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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
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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179 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank tkfromroch
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rooney' is my first choice for celebrating my birthday or any special occasion. The food is outstanding. The service and atmosphere are perfect! If you have never been, do yourself a favor and go. You won't regret it.

Thank Lorena S
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 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 29 December 2016

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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199 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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

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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, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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?