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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 - 10:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Don't miss foodie heaven at Roots

Everything was exceptional on the menu. Highly recommend! Friendly but not overbearing service, and local fare. They offered a unique pairing of sauces with outstanding gravlax - a rare opportunity to enjoy a favored Scandavian treat. Wish I'd ordered some aquavit - I'm certain they would have had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everything was exceptional on the menu. Highly recommend! Friendly but not overbearing service, and local fare. They offered a unique pairing of sauces with outstanding gravlax - a rare opportunity to enjoy a favored Scandavian treat. Wish I'd ordered some aquavit - I'm certain they would have had it.

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Boston
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Roots has that perfect combination of outstanding service, a wonderful bar tender Kerry, amazing menu for all tastes and a nice lively ambience. In short a gem. We live in Mass and relish the opportunity to eat here. Tonight we had one of the specials: Apple and chicken puff pastry with yummy ingredients including mascarpone,cranberries and walnuts. We also had... More 

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were headed to Vermont and checked in with Trip Advisor to see where to have lunch in Rutland. Roots looked like a great restaurant from the reviews and we were not disappointed. We both ordered their fish tacos and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our server was delightful as well. We will be back!

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CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a decent place to eat? Wonderful word of mouth recommendation made this Restuarant find perfect. Great atmosphere with ingredients brought from local growers. Menu options perfect. Spinach and wild mushroom ravioli tossed with chicken and unique sauce. Dessert coffee cream brûlée! Fantastic. Meal accompanied with a nice wine selection. Bar tender very entertaining!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

This was absolutely the best ever. Service was great food was amazing staff very friendly we will be back soon

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

fresh, local and delicious eats! creative and unique options on the menu, but also some more 'mainstream' type items. homemade bread was great, homemade walnut dressing was un real, main entrees cooked to perfection. bartender kerri was awesome: friendly and very knowledgable about menu items. first time in the area...so glad we chose this place over other options!

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Rutland, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Roots consistently provides the most fine dining experience in Rutland City. Chef Donald's commitment to sourcing local foods makes them king of th city. I recommend reservation for one of Rutland's finest dining experiences.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a new restaurant experience away from Killington and one that provided a unique "feel" to celebrate a friend's birthday. We really enjoyed Roots...service was good, menu offered something for every taste and the food was nicely presented. They have a good selection of wines. The restaurant is rather small so make a reservation. Enjoyable evening!

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Mendon, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had been to Roots once before and decided to go back with friends on a recent visit to Vermont. We were not disappointed. We were a party of six and were lucky enough to have to wait for a few minutes at the bar. The Bartender was friendly and informative and made two of us a tremendous cocktail fashioned... More 

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Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This small restaurant has been highly touted but the food was somewhat off-beat such as emu steak. I'm just not into that! My entree was just warm although my husband said his was great. Mine had little flavor. Don't think I will go back.

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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?