UpRoot Restaurant
UpRoot Restaurant

UpRoot Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://uprootrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9088348194
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch/Dinner:
    Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3pm - 6pm
    Bar: open late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Mark Farro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Uproot experience is all about natural elements on the plate and in the surroundings, rustic in counterpoint to sleek and vivid color against calm neutrality. There is a thoughtful and well-conceived flow to both food and décor.
  • Private Party Contact: Danny Mcgill 9088348194x111

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mountain Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from UpRoot Restaurant
Uproot Restaurant a step above your typical modern day American Restaurant & Bar. A local space where casual family dining & a relaxing night out with your friends seamlessly meet.




Located in Warren, NJ, Uproot will present Modern American cuisine, with a focus on bold flavors inspired by nature and prepared with expert craftsmanship. The experience will feature frequent changes based on the proper sourcing of exceptional ingredients. The signature of Uproot is its constant evolution, and its ability to provide
a spectacular dining experience to each of its guests. The space, which offers several dynamic atmospheres and styles of dining, has been thoughtfully designed using basic, natural elements in unconventional ways, conveying the twisted sophistication of the concept.
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UpRoot Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (14)special occasion (11)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (7)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (6)romantic (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Hot Spot in the neighborhood
    BridgewaterFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The best part of going with a group is being able to share and taste all the awesome "for the table" items. The changing menu is a definite plus. However, the donut which is a staple in the menu - is sublime and a must try. It's worth going even just for the apps, drinks and of course the donuts. New little and big menu are a great idea to allow the diner to order based on their hunger level. This would be a place you would have to drive to NYC or Hoboken, but so glad to just a few minutes drive from home in its cozy location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left unsatisfied
    Deli
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Maybe we should have ordered more dishes but after the appetizer and main courses we didn't even want to try anything else. It was just disappointing. The decor was nice and the vibe upbeat but the service was below average.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    JennferV
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant is always consistently good with the food, service and mood! Love coming here! The gnocchi is home made and melts like butter in your mouth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The Caesar Salad with the grilled chicken was excellent; however, the lettuce portion should have been larger.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Surprisingly Good Food
    GDubVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    UpRoot changed menu recently and the fare offered was interesting in span and styles of food. However don't let this more casual looking menu fool you. The food quality and choices, and accompanying sauces and dressings are excellent as well as food preparation. Seasonal salads with a pumpkin blueberry dressing was fantastic! Fish tacos - amazing and breaded port cutlet outstanding. Everything we ordered and tried was great. Shrimp dumplings match the best we've had all with great prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So so food
    Goodeatsisall
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Totally different menu from the last time I was there - maybe 6 mo ago. Seems like they want to be tapas like. Basically a lot of money for apps and sandwiches that are not very special. For 2 people Went with the steak sandwhich which was just ok and the 3 pulled pork tacos which were dripping grease so did not finish. Added 2 small salads, split a piece of pie, 2 coffees, one glass wine and one Cosmo all for $100. Oh and sent the cappuccino back and replaced with coffee bc they were literally cold. So for sandwiches that were not even good... I'll go elsewhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No FiOS on the TV
    JerryTheKVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went to Uproot to have a great meal and watch the Rutgers Football game on one of their many TVs around the bar area. Unfortunately Uproot sees fit to subscribe to Optimum cable instead of Verizon FiOS and therefore they do not get BTN, so we left without eating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    UpRott has changed since the last time we were here which was about a month ago. This wasn't a bad change in fact I liked how you added new items to the menu. We had a great time on Saturday and we can't wait to come back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for drinks, apps and dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    You can't go wrong with the steamed pork buns, and almost any app on the menu. However, our entrees were just ok. Some people ordered the hanger steak, which came out not properly cooked to their desired temperature, and my sides were not proportioned right. Dessert helped end the meal on a super high note. Yummy ice cream and pie options! Also the wait staff seemed very eager to clear our appetizer plates way before we were even done. But overall and enjoyable experience and a good meal, but I would suggest going for drinks, appetizers and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good.
