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1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637 (Mount Adams)
(513)-421-5555
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Ranked #144 of 1,760 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
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
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Neighborhood: Mount Adams
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Monastary St.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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
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119 reviews 119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Greater Cincinnati
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've been to The Rookwood twice, once for brunch and again for dinner. Both times were memorable. Located in Mt. Adams, the skyline view is beautiful and parking is plentiful with their on-site private lot (a luxury in this neighborhood). The decor is simple, which allows the historic kilns (private dining areas) to take center stage. The staff were attentive... More 

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Largo, Florida, USA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The history of the building it awesome but the view is just as great. Food was good, service was excellent and the drinks were cold

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a great restaurant up on a hill above the city of Cincinnati. The pickled veggies were great. We had a couple of mimosas... Yum! I had a grilled cheese with pimento jerk chicken and goat cheese with tomatoe bisque. The bread is unbelievable. My boyfriend had a bowl of chicken leak potato soup. It was like a warm... More 

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Milford, OH
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156 reviews 156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I ate lunch here on a Saturday with 7 friends. It was not busy at all, maybe because it was such a nice day? I think we were the only customers when we arrived, and only a few more were there when we left. We had great service by Teresa. I ordered the large beets salad. It was tasty but... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lovely. Eggs Benedict were wonderful, and the white cheddar grits perfect. Have to say, half way through our brunch , we were making plans to come back!

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Additional Information about The Rookwood

Address: 1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637
Phone Number: (513)-421-5555
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Mount Adams
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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