Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

4.6
1340 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Located in Roanoke's Historic Grandin District, Local Roots Restaurant celebrates the absolute best of the region, from locally-farmed vegetables and meat to the handcrafted dining room tables produced by area artisans. Our roots are deeply embedded in the lush farmlands of Southwest Virginia. They are nourished by modern-day farmers who employ age-old techniques, hard-working heroes who nurture not only the people, but the land as well. We've gotten to know these local farmers and are better for it. They help us keep time with the rhythms of the seasons. Sun-ripened tomatoes in the summer, hearty root vegetables in the winter - we serve what is fresh and natural at the peak of its flavor. Our roots are fed by a philosophy we call S.O.L.E.: Sustainable, Organic, Local, Ethical. It's a principle that guides us as we decide from whom to source our meats and vegetables. It also informs our beverage program.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1340 people are saying
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LindsayK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Local Roots, and first off they were very gracious and accommodating about changing our reservation time as we were running late.

The small, varying menu really reflects the care the chef gives to what is available and sustainable. Everything placed on the table was presented with intention and was delicious. Our server Cindy was so incredibly lovely. For anyone afraid of a farm-to-table restaurant erring on the side of pretension, I would say sit at Cindy’s table. No airs; no pretension. Just good food served with kindness and purpose.

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InvisibleFace
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience at Local Roots! T food was phenomenal, atmosphere was great, drinks were tasty. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in town and Cindy is the best server there!

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Nick
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, quality ingredients, flavorful and filling. Would highly recommend and plan to return.

Fairly limited menu items, but willing to modify for gluten-free, vegan, etc.

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CharlesW
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super fun night! Fabulous drinks and service. We can’t wait to return. And the other patrons there were so friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and so was the service.

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ArjunM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

There was no food! We tried ordering 5 different entrees, and they ran out of all of them. We ended up leaving after appetizers to go to a different restaurant

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vipMaracaibo
Richmond
93 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great....menu delicious- though a bit small....great drinks and choices of beer/wine/fun drinks.... Oysters were just okay but a nice atmosphere!

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TomButler
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our food was well-prepared and sumptuous. Our server was excellent and timely.The bartender made fabulous drinks. Over all a great experience.

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vipBethlehemPaUSA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We have dined at local roots many times and are always happy with our experience. This night our server was incredibly rude and rushed our entire meal. The restaurant was never more than 50% full… I expect to enjoy my time with company at a nice restaurant. Food was also not up to par. Cheese board was lacking, mussels were over cooked, and the burger was very small for $18. I don’t mind paying $18 for a burger but this burger did not justify that price point. I will try it again but it will be some time.

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Perk
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! The drinks are so fresh and delicious! The salad is great because the veggies are picked that day. He oysters on the half shell are perfect. Their entrees are amazing and the deserts are spectacular!

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TravisS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with incredible food and superb service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal!

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vipMollieL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service!

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vipJerryfromRoanoke
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another outstanding meal!
Predictably good as usual!

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JudeS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Expensive mediocre food. Server was friendly. Drinks were ok.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally every single thing I’ve had here has been incredible. A must.

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artgirl
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We waited 20min for our drinks and the bartender was grumpy and didn’t even apologize!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing dinner in the window seat to kickoff Holiday Weekend! Highly recommend!

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vipfoodiechik
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always - one of our favorite brunch spots! Delicious food and good service! We miss the biscuits - and the charcuterie board … nice to have something to nibble on when your especially hungry and fresh brunch takes a few minutes…..

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Ella
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food that was reasonably priced for the quality. Will definitely be back again!

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JimR
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third meal at this restaurant over an ~6year period, and it consistently impresses. The 3 plate size categories of ~1/2 dozen choices allow for a sampling of several dishes which is terrific. Inventive recipes and high quality ingredients lead to the Outstanding rating. Varied and very fine wine list, and the craft cocktails are very very good. PS - the house made limoncello smells like the Amalfi Coast - perfecto!

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ElizabethN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LR is a unique and flavorful dining experience. Staff are kind and professional. I would highly recommend Local Roots.

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TinaR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my friend's birthday and the meal was outstanding. We had appetizers, main dish and dessert and each was fresh, interesting and so delicious. The service was awesome and all servers and staff were very attentive and made sure that we had all that we need. Dining at Local Roots is always a wonderful treat and so enjoyable! I love the changing menu and seasonal cuisine.

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vipJuneG
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the menu was limited our food was delicious and our service was excellent! We will come back!

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StevenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us dined on a recent weekday evening. Dining room was a bit slower than usual, so noise level and general activity was very amenable to a nice, casual experience. Our server was excellent and the dinner offerings were tremendous.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit..again! The food was awesome and the service spot on. I also liked that they have a nice wine list with a range of wines both in taste and in cost. We sat outside and enjoyed watching folks walk to and fro while we had dinner. I had a salad and steak. The combo was yummy but too much for me to finish in one sitting. The steak and fingerling potatoes were yummy warmed up the next day.

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vipAustinW
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Use to come here regularly before the pandemic. It took awhile for them to recover once some restrictions were lifted but they seem to be all the way back. Always been one of the finest restaurants in the region

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful little spot! I’m so glad we stopped by. Our food was absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to stop by again!

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Jamesm
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Menu was to small
No red meat
Would have liked seen more options didnt even have a fish dish

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vipLRxoxo
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and attentive service. Wine was perfectly presented.

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vipmaineville
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service. The restaurant proudly serves locally sourced food. Glad we tried it while traveling through.

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diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were lovely. The wine list and menu options were varied and all highly appealing. I would recommend and revisit this restaurant.

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vipbeltlinebandit
Atlanta
80 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The muscles were great as usual, otherwise it has gone downhill. Pandemic related?

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PeteF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved dining at Local Roots. The food was wonderful; the atmosphere, very pleasant and friendly.

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TomC
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a local gem that we enjoyed very much. Cindy, our server, did a great job describing the menu options and added greatly to our enjoyment of the evening. Highly recommended.

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sharonm
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance! Loved it!

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FoodLover
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local Roots is our new favorite in Roanoke. The cocktails are very well done. You can tell a lot of thought and preparation go into each dish. The food is unique, fresh, and delicious. The service was wonderful. We will definitely be back soon and highly recommend this place to anyone who asks!

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smbtre
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Local Roots on a number of occasions in the past for dinner however this was our first experience with Sunday brunch. The brunch salad was fresh, lightly dressed and just what it should be. The eggs Benedict, both vegan and regular had great presentation and tastes great. They also handled a special order in the Benedict expertly. I highly recommend Local Roots brunch

FAQs

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 206-2610.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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