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The kitchen.

The Rook is a little restaurant serving big flavors. Our dinner menu dishes out reimagined comfort, soul and street food.

SNACK boards

duck fat FRIED CHICKEN

DONUTS of the day

family-style SIDES

freshly baked BREADS

bottled COCKTAILS

SALADS with heart

BEER and WINE

uncle g's bbq RIBS

HOMEMADE pasta

flavor dave's BREAD PUDDING

Just like any great small upscale restaurant should, The Rook satisfies that itch, that craving for the perfect drink and the pleasure of comfort food. Our staff (led by underspoken owner, Chef Gentry Morris aka Uncle G) has worked tirelessly to pivot since the COVID19 pandemic, to become a chill outdoor dining venue downtown plus some of the best takeout in Ithaca. Stop by or order dinner, dessert, bottled cocktails, and your favorite craft beer and wine for pick-up and free Ithaca area delivery (or dine in at our heated outdoor seating if you're extra brave).

Check out our latest offerings including a happy hour/cocktail club (over 9 full top shelf cocktails for $75/pickup or delivery), family-style bi-weekly meals (aka the casserole mafia) and more safe ways to survive a socially distant winter in Ithaca!  Who needs a ghost kitchen, when you can have a chef driven experience (literally)?

 
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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 bring The Rook and friends classic cocktails with a sense of humor.

 

8 WEEKS 

of 

casseroles

& cocktails

WEDNESDAY

February 3(preorder by 1/29) 

Cottage Pie

February 17 (preorder by 2/12)

Gnocchi alla Romana 

March 3 (preorder by 2/26)

Beef and pork chili topped with cheddar cornbread 

March 17 (preorder by 3/12)

Irish Coddle 

March 31 (preorder by 3/26)

Chicken and biscuits 

April 14 (preorder by 4/9)

Ropa Vieja with rice and beans 

April 28 (preorder by 4/23)

Vegetable lasagna 

May 5 (preorder by 4/30)

Green chicken enchiladas

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Tuggle the DJ's

Casserole Mafia Mix Playlist...

(midweek)

CASSEROLE

MAFIA

SMALL **$45 - pickup

(approx. 4 servings)

LARGE **$90 - pickup

(approx. 8 servings) 

available for pickup

WEDNESDAY

March 3

(preorder by Friday 2/26)

Beef and pork chili

topped with cheddar cornbread

*PREORDER THE FRIDAY BEFORE

To preorder your casserole please visithe "MIDWEEK CASSEROLE MAFIA" section of our online ordering page, or click the link below or call during our regular business hours (Tues-Sat 4-9pm).

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COCKTAIL

CLUB

THE HUSTLE BOTTLED COCKTAIL CLUB

 

9+ Cocktails for $75

3 - 16 oz. sharable cocktails complete with garnishes 

(over 9 complete cocktails an affordable impromptu pod happy hour or to have cocktails on hand all week long)

Available for PICKUP or DELIVERY ANYTIME! 

Please visit the cocktail section of our online ordering page or call us today to place your Ten Toes Down Cocktail Club order!

 
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local

area

delivery

THE ROOK

DELIVERY

Our program is a completely independent DIY effort, so please forgive our learning curve.  We ask that you place delivery orders by 8:30pm, meet a $30 minimum, and have ID ready for all alcohol purchases, please!

 

THE ROOK DOES NOT CHARGE FOR DELIVERY

Instead of charging a traditional delivery fee (or marking up our prices to offset excessive service fees by the "big box" providers like Uber, Luna, GrubHub and DoorDash), we simply ask that you tip our staff accordingly (i.e. at least 15%)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 processing to our customers.

Please note, your final delivery bill will be subject to a 15% gratuity should you tip below that rate or "stiff" your driver (we do this simply to ensure our employees are fairly compensated for their service efforts...our staff works hard and we welcome you to choose to exceed the customary cultural tipping rate on their behalf)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 

#ITHACAISDUCKFATFRIED

SHARE THE JOY OF YOUR Duck fat fried FIX

 

The HUSTLE

MANHATTAN

bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters

BOULEVARDIER

rye, 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

 

SIDECAR

brandy, curaçao

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, and bring it to you.

 

Classics or originals, boozy sippers or refreshing aperitifs, now available for pick-up or delivery as a 16oz. sharable cocktail (over 3 cocktails per bottle).

 

THE HUSTLE

BOTTLED COCKTAILS

$32/each

$75/for three

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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 Tues-SAT
4pm till 9pm
KINDLY PLACE DELIVERY ORDERS by 8:30pM

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

OG DIAL IT IN

607.319.0180

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