Dan Rooney's
Dan Rooney's

Dan Rooney's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.danrooneyscafeandbar.com/
  • Phone: (914) 457-2531x531
  • Hours of Operation:
    Food Service 11:00AM - 11:00PM
    Bar Service 11:00AM - 4:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Fabienne Eymard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Horseracing
    TVs for viewing all your favorite sporting events
  • Special Events: Every Saturday-Thursday: FOOTBALL HAPPY HOURS
    2pm - 4pm
    $1 BBQ Pork Sliders
    $1 Wings
    2 for 1 Bud & Bud light draft pints

    Nickel Half-Time
    Sundays and Mondays
    5c Bud or Bud Light During NFL Half-Time Only
    (one beer per person at a time)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonkers Avenue and Central Park Avenue
  • Public Transit: Grand Central
    Take Metro North Harlem Line to the Fleetwood Train Station. Then take the FREE Empire City Shuttle to Empire City Casino
    NYC Bus and Subway
    Take the #4 Train to Woodlawn then take Bee-line Bus #20
    NYC Express
    Take the BXM 4C from 26th Street and Madison Avenue, 47th Street and Madison Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at Central Park Avenue and Clark Street or you can use self-parking with our complimentary shuttle bus service.
A word from Dan Rooney's
Dan Rooney's Cafe & Bar is situated at the entrance of the new entrance of the Empire City Casino. Conveniently located in southern Westchester, we are a comfortable sports pub featuring American cuisine, created by chef Fabienne Eymard. We feature delicious rotisserie chicken. Traditional dishes include Fish & Chips, Barbecue Pork Ribs & Mac & Chesse. Enjoy Westchester's best burger, winner of the 2012 Greenwich Food & Wine Festival. Our bar features Irish Whiskeys, Single Malt Scotches and two dozen draft or bottled beers.
Dan Rooney's is the only sports pub in America with a pari-mutuel horse betting cage. Enhance your betting with live race simulcasts. Watch global sporting events on 35 TV monitors.
Enjoy dueling pianos Thu-Sat or dine in the Train Car room for a more intimate meal. The adjacent dining room, reminiscent of an Irish farmhouse kitchen is perfect for private events.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Dan Rooney's reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (13)late-night find (10)great for brunch (7)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (5)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (4)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Needs Work
    MorrelliGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service this time - very poor. I had a question about the happy hours, and the server just blurted out the times before I finished my question, which wasn't about the times. The brownie sundae was delivered to our table with NO spoons! I had to flag down a busboy to get a few. A 15% tip is already included in the price. We had a coupon and our bill was $18.25 over the coupon, so I put a $20, with all intents and purposes to get change. I normally leave 20%, but because of the service, I wanted my change back. The bill and money sat at our table until my husband went to the front. The receptionist said "OK, you're good." He said with this service, I want my change. Service was poor, but the management needs work.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen Staff Needs Help
    redrose5200VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is my fourth time eating here and it's always the same problem. Wait staff takes your order quickly, brings you your drinks and then you sit there for 45 minutes and wait for your food. And in that span of 45 minutes, you are asking your waitress when the food is coming out and then you have to call a manager over and tell him/her to please go into the kitchen and see where your food is. Two people from another table got up and walked out because they got tired of waiting for their food. There's a problem, FIX IT!!! The food is good but not worth the wait and aggravation every time I dine there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Lovetosnack
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the service. Will definitely eat at Dan Rooney's on my next trip to the casino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Fish & Chips
    Patti
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our favorite is their Fish & Chips which are always hot & crispy!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DR Yonkers
    DaisygirlVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great burgers and drinks. Service was very good and the management was obliging.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love the place.
