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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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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Off the beaten path but worth the trip

I've heard about Rooney's for years and years but never managed to go previously. While it would've been nice to go before, it was perfect to save my first visit for a special event. There were six of us and we sat in the booth/table at the far end of the bar area. I loved it! So cozy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bkbmom
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Pittsford, New York
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Pittsford, New York
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've heard about Rooney's for years and years but never managed to go previously. While it would've been nice to go before, it was perfect to save my first visit for a special event. There were six of us and we sat in the booth/table at the far end of the bar area. I loved it! So cozy and comfortable.... More 

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Thank bkbmom
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here three times. Special couple moments. Have never been disappointed. The service and attention to detail is superb. The atmosphere is romantic and classy. The bar area is all wood with high ceilings. The whole place has hardwood floors throughout and food that can't be beat. It isn't cheap, this is true. One could be put off... More 

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Thank 1kreileygirl
brockport, ny
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We returned to Roneys again last evening with two friends. We have never been disappointed and last evening was no exception. The service was friendly and attentive without being overdone. The drinks were just right and the food was excellent. Little did the German immigrants who frequented this old inn realize what the future would hold for the building. We're... More 

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Thank allan b
Nunda, NY
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Excellent food, creatively prepared. Rooney's is the finest dining experience we have found in Rochester. It is expensive, and although there seemed to be many "regulars" the night we were there, I would personally consider this a "special occasion" restaurant. Our waiter was attentive,friendly but unobtrusive. Food was superb!

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Thank craigston
Western NY
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183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Rooney's is one of the best restaurants/pubs in Rochester. Hidden away in a neighborhood, the decor and atmosphere is fantastic, especially during the holidays. We've been going for a Christmas lunch every December for several years. Service is fantastic. Setting is terrific. Food is wonderful and served quickly but not rushed. Couldn't recommend it more. Really a gem. And the... More 

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Thank jackiepaddy
Sodus Point, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Menu is small by some standards and changes monthly, but the dishes are very well prepared and presented. Both appetizers and entrees were excellent (party of 4). Service was first rate, but not obtrusive. Reservations are a must, since this restaurant is quite popular, and for good reasons. Definitely a "highly recommend."

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Thank Michael S
Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The most delicious food.A lovely place to go to.The people are very friendly and the food is exceptional. A place you feel right at home.

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Thank mary1054
Rochester, New York
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

The whole meal was impeccable. The atmosphere is great. The service was great. Great classic before dinner drinks. Great appetizers, main course and dessert. See photos.

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Thank cladelfa
Aspen, Colorado
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Great staff. The chef creates a new dinner menu each night so call ahead. Choices are lamb, beef, duck, and seafood. This is the real deal.

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Thank Alan A
Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in a neighborhood near Clinton and Goodman streets, Rooney's was a delightful find. Comfortable dining areas, excellent food and wine menus, and attentive but not pretentious staff made our dinner party feel literally at home. We were seated right away on a Friday night but if we had had to wait for a table the bar area would... 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: Special occasions, Business meetings, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?