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Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant, Roanoke, VA
Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant, Roanoke, VA
Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant, Roanoke, VA
Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant, Roanoke, VA
Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant, Roanoke, VA

Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

4.1
4.1
1625 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Organic, Contemporary Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:45 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (540) 206-2610
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Marc Burnley
  • Private party contact
    brian@localrootsrestaurant.com: (540) 206-2610
  • Neighborhood
    Roanoke
  • Cross street
    Memorial Ave
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on the street and a public lot designated across the street behind the Natural Foods Co-Op.
  • Public transit
    Valley Metro Bus Line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Roanoke

    Great for brunch

  • Greater Roanoke

    Healthy

  • Greater Roanoke

    Neighborhood gem

1,625 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and ambience. Quality farm to table ingredients.

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  2. tann

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    my brunch choice was eggs benedict - which was the BEST in Roanoke!!! Definitely will go again!

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  3. Rushfan

    Richmond

    97 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived 6:15. Place not busy . Wife order sweet tea. Not available. Asked for a sweetener. None available. Got simple syrup. The waiter was not at all friendly. Food arrived cooked cabbage was as cold as straight from a refrigerator. Mashed potatoes Luke warm. Carrots virtually raw and cold. All true for wife and I. Soon enough the waiter appeared. Made him aware, then as he walked away, back to us he says I brought your meal. A while later wife tried to order desert. She asked for the one on the menu and was curtly answered.,NO. We asked to see the manager. He was the waiter and the owner. He loudly proclaimed he had purchased both meals and added we complained to get free meals. He also made it clear he didn’t care if we ever returned. Never in any restaurant, Burger King, Mac & Bobs to Alexander’s, Hotel Roanoke, Table 50, Bernard’s, the Chop House, 419, Cafe Asia and many others have we ever been so treated or accused. We were very well dressed, spoke perfect English, born and raised in the USA, are in our 70’s, were at all times polite until the manager get testy and accusatory.

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  4. TinaJ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely Valentine‘s birthday dinner for my husband here. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding. The innovative bartender had some lovely cocktail creations. This is a comfortable, quiet, welcoming restaurant great for celebrating any occasion, or even just a casual evening out. Highly recommend!

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  5. Robert

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was informed, via email 6 hours prior to my reservation, that my reservation was cancelled due to "a pipe burst in the kitchen." Reservation cancellations done by the establishment should be performed by phone call first, as the reservation notes stated that a 40th birthday was being celebrated. People are not tied to their emails. Local Roots also did not advertise their closure for 02/13 on social media, so I question the validity of their claim. Their website (which is connected to their FB & Google) is no longer operational. Based of what I've heard of the new ownership (and how their owner treats their service staff), their inability to conduct quality & refined business practices, and their inability to maintain the simplest of business operations, I will not be patronizing this establishment until it receives new ownership and a drastic change in its business operations.

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  6. KevinV

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was closed, no communication with us.

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  7. Peace

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had not been to Local Roots since before COVID. My friend and I were very excited to be back. We used to love their fresh, local selections and were looking forward to their famous bread pudding. How very disappointed we were! It is under new ownership since we were last there. The menu has VERY little to choose from. The choices were all very heavy, meaty dishes. No unique salads and no bread pudding! We were so sad! Neither one of us could find a single thing we wanted to eat from the selection. We felt terrible but we left and went to Bloom instead. I cannot recommend this restaurant any more. It has really gone down hill.

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  8. ValeriaJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the short ribs and that dish was cooked to perfection. And I’m a good (sometimes great) cook and notoriously difficult to please! I enjoyed the leek soup too. So, I will definitely go again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From beginning to end, our dining experience was outstanding. The blueberry bourbon cocktail was delicious. The pork shank was tender and flavorful and the service was a 10.

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  10. JayR

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken was to die for! Hostess was super friendly. Had a glitch with Open Table app and our reservation. Owner was very apologetic even though it wasn't restaurants fault. Great evening with my bride.

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  11. Jess

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite brunch spot! We go regularly and their brunch is always consistently delicious. Was faster than usual too! Hope they bring back Saturday brunch as well.

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  12. KellyP

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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  13. ChrisD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and atmosphere. Service was great.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and service. As always! Get the mussels.

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  15. VictoriaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal and experience, but sadly like most restaurants, it seems to be getting very pricey. Great for that special occasion.

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  16. RonB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I made a last minute decision to go out New Year’s Eve and chose Local Roots for dinner. Great decision. Food and service were wonderful. My wife had the Red Fish and I had the Beef Linguini. They were both excellently prepared.

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  17. SamE

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to local roots with high anticipation. We were celebrating our anniversary. Neither my wife’s nor my entrée we’re better than just mediocre. Much was left uneaten. We had anticipated getting dessert, but left because we didn’t want to be disappointed again.

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  18. ThomasF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very good and the service has always been excellent. A wee bit pricey but I never regret eating there. I think some people misunderstand the farm to table concept. Look at the back of the menu and they list the sources.