    ldee
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I eat at the place twice a week. I love the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is excellent but the service needs a lot of improvement. Always a Very long wait from the time you are seated till the time a server comes over. Once meal is served you never see them again. Have to ask for check.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LMCK
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good food but terrible service. Don't be in a rush!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Brunch1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went to Dan Rooney's for Brunch on Sunday. The staff was friendly . The food was very good. The restaurant was clean and comfortable and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than expected
    Sandisays
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I made the reservation for Dan Rooney's as a birthday treat for my sister. It was comfortable and lively. The drinks were potent snd the food was very good. Service was prompt and one of the wait staff sang a special version of "happy Birthday" for my sister. A good time was had by all. It is also a restaurant that I could go to alone and not feel alone. Very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dan Rooney's Bar Food
    johbronartsVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dan Rooney's isn't for me. The food is never the same; neither is the burger. If you drink and don't care about the food then Dan Rooney's is for you.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • tp530
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The service was very slow and they were not busy at all. The food was fair and that is being generous. The nachos were soggy all the toppings were watered down it seemed and the chili and ground beef actually had no taste. The mac and cheese was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We ordered the corned beef and cabbage and Half Chicken dinner. The bad part is that the corned beef and cabbage did not come with potatoes or salad or a vegetable. The chicken came with maybe 6 very small roasted potatoes. We were still hungry so we ordered the apple pie with ice cream. We still went away hungry. The portion of ice cream and apple pie which was more like a tart was also very very small. If you are hungry we do not recommend going to this restaurant. Good food but very small portions and not even much included with a dinner. Too bad because it's a nice place with potential. We went on a Friday and made a reservation since we thought it would be crowded. Not crowded at all. Now we know why.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long Wait
    redrose5200VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    No matter if it's crowded or empty, there is always a long wait for the food, aside from that, everything is good. Had the burger which was very tasty, had the ribs last time and they were excellent, except they need to serve them in a dish and not on the wood board where every time you cut into a rib, they go flying off the board.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Dan Rooney's reviews archive.
  • Fun place
    DaisygirlVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great service and food. Convenient and fun. Music was a bit loud though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great sports bar
    Red2
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends. The food was delicious, and was served hot, which we appreciated. The prices were reasonable. Highly recommend the nachos appetizer, the fish and chips, and the steak. The noise level was a bit high, so that it made conversation a little difficult. But otherwise everything was great. I would recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Everything was fine. Not expectoing to do review each time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • burgers
    spanky
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    thought the burgers were very good..delicious and tasty..nice portion for the price..salad was also very hearty..had the cobb salad..enjoyed it very much
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dan Rooney Needs New Chefs
    johbronartsVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Dan Rooney has the worst food and service.... I ordered 2 well-done burgers with the salad. One burger was ok, but the other was dry and BURNT. I sat there waiting for the waitress to come back to ask how was my meal and she NEVER checked on me. So, I called to the manager who then gladly took the BURNT BURGER back to the kitchen and ordered a fresh new burger. I received the new burger, but it was just a burger between the bun. Again, I waited for the waitress to check on me and she didn't. The only time she came to check on me was when she asked if I was finished and needed the check. It was then I told her to get the manager, again. The manager was EXCELLENT... She was disappointed to hear that her staff NEVER CHECKED on me.
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  • disappointed
    notforme2
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This restaurant needs management work. The dinner took forever to come. It was just fair. The check was impossible to get . if you want a quick bite..not happening here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • St. Paddy's Day Dinner
    Jemm
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We came over to Empire City to try Dan Rooney's corned beef and cabbage as well as their Shepards Pie the day before St. Patrick's Day. The place is pretty "no frills" in that you don't even get a basket of bread with your meal but the food was actually quite good. I would like to return to try their chicken since we saw them roasting on a spit in the back of the dining room. After eating we went into the casino and my husband promptly won $250. Must have been the luck of Dan Rooney's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still need to work on a few things
    CeeKayNYVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This was our second visit. We went for dinner/drinks and to see Steve Rilley, who was playing that night. We asked to be seated close to the music, the hostess even acknowledged that when she sat us, but we were as far away as you could be from where he was playing. Bummer, but we were just about done eating so we went over to sit at the bar. It's great that each booth has it's own television. Our waiter seemed a bit uninterested in us, but it was very busy and no mistakes were made, it just took some effort on our part to get his attention. Food was very good. The restaurant week menu was being offered and one of us opted for that...Waldorf salad was okay, braised beef was excellent and the chocolate mousse was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fibulas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Celebrated my husband and good friends birthday there had a wonderful time our first time there and will definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Gambling
