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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

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.

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Casual (23)
Organic (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Authentic (17)
Great for Brunch (17)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Fun (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Romantic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Great Beer (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (4)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 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 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!

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 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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·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.

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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·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 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!

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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·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 29, 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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 17, 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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·Dined on December 17, 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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 (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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