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Rooney's Restaurant

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
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90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
585-442-0444
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Today
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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Dessert, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What the what?

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Molly C
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Rochester New York
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We had reservations at 5:30 when they opened and arrived 10 minutes early and were seated right away. Wine was cold and food was hot and very good. Great waiter and all around great dinner.

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We celebrated my mom’s birthday at Rooney’s this past Saturday. It was a great dinning experience from the start to the finish. we were a table of 9, we shared several appetizers they were incredible. My favorite was the braised spicy calamari and crab cake. Everybody raved about their entrees, the starch and side of vegetables were already included with... More 

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NIAGARA ON THE LAKE
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161 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This place had great reviews, but does not live up to them. My wife had fois gras and duck breast, She liked them both. (not surprising). I had escargot and the mixed grille. The escargot had little flavor and for the 1st time ever I used salt and pepper to enhance the taste. The mixed grille was mediocre at best.... More 

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NY's Finger Lakes
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had high hopes from talking to a couple who had been here recently but I have to say, it was only an average dining experience. A costly one at that. The service was OK but not special. The waiter pushed us to order our entree at the same time as our appetizer so we could finish faster. We were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The food there is great, some of the best I've ever had in Rochester. If you can get past the rude and condescending nature of the waiter though. Apparently somebody way more important than me came in after me and ordered the same thing, at which point I was told they were "low" on that item and to select another... More 

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Additional Information about Rooney's Restaurant

Address: 90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
Phone Number: 585-442-0444
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?