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About Root & Bone at The Shelborne

Root & Bone - where you blend the color and light of South Beach, the iconic style of the Shelborne, and the luscious richness of American cuisine. Classic meets modern.

It’s a mixture we’ve mastered. Root & Bone offers a casual yet elevated dining experience, taking guests on a journey through the timeless tastes and traditions of Southern, small-town America, guided by McInnis and his exceptionally talented partner Janine Booth.

1801 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Service:
Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11pm

Cross Street:
at the Shelborne South Beach Hotel

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 341-1314

Website:
http://shelbornesobe.com/dining

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Root & Bone at The Shelborne Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (34)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Cozy (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Scenic View (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
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Tapas (4)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food. Chicken was delicious! Large portions.

I’m not sure if the resto manages their open table account... I made a reso but when I showed up it was closed. Went back and glad we did. Great for kids. But I would call in the am first to see if they are actually open.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food and service. Juan was a great server. True down home southern food.
A South Beach gem. Bravo!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was great. The service was good but when we asked if we could use an online deal and they said we could not as it was new years, service declined noticeably.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Music to loud
Menu not much options to choose
Price to high for what you get
Service very good and music not what you expect in a restaurant ( restaurant was part of the hotel lobby ) more in a rockcafe

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very nice menu. Definitely don't want to miss the fried chicken or the biscuits. The wait staff was very attentive. Small, intimate space that was surprisingly quiet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Got there a little early. Seated right away. Place was empty. Empty. Our waitress however was over attentive to the point of making us feel rushed and pressured. Had barely had our menus in hand and she expected an immediate order. Was annoyed by questions. Was annoyed we needed to actually read the menu to see what we wanted. Took forever for drinks to arrive. We ordered a few apps to share. The literal moment a platter was empty they grabbed it away. Wasn't even done eating and they took my plate and walked away while I objected. She ran over with the bill and circled back to us in less than a minute as we looked it over. They automatically put on a tip which threw us off a bit at first because it wasn't clear where this other charge had come from. Waitress was very pushy. Felt very rushed and pressured. Already cancelled future reservation there. Was there in the past and it was great. Not interested in returning

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Sad to see it so quiet, good food but slow... only 3 other table during our meal. Hard to get good servers when it is this quiet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The place was empty on a Saturday at 8.pm. The air conditioning was not cooling and temperature was sweating hot.
The service was poor due lack of staff to the point that the wine botle was placed in the table and left to us to be served, not to mention the waiting time for our food.
Will not come back again

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Worst place ever! The restaurant was empty, hot (apparently they want to make everyone uncomfortably hot) and our server was no where to be found, acting as if he was hustling and so busy. Food was ok, nothing worth coming back for, our white wine came hot. Seriously don't go to this place, spend your money somewhere else. Never again will I trust the Miami Herald recommendation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great restaurant. Great menu. I will be back for more of the fried chicken.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch , we had reservations for 1:30 we got there they made us wait for table even thou it was empty sat us down around 2:10 brunch was over at 2:00 there was very little left and they did not bring out new or fresh food I complained then they bought our more steak not enough for 10 people that we where . I they should not take reservations and tell you no problem you will have plenty to eat if it's not true . Very expensive brunch 75.00 not worth the money very disappointed. Do not recommended .

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great mixed drinks. Interesting dim sum and delicious. Restaurant opens to pool which give casual ambience.Hotel is elegant. We love this place😃

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great restaurant ambiance and service but they should be more value for the money with the food. Prices are a bit high.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had dinner around 8:00 on Easter Sunday. The restaurant itself has a nice vibe but there were only a couple other people at the restaurant at that time, so it was very quiet (pretty dead actually). However, the service was really great (potentially because there were no other tables to attend to, but I do feel like it would have been great regardless). We ordered 3-4 things to share, two entrees, and desserts and everything was super tasty. We were also able to chat with the chef for a bit, who was really friendly and down to earth. Overall, I hope the atmosphere is better at different times of day/days of the week, because everything else was really enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 15, 2017

After hearing only rave reviews about this restaurant we decided to finally check it out. Maybe we made the mistake of not going when they first opened.
Took about 45 min to get the first round of drinks. Then the champagne was hot. So they brought another glass that was not the brand I asked for. Food was ok. Chicken was good but nothing to write home about. Service was just horrible. Slow and the waitress seemed annoyed with her job.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Very thoughtful menu and interesting items to choose that were all delicious. Excellent, personable service. We were a party of eight.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We're big followers of ower/chef Jeff McGinnis (Gigi, Yardbird) and now The Sarsaparilla Club located in the Shelbourne Hotel at 18th & Collins (was able to park on the street, a bonus). Great looking room looking out at the pool area and the ocean. We were a party of 3 which is good for this menu--enabled us to share a few different plates. Loved everything: beet and goat cheese salad, short rib dumplings, wonderful carrot and faro salad, the tar'd and feather dish, and a couple of bacon buns. The Grosbois Chinon was a good choice of red wine to go with this food. Our server, Naomi, was excellent--very professional, friendly and most of all very knowledgeable about the menu. We even got a visit by Jeff, an excellent chef and a very personable host/owner. Will definitely return. Highly recommend for any time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We were sat quickly before our reservation time. We immediately ordered four appetizers and our drinks. My wine showed up fast, the other mixed drink took about 15 minutes. The restaurant had only seven tables occupied. Our appetizers showed up an hour later. After the waitress finally looked over at us and noticed we have been waiting with empty drinks. She said she would check with the manager where our food was and got my second glass of wine and took another mixed drink order. The wine again showed up immediately. The food came now 1hr 20 min from when we ordered it. Twenty minutes later the other mixed drink showed up (by then we had finished the appetizers). The server gave the drink and asked if we want dessert or the check? We hadn't ordered entrees yet. I said actually we would like to order dinner, she seemed annoyed and then took our order. This time the food came out quickly and they had someone else finish out the table service. In Miami it's an automatic 20% gratuity applied to the bill. If there wasn't it would have been the first time in my life I would have tipped below. It's really disappointing, we had been here before and really enjoyed it. This time not a single person apologized or acknowledged the issues, not even the manager who did come to our table three times but just to clear plates.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Food options were delicious. Atmosphere a bit quiet. Was expecting more activity & livliness. Restaurant a bit out of the way behind hotel. But service and food and wine terrific.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food. I was blown away by the chef's 10-course special this past V-Day. What a presentation of food. 10/10

