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Roots Restaurant & Cellar
1818 N. Hubbard St., (414) 374-8480
RootsÂ makes all of its food from scratch and with seasonal ingredients. The owners are passionate supporters of sustainable agriculture and aquaculture, so all of the meats are naturally raised and the fish is sashimi grade, wild caught, flown in whole and filleted on site. Plus, most of the vegetables are locally grown.
Roots has a full bar featuring a good wine selection, and upon request will modify dishes to accommodate vegetarians. A couple of vegetarian dishes, including the praised tempura tofu, ($18), are on the menu.
Menu: Upscale American.
When to go: Roots is no longer open for lunch, so evening is the time to go. Sunday brunch is served, too.
Dress: Casual is acceptable, but feel free to spruce up for a Roots experience. The well-dressed will feel comfortable here, too.
Don't miss: The amazing view of Downtown. Take a moment to gaze, even if your table is not near the massive windows.
Parking: Street parking is the only option, but it's not usually a problem because Roots is located in a quiet neighborhood.