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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

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
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Casual (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
People Watching (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Scenic View (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Great Beer (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Live Sports (5)
Organic (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vegan (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Tapas (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We went on a belated Valentine’s Day date and everything was amazing. We received some great wine and beer recommendations for our food and even got talked into dessert - it didn’t disappoint. We had a booth, and although we were between a lot of other tables it still felt very intimate. If you haven’t been, go! you’ll love it like we did.

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·Dined 5 days ago

OpenTable misrepresented Roost menu and we were told you used last years Valentine Menu that was NOT offered this year so we were quite bummed by that.

Tags: Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

Best steak i have ever eaten! searvice was top notch. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was very good (we had hummus and the salmon) and good selection of draft local beers. A little noisy for a date night, but great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Perhaps not up to past visits, but there was a full menu for Valentine's Day, and the experience was pleasant as always.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was great. Seated right away on Valentine’s Day. We had reservations. Food was very good but perhaps needed a few more choices on the menu. Entire family of 12 also enjoyed the Christmas brunch at Roost. We will return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I ate at Roosts for Valentines Day. I was pleasantly surprised by the upscale menu and the service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time at Roost. Love the interesting menu choice and it was all cooked to perfection. Will definitely come back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance, very well set up. Decent/good service, decent food. Menu is very limited and very southern. Overpriced for the food quality, will probably not return.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was very good, but a little pricey for the atmosphere/setting being so casual.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our daughter and her date, along with four other couples, had dinner before their high school’s Sadie Hawkins dance.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was excellent but a bit pricey. Atmosphere is excellent with an awesome bar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were really looking forward to dining here. It is beautifully decorated inside and we were really excited about the food because most of it was local. Our seating wasn't great. They sat us next to the server station so we could hear their conversations most of the time. And then of course they sit a large table next to us with about five young kids. I really wish restaurants would have a kid only section. Not everyone enjoys hearing loud kids while they are spending a lot of money on a nice dinner. Our server was great but she rushed us during the whole meal and we felt like we couldn't just relax. We were midway through our meal when she brought out the dessert menu. The food was ok and I was really disappointed because we both wanted to feel blown away. We got the rabbit which was good but it had so much cumin and that was all you tasted. The meatloaf was just a dense brick. No taste. The bacon jam did help but the homemade ketchup, again with the cumin. Too overpowering. I'm really bummed to leave such an unpleasant review but our experience was just that.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

They were so accommodating ... a specific shout out to Hunter for making blue cheese stuffed olives especially for us for our Dirty Martinis ... the drinks and the olives were excellent!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good & great service!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

THANK YOU for having Vegan and Vegetarian options.!!! We tried the Butternut Squash Hummus , the Wild Mushroom "Naked" Pasta AND the Zpaghetti, and they were ALL FABULOUS!! We'll be back to try the Lavender Pumpkin Bisque and the Vegetable Curry very soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Organic, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I loved everything about my experience! I seriously have no complaints and that’s rare for me! Well done!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful food, great service, and overall fantastic evening. If you are looking for just a drink, they have a large bar area that you can sit at with some fun drink specials. The food has a farm to table feel with interest twists on classic southern food. I had a dish that was along the lines and Shrimp and Grits but had it with Alligator Sausage and it was great. I highly recommend this restaurant. Also, make sure to check out the lobby of the Hyatt Regency while you are there, as this is the restaurant for the hotel. It is a beautiful lobby with a great bar for an after dinner drink.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were in Greenville for the Beatles Return. Was a great place to eat, lots of vegetarian options and our waiter was great...sorry I have not remembered his name...but...he used to live in Athens! We plan to come back for another show and will definitely return!!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food, but by 1:00, I felt as if the buffet was rather picked over and not fresh. There didn't seem to be much attention to replenishment of the supply. Great staff and atmosphere, but I wasn't blown away.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband ordered the Hamburger, we were extremely hungry when it came out, we were having conversations with friends when he put down his burger after eating several bites.
My husband mentioned that the texture was different and different.
Our friend said to him WOW I have ever seen a burger that rare! My husband looked at the burger and it was rare, I mean rare!!!
The sauce covered up the meat until you bite into it. It grossed us out!! The manager came over and took it off our bill, we hope he doesn’t get sick.
I took a photo of it because it the most rare burger I have ever seen.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

For our meals Daniel and I ordered the Fried Chicken and Dumplings. Debbie and Doug II had the Scallops. Wow! Literally, the table went silent as we enjoyed our food so much we didn't even speak. The best Dumplings and Gravy I have ever had. My wife, a tough critic, loved her Scallops and was the first to begin the consensus dialogue for our next visit. We will return! This is our new go-to special occasion place.

The dessert options were Apple Cheesecake and Sweet Potato Creme Caramel. Once again our order split down the middle. They both were confectionary giants! I could eat these desserts every day for the rest of my life. Though surprising to me, the Sweet Potato Creme Caramel edged out the delicious Apple Cheesecake. Unique deliciousness always wins out.

Ultimately, the venue is beautiful, airy and romantic. The service was perfect-Derrick gets it. The food was awesome. Even though the restaurant was near or at capacity by the time we left, the noise level was low and the tables were spacious and comfortable. Add to that a spotless restaurant in a beautiful courtyard and we could not have expected better anywhere tonight.

