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“Solid Experience”

Miccosukee Root Cellar
Ranked #229 of 846 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: At The Miccosukee Root Cellar we are passionate about supporting local farms and providing fresh organic food to our community. We advocate for sustainability and bio-diversity and foster a gathering space to support local producers, farmers, artists and musicians. As we guide you through your experience at the restaurant we offer home-grown integrity in our staff, our food, our wine and beer selection, and our music. We hope to serve you soon!
Reviewed July 18, 2013

3 of us went to Root Cellar and loved it , so we decided to go again recently. The first time we loved everything. The second time, with less alcohol, we felt it was average. The picnic basket cheese board was subpar and we were a but disappointed with the spread of cheeses. Our entrees included snapper, shrimp and grits, and flatbread. The mushroom soup was bland. They relied entirely on the ingredients with no seasoning. The snapper was well cooked but paired poorly. None of us were thrilled and figured we should've had a few drinks like the previous visit

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3  Thank gatorj
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Root Cellar has come a long way since first opening. If you were disappointed by your first visit, like I was, please give it another shot!

The dining area is small, but comfortable and the old timey ambiance is really cute. The menu has maybe 5 or 6 entrees, with a good selection of appetizers and cheese plates. The beer and wine list is quite amazing, and every server I've had there has done a really good job of helping me find something that I like.

All of the food is locally sourced and organic, not to mention amazing and affordable. The most expensive entree on the menu is a $20 ribeye and the wines run $7-$15 per glass.

And one of my favorite things about the Root Cellar is the enthusiasm of the employees. They're happy to chat with you extensively about their practices as a business and it seems as if they all love being there. Several have even mentioned volunteering on the farms in town that they receive their goods from. When you sit down, they welcome you with sincerity and it seems as if the whole crew pops their heads up to say good bye and thank you very much to everyone exiting the restaurant.

Support the Root Cellar because a restaurant with tasty food, interesting ingredients, a local and sustainable conscience and happy employees is extremely rare!!

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1  Thank Kaylee B
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Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Dinner at this restaurant is a special treat for sure. I enjoyed a serving of oyster mushroom fresh fennel soup to begin and a delicious vegetarian dish with brown rice and properly seasoned fresh from the farm vegetables. Their farm.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

A group of seven went to MRC because someone had been there and wanted to go again. The first time she was there, she had the meat loaf ($15) which she didn't like and wanted to give them another chance. She likes the idea of organic and locally grown.
It is a small storefront with many little round tables for two and a few booths that can seat 4 to 7 (with a chair on the end).
The menu is interesting. It cost $2 for 4 half slices of bread and dabs of two spreads. The Cheese Board was $18 for five small pieces of cheese (which were good) served with small amounts of different spreads. It is accompanied by small pieces of toast which is inadequate. We asked for more toast, which they gladly brought, and charged enough for a loaf!
The entrees - Flatbread. Small and dry. ($12)The first ingredient listed was eggplant. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my magnifying glass. I certainly couldn't taste the few teeny, tiny pieces of diced eggplant. Tomato Salad. ($9)Not very many tomatoes. It should have been Salad with a few tomato pieces. Snapper. ($18) Two people had this and enjoyed it. Shrimp and Sausage.($17) Looked good but was just okay. Brisket Hash. ($17) Awful. You had to search for the brisket. It was mostly tiny pieces of sweet potato. Of the seven people, three enjoyed it. I think they did because they like the idea of the place. The best part, for most, was the variety of bottled beers.
I do not recommend this restaurant! The only people who should go are those that want to impress others with their "organic" awareness.

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1  Thank RBeam
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant specializes in locally produced ingredients: produce, meats, cheeses - straight from the farm to your table stopping only at the kitchen in between. This approach results in simple combinations with bold and delicate flavors that thrilled the palates of our party of four. Even the cheese plate, while limited to the only three local selections currently available was, nonetheless, truly amazing.
The unique main dishes were so tasty that it made us consider growing our own produce and raising our own livestock in the hopes that our meals at home could offer such flavor. While this remains unlikely, we will be more inclined to buy local when possible and definitely eat at the Root Cellar again next time we are in Tallahassee.

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