Roots The Restaurant

4.7
747 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
*During the COVID-19 restrictions, we have added a large open second dining room with widely spaced tables.
Please check out our website rootsrutland.com for updated hours, 802-747-7414 with any questions.

*For parties larger than 6 please call for your reservation.

Roots mission is to create delicious food from fresh, local ingredients. Vermont offers an agricultural bounty of flavorful produce, meat, dairy and other food products that are staples of the Roots menu.

Roots is committed to providing affordable meals from minimally processed, locally grown ingredients, including organic crops and humanely raised, pasture fed livestock.

We are proud to partner with local providers Boardman Hill Farm, Hathaway Farm, Woods Market, Blue Ledge Farm, and other smaller scale produce, dairy and maple syrup providers.

Visit us at 55 Washington Street in downtown Rutland and enjoy a delicious, wholesome local meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 747 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Rutland and once again they made us super happy! Food was fantastic, service was the best. Thanks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster risotto was amazing. Love the seasonal menu.

D
Devo
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a treat to see what they have cooking at Roots. It never disappoints in flavor and creativity. Eating out in Rutland Vt Roots is a go-to for a great meal.

TM
TanyaM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional place
Service was outstanding and food was excellent

JS
JessicaS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, overall

S
Sara
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The noodle bowl is supposed to have a “perfect 7 minute egg” I love soft eggs but not when they are ICE COLD! Bleck! The 2 People I was with said they enjoyed their meals so that is why I gave the food 3 stars.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Roots for a birthday dinner. The food and service were both outstanding. We will be back soon. Best restaurant around!!

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vipElnoss
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal at Roots. We had Brussel Sprouts from the menu and Scallops and a Prime Rib from the daily specials. All were excellent. Great service and good spacing of tables for Covid. Highly recommended.

M
Map64
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. Great server. Always a good time. Would wish for some more vegetarian options to return, like the black bean burgers!

NL
NL263
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and experience as always; Chip and Ross did a terrific job and the food was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been out in months, so we painstakingly sifted through the options when deciding on a date night location. I was so happy we settled on Roots. The atmosphere was cozy and socially distanced. The food and drinks were fantastic. I highly recommend the calamari and the chocolate covered pretzel cocktail. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. I really appreciated the attention to details, not only in the food and service, but also in the care taken to follow the Covid guidelines and make a safe dining atmosphere for all.

RR
RavingforRoots
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was hot and delicious! The drinks were unique and tasty, derive was impeccable and the environment was wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my sister to dinner while she was in town, had a great time everything was satisfying

DB
DrewB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good, fresh food cooked in innovative ways. It is a treat for the pallet and the eyes.

M
Map64
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new bigger space. Menu fit everyone’s needs. Great server. We will be back.

KR
KatieRP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Best restaurant in Rutland by far.

WP
WilliamP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were scheduled to eat outside but had to change owing to weather..
As always Roots has really good food. The pork sandwich is outstanding and the Ceasar Salad with chicken was said by my partner to be way above average.

KB
KimB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, private and mellow. Perfect for date night.

JJ
JanetJ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, great lunch! The only drawback is the Covid 19 atmosphere but that’s not the restaurants fault. Recommend the pork belly, fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was not only 5 star because of the food, our server Aaron was absolutely one of the major highlights of our visit.

We had the cheese board which came with a pepper jam that was ABSOLUTELY incredible. It has a kick, that was balanced when paired with the cheese. The other accompaniments (grapes, honey and tomatoes pesto) were great as well.
I had the scallops which were served with a warm
Cranberry/apple chutney, cheddar polenta cakes and arugula salad. Simply DELICIOUS!!!!

The pork dish was soooo tender and tasty as well.

We also tried several of the seasonal cocktails, they have a bartender that is a true artisan and mixologist!!!
Bottom line... great food, great drinks, great service!!!

BR
BillR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were yearning for a good hamburger and we found it! We were over the moon about the brussels sprout app! The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was the best. We ate outdoors and had no complaints there either. We look forward to our next visit when we will reserve early enough to be inside and hear the music.

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Prince
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

JC
JenniferC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good we went back the next day for lunch!

PB
PeterB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience at Roots. I had the Scallop special, my wife had the Salmon. We were both pleased with our dinner as it was very tasty and was wonderfully presented (it looked as good as it tasted). The only mild disappointment was I was still a bit hungry when I left. There were only 5 scallops on my plate. At $32 per plate I was left wanting more. But we had a wonderful evening out together. Thanks!

MJ
vipMaryJK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in this area. When I make my reservation at the place we stay, the reservation for Roots immediately follows. Food and service is great.
In the time of covid pandemic they did a great job making us feel comfortable.

MM
vipMarilynM
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We requested a table outside but had to go inside to check in. We were then told we had to scan the menu while at the hostess stand. This was uncomfortable as we were not 6 ft away from others. We also did not have enough time to look at the menu. The fish tacos were mostly cabbage slaw w a very small piece of tasteless fish. Overall . We were disappointed .

PA
PollyA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We three seniors didn’t want to forgo our traditional rendezvous-vous at our favorite restaurant despite the pandemic and are so glad we didn’t. We felt very safe there, had fantastic foods, great service and no rush. Couldn’t have been better!

MS
vipMonicaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio, great food, great service! Will be visiting again.

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Dougie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! I am a foodie and so is my husband and the service was impressive as well.

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vipFoodiefromct
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Donald Billings and staff never disappoint. Food and service outstanding and the outdoor seating was perfect as the weather was cooperating! Look forward dining in the new “art” warehouse soon.

DM
DanielM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great. Great great great threat great great great

PM
vipPrettyMommy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The interior decor was REALLY blue and dark. Wait staff was fantastic. The chicken rolls were a strange texture, the pork was good, but the chicken dish was full of onions and the menu didn't state that.

TK
TinaK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the weather was quite cool, my husband and I enjoyed a delicious anniversary dinner under the awning. The food was incredible as usual, especially the salmon special. I hope they add that to their winter menu.

NH
NHJMC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food just wish more options on menu. Drinks a tad pricey could of had more booze/less juice is only thing I can say for improvement. Overall would go back again.

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Ellie
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were great! They were very attentive and delicious drinks. Was a little bright, maybe dim the lights in the evening.

TD
TerriD
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really appreciated the welcoming atmosphere of Roots. We ate inside and felt very comfortable doing so with the tables far from each other due to the social distancing regulations. There was also a very nice tented outdoor eating space. We enjoyed our meal from start (great cocktails) to finish (too full for dessert). Three of us shared the calamari which was delicious. I had salmon with sweet potato hash which I loved, but also tasted the other dishes at our table; the sausage risotto and the noodle bowl. All were very good. We will definitely be returning to Roots. Hopefully next time we will save room for dessert.

LC
LeanneC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was a nice change of pace for me. I enjoyed it very much. The food and service were also very good. An enjoyable experience all around!

JS
JessicaS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Attentive and friendly weight staff. Felt completely comfortable with covid restrictions. We sat outside & it was wonderful and very clean.

JT
JoyT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good to very good fare, can be somewhat pricey (even bread costs extra).
$11.00 for a small glass of prosecco seems excessive. Still, we go to Roots
because of its quality.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Roots always provides this each time we visit. The rolls are to die for and should be ordered regardless of your dining choice.

FAQs

Roots The Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 747-7414.

Roots The Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 747 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.