Southern Roots - Grand Hotel

4.6
251 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Southern Roots combines a picturesque ambiance, exceptional service and Chef-driven menus focused on high-quality, locally sourced and estate grown farm-to-table fare to create a chic yet casual experience, infused with flavor and fun and inviting a return.

**Holiday menus and hours may vary** Please contact the hotel 251-928-9201 to find out about special holiday menus (Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Valentine's, etc.)

1847 Bar in Southern Roots
Every great hotel has a great bar to steal away to, and 1847 is ours. 1847 is home to the beverage arts, with Grand Garden-to-glass crafted cocktails, local libations and signature wines by the glass all getting in on the act. The setting of choice for savoring house-made elixirs, quiet conversation, or the easy company of new friends.

Complimentary Valet Parking on Non Holidays
Upscale Casual Dining – Resort Attire

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 251 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ordered the special…the tomahawk steak and was AMAZED. It was delicious, staff were kind and attentive, we will be back!

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Responded 16 hours ago

Hello Anonymous, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on Southern Roots. We agree the tomahawk ribeye is amazing! Certainly there is no greater compliment than the return of our amazing guests, we look forward to seeing you again!

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johnd
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent meal and atmosphere
our waiter was awesome
we will be back for sure

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Responded 16 hours ago

Hello johnd, We thank you kindly for sharing your insights regarding Southern Roots. Nothing makes us happier than to know our guests had a memorable time. We will share your thoughts with our teams to ensure they know the impact they have on our guests. We look forward to your return and hope to see you soon!

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defr
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience and service was phenomenal. Our server Lavar was on the ball and was there to make sure not only us but everyone else was having a great experience. The Manager of this restaurant also was so kind and on the ball also. I definitely will recommend this place to all and I WILL be back for another delectable meal.

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Responded 16 hours ago

Hello defr, Thank you for your kind words regarding your experience in Southern Roots. We are thrilled you and your guests enjoyed yourselves so. Lavar and the rest of the team will certainly be apprised of your comments and we look forward to taking great care of you again!

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vipRick
Mobile
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slower than normal. Vegetarian items are limited and not as good as previous experiences. Would like to see some vegetarian items more than an appetizer salad (had once and will not order again) and a vegetable plate. The plant-based lasagna from many dines ago was outstanding. We miss innovative food like that.

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Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Rick, Please allow us to apologize for your last experience in Southern Roots. Despite many challenges we continue to take great pride in always working towards exceeding our guests expectations. It appears this was not the case in your last meal with us. I assure you we will review with our service and culinary teams to refocus and dedicate ourselves to being the best we can be for our guests. We do hope you will join us again, we would appreciate the opportunity to do better for you.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The New Year’s Eve dinner was a disaster for my wife and I. Our table was in a drafty location and we made a mistake from the seating for not realizing it was too cold at that table. The menu was a 4-course dinner. The server only had 4 tables, 3 of which were occupied. I ordered a glass of wine which appeared after the first course (crab cakes) was served. My wife ordered a white wine that must have been in a freezer, not simply being chilled. The 2nd course was a Herbert to cleanse the palate and was served before the 1st course was finished. Both courses were acceptable. Course 3 was a steak and it was served immediately after the 2nd. I commented to my wife that the food was being served such that the staff seemed to be in a rush to get us out of there. Course 3 was barely acceptable. Parts of the steak was chewy, the sting beans had no taste, the side of stew was a bit on the salty side and the carrots were also bland. Course 4 was listed as bananas Foster. It was a small rectangle of cheesecake with a tablespoon of what was the Foster. (There were several pill-sized chunks of bananas.). My wife asked for a scoop of the sherbet in lieu of the Foster. It was not from the same source and did not have but a single taste. And all of this for a mere $149 PER PERSON. The wine was NOT included with the meal. Never again!

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JenniferO
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas celebration for my team! Great atmosphere, food and service outstanding!

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Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello JenniferO, We can not thank you enough for taking the time to review Southern Roots. Our team is always excited to know their hard work and dedication results in the memorable experiences they help to create. Please feel free to join us again as nothing brings us more joy than to see our wonderful guests time and again. Hope to see you soon and all the best to you and your family this holiday season!

