Four of us ate from the happy hour menu. Prices good, selection limited but several nice items available. Decent wine list.
I had the spinach salad, mussels and fries. The salad and fries were excellent. Three of us had the mussels. I eat mussels a lot and these were the worst I have ever had! We all agreed they were tasteless, shriveled up and tough, lukewarm, and the broth was almost all oil. Ugh!
Generally speaking the service was pleasant and competent, except that the server never came by after bringing our food to ask how everything was, and when she picked up our plates she didn't ask then. We had to volunteer how bad the mussels were. She told us they had had complaints about them before. This is probably why she didn't ask? Anyway she should have warned us when we ordered them, and they should not have been on the menu.
I would have given Roots a 4 or 5, but the mussels really colored our experience.