Take-Out is available. Please call 412.243.4348
At Root 174 we believe in cooking with produce that is in season and sourced locally when possible. Accordingly our menu changes often. Our menu is updated on our website by 3:30 daily. If you have any specific concerns or additional questions, please call the restaurant.
When Legume Bistro departed Regent Square for Oakland, owners Trevett and Sarah Hooper performed a last neighborly act: They hand-picked their replacement, giving early notice of the space's availability to a chef they felt would do right by it. Keith Fuller had begun to make a name for himself at Six Penn Kitchen, Downtown, arriving as sous chef and taking over as executive chef when Chris Jackson departed for New York in 2008.
"Imagine a restaurant where you might fight over the last Brussels sprout (this happened to me) or where the vegan zucchini cake trumps the creme brulee. A restaurant whose team organized a two-hour group bike ride that concluded with dinner at their place. Welcome to Root 174, a promising new restaurant in Regent Square that offers delicious, nourishing cultivated comfort food."
Keith Fuller gets big pleasure from his small restaurant. After serving as sous chef and then, executive chef at Six Penn Restaurant, Downtown, Fuller is owner and executive chef at Root 174 in Regent Square. Freed from the constraints that come with offering a menu that changes infrequently, Fuller enjoys being able to experiment at will. "What's nice about being small is that I get to play (with the menu). If it doesn't work, I change it," he says. John Heidelmeier, who serves as sous chef and pastry chef, is an invaluable resource, Fuller says. "I couldn't have done this without him." Root 174 seats 36 inside. In good weather, tables on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant can seat another 15 patrons. It opened July 18 in the space previously occupied by Legume Bistro, which relocated to Oakland in September.