About Roots Restaurant and Bar

Fresh, seasonal and local food.

19215 SE 34th St Suite 110
Camas, WA 98607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
192nd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(360) 260-3001

Website:
http://www.rootsrestaurantandbar.com/

Executive Chef:
Brad Root

Private Party Facilities:
Contact our Event Coordinator Caralee Blazina at the restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Caralee Blazina: (360) 260-3001

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Roots Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
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Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Authentic (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service - knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff. Food perfectly prepared and presented with god portions. Wine selection good and not outrageously priced. Foraged mushroom ragout with roasted root vegetables was outstanding and salmon was done to perfection. Dessert appropriately rich for Valentine’s!
Nothing n Vancouver exceeds Roots and easily amongst the top five in the area.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

We've been to Roots a number of times and never disappointed. As usual, the dining experience was a delight in every way. We think this is probably the best restaurant in the Vancouver area. Recommended without hesitation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Had Valentine's dinner w/my husband at Roots. We were seated in a side room which we'd never seen. It was MUCH quieter there which was helpful as my spouse has some hearing challenges. We each ordered the soup du jour which was tasty but a little on the salty side. I had grilled sea scallops with other sides as I'm on a gluten free meal plan right now. Husband had roasted chicken; grilled to perfection and WAY too much food for one meal. Wish I'd had MORE than 5 scallops - they were yummy but definitely would have loved more.
He opted for their lemony cheesecake which was super light. I had their flourless chocolate cake which was more like a candy bar & didn't match my expectations. Will likely forgo the extra calories / cost in the future. Meals here are on the pricier side but the quality is excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great atmosphere and creative menu. Highly recommend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This is a drive for us and it has been a year since we have been here. The first time was excellent. The second time was excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Roots is our go-to location for work dinners and small events. We went for Sunday Brunch with some friends from out-of-town, and it was fantastic. Service and food were phenomenal, the fork and knife biscuit and brioche french toast were really terrific. We will continue to go to Roots for business dinners, and have now added to our Sunday brunch places. Thanks for a great experience and good food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went for brunch and the meal was yummy. We asked for some slight off the menu shifts and they happily accommodated. A terrific place!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed great food and excellent service. Plenty of good choices on the menu and a very good wine list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We chose Roots for this years Christmas Eve dinner and it was fantastic! Would highly recommend Roots for that nice evening out!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have been here several times - always great!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service, great food.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our filet mignon and rack of lamb were superb. The veggie accompaniment was also excellent! The spinach salad was amazing. Our servers were excellent—didn’t hover but were there when we needed them.

We tried three cocktails from the bar menu—good but not excellent. The creme brûlée was average.

We will be returning soon, very soon—the food is too good not to.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful, Roots:
over the years we have dined at Roots it never fails to deliver at really high quality meal.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed Thanksgiving

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My meal was served 10 minutes later than my guests. Worse food I have ever experienced there. Crowded in too many tables in the banquet room. I was squished between table and wall. I was embarrassed I took my guests here for Thanksgiving.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Enjoyed a unique avocado & crab 'salad' that was so delicately seasoned, my tongue couldn't stop smiling. I wish there had been a few more 'greens' to go with it but the overall dish was stunning to look at and delicious to eat. The quiet in the restaurant during lunch was much appreciated too. It's usually a bit too noisy for me at dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent experience. Consistently well presented food with attention to detail, both in appearance and seasoning.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of the best steaks ever and loved the onion tart appetizer

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great place in Vancouver! Taste, service, ambience are especially great

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Didn't honor a groupon that said never expired. Unfortunate

