Roc Restaurant
Roc Restaurant

Roc Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rocrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2126253333x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm




  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Rocco Cadolini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The management wishes to make any occasion celebrated at ROC a memorable event. Special menus and wine selections can be customized with ROC management to fit the host’s desires and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Rocco or Kathryn 2126253333x
  • Entertainment: The management wishes to make any occasion celebrated at ROC a memorable event. Special menus and wine selections can be customized with ROC management to fit the host’s desires and budget.
    ROC has annual scheduled events every year. The Halloween Party is fun for guests and staff alike. Creative costumes are encouraged. Fat Tuesday is celebrated Italian Carnavale style with a salute to New Orleans. Special menus and decorations are offered on New Years Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mothers Day and other special occasions.
  • Special Events: ROC has annual scheduled events every year. The Halloween Party is fun for guests and staff alike. Creative costumes are encouraged. Fat Tuesday is celebrated Italian Carnavale style with a salute to New Orleans.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwich Street
  • Public Transit: Chambers street subway stop 1-2-3 red line stop.
    Walk 2 blocks north on Hudson street and 1 block west (left) on Duane street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Roc Restaurant
ROC, opened in 2000 in the heart of Tribeca, has become a neighborhood favorite. ROC offers a warm and welcoming ambiance. It remains chic with a beautiful clientele. Friendly and efficient service reminds diners of its roots in Sorrento, Italy. You will always be welcomed by Rocco, the most engaging owner in NYC. The menu features a complete and diverse menu of tempting appetizers, flavorful pasta dishes, fresh and carefully prepared fish dishes with a Sorrentino accent, and top quality meats and sausages. Its steaks compare with the top steak houses in New York City. Daily specials offer diners new and original taste combinations. Desserts feature fresh fruit, home made pastries, creamy gelato and extravagant chocolate creations.

