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Local Roots

1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #5 of 403 restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Memorial Ave
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84% Recommend
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The service and atmosphere are wonderful. The staff is always attentive and well informed about the menu. The food is beautifully plated, the selections thoughtful, and a delight for the palate. I love coming here. The menu is always changing, and the spirit of the place is so warm and inviting. A relaxing indulgence every time. By far my favorite... More

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Kale Salad: Imaginative full of delightful & surprising textures and flavors…. Just get it. House made fettuccine…. some of the best house made pasta period… work of art. Locovore nirvana. Striped Bass on Golden Rice with braised vegetables….. recommended by our server as what she would order if dining there tonight….. outrageous composed bites… worked perfectly with Bourgeois Sancerre. My... More

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Richmond, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Local Roots is the place for locally grown sustainable fare. I had a baby spinach salad with Asian pear, micro greens and miniature pansies as garnish. It was dusted with a local blue cheese that had been frozen and smashed --innovative! The gnocchi Bolognese with roasted sweet potato featured a blend of local beef, pork and bison --again flavorful and... More

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Diane E, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear burl beach, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at Local Roots - a Farm to Table Restaurant. Of course, we are so glad you had an excellent experience. The kale salad is a new menu item for us and is proving to be very popular. The bread pudding has become a... More

Treasure coast of Florida
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is an outstanding restaurant! The food is prepared with fresh, local ingredients and prepared in a delicious and creative way. The kale salad is just about the best salad I have ever eaten and my husband gave the bread pudding rave reviews. We will definitely try to return for another delicious meal.

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Roanoke, VA
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We LOVE this place! The Grandin Area is up and coming and this restaurant perfectly personifies quality. Wonderful service, quaint environment and the most amazing food! They pair local foods with classy recipes and the combination is irresistible! We love the mismosas and the ever-changing menu. Last week was an amazing burger topped with a local egg and pimento cheese... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I went here for my boyfriend's birthday dinner on a roadtrip to Roanoke. It was exactly what we were looking for. Lots of restaurants like to be for "foodies", but this is the real deal. Plus, the menu is creative, original and unique. And you feel good spending your money at a "S.O.L.E." establishment. First off...ginger bourbon something cocktail. Yes!... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Agree with previous reviews that the menu is limited and odd. We have adventuresome tastes but found little that looked appealling. Settled on a bolognese with sweet potato gnocchi which was quite good. The beet salad was almost all beets but still quite nice.

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New River Valley Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Family and I visited a few days before Christmas. Kind of a unique menu. Limited but interesting. Cheese plate appetizer was good, but maybe 1/2 the size for the price. Entrees were all deliciuos, but like an add from some years ago, "wheres the beef" ? Major disappointment on portion size - exceptionally poor value for price paid. My Bison... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We stopped here passing through Roanoke. What an amazing meal!!! Well worth the drive off 81! We sat at the bar and our bartender was very conversational and full of great recommendations around the state. We had the Sunday Supper which was a great deal. Can't sing the praises loud enough! Great dinner!

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blacksburg, virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Had a great dinner here. The cheese plate was amazing. They have fantastic cocktails! ;The salads were great as well. Had a wonderful kale salad, the textures of beets salad was delicious and the textures were amazing. I also had a really tasty trout dish for dinner. The service was attentive and with a large party we all got great... More

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