Root & Bone at The Shelborne

3.8
104 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
New Year's Eve 2019! Join us for party favors, a midnight toast and fantastic food! Please note 2 hour limit per table. If you would like to join our NYE Pool Festivities, please click on link for $99 open bar and New Year's celebration with DJ Yissel till 3am.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-forever-2019-at-shelborne-with-6-hour-open-bar-tickets-52827427257

Soul nurturing, conscientiously sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. Root & Bone is a tribute to the timeless recipes and traditions of a rural America and the warm embrace of its hospitality, guided by McInnis and his exceptionally talented partner Janine Booth.

Located inside the Shelborne Hotel, Root & Bone blends the color and light of South Beach, the iconic style of the Shelborne, and the timeless tastes and traditions of Southern, small-town America.





Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner Service:
Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11pm
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Phone number
(305) 341-1314
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff McInnis & Janine Booth
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Cross street
at the Shelborne South Beach Hotel
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine
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J
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The meal was ok, however, very bland with need of some flavor.

Little things - had to ask for a wine menu. Then the wine was severed in a glass... not a stemmed wine glass as it should have been

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JD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner on Thanksgiving served by Washington who was shaggy and gorgeous. :-)

We ordered from the regular menu and had granny’s angel biscuits, deviled eggs, heirloom tomato salad, shrimp and grits, and friend chicken. Biscuits and fried chicken were outrageously tasty!!!

Our swanky cocktails were fantastically strong. :-)

We loved our evening at R and B.

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B
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Ate there on a Monday night it was empty just one other table occupied. It’s kind of a weird spot in a hotel lobby. The fried chicken was really tasty and fresh. We also had the waffles and green beans. Everything was delicious.. I would eat here all the time if it was in my neighborhood. Really reasonable price too.

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CT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is AMAZING! Superb! I am shocked that we were the only gets there on a Sunday evening. They have an amazing Sunday supper promotion that is to die for. Great prices and quality food! Andres and Maria made sure that we were good throughout the entire night. Great guest experience.

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s
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Went for Miami Spice dinner based on the online menu and reputation of the chef. We were disappointed in the setting - very small area just inside the hotel entrance - almost like eating in the lobby. Only 2 other tables were occupied on a Saturday night. Upon reading the Spice menu, the crab cake sliders that were on the website menu were not a choice. There were other differences as well. Although the restaurant was empty, it took a while between ordering and getting any food - first the biscuits which did not live up to the hype and then eventually our salads - romaine wedge - very large portion - and mango watermelon. Both were good. For entrees we had the fried chicken and salmon - also both very good. Had pecan pie with whipped cream for dessert - very good but would have been better if the pie were warmed up before serving. Server was very friendly but as mentioned earlier, the food took a while. I do t know how they would function if busier. Although the food was very good and similar to Yardbird, the setting left a lot to be desired. The restaurant has been open almost a year, and if this is what it is usually like, I doubt it will survive another year.

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P
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Be aware before you add a tip that they add on a 20% service charge. Food is good but not worth the price.

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SP
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was friendly Her name was Autumn. The service was quick. It was quite and comfortable atmosphere. The food was great. It is a great place to celebrate special occasions and date nights.

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a
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Incredible soul food. Fried chicken and waffles were never done better. I think we ordered everything in the menu, and everything was to die for.

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JT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WE had a great time! The staff was very accommodating and the food was GREAT! Thanks for making this a positive experience for us as we were visiting for the first time!

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A
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Buffet was very unimpressive. There were flies all over the bagels, and the offerings were not special at all.

Service was good.

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RB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I happily stumbled upon Root & Bone and was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. Root & Bone is located on the first floor of the Shelborne Hotel, adjacent to the lobby, and though it is small, the experience packs a punch. My sister and I feasted on the Fried Chicken Biscuits, the Root & Bone fried chicken bucket of bird, shrimp and grits, and the macaroni and cheese. All of it was so delicious, though a tad bit salty. The flavors were rich and savory, the presentation was appealing, and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this place.

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D
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

While it’s in the hotels lobby the food is still very good and great value for money. However the menu is very limited to basically fried chicken and sides. So if you like southern fried chicken and the usual adds.

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JS
London
37 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

When we arrived, we stood outside for a while debating whether we wanted to eat here - the restaurant is in the lobby of the Shelborne hotel and does not look inviting or inspiring at all. It looks like hotel lobby seating. Totally exposed. No ambiance.

We decided to give it a go.

The food is AMAZING. Wow. We were blown away - the fried chicken, the biscuits, the short-rib - the flavors, the textures. Some of the best we have ever had.

So, if you are looking for soul food this one of the best in Miami, but be prepared to not enjoy the surroundings.

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AA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really excellent fried chicken. It would be a shame if this restaurant doesn't take off. It is a little hidden in the Shelbourne but it is great value.

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TE
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was exceptional, cocktails were great too! Love the variety and untraditional twist on traditional plates - home food and nice decor. Service was good too, they were very nice and helpful when I couldn't locate my "Gilt City" coupon.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

After an hour and half still never got our main course. Had to walk out.

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OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative Southern cuisine carefully crafted by the exceptional team of Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth. Every item is savory and presentation is elegant. Serene and warm atmosphere augments the dining experience at the iconic Shelborne Hotel.

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EJ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn't expect anything less from this restaurant. We had the Fried chicken and biscuits and OH MY GAWD it was fingers licking. Can't wait to go back to explore more of the menu items. BRAVO Chef and your Amazing Team...

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was really great. Ambiance, drinks, great. Waiter was very friendly. However, we soon realized there seemed to be ulterior motives. Without going into any drawn out details, we realized seven different pieces of evidence that led us to believe that our waiter was not honest (in terms of the tipping policy specifically). There was a 20% gratuity already added to the bill and when we accidentally added an additional 20% on top of the entire bill, he was heavily involved in leading us to believe that was standard (withholding information, hastily taking payment before we were ready, not leaving the itemized receipt on the table, very chatty and “suave” as he was charging the card, almost to attempt distract us). Once we realized we double tipped and asked to see the itemized receipt, the attitude was very much one of “uhh, I didn’t think they’d figure it out,” completely opposite of the seemingly “helpful” attitude throughout the meal. Buyer beware!

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DT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic! The food was amazing as was the service. Would highly recommend. Note: location is a bit odd in the lobby area of a hotel, so it's not a place you would stop in for a drink...but the food is seriously to die for and I will definitely go back next time I'm in town. Best fried chicken ever!

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TN
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I tried Root & Bone since they had a deal on Travelzoo. We were not disappointed! We started with the wonderful beet, arugula and gorgonzola salad, my friend had the half bird which she said was very tasty. I had the shrimp and grits which was the best I've ever had! And we shared the macaroni & cheese which was also delicious. The restaurant is located in the Shelbourne Hotel. Caution: the valet parking is $25 and the valet guy couldn't tell me if the restaurant validated parking or not so we parked along a side street not too far for $8 and walked to the restaurant instead.

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s
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service here was great! It was nice to try so many different menu options. We loved our cocktails.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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w
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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D
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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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AA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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Miami
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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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JV
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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TJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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T
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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CM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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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