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51 Wales St, Rutland, VT 05701-4028 (Center St.)
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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149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this petite restaurant by accident. We will return next summer. We spend some time in this area each summer and this is the first time we visited Roots. Both of us enjoyed our meals and service very much. We will be back.

Thank Bondville
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Organic food, great service and easy to park. Small place, good vibe and a great destination for foodies. Sausage risotto, fondue were amazing!

Thank Julie J
New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been meeting friends in Rutland, VT for lunch for a few years. It is a halfway point between where we all live. We usually go to the same place, which we enjoy. One friend suggested we try Roots. We were quite pleased. The other woman and I had the pulled pork sandwich, which was so good. I can't... More 

Thank scenerylover
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131 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been eating regularly at Roots for four years and rate It as number one of all the restaurants we have dined at worldwide. Roots has all the ingredients of a fabulous dining experience - a creative committed chef owner, fabulously attentive and friendly wait staff, excellent bar staff who make creative cocktails and of course tasty and well... More 

Thank Cheersfornow
Montreal, Quebec
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere great waitress the cod outstanding and the pork was fabulous. Good wine and beer choices.

Thank Kimdeb
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us just had lunch there today. Every dish we ordered (noodle curry bowl, shrimp salad, emu pork sausage ( they even added caramelized onion at our request) was excellent. Lovely ambience and excellent service. They even divided the bill up into three separate checks so we didn't have to do the arithmetic. The waitress knew her wine and... More 

Thank Ken P
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Rutland late one evening and were looking for some great food. Despite being close to closing time, we were heartily welcomed to sit. The food was fabulous, as was the staff and they were super good about not being pushy despite the fact that we were there after closing time. Will definitely come again when we visit... More 

Thank Cindy H
Dortmund, Germany
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is different from most other restaurants, it offers a better selection of food which is not so often served elsewhere in the US. I would highly recommend the place - especially to foreigners who get bored after a short while with typical American fast food which is mostly served in the US-Restaurants (compared to what you get in... More 

Thank Wolfgang T
Wallingford, Vermont
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the service are simply wonderful. The servers are attentive without being overbearing. The wine selection is fabulous. I don't think I have ever had a bad meal there. The food is delicious and inspiring. One of my favorite places to go. Reservations are a must.

Thank Mj H
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Pa.USA .Tired ,but not especially hungry. Found Roots nearby- parked at the door- went into a bustling atmosphere- Almost immediately, a server approached pleasantly - We asked for seating for two.Did we have reservations? Our answer-no. Apologetically we were told, not before 8:30. Remember, they are busy-Iasked if they had take out and again the same patience... More 

Thank mary lou g

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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 05701-4028
    (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: 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?