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.
Roanoke, VA 24015
Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 2:30pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
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Parking is available on the street and a public lot designated across the street behind the Natural Foods Co-Op.
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
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.
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.
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!!!��
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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