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Rooney's Restaurant

90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
585-442-0444
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Ranked #24 of 1,096 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Continental
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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82% Recommend
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English first
Geneseo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been here twice. Was in no way dissapointed with any aspect. The ambience is clearly one of the best of any restaurant in Rochester. Lace tablecloths, wood paneled walls, real fireplace, quaint enough to address your individual needs and seasoned enough to have a very nice selection of entrées and specials that ate unique to Rochester. I had the rabbit... More

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Fairport, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We really like Rooney's and try to attend very year when they have the chef in from France. I experimented with the Veal stew. Wish they couild have been a little more generous with the veal. Not much meat. Thank goodness my wife got the lamb chops and shared. Steak tartare was good. Excellent service.

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I discovered this place for the first time through a business dinner with my company this past December. Last Friday I took my wife to Rooney’s for our anniversary, the experience couldn’t be any better. She loved the atmosphere and the food. The service was attentive and professional. We both agreed that the open face ravioli was the best ravioli... More

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Rochester Ny
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Rooney's offered 3 main vegan courses, 1 appetizer and 1 salad. The vegan bruschetta appetizer was excellent. Warm carmelized onions on crusty french bread over a salad with light vinaigrette dressing. My main course was 3 black bean cakes, like croquettes, in a plantain crust. Tasty but a little dry, these could have used a sauce for contrast, color and... More

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

People have talked about this place for years to us so we finally went. Sometimes we understand paying top dollar for good (not great) food because of the location of the restaurant...place with a view, etc. Neither my husband nor I can comprehend why this place charges what it does. Certainly not for the location! Way overpriced for very basic... More

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Rochester, NY
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I went there with 5 colleagues, two from Asia. The restaurant was unusually busy because there was a private party in the main dining room, so we were a little delayed being seated. I had not been to Rooney's for years, just because there are so many good restaurants in Rochester now. But it was great, and I plan to... More

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Rochester, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food was good, service excellent, atmosphere very elegant. Small area. Tables rather close. Overall except for this special the prices are high.

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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From a well-stocked wine cellar to imaginative combinations of flavors. Soft-shell crabs with delicious sauces, great service from knowledgeable servers.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Perfect for romance Food is delicious, French type if cuisine It is a little pricey but makes the experience special...

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Rooney's is very pricey, but you get what you pay for. The rooms are cozy and inviting, the atmosphere is casual classy, and the food is to *die* for! It was hear that I apprehensively tried escargot for the first time, and I loved it. So I ordered it again at another restaurant thinking I would get the same tasty... More

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