Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
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.
white chocolate, caramel, pecans
anson mills grits, roasted okra, radish, squash
Burger & Chips
Delicious fresh food, creatively assembled. Attentive service. Terrific neighborhood gem, worth seeking out.
Wonderful brunch as always
This place is awesome! It's a great local restaurant right in the Grandin Village.
Food was exceptional. Music was great.
We love this restaurant! Some menu items are better than others - it's all a matter of taste, but the staff always aims to please and really cares.
Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant! Our waitress was exceptional and took great care of us.
Local Roots was a perfect lunch stop in Roanoke...healthy food, pleasant staff, and outdoor seating!
We just got engaged and Local Roots took great care of us with a complimentary dessert. Phenomenal food with great portions and all local ingredients. Tremendous experience for us out of town and would go back again!
Very nice. Food was excellent.
I visited Local Roots in September 2020 and had an *exceptional* experience. The reviews are legit - this place really is THAT worth it. I wasn't thrilled upon reading the menu online but the execution was beyond measure. Our server, Amanda, made the experience all the better. I do not know that I've ever had wait staff express so much sincere passion for food! Not only did she have unique insight to the menu but she suggested a progression/order to our meal and specific timing that was of another level.
We will certainly return when in Roanoke!
Sunday brunch was very enjoyable. Menu options were just right, and the portion sizes were filling. Thank you for a lovely experience and a delicious meal!
We have dined here three times. And the other two times our meals were excellent. One dish was just bad. Poorly cooked, the entire plate beige in color, Greasy, not flavor and the entire dish was mushy in texture. I ate a few bites and that was it. The other dish was OK but not great. This was nothing like our previous experiences when we had excellent food. Luckily we have Had better experiences so we would write off LR, but we are Hesitant to come back.
Excellent food and half off wines by the glass for happy hour?? Sign us up! Friendly and attentive service and COVID safe
Amazing food and service...Amanda was informative and a joy to be around
Wow. What a memorable night. The pasta was incredible and the vegetables were so good my 9 year old wanted more. The desserts were the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. We look forward to returning.
Great place. Terrific food. Nice service. Will come back again for date night
Sunday brunch of veggie eggs benedict and veggie frittata. Both very good. Service was also excellent.
Going away celebration.
Great food, good service, great place to spend our 15th anniversary.
I went here for dinner to celebrate my birthday. I had looked ahead at the menu online and some some dishes that looked good which is why I chose this place. Unfortunately when we arrived, the menu was different. It was a much smaller menu which is understandable due to the coronavirus, but most things on the menu didn’t appeal to me or had spicy ingredients with it which I’m sensitive to. I ended up ordering the burger which was excellent. Food was very good, just wish the menu was a bit more extensive, or if they could have updated the menu on the website.
Amanda made our Sunday brunch so much extra special. Everyone at our table truly love and value her tremendously!!! Besides the fantastic brunch, Amanda we’ll definitely keep us returning to Local Roots !!!
Dan, Tyler , Monica
We always enjoy dining at Local Roots. It doesn’t matter whether for lunch, dinner or brunch the experience is exceptional. This week we had Sunday brunch and it was amazing as always. Our waitress Amanda was very attentive. Craft cocktails inspired and both the PBLT and the pancake (I know it sounds boring, WAS NOT) we’re so delicious. We finished the meal with the lemon panna cotta topped with house made caramel and benne seed candy.
The prices are higher than some other restaurants but the fresh local ingredients and thought put into preparation it is well worth it.
We’ll be going again soon!
Service was excellent, yet the food missed the mark on all fronts. Mussels were skanky and gazpacho was terribly acidic.
Paying more for a terrific farm to table dining experience is worth it in our opinion. Local Roots is one of our favorite "occasion" restaurants to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or special occasions. The service is friendly and attentive, and we enjoy the creative combinations of seasonal ingredients.
Beautiful space and people; amazing cocktails and delicious food. We love this place! It is a treat to eat here.
Absolutely fantastic - from the attentive service to the delicious food!
