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The Rookwood

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1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637 (Monastary St.)
+1 513-421-5555
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about this restaurant but it closed Dec. 26, 2016, owner unable to reach an agreement on the building lease. Very sad to lose this unique establishment.

Thank millimans
Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had a wonderful time eating at the Rookwood for a special occasion with friends. The food selections were intriguing and turned out to be delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was unique and interesting. This is a great place for a special meal. We had a wonderful time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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216 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The positives are that it's in a unique building with a great location and ample parking. Seeing the old pottery kilns is pretty cool. The downside, at least for our visit, was that the food wasn't cooked to our order, mostly served cold and the staff wasn't that friendly. Also, $15 for a basic burger just seems a little expensive.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a great restaurant with good food, a great view, and wonderful history. It's a little on the pricey side for my taste, but my wife and I were very pleased with our meals. If you're in Cincy, I definitely recommend making the trip to Mount Adams to eat here.

Thank Chris M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must see/visit if only for the view and history alone. Beautiful building! I ordered a salad and was disappointed when I received it, for the price I thought it was extremely small and basic. Next time I will try a sandwich or soup.

Thank luckyno39
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

a great place to have a pre theater dinner. Very interesting atmosphere, being a converted pottery. Interesting menu selection. Good food at a good price! Hit and miss service.

Thank John S
Wichita, Kansas
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We chose this restaurant purely on its location. We collect American art pottery and this restaurant is in the location of this famed Rookwood pottery. Look it up. What is neat is some of the original kilns are inside and if you have a group of 5 or more, you can eat inside one. This is the farm to table... More 

Thank Karl115
Saint Louis, Missouri
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446 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is an unusual restaurant, an old pottery factory. The decor is great and they have a wonderful menu. The food is very good. We ate inside one of the old kilns and it was great for a party of 8. Try this place, a great menu and great food.

Thank califken
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very cool spot-old pottery factory with old kilns still in place. Outdoor patio with swings, fire place, and a great view of downtown Cincinnati! Excellent food and cocktails!

Thank zooplantgirl
Naperville, Illinois
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99 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have tried several times to get a reservation here, but dined by myself and figured I would sit at the bar for dinner. Was here 28 years ago for a rehearsal dinner and not much has changed. Limited menu and I had the bacon wrapped trout, which was delicious. It is too bad that the server was slow and disinterested,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1077 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1637
    (Monastary St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Mount Adams
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Adams
  • Phone Number: +1 513-421-5555

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