Roots Restaurant and Bar

4.6
464 reviews
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GW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with fantastic food. Beat in Portland.

LB
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It eat here often as the food is always wonderful. Very farm to table style.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we had a great experience out on their lovely patio.

FM
Las Vegas
142 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was attentive. Delectable dishes. Ordered a medium rib-eye that came out exactly as requested, medium as in it was perfectly rested, so that it remained juicy when cut. The spinach salad is very unique with the blackberries and pickled mustard seeds the dressing equally unique with a blackberry orange citronette. The mussels were fresh and tender, not chewy at all.

n
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Roots with friends. Great menu selection, service and food. Will definitely return.

CK
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roots was unusually quiet for a Saturday evening. Normally I would expect the noise level to be moderate, and very much dependent on what the group at the neighboring tables are doing with their conversations.

The broccoli soup was superb and the entrees did not disappoint.

LN
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was lovely - flavorful and perfectly prepared.

LC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great innovative dishes! We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.

s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I've been here maybe 15-20 times and hosted a lot of big parties and events....and always had great to amazing food. This week was the first time I was truly disappointed. I had 2 work friends and 2/3 of them had mediocre food. The Risotto was so bland... only ate 3/4 bites and didn't take it home. A huge waste and quite pricey to throw out. Overall I'd go back but now it will be a long time and no more work events with private rooms for 20. Probably just a bad night or a bland dish but super disappointed especially hosting 2 new work folks.

B
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Not fancy, although expensive. But the food is awesome! Good service too.

CL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best meal we have had out in a long time - everything the chef prepared was stellar with an explosion of flavor. Definitely will return

FM
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Normally the food is very good at Roots. The special was a walnut pesto pasta. We all ordered it. It took a long time for our meals. We did not care for the flavor or combinations in the pasta dish. The salads were good but the pasta was not.

CF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Showed up early, no problem. Ignored at first, then Andrew did a great job as a waiter. A bit expensive but good food. Not great, but good.

TO
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal, this time with a large group. That pastrami sandwich is a taste sensation!

LH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere is always enjoyable, celebrated a birthday and everyone had a great time.

MW
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal(s) enjoyed by our party of 5. Salmon, pork and chicken dishes. All outstanding.

l
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food

SC
Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food we are regulars I love the cocktails and the friendly staff and fish is always top notch

L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a good place for a celebration or just a relaxing happy hour with good selection.

C
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt service, attentive server and delicious food.

SC
Los Angeles
162 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a delicious meal and good service thank you

AJ
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and atmosphere were fabulous! Can’t beat it in the East Vancouver/Camas area!

MB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took Mom here for Mother’s Day dinner. She loved it! We all did! Food was excellent. Very attractive restaurant. The only critique I could offer was that due to it being Mother’s Day, the place was very busy, which caused the noise level to go up and the service to slow down.

CA
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Yes I would recommend, however I was disappointed in the SERVICE this time. I have patronized Roots since the first day it opened (special invite to my then employer) whenever in area, and it has been a very good standby for celebrations with family. However this last time (Mother's Day Sunday 2019), the plates were brought out in this order: Husband and myself (pause aprox 2-3 minutes), mother-in law's husband (pause 5 minutes), Mother-in law! Any waiter worth his salt would have noted HER order (obviously eldest woman at table on Mother's Day) and made sure kitchen presented hers first if there had to be delays in bringing meals. We waited for her meal before we started eating so of course our meals got cold. The food itself was quite good, even if they did not plan enough for people ordering the German pancakes (MIL husband disappointed as is on no salt diet). I sincerely hope that they are not letting their standards slip, because when this occurs in a restaurant, people go elsewhere.

KM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. A little noise coming from a very young child.

LB
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always delicious. Always have a hard time deciding. The servers are friendly and attentive. Great place to dine!

c
Hawaii
83 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They could use a little more staffing. Food was creative, using fresh ingredients.

j
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner, and while it was excellent, The tab for our party of 4, with only one person having wine, and only 2 glasses, was $275. We had the steak, the short ribs and halibut. All very good, as were salads and desserts. We chose the bar area because it's a bit easier to hear on that side. Very pleasant space. Wait staff was friendly, but a bit too attentive, with constant interruptions, asking about refills if drinks we said we'd had enough of. I think I'll stick to lunch and happy hour, when I'm not purposely looking to splurge.

SC
Los Angeles
162 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely Easter dinner the risotto was out of this world with balsamic glaze and my kids loved all the desserts we ordered always a delicious meal

r
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place with great service. Food is a little over priced for portion and quality but still a good place to visit. Will be back and do recommend.

SC
Los Angeles
162 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had amazing salmon and polenta for lunch always my favorite go to place for a wonderful lunch

a
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

nice, upper class meal. is louder then I would like. steak was excellent. chicken stuffed needed more bacon and cheese

JF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner. Greg our server pampered us just enough without bothering us too much. The food, ohmygawd, best rib eye steak I've had in a few decades. The duck liver pate, superb! Will definitely be back for the next special occasion.

ED
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already notified my facebook friends how much MaryRose and I enjoyed our 52nd Anniversary dinner at Root's. Our waitperson was Andy and he provided excellent service. Food was terrific and the Rack of Lamb was done to perfection. You can bet that we will be back in the future. Thanks again for making our 52nd good.

D
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Please take steps to reduce the noise level. Very annoying.

l
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and feel. Food is excellent value top 10 steak for sure

DB
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was s little off this time.

TO
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special- schnitzel- was a delightful cold weather dinner. Had the creme brulee for dessert and it was lovely.

TV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Happy Hour Menu. Dinner was wonderful. Service was great.

G
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time coming here for Valentine's Day and well worth it. Asparagus appetizer was fantastic with polenta croutons. Wedge salad was tasty and plentiful and the scallop main course was cooked perfectly and complimented by garlic spinach and mashed potatoes. Highly recommend

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