My husband and I dine at Local Roots often, and stopped in for a snack (cheese plate) and a cocktail. Everything was very clean, there was plenty of social distancing, and masks were worn by staff at all times. Food was good and drinks were delicious. The only issue we had was that I asked for a table by the window on my reservation and when we arrived, they had not prepped the table for us for some reason? It was set (after we were made to feel a little guilty) and we were seated within 5 minutes. No big deal, but why write special requests for seating when the note is ignored on the reservation...? Otherwise, good time.
Service and food were outstanding as usual. Thank you for another great time. 🥂
Thanks for all your visits and for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your return experience. Cheers and see you soon!
We visited this adorable restaurant during our visit to Roanoke and we fell in love with the food. Very cute place and delicious plates!
Thanks for falling in love with our food and for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again on your next Roanoke visit!
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your positive rating. We hope to see you again soon!
My wife and I ate at Local Roots for our 30th wedding anniversary. Our experience was outstanding on all fronts; food, ambience and food. Seeing as we are still in the middle of the COVID situation, we were somewhat uncertain how it would all work. Our fears were put at ease very quickly. Adequate distancing from other patrons, employees practicing safe handing procedures and taking the situation seriously. It was well worth the trip. Its important to support local restaurants because they are buying their ingredients from local farmers.
Thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary at Local Roots and for taking the time to leave your outstanding feedback. We're so glad we could provide an excellent experience while following our local health guidelines and making you feel comfortable. We hope to see you again soon for the next occasion. Cheers!
Inventive farm to table cuisine with decent inexpensive wine list.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your positive rating. We're so pleased you enjoyed the farm to table meal and wine. We hope to see you again soon!
We had the bison flank (several flank strips) and the scallops. We wouldn't have known it wasn't regular beef if we hadn't ordered it ourselves. It was very tender and delicious. The scallops were also great. The accompaniments for both dishes were also great and the tomato medallions were crazy flavorful. I'm curious what they do to make them so tasty. The dishes weren't too big so we had room for dessert(s). We're from DC so we're used to desserts being around $10 or more. At $4 a pop, we got three - the brownie, the bread pudding, and the chocolate peanut butter ice cream (with a nice salty touch that made it that much better). All were great. Usually we would favor the brownie but the other two were so good that the brownie may have been the third best.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for the rave review. We're so glad you enjoyed both dishes and were able to sample the three desserts that evening. We hope to see you again the next time you are in town!
LR is always fantastic. Everyone does a great job marking the experience fantastic. Food is out of this world.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for providing a 5 star review! We're so thrilled you've had fantastic experience every time and find the food "out of this world." Hope to see you again soon!
excellent food, thoughtfully prepared, visually appealing as well as tasting great. service was wonderful.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your glowing review. We hope to see you again soon!
Excellent time! Really enjoyed eating out again! Thanks so much for the great food and service!
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon!
There weren’t a lot of choices for Sunday brunch. I ordered the ramen and the chicken was too salty that it ruined the taste of the ramen. The chocolate brownie was good though and the service was great.
Thank you for dining with us for brunch and for providing your feedback. We're disheartened that we missed the mark on the ramen dish. We'll be sure to share your experience with the chef so that we can make any necessary corrections. In the future, please let your server know if you're not 100% satisfied and we will gladly remake the dish or offer another one. Thanks again - we can only learn through our mistakes. We hope to see you return.
This was the best meal I've had in years, and I live in Philadelphia, which is a great food town.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your five star rating. We're so happy to compare to Philly. We hope to see you again soon!
It was such a delight. Everything was perfect. Service, food, atmosphere. We were traveling back home to Nashville and stopped to spend the night in Roanoke. We made reservations and are so glad we did. The cocktails and wine were as described but better. The waiter’s wine red was exactly what we asked for. The food was amazing. It was the BEST charcuterie plate I have ever seen. An amazing variety including a duck liver mousse that I should have asked for more of in a jar to go? We also had the mussels. The broth had some Benton ham which MADE it. Such a wonderful evening. We hope we go through Roanoke again so we can eat there.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your five star rating. We're so glad we could provide a wonderful dining experience on your trip home to Nashville. We hope to see you again soon!
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 4.7 stars by 1106 OpenTable diners.
Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://localrootsrestaurant.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.
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.