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Riza
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Need to have better signs in to guide people to the different restaurants specially for people who have never been there. Waiter was great but seemed to be understaffed.

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Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello Riza, We wish to thank you for your honest and intuitive feedback regarding your Southern Roots dining experience. We will share your thoughts with our sister departments to ensure all guests are comfortable in knowing where we are located. We will also work towards ensuring we have adequate staff to take great care of all of our guests. We do hope you will join us again, when most convenient for you. Please be well this joyous holiday season!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Overall we had a wonderful evening dinner at Southern Roots inside The Grand. Excellent service, great seating, and a pleasant atmosphere made for an enjoyable evening. My only negative experience would have to be the food. Everything was drenched in oil which unfortunately made what could have been excellent food subpar. The cocktails were excellent however which made up for the underwhelming food. I'm sure we'll return again as the overall experience at The Grand was great, just not to eat at Southern Roots.

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Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for your honest assessment of Southern Roots. While we are happy you enjoyed the service, cocktails and ambiance, we apologize for not exceeding your expectations regarding the food. Rest assured we have shared with our Culinary Team and will work diligently to address the menu items and preparation of said items. We do hope you will give us another chance and wish to thank you for sharing information that may aid us in improving. We hope this message finds you well!

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vipChris
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service end excellent food in a lovely room with a good bar drink beforehand! What could be better than that?!

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Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello Chris, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Southern Roots. We are thrilled to share with our teams as we know they take pride in ensuring our guests have the best possible experience. Please join us again when most convenient for you!

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vipJBennett
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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Responded on December 11, 2021

Hello JBennett, Thank you for your kind review of our Southern Roots restaurant. We have shared with our team and are pleased to say they are thrilled to know you enjoyed yourself so. Please do join us again when the opportunity presents itself. We enjoy nothing more than seeing our amazing guests time and again!

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SandiH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with hospitable service. Will definitely make another trio

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Responded on December 18, 2021

Hello SandiH, We appreciate you taking the time to review Southern Roots! Nothing makes our team happier than knowing they helped to create a memorable experience for our guests. We certainly look forward to your return and hope this message finds you and your family well this holiday season.

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Tumi60
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. We celebrated the holidays while our adult children were in town at Southern Roots. We hope to do it again. Our waiter, Christian, was excellent.

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Responded on November 27, 2021

Hello Tumi60, Thank you for your kind words regarding your dining experience in Southern Roots. We certainly will share with Christian and the rest of the team. Nothing brings us more joy than to know our guests have had a memorable experience. Please do join us again when next the opportunity presents itself!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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ChristineZ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent thoughtful service Christian was a wonderful waiter thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We will return

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Responded on November 23, 2021

Hello ChristineZ, Thank you for you kind words regarding your experience in Southern Roots. We have shared with Christian and he is thrilled to know you had such a memorable time. We very much look forward to taking great care of you again!

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NotAFoodSnob
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was not flavorful, served Luke warm and way overpriced.

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Responded on November 23, 2021

Hello NotAFoodSnob, First and foremost please allow us to apologize for your experience in Southern Roots. Our only intention is to provide the best food and service to our guests and we certainly fell short of those goals. I assure you we will address with our teams to make sure every guest receives not only the best service, but product possible. We do certainly hope you will give us another try. Please feel free to reach out to us in advance so we can insure you get the experience you deserve

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KTLA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and craft bar. Upscale but comfortable atmosphere. Great service all the way around.

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Responded on November 19, 2021

Hello KTLA, Thank you for taking the time to review your Southern Roots 1847 experience. We are proud to share with our team and wish you to know your experience is what drives us to continue to take great care of our guests. We certainly hope you will join us again when most convenient for you!

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BBfoodiefan
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Njoyable from valet parking to dining. Courteous and friendly employees. Delicious cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was incredible. I had the beef tenderloin medium rare and requested the debris on the side. It was so tender and flavorful. The GUMBO is not to be missed. My husband had the grouper and it too was delicious. The chocolate cake…. Perfection. Christian was our waiter and he was wonderful. We highly recommend Southern Roots.

