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Roots

51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701
802-747-7414
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Ranked #2 of 105 Restaurants in Rutland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
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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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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Roots was new to us after being to Rutland 3 times before. The town seems to improve each time we visit the Paw House in West Rutland and Roots is one of the best things to happen to Rutland. If you are looking for fine dining with outdoor space to bring your dogs along, this is the place, The service... More

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wonderful staff, great wine recommendations, terrific helping us choose among the many amazing dinners.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lovely low-key atmosphere, great, inventive, locally sourced food, we come back every chance we can.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great little restaurant with a very fresh and interesting menu. We ordered the cheese board--there were really good selections of local cheeses, pesto and pepper jelly. The gnocchi and emu sausage entree sounds a little odd, but it was just delicious. If I were to go back to the area, I'd just order that over and over again! Also, gracious... More

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New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have a second home in Killington and consistently travel to Rutland to eat at Roots. It's on a quiet side street but the place is very "city cool" and offers a wide variety of very fresh, well prepared food. You can also make reservations, which is nice. The fondue and specials are always on our priority list. The staff... More

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Plymouth Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I were in northern Vermont in July for a family reunion but wanted to get further south before the end of the day for our drive back to Massachusetts the next day. We had previously booked a room at a B&B in Rutland and checked the restaurant options in their guest info for an evening dinner. We... More

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Paris/Boston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Roots is a friendly yet elegant restaurant. The food is some of the best I have had anywhere. We had a "side" of roasted zucchini that was so fresh, delicious, and expertly prepared, that I was blown away (zucchini, in my opinion, can be quite tasteless, and I only ordered it to get some vegetables into my children before they... More

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New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Roots is a farm-to-table restaurant and one of the better restaurants in the Rutland area. Unfortunately, despite the use of beautiful locally-sourced ingredients, their dishes often leave something to be desired. This was our third visit to the restaurant over the past year, and although the food could (should) have been great, sadly this wasn't the case. The bread for... More

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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130 reviews 130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On our drive up to Middlebury VT, my wife and I took the afternoon to enjoy Rutland. It's a friendly New England town with lots of little quirky shops and a few tourist attractions. Thanks to Tripadvisor, we settled on an early (for us) dinner at Roots. The experience was overall quite satisfactory, with just a couple of imperfections. We... More

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Glens Falls
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The atmosphere of the restaurant seemed nice at first but the mood was killed by the distasteful modern music playing. We traveled from NY to go here with high hopes of the "locally" grown food. Even if it was, most of it was tasteless. The calamari was rescued with a delicious spicy mayo dip. The duck was the worst I... More

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