Rokerij
Rokerij

Rokerij

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.burningembersphoenix.com/
  • Phone: 602-287-8900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00 pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A beautiful cozy dining room that seats up to parties of 14. A/V available for presentations. Extensive wine list and wine by the glass selection.
  • Private Party Contact: Celeste Neumann 602-285-1780x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maryland
  • Public Transit: Southeast corner of 16th St. and Maryland

    6335 N 16th Street
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: No valet service. Self parking available in large , well lit private parking lot.
A word from Rokerij
Grilled steaks and chops cooked over pecan wood fires, fresh fish, daily blackboard specials, small plate appetizers and an extensive wine by the glass selection. Dimly lit with eclectic music, sit at the upstairs bar and watch your food being prepared, dine in our over-sized booths or make your way downstairs and hang at the cellar bar. The Rokerij is truly a feast for your senses. Reservations are for parties of four or more.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Rokerij reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)romantic (12)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (10)notable wine list (7)good for groups (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fabulous food, service not so much
    morevinoplease2014VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have dined at the Rokerij many times over the years, and the food never disappoints. NEVER. The service almost always is a complete let-down though. Slow comes close to describing it on our recent visit, so this is the last time for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I won't be back
    worldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I used to like the Rokerij and ate there quite often, but after being asked to "wrap it up" after my last sip of wine and bite of dessert, because they wanted to turn over my table, rubbed me the wrong way. The menu has changed quite a bit as well. It appears that they have now adopted an attitude of "make as much money as possible." When we later called to complain to a manager, all he could say was "Okay." What kind of customer service is that? There are plenty of other restaurants in Phoenix so Rokerij/Richardsons won't be making any more money from me.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New menu is disappointing
    Travelinghawkeye
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took a couple from out of town here for the first time as we love this place. My wife talked up the boards of specials. We walked in and no boards. Multiple wait staff members shared in our disappointment of the new format. Also our favorite appetizer, the tenderloin toasts, increased in price by around 30% as it is the highest priced appetizer already. It is now more expensive than most entrees. The food was great in what we ordered as usual just not as many options from the Richardson's menu and fewer daily options. Change in this instance will take away our favorite spot to take friends and family in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hickam13
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Love coming here. Celebrating is always a wonderful thing good food good ambiance and love location.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service awesome, food ehh
    foodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We tried to get in at Richardson's but they were booked, my party was craving it. Rokerij was decent, but for the price point I would probably choose a different restaurant since there are so many places out there. My husband and I have been dining at Richardson's for years and still love it. The grilled oysters at Rokerij were not good, especially for the price, the raw oysters were super small, we did not try the Rokerij Oysters. My sister had the sangria, it was ok, but the Peach Schnopps took over the whole taste of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little disappointing
    RMHD
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I hadn't been to Rojerij in a couple of years and I must say I was a bit disappointed. Our server was pleasant and not in our faces. My friend ordered fish, which was supposed to be one of their specialties. It was full of bones. Two of my friends ordered the "special" potato, which is served in a pepper. They ate very little of it. I had a small caesar salad and it was so-so. Not sure we'll return soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Dinner!
