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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
10:00 PM
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The Root Restaurant & Bar

4.6
1706 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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The Root Restaurant & Bar is a locally owned and operated business that showcases the seasonality of food and beverage in Michigan and its surrounding areas. The comfortable yet refined dining room and bar, accented with stained ash wood and limestone, feature an open kitchen and a chef's counter where the customers can sit and watch their food being made. Chef James Rigato's menu changes often and has a variety of options including a local grass-fed beef burger, house-made desserts, fresh seafood and in-house smoked meats. The Root Bar has 8 Microbrews on draft and a full selection of wines, bottled beer, alcohol and house cocktails incorporating a number of Michigan breweries, distilleries and winemakers. The Root prides itself on offering casual dining with a higher standard of food, beverage and service.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(248) 698-2400
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicholas Rodgers
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Catering
The Root Restaurant & Bar will cater any event large or small. Chef James Rigato
and staff catered under their company Ripe Catering for 3 years before opening
The Root. Please contact The Root with any inquiries regarding your event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elizabeth Lake Rd.
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Parking details
The Root is located in The Village Lakes Plaza in White Lake on the corner of M-59 and Elizabeth Lake. There is a large, well lit parking lot surrounding The Root.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1706 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andrew 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Overall Great experience. We arrived a little early prior to our reservation and while waiting had a drink at the bar. The bartender made good drinks, but she seemed a little short with us when the bar was mostly empty, which I didn't understand. Our server once seated was great, so overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere at The Root is great, especially given that it resides in a strip mall. The service was top notch and the food was very good. However, $25 for fried chicken seems to be a bit pricey as was the paparadelle with bolognese. I had the pork belly which was wonderful with the homemade kimchi and creamed corn. It was an appetizer and $14, but really was the best value as it was as large as the 2 entrees my son and wife ordered.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as usual, except for the bread and rolls which did not seem fresh!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

As always, The Root never fails to offer creative meals, local options, and a very knowledgeable waitstaff!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Great, as always.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Great cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

The Root always has a great menu selection of seasonal flavors and a welcoming knowledgeable staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Absolutely love this place for lunch, dinner, or brunch. They have a great selection of soups, salads, appetizers, main dishes and vegan options. They have excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Several of us had the best brussle sprouts salad and agreed it was fantastic. We'd go back just for that salad!

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