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About Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

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.

1314 Grandin Rd
Roanoke, VA 24015
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Organic

Hours of Operation:


Sunday Brunch:

11:00am - 2:30pm


Lunch:

Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


Dinner:

Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
Memorial Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 206-2610

Website:
http://www.localrootsrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the street and a public lot designated across the street behind the Natural Foods Co-Op.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Lintz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

$75|person - 4 course prix fixe only - Reservation Required. Celebrate the beginning of 2018 with an unforgettable 4 course dinner prepared by Chef Matthew Lintz. With only 60 seats in our restaurant, it is not unlikely that we will be full. No a la carte menu available.

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Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (41)
Good for a Date (33)
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Healthy (30)
Special Occasion (30)
Casual (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Authentic (21)
Cozy (20)
Fun (20)
Great for Brunch (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Romantic (15)
Seasonal (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Business Meals (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great Beer (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Vegan (4)
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Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Perfection as always

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent oysters started our meal that was outstanding. Great service. Love the neighborhood.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous food and wine and great service. Our best meal in the USA on our five week trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

i have previously enjoyed my meals at local roots. i have always ordered the eggs benedict for brunch because it was so good. this time however both my and my sister’s meals were tepid. and the hollandaise sauce i have had previously was nothing like this time. besides being cold it had a more gelatinous texture that held a decorative form on top of the egg. and the flavor was not what i think of as hollandaise. not sure i would be inclined to repeat if this a change in how this is prepared.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Quaint, but lovely ambiance! They initially sat us at a very inconvenient spot and was about to leave when they finally accommodated by moving us to a nicer table. Other than that mishap, the staff was friendly and professional. Nate took care us very well - he was knowledgeable about the food and helped us make the best choices. The dishes were delicious, fresh and very well presented! We especially loved the Heirloom grains salad and the pork belly dish. Came away happy and will definitely be back!!!��

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My girlfriend and I have been on a nation wide road trip the past three months, our meal at Local Roots was one of the best of the trip

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

What a wonderful find while visiting Roanoke!! Can't say enough about our experience!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Delicious food in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I love eating Sunday Brunch at Local Roots (we drive 45 minutes to get there). The food is always fresh and delicious, and the staff is super friendly and fun. Always a pleasant dining experience! Nice cocktails as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great cocktails. Interesting ingredits depending on what’s seasonal. Consistly solid service. Atmosphere is not stuffy but not overly casual. It’s a great local business.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding quality of foods, service, ambience and value. Farm-to-Table, local produces concept to this high-end quality restaurant are a plus.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We came into town for a wedding and looked this place up on Yelp. Had great reviews and a cool menu of food. We tried the pea hummus, the salad, pork, and bison flank steak. Everything was awesome and tasted amazing. I can see why this place was so busy and had such great reviews!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a good time hangin at the Local

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wow. Second trip to this restaurant and the food was amazing! Everyone had something different and were pleased. Very accommodating!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was my first experience with a Farm to Table restaurant. The occasion was for my daughter-in-law's 50th birthday. She is from India and is quite picky about what she eats. She thoroughly enjoyed your restaurant and will be dining there again. She said she could not wait to bring family members there when they visit from out of town, as will we.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

My wife and I had a very nice 44th-anniversary dinner at the restaurant. It was a great dining experience.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sunday night is family style with a limited menu, but always good options. Food was excellent, as usual!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It's a cute little place in the Grandin Village area. I grew up in the area (I don't even want to say how many years ago) so I was curious about it. There's been a lot of hype about the revival. Don't see much going on there personally but I guess for a small city like Roanoke it's appreciated. We went for brunch. The food was OK, we weren't wowed. Prices are reasonable for what you get except maybe $4.50 for a tiny bowl of grits is a little overpriced since a whole entree is $14. The server we had was great. We weren't rushed. We had a group of 5 and we were given a nice little alcove table in the front which was nice for conversation. Will probably try other places in Roanoke when we're back in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Visited Local Roots with my daughter and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was incredible, and the service was great.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

5 of us had lunch to celebrate our mother's 85th birthday. Food and service were excellent! We shall definitely be back and will recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic restaurant with great food and great service. I would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I stopped here during a two week driving trip that included dining out each night. We chose this restaurant from online reviews, and it was an awesome choice. We had never been to Roanoke before, and our first thought at the outside of the restaurant was it didn't look that great. We were wrong. Our waiter was excellent...very helpful with our menu choices.
And the food was great. My wife had a salmon dish and I had a combination of venison/lamb that was done perfectly. All the accompanying food was great also. One of our best meals on our trip.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious meal with my brother. Service was friendly and quite attentive. The owner even stopped by to introduce herself. I would definitely return when I get back to Roanoke.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very unique restaurant in the Grandin Road area of southwest Roanoke. Farm to table. Creative cuisine, especially thee specialty soups. Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I had fish & chips and she had a burger. Both were excellent and way too much to eat. The bread pudding was to die for.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic food in a noisy environment. Very friendly staff. Portions seem small at first look, but end up being perfect, leaving your pallet and stomach satisfied!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My partner and I wanted to stop somewhere unique for brunch during our anniversary trip. What a great and delicious spot! We love trying local places instead of doing run of the mill chain dining and we were not disappointed. The staff, ambiance and everything in between was great! If we're ever in the area again, we will definitely try the dinner options.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The entire wait staff was friendly, smiling, attentive- like they really like their jobs! And again, the food was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent food and service. Best dish we had was the clams which were a generous serving. High noise level was the only negative

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Local Roots wonderful as always. Especially enjoy the brunch experience! Quality of food is surpassed by none.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The best poached eggs I've ever had. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great service, great food!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great atmosphere! Intimate and casual, room to relax and unwind. Fantastic variety generous portions and beautiful presentation! The service from hostess to server was welcoming and friendly. We look forward to making this a traditional visit!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful food, great attention to detail. Extremely noisy-go on a weekday night if you can. Our waiter wasn't present much, but many other staff served us, too, and were professionals. This, the average service rating.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our favorite place for Sunday brunch when in Roanoke!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Another wonderful meal and great service and special attention from GM, Brian

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great use of local sustainable ingredients.
Nice selection of wine ,craft beer, and cocktails.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service and food were exceptional! The selections were creative and the flavors were outstanding.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very novel and high quality food. Service and ambiance were top notch as well.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the state of Virginia! We drove 2 hours to see "Year by the Sea" at
the theatre. Our meal was delicious, different and attractive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our second visit. First for brunch., The oysters were great! Large, fresh tasting and well complimented by the mignonette. The rabbit liver mousse was unexpected. very light and had a wonderful flavor. Husband had a very nicely spicy Bloody Mary. He enjoyed the crab benedict. I found the veggie frittata to be moist and filling. Might have been nicer with a wider variety of veggies but that is a personal preference. Overall, a lovely meal in what is becoming a favorite restaurant

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual
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