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51 Wales St., Rutland, VT 05701 (Center St.)
+1 802-747-7414
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rich in flavor and from local farms...this place served delicious appetizers and main course meals. Branzino special was tasty. Atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As expected the food was top notch and the service very friendly.. The atmosphere was very cozy.. Great menu of healthy, local product.

Thank Mark C
Rutland, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food. Excellent staff. I would not bring children to this restaurant....the seating is a bit tight. Nice little bar.

Thank Aristide2
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent, phasian meal was very good and atmosphere was nice. Free parking and easy access.

Thank zoran m
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent, friendly and accommodating staff! We changed our reservation three times without a problem at this small family friendly restaurant and they readily accepted all special requests. Great menu of healthy, local and tasty choices made it hard to decide! Hard to find Arctic char, as well as gluten free bread and a kids menu with fettuccine alfredo! Highly recommend... More 

Thank Kathleen P
Middlebury, Vermont
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

It is often difficult to get a great meal for yourself and please your children as well! Roots does a great job with a reasonably priced children's menu. Six options, $6 each. We shared fondue as an appetizer. I didn't tell my son it had blue cheese and he loved it regardless. I got the beet salad which was great.... More 

Thank j3ffr3y111
Lexington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We've all talked about the incredible food we were served for days, but the staff also makes this small downtown Rutland restaurant a winner. The hostess Rachel was friendly, inviting, and very accomodating. She even moved things around to seat our group of 5 more quickly. Our waiter "JD" was perfection! He was very knowledgeable about the menu and his... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Had dinner for four. Or second couple was late but staff handled the staggered arrival and ordering without comment or hitch. Nicely synched up the main course. Wine recommendation was spot on ... great Cote du Rhone. Had Gluten free bread was very good, must say I was impressed given what a difficult task it is to make gluten free... More 

Thank james n
alexandria, va
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Went to Roots for a party with friends. The food was very good, staff was exactly what you want. Never need them but when you do they're there

Thank idopaper
Alexandria, Virginia
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We stopped by here for lunch while in town based on the great reviews and that was a very wise decision! The food was fantastic - it was succulent and filling without being overwhelming. They definitely work to prepare each dish for maximum flavor while watching the health factor. I had a Ramen bowl that was so delectable and flavorful... More 

Thank neanderthal85

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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, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?