Welcome To root

a modern southern kitchen

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Our Roots

ROOT is defined by inception, birth, and beginning.  It was Chef Phillip L. Lopez's first restaurant.  It opened in November of 2011 to great acclaim gaining Best New Restaurant in New Orleans Magazine and Top 50 Best Restaurants in the Country by Bon Appétit Magazine and all within the first year.   It recently moved from its original location of 200 Julia St. to it's newer digs on the 2nd floor of 1800 Magazine Street on May of 2016.  ROOT continues to push the boundaries of technique, flavor and execution, utilizing Louisiana's seasonal harvest while giving praise to each individual ingredient.   It is Chef Phillip Lopez's "inception" of a lifelong dream to own a restaurant that evolves a new generation of chefs in New Orleans, the "birth" of an idea on modern Louisiana Cuisine, and the "beginning" of a revolution to be unapologetic of our core philosophies in great food, strong family, awesome music, loyal friends, and stiff drinks.


Our style

We like to think that our style is your style!  Whether your looking for a casual setting or an upscale environment for a special occasion we have you covered. ROOT's team takes tremendous pride in elevating the art of cocktail and food in the same space. A beautiful symbiotic relationship of talent, spirits and Louisiana's abundant harvest come together in a gracious atmosphere.  The menus are constantly changing as the seasonal selections come and go but one thing is for sure, our style is timeless.


our mission

To develop a timeless style of comfortable hospitality in the modern south

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Live to Drink, Drink to live

New Orleans is a city full of revelry and at ROOT we extend the tradition across the bar.  Where else can you get amazing drinks and food created with the art of having fun in mind.  ROOT has Happy Hour every day Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm-7pm.  Why?  Because if your not happy, we are not happy!