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Rooney's Restaurant

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90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had heard many great things about Ronney's... Decided to give it a try, making an evening out for dinner & theater. Rooney's is a very small, very intimate dining experience. The menu, while not huge, offers enough to satisfy most. Everything on the menu is fantastic. The service, was top notch.... responsive, friendly but not rushed. Rooney's is a memorable... More 

Thank 981serickson
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in a residential area, this little place is a great find! A little pricy, but very unique and fine cuisine for the greater Rochester area. Tenderloin simply melts in your mouth - in fact, you can cut it with a fork. Don't over indulge - save room for desert! Enjoy!

1 Thank Charles S
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We gave this a one because TripAdviser said thy were open on Sundays until 9. They are not. Real bummer!

Thank Counselorsueg
Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may be the best in Rochester. Nice choice, prepared to pofrction. Great service. A good restaurant for spacial occasion.It is pricey but worth every bit. With every dish we had . We where 6 around the table we all loved it.

Thank ikroll
New York City, New York
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535 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 

3 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?