Monday – Thursday
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

11:00 am – 7:00 pm


Indulge in Our Scratch-Made Cuisine – Our menu is a testament to the artistry of our kitchen, where every dish is crafted with care and passion.

From succulent steaks to delicate seafood, each item is prepared from scratch using the finest ingredients sourced locally and globally.

Explore a culinary journey that celebrates flavor, freshness, and creativity, promising a dining experience that delights the senses and satisfies the soul.


Welcome to Root and Branch Bistro and Bar, where excellence is our signature, and dressing up is optional. Our inviting atmosphere sets the stage for memorable dining experiences, whether you arrive in a three-piece suit or your favorite flip-flops. Step inside and feel the warmth that defines us – we’re committed to redefining dining, prioritizing savoring every moment over quick turnovers.

Root and Branch isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a labor of love for proprietors Jason and Casey Baruch, whose deep farming roots infuse every aspect of our establishment. Their dedication to surpassing expectations shines through in every detail, ensuring each visit is extraordinary. With accolades like “Best of South Lake for the Best Place for Dinner,” a coveted “Diner’s Choice” badge on OpenTable, and a stellar 4.8-star rating on Google, we’re honored to serve the Clermont community.


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Experience Root and Branch

Where Clermont celebrates life, one unforgettable meal at a time.


Savor Crafted Drinks & Cocktails – Elevate your dining experience with our handcrafted libations, expertly curated to complement our culinary creations. From classic cocktails to innovative concoctions, our bar offers a diverse selection of libations to suit every palate.

Whether you prefer a perfectly mixed martini or a refreshing mocktail, our skilled mixologists are dedicated to delivering an unforgettable drinking experience that pairs perfectly with your meal.

