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“If only it weren't hidden!”
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Roots Restaurant
Ranked #3,731 of 5,715 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cross street: Grant
Transit: 4 blocks from Montgomery BART Station. 7 Blocks from Powell Station. 4 Blocks from Union Square.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“If only it weren't hidden!”
Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Roots has the best food I've had in San Fran- my partner says his was the best burger he's had in America- and he is picky. I think the business would improve if you could see it was a restaurant from the street. At the moment it's just hidden within the hotel, but the food is delicious and the service great!

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Thank Shanmelb
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Don't Discount an In-Hotel Restaurant”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

This was a recommendation from a friend who lives in SF. Located inside the Orchard Hotel on Bush Street near Grant and China Town, this was a lovely, elegant and relaxing place for dinner. Service was attentive and the menu choices were creative Asian-Fusion selections. I ordered salmon and am extra-critical, coming from the Pacific NW. It was perfectly prepared. Appetizers and side dishes were also excellent. Prices were in the reasonable range for downtown SF. Acoustics and interior design were excellent--a perfect place to decompress after a busy day of museums, walking and shopping! Give this hidden gem a try.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Julie C
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Austin, TX
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Low Carb Breakfast is to DIE for!”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Awesome breakfast that fit my paleo diet.It was a reasonable 10 dollars. I will eat there even if I am not staying at the Orchard Garden.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Robin A
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Zentini!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

I had a great experience at Roots restaurant - the burger was very good and Lauren makes the best martini I've ever had - the Zentini - a very fresh and light ginger martini! Yum!!

Visited February 2012
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Thank Jnifr
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Norco, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OMG -Hole in the wall”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

This place fools you by being empty. The food is amazing. We shared Short Ribs and Pizza and it was probably some of the best food in the city. And the prices were great. The bad news is they are closed for lunch. What? I would go there once a week for lunch if they were open. The decore and lighting need a little help. I'm reluctant to share this secret place. When the word gets out, I won't be able to walk right in anymore. And did I mention the homemade pickles? You don't have to get the burger to try them, just ask for a sample and you will wish the bottled them.

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Charles B
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