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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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4.7

service

4.7

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4.5

value

4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Fun (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Cozy (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
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Great Beer (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
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Vegan (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
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Paleo Friendly (3)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

An absolute delight.. thank you

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very nice place, clean and comfortable. Pricey but ok for a special occasion

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 1, 2017

First time there and I was very impressed!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We always have a good meal here. We often go for Sunday brunch and the service is always outstanding.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Organic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good burger, salad, soup for lunch. Friendly and helpful staff. Kitchen produced ice cream and ice were not quite up to the high, tasty level of the rest of the food. (Check out the really wonderful examples at Blue Moon Cafe in Shepherdstown, WV for better examples.)

Quantities ample. This is the second time I have eaten here. I come when in town visiting from quite a distance. Would definitely go eat there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a great meal and service!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a delightful Sunday Supper here with delicious and different food options. The wait staff is exceptional. Great place to take visiting friends to impress!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Organic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We enjoyed the slightly different twists on longtime favorites. Liked having breakfast and lunch options.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Perfection as always

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were visiting our daughter who is attending school in Roanoke & celebrating my husband's birthday. The cheese platter appetizer was the best part of our dinner. We each ordered different appetizers & entrees. All were unremarkable in taste, sadly. I was disappointed having read glowing reviews as well as in the value for the cost. I really wanted to love this experience.

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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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