    Patti
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good food (fish & chips, the best) & gambling, what could be better!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DON'T BOTHER
    TobyVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Menu is extremely limited. It is a remnant of the prior "Irish pub" menu. They should have eliminated the menu completely and started over. Food is overpriced and mediocre at best. For a much better meal and better value eat in PINCH upstairs.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was good but the service was lousy it took a verry long time to get out good and the waiter was verry buisy more staff should probably be hired I was in there for 1hr and 45min for a salad and wings
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Teri
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Had 5pm reservation. Arrived early stood in long line. Got up to front at 430p. Told by hostess because we had reservation we needed to come back at 5pm, but she was seating everyone else who were walk in's and had no reservations. When we came back and again stood in the line I found out reservations were not needed and it was first come first serve. Had we have not had a reservation she would have seated us at the beginning. I was livid. Plenty of open seats but only for walk ins. Makes no sense. On the good side the service and food was excellent. We will be back again but without reservations this time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    delicious onion rings, and the Roneey burger is exceptional, as is the garlic chiken!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Susanp
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Wait staff not knowledgeable about menu- seemed disinterested and unorganized though restaurant not busy. 50% of our group did not care for their meals.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our waiter took our food order and we never saw him again. I had to ask different people to give us wayer, refill our drinks. Then, at the end, the waiter showed up to see if we needed anything else and handed me the bill. I was disppointed in the level of service. The food was great, the chicken was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The overall was pleasant, but the food wasn't worth the price it was charged. I ordered a Ribeye steak, and have never seen anything like that for 25 dollars. I also counted the potatoes,4 of them, disgraceful. My husband and I go out to dinner quite often and were not pleased with the food.
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  • Better than a neighborhood bar
    PTC28
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Very nice atmosphere. Nice menu. I will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic Superbowl party!
    BigB
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Very courteous and friendly staff!! Our waiter Oneal was especially awesome. Their superbowl all you can eat and all you can drink deal was tremendous! Our friends are still raving about their time at Dan Rooney's! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    MrskennyVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food was ok. Not bad, but not good enough to make us want to go back either. Short-staffed for a Saturday night. Appeared to be only one bartender working the restaurant and casino bars and service bar. Our food server was ok. He definitely had more experience than many others we saw. Other servers were trying, but it seemed like they were all new. Two managers (owners ??) weren't very effective at helping staff deal with a full house. Unfortunately, we've found this experience is the norm at Empire City restaurants. We'll be dining elsewhere from now on.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GAMBLING/FOOD GOOD COMBO
    JAST
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    A nice place to take a break from gambling. The decor is very nice. The servers are very friendly and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First impressions are everything
    TDMMVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    First time visiting this restaurant, and the service was horrific. It seemed on a Saturday night there were only 2 waitresses. Lots of runners and 2 managers/bus boys but the waitresses were horrible. We waiting 10 minutes for drinks, the nachos came out with TONS of onions on them (julienned not even chopped or diced) we had to send the appetizer back for them to remove all onions. In the time we waited for our appetizer to come back we requested drinks from our server, which took 10 minutes again to receive. Food came (nothing to praise about). 1/2 Chicken was moist yet the side of potatoes (4 pieces) were overcooked and the roasted garlic didn’t really go with the dish. I had the sliders and i must say the corned beef was ok
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a great New Years Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    It was a great New Years Eve party, food and service was great! The Rachel Allyn Band was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • real nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Really well done design. Lead and bass guitarists played. TVs all around, including at your table to watch the races or game. the nachos are better than average, with chunks of avocado on them as well. The tab beers are a nice selection, and are always crisp, fresh and cold. The burgers are award winning, and taste like it. The ribs that my buddy had looked, and he said we very good. You sit well, and are well looked after. Recommend!
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casino Pub Fare
    bg8990
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    First time dining at Rooneys. The waitress was very pleasant and overall we received very good service. A fairly good selection of brews. Ordered nachos and potato popper for apps. Potato was excellent and plenty of them. Nachos were not typical--with very little meat; but good nonetheless. My husband and I had hamburgers--not too much to mess up there. The meat was tasty, but mine was overcooked compared for what I asked for. I would like to go back to try different items.
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  • Thanksgiving at The Casino
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Food was cold and just wasn't a lot but it tasted great. Manager was very accommodating! Desert was fabulous and great wines!
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate