The Roost

4.6
97 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. The Roost offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. 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!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 97 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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RochelleW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome affordable restaurant in Durango. Service was awesome. Drinks were unique and well prepared. Food was very good. Not a lot of choices but very nice. We will be back!

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vipIwonaW
Dallas
88 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Fair choice of cocktails, great service.
Value food nenu

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Indy
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the quiet ambience and the service was excellent. Very interesting appetizers, each chef inspired entree we had was well prepared and tasty. Will definately return.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful food. The Prime Rib was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to The Roost, but definitely not the last. Amazing food and service. Ribeye was cooked perfectly, flavor was amazing, and the proportions were large. We also enjoyed the salmon special, one wasn’t cooked all the way through. But Kelly our waitress was quick to get it taken care of. Upon return she came out with a new plate of food! The desserts are scrumptious as well. We have lived in the area for 8 years and can not understand why this restaurant isn’t the talk of the town. BEST restaurant in Durango!

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TanyaF
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dave is amazing, I had the pancetta wrapped salmon with microgreens and it was divine!!

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LocalResident
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most fun and would love to come back soon!

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parrothead
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Value. Chef driven menu. Very good wine list...We will definitely go back.

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LRussell
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Will definitely be eating here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Wings were big and good. Prime rib special was covered in hollandaise sauce and was not very good, overall. Chicken carbonara was good. All of our beef was closer to room temperature/cool. Service was excellent and we had a nice time but we’re disappointed in the meal. I’m sure other things would have been better choices from the menu.

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TraceyB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Hostess was lovely and accommodating. Saying they don't see OpenTable reservations and still accommodated a table for 10. Lucky us.

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Tracey
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, from the appetizers and drinks to the entrees, it was all fantastic. Service was great and staff really knew the menu and made great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was great !! The desert was amazing

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RyanS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Chef took special care to make sure my celiac wife’s meal was gluten free - and delicious. Everyone raves about the chicken carbonara. Waiter was terrific.

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vipNora
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!! Our server was incredible, especially for such a large group! Very appreciative!!!

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TawnyB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food! My new favorite! Thank you!

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DurangoLady
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Large selection of food from apps to sandwiches and entrees. Drinks were also good.

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JeffE
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Roost makes a nice Manhattan. I had a good Cod and the kids had chicken from Cuckoos.

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RitaW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great waitress, food was good. The pork chop wasn't like I remembered the last time but it was still good enough. Waitress very friendly, loved the atmosphere. I have been here many times, enjoy it

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KarlaC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choices and really good food. The french fries are the best in town.
Highly recommend The Roost

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vipMrsJ92107
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Appetizer of fried ravioli was amazing. Things went downhill from there. Our entrees were served cold. We didn’t say anything because we were hungry and tired. So we just are our cold food.

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vipBarbaraM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy are almost weekly dinner here. The atmosphere is inviting, friendly servers, & the food delicious. They have always been accommodating to our request. Kelly is very personable, knows the menu, & very efficient. She wants your experience enjoyable & hopefully you'll want to return. David Cuntz the chef was awarded Best Chef of Colorado. So you need to go. You'll taste for yourself why he was honored in this special way.

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Visitor
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My family and I went here because the chef had just won an award. I'm not sure what he got the award for, but there is no way it is for cooking. Really generic food. My main course was ice cold, they discounted it. No seasoning. The cocktails were bad. Really bad. Overall not a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food made better by a great server!

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Allie
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very accommodating to a large group of people, the hostess and waitresses were unbeaten and friendly. I had the parmesan crusted Cod and thought it very good. My partner had prime rib and he thought it was very good also. He ordered medium-rare and it came exactly the right temperature.

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SandyS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place... we went two nights in a row!!! Highly recommend

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Avsumm
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and the service was good. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service last night and food. Nachos were best we’ve had in a long time. Nice relaxing dinner. Definitely would go back.

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LeslieC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience - the staff was amazing. The food was excellent, meet them expectations.

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CAROLYNF
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Made our last night of vacation very much peasant! Thanks.

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viprivergirl
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. We will definitely eat here again the next time we are in Durango.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and kudos to Chef Dave for creating such lovely menu offerings! It's one of our favorites and certainly a go-to!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried to get in the night before but the wait was over an hour. We made reservations for Saturday night. The service was impeccable. Our food was fabulous. We had prime rib and our tastebuds were not disappointed. I even had dessert.

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Paco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Music was loud with way too much bass, the table was vibrating. Had the prime rib, it had no flavor and was half fat.

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RhondaF
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Definitely recommend!

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vipBarbaraM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We feel this is one of the best finds this year! When we got here this summer & learned Kelly was now working there, we knew we wanted to try Roost. And we have not been disappointed. The staff is friendly & efficient, the chef delivers good food consistently, and the atmosphere is inviting. Rachel, the hostess, is attentive to request & does her best to accommodate. We have enjoyed every evening we have dined there.

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Mackenzie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was very good and I thought the prices pretty reasonable. Of the 4 meals the prime rib was the best but each meal came with a vegetable and rice or potato which was nice, and in general we all enjoyed it. Tables were spaced far enough apart so we could talk and I felt reasonably comfortable being inside with all that is constantly happening with Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chicken wings were the best!

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vipmnizzy
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with service and the food was awesome!

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 97 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.