Roost

4.3
1527 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
When you settle in, you come home to roost. A roost is a place that feels comfortable. It’s a place where we all have a little something in common. It’s a place that takes a community and builds it into a home. That’s the spirit of ROOST Restaurant located in the new, exciting and vibrant community of NOMA Square on Main Street in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Situated next to the Hyatt Regency Greenville, ROOST is a casual restaurant featuring the best fresh local bounty that Greenville has to offer. Our focus is on giving the community a place to eat local and seasonal food of the highest quality, cooked with care, and at an honest price.

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
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 1527 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son there for his 20th birthday. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Food was amazing!

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LizzieBee
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The Roost has historically been one of my go to places that provides delicious food and excellent service. This visit was NOT up to their usual standards. The hostess seemed clueless and never could correctly check us in so I kept getting text alerts during meal to report to her upon arrival even though we already had. The server was terrible - lackluster, no real personality and gave several incorrect statements about menu items when asked. She was not very attentive and failed to do a couple basic anticipatory things that would have made visit more pleasant and less annoying to have to keep asking for. First time I haven’t left the server my typical 30+% tip. Actually ended up speaking to the manager once I got home as I then received an email showing my reservation was cancelled, guessing due to hostess check-in errors. I do have to give props to the manager who was very receptive and interested in feedback so he could correct the issues for future - wish I’d taken the time to speak with him in person instead of leaving restaurant frustrated that my plus one drove almost two hours to meet me for such an average visit. Our food was delicious, just lacking all the great service that I’ve come to expect. Eating out may be to avoid meal prep for some people but for someone like me who can fix a great meal and knows about Importance of ambiance and accompanying service, I had a disappointing trip. Kudos again to manager who left me satisfied that it was a one off experience - I will be back!

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PaladinAlum88
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost NEVER disappoints. We have been many times and have always had a fabulous meal. Mixed drinks are always perfect and craft beer selections are excellent. It's a lively crowd....not recommended if you want a quiet atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good experience. Good steak and service!

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GSmith
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was fabulous as always, but communication between waitstaff and kitchen had clearly broken down, and the order was never fully corrected. Will be confident of all being well by our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are always amazing! Favorite thing is their bottomless mimosa deal, perfect for any brunch!

KH
KatieH
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Great Valentine's Brunch!

LB
LisaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

It took an hour to get our food, our server was great food quality very poor my side salad was just a huge pile of greens the burger had no flavor very bland. Would not go back.

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flotown
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went with my daughters for dinner. Very nice experience in an unforced atmosphere. I imagine when to full capacity is very vibrant. Food was well made.

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Datenight
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were terrified because the only reservations we could get were outdoors on a 34 degree night. We thought the worst thing that could happen was we would drink a cocktail and take our food to go. Well, the outdoor area was heated by multiple heaters. It was actually warmer on the patio that inside the restaurant. The tables were more than 6 feet apart. We had excellent service, our food was great. We really didn't want to leave. We are so glad we risked it on the outdoor seating. Best date night we've had in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to celebrate my mom’ birthday at roost given her dietary constrictions. The food was amazing, but the service was even better!

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MargotB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and it was nice to hear live music!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Will definitely be going back for bottomless mimosas!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 3 for $30 was amazing!

LG
LuvGreenvilleFood
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great menu, but poor execution. Service wasn’t great.

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PimentoandProse
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We visited for Restaurant week and it was great! Loved the menu options and the heated outdoor dining, such a pretty view.

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PrudyG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We dined during restaurant week and choose from that menu. All good except the chicken piccata pasta. Very bland, not much picatta sauce or flavor.

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FoodieChef
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered the charcuterie plank which never came. Beet carpaccio needed acidity buy was good. Shrimp and grits, while tasty, was very much a one note dish. The ham in the grits was over cooked while the meager serving portion of shrimp was cooked perfectly. My wife’s duck breast was way over cooked, that poor duck died in vain. The sea salt caramel brownie was just okay but the ice cream served with it was delicious. Apparently Roost rolled out the duck for Restaurant Week. They should stick to doing food items the kitchen know how to prepare to put a best foot forward for the event.

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Anonymous
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Visited for Restaurant Week to give Roost another chance. Both the duck and steak were tough and unimpressive. The ambiance is nice and enjoyed the live music, but wouldn't return for the food.

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Goodeats
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and a nice size portion. They do a good job distancing the tables. Very pleased with the service as well. Would definitely recommend for a birthday or date night. Parking is easy also inside the deck at Hyatt Regency.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I’m sorry to say we felt under valued by our serve, the food wasn’t good, and the price was on the high side. I realize it is hard to find help on or around holidays. We were disappointed in our service.

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JenniferK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. We went for the Christmas buffet, but found they were unable to put out the buffet due to COVID. No worries. They offered a wonderful menu that was just as well prepared and satisfying. The prime rib was exceptional.
Our waiter couldn’t have been better, and the service was exceptional.

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BobH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was outstanding. Wish the menu had a few more choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. We love the ravioli.our server was fantastic!

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vipandriven
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than expected - outdoor dining with heaters was quite nice.

JB
JoanB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner over looking main street on the patio which was enclosed with heaters. Enjoyed it so much will be back next week.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I was put in the far back by the hostess and waited approx. 20-25 minutes for service before I was served, although the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. While there being waitresses and waiters walking past me, I didn’t receive service until the manager talked to them about me. Due to the long wait, I was served a complimentary drink and salad. And the waiter was very nice to check on me.

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vipjelisa325
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was excellent. Roost had a very good cocktail and wine list and overall vibe of the place is laid back casual and southern charm. While they don’t cater exclusively to vegetarians and vegans, they do have some great options and are willing to work with you. One of our new go to spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except for the temperature in the space kept fluctuating from hot to cold.

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Slick
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Average at best

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Thanksgiving

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vipChristopherG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and terrific service. Social distancing was very good and the restaurant has large, high ceiling spaces with very good airflow so we felt very comfortable.

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful plated Thanksgiving meal at Roost. The food was well prepared and plentiful. The service was great and it is a very spacious restaurant for social distancing. Great place to go over the holidays and view the decorated Christmas trees in the Hyatt lobby.

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ScottB
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server - we were outside and they have heaters so the temps were....um varied... but fine. Hard to control in that environment.

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viplovecuisine
Charleston
95 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bruce - great service.- very good wine. Nice view out to decorated south main. 😊

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vipBrittanyC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

I booked here for a safe outdoor option during COVID only to find out that they put up a tent over their outdoor seating and it can to be opened for proper ventilation. Not a good option during COVID and I wish this was communicated - booking an outdoor table is not really outdoors

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn't realize this was a hotel restaurant. Exactly what i expect out of a hotel. Decent food. Overpriced. Server was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food continues to average at best

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our celebratory lunch prior to the Clemson graduation ceremony for my son could not have been nicer, and I thank Roost for the memorable experience that it was. Our table was ready and waiting, the server was top notch and friendly, the food was great. Couldn’t ask for more.

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Roost is rated 4.3 stars by 1527 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.

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