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51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701
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Ranked #2 of 103 Restaurants in Rutland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Center St.
Transit: The Bus provides access from Killington and Castleton. For route information, please visit www.thebus.com.
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English first
Belmar, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

From the start when I called for a reservation, the staff was fantastic, It was a Saturday night, so the restaurant was busy and we reserved the only time available - 8:00 pm. They said the table was near the entrance and could be drafty when doors opened. The person on the phone was so nice I decided we can... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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289 reviews 289 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were very pleased with our first visit to Roots. They use the freshest of ingredients, and use local produce and meat. The server told me that the Salmon was fresh from Canada, and my wifes beef was local. VERY small place, maybe only space for 24-30 people at a time, be sure to make a reservation. We sat at... More

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Beaconsfield, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I had just arrived in Rutland and not knowing our way around, parked in a multi storey lot and walked up and down the main street looking for somewhere to eat. We turned a corner and found Roots. The restaurant was fairly busy,but we got a table for two. The atmosphere is a comfortable earthy eclectic consistent... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had the chicken carbonara. It was fabulous. Also had the black bean cakes as an appetizer, also fabulous. Small restaurant. Limited seating. Called for reservations and they accommodated us same day Friendly wait staff.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I looked forward to returning to Roots after several good meals last year. This meal was disappointing. The ingredients tasted fresh, but they were prepared in ways that made them unappetizing. A chicken wrap had so much aioli that I swallowed a mouthful of what might as well have been pure mayonnaise. The grilled Brussels sprouts, a special side of... More

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped by for a late lunch on our way from Vermont to NJ. We discovered this little place based on the great reviews of TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. We ordered leek and potato soup, seared shrimp salad. They were just perfect. We also had Reuben sandwich and pulled pork sandwich, they were both very good. The service was... More

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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134 reviews 134 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our hosts for the weekend suggested Roots since they've heard a lot about it and wanted to try it. Great pick! There's a whole story about the restaurant itself, as well as its support of the local growers, but for me it's more about the food and the overall experience. And this is where Roots excels. Starting with the phone... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Rolled into Killington to rendezvous with a co-worker from the past currently working at Dartmouth and the dining options looked pretty grim. Checked out 2 supermarkets to get together stuff for nibbles and drinks and just got blown away by the paucity of anything that even hinted of healthy. Long story short, ended up checking TripAdvisor and found Roots. No... More

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Murrieta, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Were able to get a same day, late night (9pm) reservation on a Saturday. Waitress (Mel) was helpful, providing us with a great wine for the dinner. Dinner was great. Emu Chimmichuri, green beans, potatoes...hmmmm...yum yum. Will be back if ever in town again.

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New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our waiter was awesome and chatted us up, nice change from the service in NYC. Place was kind of hippie-ish and down to earth, we heard a lot of 90's tunes. Food and drinks were excellent, delicious and fresh. Place was near-empty when we went, which was really nice for us but I was surprised that a gem like this... More

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