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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Casual (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Local Ingredients (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Scenic View (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great Beer (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Seasonal (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

There are lots of choices for Sunday brunch, but the food is mediocre and the price too high.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Attractive venue, great food, good service. We really liked the view of the Hyatt lobby.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Very loud. Service was ok. None of our meals were great. Expensive for quality of food.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Dinner before Going to Greenville Swamp Rabbits game.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We have eaten at Roost on a number of occasions, and up to now we have been very pleased. This time two of the salads were very skimpy, and the bacon on one was mostly raw. The sandwich our friend got was fair, according to her. My grits with shrimp was ok. We cancelled another reservation there for the following week. We'll try them again, probably. But, consistent quality is the secret to success in the restaurant business.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I keep trying this place every time I stay at the Hyatt and each time something goes awry
Food quality is sub par - either cold or they screw up the order somehow
this time I booked on Open Table and confirmed both at check in and when seated if they confirmed me on the screen (because I did not see them do this)
then I get the Sorry we missed you message from OT with a scolding - and I had to PROVE i was there to eat sub par food

I am done with this place - the convenience of the location esp on late arrival is not worth the consistent issues - there are so many GOOD restaurants downtown and close

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Staff were very nice and helpful. Waitress was excellent. Good quality was less than good Had brunch- their only offering during that time. Brunch buffet was poor and overpriced

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

i made a last minute reservation for Thanksgiving. They served an excellent buffet with brunch and dinner items. All the dishes were good and we had excellent service. It was not an expensive meal considering it was a holiday. I also appreciated the low noise level making it easy to comfortably talk to each other.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had the buffet Thanksgiving afternoon. Most of the food was good but they didn’t have turkey. Come on! No turkey on Thanksgiving? They ran out and kept saying they’d have more “in 10 minutes”. 40 minutes later, they finally had some but it definitely was NOT worth the wait. It was from a boneless turkey breast. Tasted awful. Luckily the other buffet items were good. I expected more from the Roost. I will not go there for Thanksgiving again.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My sister and I had Thanksgiving lunch with a 230pm seating. We arrived early and were graciously seated. From start to finish, we have only positive comments. The food was appealing and beautifully displayed. Our server was attentive and very personable.
Thank you for a pleasurable holiday dining experience!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

THE SERVICE WAS GREAT AND THE FOOD WAS FRESH AND TASTY. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Creative menu....had grits n rabbit...delicious!! Excellent hotel restsuarant! Service prompt and courteous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food. Hope you will bring back the wild mushroom ravioli though!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food quality not as good as in previous visits...burgers and fries not as good as previous visits. Service was good, but not crowded at all for dinner.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We sat on the covered patio, which felt like being outside. It is a great place for lunch--good food and good service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Delightful having a patient and accommodating sever (Chelsea) who offered selections based on her previous knowledge of our friends who are celebrating a 59th anniversary. Everyone found items that pleased our palettes.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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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