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PANTHER
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Roots in NOLA

Any body been? It was just recommended to me and my wife.


Gris Gris
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re: Roots in NOLA
I haven't been. Root gets mixed reviews here. You might check the dining guide to see if there are any reviews.
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Powerman
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re: Roots in NOLA
I would definitely get some of the charcuterie items

Most of the criticism here is that the entrees themselves aren't great

I haven't tried enough of them to know


Gris Gris
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re: Roots in NOLA
I think there have been some on and off service issues, as well.

Friends of mine have tried it twice. Both times, the result was mixed and I think they've written it off now.


Powerman
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re: Roots in NOLA
I tried it once and the service was fantastic. Server was very helpful with describing menu items as well.


Gris Gris
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re: Roots in NOLA
It's the kind of restaurant I'd like to see work well. I've been surprised at the mixed reviews. Sounds like they need consistency in food and service. Seems to be up and down.


ruzil
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re: Roots in NOLA
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Roots in NOLA
Any body been?


I think Kunta Kinte' said it was good.


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Powerman
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re: Roots in NOLA
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It's the kind of restaurant I'd like to see work well. I've been surprised at the mixed reviews. Sounds like they need consistency in food and service. Seems to be up and down.


I plan on returning for a second visit. I hope it's as enjoyable as the first


Gris Gris
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re: Roots in NOLA
Report back. I hope it's a good experience. I've been hesitant to put it on the list. Still watching....


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ruzil
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re: Roots in NOLA
It's a legit place but different. If you go get the cohiba smoked scallops, it really enjoyed them when I went.
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saderade
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re: Roots in NOLA
Definitely an ambitious place. I enjoyed both my visits there.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Roots in NOLA
You mean the place on the same block as La Bocas, Rock N Sakes, and Rio Mars?

I haven't tried 'em yet, but like others here, I've heard mixed reviews. I suppose I need to give them a try


Lester Earl
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re: Roots in NOLA
is Roots in the French Quarters ?


Powerman
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re: Roots in NOLA
No. It's next to the wal-marts.


Fun Bunch
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New Orleans
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re: Roots in NOLA
Root is maybe the best new restaurant in the past year or two. The only place it might get mixed reviews is here. It's fantastic and the service is great.


lilwineman
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
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re: Roots in NOLA
I posted a pretty thorough review when I went in early October. They had just released the fall menu. The ideas of the menu are great and for the most part so was the food. Our server seemed to be somewhat slow on timing the items and drinks but I won't let a single server change my opinion of the place. Highly recommended and very creative, but very far from creole standard New Orleans fare.


Neil McCauley
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re: Roots in NOLA
I really like the place. The compressed watermelon salad and "Yorkie" dessert are both legit.


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Icansee4miles
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re: Roots in NOLA
Is Rio Mars Bruno's brother?

Seriously, went there this Thursday night, and had an excellent experience. Start with the charticure or sausage plate. We had a big group and did one of each. I tasted the scallops, the tea infused fresh fish (cobia that night) and I had the roasted marrow bones. All were excellent. And being a pork lover, had to love the Faceoff cocktail-face bacon infused bourbon drink.

Service was excellent, even with a large table. Would return. I've been to all the others on that block and it ranks up there with the rest.


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pussywillows
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re: Roots in NOLA
i just looked at the menu...kind of puts me in the mind of abattoir in atlanta because of the charcuterie and offal...kind of place i'd like to give a try.


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ruzil
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re: Roots in NOLA
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The ideas of the menu are great and for the most part so was the food. Our server seemed to be somewhat slow on timing the items and drinks but I won't let a single server change my opinion of the place. Highly recommended and very creative, but very far from creole standard New Orleans fare.


Gospel right here. I liked it when I went but I worry about the longevity of a place like this at that location. Since it is not the typical New Orleans creole joint, I don't see it on the convention goers hit list. I hope it continues to thrive though. I might check it out next weekend.


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