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WE LIVE TO EAT.

The Rook is a little restaurant serving big flavors. Our dinner menu dishes out reimagined comfort, soul and street food, classic cocktails with a sense of humor, and your favorite craft beer and wine. 

Just like any great small restaurant should, The Rook satisfies that itch, that craving for the perfect drink and the pleasure of comfort food. Our staff has worked tirelessly to pivot since the recent pandemic, to become a fun outdoor dining venue downtown plus some of the best takeout in Ithaca. Stop by for dinner or call us for takeout, bottled cocktails, beer and wine. Order dinner for curbside pickup...ready in 15 minutes.

duck fat FRIED CHICKEN

DONUTS of the day

family-style SIDES

freshly baked BREADS

PUDDING of the day

bottled COCKTAILS

BEER and WINE 

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THE BAR

Third generation barman, Manny Flores, came up in NYC during the peak of the cocktail resurgence. He learned his craft and hospitality from the best, during his years at the Waldorf Astoria, Gramercy Tavern & Bar Veloce. Now this lucky bastard gets to run the bar program for The Rook and friends.

The HUSTLE

MANHATTAN

bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters

NEGRONI

gin, sweet vermouth, campari 

 

MARTINI

gin, dry vermouth

 

TORONTO

rye, fernet, sugar, bitters

SLUSH FUND

gin, ginger-lime cordial, fresh lime

 

MARGARITA

tequila, triple sec, fresh lime

 

ECHO PARKING LOT

tequila, grapefruit, aperol, fresh lime

 

PAPER PLANE

bourbon, aperol, 

amaro meletti, 

fresh lemon

boozy.

refreshing.

bottled cocktails.

Let The Rook fill

the void of life

without bartenders.

 

Take home 

world class cocktails,

bottled by 

your favorite bar.

 

We’ll find the 

perfect drink 

to fit your mood.

 

Classics or originals,

boozy sippers

or refreshing aperitifs, now available to-go as a 16oz. sharable cocktail.

 

—we have it all.  

 

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HELP US BY SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE

 
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We have a soft spot for critics who eat two desserts and anyone who can finish a full order of ribs...  

Rumor

in the roost

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LOCATION & HOURS

404 West State St,
ITHACA, NY 14850
 
OPEN Tue-Sat 4pm till 10pm

The Rook is located in downtown Ithaca, NY. Convenient to the Ithaca Commons, Cornell UniversityIthaca College and the beautiful finger lakes region. Now offering safe, outdoor dining and carry out options.

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HIT us UP

TAKE us OUT

INVITE us OVER

WHOA ITHACA, Pump The BrAKEs...DELIVERY COMING SOON!

OG DIAL IT IN

607.319.0180

(CYBERSTALK US)

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