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Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant

4.6
597 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Organic
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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
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Phone number
(540) 206-2610
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Cross street: Memorial Ave
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Special Valentine's Day four course prix fixe menu only - $75|person. Optional wine pairing available. Please include any dietary restriction or food allergies for any party member in the reservation notes. A la carte menu not available.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 597 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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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spinoneone (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

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.

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NancyP (Richmond)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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katherineh (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 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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TLC42 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Always enjoyable on every level!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
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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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
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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vipChefRonda (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 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!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Organic
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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
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Cross street
Memorial Ave
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(540) 206-2610
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Parking details
Parking is available on the street and a public lot designated across the street behind the Natural Foods Co-Op.
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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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