Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant

Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.localrootsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5402062610
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday Brunch:
    11:00am - 2:30pm

    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American
  • Executive Chef: Nathaniel Sloan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Memorial Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and a public lot designated across the street behind the Natural Foods Co-Op.
A word from Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Located in Roanoke's Historic Grandin District, Local Roots Restaurant celebrates the absolute best of the region, from locally-farmed vegetables and meat to the handcrafted dining room tables produced by area artisans.

Our roots are deeply embedded in the lush farmlands of Southwest Virginia. They are nourished by modern-day farmers who employ age-old techniques, hard-working heroes who nurture not only the people, but the land as well. We've gotten to know these local farmers and are better for it. They help us keep time with the rhythms of the seasons. Sun-ripened tomatoes in the summer, hearty root vegetables in the winter - we serve what is fresh and natural at the peak of its flavor.

Our roots are fed by a philosophy we call S.O.L.E.: Sustainable, Organic, Local, Ethical. It's a principle that guides us as we decide from whom to source our meats and vegetables. It also informs our beverage program.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (11)good for groups (6)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)romantic (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Delicious farm-to-table dining
    depoezenboot
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Local Roots is a delightful find. Delicious, innovative food with an emphasis on local ingredients. Beautiful presentation, attentive service. Friendly, cozy atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent farm-to-table food
    museoffire
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We are big city foodies and were surprised to find this kind of excellence in a small city like Roanoke. The creative combinations of flavors and the fresh ingredients made this a fantastic dinner. The drinks looked amazing, but we didn't order any this time. Definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising and delicious.
    Rmkristy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was surprising simple ingredients prepared beautifully. Portions were exactly right and oh so tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is the 2nd time as a company we have chosen Local Roots to host an event. We have employees that often visit us from France and as food goes France is know for their wonderful culinary experience...so it is a great thing when we have someone visit from France and they are impressed! Overall our event was wonderful. I do wish there was an area in the restaurant that was offered for quieter dinning...it was not easy to have conversation...it is rather loud in the restaurant. Other than that it was fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great in every way...
    Rena
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were not disappointed with our long anticipated meal at Local Roots! Eager to return when we are passing through Roanoke again en route to see our children in DC. We arrived at 8:00 pm and though it was the end of the evening on this week night, we felt as welcome as if it had npben earlier. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday night dinner
    BriarLee
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Have eaten here several times and it has been very consistent in terms of excellent fresh flavors and creatively presented plating. The Fall salad that two of had was fantastic with heirloom tomatoes and beets. Entrees: Broth for the muscles was salty but flavor was good. My scallops had a perfect sear on one side and were served over sea island peas. If you like fresh locally sourced food with combinations of texture and flavor you can't go wrong at Local Roots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great little find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A great little find while traveling through the area. The food was fresh and creative "farm to table", truly delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent!
    JimMcC
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We keep going back. This time was for brunch but all meals a outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waitress was so friendly and a delight! Thank you for such wonderful service and amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous As Always
    Sensational
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great beverages, apps and entree! Impressive service and presentation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Local Roots!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fantastic food, drinks & service. Love the atmosphere and decor. Creative artisan chefs making nearly everything on the menu from scratch and excellent bartenders with creative concoctions. What a gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, love, love Local Roots
    OrganicEater
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A friend recommended Local Roots, saying it was her favorite restaurant. I use only organic ingredients and this restaurant satisfies my needs. I've visited several times now and have not been disappointed once. The food is fresh, the pairings are unique, the presentation is beautiful and the staff is warm and welcoming.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Farm to Table Restaurant
    Juanita
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was in town on business and had the pleasure of dining here for Sunday Supper. The menu is simple and healthy for Sunday Supper. Service was excellent and everyone was exceptionally friendly. Was glad to be able to make another reservation for another trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a Sunday brunch before attending a movie at the Grandin Theater. We will definitely return for another meal. Also had desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful surprise!
    NYCNainVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We found out about this restaurant cruising around the Internet and what a wonderful find it is! Unfortunately, we don't often travel to Roanoke, however, we will make an opportunity to return. The service was impeccable; the preparations were thoughtful, flavorful, and a treat!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Local Roots. The ambiance was cozy and artsy. A mix of ages and styles of people, it was interesting to people watch as we waited for our food and sipped on wine. The food was fresh and flavorful. The service was friendly and informed. The only downfall was perhaps the wait time for the food -- while I don't like to rush a meal, everything took a really long time to come out. In any case, we enjoyed the night and the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Roots Brunch
    debeluvsfood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Local Roots is an excellent restaurant. We were celebrating a birthday on this particular occasion. We were allowed time to chat, catch up and relax after an hours drive. I had their eggs benedict which was exceptional. My eggs were cooked to perfection. Our waiter was attentive but not a member of our party. Everyone at our table enjoyed their choices from trout to french toast and biscuits. I am a cook and a foodie and Local Roots met my needs and left an impression. I look forward to going there for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh, Local & Good Value
    Lampedusa7990VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This place was a great find! We are from Washington DC, so we were pleased to experience two apps, two entrees, a decent bottle of wine and a shared dessert for around $125 before gratuity. The food was fresh and flavorful and the service was impeccable. The entree portions were adequate and on par with fine dining. Our only nit was the wine list to which one might apply some creativity and depth. Overall, this was an outstanding meal and an excellent value for the money. We shall return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Sensational
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Cosmo martini's are the best in the valley as is the food. Fresh, organic and service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Wonderful Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! The owner came over to welcome us and to tell us about his restaurant. All the food is locally grown and they have local wines as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    fessmiq
