Root Restaurant + Wine Bar

4.4
290 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian

Restaurants you may also likeView all

About

ROOT restaurant + wine bar serves a fresh take on Italian, Spanish and American cuisine with fun and approachable wines and cocktails. Set in the heart of the bustling Fishtown neighborhood, ROOT provides service which is inviting, yet relaxed with a strong focus on hospitality. We look forward to serving you and your guests.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Spanish, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Wed 5pm-10pm
Thursday-Saturday 5pm-11pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(215) 515-3452
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Nick Kennedy
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Private Dining: The restaurant can be booked for private events
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Girard
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
There is street parking as well as a parking lot at 1320 North Front street which is a close 5 minute walk.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Market Frankford Line; Girard Avenue stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 290 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the absolute best!

Report
Helpful
MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't let the limited/simple menu fool you .. everything is unbelievably delicious .. you won't regret dining there!!!

Report
Helpful
AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom here and we had a great time. The gin-and-tonics were to *die* for, and the food was delicious and filling.

Report
Helpful
JM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Loved the fried chick peas

Report
Helpful
JL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

For food the place offers few selection, appetizers small. The selections are well done, but not very many. As one coming from the San Francisco area I was not too impressed with the wine bar, not wide ranging selection and expensive.

Report
Helpful
OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always ♥️

Report
Helpful
M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Mushroom burger is FANTASTIC. Would love to see more vegetarian/ vegan options on the menu.

Report
Helpful
ME
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my 2nd dining experience at Root. I went for the Joe Beddia pop-up. Food and service were great, and ambiance was cozy as well. I ordered off of the Beddia wine list, and most of the Beddia food items. I ordered 1 Root pasta dish, which was exceptional.

Report
Helpful
CR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great staff -- highly recommend to anyone who is interested in a date night out in Fishtown.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Love the seasonal fare and unexpected flavors.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great ambiance - it’s a beautifully designed restaurant.

Report
Helpful
GC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their happy hour is a great deal, and their gin and tonics are phenomenal. Everything we ordered was delicious and our waitress took great care of us.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Root has been a favorite go-to spot of mine since the summer they opened. The food is always delicious and there has recently been some new menu additions that are very tasty and seasonal. Would definitely recommend the chickpeas, crispy potatoes, pan con tomate, meatballs, and gnudi. Recently went for brunch for the first time and that was also delicious! The omelette was cooked perfectly and the potatoes were similar to the crispy potatoes on the dinner menu (one of my favs!). Root’s atmosphere is also one of my favorite restaurant designs- so unique and tasteful! Overall awesome place like all of Greg Root’s restaurants!

Report
Helpful
B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Nice ambiance. Excellent service.

Report
Helpful
M
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was creative and delicious. Our server was professional , friendly and knowledgeable. Our entrees were slightly delayed but not enough to complain about. Nevertheless, the manager apologized by providing an excellent cheese board which completed our meal. We would recommend Root and look forward to a return visit.

Report
Helpful
p
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner spot, welcoming atmosphere and delicious cocktails.

Report
Helpful
L
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The experience at Root for brunch was pretty good. The menu is really nice and the service was very good and attentive. It was super hot so we are inside and it was fairly cool and pleasant. The food was pretty good, though I would say it wasn’t as fantastic as some of the all star brunch places in Philly (which set a really high bar)! Definitely a solid reliable option inFishtown though. Really a very cute place ambiance-wise. I would say the highlights were the breakfast potatoes and the strawberry buttermilk cake (I seriously might go back just for that...). Yum! The drinks were pricey because they seemed very watered down and weak, yet cost the same as a high end cocktail anywhere else in the city. NOT a spot if you are determined to enjoy several cocktails.

Report
Helpful
BA
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Limited but very good brunch menu in comfortable setting with congenial and attentive service

Report
Helpful
D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar facing the windows, great spot! The bar tender and staff were very friendly and inviting. The food was excellent. Get the chicken liver toast. I want to go back just for that. The chef here really know their stuff. He prawns are good too. Can’t wait to try more options on the menu and their cocktails.

Report
Helpful
BR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmostphere. If you like to people watch on Frankford Avenue, you will surely like this place.

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were there during a street festival so it was insanely noisy. The best thing about our visit was the food. The zeppoele was incredible.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love what the chef does with mushrooms!

Report
Helpful
MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a fine meal with excellent service! We are looking forward to our next visit.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After finishing my wife said “everything we ate was really good. There’s nothing I didn’t like.” That about sums it up. Additionally, small plates and tapas gets pretty expensive but portions were more than fair and relatively inexpensive. Great weekday happy hour on food and drinks. Will come back for sure.

Report
Helpful
KK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, my only complaint is the space. It's just so badly arranged. Fitting in tables that obviously don't fit makes for an uncomfortable experience.

Report
Helpful
LD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service-

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We return to Root restaurant because, in our experience, every unique dish is superb. From the croquetta and ramp and mushroom zeppoli to the fried chickpeas and morel and ricotta toast, we were delighted.
I cannot emphasize enough how masterfully these dishes are created by the chef, we always are impressed. I highly recommend Root, not only for the varied culinary offerings, but also for the creative cocktails and vast wine choices. Once again, well done!

Report
Helpful
TP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service! The chick peas are the best thing I ever ate!

Report
Helpful
M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Shared a bunch of plates with friends. The kale salad and the cavatelli were great!

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

Report
Helpful
MF
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time! Great food! We’ll be back to try the rest!

Report
Helpful
TD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service at Root is impeccable. We especially loved the cheese board, the leafy salad with avocado, the warm olives, and the toasts. Beautiful space, sexy nighttime vibe, gloriously fun servers. Also, this is my fave spot for brunch (ricotta pancakes, Turkish eggs).

Report
Helpful
N
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good food. We shared some small plates for appetizers, and they gave us the happy hour pricing as we arrived just before it ended. For dinner I had an excellent burger. My wife had something that looked quite unusual and tasted great (no idea what it was). For most of the meal the restaurant was extremely noisy as someone a table over was nearly shouting in our direction for an hour. Guess we should have complained. Finally, that party left.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time at Root and it was even better then the first time! The food is amazing and the wine selection is top notch. We plan on going again!

Report
Helpful
DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, Danielle, and I had a really nice time. We live in the neighborhood, but this was our first time actually making it out to Root and we loved it. Ariel was a great server, very friendly and great with guiding us through the menu. Happy hour snacks were killer (That buffalo mozz toast was wizardry). Looking forward to coming back and super excited to check out Suraya. The new Beddia spot is super exciting too. Well done. We’ll see you again soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pleasant meal.Delicious food and cocktails!

Report
Helpful
CO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall it was good, I asked how they serve the gin&tonic thought same as in Spain. However not even close to that. My recommendation just have a visit to Spain to see how it is served ;)

Report
Helpful
J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We both ordered a burger. It came with fries. Fries were over salted and the burger was just okay. Expected better as the burger was $15.00.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute restaurant. We went there for brunch, had a great meal

Report
Helpful
LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a good restaurant with excellent food but what makes it really outstanding is the staff. Amber made our day.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
8

Tweets by Root Restaurant + Wine Bar