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localfoodie | Dec 16, 201109:52 AM

I have been to ROOT twice now; the first time I was hesitant due to the short amount of time it had been opened. I typically have a rule about not going to new restaurants until they have been open at least 6 months. I have to say that I was very impressed with the service and how put together everything was. Our server was knowledgeable but not over bearing, the timing of beverages and food was pretty perfect.
The food was amazing! We had fried oysters with andouille spoon bread, the oysters were perfectly crispy and were sent out with a hit of smokiness. The spoon bread was great addition to complete the main attraction. Then came a salad with tapioca pearls, pickled plums and candied pecans. It was refreshing to see the playful side of the chef. we split the scallops as an entree. I was nervous because it always seems that when I go to restaurants the scallops are always over cooked. These scallops were cooked perfectly and present in a smoking cigar box. I really enjoyed the creative presentation and was grateful for such a perfectly executed dish.
Last we had the Yorkie, a fun and playful dessert of homemade coco puffs, peppermint patties and mint chocolate chip ice cream served with milk--YUM!
Overall this was an amazing dining experience and encourage those that enjoy dining and a little more creativity in a New Orleans restaurant to try it. It may be the best new restaurant to open this year!

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