Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

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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.

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fsofed
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh food, creatively assembled. Attentive service. Terrific neighborhood gem, worth seeking out.

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AnnaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch as always

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HillaryW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! It's a great local restaurant right in the Grandin Village.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Music was great.

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Lili
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant! Our waitress was exceptional and took great care of us.

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vipKellbell
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local Roots was a perfect lunch stop in Roanoke...healthy food, pleasant staff, and outdoor seating!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TravelGirlRaleigh
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Food was excellent.

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Kay2
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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SusanJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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StephanyaW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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.

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vipLaraE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and half off wines by the glass for happy hour?? Sign us up! Friendly and attentive service and COVID safe

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service...Amanda was informative and a joy to be around

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VirginiaG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Hw10
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Terrific food. Nice service. Will come back again for date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch of veggie eggs benedict and veggie frittata. Both very good. Service was also excellent.

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BruceC
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going away celebration.

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RyanK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, great place to spend our 15th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipTaborD
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MariahE
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Foodie123
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Service was excellent, yet the food missed the mark on all fronts. Mussels were skanky and gazpacho was terribly acidic.

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ZacharyK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food.

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BethR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and people; amazing cocktails and delicious food. We love this place! It is a treat to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic - from the attentive service to the delicious food!

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Leo13
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipfrequentdiner
Richmond
70 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding as usual. Thank you for another great time. 🥂

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 31, 2020

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!

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Tara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited this adorable restaurant during our visit to Roanoke and we fell in love with the food. Very cute place and delicious plates!

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 31, 2020

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!

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vipMisterClarkKent
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 31, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your positive rating. We hope to see you again soon!

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smbtre
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 28, 2020

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!

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vipkennyava
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inventive farm to table cuisine with decent inexpensive wine list.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 31, 2020

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!

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vipjoel
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2020

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!

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vipHowardM
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LR is always fantastic. Everyone does a great job marking the experience fantastic. Food is out of this world.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2020

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!

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frog
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food, thoughtfully prepared, visually appealing as well as tasting great. service was wonderful.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your glowing review. We hope to see you again soon!

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ShirleyC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time! Really enjoyed eating out again! Thanks so much for the great food and service!

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us and for your 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Louweelim
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on July 2, 2020

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.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I've had in years, and I live in Philadelphia, which is a great food town.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on June 30, 2020

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
Responded on June 30, 2020

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!

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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.

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