Respond to Review of The Root Restaurant and Bar
Review: The Root is a rare place in the desolate wasteland of fast food restaurants known as White Lake MI. Don't let the fact that it's in a strip mall turn you off...it's an upscale place with clean-lined, modern decor, but no need to wear your Sunday best (it's White Lake, after all). The menu is somewhat limited, but there is always a specific vegan option. They have now added a Vegan Tasting Menu, which is a 4 course vegan meal to which you can add a wine or beer pairing. The staff has also indicated that if you don't like the vegan option on the menu, the chef is willing to whip up something else. I've had a green tomato tart and the pumpkin pot pie, both of which were excellent, and clearly not afterthoughts to the menu. They also have a complete bar, with many local beverages and inventive cocktails. Prices are a bit high, but you are getting high quality ingredients that are locally sourced as much as possible. On weekend nights, reservations are recommended.