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Rooney's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

FEATURED APPETIZERS
$5.0
Vegetarian Butternut Squash Soup
$6.0
New England Clam And Roasted Corn Chowder
$12.0
Plantain Crusted Jumbo Shrimp
with mango salsa and curry butter
$7.0
House Made Sun Dried Tomato Sausage
with dijon mustard
$10.0
Crispy Buttermilk Fried Squid
with orange chili sauce
$10.0
Crispy Salmon Spring Roll
with seaweed salad and garlic - soy dipping sauce
$12.0
Chilled Malpeque Oysters On The Half Shell
with mignonette and spicy cocktail sauces
$10.0
Panko Crusted Crab Cake
with garlic mayonnaise and black bean salad
$9.0
Escargots
with wild mushrooms and blue cheese demi glace
$7.0
House Made Spinach And Walnut Ravioli
with tomato beurre blanc
SALADS
$6.0
Caesar Salad
with parmesan and garlic croutons
$5.0
Mixed Green Salad
with house vinaigrette, maytag blue cheese available
$8.0
Grilled Salad
of portobello mushroom, apple, and eggplant with fresh mozzarella
$6.0
Tomato And Fresh Mozzarella Salad
with basil pesto
$7.0
Pear Salad
with mixed greens, candied nuts, strawberries and raspberry vinaigrette
$6.0
Marinated Beet Salad
with peppered goat cheese
$6.0
Bibb Lettuce, Orange, Maytag Blue Cheese And Pistachio Salad
$6.0
Baby Spinach Salad
with warm bacon - mushroom vinaigrette
HOUSE SPECIALTIES
$27.0
Plantain Crusted Jumbo Shrimp
with mango salsa and curry butter
$29.0
Pan Seared Diver Scallops
with roasted red pepper sunflower cream sauce
$25.0
Chestnut Crusted Atlantic Salmon
with apple cider cream sauce
$27.0
Hawaiian Monchong French Style
egg battered with lemon sherry sauce
$27.0
Blackened Mahi Mahi
with shrimp butter and mashed potatoes
$29.0
Blackened Hawaiian Nairagi (orange Marlin)
with roasted pepper - shrimp salsa
$29.0
Wood Grilled Strip Steak
with roasted garlic demi glace and truffled mashed potatoes
$30.0
Wood Grilled Beef Tenderloin
with duck liver pate, house made worcestershire sauce and mashed potatoes
$30.0
Basil Crusted Rack Of Lamb
with bordelaise sauce, apple -dried fruit compote and mashed potatoes
$25.0
Crispy Roasted Half Duck
with pink peppercorn - passion fruit glaze and wild rice
DESSERTS
$6.0
Apple And Dried Fruit Crisp
with house made cinnamon ice cream
$6.0
Cheese Cake
ask your server for today's flavor
$6.0
House Made Ice Cream
ask your server for today's flavors
$6.0
Sorbet Sampler
ask your server for today's flavors
$6.0
Chocolate Oblivion
with raspberry and vanilla sauces
$6.0
Traditional Creme Brulee
$6.0
Chocolate Bomb
with dark chocolate and caramel mousses
$12.0
Dessert Sampler For Two
ask your server for today selection
PRICE RANGE
US$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This establishment is the most wonderful spot in the city. Quaint with exposed brick and the bar that is stunningly beautiful. Service is impeccable with attentive wait staff (Alex) at every moment. Food is prepared with care and exquisitely presented on the plate that gives...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Moondanced
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Way over priced and very little food. When I go out to eat I'm only eating that meal for the day, so when I received such a small amount of food for a very high price I was very dis -appointed.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank L C
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Rooney's is your classic 1950's restaurant where everything is pristine and the food and cocktails impeccable. Excellent wine list to compliment every dish.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RandalAlexander
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I had dinner at Rooney’s tonight and was very disappointed to have reservations & have to be seated in the bar area. We were out to celebrate a special occasion with our son. Unfortunately, Its just not the same as the dining room. I asked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank razy2829
Reviewed 6 October 2018

A very nice place to have a special dinner. Have NEVER been disappointed when we have eaten there. The atmosphere is pleasant and the hostess very nicely seated us in another room away from a loud party. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection! The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lee Ann S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Rooney's is THE place to go for an anniversary or special occasion. The menu changes seasonally and the food is always sublime. We once went and ordered 3 appetizers, wine and dessert, because the choices were so tempting! The servers are knowledgeable and attentive but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Aimee G
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It's always great to try new restaurants but for me, I always return to Rooneys. The food and service are impeccable. I have been there over 15 times and have never been disappointed. I especially love it in the fall/winter as it has such a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank scoyne6614
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Just one of Rochester's small, independent great local restaurants! Beautiful decor with old brick, tin ceilings and the food is Wonderful! Steaks and fish were sampled by the 4 of us and each meal was declared a winner! Will definitely go back. Make reservations! Very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SunshineV88
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

32nd wedding anniversary dinner. Great wine selection. Fabulous food. Perfect setting. Why advertise when you don’t need to. And great service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RochesterNY2017
Reviewed 17 September 2018

First time at Rooney's after living in Rochester for 20 years - not sure how I missed it during that time. First class dining experience. Service is fantastic; staff is attentive; food is excellent; price is a bit high even for the quality of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Julie T
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Kate G
9 October 2018|
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Response from SunshineV88 | Reviewed this property |
You know Kate, just a suggestion, but it would be WAY easier for you to call or email the restaurant and ASK THEM! As wonderful, polite and friendly as the staff was, I'm sure they could answer your question directly.
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Lorren L
14 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
More than adequate!!!
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Kate G
4 February 2017|
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Response from RooneysRestaurant | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting Rooney's Restaurant. We are not officially wheel chair accessible. However, we do accommodate customers with wheel chairs; there is one step at the main entrance but we have a portable ramp that... More
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