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The Rookwood

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Mount Adams
American, International, Eclectic
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1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637 (Monastary St.)
(513)-421-5555
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fascinating Eating in Rookwood Pottery Kilns!

The bar, the restaurant, the views - and samples of Rookwood Pottery for your enjoyment! Take in the history while enjoying food and/or drinks with friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
121Cintia
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've eaten there three times and had the same experience each time. Maybe I'm a food snob, but when the dessert is inedible it's saying something. First, finding something on the menu to order. I don't like bacon so I am at a disadvantage since everything has bacon. I also find the use of "truffle oil" off putting. There is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The bar, the restaurant, the views - and samples of Rookwood Pottery for your enjoyment! Take in the history while enjoying food and/or drinks with friends.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This restaurant has so much to offer. It is one of the coolest places you'll ever see (I mean, you can EAT in a KILN!) and has a great food selection. It's a neat place to grab a bite with friends and share small plates, or enjoy a nice meal on a date. It truly is one of my favorite... More 

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Cincinnati
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is tasty and beautifully presented. Since the building is historic, it can be pretty cold and drafty on a winter day.

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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I am VERY picky when it gets to pancakes, and I can say I probably tried 90% of the pancakes available in Cincinnati. The Rookwood WINS with their Ricotta/Lemon ones. The Croque Madame was also very tasty. The benedict ok but not to the standards of the other dishes. Would definitely go back!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My family enjoys going to The Rookwood because of its history, atmosphere and delicious home grown meat and vegetable, all local to Cincinnati. Our server Grant was especially good explaining much about the building itself and the quality of food. Small plates was a great selection for our group! We will be back!

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Muncie, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Rookwood was on our itinerary for our 2-day "run away." We were looking for places to go where we could relax and depressurize, and this location exceeded our expectations. We started with beverages - a lovely Sangiovese for me and a cocktail for him, and ordered appetizers of Devilish eggs and Dirty olives. For my meal, I selected the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Seems like they are trying to be trendy or artsy. However, the shrimp pasta dish was very bland and tasteless, and expensive. The fish was average- nice presentation but not that tasty. The drinks at bar were varied... had a good long island ice tea at the bar, and the next one at the table was purely awful- big difference... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Had dinner here and was seated in one of the kilns. I was not too fond of the stark black walls but had great company for dinner. If you do not like enclosed spaces would not opt for the kiln location. The menu was interesting with small plates and large plates. I had the eggplant and hummus small plate with... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

At the end of a long drive, I was looking forward to finally having the opportunity to dine at this restaurant for which there is a lot of history. While the food and service were both good, I found the selection to be disappointing for a restaurant that has the reputation of The Rookwood. Will I return - Yes, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637
    (Monastary St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Mount Adams
  • Neighborhood: Mount Adams
  • Phone Number: (513)-421-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?