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The Roost, Durango, CO

The Roost

4.6
4.6
201 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Brought to you by Chris & Michele Redding, the owners of Cuckoo's Chicken House & Waterin' Hole and The Animas City Theatre, The Roost opened June 12, 2018, offering affordable, casual dining in a fun, downtown location. Our seasonal menu offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees, prepared by Chef Dave Cuntz, Colorado Restaurant Association's Chef of the Year 2021. Pair your meal with a glass of wine, craft beer or signature cocktail. Finish your meal with one of Nana Pat's Cookie Dough Brownies ala mode you'll be glad you saved room for dessert! Located in Downtown Durango, 1/2 a block for the historic Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge railroad. A great place to dine after your train ride.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 764-4661

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dave Cuntz

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What 201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. r

    runner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I'm vegetarian, and the only option they had was a curry with tofu. It was good, but not the best I've had. The other lady with us had the same thing and she felt the same. The two guys had other dishes, which they liked.
  2. J

    Jared

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality food, reasonable prices for the downtown area, the head chef even delivered my daughters meal!! Reservations always help, especially on weekends. Our server was VERY nice, prompt, and attentive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the prime rib and the pistachio crusted Mahi Mahi. We also shared the sticky toffee pudding. The ambiance was great. Our server, Shari, was friendly and very helpful. Tasty food and a fun time!
  4. JT

    JanT

    Durango

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Roost is one of our favorites. Dave Kuntz is a remarkable chef, the waitstaff are good at their jobs and pleasant to interact with, and the ambience is great.
  5. CF

    CherylF

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I ate at The Roost, due to meeting Chef Dave, who turns out to be Colorado's Chef of the Year for 2022. His food DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!! I was totally ready to eat here again the very next day! The cherry on top was that Chef Dave came out to check on us twice during our meal. BEST value right here in Durango, CO!
  6. BM

    BarbaraM

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best evening. It was snowy outside but cozy atmosphere inside. The service was excellent The entire staff so friendly. And Chef David was able to visit. Our meal as we like it - always delicious. When we head home we will miss our weekly visit.
  7. PC

    PerliC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Such a delicious and fun dinner! Service was excellent - and we were a big party of 10 so likely not easy, but everyone was a pro and made sure we had a lovely time! We cam't wait to go back!!
  8. D

    Doug

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon special was delicious and elegantly presented. The meal for two with a glass of wine was reasonable and downright cheap compared to other Durango restaurants of comparable quality. This was our second post pandemic visit and both times have been outstanding. The parmesan crusted crab on the regular menu that we had the first time was also excellent.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!
  10. MH

    MichaelH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Just another great, enjoyable dining experience at the roost. Great service & delicious food.
  11. BM

    BarbaraM

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at The Roost is a weekly must for us. The chef Dave, has won awards, Chad the manager/bartender is accommodating, very friendly, & our server Kelly is the best, efficient, personable & definitely will make you evening enjoyable.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Kelly was absolutely terrific!
  13. d

    devildoc

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I consider myself a vegan, the cow ears the grass, I eat the cow. Prime rib is one of my favorite vegetables. EXCELLENT Prime Rib. Excellent service, we had Kelly. No significant complaints, parking was a pain. I
  14. BM

    BradM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't have been better!! Highly recommended. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.
  15. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Food was delicious and service superb. Would highly recommend. Ate dinner one night and came back with friends the next night. Kudos to the staff and the Chef.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The servers were absolutely awesome. Just the right amount of friendliness and attentiveness
  17. BM

    BarbaraM

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We would not return weekly if we didn't enjoy the friendly service, the consistently delicious food, & a relaxing environment. It always is impressive when Chef Dave comes a visit with his customers. The staff works well together so everyone has a good experience!
  18. K

    Karenr

    Durango

    179 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good comfort food. Calimari was fried just right and was very tender; not rubbery like some that had been frozen. The french dip was very good and big! In terms of ambiance, it’s bar-like, and we were packed in on top of other patrons in a smallish room. Practically sitting on top of next table.
  19. NG

    NormaG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Service and food were great. Enjoyed it and will go back.
  20. BO

    BillO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Chef Dave is very good along with very experienced and friendly help. Our favorite place for quiet dining.
  21. S

    Susan

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the prime rib especially! Excellent service.
  22. PL

    PhilipL

    E. Tennessee

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations and when we showed up restaurant was closed with no notice given to those who reserved.
  23. SH

    StaceyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband has been on a mission for prime rib for a while. The Roost's did not disappoint! I had the garden salad followed by homemade Mac n Cheese after we shared the fried ravioli appetizer. Very nice birthday dinner for my husband and our server, Sherry, was amazing!
  24. NT

    NealT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good is very good. Drinks overpriced. Next time we go we won’t order drinks. 2 drinks cost us $30.00 and the Martini was only half full
  25. L

    Lynne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. We did have trouble talking to each other over the noise at the next table.
  26. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their prime rib is awesome, and the waitstaff is very attentive. Walking distance from most downtown Durango hotels and the train station.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Durango

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at the Roost and we will be back. The food was great and the service was excellent. Thank you Sherry for making it a nice evening.
  28. JS

    JackSter

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, great service, great location. Says it all. Brit is wonderful!
  29. JD

    JustinD

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Small and expensive portions. Food was ok but not anything work a $30 plate.
  30. SS

    SamS

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening!
  31. GA

    GARYH

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best roast beef I've had in 20 years. Meatloaf was moist and tender. Orange Creme desert the perfect ending to a fine meal.
  32. JT

    JanT

    Durango

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to place for dinner. The foods is consistently excellent and we like the service and ambience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated quickly, ordered quickly and good food arrived fast. Wait staff nice
  34. DB

    DeeB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Booked here for dinner with good friends - only reservation available almost a week before. We had a great time and since it wasn't crowded we were able to stay and visit a while! The guys really enjoyed their prime-ribs very much, the coconut shrimp was also awesome and an orange mousse was great for dessert. Only miss was a tofu veggie bowl that was really not good - tofu should be cut into pieces, not served whole & there was nothing "Thai" about it - very little curry flavor. Service was great. It was pricy for the 4 of us (near 200 bucks with bar & all), but we had a great time! Would return
  35. LB

    LisaB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was polite and friendly. The service was excellent. Everyone was helpful. I really enjoyed the visit. I'm going to make The Roost my #1 restaurant when I go out to dinner. I'm lucky enough to live in the area.
  36. RG

    RonG

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Well run with and easy going ambiance.
  37. SW

    SarahW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. A very top notch restaurant without extreme notch pricing. Their cocktails were some of the best I have ever had. And I bartended for 13 years. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Ordered NY Strip med rare. It came out well done and was inedible. By the time we were able to get our server’s attention, others in our party had finished their meal and was too late to replace it. How anyone could cook such a good steak so poorly is incomprehensible. . We found much better dinner options in Durango for the reminder of our stay.
  39. TS

    TerryS

    Denver

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food! Excellent service! Very good value for your money.
  40. MA

    MarissaA

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sever was amazing, we got our food quickly even though the kitchen was backed up, and the food was delicious. Generous portions for everything. We will be back, there were many more dishes we wanted to try.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Roost using the Order Online button. The Roost also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 764-4661.

The Roost is rated 4.6 stars by 201 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Roost

128 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Durango

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dave Cuntz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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