    JennPhoenx14
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I enjoyed a terrific birthday dinner with my family at Rokerij this week! Nicolle, our server made our experience just perfect! We wanted to eat an early dinner and Nicolle made it happen. The meal was well paced and all of the entrees were wonderful and substantial! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place! :)
    outnabout
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Very special, very unique. Downstairs is such a great refuge from the big city corporate feel. Cool, dark and inviting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit to Scottsdale
    LadiesLeisurelyLunchVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A friend you visits Scottsdale often recommended this and two other owner restaurants. The food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend. Our server went beyond the call of her duty. The valet and hostess were preofessional and welcoming also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not sure if I'll be back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I've been a long time customer of all three of the Richardsons family of restaurants & have hosted corporate events there. Saturday night I was there with 3 friends. Dinner was great until we got the check. Rokerij doesn't split checks. We asked our server before dinner if we could and he said no problem if we split it ourselves. The check came, we did as instructed but forgot to include tax. We redid the math and when the server brought us our credit slips, he said "Don't come back." We thought he was joking, and but then he repeated himself loudly. We spoke to the manager and he gave us 2 vouchers for free lunch/brunch & acknowledged the problems with the server but not sure if I'll be back. It ruined an otherwise great evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Botched it at the end
    TDog
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Rokerji is a very good restaurant, and worth visiting. Very good food, great atmosphere, etc. Unfortunately, during our last visit our waitress also had to deal with a large party and our service was very slow as a result. It took her over an hour to take our order. That, however, would have been fine had the hostess not come up to us as we were getting ready to leave and asked "Do you have another reservation?," i.e., you have been at the table too long. Really? You make us wait for an hour to order, and then suggest we have been at the table too long. Bad move that soured what was otherwise a lovely evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Wonderful dining experience, with a great wait staff that are very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 332 reviews are from the Rokerij reviews archive.
  • Enjoy Yourself With Food
    AZBobVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The Carne Adovado was outstanding. Service was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    BetsyL
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had not visited in quite awhile - while the food was excellent, it seems the menu has changed to be more Richardson-esque. For a mid-day brunch it was also very dark inside.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is amazing
    SunnyinAz
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The restaurant has an unusual layout, which makes it fun. We started in the bar downstairs and then headed upstairs for our table of 6. Everyone had an amazing meal, and the atmosphere was great for our group. Good food and good friends - can't ask for anything better than that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We have been here many times. Each time is better than the one before. The service is always special. The food is always delicious. We have had many different dishes and they have all been wonderful. The sauces are always different and each one is spectacular. It's a little dark in the restaurant but once your eyes get accustomed to it ----- it does not feel dark at all. Their happy hour is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BabsVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was good, nice selection of fish, good service
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food was delicious. As a group of 7, we mostly ordered small plates and appetizers. The tenderloin toasts and bacon wrapped scallops were amazingly cooked. Bread pudding was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet evening with friends--NO!
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Wonderful food and wine. Great decor but horrible noise level from both the overhead "canned"music and loud surrounding tables where 7 people were crowded into what should have been a 4-5 top. Oh well they did turn down the music and the bar finally quieted down so we adapted. Food was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, but not great.
    Chuzifood
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food was cooked well but the flavors and presentations were lacking and unbalanced. We had a nice time, but for $150, without alcohol, it should have been a heck of a lot better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Yumaster
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I am dreaming about their chicken dish Chimayo, it was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow, What a Disappointment!
    KimnVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Menu says, "6 oz. beef tenderloin pan seared, served on toast with three peppercorn sauce." I got a soup bowl of pepper water, a soggy piece or bread, and a decent steak topped with a burnt onion ring. This followed a house salad that consisted of barely dressed mixed greens from a bag. I spoke to the manager who confirmed that the dish was properly prepared and that customers love the tasteless, formless "sauce" with the soggy bread. So much liquid in the bowl, by the way, that the server nearly sloshed it all over me when she served it. Only good thing was that the manager removed the item from our bill. Our fourth visit: 1st two times we loved it; 3rd was questionable; 4th was the end. Very Disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No alterations! Nicht!
