DECATUR- Monday, November 11th marks the grand opening of Taproot Restaurant off of Merchant Street in Downtown Decatur. Chef/Owner John Redden has always dreamed of opening his own restaurant. After months of hard work and preparation, Redden is finally ready to give Decatur a truly unique dining experience. Taproot offers guests two different environments, with a bar on one side of the restaurant and a dining area and banquet room on the other. Redden says what makes his restaurant different from all others in this area is that it's on the second floor. Taproot's menu consists of fresh sea food, steaks, and more. Some of the menu's dinner plates include: "Hot Pot," "Atlantic Salmon," "Short Ribs," "Butcher's Steak," "Filet of Beef Tenderloin," "Chicken and Noodles," "Drunken Pork Chop," "Little Ear Pasta," "Duck Tacos," "House Burger," and "Fish and Chips." Big salads include: "The House," "The Wedge," "The Chopped," "The Grilled Caesar," and "The Market Salad." Taproot offers "French Onion" and "Chowder" soups, along with shared plates, such as: "Provoleta," "Mussels," "Calamari," "Tasting Board," "Duo," "Beer-Battered Asparagus," "Chips and Dip," and "Low Country." Drinks include beer, wine, house wines, and cocktails.
Taproot is at 170 North Merchant Street in Downtown Decatur. For more information, visit their web site at taprootdecatur.com or give them a call at (217) 330-6365. Taproot is open Monday through Saturday. The bar is open in the evening from four to eleven, and the kitchen is open in the evening from five to nine.