Roots Restaurant and Bar

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$30 and under
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Northwest
Fresh, seasonal and local food.
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for Valentine's Day after hearing great things about it. Had great food, good drinks, and attentive servers. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a nice date night.

BB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very busy Valentines evening. They did a great job. Great food and wine snd service. Made it a special night.

W
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Usually wouldn't review a restaurant on Valentines day but...
Service was understandably slow due to crowd but Andrew was spread thin but knowledgeable, polite and warm and he loves working at Roots.
Food was excellent, would recommend short ribs. Spinach salad was terrific.
Overall an excellent experience. Great WA wine list.

JL
Portland
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roots continues to be our go to restaurant in East County. We have been fans of Brads concept and kitchen team since before moving from Beaverton in 2014. I must also say the wine list is one of the best in the Portland/SW Washington area. Very well chosen and a reasonable cookage fee.

We look forward to returning.

Ridgefield, Wa

OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant lunch. Will go again

GF
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good restaurant set among franchise-type establishments. Large menu. Very good dishes and service. (But leave the kids at home.)

c
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for a special Sunday evening meal with my son and his girlfriend. We started with a bacon and broccoli dip which is to die for. Then we had a magnificent appetizer course. My son had a leek and parsnip soup and my husband and I shared a wonderful beet salad with arugula, candied walnuts and goat cheese. The main courses were fabulous as well. Two of us had the fresh king salmon with creamy orzo and vegetables and my son had the mushroom risotto. We enjoyed Rombauer Zinfandel and the service was exquisite. The only downside is we did ‘t have room for dessert!

P
Portland
78 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our Sunday dinner at Roots very much. Service was excellent and the kitchen very good as always. Our entrees of chicken breast and scallops were both very tasty and imaginative , as were both appetizers. If there is better than Roots in Vancouver we’ve yet to have the experience.

S
Portland
48 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit in awhile (thank you to our son again, very good (but a but heavy in both our opinions on the dressing). For entree, my wife had the Mushroom Risotto with Dungeness Crab added ... WONDERFUL. Lots perfectly cooked with a nice sear on on the outside & fork tinder. (Sadly), no room for dessert. Great meal with wonderful food & service.

VF
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for a table rather than a booth and got just what we wanted. We love the menu selections, and the food was marvelous, as usual. Roots is the place I take my out of town guests...the best restaurant in Vancouver.

JB
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Roots, the restaurant, is a superb spot for an extraordinary culinary experience, right here in Vancouver's Eastside, WA. One can count on a menu that is tantalizing to the imagination, and stimulating to the salivary glands. The chefs working behind the scene, and visible to the diners, finish their creations with great skill. Their dishes are brought to the table piping hot. No time is wasted from kitchen to table.

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great omelet!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

LM
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks and outstanding service! Had a wonderful time catching up with my dear friend.

AG
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A well considered menu executed and served with expertise. Every item our party ordered was perfectly done and tasty. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant itself was cozy and enjoyably quiet such that conversations could be heard and enjoyed.

SG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

AJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the lamb for $48 and while it was very tender and flavorful, I felt the portion was a bit small for the price. It came with potato fingers, broccoli and zucchini and while it was filling, there was nothing left to take home. I recently had a meal at the ilani casino @ Michael Jordan's steakhouse and ordered a big steak. It was $99 , tender and huge! I was happy to take most of it home and make two more meals from it. Sure it was $50 more than the price of the meal at Roots, but I don't mind paying more to get a meal that is very memorable. All in all, I do like Roots and will revisit again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Andrew was a great waiter, made good suggestions for wine, food and we will request his section in the future!

SC
Los Angeles
168 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch crab cakes delicious and love toffee cake

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Vancouver

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VB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Everything was absolutely fantastic. The food presentation was lovely. Cant wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Service to food was awesome.

h
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal with good friends. Roots has a good menu and very good service.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, fabulous wine great service

SG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

D
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been dining here for several years now and have never been disappointed. The food and service are outstanding. The menu always has a great variety of beef, chicken, pork and fish dishes. We find the atmosphere in the main dining area a bit noisy and cafeteria like, so we have our meals either in their intimate bar or on the patio.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and vibe; we really enjoyed our experience

JE
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Roots! Hard to find better food in Vancouver.

JF
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots NEVER disappoints!

KW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to Roots. Food and service has been outstanding. Myself and daughter did not like the roasted broccoli that came with our halibut. It was too bland and charred. Seemed to be burnt. We will come back again when we want an excellent meal.

DD
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The server, Andrew, was very sweet and attentive. The food portions were good and my husband liked his risotto although my steak had more fat on it than I would have liked for the price. Everything tasted very good and we had a nice time.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a filet cooked to perfection, waiter was friendly & knowledgeable

L
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We have been guests here often but felt the food did not have the overall quality. They were some wonderful dishes: tuna appetizer and chicken liver pate' and the peach cobbler. The chicken was wonderful but the Spanish rice and other sides were disappointing. The risotto was over powered by the added ingredients. We were so sad as we have always loved our meals at Roots.

Possibly our waiter stirred us wrong. I wanted the tuna appetizer for my main and would have ordered gazpacho and a salad with it. He said it would not be enough --- but it would have been perfect. We watched with others ordered and it seemed many didn't finish their meals. I hope it was just they were full.

We will give it another try.

A
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very funny and there when ever we needed something. Very good service. I wish I remembered his name!!

SC
Los Angeles
168 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good lunch the salmon portion in salad small and little dressing on it but the pasta dish excellent

MR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fig appetizer was original and quite good. The flatbread one was tasty, but a little tough and messy because of the excess sauce. Entrees were excellent, cooked perfectly.

R
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place to celebrate a special occasion. Excellent food. Beautiful beautiful presentation. Wonderful service.

OT
Tahoe
179 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice contemporary design, seasonal menu and creative Bar Drinks. Make this a nice place for a date.

OT
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding stop we make every year during the LPGA event in Portland!!

AG
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Engaging, attentive wait staff. Wonderful menu of very, very prepared and presented dishes. Every dish our party of four ordered were done as requested and were delicious.