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The Roosevelt Bar & Diner

4.4
4.4
202 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.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0423 203 119

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Diego Hugentobler

  • Area

    Potts Point

  • Cross Street

    Macleay Street

  • Parking Details

    Limited Street ParkingThe closest parking station is on Ward Ave which is a 5 min walk

  • Public Transit

    Kings Cross Station, Trains and Buses

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Sydney

    Late Night Find

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Romance

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Special Occasions

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JQ

    JuanQ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    Service was not great. On arrival we waited to be seated but there was no one attending. When we finally were seated the waited was not very friendly

  2. HT

    HT2021

    Sydney

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been trying to find the perfect blazer for a number of years and the Roosevelt hit the spot perfectly. Great ambience, stylish, cool and relaxed with attentive service. Feel free to dress up and enjoy the prohibition vibe.

  3. AP

    ArtP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very convenience and staff r super great to helpful.

  4. AK

    AntheaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Atmosphere and cocktail service fantastic. But the food was fair at best - eg. undercooked vegetables, overcooked sous vide. Plus 2 of our party of 5 waited an extra 20 minutes or so after the other 3 for their meals to arrive. We ate very well there a few months back. So we presume they've changed chefs or the chef was having a very bad night. We won't be eating there again for a few months. But we will definitely keep returning for drinks.

  5. KS

    KShad

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and cocktails were very entertaining with dry ice, fire and artistry! Food was very well priced generous and good quality.

  6. TE

    ToddE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    It was very nice however I was standing waiting to be seated for a very long time >5min with no acknowledgement from staff even after catching a few of their eyes as they walked directly past, also with another group behind me waiting as well.

  7. LL

    LemonLimePie

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    Great bar for a pre-dinner or post-dinner drink!! cocktails with a twist, good atmosphere. We would love to come back and try more things of the menu!

  8. BS

    BradS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, great vibe, great drinks. Very happy we booked

  9. E

    Entrepreneurs

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Gorgeous venue. Extensive drinks menu. Took a long time to take our order and receive our drinks. Seemed to be short staffed. Some of the food was great. Sirloin was very average - fatty, bland and boring. Expect a lot more for the price. If you just want drinks, awesome options. Food was meh and overpriced.

  10. GB

    GregoryB

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Very nice place for a Sunday lunch. Service spot on and the food was great.

  11. AW

    AbbieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    one of our favourite places to visit - while the cocktails are great, the food is excellent and the service even better.

  12. GS

    GordonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We didn’t eat so can’t comment on the food although our nearby diners food looked nice. Superb cocktails and happily engaged staff. Wonderful New York style ambience!

  13. A

    Ames

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Roosevelt is an amazing venue with exceptional food and drink!

  14. M

    Marilyn

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service food & drinks. A wonderful place for a night out.

  15. AH

    AHEM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    Sat down at 5 and nobody came to take our order. I had to go up at 5:20 as I was unsure if it was table service or not. We then had to wait a further 20 minutes for our drink. Staff were absolutely not in a rush to serve at all. Drinks ok, not as good as the Baxter Inn. I would recommend there instead if you’re looking for a similar vibe; but with better service and cocktails.

  16. S

    Schnake

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Great atmos, superb cocktails, friendly staff… but food was a bit average..

  17. NT

    NicholasT

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Lovely food [although we only had nibbles] in a sophisticated cocktail lounge. Definitely worth a visit

  18. GB

    GregB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    Great night just the table drink service was a bit slow.

  19. E

    Elise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, great drinks and lovely atmosphere.

  20. MK

    MarkK

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    So so slow with drinks, good if you are driving as you will never drink enough to be over the limit!

  21. MV

    MarkV

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Great venue in the middle of Potts Point. Unfortunately they were under-staffed on the evening my wife and I were there which dampened the experience. It took 15 minutes of hand raising (took me back to my school days) to get staff attention to take our order and almost 60 minutes to get our entree of grilled king prawns. The entree and main meals were delivered all at the same time which was disappointing but what can you say when you are quite hungry by that time. I have to say that the poor staff were very apologetic and sincere a number of times and one young lady and young man, both excellent, were still saying sorry when new were leaving. We felt sorry for them as they had not been properly supported by the owners/managers on the evening. The message for the owners is this. We also own a business and we know how hard it is to get good staff these days. If you don't support them and staff up to suit the business each day but rather place them in a no-win situation with customers then you will lose them and your customers are unlikely to recommend your establishment to others. Your staff should not have to apologise for the things that are not within their control. Yes there are always excuses, however actions speak far louder. Please consider.

