Great atmosphere and excellent food and drinks. Shrimp and grits were delish!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed clams and mussels on outside deck of Roost. You get some street noise and water fountain noise, but I found that to make Roost vibrant and a hot spot. Pork chop dinner was perfectly done. We would definitely go back!!!!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and that atmosphere was wonderful and cozy! The Cobblestone Chicken was right on, and the Shrimp and Grits was some of the best I've had! Our waitress was very polite and helpful.
Would definitely recommend to anybody! We fully enjoyed our first experience!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience!
This was a lot of fun and vey relaxing. We sat on the patio over looking Main St and it was very nice. The menu had changed a little from our first visit and I loved that we had different choices this time. The server said they plan to change the menu with the seasons. I love this idea! I would reccommend this to everyone! Great over all!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very nice breakfast that we all had. Food was fresh...hot and delightful. We all had our fill and were satisfied.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food are superb. Unique dishes (both food and dinnerware). Yet another reason we love Greenville!!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are many restaurants
There are many restaurants in downtown Greenville that my boyfriend and I love. We are foodies and love trying new places. Roost has a great atmosphere, with outstanding service and the food is to die for! The Shrimp and Grits are some of the best that I have had and the Duck Tacos are a great appetizer with lots of flavor. I would recommend this restaurant to the foodies out there that love to try new things and enjoy relaxing atmospheres with great service!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved eating outdoors. The
Loved eating outdoors. The food was wonderful, with an inventive menus. I had Bistro Steak that melted in your mouth and my husband had the fish which was equally delicious. We Will Return.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved everything about
We loved everything about Roost from the moment we walked in!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very friendly, adored the atmospher, and our waitress Danielle was surpurb:-)! Will come again! Thanks for making my husband, Corey, feel very special for his birthday! It made me feel the same and it was not my day! Again you are appreciated for all you done!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roost is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. I had came for drinks one night before, but this was my first time dining. It was everything I imagined! We started with a shared spinach salad which was an ample portion. I had the fish of the day (can't remember the name, though similar to grouper) and my boyfriend had the filet. Both were prepared beautifully. Service was friendly and perfectly paced. Dessert was just what I needed - luscious, creamy semifreddo. Topped it all off with a celebratory glass of bubbly and my night was complete! These guys do a take on Southern comfort food that is familiar and surprisingly unique all together. I will surely be back to try something new again. Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as always!
We couldnt wait to get back to Greenville so we could dine at The Roost again. Westin staff recomended the restauant and we are so happy they did. We look to sit at the dining bar to watch the Chefs in action. From the moment we entered the restaurant they made us feel like they were waiting for us. They responded to our comments on the reservation request about this being a return visit and the owner and manager came by to welcome us and thank us for returning. Wonderful man and our waitress brought our scrumptous cheesecake with a candle to top off my birthday celebration! Great food, service as always! You cant go wrong with the spinach or wedge salad to start off these wonderful entrees! Cant wait to come back! Keep up the great job!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the openness of the place. We ate indoors because it was hot; being early in the evening, we could still see the outdoor area where bar folks were enjoying themselves. The live music was entertaining without being too loud. There was plenty on the menu for smaller eaters and vegetarians. The food was very good - especially the shrimp and grits. Our main server was wonderful, but the staff member who brought the food had to ask who ordered which dish (one of my pet peeves) and failed to bring a requested spoon. We will certainly go the Roost again.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Birds and the Bees - an
The Birds and the Bees - an excellent, refreshing drink. The Smoked Duck Street Tacos were also awesome. This combined with the outdoor seating overlooking Main Street made for a wonderful evening.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant attracted us because of the opportunity to dine on the outdoor patio. Unfortunately, this area was closed for maintenance at the time of our visit, so we dined indoors. We found the staff to be courteous and efficient, the food selection interesting and the meal very good.
We plan to return to Roost to enjoy the outdoor patio.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was so helpful
Our server was so helpful for us first-timers and the menu was phenomenal. Best risotto and salmon I've ever had. Even though the bar and some of the restaurant was under construction, the venue was great for a classy but humble date night experience. The menu was easily navigated and the service was incredible. Hard to find all that in one restaurant but we did! Thanks Roost! We'll definitely be back and we're bringing friends!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, the ambiance , the service simply fantastic!!! I recommend to family and friends
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Come to "Roost"!
