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Root

Root

Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant, New American Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
Lower Garden District, New Orleans
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  • Gloria C.
    "oysters & foie gras cotton candy!"(6 Tips)
    Nickie T.
    "One of the best restaurants in New Orleans, hands down!"(2 Tips)
    Karen S.
    "I tried the Hot & Sour Lemonfish... Delicious!!!"(2 Tips)
    Suzanne B.
    "Loved the charcuterie board, best ever."(2 Tips)
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  • Nickie T.
    Nickie TeeJune 25, 2012
    One of the best restaurants in New Orleans, hands down! The staff is awesome. The food is creative, delicious, and there are still healthy options. Wine list is impressive, too. Easy walk from hotels.
  • Suzanne B.
    Suzanne BeckerMay 26, 2013
    WOW WOW WOW. Spot on from decor to elevated yet approachable food. The service si out of this world. Our servers Rye and Carlos felt like family by dessert. Loved the charcuterie board, best ever.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SafahiApril 23, 2015
    One of the top 5 dining experiences of my life. I was blown away by the service, ambiance, food quality, and cohesiveness of the menu. I hope that everyone can have the experience that I did.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrierMarch 10, 2013
    Get the root vegetable starter dish - easy to overlook but so darn delicious. And yes do get at least one starter meat item at least for their homemade condiments - trust me on that one
  • Caroline T.
    Caroline ThomasMay 11, 2013
    I ordered two desserts because I just couldn't decide, and they were both amazing!. Don't miss the mint chocolate with house-made cocoa puffs and the Indian-inspired fruit/floral desserts.
  • Emilie D.
    Emilie DishonghJanuary 2, 2014
    Fantastic pickles on the giant charcuterie plate (think local chanterelles). The tendon was surprisingly good, and the heart bresaola and rillettes were great. Nice wine list too.
  • Morganna M.
    Morganna MayAugust 22, 2012
    Face bacon! Yum! I also chose four courses that had a subtle hint of chocolate in each, which is probably my favorite thing to have in food. Wonderful knowledgable staff as well!
  • Idoitforthebacon
    IdoitforthebaconSeptember 10, 2014
    You can not go wrong here... Not your typical NOLA fare, but worth the change in scenery. Crispy Pig Ear and Charred Brussel Sprout salad is a winner hands down!
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer ArchambeaultNovember 9, 2014
    If you are attending at or near the NOLA convention center, boogie to Root. Be sure to make an Open Table reservation and don't leave unless you've tasted the tobacco smoked diver scallops.
  • Tori D.
    Tori Denae'September 4, 2014
    The Black Lacquered Duck is astounding.[#FYI_there are very few vegetarian/vegan options but the menu is well worth exploration none the less!]
  • Darryll G.
    Darryll GillardNovember 21, 2011
    We tried 2 apps, the yard bird and two signature desserts (CMP and Coca Puffs). It was all delicious. You'll want to come back to try everything else once you've been there once!
  • Caroline T.
    Caroline ThomasMay 6, 2013
    We loved the root vegetable salad - so tasty! (But you must like firm, not soft cooked veggies) & the cochon de lait porchetta!
  • Mitch L.
    Mitch LNovember 10, 2014
    Got the gobi, duck and scallops - all great and very different. Fun cocktails too.
  • Karen S.
    Karen SilvaMarch 1, 2015
    I loved the restaurant. The informal atmosphere was really nice. I tried the Hot & Sour Lemonfish... Delicious!!!
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessFebruary 20, 2015
    If you want a break from all that Cajun food, this place delivers on some serious modern taste in an unpretentious manor. Don't skip dessert
  • Paul F.
    Paul FisherAugust 15, 2013
    El guapo margarita is fantastic. The curried carrot appetizer and scallops were delicious. Great restaurant.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KrellJune 9, 2013
    A $55 house-made charcuterie board may seem excessive, but if you have a party of 5-6 it's the way to go.
  • John H.
    John HaberlandJune 10, 2013
    Very friendly/courteous staff. If you're thinking about the veal pastrami sandwich, note the flavors are REALLY intense.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RayMarch 12, 2013
    Incredible, inventive food. If they've got the foie gras lollipop on the menu, order as many as you can.
  • Anne F.
    Anne FaderJuly 20, 2012
    Try ALL of the desserts! The table will go nuts trying some of the most creative dishes in the city!
  • Christianne B.
    when a chef is passionate about food - you can see it on the plate and the servers believe in what they sell! root is a great new find
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 21, 2013
    try the smoked scallops, cornmeal encrusted louisiana oysters & foie gras cotton candy!