  22. K

    Kymmington

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and amazing service. The cocktails take a while to come out but are always worth it. Can be quite loud as everyone is having an amazing time!

  23. J

    John

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Ceviche was drowned in lemon juice and didn’t taste of anything other than that. Salmon had been completely “cooked” by it. Prawns were fine but nothing special. Same with steaks and lamb. Steaks were more medium than medium rare and lamb was a little dry. Great ambience, lovely (but quite slow) service but wouldn’t return due to the food.

  24. RT

    RachaelT

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    .Under staffed .Ran out of foods on the menu by 8.30pm on a Saturday night .Took over 25 minutes to get our drinks .Music to loud during dinner time

  25. RS

    RaeleneS

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    We ordered bar food but they never turned up, we specifically went for the experience with our friends from Melbourne for the Dry Ice Cocktail! But was told only one of us could have that for they were short staffed, very disappointed especially we had booked our table for four. It was very disappointing, for we were so looking forward to show our Melbourne Friends we can put a good show on with cocktails!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The place is beautiful and the food amazing, however, it was extremely loud and difficult to hear each other talk. The waitor accidentally dropped his drinks all over us and they were accommodating to help and they did provide a discount, but it was disappointing that when I went to pay that I had to advise that the discount hadn't been applied and had to wait until they negotiated with each other about this.

  27. TK

    TaleanaK

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food1service4ambience4

    Lovely greeting at entry (Sat 5/3). I rated service at 4* as the poor girl was run off her feet. An extra pair of hands was much needed. I cannot rate the food (hence the *) as we did not dine ✌️

  28. M

    Michael

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very interesting vibe, definitely gives you an American feel. The drinks were delicious and reasonably priced.

  29. DC

    DavidC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Booking was for 3 we had a table for 2. If we had ordered a main meal each there would not be sufficient room for cutlery and comfortable room to dine. Most unsatisfactory. The cheese platter was a very poor standard.

  30. S

    Stev

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Family reunion - overall a great experience, some misunderstandings with the order, service on the slower side (appreciate staff shortages and new staff). Hopefully team members will gain confidence and experience soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very enjoyable atmosphere, intimate and fun!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We were extremely late but the hostess kindly forgave us which made for an enjoyable evening. Highly recommend the steak and a glass of Pinot noir

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely to sit outside on the pavement. Food was divine!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great selection of cocktails. Limited menu but seriously delicious (I had the salmon). Excellent accommodating and attentive service. Definitely recommend.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Met with some friends for a last-minute Sunday evening wine and nibbles; after being seated, it took over 40 minutes to receive our cocktails & bar snacks, shortly after they came over and called last drinks. Probably wouldn’t visit again. While the drinks were good & the staff were mildly apologetic, the under-staffing & wait time in a not so busy bar was an issue.

  36. WJ

    WillJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Very understaffed on the night. Felt bad for the staff but we had to wait a very long time for any service or drinks

  37. GF

    GabrielleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunny- our waitress was outstanding. Friendly, accommodating and quick. We were late for our booking and she, as well as the maitre d' whose name I didnt get were so lovely to us. Overall another excellent time at the Roosevelt! Thank you :)

  38. TL

    TammyL

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Everything was amazing, we just had to order the next drink when one arrived as there was only one person making them and took a little time. Other than that, awesome 2.5 hours spent

  39. B

    robB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place to eat and the whiskey selection is epic .

  40. T

    Tony

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Drinks are always great but it was understaffed, so device was not great. Took 30 min to get a beer (not a cocktail)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

The Roosevelt Bar & Diner is rated 4.4 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Roosevelt Bar & Diner

32 Orwell Street Potts Point, AU-NSW 2011

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Macleay Street

  • Area

    Potts Point

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Limited Street ParkingThe closest parking station is on Ward Ave which is a 5 min walk

  • Public Transit

    Kings Cross Station, Trains and Buses

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Diego Hugentobler

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

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