Roost
Roost

Roost

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.roostrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8642982424
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Mon - Fri - 6AM - 11AM
    Sat - 6:30AM - 11AM
    Sun - 6:30AM - 11AM
    Sunday Brunch: 11AM - 3PM
    Lunch: 11:30am - 3PM
    Bar Menu: 3PM - 11PM
    Dinner Menu: 5PM - 10PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Trevor Higgins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Main and East North Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking in front of hotel
A word from Roost
When you settle in, you come home to roost. A roost is a place that feels comfortable. It’s a place where we all have a little something in common. It’s a place that takes a community and builds it into a home. That’s the spirit of ROOST Restaurant located in the new, exciting and vibrant community of NOMA Square on Main Street in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Situated next to the Hyatt Regency Greenville, ROOST is a casual restaurant featuring the best fresh local bounty that the Piedmont has to offer. Our focus is on giving the community a place to eat local, organic, and seasonal food of the highest quality, cooked with care, and at an honest price. Roost will offer guests a one-of-a-kind dining experience including outdoor seating in NOMA Square, an open kitchen with ringside seating along the Kitchen Counter, an open-air bar area, and a Harvest Table where guests can work with the chef directly to build their own meals.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Roost reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (45)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (25)great for brunch (24)hot spot (22)good for groups (21)romantic (21)vibrant bar scene (19)scenic view (19)great for lunch (18)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (9)Show More
  • eh...
    foodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The waited suggested we get this all natural soda it wasn't good. The food was just okay.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch Destination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We picked a gorgeous day to sit on the patio. Server was perfectly hospitable. Food was timely and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Edot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Server was wonderful! Always remembers my name. He's never wrong about a recommendation!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Less than desired portions
    CaptainScallops
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you pay $26 for the scallops dinner, then I expect more than three scallops. Thanks for the appetizer, Roost. Had to eat elsewhere after.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice ambience mediocre food
    greenslim
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Roost has a nice modern and interesting décor. The service was very good and attentive. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. The duck confit tacos were dry and needed more sauce. The flatbread was burned and had to be sent back. The shrimp and grits was Ok but quite heavy. Overall the food was not as good as expected. It was too heavy and not refined. Too bad, we do not plan to return unless we hear something has changed in the kitchen.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor spot
    turkish
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service was excellent. We sat outside and had a great view of main st. There is a nice fountain between the dining and the courtyard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generous portions
    SwdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Roost was a nice, casual restaurant with a great outdoor space overlooking Main Street. The concept of "soil to city" featuring local, organic, seasonal foods is a plus for me. The portion sizes were generous, to say the least, and ended up in my wasting food that I couldn't eat. My husband and I could have easily shared either of the dishes that we ordered and will the next time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poorly managed restaurant
    Foodies
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Three of us dined here on a Sun night during Labor Day weekend. Do not sit at the high tops in bar area if you want full service. You will not get it! Watched numerous servers going in and out door to serve people on patio. To her credit, the bartender told us she would be working bar and taking care of us. We should have moved to another table when she told us that. She had to go back to bar to get list of specials. She seemed frazzled. Manager finally came to bar to help her fill drink orders. Food wasn't really great for the price. Asked server for bread -never brought. Asked guy who brought out food if he could bring bread and he did. This seems like a poorly managed restaurant. Would not go here again.
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  • Fair
    SingerchefVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The place is beautiful and the waitress and hostess were wonderful. The food was just average. We will try one more time in case the meals we had were just average and other items are good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting Take on Southern Fare
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I tried the "Rack of Pork Loin" which was a large frenched pork chop "bone in" smoked to perfection...it was served with collard greens which are normally not on my list of favorites, but they were done well with almost a pickled taste...the dessert was huge (Blondies plus ice cream...more than enough for two) and the service was friendly and attentive....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gratuity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Only thing I have to say against this restaurant is they hit you with a surprise 18% gratuity for parties of 6. I agree with paying an extra gratuity when you have a large group, 8 or more is what most restaurants base iit on, but 3 couples. Unpleasant surprise at the end of a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing night out
    Lookingforyum
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was wonderful, service great, and friendly atmosphere. We dined with friends on the patio with a nice view of main. It was an enjoyable evening. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service has room for improvement
    Soccermom
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The location and the food were worthy of a good review but service was lacking. Plenty of employees around but yet our table never get cleared after each course. Our appetizer dishes were pushed to the center to put down our entrees. We even stacked them to make more room but no one picked them up until dessert came. Then our entree plates remained throughout our dessert until our checks came. Our bill for the two of us was over $120 with drinks. I expect to be taken care of better. The other couple we were with had a very fatty brisket, over half of it was not edible, but our dishes were excellent. Location and restaraunt were beautiful but bad service can leave a bad taste in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very tasty!
    Skscriv
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Try the club! Went for lunch with a few coworkers and I got the club and the Korean wings. The wings are my favorite and the club is the best that I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Business
    Live4foodVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was a Business dinner. Food was good, appetizers were notable. Server disappeared a couple times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great atmosphere, food and service. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    hunter
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our server, Catherine?, was outstanding. Apparently when my wife made on-line reservations, it ask was it a special occasion. It was our 33rd wedding anniversary and the staff was aware of that. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Roost is always a pleasure to dine with friends. Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    jmfitzz
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I was not expecting much, so I very pleasantly surprised at a great Sunday brunch at roost. Large Buffett but we opted to order from the al a carte menu. Pancakes were big fluffy and had an amazing flavor. Omelets were also great. We sat inside and I thought the atmosphere was nice, better than the pictures on the website.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service, location
    RicksReviewsVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great indoor / outdoor downtown venue with high quality food and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating my birthday!
    Partyofsix
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    When I wanted a favorite spot to invite a few friends to celebrate my birthday, I thought of The Roost. I particularly enjoy their outdoor dining, and while it is normally first come first serve they did me the favor of setting us up outdoors on a perfect evening. The food and service was outstanding, and my joy in celebrating was completed with a "slice" of cake that could have fed 10! Thanks for a terrific night and looking forward to the next excuse to come back...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrifying brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had brunch this past Sunday. I had the shrimp and grits which came out soupy. The egg Benedicts came out hard boiled. Worst of all, the chicken "popsicle" from the kids menu came out totally RAW inside! My daughter had already eaten 2, the 3rd and 4th one was totally uncooked. It took 3 persons to get the manager! Of course apologies were made and our bill was reduced. But all that didnt feel sincere. I was not impress by the wait staff, management and definately not the kitchen. First impressions usually make or break a deal. In this case I seriously doubt we would ever return. And if any ask for recommendations, I'd say to eat at your own risk!
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  • Nothing special
    Brian
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    No complaints but nothing stood out as outstanding. The service was very good. The food was nothing special, not bad but not great either.
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  • Great food, cocktails, & service!
    sadiejk
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We went for a late Father's Day celebration and had a fabulous time. The interior is modern and creative, yet still elicits a homey feel, despite its chic, semi-minimalist lines. We all tried different specialty cocktails, which were fabulous, as well as a bottle of wine and a bottle of specialty beer that were perfect recs from our server. Our wait team were present without being overbearing and very in-tune with our needs, as well as knowledgeable about the menu. The food was phenomenal- our favorites of the night being the duck taco appetizer and the tofu pad thai. Our only regret was not making it to dessert! We will definitely be back to try it for sure though!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't what I thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The view was very nice, but it had a B rating on the door, we had a particular problem with knats flying round us (and we were in a booth in the very back of the restaurant), and there was water leaking on my girlfriend's neck. The manager did give us our appetizer for free, so I guess the service was OK.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best thing on Main
    FoodQueen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've eaten at Roost a few times now and the food has always been great! I recently went for brunch with my dad and family for Father's Day and it was AMAZING!!! It's quickly becoming my favorite spot!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch but spendy
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and expected to pay a higher price tag knowing it was a holiday. Just didnt expect to pay $14 for my 4 year old! One thing the Roost brunch lacks is the salad bar everything else is good just would love more options in vegetables, lettuce options ...etc
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    d8nite
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was fantastic and there was a great selection!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for special occasion
    foodroadie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was delicious and the staff very attentive. The outside dining was nice, but a poor choice if you want to talk and a band is playing at the Hyatt plaza. Roost is pricey for the Greenville market so it won't be a place we will visit often. Nice for the special occasion or out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our disappointment was with the food. The menu selection sounds fantastic, but when the food arrived, both my husband & I found it to be very bland. I ordered the Country Captain Chicken. The description included bacon, tomatoes, curry, & roasted almonds. While very moist, I found my plate wanting. When I read "madras curry", I expected my a host of spices and my lips to tingle from, what should have been, a spicy curry. Let me clarify that most of what I eat and consider spicy, many consider "mild", so when I say bland, this had NO flavor, NO spice, I could not even taste a hint of the bacon much less chile powder. All in all will probably not be returning. Too much money, not enough flavor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a winner.
    TVguy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    When you're looking to impress a date, Roost at the downtown Hyatt delivers. The atmosphere is modern with subdued lighting. The food is simply fantastic. During both of my visits, I was able to score an excellent bottle of Schug cab wine, vintage 2010-2011. I'm a regular guy who struggles with "fancy" restaurants. This place is perfect without being pretentious. Dudes, bring your ladies here. Dinner, bottle of wine, dessert and tip will cost you close to $150.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great waitress - friendly, professional, gave just the right amount of attention! Knew the menu and gave great recommendations! Our dinner choices were fantastic - hot, fresh, savory!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    kimwylie0523
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This was our first time going to Roost. We became interested after seeing their online menu. The service was great (attentive, but not overly so) and the food was superb (the ribeye was particularly divine!). Even on a warm night, the patio was lovely with the overhead fans going strong. I highly recommend this spot and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Chappy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a great dinner, staff and management treated us great and the food was delicious. The manager offered us a complimentary glass of champagne because of the occasion. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night
    Candy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Everything was quite enjoyable. The one disappointment was in the wine price/serving size. If you are going to charge $14 for a glass of wine it should be a standard full glass. Looked like a three ounce serving, far too small.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great times
    Greg
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great time at roost. Our server Julio was apt and friendly. Apps and cocktails excellent. Main dishes were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 336 reviews are from the Roost reviews archive.
  • Not impressed for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was ok but for the price I expected it to be fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EpidineVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Need better bread instead of squishy buns. Flatbread was dry and tasteless. Crab cakes very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • soil to city supporter
    foodieontheloose
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Their 'soil to city' way of serving their guests covers every single ingredient: the goats from which the goat cheese comes, the beer, the ducks - everything! Thank you for supporting our community this way! The food is fresh, prepare by quality, talented chefs, and thoughtful. The portions are huge! Be prepared for leftovers!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not on my list of greenville's best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The Roost atmosphere is nice but the food wasn't very good especially considering the price. I won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate