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Rooney's Restaurant

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90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620-1548
+1 585-442-0444
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just got home form an exquisite meal at Rooney's Restaurant.It's kind of a hidden gem, a diamond in the rough. My wife and I where seated immediately upon arrival. Walter the host was very congenial, and brought us directly to our table. When we noticed there was foie gras on the app. selection and with out hesitation ordered 2... More 

Thank Fcamp
Rochester, New York
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is unreal. It's perfect, it's delicious - it's expensive, so we save it for VERY SPECIAL occasions - but that's what this place is, very special! Everything tastes amazing always & staff is lovely.

Thank Jaime W
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooneys is our restaurant of choice for anniversaries. It's very quiet and romantic, the food is very good and the service impeccable! They have a French chef who comes every year for a week and makes delicious specialties!

Thank Jipeval
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I drove from Canada to meet with our son-in-law whose was on a work assignment in Rochester. We had one of the most wonderful unexpected dinners that night. We shared amazing mussels and oysters for starters. Three of us had the angus steak frites and one had the rack of lamb. Outstanding! In addition to the amazing... More 

Thank MamaBean80
Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

i found the food to very good and fulling..cooked to the correct temperture,not over done or under cooked.just the right amount of spices..excellent portion size,no waste.

Thank oldjeep96
Henrietta, New York
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188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were looking for a romantic restaurant for Valentine dinner. We found Rooney's on here so thought we would check it out. We have been to so many restaurants in the city this was something different. The outside of the building is nothing special but the interior is very nice. Alot of history and most of the original brick and... More 

Thank janice r
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

When you think of fine dining in Rochester, your first pick should be Rooney's. There are very few restaurants that I frequent where you can say (Never had a bad meal or experience), Rooney's is one. From soup to dessert top notch all the way. Had our first martinis thre and have been trying to duplicate thm since. Have been... More 

Thank Ronald P
Rochester, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Rooney's is in an out of the way corner of Rochester but if you've never been it's worth finding. There a probably not more than twelve tables but that adds to the intimacy and attentive service. When my wife and I want to celebrate something special Rooney's is the place we go. Wonderful food, nice wine list and great atmosphere.

Thank Fred B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Tucked in a quiet Rochester neighborhood, this restaurant was a great find. A cozy atmosphere with great staff, and delicious food. There were six in our party and some of us had steak, while others had seafood. We shared several desserts (which included GF options) and enjoyed good wine. We hope to go again the next time we visit Rochester.

Thank Alison S
rochester, ny
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Right off - my wife and think that Rooney's is the best restaurant in Rochester. There are others that are excellent, but this tops them all. It is perfect for special occasions or just a 5 star dinner. My Summary: Atmosphere - very relaxed. Brick, a fireplace in the main dining room, well it but not bright. Have not eaten... 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
American, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Rochester, New York, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?