    pgdzyner
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I have out-of-town guests and always like them to experience the wonderful food and service at the Rokerij. I was craving my favorite Carne Adovada (pork roast dish), however I usually replace the rice and beans with some of their fresh seasonal vegetables. Not this time! Apparently the kitchen can't handle changing out sides (as of a couple months ago). So had to completely switch gears and figure out a new direction very quickly as rice & beans are not my friends. As expected the meal was delightful but still craving my Carne!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place - OK service
    Foodiewannabe
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Very cool space, nice menu, lot's of options for great food. The subterranean bar is very nice, with a fireplace and interesting bar area. My only complaint about the bar and dining experience has to do with the service. Three people behind the bar, not really paying attention to customers seated there, I and several people around me sat with empty glasses and had to flag down one of the bartenders who then went on taking care of orders from servers for literally several minutes before pouring a beer for us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    Debbo
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    3rd time there! Never disappoints! Great food, service was amazing! This was my pic for my birthday!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as usual
    JimP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Richardson's and Rokerij are always at the top of my list. The ambiance is amazing and the food is second to none. Twice a month if not more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be fooled
    Botomkins
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This place is one of the best spots in Phoenix. Can be crowded and may seem like a dive. The food, service and atmosphere is 5 star!! Excellent food, extensive menu, knowledgeable,helpful wait staff. All around excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Dave
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The food, the setting and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to my next visit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rokerij
    Annie
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The service was exceptional and the food, really delicious. Lots of specials on the menu. Surprised at the allowance of dogs in the restaurant, but perhaps the dog was a service animal. At around 6:00, they dimmed the lights to the point where you could hardly see......really too dark for our taste. Had to use our phone flashlight to read the bill. Overall, everything else was great..............
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and ambiance were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    The food and ambiance were fantastic, however, we made a single reservation for our party and were extremely disappointed when we arrived and were seated at two separate tables. The original reservation was made online and a follow up call was made to confirm and at no time was it mentioned that there was a possibility that our group might be separated. We booked the dinner as a team building event and separate tables were a huge inconvenience for this purpose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely different
    RowdyVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Not your normal restaurant. You'll experience very unique dishes excellently prepared with south of the border influence. I love the rokerij oysters and the bacon wrapped shrimp oysters. My personal favorite is the chi mayo chicken. Definitely ask the waiter about how spicy or hot dishes are as some do have more kick than others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fave For Sure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Can't go wrong here. Cool outside area between it and Richardson's. Food unbelievably good every time. Good wines. Just small. Which is good and bad. Feels cramped, but have never had trouble getting a table. Brunch is awesome. Staff aren't amazing, but do okay. A go-to restaurant for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had just had foot surgery
    celsin
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    I had just had foot surgery and needed a corner booth at fireplace so I could rest foot on my knee walker-was accommodated- we were 5 dining. As usual the ambiance is lovely and the food and service are consistently very good :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I love in Los Angeles and this restaurant is as good as anything there. You must try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable Evening
    sobal2
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We chose this restaurant to get together for Christmas Eve. I'd had brunch here once before and was pleased to get sat by the cozy fire again for this visit. Rokerij is comfortable, the music is played at an enjoyable level, loud enough to here, and soft enough to carry on a conversation with my tablemates. The food is unique and exceptional. I look forward to our next visit and to share this gem with more friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    adrenna123
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    One of the best things about Rokerij is the ability of the staff to adjust to what ever kind of service you want. My family and I went here for our annual Christmas dinner during the mad shopping season. We wanted a casual service and not so formal service and the waitress did not disappoint. The food is excellent, the wine list is good and the decor gives it a homey feeling. We have been here before many times and will continue to come. One of the best in Phoenix for great food and casual dining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday Lunch
    John
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I took a couple of co-workers to lunch prior to the Holidays. The experience was great and I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    Jamie
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    This was our third and possibly best meal at the Rokerij. The server was energetic and knowledgeable about all the dishes and specials. The flavored were incredible wit just the right amount of heat. While I personally enjoyed the music that was playing playing, our table was right beneath one of the speakers and the volume made conversation tough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, good food, and
    DaxMan
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Great place, good food, and mood is just right. Would have been 5 stars but the waitress got one of the orders wrong.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    Jake
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We have been coming to Rokerij for a long time and the menu, service, and sitting has never disappointed us. We brought two couples with us and they have already returned with other friends. I have never been disappointed when we take a group or come alone. When we come as a couple we love sitting at the bar and watching the food being cooked. Thank you for doing a superb job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.