The Root Restaurant & Bar
Great menuI always look forward to a meal at The Root. The food is fresh and fabulous - tasty and interesting. A real palate-pleaser that has a warm, comfortable atmosphere that makes it fun to catch up with friends and family.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a negative thing to say.My husband picked this restaurant for his birthday. We were there on a Tuesday and each ordered the dinner tasting menu. He got the wine pairing as well. The food was exceptional, as was the service. Despite the distance, we will be back.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food!We have been waiting for quite some time to get to Root. Glad we did! The food was absolutely amazing! This was one of the best meals we have had in a LONG time!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bar is Set Too HighI really enjoyed my experience at Root. The food is great. The service is outstanding. The only "complaint" that I have is that it wasn't as good as the tasting I went to there last year. The tasting was one of the best food experiences I've ever had. There was simply no way the regular menu could hold a candle to the special menu. That being said, it was still a great meal, it just wasn't mind-blowing.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!Excellent restaurant. Spot on combination of flavors in each dish. We did the sample menue with the meal pairings. It's a great way to experience the skill of the kitchen.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLunchMy husband and I had lunch on Thurs. the 2nd. The food was wonderful !! Had a chicken dish and the salad of the day. Our waiter was nice but did not come back to see how our meal was and forgot the bread until the meal was almost over.. ( by the way the bread is delicious! We would definitely come back and have recommended it to our friends and family.. It truly is a wonderful addition to Restaurants in the White Lake Area...5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful!Everything was wonderful! All of the food was beyond my expectations.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI cannot stop thinking aboutI cannot stop thinking about this place, it's amazing. We've found a new favorite restaurant, too bad it's 40 mins from our home. This restaurant is a must try.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDecor and food exceptional.Decor and food exceptional. Presentation of food beautiful.....tasted great too. Will return and recommend to others.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a delicious mealWe enjoyed a delicious meal and had fabulous service.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice menu mix. My wifeVery nice menu mix. My wife is a vegan and The Root always has a good vegan selection (and non-vegan for carnivores like me).4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for date nightThe Root is a great place for date night - whether a first time or like my wife and I, a night away from the kids. Good food, nice atmosphere, and the staff are quite helpful. Make a reservation though, as I found out early on that walk-in of a Thur-Sat night is usually bar seating only. Easy enough to 'Open Table' The Root, as they call to confirm your reservation. Great overall experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNot much I can say that hasn'tNot much I can say that hasn't been said yet, this place is awesome.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always love going to TheWe always love going to The Root, the staff is always knowledgeable and the food is always excellent. The only big drawback is that it is in a cruddy strip mall location with a view of the parking lot. The mix between fancier fare and a laid back atmosphere with casual dress is fantastic for those who enjoy good food but don't always want to be dressed to the nines.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing. ItThe food was amazing. It was layered with complimenting flavors and sauces were fantastic. Only thing keeping it from a 5 was the bar. We arrived a half hour early to have a cocktail and all tables in the bar were reserved. We were told that the High tops were available first come first serve, but as soon as they were empty, a reserved sign was put on the table.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time comingThis was my second time coming to the root. Still a knock out. Suggest a chefs tasting because it gives the dinner a more rounded exsperience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMStart to finish amazingWe had a great time! The appetizers are small but that was good as we wanted to try a few and still have room for dinner. Entree portion was huge and took most of it home to enjoy the next day! Also, the Woodie Harrelson (vegan blondie) was a nice way to finish the meal.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal food resources, creative menuMy first time lunching here after a somewhat disappointing dinner experience a year ago. Our server was great! The menu seems almost identical to the dinner menu, but it is creative and varied. To begin, cocktails were excellent. The bread basket is devine! The beet salad should be mandatory to order: it's perfect. Very ample portion and just enough dressing. The crab cake sandwich is a winner! Jumbo lump crab and not filled with bread crumbs. The bun was light and tasty. French fries are evil they are so good. I'm not a fan of the Mac and Cheese at all, but my guest loved it. The vegan dessert was better than expected and actually worthy of a repeat order. Just might give dinner a second chance after this great lunch experience.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experience.We had a great experience. Extremely wondercul atmosphere. Very someone classy and cozy. Great food and good service.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a lot of vegan diningNot a lot of vegan dining choices in the area. The Root offers a full menu and special events for vegan diners!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fresh and flavorful,Always fresh and flavorful, The Root is one of our favorite restaurants and the fries and Bologna sandwich are both outstanding!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Gluten Free & Vegan OptionsAppreciate their extensive gluten free menu and that they are also always willing to accommodate my dairy free requests.