The Root Restaurant & Bar is The Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year 2012 and Eater Detroit’s Restaurant of the Year 2014. These accolades are an accomplishment of our staff, vendors and the great community surrounding us.

For anyone that hasn’t seen the video, it is an amazing piece of editing, film, and narration by The Free Press, Sylvia Rector, and Chef James.

Other honorable mentions include:

The Root has been featured or mentioned in numerous media.

  • The Root switches up brunch menu, adds Sunday dinner service
    / The Root switches up brunch menu, adds Sunday dinner service/ Detroit Metro Times

    Fans of James Rigato’s popular The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake will notice some changes on the weekly brunch menu. To ring in the new year, executive Chef Nick Rodgers has unveiled some new options. What’s more, if … Continue reading

  • Chefs’ Picks: Favorite Thanksgiving Sides
    / Samantha Lande/

    When it comes to Thanksgiving feasts, the turkey is pretty non-negotiable, so side dishes are where chefs get creative with their homemade spreads. We asked a few chefs from across the country to share their favorite Thanksgiving supporting players. Gravy … Continue reading

  • Ask A Detroit Chef: 5 Tasty Pumpkin Dishes
    / Liz Parker/ CBS Detroit

    The chefs at The Root Restaurant & Bar know their stuff, which is why the restaurant’s menu is so delicious. The Root describes itself as “A chef driven restaurant that showcases the best of every season Michigan offers. Expect efficient … Continue reading

  • A chef’s dish inspires a grand tour of Michigan’s local food movement
    / Michael Jackman/ Detroit Metro Times

    On a June afternoon, the day shift is moving into the kitchen at the Root, the locavore restaurant run by chef James Rigato in White Lake Township. The space presents quite a contrast from the restaurant’s elegant dining room. Music … Continue reading

  • Meet the People’s Best New Chef
    / F&W Editors/ Food & Wine

    At F&W, we name America’s 10 most brilliant up-and-coming chefs every year. Now we want to know who you think is the most talented new chef in America. After tallying thousands of your votes, we’re proud to introduce the winner … Continue reading