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always a great meal, superb service, and a quality evening with friends!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was delicious. My wife started with the tomato soup & I had the Caesar salad with anchovies. We shared the large rib-eye steak with mashed potatoes and peas.
The entre was prepared perfectly. We shared
the fresh peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Exceptional service!! Advised on what to order to accommodate my inability to decide, my waiter even literally went and got me a paper while waiting for my cocktail to be prepared.....will defiantly return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Roots is consistently good and that is why we always return. The servers are very knowledgeable and accommodating . The food is interesting and the menu changes seasonally, while the favorites remain.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was a tad noisier than I expected. Nonetheless the food was delicious and the bussers and our server, Keith, went above and beyond our entire dinner. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were visiting the Vancouver area and also celebrating an anniversary. Roots came highly recommended and didn't disappoint. Everything from cocktails through dessert was outstanding! What we liked the most was not being rushed. Very friendly and respectful wait staff that allowed us to take our time; comfort is a priority. Fresh, imaginative food and ambiance also make it a very special place.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great local gem!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I've always had interesting and well prepared food at Roots and this visit was no exception. The halibut was lovely and my companion loved his salmon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. The wine was great, appetizer, salad and entree were prepared superbly and the service was impeccable. A superb spot in Camas, WA. We will return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Trisha gave us excellent service in the bar. She takes great care to make her customers happy, is knowledgeable about the menu and gives awesome service! Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Went there for a birthday dinner. I had the short ribs, my son had the rib eye and my daughter-in-law had the fish. All of our meals were great. The service was good even though it was busy. The cuisine here is definitely a cut above!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food, friendly efficient service. Outside seating was nice. Loved the brunch menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Best Old Fashioned I've had recently

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The menu and ingredients here were fantastic. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The crab and avocado appetizer was great. The rest of the meal just flat out did not deliver. The ingredients were there but the execution of the dishes just was off. Not seasoned correctly/at all, proportions of items in salads were all over the place etc... maybe it was just an off night but for the creativity of the menu and quality of ingredients we expected much better

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We were seated right away next to a window with good lighting. Server was awesome, nice wine list, and food was spectacular! A bit on the higher end price wise, but quality of food made it worth it. The only (small) issue, it was a bit loud which made it hard for me to hear. Overall, will definitely come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

A wonderful meal with great food. Everything we ordered was great--beet salad, wedge salad, pork chop, and chocolate mousse cake. Service was good, but not outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It had been awhile since we had been to Roots so it was time to enjoy their amazing food again. I had actually thought of going there for Fathers' Day Brunch but waited too long for reservations ... so we went for dinner the evening before. As always, fantastic food. We started with the flatbread as an appetizer wonderfullly flavorful. We then split a spinich salad which was very nice. For main courses, my wife had the line caught salmon; it was perfectly prepared (I know as I was able to snag a bite). I had the sea scallops (one of the specials for the night); simply delicious. We topped things off with the chocolate mousse cake that is so creamy. The food at Roots has never disappointed us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We came here to celebrate my grandmother's birthday, and it could not have been a more gratifying experience. Meesh, our lovely server, was so knowledgeable and hospitable. She answered all of our questions and had great suggestions. The food was delightful! Great presentation, and wonderful flavor and texture combinations. We ordered the Puget Sound mussels as well as the crab and avocado starter to get the party started. For our midcourse, we enjoyed the Kind Fisher Farms spinach salad and the soup of the day, a ham and white bean soup. Delectable! For our entrees, I ordered the line caught king salmon, grandma had the pork chop, and my significant other ordered the braised beef short ribs. All of these dishes rocked our tastebuds. So much so that even though we were stuffed, we still ordered a dessert... The toffee cake with vanilla bean ice cream. It was to die for! Because we were all so excited to dig into our different delicacies I only snagged photos of our mains. Regardless, this place is worth coming to if you live in the Vancouver/Portland metro area. You won't regret it!

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day, and as busy as they were, we received excellent service. I even was served a dish not on the Mother's Day brunch menu (normal on regular brunch menu). Brother is on very salt restricted diet, and the kitchen fully obliged. Marvelous food, had a great time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This was our second visit to Roots; the first for dinner and this for Saturday Brunch. Both times the food was excellent and the service outstanding. The decor is a bit worn and dated and food on the carpet was not yet cleaned up (at 2:00PM). Our dinner was on a Friday evening and the noise level was very high due to after work partying. But it is a bright spot in the otherwise sparse restaurant world of Vancouver.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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