Perfect for a couple
The noise level is low, the lights are dim and the food is great! Perfect for a first date or your 50th anniversary.
2/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good meal
I have been to Roots many times and it is always a consistently good to great meal. It may not look like much from the outside, but it is a sure thing. The servers are a little slow at times and sometimes can be a little confused at the dishes and the ingredients, but the food always makes up for the service.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always enjoy eating at
We always enjoy eating at Roots. The food never disappoints, and the service is excellent. We were there during happy hour, and the noise level was louder than usual, but not so loud as to be off-putting. I'd recommend sitting at the chef's bar, where you can watch the food being prepared and chat with Brad Root and Scott, his head chef.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and great service!
Great food and great service! This was our first time at Roots and we'll definitely be going back!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We started with 2 small plates to share among the 3 of us: mussels & scallops. The scallops were great according to my daughter & me though my wife didn't care for them. . The mussels themselves were well liked by all of us though the "broth" was odd - very oily. Our daughter had the dungeness crab & avocado from the small plates as her main dish; delicious & loaded with crab. My wife had the lasagna: vegitarian with portabello mushrooms. Very good! I chose the Alaska Halibut. Wow! This was the best piece of fish I've ever had anywhere. Tender, flaky & flavorful. It was served with sticky rice & asparagus. We finished the meal with coffee & shared key lime pie that was very refreshing,. Great meal! Try it; you'll like it.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food, fabulous service,
Fabulous food, fabulous service, wonderful ambiance!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Mona-Lisa in the Canvas of Camas
This place is just wonderful. Food is certainly worth the price and the ambiance is just great. You wouldn't figure this grade of restaurant would be in the location that it is in. Even from the outside, you can't really tell how nice the interior is until you step through that tall wooden door and are shown to your booth. This is my 2nd time here, the previous time I came by was a little over a year ago and the food quality is still consistently high. I think I will have to shorten the time before my next visit.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food in Vancouver, WA
The food and service at Roots is as good as NW fusion style restaurants in Portland, OR, but without the drive!
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I only chose these 2 because
I only chose these 2 because of the prices. I thought some of the dishes were very price (filet).
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get together with Old Friends
My husband and I really like Roots; we had the occasion to meet with some friends that we hadn't dine with in years....Roots was the perfect spot. Service was impeccable; we found ourselves talking too much and were never ready to order...the waiters were very patient. The food was good and our friends enjoyed it too.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just moved down the street and thought we would check out Roots. What a great place. Our meals were delicious, our waiter was great and the ambiance (especially on the outdoor patio) was wonderful. This is now one of my favorite places!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Vote for Best in Vancouver
This was my first visit and thought they did a great job. Scallop appetizer and halibut main were cooked right and both had nice presentations. Rhubarb dessert was excellent! Service was attentive, the restaurant design was attractive. Only complaint was that only 5% of red wine list was from California which limits you to only Oregon; offer a fair balance and let the customer decide.
I would return again.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The evening was perfect! Great wine selection and the food, from appetizers to desert, was "outstanding". The presentation was beautiful but the intricate tastes and unique pairings and choices of ingredients were delicious!
Service was top notch, Rich is a pro, On a scale of 1 to 10 our evening at Roots was a definite 10!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had steak dinners.
My wife and I had steak dinners. had great flavor but way too much salt and both over cooked. Decor of restaurant was not impressive for the prices. Bread was tasteless and all air
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Corn soup ever
We hadn't been to Roots for a while and it was as good as we recalled. I had the fresh corn soup and a salad and my husband had the pork chop dinner. Both meals were excellent- Thoms pork chop was tender and very flavorable. It was at least 2 inches thick and cooked to his request. The fresh corn soup was one of the best soups I have ever had! I am going back for more this week for lunch and will bring home more for dinner.
It is noisy especially at dinner but the open plan of the building usually lends to a noisy place when full.
We are thinking we will change our 'special occasion' restaurant to Roots from now on.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was exceptional. Wine
Food was exceptional. Wine list great, waiter knew exactly what I was wanting in a wine. It was not on the menu but found it in their inventory for me.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find...
Found this restaurant through an on-line search. Now sets the standard for THE MOST delicious corn soup ever. Every item we had for lunch was fabulous. Service could be improved though for the cost to dine here.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great gluten free place to eat!
This is my new favorite restaurant! The food was amazing and so was the service! I will be back!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was good although actually getting food took a while (we were on lunch hour). Service and attention while we waited for our food was good, we were not ignored. Once we got it it was WORTH THE WAIT.
We were so impressed with the food we couldn't resist dessert. Again....oh my gosh!
Definately will go back...even if getting the food takes a while again.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roots is a perfect example of what fine dining in Vancouver should strive for. I brought long-time friends,visiting from Scottsdale, to Roots, which was also my first visit. We were given a quiet table - not hard to do on this very quiet Sunday evening. Each course was nicely presented. We were not rushed. Loved the corn soup, the scallops, and the risotto! We shared the yummy peach cobbler - fresh peaches, everyone! I will return.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise
We were greeted promptly once we were in and seated immediately. Our server was kind enough to let us sit in the restaurant area even though we were going to order from the Happy Hour menu. My partner got a Mochatini and absolutely loved it. I ordered the Pinapple Chili Margarita and never again will I order that, it was way too spice and it took me almost the whole time we were there to finish it. The taste wasn't bad it was just too damn spicy. I ordered the sirloin steak burger with bleu cheese and bacon, yum yum yum, and some french fries which were fried to perfection. My partner had the tomato based mussels with fragula (sp). Overall, we had a good experience, our server was gracious and kind.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the halibut...it was
I had the halibut...it was delicious! Excellent recommendation by the waiter!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening at Roots
Business dinner - ended up eating in the bar area - very comfortable setting. Love the long table in front of the bar - perfect for the the four of us.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing! The restaurant is very nice. The service was good but slow.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent reviews ring true
Went here purely based on the really good reviews, and the food was really good. Actually, it was really really good. Carmalized scallops were wonderful. Wedge salad was as well. Really nice staff - the whole place has a warm, welcoming environment.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great selection of savory dishes with a touch of pumpkin! A unique taste of autumn flavors presented bearutifully. The pumpkin fritter dessert was to die for....still thinking about it two days later!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Good Always Great Service
We had another great experience at Roots. Rich was our waiter and he is the best! He is knowledgeable about the menu, knows the wine list - always has a recommendation of a new wine we haven't tried - and is super attentive. The meal was wonderful. We started with the scallops and the onion tart (always fabulous). I had the kale and pumpkin salad which I love and followed with the wild salmon with a butternut squash hash. The chocolate pave was the shared finish. I am a regular at Roots - I love it. It is my neighborhood go to spot. And Rich and the crew are outstanding!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is Outstanding and you're still in Vancouver.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM