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Roots

51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701
802-747-7414
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Ranked #3 of 105 restaurants in Rutland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Hancock V
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Rutland are grand cuisine weren't exactly synonymous a decade or so ago. Things are changing fast in the old downtown area with a handful of eateries determined to ring the changes. Foremost among these must be Roots, with around 40 covers and a half-dozen seats at the bar, a seasonal menu and attentive staff, ensuring an intimate setting yet with... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We insist on eating at Roots at least one time every time we are within 50 miles of Rutland. Have been there approximately 10 times over the past 3 years and are never disappointed. The service and fresh, local fare are second to none. Salads, soups, sandwiches and everything on the menu are beyond compare. Make a reservation, as the... More

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Long Island, NY
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Last summer my husband and I visited Roots while on our first trip to VT. I had the shrimp salad and was delighted by that choice. Thanks to Jen who recommended that entree! So when we returned to VT on Sunday, April 13th we were anxious to revisit Roots for a great dining experience. They did not disappoint. The curry... More

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Rutland, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Most everyone I know love Roots, my only issue is that it's not my kink of menu - too healthy. I recommend Roots.

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Rutland, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The title says it all. I cannot recommend this highly enough. If you only have one meal in Rutland, make it Roots.

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Rutland, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was an excellent restaurant, very friendly and there were single couples and families. I live in Charleston SC where the food is unexcelled, locally sourced and varied.

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Rutland, Vermont
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food with an emphasis on Vermont grown ingredients. Service is good. The only problem is that it's small and can be crowded.

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