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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 (and our humble leader, Chef Gentry Morris) has worked tirelessly to pivot since the recent pandemic, to become a fun outdoor dining venue downtown plus some of the best takeout and delivery in Ithaca. Stop by or order dinner, dessert, bottled cocktails, beer and wine for pick-up or Ithaca area delivery.

Stay tuned for more information about our latest offerings including a happy hour cocktail csa, chef-driven family meals and more tasty ways to survive a socially distant winter in Ithaca!

duck fat FRIED CHICKEN

DONUTS of the day

family-style SIDES

freshly baked BREADS

PUDDING of the day

bottled COCKTAILS

BEER and WINE

G's bbq RIBS

DELIVERY and TAKE-OUT

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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.

 

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

The HUSTLE

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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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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#ITHACAISDUCKFATFRIED

HELP US BY SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE

 
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local

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THE ROOK

DELIVERY

Bringing your favorite dishes, desserts, bottled cocktails, beer, wine, attire and gifts, right to your door!

Our program is a completely independent DIY effort, so please forgive our learning curve.  We ask that you place delivery orders by 8:30pm, please!

 

Instead of charging a traditional delivery fee (or marking up our prices to offset excessive service fees by the BIG BOX providers), your final bill will be subject to a 15% gratuity.  The "service fee" you see in your cart is simply the percentage required by our POS/credit card provider in order to offer online and contact free credit card ordering to our customers

Our version of  the "service fee" is applied to all take-out and delivery orders.  We are a traditional restaurant who has pivoted with the pandemic.  We are striving to continue providing the Ithaca community with great food and drinks.  We ask that you support us in that by ensuring we can continue to pay our own local employees a living wage, while keeping our doors open. 

 

We thank you for your continued support and we encourage you to contact us with your feedback.

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*local delivery area/availability 

 

LOCATION & HOURS

404 West State St,
ITHACA, NY 14850
 
OPEN Tues-Sun
4pm till 9pm
Delivery orders must be placed by 8:30pm
CloseD 1/1/20 - 1/18/20 for winter break

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, carry out and delivery options.

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HIT us UP

TAKE us OUT

INVITE us OVER

OG DIAL IT IN

607.319.0180

(CYBERSTALK US)

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