Al fresco dining, approachable wines and creative tapas — what’s not to love about ROOT, a Fishtown Philadelphia restaurant and wine bar? The only tough decision when dining at the eatery, a hot 2016 opening from Starr Restaurant alum Greg Root and chef Nick Kennedy (Inn at Washington, Jean Georges, Del Posto), is what to order among the many delicious options.
We’re here to help. Read on for some of our go-tos.
GET DOWN WITH TAPAS AT THIS FISHTOWN PHILADELPHIA WINE BAR
1. KALE AND ESCAROLE SALAD
Introducing Spanish and American influences to a classic Italian Caesar, the Kale and Escarole Salad with egg, bacon, breadcrumbs and Caesar dressing is a creamy, crunchy delight.
A great dish for passing around the table — everyone can grab one! — the Beef and Pork Meatballs let their fresh, authentic preparation (tomato, basil and Parmigiano) do the talking.
Showcasing a variety of European influences in its cuisine, ROOT prepares its popular seafood dish “a la plancha”, a method of searing food on extremely hot metal plates (planchas), a tradition home to a tiny country sandwiched between Spain and France called Andorra. Once cooked, the scallops, shrimp and squid are tossed with a lemon-aleppo pepper vinaigrette.
Make your own cheese and salumi platter by picking one, two or three choices to pair with house condiments and bread.
Even if you’re full of savory delights, make room for ROOT’s dreamy Chocolate & Hazelnut Creme Brulee — it’ll satisfy all your chocolate cravings.