They're awesome--5 star awesome. If you have $50.00 a person and want a close to perfection meal, come to Roost and find your happy place. It will change your life.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We have been to Roost on several occasions. As usual the services was great. Our only complaint would been the risotto was WAY under cooked. Normally the food here is perfect so I am sure it was just an oversight. We will defiantly return.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food, amazing cocktails, great bartenders. Service for actual dining left something to be desired. Server was quite rude.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We went to Roost during restaurant week in Greenville. We have enjoyed great meals there before, but actually chose Roost this time as they had lots of seating times available. What a fabulous choice it was! We shared starters of portobello bushrooms-heavenly! and a crispy porkbelly I could have made a main course of for taste and perfection! We also shared main dishes of sea scallops on risotto-perfectly cooked and yummy, and fried chicken and dumplings- the twist on dumplings made on site had a great gnochi-texture and a smooth cream sauce that was refreshing. I would put Roost at the top of your list of restaurant-week choices this year. Chef Daniel has done some very creative and tasty magic with Uber fresh and organic ingredients. Don’t miss this gem!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We came for brunch after seeing the menu online looked amazing. When we were sat at our table we were told that weekends was a buffet only - we looked back and this was noted in fine print on the menu. Pretty deceiving. We were “assured” by our waiter that the quality of the food was still excellent... however the buffet features a poor selection of cold dried out food. I first tried the breakfast items. Which was basically cold eggs, greasy bacon, and dried up French toast. They had a lot of dinner items that didn’t look much better. I ended up getting a salad from the salad bar. At the end of our meal the table next to us was served omelettes. We asked our waiter how they got those. He told us he “forgot” to tell us we could order omelette made to order. That would of been nice to know! I feel like maybe those actually may have been good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

When we arrived, we were offered to sit OUTSIDE on the patio (enclosed with plastic & overhead heaters on a “below freezing”day) or to sit at a high top table in the bar. When we inquired about sitting in the dining room, we were told all the tables were booked with reservations. (We had also made a reservation)! We were seated in the bar. The bartender was our server. He was swamped with drink orders, making it difficult to attend to the tables in the bar (although he did the best he could). The table was not set up for dining … we had to ask for salt/pepper, sugar, butter. When the heat wasn’t blowing, it was cold & drafty as the door leading to the patio was propped open. A man, whom we assumed to be the manager, came around to see if everything was good. We were able to express our concerns to him. He was very apologetic, but made excuses of being short-staffed. Based on their lunch crowd thru the week, they apparently hadn’t properly staffed for this particular day (Sunday Brunch). Overall, this was not a good Brunch experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was decent, server was slow. I had made the reservation and the restaurant knew the size of our party, but had one server to a big room or large parties.

I also specifically asked prior to ordering anything, if we could all have separate checks. The server failed to separate the bill and took a while to fix his error.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was not told about New year's Eve specials. Waiter had too many tables. Meatloaf was over cooked.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday brunch for 8. We enjoyed all the selections. Both sweet and savory & breakfast and lunch choices.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great job accommodating our group of 12 for a late lunch.
I was the only vegetarian in the group and found a few good options.
The food was served cold but the waitress had no problem warming up my plate.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was good overall. Server was great. Manager and other staff made a huge deal about our reservation for 11. Acted as if they were booked solid. Got there and there were literally 5 tables in entire restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We spent last Christmas at Roost and It was one of the best experiences we’ve had dining out. This year we had high expectations based on our previous experience. The server was horrible. Never refilled drinks, offered us anything other than water, and walked away after dropping off coffee without asking if we wanted cream or sugar. He also did not clear the plates from our table. His reasoning for not filling our water glasses, “the water pitcher is empty”. I’m
Sure the experience would have been better if we had a different server. The selection of food was also better last year. We will go back next year for Christmas and hopefully have a better experience!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was just okay, nothing to write home about, or rush back to order from the normal menu. The turkey was the best, and the Christmas selection was nice. If there was a desire to return, it would have been ruined by the server. There were obvious differences in her treatment of customers. We also observed the manager only visiting certain tables, even repouring their water glasses. Although our glasses were in need, we didn’t get a refill until it was time to pay! I visited several restaurants on my trip, all of wish I hope to return, this one is not on the list! Southern Culture Kitchen & Smoke on the Water are close by, both had great food and great service!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ate Christmas Day Brunch. Food was good and the atmosphere was nice. But at $35 per person it was at least $10 per person too much. Might be fine for everyday lunch or dinner. We may go back and see.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

For Christmas day lunch and birthday was awesome. So much food and it was all top-of-the-line. I specially like the pork roast.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We we're at Christmas dinner. Food was good. Would have preferred some more vegetables and less starches but overall a good buffet. Some noise from a large group close by but otherwise very nice. Would go again.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My family and I visited Roost for the Christmas buffet. It was outstanding. The spread of food, traditional, seafood, and breakfast were delightful.
They also have an amazing selection of wines and beers.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were seated away from the buffet. Very drafty because the vinyl curtain was installed incorrectly. Indoor heaters were not adequate for all seating and too warm for closer tables. Not enough servers for crowd so we waited for drinks and clearing of plates. Food was just ok. Not enough desserts or salad selections. For the price we were expecting more variety.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I’ve been to Roost several times but this was the first holiday brunch. The variety offered was great and what I ate was very good. The wait staff was very friendly for such a busy day. I think we’ll come again next Christmas!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, People Watching
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