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Rokerij Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.burningembersphoenix.com
  • Phone: (602) 287-8900
  • 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: American, Mexican / Southwestern
  • 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) 285-1780

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Very special, very unique. Downstairs is such a great refuge from the big city corporate feel. Cool, dark and inviting."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience, with a great wait staff that are very knowledgeable."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The Carne Adovado was outstanding. Service was attentive but not overbearing."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food was good, nice selection of fish, good service"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I am dreaming about their chicken dish Chimayo, it was to die for!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "3rd time there! Never disappoints! Great food, service was amazing! This was my pic for my birthday!!!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food, the setting and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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.............."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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 :)"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "I love in Los Angeles and this restaurant is as good as anything there. You must try it!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I took a couple of co-workers to lunch prior to the Holidays. The experience was great and I recommend it highly."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Great place, good food, and mood is just right. Would have been 5 stars but the waitress got one of the orders wrong."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Rokerij has been one of my favorite restaurants for quite awhile but the last two times have been disappointing. To start, the salad had stale crotuns. My main dish (ahi tuna) was cooked fine but served cool and the brocollini side, while also cooked well, but was cold. My wife's steak was tough and lacked flavor and we both had cold potato sides. We were there with two other couples who didn't appear all that impressed either. Our server, while attentive, didn't seem like she wanted to be there and when we asked for the bill to be split, she acted as if we had asked her to perform a miracle. Sadly, I don't think I'll be returning to the Rokerij."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "This is one of the most consistently outstanding restaurants in Phoenix. Great meat dishes."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Although the Rokerij has an amazing extensive list of specials with fish and beef, salads, and lots of vegetable choices, I crave the carne adovado and have a hard time not ordering it every time I go. It is absolutely amazing. My husband had the grilled swordfish, and it was delicious."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "I always go to Rokerij every year when I visit Phoenix. Amazing ambiance, great food, friendly service. Always a great experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "Rokerij was great as always. We never hesitate to take guests there as we always have great food. Surprisingly the fish is as good as anything on the menu of a smokehouse. The value is outstanding and the wine list fits right into this. Don't skip the apps either as all we've tried are outstanding."
    Dined on 8/31/2013