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The Rookwood

Certificate of Excellence
Mount Adams
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1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637 (Monastary St.)
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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388 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have Sunday brunch here about every other month and I'm always satisfied. They offer seating on a great outdoor deck, usually with a DJ in the warmer months. Pretty place. You can make a reservation to eat inside a very large kiln, cool.

Thank explorepossibilities
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from the Cincinnati area and look forward to visiting, now that I've moved. Really fun to share this beautiful and unique place with friends. Gotta eat in a kiln. Food is creative with locally grown produce.

Thank Erin C
Edgewood, Kentucky
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130 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a spectacular location. Walk out the front door and turn right. It has a view that is un-beatable. And the history of the Rookwood Pottery is very cool. And that's why it now gets a "2" instead of a lowly "1". The bar had 1 girl working, and it was very slow service, and she was obviously in a... More 

Thank LuvDCaribbean
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The food was good; Fries are cut as matchsticks which I like. The beer was cold and food was hot. Staff was nice and attentive.

Thank diverchick6014
Polvadera, New Mexico
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I spent a pleasant day walking around Eden Park and decided to have a lunch on the patio at Rookwood. The large "root" salad was delicious and filling, but don't order the geotta appetizer or house soup. The goetta was not authentic, and the portion was ridiculously tiny for the hefty price. 6 tiny pieces of dry... More 

Thank GitmoGal
Centerville, Ohio
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

My daughter took me here at my request as I am from Cincinnati (now live in suburban Dayton area). I have been here many times over the years in its various incarnations . Actually was here as a very young child when it was still a pottery place with my mother and grandmother. And I do have a beautiful inherited... More 

Thank cherylb-rn
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We had Mother's Day lunch here and found the atmosphere to be really neat, the food to be good, and the prices to be pretty high. Service was efficient and friendly. A lunch of four sandwiches, one appetizer, some upgraded sides, two extra sides, and soft drinks was upwards of $100. The food was mostly very good, though, with the... More 

Thank midwestmomdotcom
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Interesting menu with good waiter service. The outside tables can be a bit breezy and cool unless the weather is moderate to warm. Overall a nice experience.

Thank araho
Sunrise, Florida
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411 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

High up on Mt. Adams located in the former Rookwood pottery manufacturing facility. This place has been here for years with varying owners, menus and success. The recently redone deck is a major drawing card. Still needs lots of work like more tables and lighting but worth visiting. Small, varied trendy menu. Burgers, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, lamb ribs, etc. Nice... More 

Thank Howie B
Canal Winchester, Ohio
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Wonderful lunch ... atmosphere, history, view, and good food --- What else could one ask for? Easy parking too! We would return ....

Thank mgwegman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?