RooBar
RooBar

RooBar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theroobar.com/
  • Phone: 508-746-4300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from RooBar
Dining in Plymouth has taken a quantum leap forward with the opening of RooBar in Cordage Park. Hip and stylish, RooBar has integrated the elements of a vintage New England factory building with innovative, contemporary interior design. Featuring an open kitchen and a wood-fired oven, custom built of beach stone, the result is a handsome and spacious restaurant that offers fine dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
RooBar reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (40)neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (32)special occasion (20)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (18)romantic (13)notable wine list (11)hot spot (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Keeps on improving
    vkk32VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been to the Roo Bar several times and while I wasn't completely impressed the first time around, each subsequent visit has been better than the last. This time I had the lobster and spinach ravioli in a light tarragon cream sauce which included huge hunks of lobster meat. The ravioli and lobster were outstanding though the sauce could have used a pinch more tarragon. My dining companion had the filet mignon which was perfectly done was also scrumptious. We each had different specialty martinis and they were also outstanding. This place is fast becoming a "go to" spot for me and I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to the RooBar a few times and we always have amazing food! The drink menu is very good and no matter what you chose to eat and drink, we always walk out of there having a great experience and wanting to go back. The bar is also nice and they always have entertainment which is nice. The only downfall is that you can't really have a pleasant conversation or a quiet romantic dinner, the place is very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/poor service
    KINGPIN
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was a nice treat for us. Referred by a friend, we were pleasantly surprised by RooBar. The food was excellent, high quality and well presented. Downside - waitress was terrible. Disappeared most of nite. Late with drinks. Forget to bring back our to-go leftovers. Never showed up, and we left in frustration. Will return, but hoping the waitress choses another profession before we get back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food, But Very Noisy
    SwimMom
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent food, appetizers and cocktails. Rave reviews for the meatloaf and spinach/lobster ravioli. We found it odd that we received our apps before our cocktails. We'll go back for the food, but will avoid a loud Friday night. Our group of six couldn't hear one another across the table and felt as if we were screaming to be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good vibe and food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Been going to RooBar for several years now. The lighting and decor give the place an overall cozy feeling. The menu hasn't changed a lot since I've been going there. I'd like to see it change up now and then. Although there are few favorites of mine on the menu too. The waitresses have always been accommodating and efficient. 99% of the time have been good experiences. To me Roobar has a good vibe. The braised short ribs are probably my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    foodmksmesmile
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is one of my favorite Plymouth restaurants without a doubt. The waterfront might have the water but the Roo Bar has the great food. I love the atmosphere and it is a great place to go for a warm fall /winter dinner. No matter what time of year it is, this is my favorite spot for the best food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goof Food & Good Times
    Vietvet
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As noted in my responses the noise level at RooBar is energetic. That being said, RooBar is great for a single couple or with a bunch of friends. The service is always top notch as is the food. The menu has something for every taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, once again
    joseph
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a group of eight. Service was outstanding the food was good and creative and the overall scene was fun and lively. Recommend it for dates as well as groups of diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    Yoshi
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    the food at food bar is consistently great and the service is always the best. Tucked away from the tourist area, Roo Bar is perfect for the locals in the Plymouth area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Good
    Patty
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I am always happy to eat here. The food and service are always well done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun with friends
    Alpacalovers
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Booth in bar area good for conversation. We have tried the main dining room twice, but tables are close and the room gets noisey. Food is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediodre
    applestrudel
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our party of 6 was seated promptly in the area we requested. We ordered Drinks and food. After a long wait for our food, we were informed that the waitress forgot to put in one of the orders. Once we got our order we found everything to be bland. Very disappointing
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Desert
    Lsdstar
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Your deserts are one of my favorites. Work out a deal on a pastry chef
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    CaptainX3
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was great. Menu each bit limited with a few specials. We were seated in a corner so the waitress paid less attention to us than she did to tables nearer the center so we had to wait for water refills and to get and pay our check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service
    mlmart
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've been to Roo Bar twice, and enjoyed both meals. Scallops were excellent... so tender and sweet. Price was reasonable considering the quality of the food. Wait staff were excellent. The only down side is it is a bit noisy, but that should not prevent you from trying Roo Bar. We will definately go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • traveling4some
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Gracious welcome by host. Pleasant, smiling waitstaff. The food was certainly the star. The fellows totally enjoyed the meatloaf while us girls savored the pork and fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Roobar!
