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The Rookwood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mount Adams
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1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637 (Monastary St.)
+1 513-421-5555
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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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
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant with good food, a great view, and wonderful history. It's a little on the pricey side for my taste, but my wife and I were very pleased with our meals. If you're in Cincy, I definitely recommend making the trip to Mount Adams to eat here.

Thank Chris M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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473 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a must see/visit if only for the view and history alone. Beautiful building! I ordered a salad and was disappointed when I received it, for the price I thought it was extremely small and basic. Next time I will try a sandwich or soup.

Thank luckyno39
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place to have a pre theater dinner. Very interesting atmosphere, being a converted pottery. Interesting menu selection. Good food at a good price! Hit and miss service.

Thank John S
Wichita, Kansas
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant purely on its location. We collect American art pottery and this restaurant is in the location of this famed Rookwood pottery. Look it up. What is neat is some of the original kilns are inside and if you have a group of 5 or more, you can eat inside one. This is the farm to table... More 

Thank Karl115
Saint Louis, Missouri
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443 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is an unusual restaurant, an old pottery factory. The decor is great and they have a wonderful menu. The food is very good. We ate inside one of the old kilns and it was great for a party of 8. Try this place, a great menu and great food.

Thank califken
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Very cool spot-old pottery factory with old kilns still in place. Outdoor patio with swings, fire place, and a great view of downtown Cincinnati! Excellent food and cocktails!

Thank zooplantgirl
Naperville, Illinois
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90 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Have tried several times to get a reservation here, but dined by myself and figured I would sit at the bar for dinner. Was here 28 years ago for a rehearsal dinner and not much has changed. Limited menu and I had the bacon wrapped trout, which was delicious. It is too bad that the server was slow and disinterested,... More 

Thank KevinK5211
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, old pottery factory. They have large tables in the kilns. Eclectic atmosphere , swings, fire pit, outside decks. Great view of city. Could see fireworks from baseball stadium. A bit cramped but 3 other parties going on. Loved the summer salad, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and pumpkin ravioli. Good service

Thank cherylr385
Greenwood, Indiana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Our group had just left the open house at the Rookwood Pottery factory and we were all looking forward to our lunch at the Rookwood. This unique restaurant uses the old Rookwood Pottery kilns as private dining rooms. It is decorated with antique pieces and of course Rookwood tiles and pottery. Our server was a pleasant young man and he... More 

Thank DLFIndiana
Duluth, Georgia
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374 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

A pub restaurant in the historic Rookwood pottery location. They have inside and outside seating. The menu has a collection of choices. We each had burgers; all good. They have some craft beers on tap. A good casual atmosphere. Service is good. They have limited parking.

Thank Dennis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +1 513-421-5555

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