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Rooney's Restaurant

90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
585-442-0444
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Ranked #27 of 1,097 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Rochester. We had the baked Brie, very nice presentation and plenty of food with the fruit, bread and cheese. The beet salad and the spinach and quail salad were both tasty, she didn't care for the pepper on the goat cheese, but the rest was delicious and the quail was perfect. She had the... More

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I'm lucky - I've had the pleasure of dining in a lot of fantastic restaurants. Rooney's is a fine establishment, and the food's tasty. We had the lamb and the duck - both tasty. Appie wasn't terrific, but the ambience and staff made up for it :) Also time spent at the bar after dinner was also excellent. Definitely a... More

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Rochester,NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've been here before for special occasions and always enjoyed it. We both got the Beef Tenderloin and it was excellent. I don't like beef at all red or bloody and most restaurants under or over cook it. I asked for Medium and it was perfect! I do think their prices should include salad - menu is a little pricey... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped in for a dinner date night with my wife. The food was excellent, the service was too. The restaurant was a little dated but the food more than made up for it! We will be back for sure.

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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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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 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
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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