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51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701 (Center St.)
The Bus provides access from Killington and Castleton. For route information, please visit www.thebus.com.
802-747-7414
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 162
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    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great farm-to-table concept and ambiance, healthy food options

The restaurant has a lovely interior with a sophisticated color scheme (blue and reddish-brown walls, exposed brick, bar with glowing lights embedded) and vegetable-themed artwork on the walls. The dining room is relatively small and intimate. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. The menu was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Umami-Jean
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Duluth, Minnesota
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  • Local cuisine
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Duluth, Minnesota
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a lovely interior with a sophisticated color scheme (blue and reddish-brown walls, exposed brick, bar with glowing lights embedded) and vegetable-themed artwork on the walls. The dining room is relatively small and intimate. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. The menu was full of intriguing and healthy options for every diet, with the sources (mostly local) of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

I've been staying in Rutland for 6 months now. I frequent cafe/ restaurants a couple times a week lunch and dinner, roots is consistently good, fresh ideas and ingredients . Just don't expect an intimate conversation, the acoustics are intruding . The mushroom puff pastry special wAs fabulous !

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Clinton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food and service were excellent, and the atmosphere was quaint. Outdoor seating was an option. The server told us of the local farms being used for the specials, which were a cheese theme. My pan seared sea scallops were cooked perfectly, served over a risotto and side of fresh beets. Delicious!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved the attention given our table, the food was excellent as always and everyone left feeling like we had truly celebrated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

it isn't often that you have the opportunity to stumble on a place as amazing as Roots. The local fare was a delicious fusion of clean eating and comfort food (strange I know, but they have mastered it). I am a gluten-free vegetarian who went to lunch with carnivores and none of us left disappointed. Do yourself a favor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A cool spot with good food and a very pleasant atmosphere. Our waitress was very friendly, and even though we were there for quite a while, we didn't feel rushed. Would definitely eat there again.

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Rutland, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Inconsistent. I really have nothing great to say about this restaurant. I would not go out of my way to dine there.

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here as a graduation celebration with several families. The service was attentive, food delicious and very reasonably priced. Each dish appeared to be created with care and attention to the detail. Fresh local ingredients (and local brew) made the dishes slightly unique but not off the charts. Great place, great food.

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Yarmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was an amazing restaurant. The risotto I had was phenomenal, my fiancees salmon was delicious (I had a bite). The bread served before hand was great, too. And for such great food, the price was reasonable (for a 'night out'). A definite must if you're in Rutland.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I had a fabulous dining experience. The staff and servers are friendly and welcoming. Meni is based on local farms and seasonal availability. Great wine selection to compliment any meal. Reservations are recommended.

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Additional Information about Roots

Address: 51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701
Phone Number: 802-747-7414
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701
    (Center St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Bus provides access from Killington and Castleton. For route information, please visit www.thebus.com.
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
  • Phone Number: 802-747-7414

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?