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Rooney's Restaurant

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90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
585-442-0444
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Excellent service & food

We had dinner last week at Rooney's, this was the best experience in Rochester. We were party of 4 ages from 25 - 92. Our daughter loved the seafood dish and couldn't get over the different sea creatures she found init, she is an expert in seafood anmd said all was prepared to the perfection! the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Henrietta29
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had dinner last week at Rooney's, this was the best experience in Rochester. We were party of 4 ages from 25 - 92. Our daughter loved the seafood dish and couldn't get over the different sea creatures she found init, she is an expert in seafood anmd said all was prepared to the perfection! the duck breast I had... More 

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Ithaca, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had dinner last week at Rooney's once again it exceeded my expectations. I travel often and dine in the larger cities such as New York, Chicago and Boston. Rooney's fine dining would fit right in one of these great cities. People in Rochester have a gem of a restaurant with Rooney's ....and they don't have to travel to New... More 

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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There are too many terrific things to say about this restaurant! From the second I walked in I knew that it was going to be a great dining experience. The staff was wonderful and greeted my companions and I with a warm, inviting smile. The food was worth every penny and I could tell that every detail, from the fresh... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had an outstanding dining experience this past Saturday evening at Rooney's. We were a party of seven and our table was ready as soon as we arrived. We asked if we could first have cocktails at the bar and the owner was very accommodating instead of insisting that we be seated immediately. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and very professional.... More 

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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I recently had dinner at Rooney's for the first time. My expectations were exceeded. The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful. The atmosphere is unique and I can not say enough about the food and service. I am looking forward to going back again and again.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It has been a few years since I submitted a review for Rooney's restaurant, and after my recent visit last week I feel compelled to write once more and congratulate the owner, the wonderful wait staff, and the incredibly talented chefs. I hosted a dinner party for 6 on a recent Saturday night, and from the moment we arrived until... More 

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Penfield, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

This place has gone downhill the past few years. I used to like to dine here but now it's just not up to par with other places and the staff is arrogant. It's like they really don't care. Never came to ask how our meal was and it seemed like we were bothering them when I had to actually get... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Sent back a "medium rare" strip steak because it was cooked "medium". The owner came back to our table with the sent back strip and a FLASHLIGHT to tell us it was cooked properly. He actually stood at our table shining a light on the meat and rudely saying it was perfectly cooked! Needless to say we got up and... More 

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Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great service, on site owner and nicely prepared and elegantly serve meals. For my $ the best upscale place in town!

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Rochester, NY
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My second time at Rooneys and it was again, wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who wants either: a quiet fine dining experience, a business dinner or a family dinner. Wonderful meal and service.

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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?