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very disappointing and the valet is a nightmare

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I really wanted to like this place but it was a bit disappointment. We went for Valentine's day with my husband and tried their tasting menu. The first few dishes were vegetarian and they were rather good. The second set of dishes were dumplings and buns; they looked really appetizing but they were lacking flavor. The main courses were really not good and disappointing.
The staff was really nice and attentive but they had spread out the tables around the pool and it took them forever to serve the food and go from one place to another.
The manager was very attentive and thoughtful.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

While I never think the price of a dish should warrant a below average, i think this is the exception. In this case, the cost of the food does not justify the experience. First, the restaurant is at the hotel's pool deck, so the ambiance is poor. Additionally, there is nothing special about the food. Finally, service was small.

In conclusion, it was not a terrible experience, but I would never go back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2017

made a reservation 3 weeks in advance. they called me a few hours before we were supposed to go saying they don't stay open that late. we left the heat game early to be able to get there an hour earlier to accommodate their hours. ordered their tasting menu, and after we went through all the courses they decided to only tell us then there were out of deserts and only took $6 off bill for that.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Tasting menu was delicious and a real bargain at $49.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2017

This was my third visit to Sarsparilla Club and I suspect my last. Despite being almost empty at 8:00p, service was very, very slow. Cocktails were ordered ten minutes before our dinner order was placed and didn't arrive until after the first course was served. Our waitress was very friendly, but food runners did not appear knowledgeable about what they were serving. Menu options have dramatically reduced and earlier faves have been eliminated. On the tasting menu, none of the five courses served were stellar and a few were very overcooked. On the night of our dinner, only tables immediately adjacent to the bar were in use. A hotel guest at the bar was incredibly intoxicated and loud, to the point that several tables complained and yet nothing was done. All in all, this was a very disappointing dining experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2017

The food was not quite fusion but, rather, a bit confused. The service was warm and attentive and the drinks were great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

The design was wonderful. The service was great. The cocktails were yummy. The option of a vegetarian tasting menu was fantastic. But the food lacked balance. It required acid and salt. I was underwhelmed.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2017

This place is a great gem! A special restaurant hidden in the back of the Shelbourne hotel. The food was AMAZING! The chef was on Top Chef and the dishes were outstanding. The waitstaff and service was warm and friendly. The atmosphere is very modern and cozy chic. You feel special and well taken care of during your experience and that's very hard to find in Miami! I highly recommend!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Ambiance was nice, service was very good and many food choices

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Downhill fast. We were seated quickly and the initial interaction with our waiter was good. The food came out quickly for our first course and things were fantastic.

Then it took 45 mins for our next course to come out. Our waiter never stopped by to get us more water or any other drinks.

Two hours had gone by and we still hadn't gotten water or our dessert. I started going to the bar myself to get service. It seems our waiter was too busy entertaining the girls sitting at the bar.

We ended up getting the rest of our food that wasn't sent to our table to go and getting the check via the bartender. Total night killer.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Tomamos el menú degustación que son varias tapas elaboradas. Estaba todo rico pero no sorprendente. El servicio muy simpático

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Sarsaparilla was really good overall, the food, specially the appetizers were extraordinary. The place was beautifully decorated but outside sitting wasn't as neat as the inside.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Great vegetarian and vegan options. But also spicy so be prepared if you like mild/bland food. This place is not for you. We are not vegetarian but other family members are. Everyone we have taken to sarsaparilla has loved it
Great spot. Very cool vibe

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 20, 2016

What a disappointment. Restaurant was deserted, food seemed to be reheated rather than freshly prepared: dumplings had hard, dry edges, fried chicken bao was soggy, grilled shiitakes drowned in sauce to cover their over cooked dryness. Food came out cold repeatedly. Erratic service as well.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2016

This place is a hidden gem in South Beach. The food was creative and tasted wonderful. We had the tasting menu which is a bargain and we included the drink pairings which was an even bigger bargain. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We were a big group during Art Basel and the food and service could not have been better! The GM helped us select awesome starters from dim sum cart like drunken deviled eggs and corn 4 ways, and we shared entrees of amazing fried chicken, cheese burger and duck pappardelle. Delicious and fun!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Absolutely loved everything about our meal. The tasting menu was just delicious and reasonably priced. Great food that was well paced, not too much, not too little. We sat outside on the patio with a covered ceiling and view of the pool and ocean beyond. Great waiter, very personable and knowledgeable. A perfect evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 24, 2016

The food is fantastic and served in a cozy environment. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. This is a must visit spot when I am in Miami.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Awesome experience all around! We enjoyed the tasting menu & had the chance to try out many of their specialties. The short rib dumpling were out of this world. Truly every course was delicious & very reasonably priced! We will be coming here again & again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fun, Outstanding Value
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