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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:
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

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

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

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4.6

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4.7

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4.4

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4.3

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Organic (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Casual (17)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great Beer (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Vegan (7)
People Watching (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

If you have a bucket list then add this gem to it!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Not a good place to go. Our server did not know the difference from a vegetarian to a vegan to a pescatarian which is ironic because of the values that this local “farm to table” restaurant displays to its consumers. Our server commented on my dates food when she did not finish it in a very invasive and over curious manner. The amount and tastefulness of the food for its price was ridiculous to say the least. I would not recommend visiting this establishment or depriving your pockets of any currency you have been bestowed with.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was terrific. The snapper with Brussel sprouts and roasted cauliflower was a fantastic combo. Interesting cocktails and knowledgeable waitstaff. Compares favorably with many D.C. celebrity restaurants.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service waiter was very good at explaining menu.

Tags: Tapas, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

For the price the portions were extremely small. And I have seen baby bib lettuce but yours was embryo bib lettuce! Also hardly any meat in the entrée. The plate my entrée was served on was half empty! I actually left hungry! The only thing that was good were the drinks! Also no bread? Very overpriced for what the diner receives. Either lower your prices, or even better increase the portions!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I’ve eaten at Local Roots for a few different occasions. They have all met my needs for each occasion. One of my favorite places.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vegan, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

We love Local Roots. Perfect for special occasions. The wait staff always makes you feel like you are their only customer. The wait staff has always been very knowledgeable about the meals and ingredients. The meal presentation is always beautiful.

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food at Local Roots is creative and delicious. I had a lovely pan fried local trout over grits, while one of my friends had swordfish and the other had the grain bowl. Oysters were priced so that you could buy however many you wanted, and they were so fresh and had been separated from the shell so that they were easy to slurp into the mouth.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We discovered Local Roots 3 years ago in a return drive from the Southwest to Cape Cod. Now we return each year as we drive from Cape Cod to Florida. This was an early dinner on a winter Tuesday evening. We made our reservations in advance and were delighted to meet Diane Elliot, the owner, who told us about the history of Local Roots. The menu is always interesting. We enjoyed the NC Sea Bass entree with roasted cauliflower, crispy Brussels sprouts, and satsuma tangerine and the NC Whole Rainbow trout entree with Carolina gold rice grits, smoked apple, butternut squash purée, fennel, and celery. The ginger cake with ginger ice cream, crisp dried apple slices, and honey served with freshly brewed coffee finished the delicious meal. Friendly knowledgeable waiter and excellent service in a warm atmosphere location.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I have visited this Local Gem a couple of times, and what impresses me the most is not only their pledge to serve locally grown foods, Farm to Table, but the down to home feeling created by the staff that serves you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Organic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Spur of the moment dinner with an out of town guest. Fabulous cheese plate, 8 beers on tap and the sampler was delicious. A couple of small plates after that, and the evening was complete. Service was just right.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything we ordered on the menu was wonderful. We liked enjoyed the previous family style dining experience we had a while back over the current menu set-up, but we were not disappointed in the phenomenal service and flavors.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent farm to table restaurant in the Grandin Road area of Roanoke. Popular place so make reservations. Good wine selection and the menu changes often. I had the trout, which was outstanding. My friend had the pork, which she felt was too dry.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch here. My friend had eggs Benedict which were absolutely delicious! I enjoyed a terrific salad with an amazing apple dressing. I definitely recommend Local Roots!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This Farm to Table restaurant is in our neighborhood, lucky us! Chef Matt is spot on with his flavors, creativity and presentation. The food is amazing. We always start with their oysters on the half shell, with the best mignonette. This trip I had their wheatberry salad, which is truly addicting, so earthy and flavorful and a fabulous piece of bass. My husband had the house salad and a bone in pork chop that he just raved about. Also a very tasty bottle of wine from their special "Wine Club" menu. A wonderful dinner at a fabulous restaurant. You can't go wrong dining at Local Roots!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 17, 2018

My wife’s pre-surgical dinner. We had wheat berry and watermelon radish salad, oysters on the half shell, an artisan cheese plate with five cheeses, an on the bone pork chop, roasted striped bass with beet purée, chocolate cake, ginger cake, two dirty martinis, and two craft beers. The owner talked to us engagingly, and the wait staff was attentive and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on the eve before my wife’s major surgery.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went on a Sunday evening so the menu was limited and served "family style." That aside, the food was excellent. Service was good, neither pushy or lazy. The ambiance is just right for this type of restaurant - homey and welcoming. Seating is tables and booths. Reservations recommend for normal meal times as the place tends to be full. Wine selection is good, not outstanding, but it should meet most customers' needs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything we ate was very good. 3 of us had the scallops and they were tasty. Later all three of us had some nausea and one got sick. She said when she ate the scallops a couple didn't seem as cooked as they should be. Still, Local Roots is our favorite spot and we will return. The restaurant was slammed Saturday night!

