About


The Roosevelt is a neighborhood restaurant in a turn-of-the-last-century building in Church Hill, Richmond's oldest neighborhood. Our food is an untraditional celebration of the food of the South, served alongside a great wine list, a hearty roster of regional beers, and a selection of craft cocktails that'll knock your socks off.

The Roosevelt opened in Richmond, Virginia, in July 2011, to public and critical acclaim. The Roosevelt was named 2012 Restaurant of the Year by Style Magazine, Best New Restaurant in the Region by Richmond Magazine and awarded an Elby as the city's Best New Restaurant. The Roosevelt was again awarded Elbys in 2013 & 2017 for Best Cocktail Program, and in 2014 for Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year.

A native of Hamilton, Virginia, Chef Jared Martin began his restaurant career at age sixteen. After moving to Richmond in 2013, he worked at The Daily Kitchen & Bar - Carytown and as a private chef at The Executive Mansion, residence of the Governor of Virginia. In 2015, Jared began working under Chef David Shannon at his acclaimed restaurant, L’Opossum, ultimately being promoted to Sous Chef. Stages at Oriole and Schwa in Chicago and The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia punctuated Jared’s development and allowed him to further expand his culinary vision and hone his craft. When not in the kitchen, Jared’s love of the outdoors meets his passion for food as he can be found foraging for the season’s bounty around Richmond and across Virginia.

Mark W. Herndon and Kendra Feather

Mark W. Herndon is an owner/partner in multiple restaurant ventures, including Buckhead’s Restaurant & Chop House, Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee located throughout Virginia and Washington DC with the original location in Richmond; and Square Burger, a casual dining concept in McKinney, Texas. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Mark was previously the chef at Virginia's Executive Mansion, serving under three governors. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of VCB Financial Group andVirginia Commonwealth Bank's Community Board. Additionally Mark is a past board member of the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association and for Reynolds Community College Culinary and Hospitality Program, and the non-profit, The Doorways.

In addition to The Roosevelt, Kendra Feather owns 2 other restaurants in Richmond, Virginia. She opened Garnett's Cafe in 2009, and Laura Lee's in September 2016. Feather was also a founding partner in WPA Bakery in 2012, and opened Ipanema Cafe in 1998. She was named Restaurateur of the Year by Richmond Magazine in 2013, and featured in The Virginia Table in 2015.