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51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701 (Center St.)
+1 802-747-7414
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

last night my fav restauraunt let me down! say it ain't so! I LOVE ROOTS but last night I ordered the flank steak special and it was awful. The steak itself was not char cooked--kind of looked gray on the outside, it was served in a puddle of some kind of meaningless sauce...the wet kale mess on top didn't help... More 

Thank vermonster266
New London, Connecticut, United States
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu seems to have expanded so that was good for us. Different selection than the last visit I ate an amazing dish with monk fish..so yummy. My husband ordered chicken thighs. He was disappointed because the dish was very ho-hum. Small pieces, .. almost appetizer size. Not substantial enough for an entree after skiing all day. My kale salad... More 

Thank Erinaway
Lansing, Michigan
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my daughter for lunch. I had a black bean cake sandwich with hand cut fries and she had stuffed squash over jasmine rice. Both were excellent. Nice decor, good service. Highly recommended.

Thank Bob D
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner this last summer here and were so very pleased. Have you ever had grilled Caesar Salad? Well let me tell you, you won't want it any other way after trying the Caesar at Roots. Everything we had was just divine.

Thank Julisflourshoppe
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small restaurant with great service- gifted bar tending -and creative delicious food I hate that I have to keep writing in order to submit this review that is 5 Star !

Thank broadbeb
Belmont, VT USA
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bistro/cafe offers the unusual but not quirky menu - one of the few places where pate and smoked salmon is on the menu.

Thank Belmont_VTUSATheguys
Mendon, Vermont
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roots continues to serve up amazing dishes, with beautiful presentation and wonderful variety on their seasonally changing menu. The staff is attentive without being overbearing. I love that they support local farmers. Roots is intimate, but I enjoy the cozy feel. A must try if you are in the area.

Thank Mary B
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Visited just recently in the "off season" so we had no problem getting a seat at 6pm. My meal was excellent; I ordered off the "specials" menu for my main course, which was an excellent flounder dish.The appetizer was the Burrata which was very good. My wife got several appetizer; she really liked the fish cakes and her garden salad... More 

Thank georgejrpa
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Rutland was a stopover for our New England fall foliage trip. I saw the reviews for Roots so we decided to try it and were very happy we did. What a great meal!

Thank lukelives
Swanton, Vermont
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The Paw House Inn recommended Roots, and we highly encourage anyone staying in or near Rutland to eat here! This was one of the friendliest and enjoyable restaurants we had visited in a long time! The staff was fabulous! Everyone was in great spirits and we could tell they all loved what they were doing. We witnessed a level of... More 

Thank William H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 802-747-7414

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