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Waited 20 minutes from arrival till a table waiter came by.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fab brunch...Lovely eggs atop corn grits with Benton's bacon, greens, and browned butter, with a requisite side of mimosas! Terrific service and just fun place to be.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Just moved to the area after living in France for many years. Heard a lot about Local Roots, and found that it was worth the visit. Excellent food and wine (with an extensive wine list), very good service from Lauren, and nice, reasonable portions. The champagne cake was amazing. I'll be bringing my friends here when they visit from France.

Tags: Healthy, Great Beer, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always enjoyable on every level!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Dinner for my wife’s birthday. Started off well with personalized menus but unfortunately that was the highlight of dinner. Became a comedy of errors after that with waiter spilling drink on my wife’s new coat, forgetting orders and generally lack of common sense. While food had good presentation it was quite bland. In our party of 6 no one really enjoyed their meal.

Had heard good things about restaurant but left there unimpressed and disappointed. May give another try but not in a huge hurry to return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We got the New Year’s Eve pre fixed menu with wine pairing and it was delicious!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very Good, much better than last time I visited. Bartender is incredible, food was very good, flavors great! Muscles, pork chop, bison steak was so good! I would recommend. Everything on the menu is good. You can’t go wrong. Great job!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service and the food was delicious. The only thing that would’ve made the experience better would have been if we were seated farther away from the door. The restaurant did have long, heavy drapes at the entrance to decrease the cold air coming in when the door was opened, but it wasn’t enough for the below freezing temperature outside.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My boyfriend and I were seated right away. We originally wanted to sit at the bar, but it was full. The hostess sat us and then came back over to let us know the bar was open. We decided to stay seated, but we appreciated her attentiveness to our original request. Our waiter, Nate, was very kind and polite. He was knowledgeable about the wine selection and the featured dinner menu. We love Local Roots and are never disappointed!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We very much enjoyed our meals at Local Roots. It is quite small, so noise was moderately annoying. the food was very good. I was disappointed that there were not very many vegetarian options and no vegan ones. I loved the roasted veggie bowl with heritage grains I ordered but there were not very many veggies in it. My husband enjoyed the farm raised pork dish he ordered. Overall we would visit again.

Tags: Organic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

i love coming and am always satisfied. Keep up the great work for the inquiring common man. You are an asset to Roanoke.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Superior service and quality, local ingredients make this a must-stop in Roanoke. We all loved our meals from the menu and they even accommodated an older diner with a special request. We drove 170 miles and would do it again in a heartbeat. One of the best values outside our own kitchen. Highly recommended, especially if Beth is your server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food! Great cocktails! Here for brunch. Lamb liver mousse, croque monsieur, bison steak =DELICIOUS! Spectacular eggnog and blood orange mimosa. Only complaint if I can call it that was how the cold air would waft through the dining room as we were eating. It still would not deter me from coming here but I highly recommend a future investment into a vestibule entrance:)

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Never disappoints
Great food and service
We love Local Roots

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was my first-ever visit to Local Roots. I've been aware of its reputation, but I've honestly avoided this restaurant because of the cost. Although I always seek out the best restaurants I can find in any city I visit, I've just never felt comfortable that a restaurant at this particular location in Roanoke, VA, could deliver an atmosphere, food, and service worthy of this level of pricing.

At a recent Sunday brunch visit, our party was greeted pleasantly as the the door was opened for us ... a nice touch. Apparently because we had a reservation, the greeter directed the hostess to seat us at a prime table along the wall in the middle of the room. Our waiter arrived promptly and took drink orders while we reviewed the menu. Although relatively-young, he was very professional and I was impressed with his attention to detail throughout the meal.

The bill for our meal was about $75, including three Eggs Benedict-style dishes, three Bloody Marys, coffee, tax, and tip. The food was very tasty, and the owners have done a good job in creating an interesting -- though not elegant -- atmosphere. Although I enjoyed the food very much, I thought that it was a little on the "skimpy" side for the price. The serving of breakfast potatoes, particularly, could have been twice as large as what was offered. All in all, this was a very nice experience, and I'll no doubt venture to Local Roots for dinner in the future. I expect to pay between $250 and $300 for three people upon that occasion, and I'll reserve final judgement until that time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Consistently excellent: This restaurant has become my go-to place in the region for fine dining and special occasions. We enjoyed another outstanding meal with exceptional service. You set the bar high. Thank you to living up to expectations!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have traveled the world and have been to many restaurants in my travels. Local Roots is my favorite and never disappoints. I am grateful we have a restaurant like this in Roanoke. Great on any occasion for holiday or date night.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food and service! Top notch experience, and we will certainly return. Farm to table, organic and extremely tasty.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sunday dinner consists of a set menu in which the table can share the sides. Reasonably priced. Great service and food. The menu varies every Sunday. The cider was delicious. So was the seafood stew. Great dining experience for the family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food here is well prepared with fresh ingredients. This place is consistent. Everything including drinks and dessert is delicious!

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I love Local Roots. It has a very nice atmosphere. The food is so healthy and delicious. And the staff is attentive and helpful.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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