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Rooney's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
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90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
585-442-0444
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Everything

Service, food and atmosphere were all great. Sorry to hear Cathy had retired, but the owner, Joe was a gracious as ever. We started with Plantain Shrimp for our appetizer and it was a wonderful blend of flavors. We then had rack of lamb and seared scallops and again, they were very tasty and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Bob s
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Service, food and atmosphere were all great. Sorry to hear Cathy had retired, but the owner, Joe was a gracious as ever. We started with Plantain Shrimp for our appetizer and it was a wonderful blend of flavors. We then had rack of lamb and seared scallops and again, they were very tasty and prepared superbly. Wine selection was Montredon,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My husband and I were here to celebrate his birthday. This is our second visit to this restaurant and again we were not disappointed. Although on the expensive side, it is so worth the money. The service is friendly, attentive but relaxed. We never felt rushed. Too many times people go to fine dinging restaurants and complain that the service... More 

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Margueron, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Ate here on Aug 15 with my nephew and his wife. They love it and after the meal we had I can understand why. Excellent reception and attention, they knew what a kir royale was, excellent vegetarian menu for one of our diners. I ordered a veggie bruschetta as a starter and it was very flavorful and tasty. My wife... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So glad we took the recommendation of a friend! Four of us had three different meals and all were excellent. Rooney's has such an unassuming exterior, but the food was perfect. The building, an older brick edifice hides great food and service with a relaxed interior reminiscent of an earlier time. We all said how we would go back there... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We just had an unbelievably incredible meal. Started with appetizers: plantain shrimp for me, sautéed calamari for my husband. Then beet salads with goat cheese for both of us. The duck with figs for me and rack of lamb for him. OMG, it was all indescribable. We go here every year for our anniversary and decided we need to go... More 

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Rochester, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I can't believe I haven't eaten here sooner! 0rdered the steak. Best piece if meat I've bitten into, as far back as I can remember. Potato side was also good. I could have licked my plate clean. Beautiful ambiance. Well trained, professional staff. Great food. My new favorite restaurant. I see why there aren't many reviews. This is a well... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of the best fine dining restuarants in Rochester. The lamb is one of the best menu items. Make sure to listen to specials because they have some real good ones.

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Upstate, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Excellent meal at Rooney's. Had never been there before. Appetizers, salads (beet salad and arugula salad) were excellent. The entrees were just superb--lamb, duck, vegetarian black bean cakes. All just excellent. Good bread. Nice wine selection. Really nice service as well. Not afraid to make a recommendation. Place was a bit quiet on a Tuesday night, but it was a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We started with drinks. They couldn't make the first drinks we ordered, but when we ordered classics they were strong and good. We had varied food from pasta, seafood, and lamb and everyone enjoyed it. The crabcakes were just okay. The service was good, old fashioned service. I'd definitely go back.

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Henrietta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Be sure you're on Rooney's email list so you can get an early heads up when the French Chef is flown in from France. You'll want to bring your sweetie to Rooney's Restaurant to enjoy the French cuisine that is only around for a few days in the Spring. This tiny restaurant is kind of tucked away in a residential... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-442-0444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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