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Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1480 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Organic, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 206-2610

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dustin Gray

  • 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.

  • 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 1,480 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Greater Roanoke

    Innovative

  • Greater Roanoke

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greater Roanoke

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great farm-to-table, locally owned, locally sourced options. Menu changes relatively frequently, but I can always find something I like. There's good vegetarian options as well. Slightly on the pricey side but worth it in my opinion. Great service, staff knowledgeable about their food. Also very good and unique cocktails.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places to dine in Roanoke. The food is always fresh and locally sourced. Our server was attentive but not intrusive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beyond delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed it!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great dinner for a wonderful date night out!
  5. KK

    KitKat

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took out of town guest to late brunch and food was absolutely delicious!
  6. G

    Grace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing!! The Pecan Pumpkin Pie was a dessert I will never forget.
  7. SB

    SarahB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to share a fantastic meal with someone you love.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy and fun night filled with delicious food and drinks and excellent service! Our favorite place to dine in Roanoke by far.
  9. D

    D1vine

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    When one makes a reservation for this restaurant, the threat of a $20.00 per person cancellation fee makes one show up! We were seated at the correct time, 11:15, and our server was friendly and efficient. Sunday brunch is really good; I have never had such tasty bacon! The poached egg was perfection, and my Bloody Mary was really spicy and delicious. The only problem was that once our order was in, we waited a good 30 minutes or more for food. Also, the restaurant was cold; I'm sure glad I wasn't seated near the door where the cold wind blew right in.
  10. LD

    LovelyDinnerExperience

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delicious, friendly experience this was! I brought an out-of-town friend to dinner and was so pleased to show off a restaurant that is a true Roanoke original. Our dinners were fresh and flavorful and everyone on your team made us feel special. I look forward to coming back to Local Roots soon.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lots of food! Turn around a little slow! But we had time to spare!
  12. LH

    LisaH

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had brunch. The food was luke warm. The eggs Benedict was good but was swimming in hollandaise sauce. I literally could not see the Benedict for the sauce. The drinks were good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated quickly, welcomed nicely, waitress quick. Menu explained. Drinks quick. Hummus and oysters ordered. Both were terrific. Pork chop and Trout ordered. Both terrific with tasty sides. Apple cider donut splendid dessert. Coffee good. Price as expected.
  14. N

    Nicholas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good and tasted fresh. Good portions and drinks.
  15. PS

    PSJJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a very unique restaurant for the sake of personal health and helping local products. The food was great, and the wine that the server had recommended was good with the food that we ate. Well trustful.
  16. IA

    IsaacA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food using local quality ingredients. The server was very friendly and was passionate about the restaurant’s mission. Will go again!
  17. S

    Skippy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening with the salads, entrees, and desserts all being prepared perfectly. The service was great, even when were a bit late on a Saturday evening. And then, the staff went out of their way to help us find a lost ring. Truly amazing people and restaurant.
  18. M

    Mrf614

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and drink! Always try to dine at Local Roots when visiting Roanoke.
  19. VS

    VirginiaS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice meal with excellent service in a pleasant atmosphere. Interesting menu and the spotted trout with local mini carrots and kohlrabi was indeed yummy.
  20. MK

    McKMcK

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fresh bread and compounded butter (maple, butternut squash, miso)!!!
  21. BG

    BrianG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at Local Roots. Excellent drinks, everything cooked perfectly. Great service and desserts. I definitely recommend them for a night out
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We had an 8:00 reservation and they were kicking us out the door at 9:00. We had ordered a bottle of wine we hadn’t finished and they didn’t even offer us dessert. They were very rude. The steak was tough and a cheap cut of meat with an expensive price tag. Other than that, the food was good.
  23. R

    theRaccoon542

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was good place good food clean. Good service
  24. T

    Trucker

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious farm to table food. Very reasonably priced. Good service. Reservations available.
  25. KH

    KarenHP

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was amazingly good! We each ordered something different and each meal was fabulous. Service was great-waitress was thoughtful and apologetic that the food was a little slow coming. She had lots of help and support. We had a great time! The Eggs Bernadette, Eggs Benedict, French Toast and the Burger were all hits!
  26. JJ

    JeanJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch! Great service. Seasonal fresh menu along with classics like eggs Benedict. Tried the squash quiche. It was delicious!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Waited one hour and 30 mins for food. No meat had to be prepared and a about half of the restaurant was open tables.
  28. CW

    CarlosW

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great farm to table place. we try to stop in every time we pass through town.
  29. SM

    ScottM

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    I have been eating here for many years but had not been there since COVID. Used to be in my top 3 restaurants in Roanoke. No more. I found out there was a change in ownership. Very disappointed.
  30. DJ

    DonnaJ

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious and the service was friendly and professional. They were short-handed the night we dined, but the server and the bartender (female) did an excellent job and the wait was not long. They really hustled and we complimented both of them on their efforts. Will definitely return.
  31. SM

    StoriedMartha

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    We are long-time patrons of Local Roots, and have been supporters. We have been disappointed the last few visits. Last night, the chicken was good, but the mustard sauce was overpowering, not up to the usual standard. The pork chop was thin and not juicy at all. That would be acceptable if it didn’t cost $30/entree.
  32. n

    null

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Had a 10:30am reservation on Sunday morning. Were the second table seated but wait time for meals was excessive. Meals arrived lukewarm. One person at the table was never offered a refill on their water or coffee, other person was offered a refill on their water and lemonade. Beautiful setting and we were excited to try their menu but were disappointed in the lackluster service and food that arrived nearly cool. The meal and beverage prices were also high for the quantity and quality of the food we were served.
  33. D

    David

    Phoenix

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good. Service got a little slower as it became busier.
  34. CP

    CindyP

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed this experience at Local Roots. Great atmosphere and delicious food.
  35. KF

    KristiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Eggs Bernadette will be my choice every time! And the cranberry mimosa and Bloody Mary were both great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling to the OBX from Ohio and spent the night in Roanoke. By chance we picked Local Roots for dinner…EXCELLENT! We highly recommend it.
  37. IL

    ILoveLA

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely our favorite restaurant within 100 miles. Service is great, food is delicious and top quality. We can’t wait to go back!
  38. H

    Hannah

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best farm to table food in southwest Virginia!
  39. l

    lynnh

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I had high expectations of this restaurant and felt the food was just average. The decor is relaxing and pleasant and the service was good. Worth a visit if you’re in Roanoke.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We made this reservation based on website recommendations. We were visiting the Roanoke area and had never been before. We were seated quickly and greeted by friendly hosts. The restaurant was much smaller than expected and half of it was a bar. It seemed less elegant than what we expected from the photos. Some people were wearing joggers and others were dressed nicely. The menu has a very small selection and is high priced, but the dishes were quality ingredients and delicious. The expensive cost didn’t match the overall experience, but it was a nice date.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.4 stars by 1480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
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

    Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Organic, Café

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dustin Gray

  • 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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