Often my husband and I seek out restaurants that have been featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives TV show. That’s the case with The Roost restaurant in Longmont, Colorado. I’ve been there three or four times now, and I’ve not been disappointed.
I like Longmont so much. It’s just north of Denver, but it has its own thing going, with lots of restaurants, shops and events. The Roost is at 526 Main Street, just up from Cheese Importers, another of my favorite places. I’ve also posted about the town’s museum (Lowrider exhibit), Teddy Roosevelt sculptures and the gorgeous McIntosh Lake.
The digs are spacious, with a large indoor dining area on the ground floor:
and an equally spacious bar area on the opposite side of the building, complete with bandstand for the live music on weekends.
My favorite part is the upstairs, outdoor patio area:
which also has a bar:
You can’t see him in this photo, but the first time I was there the bartender was excellent! He did the whole Cocktail routine when making drinks and even had curled, waxed mustache tips!
One of the featured dishes on DDD was the Bangin’ Cauliflower. If you’ve ever had Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill, that’s the flavor. But instead of shrimp they use cauliflower florets. Excellent!
My absolute favorite dish there, though, is the Steak Frites. OMG!!! I may have to go there for lunch from writing about it!
It has tenderloin, bacon, parmesan and fresh scallions. And I will someday acquire that delicious brown butter sauce recipe!
They have a unique menu that has a little bit of everything, not just bar food or regular fare:
Here’s a Cuban sandwich I had once – it was good, but my Florida background told me it wasn’t truly Cuban – the bread was wrong:
The burger is awesome, too:
A quirky thing they do is bring the check inside a used book:
We’ve taken to writing things on the pages of the book, but we weren’t the first to do it. I usually put my website address in there, in case anyone is curious to visit here.
The Roost has decent prices, and definitely fair, considering their wonderful kitchen. On pleasant days the upstairs patio is the best place to be! The service is very friendly and accurate, though sometimes it’s a little slow if they have a full house. I don’t mind the wait for that food, though.
So I recommend and Invite you to The Roost on your next excursion to the Denver area. I hope you give Longmont a try!
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