Roost

4.4
1629 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
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BenjaminR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Roost used to be really good when it first opened, but we returned last night and it felt like a hotel restaurant. Mediocre food (but quite expensive) and mediocre service - we waited about 15 minutes after sitting down before our appetizer order was taken, and our waters were never refilled a single time. It was disappointing for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving buffet. Great selection of food and great service!

JB
vipJanB
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had a delicious Thanksgiving Buffet.

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ToddG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for Thanksgiving. The food at the buffet was tasty, hot and fresh. The service was on point and there was no rush to turn over the table. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.

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RommyT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Roost for Thanksgiving dinner. The buffet was amazing. So many choices, and everything we tried was delicious. Our server was friendly and engaging. She kept the table cleared of empty plates and made sure our beverage glasses were filled. Thanks for making our Thanksgiving 2021 so special!

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BCWilliams
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was ok.

I would like for management to know about an experience that could have been avoided. We were seated over in the patio area after 4p. While there, there was a kid playing with a ball. The ball landed in a nearby water pitcher that was on a server’s station with other water pitchers. The kid put his hand in the pitcher to get the ball out and then continued playing nearby and shortly thereafter he and his family left. His parents unaware of what had just taken place.

I kept my eye on the pitcher of water because I didn’t want a server to grab it and serve the water to someone. When I saw a sever, I let her know about it and told her to take that water to the back and pour it out!
TAKE NOTE: She simply moved the pitcher of water to the center of the serving station table and walked away. So I placed a roll of silverware in the pitcher of water to ensure it would Not be placed in a customer’s glass.

Then moments later a few servers started circling around the pitcher of water and one pointed at me. I got up from my table and explained to them why the silverware was placed there, and again instructed them to remove the pitcher of water and empty it!!! This time, it was taken away. Hopefully, poured down the drain!!!! Who knows!

If the first server I told the incident to had just taken the pitcher away, I wouldn’t have placed a roll of silverware in the pitcher of water. My actions were to ensure the safety of others and not have the water poured in a customer’s glass and well, you know the rest!!!

You can let the restaurant know.

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Steph
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent but the food could have been better. The price of what we got wasn't a great value

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our table was by the kitchen where we heard the head chef or whoever was managing it yelling at the wait staff Gordon Ramsey style including cussing at them. This happened several times over the course of our two hours there.

That said, the House Cabernet was very good, the vegetable curry was great , but the portion was enough for the whole table. Even at $18 most of it ended up in the bin.

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RichardK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Because of a concert, the restaurant was booked at the time we preferred and so we took an earlier reservation - 4:15 vs 5:00 p.m. We were looking at dinner reservations and were surprised to learn when we arrived that we were too early and had to settle for lunch when we arrived. The food and service were good but somehow your system should have indicated we were booking at lunch rather than dinner.

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Celtic8182
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wings were great as an app with cocktail. We had a wonderful steak salad and wine for an early dinner before the event at The Well. Loved our date night with The Roost!

ME
MEME
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost is my go to restaurant! Always good food and I love the fact that they serve lunch as well as dinner!

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Lindsey
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We came into town for a trip and on our way out we stopped in because we saw there was brunch on Sunday. Highly recommended by other restaurant servers for Sunday brunch and marketed as farm to table food….We interpreted the Brunch Menu being buffet and other brunch items such as steak and eggs, as in we had options. That could be further from the truth. We dealt with it all. However, the hostess did not tell us buffet was the only option as she had to other tables surrounding us later. With covid and the signs stating “social distancing” all over Greenville - that was not done in this place - maybe the tables were but once occupied I could reach behind me and touch the other person. The hostess sat us between two tables occupied tables when there was one nearby open. She also sat our party of 4 at a table for 3 and quickly ran to get a chair and setup for the table after we made the obvious observation to her. But again, we didn’t make a big deal of it. The disappointment came with the food.

The fruit was soggy, the bacon was limp and overcooked, the coffee was watery, the glasses on the table were “dirty” but that was “because of the dishwasher” and was quickly replaced with yet another dirty glass… it was just your typical hotel restaurant with holiday inn express quality food. Made in bulk and sat out for too long, no seasoning / flavor for most of it.

