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The Rookwood

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$$ - $$$
Mount Adams
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1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637 (Monastary St.)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Mooresville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Southlake, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice building and good parking. Looked promising going in. Bar setup was poor. Margaritas were mixed in a 5 gallon bucket and were below par. I tried a vodka tonic and the tonic was flat. Hoped dinner would be better, but it was not. Overall, disappointing. Maybe just an off night.

Thank Forbes1968
Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is really neat at The Rookwood. You can eat inside and eat in one of the large kilns where they used to make pottery or eat outside. Outside has a lovely deck area. They also have wood swings that my nieces loved sitting on while we waited for our food. The food was very good and our waiter... More 

Thank dthullen
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Fun, eating lunch in one of the kilns, but food wasn't anything special. I've had better fish, and no one in our group was very enthusiastic about their choices, either. Kind of a strange menu. Our waiter was very friendly and helpfull.

Thank jxbigsis
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

What a GREAT Find!!. We were traveling through Cincinnati and needed lunch. Looked for a place (not the usual fast food or chain) on line and found Rookwood. Within 2 miles of I71 and a DELIGHT!. Good service, excellent menu for lunch, served promptly ( we did not suggest we were in any hurry). Cocktails were crafted very well. Entrees... More 

Thank UncommonWiner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Levi was our server what a great guy! Ambiance excellent, next time I want to eat in a kiln.

Thank allenw1

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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: (513)-421-5555

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?