Root and Barrel Kitchen

4.3
296 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Southern Inspired Provisions. Focusing on fresh, seasonal, southern ingredients. Fine wine, hand made cocktails, domestic and craft beer.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMiamiLocal
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We've had some excellent meals here. This time, we ordered the charcuterie, which was unfortunately a disappointment.

JP
JPAS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Staff were friendly and efficient.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ordered burger medium and came out like a hockey puck. Well done and Hard as a rock. Caesar salad lettuce was warm and limp. Prefer greens served cold and crisp. The old fashioned, fries and pimento cheese balls were tasty. Very over priced for what I got.

ML
vipMiamiLocal
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent trout, outstanding crab cakes & delicious roasted corn. And great cocktails.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

BK
BrianK
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. The drinks were somewhat overpriced. The service was pleasant. Chairs uncomfortable (metal). We missed the bread that used to be served with the dinners. We will be back.

LM
LeeMcD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food (trout) was excellent but the service was quite slow. Slow service may be the new normal everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food, lovely service, and it was great to see John back behind the bar! We had a really lovely dinner.

LU
vipLoulouUK
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Made a reservation for outside table - all taken so had to sit inside. Over priced for the level of what was very average food. Would not hurry back anytime soon.

JH
JaneH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food good. Did not have wines or drinks we asked for and and at 6 it was very noisy sitting outside.

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vipEatOutExceptionally
Miami
86 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again R and B did not disappoint on having a great dinner and experience. The owners were sitting at the bar and provided great conversation. The Mediterranean Pizza was fantastic as were the drinks. Thank you Gary and Virginia the evening with you and John at the bar was GR8

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Bbar
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Root and Barrel. Our waiter was excellent, very personable and prompt without hovering. I had the salmon which was well prepared and presented. My cocktail was also very good. We were well-pleased with our experience there.

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vipEatOutExceptionally
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hands down the best restaurant in all of Franklin NC! The menu and delivered choices have always been spot on! They have local offerings that are fantastic! There is only one Vineyard with Winery in all of Macon county. Root and Barrel was chosen as the exclusive restaurant to showcase these limited and amazing local wines! Their staff is young and filled with spirit of service! If you are new to the area this is a must restaurant to visit and enjoy. We like sitting at the bar when here as conversation and local vibe is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Tough and dry pork chop. Meat special chewy and not cooked to temp ordered.

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AngelaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salmon entree was delicious! Didn't like the buttermilk pie. I usually love buttermilk pie but this version was too spicy taking. I prefer creamy buttermilk flavor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Love the atmosphere. Staff is awesome and accommodating.

TK
TomK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose the Roof and Barrel because the guest book at our Airbnb had several references to it and because they serve local trout, one of our party’s favorites. Two of us had Salmon which was outstanding. Tried some martinis on ‘Tini Tuesday’ and enjoyed those as well. The fried mushrooms were a hit as an appetizer. We recommend this place, for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, superb food, excellent atmosphere. A really gem in a cute little town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has been so good and I enjoy the food here so much. The burgers were amazing!!! Best burger in Franklin!!!!

KL
KathieL
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very good meal with great service. Hubby ordered the Chefs Choice Burger. Online it says it's $15, but when we got there it was actually $23. I had the Salmon, which was excellent. Very nice wine, cocktail and local beer selection. Atmosphere is nice also. Our waitress was also wonderful.

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vipLarry
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were staying up by GSM National Park, and found Root & Barrel Kitchen on Open Table. It was definitely worth the 30 minute drive. The food was outstanding, and the service excellent. We’ll visit again.

NE
NathanE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at R&B! Food was great and service was as well. We went earlier in the week and will be back!

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Bbar
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was very good. Service was excellent. Staff was very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,great wine list, awesome food. Micheal the server we love. Maria the hostess is adorable. Fantastic experience for weekend getaway from Florida.

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vipCaravanserai
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

On our first visit, "I'm sorry" seemed to be the order of the day.

Inside tables too noisy to hear yourself think? "I'm sorry." (We ate outside.)

Menu ridiculously limited? "I'm sorry." (COVID-19, the current scapegoat for restauranteurs.)

Out of filet at 7:30 on a Friday night? "I'm sorry." (We were told they started the night with only 6. We also heard them say to someone else they were out of trout.)

