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Roots Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review: In the midst of Southwest Washington's suburban sprawl, Roots Restaurant & Bar offers inspiring dining in an upscale atmosphere. Chef Brad Root draws from the area's local, seasonal bounty, which makes choosing among the many tempting small plates a challenge. The best plan is to order several and share --- for example, a composed dish of crab and avocado. Other options might include a chanterelle mushroom risotto with hazelnuts, beet juice, mascarpone and leek "hay" or a duck breast paired with confit leg, wild mushroom bread pudding and Brussels sprouts. Sesame-seared ahi with a spicy wasabi sauce finds ideal balance between rich and light. Lunch includes simpler options such as a confit pork belly banh mi. Gluten-free dishes are available. The changing cocktail list overflows with taste appeal; there’s also a sizable line-up of notable Washington and Oregon wines. Desserts range from an apricot brown butter tart to chocolate mousse cake. Brunch proposes the usual eggs Benedicts and omelets, plus plenty of savories from the regular menu.