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Responded on November 5, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Southern Roots. We have shared your review with both Christian and our team. Needless to say they are thrilled you had such a wonderful time. Please feel free to join us again when next the opportunity presents itself!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well rounded. Lovely

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Responded on October 27, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for sharing your experience regarding Southern Roots. We truly appreciate our guests and love to share their kind words with our associates. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

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BradJ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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Responded on October 24, 2021

Hello BradJ, We appreciate you taking the time to review Southern Roots. Nothing brings such joy to our associates more than knowing their guests had such a memorable time. We do look forward to serving you again when the opportunity presents itself!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was really good. Just not a 5. No real complaints Noise level was a bit above medium as there were several groups with children.

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Responded on October 24, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for providing us your thoughts on your experience in Southern Roots. We have taken note and will do all we can to strive for perfect scores in all areas. We do certainly hope you will give us another try and never hesitate to let us know how we can make your experience better!

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CReview
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was expensive but subpar quality. Got the chicken dish with overcooked vegetables in a lackluster cream sauce. Also got the tenderloin which was undercooked and not to specifications requested when ordering. Restaurant was loud to the point it was hard to hear my dining companion. Server was great, just wish he had been wearing a mask since the resort specified that precautions were in place. Ambiance was nice with great background music-would have been very pleasant if less crowded. Overall just wish food had been better.

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Responded on October 24, 2021

Hello CReview, Please allow us to apologize for not exceeding your expectations regarding your Southern Roots dining experience. We have shared your insights with our culinary team and I can assure you we are reviewing our recipes. We appreciate your thoughts on how we can best improve and we will work ardently to do so. Please know we follow all CDC guidelines regarding our staff and guests health. Never hesitate to request any measure that you feel would be in your best interest.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mix drinks were of great quality, the food also

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Responded on October 24, 2021

Hello AlexG, Thank you for your kind words regarding our Southern Roots restaurant. We have shared with our teams and they are elated that you had such a memorable time. Please join us again when you are next in the area, we would enjoy nothing more than to provide you great service and food once again!

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KevinH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great experience! The steak was one of the top 5 steaks I have ever had!

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Responded on October 24, 2021

Hello KevinH, Thank you for your kind words regarding your experience in Southern Roots. Our staff is thrilled you enjoyed your time and we have relayed your thoughts on the steak to our culinary team. Please feel free to join us again when the opportunity presents itself!

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EveS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Food was delicious. The chef came to our table and spoke with us. Waiter could not have been more pleasant. Great experience and worth every penny!!

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Responded on October 24, 2021

Hello EveS, We appreciate you taking the time to share you thoughts on Southern Roots. Our team always strives to ensure our guests have the best of experiences. We certainly hope you will join us again!

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JamieLew14
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was extraordinary, and the view and atmosphere I would rate A+

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Responded on October 16, 2021

Hello JamieLew14, We cannot thank you enough for sharing your experience regarding your recent visit to Southern Roots. Our staff is happy to know they were able to provide you with great service and food. We would love nothing more than to have you back and enjoy another evening with us!

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Latebloomer
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had appetizers and cocktails before our dinner reservation with one of best bartenders I've ever seen ! Then dinner was awesome except I had requested a window table, the maitre tried to sit us at this horrible table but he finally got us at a better one, not window but one of the center booths, it was sufficient, the waiter who I can not remember his name was very nice and food was excellent, hubexcepect hubby sidnt like the chicken to much, but my filet was superb

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Responded on October 16, 2021

Hello Latebloomer, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Southern Roots. While we are thrilled you enjoyed the bartenders service and filet, we find it more important to let you know we will be reviewing our chicken dish and ensuring our greeters assist our guests with the best table selection. Through great guests such as yourself we are confident we will be able to improve upon ourselves. Please do visit again when the opportunity presents itself!

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CortneyS
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for dinner while visiting our daughter who lives in Mobile. We stayed at the Grande Hotel and the staff recommended Southern Roots for a special dinner.

The food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. Our waitress suggested the butter poached shrimp appetizer and grouper. Both were amazing. For dessert, the table split the banana pudding as well as the bread pudding – unbelievable!!

The view of the resort, ocean and sunset were a treat!

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Responded on October 16, 2021

Hello CortneyS, We are excited to know you and your guests had such a memorable time with us in Southern Roots. We have shared with our teams to ensure they are aware of the impact they have on our guests experiences. Certainly we would be honored to serve you again!

