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For 2
Date
Sun, 5/20
Time
11:00 PM
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Root Restaurant + Wine Bar

4.7
259 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
ROOT restaurant + wine bar serves a fresh take on Italian, Spanish and American cuisine with fun and approachable wines and cocktails. Set in the heart of the bustling Fishtown neighborhood, ROOT provides service which is inviting, yet relaxed with a strong focus on hospitality. We look forward to serving you and your guests.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Spanish, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm
Dinner: Sunday-Wed 5pm-10pm
Thursday-Saturday 5pm-11pm
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Phone number
(215) 515-3452
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Kennedy
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Catering
Private Dining: The restaurant can be booked for private events
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Girard
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Parking details
There is street parking as well as a parking lot at 1320 North Front street which is a close 5 minute walk.
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Public transit
Market Frankford Line; Girard Avenue stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sat 10:00AM - 10:15AM 1:30PM - 1:30PM

What 259 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great time! Great food! We’ll be back to try the rest!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

As always, the food and service at Root is impeccable. We especially loved the cheese board, the leafy salad with avocado, the warm olives, and the toasts. Beautiful space, sexy nighttime vibe, gloriously fun servers. Also, this is my fave spot for brunch (ricotta pancakes, Turkish eggs).

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Very good food. We shared some small plates for appetizers, and they gave us the happy hour pricing as we arrived just before it ended. For dinner I had an excellent burger. My wife had something that looked quite unusual and tasted great (no idea what it was). For most of the meal the restaurant was extremely noisy as someone a table over was nearly shouting in our direction for an hour. Guess we should have complained. Finally, that party left.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

It was our second time at Root and it was even better then the first time! The food is amazing and the wine selection is top notch. We plan on going again!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

My wife, Danielle, and I had a really nice time. We live in the neighborhood, but this was our first time actually making it out to Root and we loved it. Ariel was a great server, very friendly and great with guiding us through the menu. Happy hour snacks were killer (That buffalo mozz toast was wizardry). Looking forward to coming back and super excited to check out Suraya. The new Beddia spot is super exciting too. Well done. We’ll see you again soon.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Pleasant meal.Delicious food and cocktails!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Overall it was good, I asked how they serve the gin&tonic thought same as in Spain. However not even close to that. My recommendation just have a visit to Spain to see how it is served ;)

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We both ordered a burger. It came with fries. Fries were over salted and the burger was just okay. Expected better as the burger was $15.00.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very cute restaurant. We went there for brunch, had a great meal

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This is a good restaurant with excellent food but what makes it really outstanding is the staff. Amber made our day.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is the second year in a row we have done Root as a birthday dinner, and neither time did it disappoint. The food is wonderful, the service was very friendly, the cocktails were great, and overall we just had a great time. We'll be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great little spot. Real quaint and pleasant atmosphere and the staff was terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Commensurate with my previous dining experiences, the food is outstanding and does not disappoint therefore we return again and again. The staff always does their best to impress, I cannot be happier. From the creative cocktails and wine selections, to the small plates and entrees, I always leave ready to return again. Love the fried chickpeas, the farrow salad and the steak tartare. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Best apps in the city.
Also best gin and tonics.
Also best staff.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I’m a former restaurant manager from NYC. Dining with my girlfriend and her mother for brunch.

