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Rooney's Restaurant

90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
585-442-0444
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Ranked #24 of 1,078 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Rochester Ny
1 review
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 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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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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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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NY
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25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Two tries did not impress. So many said it is great, especially for important occasion. To us, it seems less romantic, and more like going to grandma's house. Food was good, but nothing to write home about. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

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ROCHESTER NY
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76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

a very nice menu, great meal served. Intrigued by atmosphere, I now want to go back for dinner with family/friends. Timeless old dark wood bar setting. Big wood bar. beer list options were so so.

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Greece, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Here's how I approach food: I look for bold flavors, exceptional quality, and food that I wouldn't want to make at home (or would really even be able to). I expect the sides to be just as good as the meat, and I look for unique approaches to food. Oh, I wanted to love this place so much. The reviews... More

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