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Roots

4.8
4.8
283 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
In this new opportunity we decided to be true to our roots and develop a concept that reflects our true values and pride from where we come from. We don’t like labels. This applies to our kitchen. We do not consider ourselves as traditional food, or farm to table. We are a team of people trying to honor our culture through what we know: food. We are a blend. We are our own kind of hybrid restaurant. But we have filtered our concept into these three very important words: Kitchen, Culture, Community.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Ecuadorian, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (870) 336-1212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Karl Lowe / Paula Endara Lowe

  • Neighborhood

    Jonesboro

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 283 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Little Rock

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock

    Best Food

  • Little Rock

    Best Value

  • Little Rock

    Innovative

  • Little Rock

    Healthy

  • Little Rock

    Neighborhood gem

  • Little Rock

    Great for fine wines

  • Little Rock

    Romantic

  • Little Rock

    Good for special occasions

  • Little Rock

    Lively

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  1. PB

    PamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an excellent experience! We were seated immediately. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and explained items on the menu. When the food arrived it was AMAZING!! Great taste and nice servings. Our dessert was FANTASTIC!! Highly recommend Roots!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined in a tapas style and were very impressed with every single dish. The flavors were outstanding. The presentation was beautiful. The ingredients were super fresh. I would highly recommend this restaurant! The service and atmosphere were excellent as well.
  3. s

    steph32

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, staff and chef gave great customer service! Good cherry ginger margarita, the short ribs were great, next time a burger is definitely on the agenda.
  4. SG

    SteveG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Roots was a very good experience. The ambience was excellent, the food was outstanding. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were all incredible.
  5. MQ

    MatthewQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibes, great bourbon selection, fabulous food, what more could you ask for? Highly recommend.
  6. J

    Jacquelyn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good! My chicken was a little too acidic but the mashed potatoes were perfect! I also really like the Watermelon and Lime sorbet!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing food, unlike anything Jonesboro has to offer. One of a kind dishes made to perfection with a wide selection of quality liquors.
  8. RH

    ReneeH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food! Great service!
  10. TM

    TimothyM

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Love the food! Quality every time. Server was good, just very busy. I wouldn't mind lower volume music, but maybe I'm getting old. One of my favorite local places to go.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal ! We had great service from the staff but the food took the show, I had the ribeye, it was delicious.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a lovely dinner and great service. Will be back.
  13. KB

    KimberleyB

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was DELICIOUS from the appetizers to dessert!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Great!
  16. NK

    NamitaK

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was a great experience the server was great coming back again
  17. AJ

    AndreaJ

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always the best in the region. Service was amazing, as well.
  18. CH

    CourtneyH

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our server, Grace, was wonderful!
  19. M

    Mycroft

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easily one of the best in Arkansas right now and the Memphis area as well. Spectacular food with an excellent light touch and very friendly but not overbearing service. Good enough that any menu critiques from me would be only in relation to reasonably comparable restaurants with James Beard winners, (Miller Union, Snackbar, Bayona). With a couple of more years' polish and added depth, Roots could move into that class. We drove 2 1/2 hours to try it and it was 100 percent worth the trip.
  20. SD

    SarahD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to roots for our Anniversary and it was exceptional! We will certainly be back!
  21. C

    Colecarter

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of Jonesboro’s best restaurants! Great food! Excellent service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oz was our waiter and was attentive, pleasant and helpful with our menu selections. Food was cook excellent and presentation was appealing. Always enjoy dining here!
  24. RT

    RachelT

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite restaurant in the Northeast Arkansas area. Always a culinary delight. Fresh ingredients, exciting dishes, relaxing atmosphere- what's not to love? Satisfying and unique blend of southern cuisine we love to come in for their seasonal menus and locally sourced offerings that leave you feeling delighted.
  25. J

    John

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Farm to Table menu was AWESOME ! ! !
  26. o

    oliverw

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Travel to Jonesboro for biz. This is a hidden gem!! Bartender is amazing and the food great!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed it!!! Thanks so much! James and Jan Turley
  28. SC

    SheraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was all delicious. Servers were very polute and attentive.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I frequently choose Roots for dining out and am never disappointed. They treat dinner as the main event which I love! Guests are never rushed either. We did the chefs tasting menu with wine pairing for a fun girls night out. I was very very pleased with everything. Roots is consistently providing a great dinner experience and tasty food. Thank you!
  30. TW

    TonyW

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. The authenticity and enthusiasm of our our server Benjamin set the tone for our whole evening. We especially appreciated the creativity in imagining and offering dishes blending a variety of culinary influences like those of Louisiana, South America and Americana. I'd recommend the Shrimp & Grits, which are like none I've had before. Gulf shrimp, green chilis, beer, bacon and extraordinary creamy cheese grits. Delicious. For dessert, ask for what's not listed on the menu. You'll be delightfully surprised. We'll be back when in Jonesboro again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy yummy in my tummy
  32. B

    Barrett

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bourbon selection in Jonesboro. Great menu, cool and courteous staff. Will be a regular spot for the wife and I!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall my wife and I really enjoyed it. The fried deviled eggs with blackened alligator was fantastic! I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back again and again.
  34. BO

    BillO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu to choose from and our order was exceptional! This will be our "go-to" restaurant in Jonesboro for special occasions!
  35. FM

    FranciscoM

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Great food , i knew was a brunch , but expected other options beside the brunch

    RootsResponded on May 16, 2022Gracias Francisco por tus recomendaciones, las tomaremos en cuenta para el próximo servicio de brunch. Gracias Chef Paula

  36. LF

    LaceyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Was good but service was lacking. My steak Benedict was SUPER rare and unfortunately the waiter never came back to check on us. This was on Mother’s Day so may be better to go when less busy. They did take off part of the check also.

    RootsResponded on May 16, 2022Hi Lacey! Thank you so much for your review. We have talked to our service, and we deeply apologize for this experience in such special day. Certainly not an example of our standards. I would like to invite you back and give us another opportunity. Thank you Chef Paula

  37. TM

    TimothyM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, slow, but the restaurant was PACKED, excellent food, server was friendly, music was a touch loud. Second time there and will be back again.

    RootsResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you Timothy for your review. We certainly appreciate hearing from you. Hope to see you back soon.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    We had a reservation and were immediately seated but after 15 minutes of unsuccessful waiting for a server to greet us, get us water/cocktails, we left. The food is always great

    RootsResponded on May 16, 2022Hi Allison I know you frequent our restaurant quite often, and I would like to apologize personally for the experience. Specially being a birthday brunch. We spoke with our server, and we deeply apologize for what happened. This certainly doesn't reflect our standards. I would like to invite you back personally. Hope to hear back from you soon. Thank you Chef Paula

  39. DH

    DonH

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Novel food. Rotating menu. Local farmers. Incredible!!
  40. JA

    JARo

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Roots is always a special place my wife and I go. You won’t find food like this anywhere else and the service is excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Roots using the Order Online button. Roots also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (870) 336-1212.

Roots is rated 4.8 stars by 283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Roots

303 S Main St, Jonesboro, AR 72401-2910

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Jonesboro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Ecuadorian, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Karl Lowe / Paula Endara Lowe

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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