The Roosevelt Bar & Diner

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$41 to $100
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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.
What 97 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.6
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KeithT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Beverages are overpriced

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TkalecL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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

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LyndaR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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 February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Becster
London
1 review
Dined on January 22, 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
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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TkalecL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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 December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sadie
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 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 November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food portions were small. The drinks are expensive.

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JodieH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 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 October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the theatre around the cocktails !

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waynes
1 review
Dined on October 24, 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 October 16, 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 September 21, 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 September 21, 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 September 12, 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 September 7, 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 August 28, 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 August 24, 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 July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChristinaT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlexisO
1 review
Dined on June 29, 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 May 12, 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 May 5, 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 April 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outstanding ambience with a great selection of drinks.

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Gilli
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fabulous cocktails, excellent service

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Anon
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful start pre theatre on our 20th anniversary

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vipMike
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Arriving at 5.30 (pre theatre) we worried it would be quiet - not at all. The drinks menu was a crazy size but the waitress did a great job of explaining some of the local cocktail creations. A few drinks, food A great start to the evening
Definitely recommend

MJ
vipMJewell
London
124 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Cool setting, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good night had by all

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ScottSyd
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great venue and great service. On this occasion however, both our New York strip loins were tough and grissly. The meat arrived at the table pre-sliced. We both had slices of meat pure unedible grissle. Not good.
That said, the jus, confit tomatoes and roast potatoes were all great.

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canhn
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing little corner in Potts point. Great cocktails & food, fantastic energetic team. Thanks for having us

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ArtDeco50s
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely old world charm ..
service fantastic ...
Can’t wait to come back ...
thank you ...

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RobertV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a drink. Get the old fashioned - The best

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LBia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went here for pre dinner drinks. Service was impeccable and the cocktails were excellent. Love the art deco cosiness of the venue. Would highly recommend this venue

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BradS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It perfectly captures a by-gone error, yet brings it up to date with style and substance.

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Runnerup
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe

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MattJohnson
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have celebrated a few special occasions at the Roosevelt as well as just dropping by for a few drinks when the mood takes us. The service and quality of the food and cocktails are always excellent. Expect to pay around $20 for a cocktail, which for those who appreciate the craft and skill behind great cocktails, this is perfectly reasonable. The food is great too. $1 oysters on a Thursday is always fun. All in all this is a great bar to celebrate special occasions, or treat a special someone.

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JChais
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great old Hollywood bar atmosphere with low lighting and lovely decor. Great selection of drinks. Select the right one and it could be served with a bit of theatre!

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ViviR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the New York bar feel of Roosevelt. The service is phenomenal and the cocktails are inspired!

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 97 OpenTable diners.

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