“Master Chef Rich Rosendale delights local residents with his internationally-acclaimed culinary talents.”

January 2018

Viva Reston Lifestyle Magazine

“The Roots 657 team tried out 30 different buns when contemplating the dynamics for the burger. That’s just the bun, mind you.”

July 2017

Northern Virginia Magazine

“…a wonderful evening filled with delicious food and great people!”

“Roots 657 is a place where you linger, to savor food and good company.”

“A Hundred Pockets has awarded Roots 657 with the honor of The Best Burger in Frederick, and not due to lack of great competition. Roots 657 has a phenomenal burger.”

Feb 6, 2017

A Hundred Pockets

“The owner of Roots 657 in Lucketts, Rich Rosendale, is one of the master chefs behind the winning team who scooped gold for the USA in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in France.”

“The Chinese economic delegation led by China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang wanted to see the connection between agriculture and tourism…and who best tells that story? Loudoun County.”

“Everything about the restaurant is infused with the idea of community support…and while the locally sourced goods may be a nice touch, it is what Rosendale does with them that makes the menu so impressive.”

Oct 21, 2016

Virginia’s Travel Blog