The wine list is one of the finest and most varied in New York. It has won praise from the Wine Spectator each year since ROC opened its doors. Special selections from around the world are stocked and offered daily.
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Roc Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)great for outdoor dining (14)romantic (12)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (5)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • This place needs more hype
    njt300VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been going to ROC for sometime now, and every time I end my meal, I look over to my dining partner and go, "Why doesn't this place get more hype". The food is outrageous. Do you self a favor and find your way down to ROC, you will not be disappointed. It is on par or better than its neighbor Locanda Verde. You get the homey italian feeling, when all the workers are speaking to each other. The owner is always there, greeting people, making sure everything is perfect. That is dedication at its finest!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    UESgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Like the other reviews, I did notice the service was substandard. There was no one to greet us, and the manager had an attitude when he finally came over. We dealt with about 4 waiters, it took forever even to get our wine order, and the same manager was impatient when explaining the wines and then forgot to come over to tell us that the wine we chose was sold out. Food was decent but there are so many restaurants in NYC, why go back to one that's not amazing?
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with friends @ Roc
    whatilike
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Roc is a neighborhood place that I often go to with friends when there is more than 4 of us. Usually can get a table on a Friday night. Food is good. Contemporary Italian. Sometimes surprisingly great. Lunch better than dinner. You can sit outside but not much of a view. Can get really hot outside in peak of summer. Service can be " brisk" and sometimes you feel like you are a bother. Other times service can be charming and engaging. Easy place if you are local.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    HappygirlVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Enjoyed the food very much -the bolognese is delicious - salads delicious - veal is tender and we'll prepared - only disappointment is that they serve filet of fish rather than whole - which can be filleted at the table if desired - all pastas are tasty - nice selection on the wine list - Don't miss the lemon tart for dessert
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • incredible, Incredible, Incredible.
    CampbellVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We always love Roc. We don't get here as often as we would like, however every time we go it is incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ctltribecaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    well prepared fresh food, and the best breadsticks anywhere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside seating
    Wineselection
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Outside seating is uncomfortable, you will be seating on an unstable metal platform. Your table will shake. Food and service are great
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B'Day
    Jersey
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was my third trip to Roc. Everything about this place is GREAT! But, on my third trip we hit a stumbling block -- the waiter was a little to full of himself! Made it hard to enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roc Regular
    AMD524
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I've been to Roc many times - it's one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The other night we had an awesome waiter, a good bottle of wine that was reasonably priced, and enjoyed our dishes. Our dessert was amazing, as usual. However, we were appalled by the bill. My husband ordered the veal parmigiana special which cost $50!! He said it was good, but definitely not worth that amount. This taught us to always ask the price of specials prior to ordering. However, I really think restaurants should tell you the prices up front and that a parmigiana dish should never be that pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Have eaten there many times and enjoyed it. This time the waiter was borderline rude and and totally disinterested. Will think twice about returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • solid
    asdf
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    great meal, great ambience. would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    greatfoodgreatwine
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I took my girlfriend out to dinner at Roc and it was awesome. We sat outside along the street in the closed-in area and it was beautiful. Great food, great wine. Definitely worth having dinner at!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointed
    Marissa
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I've been here many times before but not in the last year. I'm hoping this time was a fluke because the service was horrible. I'm fairly sure our waiter was high. He couldn't even read the specials. Instead he literally threw the piece of paper down in front of me. Then we were promptly ignored for most if the night. The food is usually very good but this night it was under salted. When we complained about our waiter, we got an "I Know" but not much else in the way of an apology
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 347 reviews are from the Roc Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Best Italian food
    NyponyVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    If you want amazing Italian cuisine, this is your spot. Cavatelli with sausage and broccoli rabe, Branzino, calamari....were to die for!!! I am going back there...repeatedly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Tribeca Italian
    JayfromHermosaVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Appetizer specials were incredible. Seated immediately great service and menu. One of my favorite spots to visit when in the city. Veal chop was great as was the two pasta dishes. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweet Restaurant, Excellent Food
    Nelly
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I had lunch for the second time with a group from work. I'm in love with everything from the food, wine, and customer service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I live in the area and have been to Roc many times and the food is always fantastic. The waitstaff is attentive, without being overbearing. I would highly recommend Roc..
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another wonderful experience
    LanceVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I have eaten here many times over the years and this visit was as wonderful as any. I love this place because they always greet me with warmth and enthusiasm when I arrive, as if I'm coming home for a special meal. The food is very good and refreshingly modern and comforting without sacrificing style or an excellent level of genuinely attentive service. Upon request, our server, Laurent, recommended some choices with confidence and command of the menu. I highly pass along his recommendation of Oxtail Ravioli. We paired it with one of their house reds, the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, which we really enjoyed. And we ended the evening with their delicious Tiramisu. We will return and continue to recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • staceydip
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Roc is a neighborhood staple for us particularly on holidays. The food is consistent. The service is good. The atmosphere is pleasant. The weird thing on this last occasion ( Easter Sunday) was that there were no prices listed on the Easter specials. It was awkward to have to ask the price of each item.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service.
    AndrewSVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Good food, great service. Perfect for a client lunch. Plan to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on a Monday
    eoj2014
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The food was very good and so was the service but the place was empty. They have a small terrace so perhaps it does get busy ???
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and gracious service.
    NewYorker
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great food and gracious service. Refreshingly untrendy but enduring in a very trendy spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ROC Always Pleases.
    HungryCommuter
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Former work colleagues and I get together at ROC a several times each year, for several years now. The food is always terrific, the ambience is perfect, and we never have a problem with the wine selection. The subway is a block away, so it doesn't get much better.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    One of my favorite places in the city!! The good is fantastic and well priced. Great wine list also and superior service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    luv2dine
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Have been going there for last 3 years and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Agiepoo
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Service was good and fun. Food was delicious and innovative. Will definitely go back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was good but it was not worth what we were paying for it. Loved the location of the restaurant but that was really the only positive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time
    ChristmasJoyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Roc s a favorite neighborhood spot for my husband and I. Consistently good food, service and fun time. Never disappointed. Can't wait until spring to do sidewalk cafe style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find!!!
    MlM1974VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Great neighborhood place with a personal touch by the owner, Roc. Oh... and the food is absolutely fantastic too. It's always fresh, delicious, and creative. This place is so great that I was afraid to write this review fearing that it would become a "discover" spot and that I won't be able to get a reservation any longer. Roc deserves the business. He provides great product, reasonable cost, and a cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place for dinner!
    Smac
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great variety of appetizers, salads and entrees. Everything we ordered was delicious. We booked via open table and these people were on the ball! We ordered a special dessert to be made for our Bon Voyage party for 8 people and they got it done and it was perfect !! Wait staff out themselves out to make is feel comfortable! We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    KevinHVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Open- lots of windows, good food, attentive service- only 1 issue- bit of communication issue with waiter- overall very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to Roc with a large group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went to Roc with a large group for New Years Eve. Had been to the restaurant before and the food was much better then. The service was frantic. It was fun when the restaurant turned into a dance party though. Overall, I would not recommend for New Years Eve - or at least come already full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but gruff service
    Dxace1
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Would have been a 4 star but we encountered right from the start rude service from one of the waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Italian
    Cranberry28VIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    One of my favorites. Great Italian food, creative but not pretentious. Great vibe, attentive service, and you can actually hear your partner talking across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We had a great time at ROC! Romantic, great wine and the lamb shank was ooked to perfection. Rocco is a very welcoming host.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not the best experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    lovely room, very good food. unfortunately, our waiter was sarcastic, and tried to upsell us the entire meal. it was quite irritating and we probably won't go back. had dined here in the past and enjoyed it, however I didn't care for that vibe. when I order a $38.00/bottle of wine, I don't want the waiter to dismiss me and suggest an $85.00/bottle....and that was only the beginning. we go out to dinner 5 nights a week. we know how to order, and always appreciate a good waiter's suggestions, but this was too much.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tribeca Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    This restaurant located in Tribeca is great for lunch. The noise level was low and we were able to speak without hearing the other tables. That had great seasonal specials, food was prepared to our likely with fresh ingredients, good presentation. The wine list was good. They did carry an excellent Italian red wine in a half bottle, which I think is great for lunch for 2 people. Most restaurants dont offer that. This restaurant is on my list of favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for small group
    teresa
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Made reservations for five. When called to confirm, said it could be four, I was told, no problem, we use same table size for four or five. The table which they gave us, would have been perfect for three. The worst part is that Rocco argued with us about the confirmation. He was ridiculous- But the food and service made up for horrible manners-
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roc is a Rock
    mnbnycVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    This is one of our favorite local restaurants which never disappoints. Even though we were way late for our reservation on Halloween, they served us cheerfully with their usual excellent food. This is a place where they have kept up the standards over time and serve the neighborhood and visitors really well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night out
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Roc just keeps delivering for Taliban lovers especially.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic