Rooster Co.

4.5
20 reviews
$30 and under
American

The Rooster Company is a popular location that is quite new to the Newington, CT area. Despite being new, it is bringing in a large number of patrons through the doors thanks to the high-quality food and drinks on the menu. It bridges the gap between fast service and fine dining.

The Rooster Company has some tasty options on the menu, which changes with the seasons. One of the constant items on the menu will always be the rotisserie chicken. Some of the other types of items you can expect to find include pork belly, tuna tartare, spinach salad and corn bread. The Rooster Company has some great entr�es such as parmesan baked salmon and roasted rack of lamb as well.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 20 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love this restaurant-we met there 2 years ago! We went to celebrate our anniversary and the food, ambiance, and service was amazing as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Just all around will be a go to place for date night.

T
Tammy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Valentines dinner. The special meal package was a fabulous deal. Service for drinks was very slow considering how unpacked they appeared.

B
vipBloom
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great casual restaurant in Newington center.

NR
NancyR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was average. It was nothing extraordinary but decent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and the home fries, chicken breast, toast and beadle juice (beet/orange/pear combo) were all great!

SG
vipShortGirl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2016
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

From all of the reviews I saw, I was expecting a more extensive, upscale menu than what was offered. Plus my menu and that of one of my companions were different. While mine offered a roasted bone marrow app (which I was looking forward to), the other menu had duck pastrami in its place. The marrow was out, the pastrami was in. The restaurant offers fried chicken as a special on Monday nights. For my 7pm reservation, there was only one order left. And the restaurant was less than busy. There were perhaps 4 parties dining at that time. Another disappointment. I think the prices are slightly high for what is offered. On the plus side, the rotisserie chicken was moist and cooked perfectly. Too bad that all sides are extra.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2016
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Any dish that included chicken was seriously delectable. I especially enjoyed the chicken noodle soup. The food was simple, but delicious.

m
millerd
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

My wife and I went to Rooster Company after reading about it in The Courant. We each had the same thing--Chicken Leg Confeit. It was great, and actually enough for 3 meals (at least for us). We could easily have split a single entree of these two large chicken legs. Great value, though. Wine list is limited, but beer list is much better.

L
vipLove2eat
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2016
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Ok for dinner. Not a venue that I would drive out of my way to go to or will likely return to.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. Love that the menu changes and based on what is seasonal and fresh from local farms. Food is amazing. The staff is absolutely delightful. Drinks are great. I recommend the Rooster Company to anyone who loves food and a great dinning experience.

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Paul
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2015
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

This was our second trip to Rooster co. And it was great. The menu is somewhat limited, but what they offer is excellent. All three of us had the half chicken, but we each had different sauces. I had the house hot, my daughter had the cola bbq and my wife had both the lemon and walnut herb. The only one we didn't really like was the lemon as it was way too sweet. I also had the spaghetti squash and my wife had the Mac and cheese, both were excellent. Then we all split an apple cobbler for dessert and again it was delicious.

JG
JG43
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2015
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fun, great atmosphere, good drinks awesome food and good for kids, worth the drive from West Hartford

j
jremanuel
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2015
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Chicken rules the roost, but starters, sauces and sides make it special. Pot pie was huge & luscious! Totally tasty & satisfying meal! Will definitely return.

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vipdrmikemaroon
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a delightful find in Newington, CT. Rooster Co. is a wonderful farm-to-table restaurant located in the center of Newington. The menu is wholesome and bursting with flavor! They are noted for their rotisserie chicken, and the rest of their menu is chock full of deliciously paired items. We really enjoyed the cheese plate appetizer and the chicken soup is delicious with plenty of chicken meat, vegetables and perfectly seasoned. The atmosphere is upscale and vibrant. The service was outstanding and everyone of the team that we met were extremely friendly and engaged us in conversation, as well as answered questions and offered suggestions. This is a great find at reasonable prices. So much better than those "chain restaurants!"

M
vipMonte640
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would certainly recommend this to anyone in the Newington area. Classic dishes prepared with so much attention to the little things. For example, one of their sides in Mac and Cheese, but to elevate the dish to the next level, Rooster Co infused truffle oil in the dish, small change, HUGE difference in taste.

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Foodielicious
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2015
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We had their Thanksgiving special and it was wonderful!
Excellent and endless choices. The dishes kept arriving and it was family style.
There was enough that we were able to take home food for the next day.
I highly recommend Rooster Co, and I'm anxious to go again.

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vipdrmikemaroon
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a delightful find in Newington, CT. Rooster Co. is a wonderful farm-to-table restaurant located in the center of Newington. The menu is wholesome and bursting with flavor! They are noted for their rotisserie chicken, and the rest of their menu is chock full of deliciously paired items. We really enjoyed the cheese plate appetizer and the chicken soup is delicious with plenty of chicken meat, vegetables and perfectly seasoned. The atmosphere is upscale and vibrant. The service was outstanding and everyone of the team that we met were extremely friendly and engaged us in conversation, as well as answered questions and offered suggestions. This is a great find at reasonable prices. So much better than those "chain restaurants!"

d
vipdrmikemaroon
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a delightful find in Newington, CT. Rooster Co. is a wonderful farm-to-table restaurant located in the center of Newington. The menu is wholesome and bursting with flavor! They are noted for their rotisserie chicken, and the rest of their menu is chock full of deliciously paired items. We really enjoyed the cheese plate appetizer and the chicken soup is delicious with plenty of chicken meat, vegetables and perfectly seasoned. The atmosphere is upscale and vibrant. The service was outstanding and everyone of the team that we met were extremely friendly and engaged us in conversation, as well as answered questions and offered suggestions. This is a great find at reasonable prices. So much better than those "chain restaurants!"

HN
HelloNewington
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2015
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

It is evident that this restaurant used to be a sports bar or something else with high ceilings and harsh lighting. The small dining room gets loud very easily and it was difficult for my party to converse. However, the small menu and quality of food is very good and has a farm to table vibe to it. Large selection of unique and local beers that changes regularly. Would recommend to others based on food quality but not for overall experience.

FAQs

Rooster Co. offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 757-3969.

Rooster Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.