  • Rob B.
    Rob BeardJuly 20, 2013
    Fantastic food. Eclectic menu. Sit at the bar if you can't get a reservation.
  • Leslie K.
    Leslie KernJune 28, 2013
    Must orders: sweet tea chicken wings and the Cohiba smoked scallops. Fantastic!
  • Rob d.
    Rob de la CretazDecember 15, 2013
    The fried chicken app is incredible. Awesome dry rub, sweet potato butter.
  • Joel G.
    Joel GoldmanMarch 5, 2016
    One of the top restaurants in New Orleans. Happy hour 5 -7 from Tuesday - Friday
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerMarch 8, 2015
    The scallops are a crowd favorite, but the hot & sour lemon fish is the real winner here.
  • Catherine
    CatherineMarch 18, 2013
    Scallops. Get the scallops. The bar is full service and the bartenders are amazing.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansMarch 28, 2012
    Try the very spicy, Indian-style aloo gobi, served with potato, egplant and corn nuts. - Gambit's Five in 5
  • Eric D.
    Eric DNovember 2, 2014
    The "Ménage à Foie" is incredible. Great cocktails too.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RooneyMarch 8, 2015
    The hot and sour lemonfish was amazing! Scallops were ok- cool presentation.
  • Jill K.
    Jill KJuly 14, 2014
    Can't go wrong with any of the charcuterie or sausage...mmmm
  • Derek D.
    Derek DukesMay 1, 2012
    The Korean wings are the right combination of sweet and spicy. Eat them.
  • Lucinda W.
    Lucinda WeedNovember 11, 2011
    Everything is amazing, vegetarian options on the menu! Molecular gastronomy abounds!
  • Melissa R.
    The smoked cornmeal encrusted Louisiana oysters are amazing.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CoxApril 15, 2013
    Carrot cake is a must. There's a carrot mashmellow on top. It's amaze.
  • Insun C.
    Insun ChongAugust 6, 2014
    Meat boards are interesting and exotic. Service is slow. It brings a unique vibe to NOLA.
  • Veronica K.
    Veronica KeddySeptember 30, 2013
    Best meal I've had in a long time! Get the bone marrow!
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansJune 28, 2012
    Roasted Chicken: Dehydrated mushroom paper is draped over a deeply smoky bird. - Gambit's Five in 5 Read more
  • Bill B.
    Bill B.February 10, 2012
    Cohiba smoked scallops. You just have to try 'em. Served in the box!
  • David F.
    David FrymoyerApril 30, 2013
    Unique menu with flavorful dishes
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 7, 2014
    Dinner at Root is like a date with Willy Wonka—full of purposeful whimsy.
  • Ken
    KenJanuary 26, 2012
    Go for the plate of apps for a real meat treat!
  • Leilane v.
    Leilane vdMOctober 30, 2012
    Fantastic selection - great atmosphere!
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    A little too trendy. Dessert was good, but too much emphasis on plating
  • Jen K.
    Jen KOctober 23, 2012
    Best homemade ketchup ever!!
  • Es L.
    Es LeyApril 13, 2016
    Scallops and their whiskey cheese
  • Adam M.
    Adam MJune 7, 2013
    New spot in warehouse District
  • Armond T.
    Armond TurnerJuly 15, 2012
    Try the Rosarita. Nice update to the classic Margarita.
  • Lee A.
    Lee AndrewsAugust 18, 2014
    scallops, charcuterie, sausages
  • Ben H.
    Ben HermsenMay 16, 2015
    Chicken wings and biscuits
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BenishApril 23, 2013
    Get the fried chicken and biscuits.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AkerDecember 10, 2011
    They use top much chilli oil.
  • William H.
    William HughesDecember 31, 2014
    This place is f-ing amazing.
  • a b.
    a bMarch 6, 2016
    Get the foie gras
  • Kerry F.
    Kerry FrumApril 27, 2015
    Foie gras terrarium!
  • Josh F.
    Josh FrümApril 27, 2015
    Foie Gras Terrarium
  • Amaury A.
    Amaury AminFebruary 7, 2013
    Amazing food!
  • Tina L.
    Tina LatinoMarch 22, 2014
    Enjoyed!!!
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WilliamsSeptember 30, 2013
    Don't go! Very slow and unorganized. Not worth it.
  • Mark
    MarkJuly 13, 2015
    Tut es Bon dans le Cochon
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