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“classy place in a surprising location”
Review of The Rook

The Rook
Ranked #56 of 286 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Description: Welcome to The Rook. We're a New American restaurant in Ithaca's West End offering a modern take on old favorites. Our passion for quality ingredients and classic techniques combined with educated innovation drive our menus. Join us early for drinks and small plates, enjoy a full dinner, or save room for our late night menu until 12am.
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Description: Welcome to The Rook. We're a New American restaurant in Ithaca's West End offering a modern take on old favorites. Our passion for quality ingredients and classic techniques combined with educated innovation drive our menus. Join us early for drinks and small plates, enjoy a full dinner, or save room for our late night menu until 12am.
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Almost did not stop here, but it was a nice surprise with an innovative menu and nice drink list.
Outdoor seating and nice indoor atmosphere.

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

It was our first visit to the Rook, a relatively new restaurant in Ithaca, and our expectations for food and service were modest. We were wowed by the beautiful presentation, expertly prepared appetizers, salads and entrees, and very happy with the friendly and first-class service. The atmosphere is cozy and the acoustics are very good for conversation. We look forward to our next meal at the Rook.

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Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were four out for a casual evening returning after several months after 1st visit. the menu improved and we were pleased and shared several very well prepared dishes and wines.

Thank anavidpalate
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

They are such a lovely restaurant. The food was all amazing. They were more than happy to accommodate a person with allergies in our group. The drinks were so original and good. Our server was attentive and very helpful with questions.

Thank Seaweedprincess
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Management response:Responded 31 May 2017

So glad that you and your group enjoyed the meal! Thank you so much!

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

It was my first visit to the Rook and it turned out to be a great meal. They have a small menu but everything we ordered was excellent. My husband loved his salmon, and I enjoyed their herbivore plate while our guest loved his cheeseburger.
We finished the meal with the trifle in a tiny mason jar and their excellent teas.

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