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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carrot Ginger soup served hot was so good. The Roots salad with grilled Chicken was real fresh. Our lunch hit the spot. Other items on the menu sounded interesting.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three friends and I had a truly amazing meal here. Great cocktails! Great food! Great service! The salmon with sweet potato hash was so good. And the carrot cake was incredibly tasty and surprisingly light!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022

My mom and I went to Vermont for the day to celebrate my birthday. We ate here on the way home. We sat outside and it was comfortable and quiet. I ordered the turkey sandwich and it was delicious. I loved the cranberry aioli. I...substituted the carrot ginger soup for my side and was uncharged, despite the price of the cup of soup being the same/less than the price of the sides (which were included). The server did not mention there was a cost when I asked to substitute. My mom ordered the scallop salad. She said it was well presented, the scallops were tender, and it was a large portion. She also ordered some Parker house rolls, which were delicious. They don’t do anything for birthdays, if that’s important to you. We didn’t mind because the food was tasty and a great value for the portion sizes. Note— the restaurant isn’t visible from the street. It’s sort of an alley across from the large red city hall building. There’s a sign on the gate leading to the park area in the alley. It’s a pretty spot but extra confusing because the address/GPS location is a side street where the restaurant isn’t visible.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

We spent a week in Rutland and ended up eating here twice. Wonderful outdoor dining location. Delicious fresh and healthy food. Lots of choices and a decent number of wines by the glass to compliment dinner. Mussels appetizer with an added salad made a great...meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

Hidden on Washington avenue lies a great restaurant We stopped for lunch and sat on the terrace, which overlooks a grassy area or park containing 3 marble sculptures of historical figures. The backs of historical buildings form the backdrop for this park The food was...fresh and the menu contained interesting choices Very accommodating regarding our food restrictions due to allergiesMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, beautifully plated, served in a quiet park by friendly, knowledgeable server. Leann offered good advice about menu items and adapted to accommodate my food allergies. The Brussels sprout appetizer is fantastic, as are the homemade fries. The mushroom sandwich is tasty. I think...it might make an even better salad with grilled flatbread pieces.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Delicious! Salmon is amazing!! Super clean! Wonderful atmosphere! Definitely a Downtown Gem in Rutland. Wonderful waitstaff. A+++ Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

We were recently here for lunch with another couple. Everyone ordered something different and we were all pleased with what we got. I appreciated that the server was wearing a mask. We started with brussel sprouts for the table. They were the highlight of the...meal for me. I had mussels, good, but the preparation was a bit different from what I expected and 2 of them were not opened (just leave them off the plate next time). We will certainly go back. They have a lot of spicy dishes - a few more non-spicy would be appreciated.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

The mural outside is absolutely breath taking. Our wait staff, Maya brings southern hospitality to VT. The food was deliciously flavorful.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Great food! From the presentation to the delicious food everything was amazing. Maya our waitress made it even better. She was patient, kind and gave the customer service that you wish would come at every restaurant! Thank you Maya and Roots Restaurant Staff. The mural...outside of the building is captivating. If I lived here this would be my frequent go to restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

In our first trip to downtown Rutland and the Paramount Theater, we stopped at Roots before the concert for dinner and drinks. What a wonderful surprise! One of the best meals we have had ever! The staff was super friendly and helpful. Tre was our...server. The cocktails were extra good. I had the scallop salad, it was a wonderful blend of flavors, hubby had to poutine which was soooo flavorful. The only downside is that they close very early on a Saturday night! We so wanted to stop by after the concert for dessert and cocktails, but by 9:15 they were totally shut down. A very kind person came out to talk to us and even offered to see if he could make something to go!!! We did not want to put him out after this kindness so we did not take him up on it, but we are looking forward to returning to Rutland for more concerts and Roots will be our go to spot!! We will just make sure to have dessert before!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

Tucked away in a garden square, Roots is a gem of a restaurant. From the blue lit bar to the generous portions of farm fresh food, it doesn't fail to please. Chip was our bartender. He made excellent Manhattans, precisely to our specifications. We enjoyed...the homemade chips and blue cheese dip for our appetizer. For our meal we had the grilled caesar salad and turkey sandwich on flatbread. The salad was an entire head of romaine. The sandwich had fresh apple slices and cranberry compote on it. We had so much food we had to bring some home with us. We can't wait to return to Rutland so we can visit Roots again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022

First time visiting this past week - food was very good and reasonably priced. We had the cod, scallop salad, and tofu, all were enjoyed by my family.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

Best restaurant in Rutland. Excellent food although a little short staffed. The menu and the portions are just right. Would go back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022

The meal was excellent as was the service and atmosphere, The cost of our dinner was very fair. Everyone was friendly and interested in providing a fine dining experience on all levels. I am happy my nephew found the restaurant on Trip Advisor. I recommend...Roots very highly.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Response from milliegordon2 | Reviewed this property |
I just looked at the menu online. I don't really see brunch items, mostly lunch.
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Roots is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5