    PFB1668VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great for bar atmosphere and appetizers. Also very kid friendly with many options on menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soon to be your Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    UpRoot has proven time and time again that it is an excellent restaurant. The thoughtfulness that goes into every dish and the consciousness in selecting where they source their produce and meats, easily sets them apart from most area restaurants. Trust me, experience UpRoot and it will soon be your favorite as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great meal
    jerseygirl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great dinner on Fri night - 4 of us had 8:30 reservation - seated promptly - ordered the pork buns and tacos as appetizers - both were outstanding. The pork buns - we get them every time we dine here - they never disappoint. The tacos were delicious, first time we ordered them, the shells were properly crunchy and the meat was spiced beautifully, a bit of a bite, but not overwhelming. Special burger of the night with chorizo was excellent and a bit different. Hanger steak was cooked to perfection although the sides could have been a little bit more special, the steak was delicious and a good portion. Nice wine list by the glass and nice selection of beers. We hadn't been here for dinner in a while, we will be going back more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative
    njdevil1VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A very creative and eclectic menu. Everything we ordered eas excellent with great flavor and wonderful presentation. Service was attentive and caring. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MouseVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service were top notch. We had the truffle fries -- perfect, not overpowering with truffle -- and the guacamole which was the best I've had. The hangar steak and burgers were very good and the presentation, even on these simple dishes, was superb. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Dolly
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have not been there for a couple of years... We had heard there were new owners , so we decided to try it out. It was a pleasant surprise. It was very nice new menu and much more reasonable price ! Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Warren!
    Lovestoeat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I can't say enough good things about the food at Uproot! We had a fabulous meal and I'd definitely recommend it to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!
    FatAmy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I recently dined here for the first time to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. My only regret is that we had not been here sooner! The service was fast and friendly and the food was really outstanding. We loved everything we tried! The vegetable lasagna appetizer was delicious as were the fish tacos and burger. Don't miss out on the doughnuts on the dessert menu, yum! We will definitely be coming back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UpRoot Restaurant
    MouseVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food, good service in a good atmosphere! Been for lunch and dinner and both were very good. Smart chef -- menu is focused so that he can bring a wonderful Asian infusion to some dishes (like the steak sandwich -- gave that 4 stars!) and beautiful presentation with every dish. The corn chowder special was one of the best we've ever had. My goat cheese and caramlized onion pizza had a light, thin crust that was as good as Italy. And if you like ice cream -- they make their own! Had the thin mint and it was wonderful especially with the chocolate crunch swirled into it. Check out the cinnamon sugar donuts with salty caramel too. Would highly recommend UpRoot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 449 reviews are from the UpRoot Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Servers worth their weight in gold!
    Sarah
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our first time at Uproot. The menu includes delicious items for every palette. The dessert menu, though limited, includes many home made ice creams and sorbets. You must absolutely get the ice cream sundae for 2 which is served in a what can only be called a fish bowl. The restaurant atmosphere and food is what one comes to expect from upscale dining. The service, however, really made the evening so much more enjoyable. Most of the servers were in their early 20's but experienced beyond their years. They had tasted many of the dishes and provided unique and frank explanations of why they loved each one. They catered to our table of four as though we were royalty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Thought the food was good, not exceptional and the noise was bad
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Casual Dining
    OpenTableDiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our second time at the restaurant. Overall the food is good and is a great place to go for a casual dinner. The burger was excellent and the salmon was well prepared. The service was excellent. We will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burgerman12
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Service was excellent and quick, waiter named Dan was great. Fish taco's app was great and so was my cheese burger! Price is competitive for that area, not too expensive, not cheap but definitely worth it...I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Urbb007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A chic NyC feel with an eclectic menu. The service was great. My wife and I can not wait to return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I am writing this because I made a mistake when doing another review. I accidentally gave this place a bad review but that bad review was meant for a different place. I love UpRoot. My girlfriend and I love this place from the decor to the food. We always have a good time and the staff is amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place for a sleepy town
    starvedinthesuburbs
