By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 06, 2007 at 5:20 AM

The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Eat & Drink, 2007. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

Spacious and airy with lots of natural wood and beautiful ironwork, Roots has the finest décor in the city, according to readers.

Arguably, the best feature of Roots' decor is all of the windows which allow  ample natural light to seep into the warmly painted space -- as well as provide a nice view of the city. Fresh flowers and healthy plants, along with high ceilings and attractive ironwork formed into vines, complete the beautiful and serene scenery.

Opened in 2003, Roots is a two-tiered concept, with the upper level serving organic fine dining, and the lower level, called the Roots Cellar, offers organic fare in a slightly more casual setting.

Whether dining inside one of the restaurants or lounging on the patio, Roots' environment is simple and classy without being pretentious. editors' choice: Bacchus


2. Lake Park Bistro
3. Bacchus
4. Carnevor
5. The Capital Grille
6. Good Life
7. The Palms
8. Mader's
9. The Social
10. Balzac
11. Cempazuchi
12. Eve
13. Bayou
14. Tulip

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.