Food was good, but our group preferred a wider variance of menu choices.
The Onion soup was excellent, and the waiter was on the ball. We all enjoyed lunch. I will be back!
Had a great lunch at Root yesterday. Ryan did a great job serving and the kitchen was great as usual.
The tables for 2 a little too close ! The food delicious. We were given a little bit of champagne to celebrate our anniversary and that was a great gesture. Thank you !
I have eaten at The Root many times since it opened and always had a good meal, great service and good value, butI will not eat at The Root again anytime soon. When we first walked in, the hostess wanted to seat us immediately, even though we were early and the rest of our party hadn't arrived yet; She was annoyed when we wanted to have a drink and wait for them. Our server was pleasant, but did not appear that knowledgable on the dishes. In the past, I have always been impressed with the staff's knowledge and ability to accommodate special requests. We ordered the brussel sprouts appetizer, without bleu cheese, since 3 out of four have a dairy allergy; it came with bleu cheese on it, so we sent it back, My husband ordered the fish special, which was ahi tuna on soba noodles. He requested to substitute the noodles for rice, and was told not they couldn't do that and the server didn't offer any other option. He requested to speak with the manager, who came over and advised the same without offering any other option, other than to say that they only had a certain portion of rice and couldn't substitute. I can understand the portioning issue, but come on, it was white rice!!! My husband then asked for a vegetable and she said no, same thing on the portion side, so he finally said how about a salad? The manager agreed, and brought out a dish of plain arugula with about 2 radishes on it, which was pretty pathetic. All the main dishes then came out, and I have to say that compared to meals we have had there in the past, the portion sizes were tiny. I would call them appetizer size, not main entree size, especially for the prices they were charging.
All in all, we were very disappointed in the whole dining experience; I had heard that the original chef/owner was no longer involved in the restaurant and there was a new chef. I always considered The Root a higher end restaurant but they'll have to improve their service and selections if they want my business anymore!
We were there for a birthday, which came with a complimentary dessert for the birthday person. Service was great, as usual, including accommodation of my multitude of food allergies. Some new things on the menu (cocktails and food) along with the different daily specials. One of the more interesting cocktails was a hickory-smoke/maple/bourbon/cherry John Collins. Great wine by the glass selection at reasonable prices and variety.
Food was very good, and the service was excellent. We always enjoy eating at The Root.
Our usuals for brunch didn't disappoint. The Chicken and Waffles are to die for. Chicken is tender an juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside! The bacon is the best I've had but you have to like salty. Happy Customers!
Sunday brunch is outstanding!
The Root is always amazing! I wish that they were open for breakfast/brunch all week long!
Wow! This restaurant has it all! We loved the decor, the menu selection, friendly wait staff, and especially the food! Everything we ordered was nothing short of amazing and we were impressed by the creative presentation. Equally impressive are the reasonable prices. For a unique, fun, and welcoming dining experience, visit The Root. We will certainly be back! We only wish that the restaurant was located closer to home; however, it was well worth the drive.
This is our favorite spot for wonderfully prepared, fresh food!
This restaurant is one of our favorite ‘special occasions’ locations. We especially enjoy sitting at the Chefs Table and try to book it when we can. Excellent food that features Michigan grown/raised products.
It was an okay restaurant food was good but not great but still good. Beautiful place to dine but prices are pretty high for what you get. Not vegan friendly. I would suggest more menu options in general. I would go back though if it were special occassion and I'm willing to spend 30 or more bucks on things I actually want.
It was our first visit to The Root and everyone that attended was disappointed. It started out with the waiter spilling a glass of water on the table. We know that accidents happen but when the water went into our appetizer and we were not offered a replacement - that was our first disappointment. Our waiter seemed to disappear quite often - we had to wait 15 minutes for our drinks and then while having dessert we had to wait about another 15 minutes before we flagged down another waitperson to assist in bringing us our beverage. The food was only average but had the service been better, we may have enjoyed the evening and food more.