Our server was nice but not really necessary to have a server unless we wanted alcohol, which we didn’t anyway. We easily could have gone to the bar for that.

We cannot recommend this place to anyone for Sunday brunch. Jury is still out for the other meal options but my guess is since it is in a hotel, you should set the bar low. This is far from “farm to table” as some had claimed. We will not be back.

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MikeN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good . Good selection of craft beer

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SoSoRoost
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was the little things that just made this a place we would not return to. Appetizer chips and beer cheese dip came with mostly crumbs, rather than full-size chips. Butcher board charcuterie seemed to have the same cheese 3 times instead of the 3 cheeses listed on the menu. While the capicola was great, the prosciutto was almost non-existent (small cuts and very few pieces). Dinner entrees and sides were ok, (the garlic green beans were a tremendous standout), but came out lukewarm at best. As we chose to sit outside on their wonderful patio on a pleasant night, the food got cold pretty rapidly. Our server (Bryant) was pleasant, helpful in selecting beers, etc. All in all, we likely will choose another Main Street Greenville eatery to try next.

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vipGVLresident
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined before a concert. Glad we had reservations. Waiter was the most polite server we’ve ever had and the food was spectacular.

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PaladinAlum88
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as always. We have been to Roost countless times and have yet to have a bad experience....whether dinner for two or celebratory brunch for 20. Staff is professional, courteous, and friendly. This is a family favorite spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

Great service and foods before we took on a comedy show at Bon Secours! Even though they were short staffed, the employees and servers were awesome and courteous. Food was on point and so were the drinks! Thanks as always Roost...we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food1service1ambience1

Did not dine here. Please remove review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Four people dining together. One of us got shrimp and grits. They were dried up on one side and too soupy on the other. One of us ordered a side of Brussels Sprouts and never received them. The other two of us were good with ours. Service was slow.

LM
LeannM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Roost is a great restaurant that provides an inviting atmosphere with outdoor seating option. Our server, Crow, provided excellent service! The food was delicious, 2 of our orders were not made to order correctly but easily fixed.

KR
KateR
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is in a great location and has pretty good food. I’ll keep going back.

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Chaz
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were not expecting Octoberfest and a great Ompah Band. The patio dining is always nice .

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TamiM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the porch! Server kept our mimosa glasses full!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambiance and food, as always !!

KM
KimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time. Great atmosphere, our waiter Che was awesome. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience!

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seaside516
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Wonderful server! Excellent host staff! But most of all, delicious food!!!

KP
KevinP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is GREAT! Excellent value and delicious.

JP
JeanP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal with attentive waiter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipfrequentdiner
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor dining area.The service and menu was very good. I would recommend.

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KellyW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating and food is great. Drinks are great.

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SandyT
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Roost. The outside seating is wonderful in September- perfect temperature and the fountain provides a soothing sound element. My husband and I both enjoyed our dinner, thanks to the suggestions of Darcy, our delightful server. The pork tacos appetizer was enough as a meal for me, and they were yummy! Thanks, Roost!

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AimeeB28078
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had made a reservation which once we arrived realized was a good move. I requested a patio table once we arrived and luckily the floor manager was able to accommodate as the view and ambiance are much better there than inside. Our drink order was taken shortly after we sat and then about 10 minutes later our food order was taken. 10 minutes later our food arrived and still hadn't received our drinks. Another 10 minutes later our waitress brought our drinks apologizing that the bar had literally just made them. Except for that, we really didn't see her much but we didn't necessarily need her either. Understanding they seemed short staffed, our orders weren't delayed as much as they could have been. My dish was a little salty but overall tasted very good.

KR
KateR
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meeting up with friends from another state for a wedding.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waiter, food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night out at Roost! Great environment and service. Very attentive server. I had the shirt and grits which I thought was excellent (with a healthy portion size). Another member of the party had the chicken “not” pie and it was good, but just ok. Overall a nice experience.

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Rich
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not what was expected from the reviews. I would say mediocre at best. Pretty much typical hotel restaurant food. Overpriced and tasteless.

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Roost is rated 4.4 stars by 1629 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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