Mellisa Root at The Hairy Lobster


Prior to The Hairy Lobster Chef Mellisa Root, a whimsical pastry chef and chocolatier, worked at both Per Se and Rosewood Sand Hill.


  • Rising Star Award (2013)
    Star Chefs
  • Golden Whisk
    Women's Chef Organization

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Mellisa Root reviews  at
"ChefsFeed thanks so much for the awesome beers!!!!! What an outstanding surprise that came in the post today! Looking forward to after the shift, and sampling some new brews!"
Chef Mellisa Root reviews  at
"The crying pig tacqueria Pop Up! I love the flavor of chiles!"
Chef Mellisa Root reviews  at
"Fried chicken and spicy sweet potato, a portland dining month find!!!!!"
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"Crab salad with fresh made tamale... The smell of the fresh massa was insane!"
Chef Mellisa Root reviews  at
"Just tried his for the first time... unbelievably smooth! A bottle will be joining my collection soon!"
Chef Mellisa Root reviews  at
"Fresh house made pickles are by far one of my favorite things.... now just need a beer to go with it!"

From My Menu

Chef Mellisa Root reviews Boston cream pie at The Hairy Lobster
"Thought I would throwback a bit and reminisce of my pastry team past and present with a picture of Boston cream pie! Celebrate @thehairylobsterpdx @eaterpdx. #throwbackthursday #oneteamonedream #missyouguys #madera"
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Chef David Root reviews Lobster mac & cheese, 2-lb Maine lobster, four cheeses at The Hairy Lobster
"Come celebrate the lunar eclipse, the snow moon, and the comet tonight with us...... Over a decadent bowl of Lobster Mac and Cheese. Four different cheeses, an amazing pasta, folded together with a 2 pound main lobster. What better way to celebrate a solar phenomenon! #breakingnews #travelportland #pdxeats #lunareclipse #snowmoon #readyfordinner"
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Chef David Root reviews BBQ rabbit, jalapeño cheddar biscuit, kale, caramelized onion at The Hairy Lobster
"It is starting to get chilly again outside, and we are vowing to stay warm inside with our BBQ'D RABBIT AND JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR BISCUIT, KALE,CARAMELIZED ONION, BRAISIN' BROTH! The smell from the biscuits is insane right now! #biscuits #rabbit #braised #pdxeats #pdxchefs #cheflife #chefsofinstagram #pastrymeetssavory #teamwork"
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Chef David Root reviews Blackened snapper, Anson Mills grits, caramelized acorn squash at The Hairy Lobster
"I am feeling the need for some Blackened Snapper with Anson Mills grits and carmelized acorn squash! Fresh from the ocean to the table! Just another reason to love Portland..... #beautifulbounty #freshfish #blackened #southerncooking #chefsofinstagram #chefowned"
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Chef David Root reviews Barley salad, smoked tofu, peanut, fish sauce, serrano, mint at The Hairy Lobster
"Calling on spring...... with this #barley salad. Smoked tofu, peanut and fish sauce dressing, Serrano and fresh herbs and veggies .... simply put it is "delightful!" #pdxeats #springveggies #eaterpdx #eatlocal #chefslife #chefsofinstagram"
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