Root & Branch Bistro + BarExcellentRoot & Branch Bistro + Bar4.7 Based on 1241 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onSteve LeFevreSteve LeFevre ★★★★★ What a find! Was looking for a wine bar in general area and saw the ratings for Root & Branch, so I decided to try it. Fell in love with this place!!! The food was wonderful. As a family run operation, the service was fantastic. Really felt like a guest, not a customer. And the prices were very reasonable. Hurry up and visit this place before it gets better known and crowded. I know I will be going back many times.Linda GajdaLinda Gajda ★★★★★ Jennifer is wonderful. Attentive, knowledgeable, impeccable timing and above and beyond. She even took the time to write on my take home container the contents and date. She is an employee who represents Root snd Branch in the absolute best way. Her enthusiasm for Root and Branch was both informative and admirable.The meal is an experience I will continue to savor in my memory. Presentation was a work of art with the Fried Green tomatoes, deconstructed BLT. The meal itself was delicious and I look forward to a future visit.The french onion soup was also visually appealing with a flavor that did not disappoint. Next was the creme brûlée.No words, just pure pleasure. Thank you for the best meal I have had in the Clermont area. It’s rewarding to support local talent and a menu with fresh ingredients. I will sing your praises to all I know.DeAnnA KnowlesDeAnnA Knowles ★★★★★ Nice place. Food was very good. Loved the fried tomatoes. Will be back. Desserts were very good.K GK G ★★★★★ Great little spot in clermont. Antonio was our server and he was awesome! The fire alarm went off but he moved us outside and made sure we got to finish the food while it was hot! Everything was excellent 😀Dr. DarkSky MartyDr. DarkSky Marty ★★★★★ New owners, still great food, still local...not a chain. Like all other restaurants getting a little pricey but still in line. Ode to Wilbur (giant pork steak...yup pork), Wagyu smash burger and a couple of drinks and we leave happy. Happier that our local go-to is still a GO-TO.Dan McGonigalDan McGonigal ★★★★★ The food and service are among the best in lake county. Everything we ordered was delicious. I definitely would recommend trying this place out if you want a nice dinner.Brenda WalterBrenda Walter ★★★★★ Root & Branch is hidden gem in Clermont Fl has some great food. My boss recommended this restaurant and I finally got an opportunity to go and was not disappointed at all. The food was delicious and John our waiter was the best. This restaurant is hidden behind Sonny’s Bbq off of Hwy 50. The restaurant was clean and not had a few diners since we went about an hour before closing. We had the fried green tomatoes and truffled fries. Presentation was spot on. For dinner we had the lamb shank and pork chops - both well cooked and hot from the kitchen. The portions were generous. We had to get to go boxes.John gave us great service and suggestions for dinner. He was attentive and accommodating. So make sure to ask for him. I can’t wait to visit them again soon.Jessica KatzJessica Katz ★★★★★ Went to check out the new owners version of this place. Amazing service, tasty food, but not quite as tasty as it used to be.Brien BordenBrien Borden ★★★★★ Pleasantly surprised by our random selection of this restaurant. Great experience. Will go back again.Bob WehrleBob Wehrle ★★★★★ We make sure to have dinner here when we're in the area. Entrees are first class and our server knew the menu to the last detail.E SmithE Smith ★★★★★ Great atmosphere. Nice staff and delicious food! Love this place❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Courtney LisiakCourtney Lisiak ★★★★★ We were looking for a good dessert and 100% found it! Cute and clean place to eat and we will be back for sure!Lia McConnellLia McConnell ★★★★★ My mom and I had an amazing brunch outside in the sun. Jennifer was amazing and extremely attentive and sweet. We look forward to coming back time and time again! Thank you!MoniqueMonique ★★★★★ Food is fresh and well seasoned. Staff friendly, efficient, and personable. Would definitely return.Angie NAngie N ★★★★★ We had a girls night out/birthday celebration here tonight! What a wonderful experience! Adair was our server and was excellent! Very personable and attentive. Victor was the manager and kept checking on us, very accommodating, making sure we were good. The food was excellent, the service impeccable! We really enjoyed it! Especially the service...we are just your average people but we were treated like VIPs! Just a great experience and I would highly recommend them! (We sat outside was wonderful!)Tonya GermanTonya German ★★★★★ Have been a few times. Without fail the food and the service are lovely. George was awesome tonight and as always the farm to table food was incredible!!Jay BJay B ★★★★★ It had been awhile since I had been in. We had a few not so great experiences over a year ago. So we just stopped going in. I went in alone and sat at the bar because I was getting new tires next door.Jamie, my bartender, and Riley, a server that took the time to really tell me about the dishes, were awesome. They were personable and really make me feel like I wasn’t dining alone.The food was so good. I got a lot because I wanted to try as much as I could. Nothing disappointed at all and I had yummy leftovers. I was told they are doing a menu update but I hope they keep the tuna tartare! I am so glad I gave them another try! Definitely will be back but this time bringing the hubby!Olivia WallsOlivia Walls ★★★★★ We had a wonderful dining experience at Root & Branch! The food was absolutely delicious and the customer service is impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.JohnJohn ★★★★★ The place was so busy tonight. You can tell that it is a local favorite. They had a pre fixe menu - where you can choose an app, entree and dessert for $85. The taste and quality was beyond amazing. So glad we were able to get a reservation. The wine pairings were exceptional. Fine dining at its best. In Clermont of all places. We will definitely be back. Thank you root & branch!David KesterDavid Kester ★★★★★ Staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. We had a great time herejs_loader


Indulge in a world of refined privileges, bespoke benefits, and delightful surprises tailored just for you.


Secure your table at Root and Branch Bistro and Bar for an unforgettable dining experience.

Whether it’s a romantic evening or a family gathering, our team is prepared to offer exceptional service. Reserve now via our online form or call us, especially for parties larger than ten.

Enjoy Root and Branch at Home

Can’t make it to the bistro? No problem! With our convenient takeout options, you can bring the flavors of Root and Branch Bistro and Bar to your home.

Whether you’re craving our signature dishes or want to indulge in craft cocktails, our takeout menu has something for everyone. Place your order online or call us, and we’ll have your delicious meal ready for pickup in no time. Experience the taste of Root and Branch wherever you are.



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