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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Perfect food with friendly personable service

Title says it all. GREAT grass fed tri-tip/potato/beets special with all cooked perfectly. Pleasant servers that are happy to be there with helpful wine recommendations. Prices were better than expected. Go there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ILoveHospitality
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New England
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New England
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Title says it all. GREAT grass fed tri-tip/potato/beets special with all cooked perfectly. Pleasant servers that are happy to be there with helpful wine recommendations. Prices were better than expected. Go there.

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Thank ILoveHospitality
Putney, Vermont
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant twice, once with a group of friends celebrating retirements and again 2 months later in November after attending the Rutland Farmer's Market Craft Fair. Both times I have been "WOW-ed...". We have always been greeted immediately and seated. Our orders taken promptly and the food is all fresh, local, tasty and healthy ! The presentation... More 

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Thank gardnbug22
Manchester, Vermont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a couple of times...one time it was crowded and got a seat at the bar. The bartender gave me as good or better service for dinner as I could expect seated in the dining room...extremely on the spot without being annoying. Food for vegans like myself offers many options....everything I had both times was delicious!

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Thank Lawrence Z
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how to write this review. We have stumbled upon this incredible restaurant in Rutland. I guess telling you that just reading the menu is so much fun. So many restaurants want to make up dishes that are just over the top. Roots has the ability to make everything just work. Waiter told us vegetarians really like them. You... More 

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Thank fe111
New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Monday nite in October. Place has an upscale vibe - wait staff in ties, table cloths, dim lighting, etc. It is a small space with tables close together so it you want a quiet intimate dinner I would suggest avoiding Fri Sat nite - but do go sometime. Everything was excellent but what I remember is the... More 

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Thank easyriderny
Mobile, Alabama
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Never having been to Rutland, VT., we asked our hostess where to eat. She recommended Roots. We could tell right away that there was a real chef in the kitchen. From cocktail to dessert, our meal could not have been better. I noticed other patron meals, too, and wished I could taste a little bit of everything. This restaurant is... More 

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Thank Lillian C
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It was my daughter's college homecoming weekend, so we made a reservation for 10 that included extended family. (We were graciously shown to our table as soon as we walked into the restaurant. The wait-person was attentive and accommodating. My sister had several allergies, and the wait-person patiently listened and noted each issue. Dinner came out promptly and beautifully presented.... More 

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Thank travlindot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I was immediately impressed with Roots. From the moment I walked in, the bartender Kerry did everything she could to make sure my experience there was great. Since I am from the Midwest, she went through the menu options with me and told me the best local dishes to try. She suggested the cheese fondue with many local cheeses and... More 

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Thank Kayla K
Franklinville, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Very good food, but the place is small, so make a reservation if you don't want to wait. Never had a bad meal here. Nice place to go for a special occasion.

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Thank Tracylea B
Manchester, Vermont
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Roots is a place I frequent when in Rutland. The food is good, the ambiance is friendly, the beer and cocktails are nice! Most recently had short rib tacos. Very nice! The marga-beet-a was awesome!

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Thank John S

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