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NovaK
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hubs and I had a lovely meal with a beautiful view.

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Responded on October 9, 2021

Hello NovaK, Thank you for sharing your insights on your Southern Roots dining experience. We have shared with our teams and they are happy to know you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. Please do join us again when the opportunity presents itself!

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JoeT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food and drinks we’re both high-quality and the service was outstanding

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Responded on October 6, 2021

Hello JoeT, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Southern Roots. Through great guests such as yourself we are always eager to help our guests create lasting memories. Please feel free to visit again, the only thing that can make us happier is to make you and your guests happy again!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed the weekend at The Grand for my wife’s birthday.
My wife has been to The Grand many times and I have been twice.
The last time we stayed was for our anniversary in December of last year.
I can’t say enough about The Grand. Our experiences could not have been better. We love it there and can’t wait to go back!

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Responded on October 6, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for your thoughtful insights on your stay here at the Grand. Our staff truly enjoys ensuring each of our guests are well attended to. We can't thank you enough for making our property a special place for you and your family and we look forward to your next visit!

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RobertH
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here several times. This time was the best. Grouper was fantastic.

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Responded on October 1, 2021

Hello RobertH, Thank you for taking the time to review Southern Roots. We have shared your thoughts on the grouper with our culinary team and they are thrilled that you enjoyed the dish. We truly find happiness in ensuring our guests have a memorable time and sincerely hope to see you again in the near future.

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bevbuggphillips
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, wine prices, especially per glass were rather expensive…

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Responded on September 17, 2021

Hello bevbuggphillips, Thank you for sharing your insights on Southern Roots. Our guests feedback is our best asset in ensuring we are always improving upon ourselves. We have shared your thoughts with our beverage team and will review our pricing to ensure it is in line with our other offerings. We certainly hope you will join us again when the opportunity presents itself!

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vipDanB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand is a terrific hotel and Southern Roots delightful.

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Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello DanB, It is always a pleasure to work towards making sure our guests have a memorable experience. We appreciate your taking the time out of your day to share your experience with others regarding Southern Roots. We have shared with our teams and they are thrilled to know they helped shape your evening. Please do join us again when time permits!

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BruceC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back

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Responded on September 5, 2021

Hello BruceC, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience in Southern Roots. As hospitality professionals our greatest aim is to ensure our guests enjoy themselves and are well attended to. We sincerely hope you will return to enjoy another great meal with us and look forward to seeing you again!

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ClaudiaW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service delicious food. Beautiful sunset views but very pricey

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Responded on September 5, 2021

Hello ClaudiaW, We cannot thank you enough for your insights regarding your Southern Roots dining experience. Both our Service and Culinary teams are excited that you and your guests enjoyed your time with us. Please feel free to visit again as we truly take joy in taking great care of our guests.

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leslieV
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing and service impeccable!

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Responded on September 4, 2021

Hello leslieV, Thank you for sharing your experience in Southern Roots! Our team is delighted to know you enjoyed your time with us. Certainly we hope you will return to enjoy another evening and please let us know how we can make your experience even better!

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TwinkleToes
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and beautiful ambiance.

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Responded on August 26, 2021

Hello TwinkleToes, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Southern Roots. We have shared with our Culinary and Service teams and they are overjoyed that you and your guests had a memorable experience. We look forward to your return and hope to see you soon!

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Gigi
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, as was the service. I highly recommend the crab cake, delicious!

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Responded on August 26, 2021

Hello Gigi, We appreciate your kind words regarding your Southern Roots dining experience. Nothing brings our teams greater joy than knowing our guests enjoyed themselves so. Please feel free to join us again when it suits you best!

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vipReginaW
Little Rock
48 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most magnificent place to view the sunset and the beautiful grounds. From the moment we were met with a sweet greeter at the front door to her continuing to check on us through out the evening and the great service from our waiter and the back of the house did a amazing job on the food. This is my new favorite gem.

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Responded on August 19, 2021

Hello ReginaW, We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to provide your thoughts on your experience in Southern Roots. In sharing with our teams, they are truly happy to know you enjoyed your time with us. Certainly we look forward to your return and hope this message finds you well!

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FAQs

Southern Roots - Grand Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 251 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.