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Rooney's Restaurant

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90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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524 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unimpressive neighborhood hides this marvelous restaurant in an old building....almost a speakeasy ambiance inside. The menu changes month to month...for our anniversary tonight we enjoyed two salads: a rather plain Caesar one and a nice spicy marinated beet salad...our steak frite was alright( slivered potatoes greasy...but the beef was nice and seasonal veggies were nice). Our carmelized scallops were... More 

Thank Scouternurse S
Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 13 and spent a whole lot as it was very expensive but good. We told the server when booked reservation, we will be bringing our own cake due to dietary restrictions. They put it in the cooler when we arrived. Then after dinner the brought the cake out for us to sing. After server leaned... More 

2 Thank Susan J
Rochester, New York
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This was our first visit to Rooney's. Everything we had heard about it made us look forward to dining there and we were not disappointed. A very full menu, with many great choices for appetizers and entrees. All specials are already on the menu, so you don't have to listing to your waiter describe three or four dishes that you... More 

Thank michaelj53
Long Island, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Amazing restaurant - Loved the atmosphere and ambiance. Went with my family and we ordered drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Everything was excellent Top notch, classy, pretty and perfect portion sizes. If you are in the Rochester area treat yourself to a meal you will talk about for days.

Thank Debbie B
Rochester, New York, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

It is a fine restaurant in a surprising neighborhood. Surrounded by small homes in the "Swillburg" Neighborhood, Rooneys has been a Rochester staple for as long as I have lived in Rochester, (since 1979). It was the type of place you brought your parents when they came to town (as long as they were paying.) It is the type of... More 

Thank Sandy F
Allen, TX
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We picked Rooney's based on others' reviews and highly recommend it. Food, service, and atmosphere are all top-notch.

Thank JoeNumeruno
Ontario, New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Took my wife here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We both have lived in Rochester for our entire lives and had never been. The restaurant is in a residential neighborhood. Judging the exterior of the building and neighborhood, you would not expect this to be a top class restaurant. But this is part of the charm of the restaurant. There... More 

Thank Burgs4862
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Found Rooney's while looking for a nice meal for our anniversary. We were so impressed we then returned two weeks later to celebrate my son's high school graduation. Bottom line: Great place for fine dining as a date, special event or celebration. The food was amazing. Best experience I've had in this area. Prices are average $30 per entree, appetizers... More 

Thank kimberly D
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Great location with a lot history. Nice interior. Perfect steak and sauted calamari, i just loved the food. Service took care and was very nice. Also the espresso was a real one. Only point: the do not have grappa but that might have raised the bar too high for an american steak house ;-). So: great steak house, that was... More 

Thank JoergKiser
Rochester, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Prior to receiving the gift certificate from a college classmate for our 40th wedding anniversary, I had never heard of Rooney's. And it took us nearly a year to use it since we needed to invite someone to join us so we could use the entire amount. Needless to say, it was well worth the wait. This restaurant is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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