Roots Bistro
Roots Bistro
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Roots Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 7135241000
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Roots Bistro
This new trendy, casual and affordably priced Houston hotspot boasts a communal vibe and a strong focus on health and going green.
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Roots Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I had the Kale and Avocado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    I had the Kale and Avocado salad and it was really good! Our waitress said that it's a secret recipe. I'm going to try and make it myself at home and see if I can emulate the taste!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An unexpected treat
    foodswings
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    We really enjoyed our experience at Roots. Our waiter told us they are "farm to table" which you hear a lot of these days. But the vegetables at Roots really did shine. The kale and avocado salad was almost life changing and we loved the smoked mushrooms. We only ordered one entrée between the three of us, but had 8 or nine of the small plates. It was a great meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute place
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We have been here twice, and we are taking some friends there this weekend. Why? Local grown, organic food, hip decor, not too crowded or noisy. We really like the veggie flatbread. Last time there, we split that and a salad, and that was plenty. Try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Appetizers bland, risotto was okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Expected more from this place. Ordered mushroom appetizer and a salad, both were bland or not great tasting. The shrimp risotto was very good. May go back just for entree/risotto, but not sure. Really expected more, based on past reviews, etc. In terms of service, our waiter was attentive, made good suggestion on the wine. Was kind of empty for a Friday night.
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  • Radishes...
    Jefha
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I took my wife there for our anniversary, she was skeptical at first glance, but as soon as we had the radishes, she was all in. The menu definitely isn't a book but its not the quanity, it's the quality they produce. Check it out and you will not be dissapointed... They had $1 lone star beers that night, which was a double bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and Solid Quality
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The meal was very good, not excellent. It would have been excellent, but my Pork Chop was extremely fatty. All of the side dishes were excellent and the wine list includes several unique and reasonable options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    You can't go wrong here. The people and food are wonderful.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing, fresh
    Brian
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Absolutely amazing, fresh food. Mostly vegetarian. One of my favorite spots in Houston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Great dinner at Roots. I have nothing but positive comments on this place; food was excellent, wines suggested were great, nice decor and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must!
    DallasDinesVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Wow! What a surprise. Outstanding, innovative cuisine. The flat breads are not to be missed! Our new favorite spot in Houston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice to sit outside on a lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Nice to sit outside on a lovely night. The salads are large (good to share) and very healthy. I always feel good eating dark greens. Pizza is good and the market fish was delicious. Enjoy this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Excellent dining experience. Chef's use of local ingredients with proper seasoning makes for a unique tasting. Presentation also gets high marks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a new waiter, who messed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We had a new waiter, who messed up one order to the point where she never did receive what she ordered. The rest of our group had the chicken which was okay- nothing outstanding. The vegetables that came with the chicken were soggy and salty. The grilled cheese and tomato soup was very good as was the mushroom risotto. The antelope short ribs were a little tough.
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  • Pleasant Evening at Roots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised by our first visit to Roots Bistro. While the menu is relatively small, it had items that pleased even our picky teenager. The tomato and mozzarella was fabulous (like a warm caprese salad). The pork chop with polenta and vegetables was also tasty, although the meat was a bit tough. The mac-n-cheese was a lovely grown up version of a classic dish. The main disappointment regarding the food was a "roots" vegetable appetizer that was recommended by our server. While it had some nice flavors, it was too spicy for us to finish. (Normally, we like spicy food, but too much heat for this dish.) Service was pleasant and efficient. The wine list is both interesting and affordable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pork chop overdone. Not great
    arlineeVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Pork chop overdone. Not great like last tome we were there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Went for a friends birthday. The food was excellent and they were very accommodating for our birthday girl. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
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  • Good, but inconsistent
    BeckyEatsVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    The restaurant looks great. The food is good, but not consistent. Two people at our table ordered the same dish (pork hash). One dish had mostly potatoes and just a little pork. The other dish had mostly pork and 3 small bites of potatoes. The food all tasted good, but there was a little too much going on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roots Bistro a Real Find
    HoustonComposer
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We were pressed for a time before going to see a concert. The staff was spot on without feeling ever hurried. The food was wonderful, and my wife and I are definitely going back. She had a well-prepared and delicious filet. I had a seafood risotto with a great array of flavors. We topped it off with a fun pinotage wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A solid B.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Roots has great potential. The antelope short ribs and mozarella flatbread were great; but the execution of the mushroom risotto and the shrimp and saffron risotto were a little flawed. They had too many greens on them that interferred with the overal enjoyment of the dish and the risotto itself was slightly undercooked. All in all it was good, not great. I give Roots Bistro a solid B.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE that they had both a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    LOVE that they had both a raw dish for me and a beef filet for my husband. One of the only places that one of us doesn't have to compromise. The raw dish was amazing! Didn't taste the beef but was told it was "ridiculously amazing".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, local sourced,
    goodfood
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Wonderful, local sourced, organic and delicious. We are from out of state and Roots was recommended by a local. What a find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • organic. food was terrific.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    organic. food was terrific. service hip and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, fresh food, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Very good, fresh food, but pretty pricey for the small portions they serve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit to
    GCHouston
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    This was our first visit to Roots Bistro, but will not be our last. Really enjoyed to menu choices and everything was prepared perfectly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant ambience, very nice
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Pleasant ambience, very nice wait staff. Unusual preparations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very fresh, delicious food!
    ILMvisitorVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Roots is one of our regular restaurants we visit since their opening. They always have the freshest food and their menu changes often. Their flatbread pizzas' are delicious and fresh, and I would recommend trying something on the menu that you may never have heard of before like Beet Ravoili. Those dishes are the ones that will pleasantly surprise you the most! Definitely try the Bread Pudding! Oh and their wine list is not huge, and you probably haven't heard of most of the wines, but trust them! They are reasonably priced and good! Also a great place for vegetarians and vegans!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant with
    AlwaysVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Beautiful restaurant with creative and amazing food. Everything about the evening was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was EXTREMELY slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Service was EXTREMELY slow. Was there for over an hour before food was delivered, and there were only 2 or 3 other tables in the restaurant. Food was served cold.
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  • Great restaurant. Many things
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Great restaurant. Many things were unavailable but I was happy about it. It meant they really use fresh ingredients. It was also my fault for coming in so late on a Saturday night. I liked that they cut up ole menus for use as drink coasters. Lovely place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We recently visited Roots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We recently visited Roots Bistro for the first time. The food was ok...nothing spectacular. Along with ordering the mushroom risotto we decided to try the elk risotto which was listed as a special dish that night. The elk risotto was not as special as we thought it might be. We were very disappointed to find that both risottos were prepared exactly the same except the additions of a few pieces of elk meat and some kind of extra sauce that was stirred into the elk risotto. We were also not impressed by the chef's signature smear of red paste on several of the dishes. The leftover elk risotto we took home was dyed pink when it came time to reheat it.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the table we sat at was right
    lauriVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    the table we sat at was right near the kitchen and in the path of all of the servers moving from the kitchen area to the dining room; no need for a table to be there.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Food was great as always.
    HonestbutTactful
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Food was great as always. Service wasn't as enthusiastic and attentive as I have seen it before, but it was still good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came here with a google offer...I
    dingsterVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Came here with a google offer...I wouldn't recommend coming without a deal. Very overpriced. Flatbreads are good. Ordered a salad and specified "no dressing", but came dressed anyway. Food (flatbread, omelette, salad) took nearly 30min to arrive to table, and then the salad had to be sent back. Came quickly the second time. Service was too slow.
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  • Very interesting menu and
    50sub4
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Very interesting menu and good wine list. Great service - it was quite an energetic atmostphere on a Saturday night. Very happy with the dining experience and the complementary valet parking was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A True Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Absolutely a delightful evening starting wth the fun & energetic hostess, the vivacious manager, the very attentive waitress, and lastly, the very knowledgeable sommelier. Will definitely be going back and most likely become regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Flatbread pizza, kale salad and pulled pork Mac and cheese were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New king of the green scene!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Our new favorite restaurant ! Filled with unique farm-to-table hearty and healthy goodness!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Food was amazing as expected - fresh, healthy and tasty. The service was spot on. The patio was quiet despite being close to Westheimer. We even grabbed some juice to go after our meal and it's worth a trip on its own.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    ehochbergtx2
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Roots is much better than I thought it be (first visit). We were a party of 4, sat outside on a cool Friday evening and it was lovely. The kale avacado salad is "to die for"! The Mac & cheese had to be one of the best I've ever had. Not heavy or too cheesy. My date had the shrimp risotto. Excellent! Service was great. I'm a wine snob, so my expectations are higher than most. But I'd say the wine list is very good and very affordable. That's also true for the food, very inexpensive for great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A few vegetarian options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Vegetarian options exist in this lovely restaurant. The raw beet ravioli, smoked mushrooms (the platter comes with a hot piece charcoal under the mushrooms to keep smoking! So cool!), the pear & organic raw mixed greens flatbread are all delicious. Wait staff are knowledgable and friendly. We loved the host lady, she was so welcoming and hospitable. The outside seating is not much, but the inside is pretty. Good food for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate