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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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would come here again it's a hidden treasure . This place has no specials but changes the menu each month

Thank Elizabeth H
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a special restaurant to bring a friend to dinner as a thank you gift. My brother in-law and his wife always had high praise for Rooney's and it is their go to spot for special occasions. We gave Rooney's a try and were very glad we did. We were greeted warmly and brought right to a... More 

Thank Food47
New York City, New York
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184 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Double dated with our son and his girlfriend. The appetizer was divine!!! Open faced ravioli with fish. Striped Sea Bass was very good, but a little bit too oily. Just tiny bit! Wine selection was great! Disappointed that they not inform us about separate vegetarian menu. I did ask if they had specials which they don't.

Thank Rstraubh
Conesus, New York
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Truly one of the best the town has to offer. The food is consistently very good. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and you can count on good, efficient, professional service.

Thank Miichael B
Pittsford, New York
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Rodney's has been one of Rochester's best fine dining restaurants for many years. In a current trend away from fine dining it was nice to revisit Rooney's and see they have maintained there excellence in fine dining. We arrived slightly ahead of time and enjoyed a drink at the bar. We were then seated in a nice table for two... More 

Thank John M
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?