Cocktails were great, wine list unique yet approachable, and the food was well seasoned and executed perfectly. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. A must visit if in the area and a great value. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Everything is always amazing when I come here. We had an awesome time for our first dinner date. Greg and his staff have always taken care of us and treated us well. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We happened upon Roots while looking for brunch. The decor was modern and comfortable. The staff helpful and professional. The food was great (I had eggs benedict, he had the sausage egg sandwich). The drinks were great (bloody mary, he had one of the mules). Wasn't too spendy but we felt very hip and spoiled.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Customer Service, Did Brunch and the food was delicious. Spoke with the owner who very gracious and asked if everything was satisfactory. Will definitely be back, I so enjoyed !!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Visited for brunch - the food, ambiance and service were all great and I would definitely visit again for a special occasion. The only criticism I would give is that it is a little expensive for what you get. Many of the entrees are vegetarian which is nice for vegetarians however you would have to add on sides (potatoes, meat, etc) for non-vegetarians which does get pricey.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Beautiful space. Whoever did the interior, did a great job. Drinks were good, interesting list. Food was good. Each small dish came out one at a time which I do not prefer. It seems they put some thought into how it would be coursed for us. I wish they asked us how we would like it coursed. The salad came out towards the end and I would have preferred it towards the beginning. The staff kept too much to themselves. Had to flag the staff down to get another drink and to ask something about our meal. Overall, good place. Will probably go back and give it another try.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Marks off for crowding our party of 3 into a 2 top despite having a reservation, and people walking by were bumping into the offset chair. We were in at a busy time on a Saturday, and the wait between the appetizer and main course took awhile. Upside, the food was really great. We had the bruschetta as an appetizer. Main courses gnudi, gnocchi, and meatballs; all excellent. Serving sizes are somewhat small, though not surprising in the bistro atmosphere, and the pricing is fair. Waitstaff was attentive with water refills and resetting. However, they were not as fast to get the bill taken care of at the end. Overall, Root has potential.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We enjoyed all the vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Date night with my wife was perfect thanks to our server Brittany and the entire staff. We will return again in the very near future!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wow! So good. Started with the crispy potatoes and they were amazing!!! The spinach and ricotta pasta dish was so light in a great sauce!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Another stellar meal at Root. We love the consistency of both the food and the service. Nothing beats a well trained staff when it comes to fulfilling guests expectations. If you have not been yet - you are missing out.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was excellent. We all had burgers and they were good not great.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Having been a former resident of Fishtown this is always been my top place to go for a Sunday brunch. I've been here dozens of times and I can't tell people how much I love coming here, yesterday I was out with my sister and said let me take you here and her 1st visit will sure 1 of many more. The GM was Ryan and Amber was our server and they make each and every experience a delight and keep me coming back. I can't say enough how much I love this place .

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very nice. Lamb chops were amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food, creative menu, warm and friendly staff. We will return!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Nice wines by the glass, nice choice of snacks and appetizers, excellent salads, loved the Farro and apple salad, would go back just for that. Had the only fish dish on the menu which was outstanding. Husband had the steak tartar which he enjoyed although not traditional.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome! What a surprise!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had an incredible meal at Root Saturday night with friends for my girlfriends birthday. The service was great and the food phenomenal. Get the Croquetta if you like mushrooms...out of this world. Great burger and the Cavatelli was awesome as well.
Highly recommend and will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food at Root is a real stand out. Get the Pan Con Tomate. So simple, yet a pure flavor bomb. All the food is great. The cocktails and great. The winelist sensational. The service wonderful and it is such a cute little place. Get here!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I have been a customer since they opened, I lived nearby and Greg and his staff always engage with their customer's your not just a number coming in, your a guest and each and every time your business is appreciated. The staff working have the same work ethic's as Greg .... Michael, Amber and Arron make every visit and meal as if it was my 1st. I since have moved and try to visit 2x"s a month. I can't say how much I love coming back each and every time.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Service was sub par, dinner menu was limited and over priced. More often then not we are willing to spend well over 300$ if I had to put a price tag on it for a party of two to enjoy drinks, a bottle of wine, and a spectacular meal. If you’re looking for that better chances are in center city. For $100 bucks we left hungry and looking for more.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

My mother and old high school mentor were visiting me in Philly for the first time and we dined at Root on a Monday evening. The food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding and they couldn't stop raving about the unique flavors of the menu. My mom is gluten and dairy intolerant and she had plenty of options and the staff were very accommodating. An overall wonderful experience that they can't stop talking about :)

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We arrived at 5:30 and had a lovely early dinner. Food, service and ambience were superb.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Took my wife here for her birthday, specifically mentioned that, and we were basically ignored the whole night. It was slightly busy but server was barely attentive, people who were seated after us were served their main courses well before us and all we got was a salad and a burger, nothing complicated. My wife went a significant amount of time waiting to get a second drink, which had noticeably less content than the previous drink. The food was decent and they did their best to accommodate my dietary restrictions but it wasn’t good enough to warrant us risking another 20-30 min of our time for dessert or to ever come back.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was fantastic. The size of the restaurant is teeny tiny, but very cool vibe. Sitting at the bar was a cool experience.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Always enjoy going to Root. Nice ambience, fun to just sit at the bar and the food is good. I only wish they had a few more dinner selections. The menu is limited. I had the burger this time though...and it was excellent! Wait staff is friendly and its not too terribly loud so you can have a conversation across the table.

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