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Warren Township and their surrounding areas have been deprived of interesting, fun places to eat for as long as I can remember. I night out has consistently meant heading to NYC, Hoboken, or New Brunswick for better options. Uproot finally brings some life to Warren! It had a fun, vibrant scene on a Saturday night and the food options and affordable prices made it great for groups. Our group enjoyed a bunch of the shareable plates, a few burgers, and a sundae or two and all were pleased with the results. I definitely recommend Uproot to locals craving someplace fun w/o a long drive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • markVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Kitchen constantly tweaks and updates the menu here, so no two visits are alike. The eclectic mix of menu items and specials always seems to work well -- especially the "small plates" to share. Waitstaff does a consistently excellent job helping guests navigate the evolving menu.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changes
    MadoneVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had not been to Uproot for a few years and expected a more formal, occasion type restaurant. It is still beautiful, but no tablecloths, and a menu limited in entrees. That said, once we had our meal we were very pleased with the preparation and taste of every dish. Now that we see that Uproot is more relaxed we will come back for a different experience, and will try more appetizers and sandwiches. But if with a group, the doughnuts are to die for and eat on the spot. Leftovers do not work on this dessert!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food and service
    JoeD33VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Had the coffee rubbed hanger steak and it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable night out
    JB29
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I had enjoyed my first visit to Uproot in Warren. Our server, Dan, made our experience very enjoyable. The food was very good, and we had trouble deciding what to order as everything sounded excellent. We ended up ordering the Mac and Cheese bites, lobster bisque mac and cheese, the blue burger, and roasted chicken as our appetizers and entrees. Everything was very tasty and flavorful and the food presentation was that of a 5 star restaurant. Overall our experience was a pleasant one and will definitely return back for future visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD, EXCELLENT DECOR
    AFPagano
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Executive Chef Mark Farro has mastered basic dishes with amazing ingredients and flare. He is young and smart not to mention very very talented. Uproots menu ranges from Tacos with braised pork to Hamburgers with all the fixings. YOU have to try his waffle fries w/sea salt. Whatever your occasion, try uproot. You will put this on your let's go back again and again list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Uproot never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Uproot never disappoints. The food is always delicious. Their menu changes every few months and its great to be able to try new things. My favorite is their Cinnamon & Sugar donuts - they are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant! Nice variety
    NJfoodie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great restaurant! Nice variety of food on the dinner menu - from lighter fare to more traditional entrees. Wine was out of this world! Owner/manager came by to say "hello" towards end of the evening. Very nice personal touch. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We made a reservation since it was a Saturday night and once they seated us we waited for 20 minutes for someone to come by and ask us if we want a drink of something since we didn't even get water. We walked out. Not one waiter would wait on us. Never going back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good every time...
    GoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The menu has recently been modified. For apps, we ordered the wings and tostadas; the prices seem high, but they're worth it (at least to try once). The wait staff was attentive. The noise level is comparable to that of a place that's busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress down Tasty
    EdibleAlchemistVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Tasty, unique combinations such as a shredded lamb pasta and a cold asparagus soup confirm Uproot's evolution to the tastiest, casual spot in Washington Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale in small Jersey town
    Axsalt
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Though located in a strip mall, overall a decent option for dinner. Somewhat NYC feel though food wasn't as hot as it should have been and service was very slow. Very good drink options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If only...
    Swankybubbles
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Salmon & Quinoa entree was excellent. If only, my daughter-in-law did not develop a bad reaction to her "green tea", of all things!!! Attention to refilling coffee & inquiring whether it was hot enough or whether a fresh cup was preferred was not addressed by wait staff. Only received more coffee after bringing request to manager passing by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a couple
    Jbart
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I've been here twice with my husband, once in June, we sat outside on the patio and once inside. I requested a quiet table and we actually got one. The wine list is also really nice as is the food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really bad salad
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Opted for the Greek salad with grilled shrimp. Salad was the worst I've had in a restaurant...EVER. Should have sent it back. Other meals ordered at the table were fine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good burgers
    Babycakesshops
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We are a family of four and are regulars for juicy burgers and wings and wedge salad, friendly wait staff, but a little pricey
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.