Root & Bone

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$31 to $50
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Root & Bone takes inspiration from the traditonal and timeless tastes of the American South. Guided by Chef Jeff McInnis and his partner, Chef Janine Booth, and focused on bringing honest, consciously sourced local ingredients, we strive to bring true Southern hospitality to New York City.

While we are primarily a walk-in restaurant, we do take a very limited number of reservations.

For parties of 6 or more, we require a prix fixe menu. A reservationist will contact you with details regarding the menu and pricing. Thanks and we look forward to having you!
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Chocoholics
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great. The staff is very friendly and attentive.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Root the tables can fill up quickly!

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TiffaniT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing!!! Everything we ate was incredible. We enjoyed the Mac & cheese and pecan waffles. The MAC was cheesy and the waffles were fluffy. The honey butter was the perfect touch. I had their bourbon lemonade and it was the perfect balance or sweet and bourbon. I enjoyed the shrimp & grits. It was the best shrimp and grits I’ve had. They were the perfect smooth consistency with the perfect amount of cheese. The sauce you could drink. I do wish the shrimp were a little more cooked. My friend had the chicken biscuits and raved about them. Key lime pie a must have! The cookie sampler is okay. The chocolate chip cookie is by far the best. Next time we are going to ask for chocolate chip to be all three choices. I believe Nani was our server and she was fantastic!!! They do rush you a little bit it’s because they are always so busy. Still had an amazing time. The ambiance and look is so vintage and cute. I’m going back a million times for a sure.

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vipRalphE
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Southern Style Kitchen

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vipAMNY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cosy restaurant with a great atmosphere. Food was delicious and the service was great.

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NeilR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quirky place with pleasant staff and most importantly excellent food

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gre26
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, exceptional service, ample portions and fairly priced! Can't wait for the South Miami location to open!

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EliL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was mediocre. Service was mediocre. Nothing special. Biscuits were dry. Mac and cheese was overcooked and undercheesed. Not impressed. Probably wont go back there.

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vipjpscarlet
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, highly disappointed, service was mediocre at best, no personality from our server. Biscuits were amazing! Fried Chicken and Short Rib, just not good, no crunch on the fried chicken, literally sat at 8:01pm, and done by 8:30pm, not sure if they are making the friend chicken to order or not. Loved Yardbird when Jeff was there, was hoping Root & Bone would be the same, it was not. Collard greens and grits not much flavor, either.

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KH1234
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent four days visiting NYC from England, UK and this was our favourite restaurant. The service from Johnny was friendly (unlike most other places we ate in NYC) and attentive. The place itself is pretty small but that's great and really adds to the vibe. The food was equally brilliant and wish we had the chance to go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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celticshores
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the chicken and three. There was no skin on my fried chicken breast, but it was still a lovely meal. The mac and cheese was amazing! My friend had (and loved!) the eggs benedict and asked for poached eggs instead ofthe fried eggs as indicated on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend love this place. The drinks and biscuits make my blood pressure boil. I want to eat here every damn day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fantastic experience. We went there for my wife's birthday. Everything we had there was savory. Their "heritage cakes" are amazing. I would recommend this place and can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The short rib meat loaf has to be one of the best dishes I have ever experienced. We shared that and the fried chicken and waffles with melted cheddar cheese. Thought the fired chicken was out of this world until I tasted the meat loaf and it was love at first taste.

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Mrchance26832018enjoythem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great everytime I go....the waiters are extremely polite and the food is great

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TheChocolateTrend
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This restaurant is uniquely cozy. The food could have been more flavorful. Wish there was more craftiness directed towards the seasoning as there was towards cocktail invention. Overall, nice place to sit and enjoy a quick bite on a chill day with close friends.

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Tmart
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time attending this restaurant and the food was amazing the 2nd time around. Great service and environment. The biscuits, devil eggs, chicken and waffles and the Mac and Cheese are my favorites. If you have not been this this restaurant you need to go and will not be disappointed

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ReneeA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Root & Bone. It was phenomenal again. The food is amazing. They have the most incredible gluten free biscuits I've ever had. It's truly magic. The staff is always on point, delivering perfect service with kindness and professionalism. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for great Southern comfort food in a cozy atmosphere.

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EvanS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Really had hoped for better. Fried oysters were mediocre, maybe even slightly "off". The fried chicken was cold to lukewarm (as was our neighbors). The lobster in the boil was extremely tough. Pretty much everything was lacking any flavor or character. The best thing we had were the biscuits, which were amazing.

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vipDalton
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Root and Bone. The food is fantastic and cooked to perfection. The libations are just as amazing as the food, and the service is impeccable. I can't say enough good things about this place. I will be coming back again.

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NatashaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely plan on having dinner at Root & Bone again.

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vipKatelyn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Brunch on a Friday and everything was delicious! Would certainly go again.

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Tizzle21
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was good. Biscuits were amazing. Chicken is well cooked; could use a bit more seasoning. Overall, I would recommend.

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TawanaC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food. This was not my first time so I kind of knew what I wanted. That is, until I saw the Low Country boil description. Oh man! My friends have never been so they let me do most of the ordering. For appetizers, we had the fried oysters, shrimp salad special and the deviled eggs. the oysters were crispy and delicious! It was everyone's first time having fried oysters. YUM! The shrimp salad was also delicious but I am not a fan of mayonnaise and there was too much for my preference. The deviled eggs of course, were pink & yummy. They are dyed with beet juice. I couldn't decide which entree I wanted so I had two. I had the aforementioned Low Country Boil and the Short Rib Meatloaf. The meatloaf I have had before and I just love it! This time around though, it was a bit dry and they were cheap with the gravy! The gravy is lip smacking so PLEASE add more when serving this dish! The Boil was delicious as well and true to the waiter's word, the broth was perfect for the grilled bread that came with the dish. It included a very small lobster tail (I think it was even HALF of a tail), shrimp, clams, potatoes, corn and sausage. The others had the shrimp & grits and half a fried chicken with waffles. They both enjoyed their dishes. The chicken was nice & crispy. Two of us had the Planter's Punch and one had lemonade. She kept exclaiming how 'fresh' the lemonade tasted. Overall, it was really good and our waiter (I forgot his name) was awesome and funny! Toward the end of our meal, the manager kept hovering I think because folks were waiting but I only saw one party. It was a bit awkward and she kept asking if everything was okay (we were yapping & laughing).

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RyanD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Root N Bone was a great southern brunch. Chicken & Waffles is a must eat.

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NancyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matthew our server was wonderful. He went over the menu and helped us select our meal. We were not disappointed and happily took home leftovers. We will be back soon Thank you for a delightful experience!!

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vipkrishendra
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Root and Bone never fails to please. My daughter relished her fried oysters while our cousin savored the chicken biscuit appetizer with its honey sauce and pickled onions (really enough for a meal on its own). I partook of the deluged eggs and they are as pretty as they are delicious. Fried Chicken and Shrimp and Grits rounded out the meal along with super refreshing cocktails. It’s a small space, but fun and the food is on point. Go.

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Cs18
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We were visiting for my sisters birthday and the food was returned because it wasn't fresh. However our lovely host took care of that for us, brought out fresh food, and took the meal off the tab!

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BrigidaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I often walk past this restaurant and have wished they had openings. I went and I must admit, I was not very impressed. The food tasted good. The servers were very pleasant but...meh.

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AlexM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Family Chicken Dinner was the perfect food adventure for a couple looking to indulge. Nearly everyone in the restaurant was enjoying the same meal, and that was for a reason. The servers were approachable and helpful in guiding you through the menu. I left with a full heart and an even more full stomach.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Ac was broken. Sweating the whole time I was eating. When I got to the restaurant, the hostess was rude and told me and my friend that they changed my seating request from a standard to a bar seat... so I was squished in a small seat. When we asked about the fan and ac the restaurant said, “ac is broken”.

Overall food was good. But don’t come in the heat and don’t expect welcoming and nice service.

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AmyJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my third visit to Root & Bone, and it's been outstanding every time! Every part of the meal is their strong point - the drinks (with or without alcohol), the appetizers, the entrees, and the desserts are always standout. The biscuits, though, are always my favorite part.

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John
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Drinks were great. Boutique place for a nice date

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Tmart
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I found this restaurant from open table top southern restaurants in nyc. From the biscuits until dessert the food was amazing. I could not finish my food. These are the best biscuits I have ever tasted in my life. The devil eggs are amazing and the fried chicken is to die for. If you love comfort food you will love this place. You will definitely take food home

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amkk1
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Food and service were fine. My main issue was with the atmosphere. It was a million degrees in there. I was too hot to even finish my meal. We stopped halfway and asked for the rest to be packed up to go. We couldn't tell if the AC was broken or if the relentless heat was part of the "southern charm" Having the open kitchen concept and the seating SO CLOSE together didn't help. I'm hopeful that it's an overall more comfortable experience in the fall or winter.

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BlackAntBrunch
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Wonderful southern ambiance. Great speedy service.

Be prepared in the Summer, it is same temp inside as it is outside. At night , might be cooler outside.

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Rguius
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

My friend and I were there during restaurant week. Food was not good. We ordered their famous fried chicken. The chicken was pretty dry, def not worth the price. The waffle comes with it was awful.
Service wasn't great either. They will start serving the next dish without you finishing the previous one, which was quite rude. We were still having our biscuits, they brought the salad. We haven't finished the salad yet, and they served fried chicken. Feels like they are trying to kick us out.
Only nice thing was the ambiance. Nice location, nice decoration inside. But def not coming back to this restaurant for food.

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kellym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Such a wonderful vibe at this restaurant! The deviled eggs and gem salad were insanely delicious with a beautiful presentation. And those biscuits... worth a return trip for those alone!

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