Community Interest

Root Food + Wine Restaurant to Open in Augusta

Philp and Jamie Day are excited to announce they will be opening a new restaurant in Augusta in April. The restaurant will be located at 5525 Walnut Street, in the building that is currently Kate’s Coffee House.

Chef Philip Day will be creating a farm to table, locally sourced menu and offering beverages as well! Day said he hopes to open April 1st, barring any unforeseen delays. In the beginning, hours will be limited to Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Saturday lunch. Hours and menu options will expand in the coming months. 

Day said, “Since I started in this business 20 years ago I've had a goal of opening a little country restaurant that focused on great locally sourced food, excellent wine and warm service.” Day started hosting private farm-to-table dinners last summer, and then Sunday Supper events in the Conference Center at Oaks Crossing (adjacent to Kate's Coffee) last fall. He is excited that Root Food + Wine now has a permanent location. Day said, “The restaurant will provide an upscale, locally sourced, boutique experience in the heart of wine country.” 

Day said, “In mid-March, transition work will begin at the Kate’s Coffee location, and my duties as Executive Chef at The Rack House (Cottleville) and Tompkins at the Rack House (St. Charles) will come to an end. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead these kitchens and be a part of such a driven team for the last five years. I would like to thank John and Bridgette Hamilton for everything they have done for me and my family. I am forever grateful! I would also like to point out Josh French, Matt Hulme, Clayton Borage and Braiden Dowell who have been very supportive and an integral part of my success as the chef of these great establishments. Last, but not least I would like to thank our regular guests for all of your encouragement and support! I would love to see you for dinner at Tompkins before I leave. I also look forward to seeing you at Root this spring.” 

For more details please follow Rootfood+wine on Facebook and Rootfoodwine on Instagram.


1. philip day with logo for carousel - Copy.jpg