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA delightful dining experience!A delightful dining experience! Our waitress provided us with a relaxed atmosphere yet her timing was impeccable. The wine was devine, and the food was perfect.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious sauce on the troutDelicious sauce on the trout and pork. Friendly staff. Portions enjoyable size but not large. Love the local selection.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mushroom soup was fantastic!The mushroom soup was fantastic! Very filling but not too rich and the seasoning was perfect...peppery and complimentary. I could have and should have made a meal of the soup and bread. I will definitely order it again if it is available. As usual, everything was very good. When I think about dining out The Root is what comes to mind. Money well spent on good food....and that's hard to say about anyplace else in the Waterford - Clarkston area.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome yet again! Food wasAwesome yet again! Food was spectacular - our table enjoyed the Pork Belly appetizer, Bologna sandwich and Salmon pate' appetizers, the followed with the honey barbecued trout, pork shoulder confit and char-grilled burger, all matched with a nice selection of wines. We've been here many times - always consistently very good .4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhite Lake Township can beWhite Lake Township can be proud to have a location such as Root Restaurant.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSaw a review in Midwest LivingSaw a review in Midwest Living magazine so we tried it! Everything about it was top notch! Our service was great, and the food was amazing. We like that they use locally grown/raised ingredients. Will definitely return!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOf course the food is excellent!Of course the food is excellent! The wait staff is very good as well. A casual elegant restaurant. I do not eat meat and was very pleased that their are many options for me. I would love to order an appetizer as my entree so I can try the desserts. I have been to The Root twice and will defiantly return. I am not a wine expert so really don't know the quality of the wine list but we enjoy the Travese City wines and they do offer that wine. The cocktails were good and no mixes, very fresh.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the enthusiasm andI love the enthusiasm and friendliness of the waitstaff at Root. It is my favorite place to lunch with friends. The synergy of good food, courteous staff and serene decor insures a great experience every time.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic. Our meals wereFantastic. Our meals were great. We cannot wait to return and try the rest of the menu.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasionsGreat for special occasions but a bit pricey for everyday. Loved the variety and originality of the menu. Will definitely go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First experience atGreat First experience at The Root, the food was great, service was great, ambiance was unique, this is definitely a restaurant worth trying. I do appreciate the use of local products in the restaurant, I will definitely be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the "made in Michigan"Love the "made in Michigan" theme. Very good food. Very good service. If you like beets at all, try the beet salad. Best anywhere.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Very nice spot! Our table was ready when we arrived. Service with very attentive and great with explanations and special requests. Food was very good. I'll be back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!We loved it here. We loved the idea of local food and I love the vegetarian options.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy fine dinning while relaxedThere were four in our group and everything orders was outstanding. I especially enjoyed the onion soup and my main course, a rib eye steak.
Portions were generous, and there was enough left over to take home and have a second full dinner.
I recommend the Root whenever I get the chance.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistantly delicious!This was my third trip to The Root and it has never failed to impress. This trip I was meeting a good friend for a leisurely lunch. We both opted for the omelets - which I have to say was one of the best omelets I've had anywhere. I'm always impressed by the use of local products and the creative pairings that the chef devises. We didn't feel rushed and had a great time.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMRoot has a wonderful veganRoot has a wonderful vegan tasting menu with wine pairings that we thoroughly enjoyed! Our server was very helpful and polite and attentive without hovering and the food selection was unique and tasty. The portions were so large we had takeout even though it was a tasting menu!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best Meals EVER!I very rarely write reviews but this experience was so incredible that I had to share it! We had 6 diners at our table and we all ordered something different including the prix fixe menus and loved every bite! We passed around the mouth watering appetizers, soups, salad, entrees and desserts and just raved about all of it! The waiter that served us also did a great job with all of our requests and questions. Wonderful atmosphere, incredible cuisine and professional service! An A+. Thank you!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI eat at Root whenever possibleI eat at Root whenever possible when I am in town and it has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants. Fresh ingredients, imaginative but not over the top menu, flexibility in accepting alterations/special requests, good service, and a fun,,relaxed ambiance make this an excellent choice. If I had one suggestion, it would be a wine list with a little more breadth, focused on finding excellent wines with a little better value to offer greater range. Keep it up!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Jem !Our second time there...absolutely fabulous ! Highly recommend !1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM