Roots The Restaurant
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Our favorite restaurant in Rutland and once again they made us super happy! Food was fantastic, service was the best. Thanks!
Lobster risotto was amazing. Love the seasonal menu.
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.
Service was outstanding and food was excellent
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.
We went to Roots for a birthday dinner. The food and service were both outstanding. We will be back soon. Best restaurant around!!
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.
Great meal as always. Great server. Always a good time. Would wish for some more vegetarian options to return, like the black bean burgers!
Great service and experience as always; Chip and Ross did a terrific job and the food was excellent.
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.
The food was hot and delicious! The drinks were unique and tasty, derive was impeccable and the environment was wonderful!
Brought my sister to dinner while she was in town, had a great time everything was satisfying
Good, fresh food cooked in innovative ways. It is a treat for the pallet and the eyes.
Loved the new bigger space. Menu fit everyone’s needs. Great server. We will be back.
Always great food and service. Best restaurant in Rutland by far.
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.
Great atmosphere, private and mellow. Perfect for date night.
Excellent food, great lunch! The only drawback is the Covid 19 atmosphere but that’s not the restaurants fault. Recommend the pork belly, fantastic!
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!!!
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.
So good we went back the next day for lunch!
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!
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.
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 .
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!
Lovely patio, great food, great service! Will be visiting again.
The food was outstanding! I am a foodie and so is my husband and the service was impressive as well.
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.
Great. Great great great threat great great great
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.
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.
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.
Service and food were great! They were very attentive and delicious drinks. Was a little bright, maybe dim the lights in the evening.
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.
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!
Delicious food. Attentive and friendly weight staff. Felt completely comfortable with covid restrictions. We sat outside & it was wonderful and very clean.
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.
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.
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.