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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JE
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JF
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roots NEVER disappoints!

KW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

SC
Los Angeles
163 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Tahoe
171 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LB
Portland
44 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
19 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
12 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
66 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food

SC
Los Angeles
163 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
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt service, attentive server and delicious food.

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

Always a delicious meal and good service thank you

AJ
Atlanta
14 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
44 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!

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