Rich, the cook, greeted us with a basket of freshly picked matsutake mushrooms, brought in that... More

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

At last food as it should be. From the field to the table with an able Chef in between. Never thought I would have Elk to eat despite my good fortune of spending half of the year in South Africa with it's choice of meats. Just go to Root don't Route around and waste your time.

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Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

One of the restaurants that is part of this farm to table movement spreading across the country. Short-menu list but well prepared dishes. We had their beet salad for starters, this was good then I had their rib-eye, this was excellent. My wife had their chicken breast which was so-so. Excellent creme-brulee. And don't miss their unique cocktails. Excellent service.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Had a great dinner at Root. One of the best steaks I have ever had. The menu changes almost daily to reflect what is fresh and in season, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Great margaritas here too!

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