Shake It All the Time

“Zack McRoy at The Roosevelt whips up an egg-white-laced thing of beauty called the Cherry Pie Flip that transports imbibers to being cozy by the fire”
The Local Palate

10th Anniversary Dinner at The Roosevelt

“A special three-course prix fixe dinner to celebrate 10 years and to benefit Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay”
The Local Palate

A Toast To 10 Years

“Lightning in a bottle is the best way to describe the Roosevelt's ten-year run”
The Local Palate

Best Church Hill Restuarant

“The Roosevelt manages to strike a balance between offering dishes such as crispy lamb belly and fiddlehead ferns, while retaining an unpretentious, homey feel”
Richmond Magazine Best of 2021

Juicy Fruit - a recipe for tomato tartare

“In this part of Virginia, growing tomatoes is an art form, and the folks in Hanover County have nearly perfected it. ”
tomato tartare

New Summer Hours at The Roosevelt

“As we seek to return to full hours and capacity, starting Tuesday June 29, we will now be open Tuesday-Sunday from 5PM.”
New summer hours at The Roosevelt

Richmond Times-Dispatch - The Roosevelt proves that change can make a restaurant stronger

“The Roosevelt proves that a great restaurant can both endure and transcend change. […] The restaurant continues to stand unwaveringly as a symbol of how Richmond’s growing food scene came to be and where it’s going.”
interior of the roosevelt

Southern Living - The Best Bars in Every Southern State

"Those spots that have us coming back, week after week or whenever we are back in town. We take our family members and out-of-town friends to these spots because they have something special to offer–a homey feel, a friendly and totally lovable bartender, fancy cocktails, or memories of our youth."
best bar in Virginia

USA Today - Made in Virginia: Flavors only found in Richmond

Have you been to Richmond, Va. recently? Arrive hungry. Virginia’s capital has long been a destination for good grub, and in recent years, the dining scene has catapulted onto the national stage. Beyond salty ham biscuits, pimento cheese and other classic staples of the Virginia larder, Richmond has become a destination for great eating with a bumper crop of homegrown culinary concepts.
Made in Virginia: Flavors only found in Richmond

Thrillist - The 13 Best Restaurants in the South

"It's relaxed and welcoming and a neighborhood spot and, whether it's over pimento cheese with pork rinds and a Seersucker cocktail (bourbon, sweet tea syrup) or the double cheeseburger with bacon onion jam, The Roosevelt will constantly make you want to stop in and say hi. Just don't be weird about it."
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Conde Nast Traveler - 8 Best Southern Cocktail Bars: Where to Drink in New Orleans, Charleston, and More

"The Roosevelt, located in the Church Hill neighborhood, perfectly exemplifies the new Richmond food scene with its creative approach to Southern food and drink. Their newest drink, a rye whiskey punch called the Remington, is the perfect cocktail for a Southern winter, with the warmth of rye and rum, the brightness of orange juice, and a delightful blend of spices."
Conde Nast Traveler

The Local Palate - Culinary Richmond

"Culinary talent exists in spades in Virginia's capital. What makes this scene so singularly remarkable is [...] the flavor of friendship that peppers their cuisine; egos take a backseat to collaboration as the most talented chef's work together."
The Local Palate

8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities

"Richmond, Virginia / Best Kept Secret: Check out The Roosevelt for inventive pairings like catfish with bean and bacon succotash and Nashville-style spicy fried pig head."
RICHMOND The Next Great American Food City

Southern Living - 100 Best Restaurants in the South

"And that "order anything" attitude? Just go ahead and apply that to the cocktail list as well."
100 Best Restaurants in the South

Esquire - Best Bars in America

"Pleasant, casual, and very hospitable, with damn tasty drinks made form mostly local ingredients."
Best Bars in America

Style Weekly - Best of Richmond

"The Roosevelt has a gracious, Southern vibe with a menu to match. With Southern poutine, Coca-Cola cake, a brilliant cocktail menu and an all-Virginia wine list, guests leave happy and full." Most Welcome Throwback Food Trend, Best Places to Find Virginia Wine, Best Dinner, Best Richmond Chef
Gluten Free Fried Chicken

Pilot Online - The 30 places to eat in Virginia before you die

"The food here is the kind your Southern grandma would serve if she were a hip lady who concocted dishes like sausage corn dogs."
Eat Virginia

Richmond Times-Dispatch - Dish: And the Elby winners are...

"The Roosevelt in Church Hill took home the big prize of the night, Restaurant of the Year"
Restaurant and Chef of the Year

Southern Living - Where to Drink Now

"We sipped our way through the South to compile a list of our 100 favorite Southern bars. From down-and-dirty dives to sleek and buzzy cocktail lounges, these spots are sure to liven up any Friday night."
Southern Gin Fizz

New York Magazine - Tap Into the New South in Richmond

"Revitalized neighborhoods, new cultural attractions, and a rising culinary scene are rejuvenating Virginia's capital. [...] Reserve a table well in advance for The Roosevelt, the perennially packed, modern Southern gastropub that opened a year ago in the emerging Church Hill neighborhood."
The Seersucker / The Roosevelt

Richmond Magazine - Elby Awards Winners

Thomas "T" Leggett picked up the Elby for best Cocktail Program; Kendra Feather was named Restaurateur of the Year.
Elbys 2013

Garden & Gun - Slice of History

"The Roosevelt channels a Depression-era ethos into Southern riches"
Garden and Gun: The Roosevelt

Richmond Magazine - 50 Fantastic Food Finds - The Seersucker at The Roosevelt

"Mint juleps are a traditional drink of the South, not really of Richmond. For a drink that tastes like a native concoction, go to The Roosevelt and order a Seersucker [...] The result is sweet and smoky joy that will make you think of Richmond in August while the Great Dismal Swamp is burning, and I mean that in the best possible way."
The Seersucker

Style Weekly - Restaurant of the Year: The Roosevelt

"I like the blending of local ingredients and local culture," Freeman says. "Perhaps the biggest point it scores for me is that the restaurant truly feels like a new South. [...] The Roosevelt celebrates the South, but it points a new direction for our relationship to our culture. Be creative, be open-minded, hang on to our roots but keep things moving."
Restaurant of the Year