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The Roost, Durango, CO

The Roost

4.6
4.6
189 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 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 189 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. d

    devildoc

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  2. BM

    BradM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. 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
  5. BM

    BarbaraM

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 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!
  6. K

    Karenr

    Durango

    176 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    176 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. S

    Susan

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the prime rib especially! Excellent service.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. SS

    SamS

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening!
  19. 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.
  20. JT

    JanT

    Durango

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  21. 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
  22. DB

    DeeB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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
  23. 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.
  24. RG

    RonG

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Well run with and easy going ambiance.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. JP

    JeraldP

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. The wait staff was very attentive and prompt.
  30. BM

    BarbaraM

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost is a weekly restaurant we go to for the reasonably priced delicious food. The menu has many options for anyone to enjoy. Chef Dave is not only a great chef but friendly, & visits with the customers. Our waiter, Kelly is above friendly, efficient, & knowledgeable about the menu items. We find the atmosphere inviting. Their bartender , Chad, has innovative cocktails & also a entertaining personality.
  31. c

    chrisc

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prime Rib was excellent. Came with mashed potatoes and green beans which were also good.
  32. RW

    RitaW

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Chef Dave is the best! Actually he is! Our waitress was prompt and efficient even though they were down wait staff. Good menu with some lower cost options as well as higher end entrees. I had the parmesean crusted cod, oh so good!
  33. D

    Donski

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Able to seat 4 of us, which isn’t easy on a Durango Friday night.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We made a reservation so got seated right away. Had to wait about 0 minutes before the waiting staff even come to get our drinks order. The fried ravioli was delisted but everything g else way meh.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My wife said her cod was very good. I had the prime rib and was not overly impressed. It was somewhat tough on one end and lacked a lot of flavor. Our waiter was average - my wife ordered a coffee with desert but never received it. At least they didn’t try to charge us.
  36. HE

    HollyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Dave is the best. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend the prime rib or burger.
  37. d

    dawn

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service great food magi tacos were delicious
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dining here. Service was fantastic and we enjoyed our meals. Great drinks too!
  39. SC

    SuCCO

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful place to eat Chef Dave does an outstanding job blending flavors . One of my favorite places in Durango hands down!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prime rib was excellent!

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 189 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 14 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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