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I love Local Roots. It's perfect if you want to splurge or simply catch a drink and lighter fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place for Great Food
    Sesrun
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The cheese plate was delicious as was our main courses. This place has a wonderful beer club too, and after joining you can get beer flights of their ever changing drafts (plus discounted growler fills). Wonderful place. I can't wait to come back for farther's day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely ambience, great food
    mariacheese
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I went here with a group of friends for a Sunday "family dinner," wherein the usual dinner menu is jettisoned and they serve locally-sourced, seasonal fare that is meant to be shared among a group. There were lamb, trout and vegetarian entree choices, all of which were delicious. The cocktails were delicious and the desserts were also tasty and well-done. It is certainly one of the better restaurants in the area and I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates locally sourced food that is simple and cooked well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great place!
    SandyB
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Fantastic food in a family atmosphere. The decor was wonderful and the host was truly friendly! The food was all local and delicious. If only I lived in Roanoke, I would go there every week!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb
    rockmeisterVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Hard to say enough good - everything was spot on from the service to the wine flights to the kale salad to the oysters to the fish entrees. Presentations and combinations of flavors make this the best restaurant in Roanoke/Salem without the snootiness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but room for improvement
    arahso
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was excellent, really enjoyed the drinks and ambiance as well. However, we had 5 people at our table and the salad had VERY small portions, maybe enough for 2 people. Kind of pricey but expected that before I came.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Lenfant
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Each dish was amazing. The salads were the best I've had, complex and savory. So was the lamb bolognese. Wish I could try everything. A happy find while visiting Virginia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely find in Roanoke area
    wedine
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Local Roots is a great find in Roanoke. The culinary team blend delicious fresh ingredients to make incredible 5 star meals. Try the mussels ....Wow and the trout share, delicious!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's Tasting Extravaganza!
    LolaVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We found this restaurant on Open Table while organizing a road trip to handle family business. We opted for the Chef's tasting and also added on the wine pairings. The bill ended up being expensive, but the food, service and atmosphere were worth it. The chef prepared a unique selection of dishes, introduced us to local produce and some ecclectic dishes (lamb liver with rye crackers and "saurkraut"). The regular menu was much more reasonable in price, but since we were only passing through, we went for the gusto! We will be back for another adventure here, and highly recommend the regular menu to people looking for a delicious weeknight meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally - more good food in Roanoke
    MWViennaVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We stumbled across an add for this place and decided to try it out. We were very glad we did. Good food is hard to find in Roanoke - but we loved this place. We had the charcuterie, risotto, and lamb - all were creative and delicious. In addition both the service and ambiance were excellent. There was one exception - the bread pudding was a disappointment. It was more topping than bread pudding and both too rich and too salty. Hopefully they will revisit this recipe. The neighborhood is also quite charming and a place we had never been before. We will certainly go back th next time we are in Roanoke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST restaurant in Roanoke
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I was passing through Roanoke for work and stopped here for dinner. It was such an amazing meal and a wonderful surprise. Everything we had was delicious, the staff were all very friendly. The chef was amazing, and the owner was the nicest woman ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    khabeeb
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Our food was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole dinner out at Local Roots. The portions were a good size and everything was cook just right. The salad was just ok, but we both loved our main course. The decor is pretty sparse and a little shabby, but I guess that's part of the charm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Pricey
    love2eat
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food and drinks are very good and fresh although the drinks are priced on the high side. We were with friends. We shared mussels which were fabulous. We order burgers from the bar menu which are cooked to order and were delicious. Our friends had the bread pudding which has a local roots personal touch and was very tasty. My wife and I shared the chocolate (not sure what it was called), but it just was not making it. The hard chocolate was to large and could not be cut easily. We were not happy with our dessert. It was extremely pricy ($90) for a burger, a cocktail (1 ea.), a shared app & (1) dessert. We enjoy the food and the environment is pleasant, but cost does figure into our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Trout Bene! Even if you don't love Trout, they use a very thin slice (smoked?). kind of like Lox. Adds just the amount of saltiness. Veggie frittata pretty good as well. Flavor less robust of course! Blood orange mimosa thingy, yes. Get a window seat, great people watching in Grandin Village. Bring out of town guests, I did. Success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Food, Fresh Ideas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food and service are always top-notch! A great night out with friends. You won't find anything more local or fresh in the whole city of Roanoke! It's nice to enjoy time out without having to worry about where your food comes from. Local and organic ingredients that come together in superb dishes that will leave you stratified but your taste buds wanting more. Highly recommend the 7 cheese platter, always a hit! We will assuredly be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and vibe!
    nap23
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Since moving back to Roanoke, I've been trying to find local restaurants that are unique to the area. I've been very pleased with Local Roots and their food is amazing. I really love their ethical values and local food sources - although I wish the menu was a bit bigger, as a vegetarian, I would have trouble finding something to eat for dinner but for brunch, I encountered no problems! The place was buzzing with friendly customers and staff - it is also very kid-friendly, we really enjoyed our Sunday brunch last week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My husband and I went for the first time this past Saturday. When we walked in there was a soft ambience about the restaurant, server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine list. The food was amazing. I would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Local Roots
    CNB1VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We always go to Local Roots for dinner and/or Sunday brunch when we are visiting in Roanoke. Always a creative and great meal with sensible portions. The bison steak, although delicious, was a little chewy this visit. We ordered custard for dessert upon strong recommendation from our server. It was incredible!! Best I've ever had!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Local Roots!
    LoveLocalRoots
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Local Roots is definitely one of my favorites. I went there for my birthday, and the food and the service was fantastic as it has always been. The variety of the plates is outstanding, and you can be sure that whatever you get that your dish will be a work of art and a display of a large variety of cooking techniques. It's absolutely a great experience every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighted in Roanoke
    Disappointedlocal
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Exceptional and unique local food. The Beet frozen yogurt was to die for! Will always stop there when in Roanoke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.