Entrée shoved down your throat simultaneously with salads? "I'm sorry." (Although well-intentioned, the server didn't appear to know they should be served as separate courses.)

Throw in that in lieu of prices for steaks, the menu said "Market price." If the menus were expensively printed, that might be understandable. But for cheap photo-copied menus in plastic sleeves, it suggests they don't want to advertise that their steaks go for $42 and up for something you can get elsewhere for $35 or less. Michelin starred restaurants might get away with that, but this isn't a Michelin starred restaurant.

Overall, well-intentioned but under-trained servers featuring adequate but over-priced food in a pretentious environment. I might give them a second chance at some point, but so far I'm, not impressed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

10th anniversary dinner

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vipEatOutExceptionally
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just there last month and had the Best Tuscan wine from the only Vineyard in the whole area with our fantastic Steak and Burger. So last night we had the Slanted Window Rose' with our Fish and Pork and it too was over the top delicious. The owners came by our table which is not only a nice touch but shows the level of commitment of caring for their guest and staff! The staff is young and full of energy...GREAT NIGHT all the way around.

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AlisonM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

MA
MATTD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in Franklin. Highly recommend it. Awesome food and the staff is very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place to eat in Franklin! The food is spectacular, the ambiance is perfect & the staff is very attentive & friendly!
Shout out toChef Trish, Sienna, Richard, Maria, Kaden & Michael! You all are awesome!!!

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LisaS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , ambience and food was excellent!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined again with Root + Barrel and it did not disappoint!!! I had the Curry Carrot-Coconut Soup and it was amazing!!! The flavor combo was incredible!! I also had the Prime Rib with a Side Salad served with Fingerling Potatoes and Grilled Mixed Veggies that was on specialties the night. It was absolutely amazing and so flavorful!! Root + Barrel has become an amazing restaurant for Franklin, NC!!! Dine with them you will not be disappointed!! Compliments to the chefs!!!!

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vipEatOutExceptionally
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had some of the best wine ever that comes from the only local Vineyard and Winery in Macon County. The food is always consistently good and the owners were there and made sure we were enjoying our visit! We eat here whenever we can when in Franklin.

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viprestaurantgrl
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my evening here. The food was delicious and drinks were on point! Sierra was our bartender and she made us feel really welcomed. We decided to stay at the bar to enjoy our meal instead of getting a table. I would and will definitely come here again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am definitely a person who likes food and a person who loves good food. So listen up. Tonight I had the pimento cheese balls appetizer, the wedge salad and the grilled pork chop that was on the menu. The pimento cheese balls was absolutely out of this world delicious and the sauce you dip them in was absolutely divine. The salad again was absolutely fresh and delicious. But the best thing about the entire evening was the pork chop. This pork chop was grilled to perfection, absolutely delicious juicy amazing flavor and the brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes complemented the pork chop amazingly. There was a apple and berry sauce striped across the bottom of the pork chop which was absolutely out of this world delicious. This is an absolute must have and you should try this when you gonna come to this restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Root + Barrell. I had the Spinach Artichoke Dip with the Pita Chips, the Wedge Salad and the Tuscan Chicken Pasta dish. I can say the food was amazingly delicious and I was blown away by the flavors. I’m going to try the Pork Chop on my next visit. This restaurant may become my new favorite!! I’ve heard the Pimento Cheese Balls are quite delicious!!

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vipEatOutExceptionally
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"Hands Down" this is Franklin's Best restaurant. We eat here almost exclusively when dinning out as they never disappoint us. The owners and staff are fantastic and visit tables to check on you. Besides their great menu they have the very Best Wine List in all of Franklin too!

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Rich
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for a delayed Valentines dinner. It was our first visit.
We were served by Sienna who was exceptional. The service was the fastest we have had anywhere (it was at 5pm though). My wife ordered the ribeye and I the lamb chops. There wasn't a choice for the sides but what we were served was absolutely the BEST. For dessert they offered a white chocolate raspberry Creme Brule which we were excited to try. Wow!
The food was so good. Yes the choices are very limited and could be because of the time of year but we definitely will be back for the next special occasion!

AH
AmandaH
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Root + Barrel exceeded our expectations! Food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service perfect and nice atmosphere. Will be back.

FAQs

Root and Barrel Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 369-3663.

Root and Barrel Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.