- $30 toward Asian fusion cuisine, tapas, and drinks at Root Table
- Creative entrees with unique flavor pairings
- Vegetarian options available
- Cozy, earthy atmosphere
- Charming, attentive staff
- Convenient Ballard location
- Dine-in only.
The Seattle Times says: > * It’s a lovely neighborhood restaurant for a relaxing meal, at a price point that won’t make you too tense in these tough times. – Janet I. Tu
More than 100 Yelpers give Root Table a solid four-star average, and 88% of Urbanspooners think it’s top-notch: > * Some of the best Asian flavor combinations I have ever had. – Alex Strazzanti, Urbanspoon > * The atmosphere was just wonderfully original & serene, our server was super friendly and made a mean Bloody Mary, the tapas were soooo great, and reasonably & unbelievably priced, and our meals were absolutely scrumptious!!! – Catherine A., Yelp > * Great ambiance and even better cuisine. The staff is super friendly, a genuinely comfortable place to eat. Everything i’ve tried was very well done. And the mango mojito is to die for. – larry-wilcynski, Urbanspoon
It wouldn't be too surprising to spot a gnome eating dinner at Root Table, or an elf sipping a cocktail at the bar. After all, this Ballard eatery looks like something from a woodland fairytale. Each table and chair is hewn from the natural wood of gnarled tree trunks, and shades of sage and burnt sienna cover the walls.
Root Table's menu follows the same whimsical, earthy style. Chefs bring together elements of Thai, Indian, and American cuisine in shareable tapas such as hearty root-vegetable fries with spicy ketchup or curry corn fritters with chili-peanut sauce. They prepare heartier entrees, too, such as a wild-caught salmon curry named the Best Thai Curry in Seattle in 2012. Mixologists put just as much thought into the drink menu, which includes craft cocktails and wines delivered from a forest vineyard by a friendly centaur.