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  19. QuincyH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Our waitress was very helpful with food and wine recommendations. There was live keyboard music which was somewhat loud as we were sitting near the keyboard but it added a nice vibe. After the music stopped it was quite peaceful and quiet.

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  20. drebam

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to this restaurant for years. To advertise farm to table and then serve oysters out of a bucket on bleached oyster shells insults my intelligence. Fresh oysters should be fresh. It’s false advertising. The details on service and food quality are missing. Hugely disappointing. I’ve heard about this decline from several friends as well. The type of clientele that goes to this restaurant is savvy and expect better.

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  21. BradG

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cheese board with picketed vegetables was superb, and my pork shank was to die for. Fantastic locally sourced meal, with some piano to entertain on the side.

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  22. Bruceh

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service by friendly staff and a fine meal made with local ingredients supporting local agriculture. Plus, my wife really liked the ginger cocktail! Thanks

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  23. frequentdiner

    Richmond

    84 reviews

    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A few things that immediately jumped at me as having been a patron for years…the curtain at front door was removed so every time it opened all tables would get a blast of cold air, not the greatest feeling at 40 degrees outside. Next, our server did not know the few drinks that were offered as specials on brunch menu. He kept forgetting to ring them in, wait times of over 10 minutes. Then, didn’t ring them in at all for over 29 minutes, we had to flag down the very nice bartender who took care of us. Thankfully, the food was their saving grace today.

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  24. JohnS

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We each had a seafood dish, well prepared and presented and thoroughly enjoyed. Dining here is always a pleasure.

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  25. ChrisJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food, increased portion sizes from before, quality ingredients, one of the best places to eat in the city

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  26. JohannesR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to places for a nice dinner. Never disappoints

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  27. Veram

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent place for Sunday brunch. Grits bowl was delicious.

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  28. SusanM

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Be sure to order the mussels -- the best we have ever had -- crusty bread for the silky-smooth sauce and extraordinary bacon. But all of the flavors are complementary, from the light, flaky flounder to the vertical pork shop -- prepare to be delighted by wonderful food presented in an unpretentious and friendly environment.

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  29. BradfordC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We get together with our friends once a year as they pass through toward sunny Florida and this was the perfect choice for a quiet location for conversation over unique food choices that were quite delicious. We were very pleased at the dessert choices as well, thank you! :)

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  30. Brenner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints. Not only is the food beautifully presented but it is absolutely delicious.

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  31. CharlesH

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for date night! Nice area to walk around afterwards as well.

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  32. KarenM

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I got together for a "girlfriend lunch" which we have not done in a long time. Our time could not have been better. Our server was fantastic and I am sorry I don't remember her name. She was very attentive and made sure to focus on the details. The lunch menu is limited, but we found something we both enjoyed. We were not rushed and the food was very hot and tasty. I had red beans and rice and my friend had the beef tips with pasta and mushrooms. I am glad they have reopened for lunch. What a perfect afternoon.

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  33. GeoffreyB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very relaxing atmosphere with a real pianist providing great music. We don't eat much so my wife had a salad and I had 6 oysters. Then we shared the cartucheroe..(sp). It's was perfect,provided a great selection of nibbles and variety. Wine was great and reasonably priced. This is a great way to combine food and the grandin theatre

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  34. MarkC

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pork shank was tough and under cooked. Chef had a heavy hand with the salt on the NY Strip. The bill was incorrect once it arrived at the table. Overall a very poor experience.

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  35. HeathL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service attention and food! We have a fantastic dinner experience!

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  36. CathyandMarc

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place! They may have been bit understaffed for our Saturday night dinner. I think I would plan to go earlier for service efficiency and noise level

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Jocelyn was amazing, very uplifting and delightful. The wine she recommended was the perfect complement to dinner. The fried green tomato appetizer was the best I had ever had and I order fried green tomatoes whenever a restaurant has them on the menu. The pimento cheese was the perfect complement to the tomato. My main dish was mussels and they were all open, tender, and delicious in an exquisite broth. My husband had the cheese and charcuterie platter and he ate almost all of it and he is notorious for leaving most of his food untouched. He and I shared homemade buttermilk vanilla ice cream and I had delight strong French press coffee. Wonderful place to celebrate his birthday! This restaurant does not disappoint.

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  38. yumyum

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. The menu is a bit limited due to the nature of the locally sourced format. Limited options for gluten-free desserts. Overall, though would recommend this restaurant, just check the menu for the night you are going to see if it can accommodate your needs.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great farm to table place. Food was excellent and great portion sizes.

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  40. David

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Local Roots is consistently good and the service is excellent.

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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 4.1 stars by 1625 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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Google Map for Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

1314 Grandin Rd, Roanoke, VA 24015

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Memorial Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Roanoke
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:45 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Organic, Contemporary Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on the street and a public lot designated across the street behind the Natural Foods Co-Op.
  • Public transit
    Valley Metro Bus Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Marc Burnley
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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