“Hello Roots, my name is Kyle my wife and I celebrated our “kindaversary” (we were married on Feb. 29th 2008) at your establishment last night. I wanted to write today to thank you for a most wonderful experience. I have spent more than half of my life working in food-service and rarely leave a restaurant without something having taken away from the experience; bad food, poor service etc. This was not the case as my wife and I left yours. Our server Mel was one of the best I have had the pleasure of being attended to by in many years (Thank You Mel) and the food, despite having ordered out of my comfort zone, was exquisite. From the creative flavor and texture combinations of the chicken dumpling appetizers to the obscenely delicious sugared puff pastry dessert it was a most enjoyable experience.

It is exciting to see Vermont evolve its palette during this “food renaissance” and even more so to have what can easily be viewed as the vanguard here in my home town.

Thank you so much for giving us a very memorable “kindaversary” dinner and for giving this grumpy old M.O.D. hope for Vermont’s culinary future.

Keep up the great work!”

– Kyle


“I love to eat at Roots, especially for lunch with my friends. I love the menu choices and the food is really fresh and artistically presented. It is one of those special places to eat that is not pretentious but really serves up quality. I highly recommend Roots for a meal that will definitely satisfy and be a nice dining experience.”

– Christine


“An interesting, even exciting menu. Superb service. And food that measures up to both. Locally sourced food. Creative use of late summer produce.

This was our first visit. We found it to be an excellent value and look forward to our next meal at Roots.”

 – J. Watts


“As you can see I am from out of town, just came up to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Being very unfamiliar with the area I relied solely on my map app to find me somewhere to eat. The only restaurant that kept showing up was Table 24. As I pulled around the corner for the restaurant I couldn’t help but notice the tables on the sidewalk for Roots restaurant. I parked in front I table 24 and did look up Roots, as from what I was seeing at Table 24 I was not impressed. The first review said something to the tune of boy am I glad I came to Roots instead of Table 24. I said that’s it, I’m going to Roots! It’s a small establishment and I had to wait about 15 mins to get a seat at the bar, there are only 6 seats, as I was in town alone. Boy was I glad I waited! The staff was amazing an very attentive! The food left me speechless! I have never had anything as delicious in all my years! Give them a try you will not be sorry! ”

– Jessica


“Roots is the best thing that’s happened to Rutland in many years. The food is unique, presented with exquisite sytle, and served with expertise. I brought a chef from Nantucket with me and she was totally impressed. Terri at the bar is a phenomenon. She makes each diner feel like the only one in the restaurant while she artfully juggles who knows how many tasks. Truly amazing. I’ll be at Roots this Friday and cannot wait. It’s a perfect stop before the Paramount and usually totally booked so MAKE A RESERVATION.”

– Jina


“We were going to eat at a restaurant nearby but it was closed, so we asked a local who worked at a pizza shop a good sit down restaurant, and he recommended ROOTS! Well we were all blown away! The service was absolutely excellent! The Food was unbelievable! The atmosphere was so comfortable and inviting and the entire experience was definitely one of the BEST we have ever had at a restaurant in our lives! This is place is amazing! We are so in love with ROOTS that for my birthday at the end of November we are going to drive to Rutland and spend the night just so we can have dinner at ROOTS! Thats right, we are driving 3.5 hours and getting a hotel and for the only reason of to eat at ROOTS! Excellent job to the owners, and staff, and local farms that supply their food, because you have successfully created a unique and inviting and amazing and special and awesome place to eat!!!”

– Eric


“I am a vegetarian and I had the best roasted veggie sandwich with goat cheese that was to die for! Your food was terrific and next time I come to Rutland I definitely will be visiting you guys!!!!! Thanks for such a great lunch!”

– Kerry

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