This was our first visit and we had a great experience! Both the indoor and ooudoor dining areas are lovely...but we chose the outside as the weather was perfect! The menu is eclectic and offers cuisine fit for a variety of palates. We shared a beet salad for starters, very good (more beets please)! Next we had the hummus, good but beware, lots of garlic and the naan is fried and salty. We chose the Vegetarian Malasian Curry which was very flavorful, with just the perfect amount of heat. The spice was not so hot as to lose the flavor of the dish, but enough to make it a tingle to the tongue.
Finally desert, a wonderful coconut, grahm cracker crusty outer and a moist pound cake inner topped with chocolate and caramel! YUM!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten at The Roost 10-12 times and it is consistently great atmosphere, food and service. Roost never disappoints.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went out for our fifth anniversary and loved Roost. The food was wonderful, our waitress was great, and the manager Adil (I hope I spelled it correctly) stopped by to see that we were enjoying ourselves. I recommend you give Roost a try, I know I will be keeping it on my short list for special occasions.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Breakfast spot
We made a not so normal morning and went out for breakfast. Open Table helped find this treasure amongst the wide variety of dinners, cafe's, and "brunch" specialty places. The three of us were very impressed - the service was outstanding and the food selection very good. We each had the breakfast "buffet" and this was a very well stocked event with truly creative chef managing the Omelet creation. I highly recommend everyone give Roost a try!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made our reservation in
We made our reservation in anticipation of sitting on the terrace listen to the Friday night music. The server states they do what they could, but didn't promise. We got there and were told no table available on terrace. Would have an hour wait. We were disapointed, but then from nowhere a table server stated I'll take care of the group on the terrace. Instructed a couple other servers to help pull 2 tables together to make room for our 6 guest. This was a relief to find a restaurant that goes out of their way to be helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to all friends, relatives, and associates. Oh..BTW...the service and the food, as always, was superb.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was great! We will be back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected - Food was excellent - Waiter was very good
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trout was excellent. My wife
Trout was excellent. My wife had mushroom ravioli which was also quite nice. Portions were generous. Beet salad also very good
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roost Has a Lot to Cluck About
Roost is a wonderful fine dining restaurant located in the heart of downtown Greenville, SC. The atmosphere is "alive" and you can go casual or dress up if you like and you'll not feel out of place either way. We have been several times with a group of 4 or more and have yet to have a bad experience or a bad meal. The menu offers something for everyone and the portions are decent. The staff is professional, efficient and friendly. I highly recommend Roost to those traveling to Greenville for business or pleasure.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyed a wonderful brunch
enjoyed a wonderful brunch with my 11 yr old daughter. Plenty of delicious and healthy food choices. The value was great as well as the service
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Come to Roost for Sunday brunch!
This was our first time and we brought our family in for brunch. Food was excellent, great selection. Our server was Trina and was super attentive and soo nice!
My son loved having his birthday brunch there. We will definitely be back!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best experience in 3 visits.
Best experience in 3 visits. Menu is not your standard fare and it takes a bit to decide what to order. Maybe a sampler plate would help. Between the names and descriptions just not sure what to order. Veggie and Asian especially. Special was appreciated and crab cakes were very good including portions.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Roosting Experience
This was my first visit to Roost, it was a good experience and I look forward to going back! It is a very good spot for good food, casual dining and good ambiance. They were also pleasantly accommodating as I made internet reservations for Friday evening 6:15 but I was running late. I called to change to 6:45 and they made the time switch easy and we were seated immediately. The atmosphere was great, I liked the open air dining and kitchen, location, and of course I loved the pink fountain out front (for breast cancer awareness). I ordered the flat bread with arugula, chorizo and shrimp, something I am always satisfied with and here it was very good! I also had a bite of salmon with risotto off my boyfriend's plate and it was also tasty!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant surprise!
My fiance wanted to try Roost because it features local foods--something that appeals to me, too. However, I was a little reluctant to eat at a hotel restaurant because I perceive them as generally overpriced and mediocre. Roost came through, though!
The food was very good (I had the shrimp and grits, she had the shepherd's pie and we split the chile queso app and the pumpkin cake desert). The service was fantastic--attentive but not intrusive. The ambiance was great as well. While there was a pretty busy bar associated with the restaurant, it was out of the way of the dining area and we had a nice corner booth, so we didn't feel at all crowded or overwhelmed by a loud crowd.
