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Chef Michael Simmons reviews  at post.venue.name
"Looky! Birch syrup tea cake with foie gras, macerated summer berries and malted sour cream. Sunday brunches at Rootstock this summer. Follow us on instagram. @evilneversleeps and @rootstockbar"
"Hi! Come see me soon. We just put on a super good steak tartare and some beautiful snap peas that go great with our killer by the glass wine list."

From My Menu

Chef Jill Barron reviews Charcuterie platter at Rootstock
$$ | Wine Bar | Modern | American
West Town
"The nicest way to start a night out is with this tiny wine bar's selection of cheeses, charcuterie, and of course, wine. Make sure to try the pig's ear terrine, rabbit rillette, and tangy Sofia goat cheese."
Chef Jason Hammel reviews Hanger steak at Rootstock
$$ | Wine Bar | Modern | American
West Town
"Chef Duncan has a musical, balanced, assured way with everything he cooks, including this protein that he likes to feature in different preparations. All his steak dishes (and I've had several) hit all five tastes in this kind of harmony that's pretty, satisfying, and light, while not being precious at all."
Chef Noah Sandoval reviews Grassfed burger at Rootstock
$$ | Wine Bar | Modern | American
West Town
"You can taste the quality of the meat they use. Bacon aioli, Werp lettuce, a side of fries, and a beer, and you're good."
Chef Abraham Conlon reviews Seasonal vegetables at Rootstock
$$ | Wine Bar | Modern | American
West Town
"Rootstook has always been a go-to for late night bites and a great glass of wine. Now with Chef Simmons at the helm, the food at this cozy wine bar has been taken to a new level. Obviously the burger is fantastic, but his "raw" no fuss approach to seasonal vegetables is extraordinary, whether it be his roasted carrots with pickled turmeric or his grilled in-shell fava beans with preserved lemon. "