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REG861
Vanderbilt Fan
Wellsville
Member since Oct 2011
32054 posts

Root and Square Root closed
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Not very surprising. There wasn't a great market for Square Root, although I wish it succeeded.


USEyourCURDS
Southeastern LA Fan
Southeastern Louisiana
Member since Apr 2016
4528 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
Chef Phil is a good dude. I am sure he will succeed wherever he goes.


Clint Torres
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
1440 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
I never cared for either place


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Fun Bunch
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
54023 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
No surprise. NOLA couldn't sustain a place like Square Root.


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Boca Raton, FL
Member since Nov 2007
51564 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
Too expensive


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Clint Torres
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
1440 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
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I am sure he will succeed wherever he goes.


Except maybe at Root, Square Root or Part and Parcel


t00f
New Orleans Saints Fan
Eating square cut pizza in the zone
Member since Jul 2016
16659 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
One of the best Charcuterie's in town


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hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
6522 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
I read about the closures...it's a reminder that a good & lasting restaurant is as much a play or theater event as it is a place to eat. Root and Square Root never seemed terribly welcoming or hospitable to me, so I didn't go back. Unless you're a hotel restaurant with an endless stream of new faces, you've got to have repeat customers or your business will fail. People want to be dazzled by food, but more than than, they want to enjoy themselves. Managing to capture both (innovation as well as comfort/familiarity/welcoming hospitality) spells success. Root, et al never seemed to figure this out.


Langland
LSU Fan
Trumplandia
Member since Apr 2014
5131 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
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it's a reminder that a good & lasting restaurant is as much a play or theater event as it is a place to eat. Root and Square Root never seemed terribly welcoming or hospitable to me

Service trumps food. People go to high end restaurants for several reason, but the act of eating is on the bottom of the list.

Most chef centered restaurants will fail.



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Lester Earl
Chicago Cubs Fan
Process over Results
Member since Nov 2003
227072 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
The concept & pricing doomed them from day 1. I’m surprised they lasted this long as I never hear(d) them mentioned in any of the circles I run in,


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Degas
21876493 posts
Member since Jul 2010
9864 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
At least I got to experience Square Root. It was as close to Alinea as you'd ever get in the South. Best of luck Chef Lopez.


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ellishughtiger
New Orleans Saints Fan
70118
Member since Jul 2004
11996 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
whoa, i went to a party upstairs at Root on Friday. I guess this explains why they ran out of a bunch of beer.


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
40389 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
Sounds like the same fate as Stella!

So high cost and quality wise that it is hard to maintain in perpetuity.


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LSU-MNCBABY
USA Fan
#3
Member since Jan 2004
19763 posts

re: Root and Square Root closed
Damn, food was excellent at both


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