Great place to go for date night!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our brunch very
We enjoyed our brunch very much and would definitely return. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. We loved the omelets but would pass on the ribs. The atmosphere was very inviting for families and small children.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and the service was the best! Benjamin was outstanding!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food! Great Service!
Our group of 7 dined at Roost recently and had a wonderful time! The food was plentiful and fantastic! Desserts were also great! The service was top notch! We would all highly recommend Roost and we will most definitely be back!!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great experience
I had been to Roost for brunch before (which was divine), but not for any other meal. The waitress was so helpful with my dietary restrictions and made everything so easy. She checked on us and made sure the food was to our liking and the staff seemed very open to making substitutions to their menu. I absolutely love the concept and sophistication of this restaurant... One of my Greenville favorites.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The four of us were all at
The four of us were all at Roost for the first time. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated in a large round booth that was comfortable and private. The Band was playing when we walked in and we lived the background music all night! our waitperson was on top of everything and brought me a taste of the days veggies with my dinner even though I didn't order them, just expressed interest.
We all had different entrees and enjoyed our meals. Shared the duck tacos, delicious. I had the chicken stuffed with lemon and arugula, just perfect. Big beer and wine list. Too full for the house made desserts, but they looked huge and freshly made.
Greenville has many good restaurants,try Roost, it's friendly,freshness makes it a special place.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classy farm to table
Fast service and awesome ambience, choices for any price range. Good farm to table fare.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Group Lunch Experience
We ate at Roost with a group of ten. With the exception of one meal that came a bit late(which in our case actually worked well :-), the experience was wonderful. I had the Shrimp and Grits and would recommend them.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Timer @ Roost
This was my first time at Roost, overall, we enjoyed our dinner and experience at this restaurant. The great challenge to have in Greenville is that we have so many good restaurants it is hard to stand out in such a crowded field. I am sure we will return on a future date.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girl's Night Out
We were celebrating a friend's birthday and Roost made us PROUD! One of THE best things that ever happened to downtown Greenville, SC!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated my husbands birthday
Celebrated my husbands birthday with friends and had a wonderful time. This was my first time at Roost, but definitely not my last. Looking forward to the next experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great First Experience!
We visited the Roost for the first time and had a very enjoyable experience. We told the server we were heading to a play and she did a great job taking our order quickly and getting it out to us. My wife had the pork and lamb bolognese - she said it was very hearty and filling and she liked the thick meat sauce. I tried it and it had a great flavor. I had the meatloaf and it was excellent. The fresh-baked rolls were also very good. I'd like to go back with friends and eat at the outdoor seating.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family Friendly Review
We took our two grandsons, 8 and 10 they had been before but we had not. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful as we selected from the menu. The local and home to table concept is very progressive, healthy and delicious. We went early 5:45 reservation walked immediately to our table and there was a table near by with a family with children. I will definitely go back, neat that the menu is seasonal to our area.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roost offers elegance and ease. The food is expertly prepared and served with a minimum of fuss. I look forward to dining at this restaurant again when I return to Greenville.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family Meal after Show
We ate dinner after the TSO show. Salmon was excellent, they were out of mussels but subbed clams, nice wine choices and superior service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I ate here for lunch this week and had the ravioli on the vegetarian menu. It was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant. Great service, great food, great atmosphere!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservation was at 4pm. The food was very good but was alittle cold and picked over when we got there..
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good as always. Service is good. Thanksgiving buffet was delicious. Its Also great for lunch or dinner. Love their booths for quiet conversation. Great for any occasion.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Well-Spent Thanksgiving
Since this was a special occasion (Thanksgiving buffet) I can't comment specifically on the ordered menu. However, the ambiance is stellar (glass, open kitchen, large atrium) and the food was all finely cooked and apparently all farmed/slaughtered within a 400 mile radius. An excellent drink menu featuring twists on classic favorites (The Roost version of an Old Fashioned is sure to please rye lovers out there) capped a very enjoyable, modern Thanksgiving meal. In the span of my lifetime (22 years) I've seen downtown Greenville go from crime statistic to cultural and foodie wonderland, and the Roost follows in this trend. Highly recommended.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible Breakfast Buffet
Great food, incredible service. Can't wait to come back.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM