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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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
27 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
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

D
Portland
6 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
11 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
3 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
164 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
177 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
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AG
Portland
5 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.

GW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CK
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely - flavorful and perfectly prepared.

LC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

CL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MW
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

l
Seattle
70 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food

SC
Los Angeles
164 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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