The Roosevelt Bar & Diner

4.5
159 reviews
$41 to $100
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 159 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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viptomago49
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great drinks and light food, but what makes the Roosevelt special is their incredible staff. Six stars to you!

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IngeC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent, welcoming and helpful. The Sunday roast was delicious. The background music was relaxing and enjoyable. A great place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, feels like you’re stepping into a Parisian bar and interesting cocktails

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Sushi
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Steak grisly / fatty at end
Too noisy
Staff friendly

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Nikka
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great cocktails, really worth the money! Not as expensive as I thought it would be

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Roganne
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

No split bills is a pain: I understand you don’t want ‘he had that, we had this’ kind of split, but 50/50 between 2 parties is normal and fair. It will be impossible to come again with friends if this policy is not changed

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TonyBT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ours was a team event (12 patrons) for a birthday celebration and special event gathering. It was easy to book a table, and the staff were fantastic in catering to our needs.

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Jonathon49
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Naomi & her team did the most absolutely amazing job in the evening of Mother's Day.
Huge helpings of different vegetables. You will never regret going there but perhaps try & chose your table beforehand as we did do. A lovely hospitable environment.

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DarcyM
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

The food was bad, nothing was very tasty at all out of all the 4 dishes I ordered, and the menu was so minimal.

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Main room was a little hot and stuffy, my partner made the same comment.
Wine list is decent, service is decent, friendly staff for greeting and departing. A bit noisy but mainly due to the table next to us. Conversation with my partner was a little strained due to noise, not great for an intimate bar experience, better in a group.

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annaB
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Nice Cocktails Shame about the Service

We were a party of 6 and waited for at least half an hour before a drinks order was even taken. The staff who were there were very apologetic, but unfortunately that didn't excuse the mis-management of what could be a really fabulous place.

The bar and ambiance was great, vibey, fun and good music. Food selections limited - go for drinks and maybe some fries!

It's a shame to see a bar with so much potential being so understaffed and badly managed.

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AshS
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great cocktail bar! Excellent busy/buzzy vibe with delicious and interesting drinks served with style - highly recommended

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ArthurL
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Dinner and a show excellent food excellent cocktails would recommend I love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After looking for a venue for my upcoming milestone birthday, The Roosevelt kept coming up in my search results. So tonight I organized a couple of my girlfriends to come check it out with me, and it has everything and more that I’m looking for to celebrate.

The ambience harks back to the old clubs of the 50’s and music ranged from 50’s jazz through to 70’s funk and disco as the evening moved on.

A fabulous array of cocktails and wines for us to choose from. Had my man been with us he would have been incredible happy with the extensive whiskey menu!

Tonight we chose to share a heap of entrees and the servings were plentiful and excellent quality.

The wait staff were fabulous - knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel incredibly welcome.

I’m looking forward to taking my man there and hoping they are available for my planned party later in the year.

Thank you for a wonderful evening.

HM
HeatherM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing friendly staff that went above and beyond to make our night. Loved it will be back again soon.

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DanielP
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and service was amazing. Good value for money

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TaraP
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jamie was customer service personified! We had a great time at The Roosevelt, and the food and drinks were wonderful.

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Roosevelt has a unique atmosphere. It's intimate, sexy and low key. With charming staff adding a bit of fun to the experience.

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SimoneF
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. Thank you Jamie for looking after us so well.

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TamaraM
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place for a pre-dinner drink. Well priced wine and cocktail list. Older crowd. Exceptional service - everyone was friendly, bubbly and happy to have a chat.

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Jess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Naomi was super helpful and easy to work with to secure us a group booking, and place us in a private room which was really special for my mums 60th birthday celebration. Everyone had a fantastic time - drinks were delicious, service was friendly, and food was tasty! Thanks so much to the whole team, especially Naomi!

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hollyF
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic cocktails, great service and really fun ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

was awesome on the whole but the free cocktails were pretty below average, the ceviche was a little too salty (abd i like my food salty), the avocado and mushroom was a little overly spicy but i'm nitpicking, the whole meal was awesome vibes and a perfect valentine's day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

did feel like service was a bit slow and a bit hard to get a waiters attention but everything else was AMAZING

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great cocktails

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance.

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AngieM
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

We went to The Roosevelt for an after dinner cocktail. What a delight it was to enter such a beautiful bar and diner. We had delicious cocktails -- the decor, service and ambience were fabulous. First time for us and our guests, but will definitely be returning very soon!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love the Roosevelt! Handling the pandemic measures well, too.

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ROSIEJ
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday at the Rosevelt. Thank you for the excellent service and playing ABBA in the end for me. I am definitely coming back.

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MarciaS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food is great! But I go for uplifting music and service xx

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A definite 1920s feel for a fantastic cocktail bar that serves great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, the cocktails were amazing and the staff lovely, had a great experience

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JoshuaZ
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for a few drinks with friends, great atmosphere, noisy but just adds to the experience

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PhoebeE
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great vibe from a historical bar in Kings Cross. Will never tire of going here, and definitely recommend it to friends, families, couples, or anyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Not as good as it used to be

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RochelleK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails, great food, great service, will be back!

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AvaA
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Came here for my mum's bday with a group of 8. First impressions were good, nice venue, good music. Took forever for them to take orders for first drinks and food. Huge long gaps in between. Two ppl ordered steaks that came out cold and was not served until 15 mins before close (very late considering it was a 2hr booking), and two of us ordered salmon and were both sick the day after. Texted the following day to report tummy pains from the food, and no one bothered to respond
Doubt we'll be back. Very disappointing 😔

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a booking for 4pm and were running late. They were so hospitable and friendly. Drinks always fantastic as usual. Service impeccable. We will be back.

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MichaelW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great cocktail bar with a history. Some spectacular cocktails- we started the night here and ate elsewhere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met up with a couple who have recently moved to the Central Coast from Erko. Had drinks before dinner. Really great place a have a fabulous cocktail.

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 4.5 stars by 159 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.