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ROOTS Market Bistro is an American and European restaurant that uses the freshest ingredients from the local market. It’s a farm-to-table-inspired concept from Chef Chris Oronce and Bryan Tiu of Wafu fame.

We celebrated Mother’s Day with my parents, Rache, and the kids at Roots and here’s our experience…

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ROOTS is located at the ground floor of the new wing of Greenhills Promenade, with a garden-and-wood-inspired ambiance.

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The tables under the escalator looked cozy but a bit narrow and inconvenient to get in and out of.

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MENU: Salads, Starters | All-Day Classics, Sandwiches | Big Plates | Sweet Ending & Beverages

Roots serves a well-curated menu of Modern American and European dishes.

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TOMATO & CORN SOUP (P230 +10% service charge).

The soup of the day changes based on what ingredients are freshly available from the market. The tomato soup base was good but has a different burnt corn taste. 

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SALAD RIAN (P255 – Single Serving +10% service charge). Tiger Prawns, Orange Segments, Feta Cheese, Strawberries & Pine Nuts, Mesclun in Cranberry Vinaigrette.

The salad is served with fresh vegetables and a sweet vinaigrette sauce. The right way to start a healthy meal.

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✮ SPINACH  & MUSHROOM OMELETTE (P255 +10% service charge). Gruyere Cheese, House Salad, & Bread for the Day.

The omelette was done well with lots of spinach, gruyere cheese, and a sweet kiwi sauce on top, served with fresh vegetables on the side. It’s good to share but the boys didn’t like the taste of the spinach. 

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✮ PASTA CHICKEN PAPRIKA (P620 +10% service charge). Sweet Bell Peppers, Bacon, Onions, Mushroom, Black Olives, Tomato Confit, & Fresh Linguine.

We all loved the freshly-made linguine pasta with slices of grilled chicken on the side.

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GRILLED SALMON (P460 +10% service charge). Crispy Salmon Skin, Potato Confit, & Mango Cilantro Relish.

The salmon was a bit dry and thinly sliced with a chicharon-like skin. The mango cilantro relish gives it a sweet and refreshing taste. It was OK.

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STEAK & FRIES (P970 +10% service charge). Choice of Angus Beef Tenderloin or RibEye (200g), Spinach Ragout, Sauce Option of Bearnaise, Peppercorn or Chimichurri sauces.

The steak was cooked medium and was big enough to share. I thought this had good value for its serving size. It was OK.

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The boys loved the fries which were cooked well — not too oily and just the right crispiness.

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Happy Mother’s Day to Momsy and Mommy Rache! 🙂

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Overall, the resto serves familiar comfort American and European food. There’s nothing that really stood out from the menu. 

The ambiance is nice but seating is a bit constrained so make sure you reserve the booth tables with cushioned seats.

We liked the Spinach & Mushroom Omelette and Pasta Chicken Paprika. Budget is about P800/head. A bit expensive considering the overall experience.

You have to be patient with the service — our soup was cold and they waited to serve all our dishes at once. I recommend waiting for a while before trying this resto as they work to stabilize the service and introduce new items in the menu.

ROOTS MARKET BISTRO
G/F Greenhills Promenade, New Wing,
Annapolis St. cor. Missouri St., Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Metro Manila

Live an Awesome Life,

Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

Disclosure: We paid for our meals. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Note: They accept cash payments only. 🙂