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90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
585-442-0444
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5:00 pm - 9:00 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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
21st Birthday Dinner

We were looking for someplace we hadn't been to celebrate our son's 21st birthday so of course we came to trip advisor. They didn't disappoint. We started with plantain encrusted jumbo shrimp with a fresh mango salsa. Excellent! Our son had a steak and my husband and I both had lamb chops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
KeyWestTravelinGirl
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Key West
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Key West
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We were looking for someplace we hadn't been to celebrate our son's 21st birthday so of course we came to trip advisor. They didn't disappoint. We started with plantain encrusted jumbo shrimp with a fresh mango salsa. Excellent! Our son had a steak and my husband and I both had lamb chops. Excellent. For dessert we had an apple crisp.... More 

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My wife and I had an anniversary dinner at Rooney's. We selected Rooney's because we were looking for an upscale restaurant that would be romantic, quiet, and relaxing. In Rochester, NY that is a difficult task. It is even difficult to find a restaurant that doesn't have big TVs on it walls, locally. The host seated us quickly upon our... More 

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Avon, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We wanted a relatively quiet place with good food and atmosphere for our New Year's Eve dinner, so we chose Rooney's and we were not disappointed. The night was cold but the temperature and ambiance inside the restaurant was warm and inviting. The main dining room is rather small and with a lovely fire going in the fireplace the room... More 

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I've eaten on multiple occasions, and each one has been more memorable than the last. It might be a little bit pricey(about $120 for two, with a bottle of wine, appetizers, 2 entrees and dessert), but it is worth it. The food is consistently delicious and I had a steak once that literally melted in my mouth. And the scallop... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I have been using this restaurant for years and owner, Joe and his staff have never disappointed. It is a renovated house tucked away on a side street near the Cinema Movie Theater. Atmosphere is romantic, with exposed brick walls and a fireplace. Lighting is appropriately low and the ambient noise level is not at all loud... More 

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tucked away in the city is this little restaurant. Classy, and comfy. Great bar, feels like an English pub. The food is so good! Well prepared and well presented by attentive servers. Its not a huge place, but it is perfect for those smaller special occasions and for business alike. If you want some romance, or just an awesome meal,... More 

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Webster, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I came to this restaurant for our 29th Anniversary, we were told the atmosphere and food is perfect for this type of occasion. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is in an older building with an older feel to it. It was very clean and the staff, very polite, they were very mindful of our table as... More 

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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Definitely a place to go for a special dinner! The menu changes with the season and the service is impeccable. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it for an anniversary celebration. Reservations recommended on the weekends. Enjoy!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love the food and service. Great dining area. Always wonderful innovative menu and bringing in French chefs periodically is a nice touch

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?