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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CraigC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots is our go-to restaurant for a nice meal and a glass of good wine. The staff is courteous, and the food is always prepared just right!

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vipSCP2013
Los Angeles
170 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous love the soups

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DaleG
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 10 people (although a couple did not show) and the service was flawless and the food was outstanding, as usual. I had the chicken dinner and it was amazing. Always happy with my experience at Roots

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there and we look forward to returning!

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vipSCP2013
Los Angeles
169 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous crab cakes at lunch

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vipPDXdiner
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We'll be back. Andrew was a fantastic server, not to intrusive, not too distant, and very engaging. The foot was great (short ribs for my husband, scallops for me); given the main course was so good, we decided to give dessert a try -- butterscotch pudding and toffee cake. Also very good. We had a very nice evening.

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Carol
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We're foodies, so pleasing us is difficult. Entrees were superb (scallops, filet)! Bread was cold, not just room temperature, soup was small for the price and nondescript in taste. As is true in most restaurants, wine is overpriced, but we ordered a Pinot Noir and when I asked for Pinot glasses instead of the one-size-fits-all glass that was on the table, the waiter said they only have the one size. Oh well, so much for enjoying an expensive bottle of wine. I repeat, it's not easy to exceed our expectations.

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vipBaycyd
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place for a really nice lunch. Great accommodation for my mobility impaired sister. Perfect food service by Bert. Magnificent food choices, and low key classy ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The food and service was very good. The disappointment was that we were sat right next to a very large group, when the restaurant was wide open. The group was so loud that it made it difficult for our party of 3 to have a normal conversation. Felt like we were sitting in bar.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's the first time we have dined at Roots. The service and food were excellent. The dining room seemed to be a bit noisy, so we asked to eat in the bar. which was much quieter. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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BenB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipWill
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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JamesL
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant lunch. Will go again

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GoodFoodLover
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.)

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vipcurly57
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!

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vipPablo57
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.

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Steve
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.

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VancouverFoodie
Portland
11 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.

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JackieB
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.

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CaroleM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great omelet!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

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vipLayneM
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.

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AlanG24
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.

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vipSusanG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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AJFletcher
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipSCP2013
Los Angeles
170 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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nikkiS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Vancouver

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VictoriaB
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Service to food was awesome.

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vipholidaydiner
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, fabulous wine great service

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vipSusanG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

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Dryflyrod
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JenniferE
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JimF
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roots NEVER disappoints!

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KenW
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.

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