Root and Barrel Kitchen

4.4
269 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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MATTD
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 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
82 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 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
83 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
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both top notch.

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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!

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AmandaH
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Root + Barrel exceeded our expectations! Food was delicious.

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

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

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Kenzie
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner and atmosphere. So happy we stumbled upon Root &Barrel for a wonderful Valentine’s Dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't expect much until we arrived and I was amazed how clean and welcoming the servers were. The front desk lady was a smidge rude when arriving but we didn't let it ruin our night. The ambiance was delightful and loved how they had heaters outside. I definitely recommend Root and Barrel - the food portions were massive and delicious!

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Super cute place, Staff was very nice. However we got there 6:30 and they were already out of many things. Our waiter was very nice but he was having to do the whole dinning room.

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TanyaC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Out of everything we ordered and didn’t tell us until we ordered, seems to be run by disorganized teeny boppers, hair in food, food cold and mushy.

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vipJaxroberts
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My salmon was good, but my wife’s fiesta bowl was not.

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MartyM
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Normally would be giving five stars here as I love the Prime Rib served on Friday and Saturday. But this Friday was just one of those nights were it all went wrong. Waited for our drinks to come. Finally took our order and after 20 minutes wait says. I went to check on your food and they don't have your order so retakes. Much later when food comes Our Prime Ribs are completely dry no Au Jus and I had asked for extra. Come to find out they had run out of juice. For me and most this is a major part of Prime Rib. And at $32 I don't mind paying for a good dinner. But tonight was just a disaster from start to finish. I've had excellent there in the past so will give it another shot.

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CathyF
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Salmon dinner I've ever had! Food and service is always great! We appreciate they take the pandemic and the health of their staff and patrons seriously and follow all recommended precautions!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family recently moved to Franklin and we weren't sure where we could find a good restaurant that serves steak. Fortunately for us, we stumbled upon Root and Barrel! We have eaten there twice in the past few months and both times were a wonderful experience. The first time we opened with the midnight mushies and the root wedge...sooo good on both accounts. The ribeye and (featured) prime rib meals were amazing, and the veggies were seasoned perfectly and not overcooked. We left pleasantly surprised at the food, service and ambiance. The second time we came was during the last night of "Winter Wonderland". This was a very special dinner for us for many reasons. A good friend of ours joined us. She has Parkinson Disease and has not been out to eat for at least three years due to self-consciousness. I was able , albeit reluctantly, to talk her into eating out due to a special request for secluded seating. The environment seemed like a sort of metaphor--with elements of nature and industrial brought together harmoniously and enhanced by the decorations. Although the staff (I predict) wasn't expecting such a large crowd, our waiter and host were more than accommodating and very pleasant. We had the mushies and wedge again and added the southern fried pimento cheese balls to our appetizer selection (the red pepper jelly sauce was awesome)! We all shared steak and crabcakes and had to finish off with cheese cake for dessert. It was an memorable meal, but, most importantly, our friend with PD had an extrodenary evening and enjoyed everything about it. As you can tell by my very wordy review, I just can't say enough positive words---keep up the excellent service and thank you--We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!

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TedH
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed our dinner. The waitress was nice......

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mountaindiner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall food and drinks were good. Wine very reasonable as well.

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SueP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal. I have special dietary restrictions and the staff was very knowledgeable; gave great recommendations and made sure my meal was perfect. I had the filet (minus the sauce) with asparagus, both were cooked perfectly and had amazing flavor. My husband had the prime rib, asparagus and a baked potato; he also was very pleased. We will definitely be back to Franklin, NC and to Root and Barrel!

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vipFoodwarrior
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service! Our server Daniel was outstanding. He was attentive, friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was perfect thank you

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BigTyBo
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh food!

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CraigH
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Menu and Specials change regularly. Salmon is excellent as was the pork chop. Save room for the Buttermilk Pie!!

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Brandyberry10
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner!! Love the ambiance, great local beer selection and overall experience. I had the salmon and my husband had the shrimp & grits. Best salmon dish I’ve ever had!! We would return in a heartbeat!

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was a bit pricey. Service wasn’t great. Out of a lot of things. Not bad. Just kind of meh.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Felt safe for the most part during Covid times. proper Mask wearing continues to be an issue. for instance, if mask continues to drop below the nose perhaps not the best mask to wear. . It is a bit pricey for what we got.

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MartyM
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 4 of us had the Prime Rib on the menu. All cooked to each person's liking and excellent quality of meat.
Will certainly be having it again.

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AlJJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A surprisingly good restaurant in a small town. Great ambience and service. Nice menu, good food.

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HarryB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great! Service a little slow, but we had an overall good experience!

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vipEatOutExceptionally
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time with wonderful food and service!

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vipjennylou
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I had made a reservation for outdoor seating and we were seated at the outdoor bar top. Not exactly what I was expecting nor was I happy about it. Then our waitress was not very attentive nor good. Our appetizer (the pimiento cheese fritters) was outstanding. The crab cakes were good but my husbands ribeye wasn’t seasoned and was very mediocre. The cocktails were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. We had the filet and the crab cakes. Both were outstanding. The wine list was good and our server was excellent.

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RickS
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service at the outside table. Salad with crabcake and shrimp was outstanding as was the soup!

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Engineer
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff, wonderful food, wonderful menu and wonderful draft beer. What else could you ask for?

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 4.4 stars by 269 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.