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The Roosevelt Bar & Diner

4.6
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109 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Bistro
Slip back in time to an era when drinking was taken seriously. Long lunches washed down with martinis, cocktail hours to finish the day and whiskies long into the evening.

The Roosevelt calls Potts Point home but traces it’s ancestry back to New York in the 1950s, drop in for a drink or settle in and enjoy great food until late in the night. We aim to offer an excellent atmosphere, great company and amazing drinks, we hope you agree!

From small group dining to large canapé functions the Roosevelt is available for all your event needs. Our hidden Poker Room is perfect for intimate dining, whisky classes or poker nights for up to 12 guests, while our larger Monroe can host up to 32 for dining or 60 for standing events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 109 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElaineC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

intimate venue with wonderful ambience, great wine list and tasty food, we always have the light small plates which works well if you are not wanting a huge meal. The service was outstanding and the team made sure it was a very COVID safe space.

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stephenc
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was like stepping back in time with a modern twist.. Can’t believe it’s been on my doorstep for years and I’ve never been before..!
Great background music, up market crowd, good choose of menu and nice restaurant/ bar layout.. I’ll be back..

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place and good value

Food great and service good

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RobynR
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place to enjoy a pre-dinner beverage. Service was excellent, and Mumm by the glass has my vote. Great atmosphere.

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RebeccaS
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fun spot for cocktails! Great service and atmosphere. The best cocktails!

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food2Service4Ambience5

Had a dinner reservation on Saturday night. It might be helpful to have someone regularly attending to people standing around or lining up at the door, there was a bit of confusion as to people with bookings, wait time for people wanting a drink etc. Nobody knew what to do. The door lady was just lovely and friendly. We had a booking, where I assume you have our name/contact details, but we were NOT asked to sign-in for Covid guidelines???? The ambience was fab, we love dim lighting and lots of noise. Service was great, cocktails divine. I probably would not dine again, probably just have cocktails and snacks. The food was fair. But, overall a fantastic bar, would love to return to drink and chat with friends.

The Roosevelt Bar & Diner
Responded on 23 July 2020

Thanks for your review & for letting us know the confusion you experienced - we do have a staff member outside guiding guests & have clarified w/ staff to ensure that there is no ongoing confusion. With signing in, currently 1 guest per group is required to provide their details to register -this does change on 24/07 to all guests. As you already had provided your details through our booking system, we used these to sign your group in & add to the register. I'm sorry we didnt make this clear.

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soso
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

This was a surprise - very nice bar in potts point with a good vibe and great coktails . we booked for a birthday pre -drinks and it was really enjoyable . We didn't eat so I will rate the drinks and general atmosphere . Unfortunately the service was a little slow … but this may due to Covid19 measures implemented .
I recommend anyone to go there and if you taste the food , please rate it!

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PatriciaR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

First time at the Roosevelt but definitely not the last. Meals were priced decently, minimal selection of drinks but curated well, and staff were great!

A really great night

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LornaC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Get hideout for a cold Sunday afternoon. Service was great!

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Jacka10
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Cocktails were delicious as well as the food. Would recommend

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AndrewS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has been our lifeline during C19 and has kept us hydrated with the most amazing cocktails. It was fantastic to be there in person. The staff are great. The atmosphere is great. The cocktails are out of this world. A local gem 💎

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Hazelnut
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful staff, vibe and delicious cocktails. Perfect after a long day!

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KeithT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Beverages are overpriced

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TkalecL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

I’ve already sent a detailed review directly to the restaurant
Please follow up
Was not our best experience here

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LyndaR
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing ! The staff are awesome and the drinks are wonderful.
We had such a great night.
We didn’t eat there, next time we definitely will.

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JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing. Especially the chicken breast. But the drinks arw even better.

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Becster
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the intimate atmosphere of this restaurant. The food & cocktails are fantastic & with an extensive drinks list, you can really spend up a treat! We'll be back. :-)

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ZeeshanS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Best cocktails in town! Try the nitro colada for dessert 😋

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TkalecL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Love Roosevelt’s. Staff are always so friendly and try very hard to make our night perfect. It did seem a bit understaffed on NYE. We waited longer than usual for wine and food but enjoyed everything when it arrived. Loved our seating. It was a great night
Will definitely be back !
Thank you

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PhilipE
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hard to chat, VERY noisy. W thought Abe did stand-up comedy.

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Sadie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We had a lovely night, the food was great as were the cocktails. Service was hit and miss and quite slow even though the servers were all friendly. It was a night enjoyed by all and we would go back.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The food portions were small. The drinks are expensive.

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JodieH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a light meal and cocktails after the theatre. It was a very enjoyable experience with fantastic staff and an even better cocktail list! A fabulous step back in time to a very cool bar. Definitely worth a visit.

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RyanO
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the theatre around the cocktails !

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waynes
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

So wonderful to be able to have a high class, high value restaurant which has preserved some of the historical ambiance and atmosphere of kings cross

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience and wait-staff were delightful. I was dining alone and it is hard to imagine a better stag experience. I plan to return within a week. The food was also delicious but the total experience was just nearly overwhelming. Delightful!

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DebD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Terrible, terrible, terrible service ! We had a shocking Saturday night experience here. We are local Potts Pointers but not been to The Roosevelt for a while. We invited some friends to join us for Saturday night dinner. Food was overpriced and 2 meals came after 3 minutes and 20 minutes later the other 6 meals came. The service was shocking and even after going up to the staff twice to get service and try to pay it didn't change. To say we will not be back is an understatement !!!

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julies
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jamie our host was awesome. My partner and I had an amazing night with loads of food and drinks ;)

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PaulP
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Such great ambience. The food was good, the cocktails splendid. The background music was way to high - this is after all not a nightclub...
Snappy service in a great space.

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AndreaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good service and great cocktails- especially appreciated that they were quite quick with the drinks as we were heading out to a late dinner elsewhere

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful evening, wine and food delicious and great atmosphere and service.
Would have received full marks if the roast potatoes hadn't run out.

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Rusty
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Food – the fish was heavily over-salted and close to inedible.
Drinks – we had wines by the glass, the glasses were very small and the wines were expensive, compared to other similar restaurants.
Value – heavily overpriced overall.
Noise – excessive, impossible to hold a conversation.
Experience overall: Disappointing.

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, great service,cocktails and food, would definitely go back.

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ChristinaT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and even better cocktails. Perfect spot for a date night

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AlexisO
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a fun and vibrant space for a gathering. Some super fun cocktails a s staff that know their drinks. Awesome soundtrack too.

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Gerry
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Another great lunch at the Roosevelt. We really love it here. Ticks all our boxes

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HelenY
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Ben the manager was accomodating for my group and amateur photo shoot! Thank you! Food was delish, and cocktails are delightful! Must try the nitro colada!

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JodieW
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Outstanding ambience with a great selection of drinks.

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Gilli
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, fabulous cocktails, excellent service

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Anon
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful start pre theatre on our 20th anniversary

FAQs

The Roosevelt Bar & Diner offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0423 203 119.

The Roosevelt Bar & Diner is rated 4.6 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.