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
freshly baked BREADS
PUDDING of the day
BEER and WINE
G's bbq RIBS
DELIVERY and TAKE-OUT
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.
bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters
gin, sweet vermouth, campari
gin, dry vermouth
rye, fernet, sugar, bitters
gin, ginger-lime cordial, fresh lime
tequila, triple sec, fresh lime
ECHO PARKING LOT
tequila, grapefruit, aperol, fresh lime
Let The Rook fill
the void of life
world class cocktails,
your favorite bar.
We’ll find the
to fit your mood.
Classics or originals,
or refreshing aperitifs, now available to-go as a 16oz. sharable cocktail.
—we have it all.
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.
*local delivery area/availability
LOCATION & HOURS
404 West State St,
ITHACA, NY 14850
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 University, Ithaca College and the beautiful finger lakes region. Now offering safe, outdoor dining, carry out and delivery options.