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Rooney's Restaurant

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90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
+1 585-442-0444
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I go out to dinner each year on our wedding anniversary to a different restaurant. Since we hadn't been to Rooney's in quite a few years thought we should return. It was as delightful as before. Table by the fireplace, lower lighting in a modest but comforting diningroom. Menu was interesting, tasty and served by very polite... More 

Thank Marilyn N
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband took me here for my birthday. I had never heard of it and the street it's on doesn't seem like it should have a restaurant. I was a little apprehensive about going there. I was pleasantly surprised. Our food was delicious and cooked perfectly. And the prices were pretty reasonable. We had the escargot appetizer. It was amazing.... More 

Thank Meghan B
Red Bay, Alabama
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooney's has been a favorite restaurant of ours for years. However, we are out of town more than in town and do not frequent the eatery as often as in the past. On a recent weekend night we decided to try for a reservation 2 hours ahead and they indeed had a table for two. We arrived on a chilly... More 

Thank anncarol g
Corning, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Rochester for a weekend getaway. Found this hidden gem. Great food! Dining room is a bit small and when full can be a little noisy but the meal was worth it!

Thank C0rning123
Rochester, New York
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem, fine dining in a odd residential city neighborhood. It's an older crowd, and expensive, but excellent food, good service. There is valet parking, so you don't have to worry about your car or where to park, or walking in that area at night.

Thank WaterGirlDreaming
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was the best restaurant that we have tried in the city. The menu was great with many specialties to choose from. The service was perfect.

Thank loulounyny
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 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
Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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 

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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
USD 30
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-442-0444

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