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About Roost

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 the Piedmont has to offer. Our focus is on giving the community a place to eat local, organic, and seasonal food of the highest quality, cooked with care, and at an honest price. Roost will offer guests a one-of-a-kind dining experience including outdoor seating in NOMA Square, an open kitchen with ringside seating along the Kitchen Counter, an open-air bar area, and a Harvest Table where guests can work with the chef directly to build their own meals.

220 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Mon - Fri - 6AM - 11AM
Sat - 6:30AM - 11AM
Sun - 6:30AM - 11AM
Sunday Brunch: 11AM - 3PM
Lunch: 11:30am - 3PM
Bar Menu: 3PM - 11PM
Dinner Menu: 5:30PM - 10PM

Cross Street:
North Main and East North Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(864) 298-2424

Website:
http://www.roostrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
DJ Trivia every Wednesday night @ 8pm!

Parking Details:
Valet parking in front of hotel

Executive Chef:
Trevor Higgins

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Roost Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Local Ingredients (15)
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Casual (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Healthy (12)
Scenic View (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great Beer (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Cozy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Organic (5)
Vegan (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 2 days ago

Our family gathered at Roost the night before a soccer tournament. The staff could not have been more accommodating . The food offerings were unique and moderately priced. The vibe was great for adults and since we are early, it was fine for kids.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Great potential in the menu, but a bit more care needed in balancing flavors. The timing of the food was way too fast and all at once even though we said at the beginning we were there to enjoy a birthday meal. Sides were cold and all that was offered was a heat lamp. It wasn’t busy, and many workers were hanging out in the back of the restaurant. Love the atmosphere. Wish it the cooks and server would have taken their time.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a half way meeting point to meet and spend the day with family. It's the 2nd time we've met at Roost for a meal prior to our adventures in Greenville. It's a great restaurant, good food, GREAT service and a cool / convenient spot.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We didn't try the breakfast menu, just went for the buffet and omelettes. Truly enjoyed the good coffee and the ride selection. The fresh fruit was excellent and healthy in addition to the other offerings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Vacation with friends

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Designer of Roost should get 5 stars. Finally a restaurant that captures the sound and allows people to enjoy the conversation at their own table. Also there are only TVs in the bar area, limiting distractions and allowing you to focus on the fabulous food and your company. Several unique vegetarian options as well as gluten-free options. Very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server was extremely overwhelmed and, for some reason, the manager didn't jump in as much as needed. Waited very long times to order drinks, then again for drinks to arrive, then waited 20 more minutes to put our food order in.
We had friends dining at other tables who were seated at the same time with the same amount of people in their party, and they finished their meal well before our food was served. The food was very good, though.
The reason I'd recommend this place is that the location is very convenient if staying downtown.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent Service, Excellent dinner. Very good GF selection.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I was glad to have such great service from Rebecca. She had a great knowledge base on the food and drink items as well as distinguishing drink options and pairing. Beautiful spot and excellent food! I'll definitely be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tapas, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

2nd time we’ve been and both times food has been great. Unfortunately both times we’ve had the same server and she’s not been very efficient or friendly. The first time she asked it if it was our first time and we said yes... she then proceeded to not tell us about omelets and custom egg orders— we found out after asking at the grill area. They sent us back to the table to ask her for order cards. When I did she acted quite put out about it and then took her time getting them back to us. This time was almost the same except we knew about the cards. We only had 2 at our table but 8 guests and she kept saying she would bring more over.. I just grabbed them from an empty table.. she also offered to get my small child a plastic cup vs glass and we had to remind her a few times about that — when we could find her. I guess when she decided we sat there for long enough she kept coming over every 2-3 mins— no exaggeration— to ask if we needed water, to go cups, or anything. We saw her more at the end when she made it clear she was ready for us to leave than we did when we really needed things through the meal. We took note of her name on the receipt so if we ever go back we are going to insist she not be our server.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was excellent. The online menu however did not match the menu in the restaurant so that was a little disappointing. Overall experience was very good. Prices were reasonable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Eaten there numerous times, always great food, service. Will go back

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A lovely downtown restaurant next to the Sheraton hotel. A little pricey but still great. Excellent service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Although rated #25 in the list of Greenville restaurants on Trip Advisor, this is not a good restaurant. Their website says they use locally sources, fresh ingredients, but ours was clearly microwaved stuff that was pre-prepared (it came out 5 minutes after we ordered--always a bad sign). It was also way over priced for its quality. I do not recommend it.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is our favorite brunch buffet downtown. Service was efficient and genuine. (We will ask for Tommy every time we go from now on!) The buffet itself is beautifully presented with options for everyone. Biscuits with sausage gravy and the Anson Mill grits were a hit all around. The braised greens are incredible along with the salmon and fried chicken. And the kids loved the French Toast bar and the mac and cheese, of course. All around excellent value and delicious food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed lunch together on the covered patio. The brunch buffet offers plenty of variety for adults and children alike, and the only challenge is to not overeat :)

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Roost was very noisy for a Sunday Brunch. The food was not warm or hot. The service staff were attentive. Would not recommend or go again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great brunch buffet, nice quality, good choices, reasonable price

