Roost

4.3
1563 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 1563 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DrBond
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great. It was a beautiful evening to have an outside table. The only problem was that our reservation was for 8, and we didn't get seated until 8:20. Not huge, but not good. The reason we make reservations is so we don't have to wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Dirty restrooms, horrible service and just ok food.

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Travelingman
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The outdoor seating is great. Food was good but I found the menu a bit limited.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful small city urban spot! The food was very good--my salad could have had a little more oomph (some nuts or fruit, perhaps)--and the Runner's Club was huge. But it was the open air patio and fountain that stole the show.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Seated in the back next to the bathroom despite requesting outside during the reservation, on the phone confirming the reservation, and on arrival. There was plenty of room outside both before and after our meal. Service was extremely slow and had to ask for things multiple times. Food took way too long for burgers, pizza, and ravioli. They seemed way understaffed.

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vipMeeska
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience4

We had reserved our table for 5 the night before where the only option for seating was “standard”. Our friends who arrived a few mins prior to us, reserved the day of and somehow managed to be seated outside. When my husband inquired about the outdoor seating where a table clearly seemed available outside, the Mgr rudely said what he needed to and blamed the system for making seating options available or unavailable. He then glared his eyes in such a threatening way it was uncomfortable, especially with my kids looking at his behavior back to us. His response could have been more customer friendly, but it was certainly far from that. Our server and the food were great. The Mgr on the other hand was a total jerk. He definitely needs to revisit customer service 101 again.

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vipTeresaN
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My Caesar salad was good. Very disappointed we couldn’t sit outside. Stuck in a bar area. Waiters were very friendly. Wouldn’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us we’re celebrating a birthday. It was a great experience. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere and beautiful weather. The service was great. They were accommodating g in splitting the checks and even split the birthday girl’s check in 7 parts so we could all treat!

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EricC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok, none of it was amazing. The garlic fries are not garlic fries, they are plain steak fries. I would expect garlic fries to be more like shoestring fries, so was surprised to get a plain serving of steak fries. Shrimp and grits were probably the best of the dishes we ordered, the burger was good too. Our waiter got pretty sidetracked, it took a loooong time for our appetizers and drinks to come. Probably a better place to go with the family than an adults-only dinner.

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vipRalphD
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor dining and service was excellent

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vipCarolyn
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service! will definately be back! salads so fresh

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CharlestonFoodie
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The restaurant didn’t seem that busy and we were often sitting with empty drinks and dirty plates that could be cleared. Food was ok, nothing special at all. Great spot though for outdoor seating away from the crowded areas of downtown.

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kenl
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting for a good meal. Was a perfect day for outdoors.

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vipjaniekins1
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A wonderful place for outdoor dining. Good food at reasonable prices

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MikeH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done Roost. You never fail to impress. We had good drinks and tasty food. I appreciate their attention to detail and their emphasis on making sure we were all happy.

DH
vipDutchH
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Service was spot on. Food was delicious.

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mqo001
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of great outdoor patio seating. Kind servers and great food. Will definitely go again.

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sarledge29
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I will continue to visit Roost for lunch and happy hour but their brunch menu needs some work. The food was just okay and service was bad.

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josephs
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balsamic Chicken is incredible. Youll take some home too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only drawback was it was a little cold, and the heaters didn’t really reach us where we were sitting on the patio. Everything else was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience! Great food and service! Excellent value! Definitely will be back!

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LauraV
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had four different entrees between the six of us, and everyone’s food was delicious! I had the hamburger, which was one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Our server( Paul) was so accommodating and attentive. Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place downtown greenville area will b back

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vipBernardT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We got there for our 7:30 appointment . We saw a table that was empty outdoors but was told there was booked indoors so had to eat indoors . The appointment for the outdoor table was for 9 . That should have told us something

The Roost is very pretty inside . Our server seems rushed and disorganized . It took 15 minutes before he took our drink order . We ordered appetizers at same time

During the meal one of us knocked over a drink . We had to get up from the table to find our waiter to get him to wipe the table . He left the towels on the table for at least 30 minutes — but did bring a drink quickly

The main meal came roughly an hour - hour 15 after we ordered . The food was dried out . Seemed a long time for a couple of pizzas and a burger . I will say the app were well done . Just not the main meal .

Given the reviews I have to admit a disappointment . Have to hope an off night

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RonaldK
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Roost but it won’t be our last. The food was absolutely fantastic. Our waiter was very personable. They did a good job with keeping us socially distanced so we felt comfortable.

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Maddie
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We came for dinner on our weekend trip to Greenville. They had a limited drink and dinner menu but had clear labels for gluten free and vegan options which was nice. They were busy but our service was great. Lots of food! It was a good experience overall.

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BeLoSe
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was oversalted but otherwise good. Had to ask for coffee refill but service was acceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great stop for a nice after ½ marathon lunch! Cozy environment and great salad (and fries) definitely get the fries!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
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 on February 21, 2021
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 on February 20, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to favorites. Always good food and good service. Highly recommend

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

Very good experience. Good steak and service!

GS
GSmith
Charleston
30 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!

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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
55 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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Roost is rated 4.3 stars by 1563 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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