Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

4.7
1125 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always enjoyed, particularly good this evening.

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BrettG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Will be back to try the fish and chips!

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ScottS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful brunch menu and service. Really glad we found it.

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CindyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch was a good price and the mimosa was made with fresh squeezed orange juice. The eggs Benedict was ok. I felt there was too much sauce and it had no flavor. The bacon was a little overdone for my husband.

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vipLOSFELIZNATIVE
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Every time we are in the Roanoke, VA area from Southern California, we reserve a table for dinner at Local Roots because of its commitment to farm fresh and seasonal ingredients prepared with imagination and skill. The wine list is intelligent and properly expansive. Always a treat to come here and dine.

JM
JenniferM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the oysters on the half shell, the mussels with bacon and rye whiskey, and the scallops. Also enjoyed their bread pudding.

KH
vipKevinH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !!!!!
Peppers!!!
Mussels !!!
Pappardelle!!!
Scallops!!!!

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and if you like eclectic food this is the place for you. Flavors you never imagined combined into a wonderful dish. Give this place a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. Love the music on Wednesdays.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Really appreciate our server, Nate. He really knew the menu and gave us great recommendations!

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vipAlex
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Truly farm to table, Best mussels I've ever had.

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Erik
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are out of towers celebrating our 27th anniversary in the Roanoke area. Local roots a farm to table restaurants with an extensive list of virginia wines was an immediate draw.
Arriving there we we slightly disappointed with the ambiance of the restaurant, but the waitress and the food options definitely put that element on the background.
Their shishitos appetizer is a must do for any reader that intends to go there and don’t forget the boozy prince Edward mussels, be sure to first remove all shells so that the mussels can dunk in the broth.
Very memorable. But romantic the restaurant is not

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All great - exceptional service, yummy food, delicious wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very personable service and delicious food!

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Abraham was very knowledgeable and helpful. He did not overly “bother” us, he attended to us just the right amount. Food was perfect as well. Such a neat place.

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JessicaJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Local Roots. The service was amazing and the food was mouthwatering! I believe my pasta dish was the best pasta I've ever had. We will definitely be back!

TJ
TJenny
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service, fun atmosphere. I highly recommend

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amginroanoke
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fall root vegetable soup was amazing. And the social distancing protocols made me feel safe.

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fsofed
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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AnnaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch as always

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HillaryW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
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
5 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!

TG
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!

SJ
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.

TD
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

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 4.7 stars by 1125 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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