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The Roosevelt Bar & Diner

4.4
4.4
217 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 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 217 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
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Sydney

    Late Night Find

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Romance

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. HA

    HelenA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Really disappointed with our meal last night. Took nearly hour for our food to be served and both our medium rare steaks that were ordered arrived were well done :(
  2. m

    michaelc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb well worth giving it a try. Food was great service was great whiskey was awesome. One of the best selections.
  3. SM

    StephenM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Atmosphere, drinks, food and staff. The weekend roast is so the best in town, everyone should try it. Hidden gem, you so will not be disappointed when you visit.
  4. JB

    JelenaB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Great drinks but the staff were all over the place, I booked in advanced and booked a proper table. The staff stuffed up the order and made us sit on the high chairs which wasn’t easy if your short. They could be more organised
  5. T

    Travelover0501

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great night at The Roosevelt. Although the food menu is small, everyone was happy and food very good. Extensive Whisky menu and great cocktails. Loved the Bar presentation happening around us. Fun night out.
  6. LH

    LanaH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have drinks with friends. Love the theatre with the cocktails.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service unfortunately. Was there for an engagement celebration however the service really was disappointing so left to go elsewhere.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic night. Amazing enthusiastic staff that really know their stuff. The drinks and the theatre of the drinks made for a great night. We will definitely be back.
  9. TL

    ThemisL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience with wonderful friendly staff - drinks were sensational
  10. m

    monyd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a lovely date night with my boyfriend. The male waiters and manager on duty were very friendly and attentive. Will recommend this place to friends:) Thank you
  11. A

    Alice21

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous cocktails and wine menu with a very simple food menu. The service and comfort is outstanding. I really enjoyed the ambiance as it wasn’t too loud, cool retro music and soft lighting. The table service for everything is a treat and we never waited long for service. Very shmick!
  12. C

    Chelleva

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite local places. Food is excellent, cocktails are awesome and the service is always very friendly and good
  13. LO

    LidOne

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Walked in to bar with a buzz and a vibe, loved the feel and the warmth of the crowd. The drinks menu interesting, food was nice, had a fun night.
  14. M

    Mary

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Come for the drinks! Menu states items that don't actually come with the dish and 2 dishes weren't available. Food isn't the greatest and we noticed most punters around us were not eating, only drinking
  15. JQ

    JuanQ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    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
  16. HT

    HT2021

    Sydney

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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.
  17. AP

    ArtP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very convenience and staff r super great to helpful.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. BS

    BradS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great vibe, great drinks. Very happy we booked
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great vibe and the drinks menu is one of the best I’ve seen.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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!
  29. M

    Marilyn

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service food & drinks. A wonderful place for a night out.
  30. 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.
  31. 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..
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. E

    Elise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, great drinks and lovely atmosphere.
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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!

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 217 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 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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