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51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701
802-747-7414
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Ranked #2 of 106 Restaurants in Rutland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
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
Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Real food from locally sourced farms at reasonable prices. Absolutely cute dining room and brand. They had a great wine selection and loved the pulled pork sandwich and fries - the best we've ever had!

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Vienna, Austria
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56 reviews 56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

i liked the place very much. It is a nice location to meet friends or having a business dinner. Traditional down to earth food in good quality

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Boca Raton, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

After being told to try this place from a few people we did. First the place is direly small and we felt that all of our fellow diners were staring at each other. Was a bit hard to get comfortable with some of the locals yelling in the place. There is only one bathroom so a bit of a line.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A different restaurant had been recommended. It was closed and we really didn't know or way around. Wandered passed a little restaurant called Roots and decided to take a chance. Glad that we did. The service was very good and the food was wonderful. Cheese fondue, cheddar polenta, scallops, salmon, a delightful carrot ginger soup ... We were hungry and... More 

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scarsdale, ny
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

one of the best parts about staying away from the mountain is not being locked into overpriced my restaurants. Roots has great food, albeit withaprecious touch. Kale is massaged-you get the idea. Food was terrific and the staff was very nice. It is a tough reso so call ahead.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Word is out ....this place is outstanding ....friendly staff excellent food, the chef is a fu*king genius! Out and out talent and right in the grove......now having said all those great things id be remiss if I did not mention the mediocre coffee served cold& a super dry cake ....skip dessert at this place for sure ,its not there strong... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have been wanting to try Roots for awhile and finally ended up here for lunch. So so happy we did. The cheese fondue was amazing. All of our meals (fish tacos, salad, burger, and pulled pork) looked and tasted amazing. The server was a pleasure. I look for reasons not to give a place 5 stars but Roots really... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

"Roots’ mission is to create delicious food from fresh, local ingredients... Chef Donald Billings is committed to providing affordable meals from minimally processed, locally grown food, including organic crops and humanely raised livestock." Mission statements like this are music to my ears, but often the follow-through is lacking. I am happy to report that Roots did not disappoint. Everything from... More 

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

A family favorite. Whether traveling through or staying nearby, Roots has turned into a favorite place to stop for lunch or dinner. Consistently good food and service, sourced from local growers and always an interesting twist. Best place in town!

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Rexford, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just an excellent restaurant in the heart of Rutland. The ambience is artsy and tres chic! The food has always been consistently terrific. Salads were crisp and fresh and the entrees were very delicately prepared. But the three times when I went there with a vegan friend, there weren't too many choices. Great vegetarian choices, but most have cheese. They... More 

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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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