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our 1st visit was awesome. I am a chili beans lover. Awesome!!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I've. Even coming to Greenville the last three years to. Is it my son at Clemson. Hands down the best meal we have had. Vibe is great, service and food is great. Something for everyone in our party. I'm a type 1 diabetic and vegetarian. It's very hard to find healthy, tasty low carb food that is good. We will be back next time we visit from Massachusetts.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Organic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had a 5:30 reservation and got seated quickly. We ordered our drinks and waited patiently until they were brought out, at which time we ordered dinner. I have to say there were very few customers (one other table of two) at that early hour. My drink had flat soda, so I was going to let the waitress know, so she could replace it, but she never came out to check on us. We drank our water, but it was never refilled. Inside, we saw her gathered around with other wait staff just talking and laughing. Her customers (us) were totally ignored. When the food came out (delivered by someone else), no mention asking about water refills or could they get anything else. Finally after we finished our meal and still waited for her to check on us, she appeared. I told her my drink was unacceptable and we wanted to pay the bill.
This was a horrible experience. We will not be returning to Roost. There are many excellent restaurants in downtown Greenville, so no need to come back here. It was a major disappointment.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Birthday Dinner! Great service food was delicious wonderful overall experience

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

One of the best places in greenville to eat. It is easily on par with some of the Americana restaurants in Asheville

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We started our experience at Roost expecting the best. It's and inviting atmosphere, waiter was nice and attentive. The impression changed when the food came.

My wife selected a catfish entree and I selected a mushroom pasta dish. When the meal came her catfish looked just ok. Nothing special in presentation but the mashed purple potatoe dish looked starchy and uninviting ( as was the taste).

My mushroom pasta dish was huge (trying to copy Cheesecake Factory?). The noodles were a grayish color (kinda pad tai looking) and hardly a mushroom to be found (why should I expect that when the menu highlighted mushrooms?). It got real interesting when I started eating when I found that the pasta was made up of big clumps of pasta stuck together. Not just one but lots of them. I brought this to the attention of the waiter who looked and said hmmm, it showed I'd think be like that. I had eaten enough to know I did not want more or to wait for another dish. He took it back to the kitchen.

He returned with a complimentary cheese cake. Nice jesture. Then the bill came - still with a $19 mushroom pasta dish on it. What's wrong here? Badly executed dish, terrible pasta preparation. And literally no mushrooms when mushrooms are supposed to be the highlight.

We enjoy many amazing restaurants everywhere we travel and at home in Chicago. Including some wonderful Greenville, SC restaurants. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Outside the service was slow and showed up only occasionally. Made it difficult to order.
The chicken was dry, typical pre-cooked mistake.
A Hyatt Regency could do better.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We went to Roost with out of state friends. I always love Roost because of the ambience and the food and service. There is live music every Thursday and Friday in an open patio next to the restaurant with dancing room. Roost is one of our favotive places to meet friends on North Main in the bustling city of Greenville, SC. We will be back many times...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Quick Bite, Vegan, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Catfish, fries and slaw was excellent as was Cesar salad. Rabbit tacos were good, but the blue cheese overwhelmed the other flavors.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great atmosphere sitting outside. Curry bowl was excellent. Hamburger was overcooked. Waitress never came back until after we'd finished our meals so it couldn't be returned. Poor service and it wasn't busy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

First off I'm a huge foodie and a service industry veteran therefore pretty critical of restaurants. That being said I LOVED Roost. The atmosphere is wonderful, the drink menu was creative and delicious with a great wine and craft beer selection. The food was excellent. I had the NY strip and it was perfectly prepared and seasoned. Our server Paul was GREAT! Personable and always there when we needed him without being hover-y. Super impressed with this place! I'm not a local but we will definitely return on our next trip to Greenville.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a group of vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters and everyone was happy with their meals. That's difficult to accomplish. We will be back !

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent food & service!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Try the bison chili cheese fries and the meatloaf. Amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Roast burger was delicious. Quinoa salad was ok, and too expensive.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Greenville! Can't wait to go back! Amazing food! We had the hummus and pate as starters and 3 of us got the tasty bacon wrapped meatloaf. The gator sausage and grits was yummy too!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent easy menu, food great! Really enjoyed grits dishes and cornbread!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We sat outside on the patio for lunch before the Solar eclipse 2017. It was extremely crowded but we got great service! We are vegan, so we ordered the black bean burgers with sweet potato fries. Loved the guacamole on the burger! Great lunch and fun outdooor dining!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great Beer, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Nice ambiance inside, but also very nice outdoor eating area overlooking fountain and courtyard.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Mouldy toast for breakfast. Horrible!

Went to Roost for breakfast with my family. At certain point my son says, hey dad, this toast looks funny. It had clear blue fluffy mouldy spots. Really terrible. This should not happen.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Poor service. Average food. Bloody Mary was terrible!
Not going back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

It was night before the eclipse. Our reservation was honored promptly. The place was busy, maybe more than they expected and the kitchen seemed understaffed. The service was slow. It took a very long time to get our food. We were not offered bread and when we asked they had run out. Our server was inattentive. The flatbread was over cooked and dry.

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