    Borderhill
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We always have a wonderful meal here. The bar area is perfect for a quiet intimate dinner. It's our 'special place' for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    Alex
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We thought the restaurant was okay. Nothing special. Food was good, location and ambiance was not very good. Expensive for what it is.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for dinner and drinks
    Gloria
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ended up sitting at the bar and there were 4 of us. Great service and great conversation with the staff. The Manager was very nice an accomadating with us choosing to sit at the bar.. Great guy (forgot his name)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Cosmo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We read mixed reviews and were a little hesitant. I can't say enough about the great service and food. I had the scallops saltinbocca and my husband had the meatloaf. We also had the crab cake appetizer and the peanut butter bomb for dessert . All highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    aj02
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This is one of my two favorite places to eat in Plymouth. The food is always perfection, service is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Cindi104
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place is a five star in my book. We met 5 friends there and they sat us right on time. We had reservations which for a Saturday night I highly recommend. Food & service were great. I highly reccomend the Scallops Saltenbocca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    TasteBud
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our experience at RooBar was very good overall. The food selection was good, and the preparation was outstanding. Plating was very well done. The appetizers were delicious and fun; and their artisan pizzas, cooked in a wood-fired oven were fantastic. The service there was the best I've experienced in a very long time. We sat at the Pizza Bar, and we were able to watch both the main grilling/cooking area as well as the action at and around the wood-fired oven. The only drawback is that the restaurant is in a GIANT space, and even the smallest sounds reverberate everywhere. We were there late on a Sunday evening, so it wasn't packed, but because of the acoustics, it sounded like it. I would highly recommend, even with the sound issue.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food....I'll take a pass
    Boston
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were in Plymouth to see a movie at the Plimoth Cinema. Roobar is family fare, and pretty mediocre at that. The teriyaki lo mein appetizer brought my husband back to his boyhood days of ChefBoyardee. The calamari/chorizo appetizer was decent, attempting to do a Portuguese variation. The fig/prosciutto/goat cheese pizza was so sweet, we brought it home for our son to eat for his dessert. And the burger was on a brioche bun that my husband put aside on the plate (the bakery items, including the bread were not great...the dipping oil was good however). He ate the burger, but it was certainly nothing special and over-cooked. Maybe we ordered clunkers, but I am glad from what we ate that we were not hungry enough for the $20-$30 entrees.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Pia9
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Wonderful selection of gluten free items! It is very rare that I can look on a menu and have a wide selection of things to eat since I am gluten free. The scallops were amazing! My family enjoyed the fish and surf and Turk. My son loved his Mac and cheese.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza and good seafood
    Molly18
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    On a busy Saturday night in summer I was able to make a reservation at the last minute- which had me worried - but RooBar was as good as advertised: friendly service, fresh seafood well prepared, a varied menu - we ordered entrees from a salad, to pizza, to a lobster ravioli to shellfish and all were good and fairly priced. A good wood fires piZZA PLACE!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    Tonygeno
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food at Roobar is consistently excellent, service very good and the ambience has a hip, industrial feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cirith
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I attended with my parents, husband and 3 children to celebrate my parents' 45th anniversary. Everyone enjoyed the experience. I had the chicken Marsala, and it was very tender with surprisingly good gnocci. My dad really enjoyed the beef short ribs and found the portion was generous with very flavorful sauce. My mother enjoyed the swordfish, and my husband was thrilled with his scallop and bacon pizza. The kids were happy too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service spotty
    AboutTown
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first trip to Roo Bar and we were all very pleased with our meals, which varied from salmon to pizza. The food was excellent. The service, however, was weird. Our waitress was attentive in a hit-or-miss sort of way - we'd see her 3 times in 10 minutes, but when we wanted an additional round of drinks she was nowhere to be found. And, our meals came too fast. (How often do you hear that as a complaint.) We had alotted 90 minutes for a meal before a show and we had our dinners in front of us about 20 minutes after we sat down. But, having said all that, I would definitely go back to Roo Bar when I'm next in Plymouth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good experience start to finish
    joseph
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    RooBar has been around for about seven years but because its off the beaten path location and minimal advertising I had not heard much about it. My wife and I were first time diners this week and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was prepared in an original fashion, the service was very good and the restaurant was attractive outside and in. I highly recommend this restaurant for almost every occasion and I can see it becoming a regular dining spot for our family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It may be tucked away in an office park, but worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked away, but worth a visit
    foodislove
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I booked dinner here for my husband's birthday, with 10 of our friends/family, including two kids. The location is in a near deserted shopping center that looks like it used to be a hub of the neighborhood. The only thing that seems worth going to there now is Roo Bar! Once inside, though, the atmosphere is very nice, and the brick oven means the pizza will be good. Between us all, we all sampled a good amount of the menu. The pizzas were, indeed, great, as was the chicken chili, but the clam chowder was thin and not up to East Coast par, and the birthday boy's prix fixe meal seemed lacking. It was a small portion -- just two shrimp and a small piece of steak in his surf and turf. Service was pleasant and fairly consistent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    CarlM
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have gone here often. This weekend our son was visiting and he likes it also. There is something on the menu for every taste. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    firstmate
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Love the rustic environment, with a touch of class. The subtle woodsmoke smell nice. We will definately return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First-Timers will be back!
    LuvinRoo
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Went the other night for the first time and had a delicious dinner! Our entree choices were the pork chop, Roo burger, prosciutto and mushroom pasta, and the beet and goat cheese salad with scallops...all perfect, not one complaint! My friends and I will definitely be back to try more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    PartyOfChristine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went here on a Saturday night. Nice atmosphere, sat near the open stone ovens, noise level was normal & it was nice to not be sitting on top of everyone else for a change. My only disappointment was that pesto arancinis are listed on the menu online but were not on the menu when we got there. Tasty bread, generous wine servings. Had the seared tuna appetizer which was tasty & appropriately sized. Entrees - filet and blackened scallops - both tasty, decently sized portions. Not knock-your-socks-off good but solid. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent!
    MaineBigDaddyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    RooBar is Consistent, the food is good, the service is very good. Nice atmosphere and very kid friendly. That being said there is nothing on the menu that says WOW! But that is ok, you need a good 'go to' place for consistency. Many more fancy and adventuresome places lack on the consistency factor. The only complaint I have is that the wine list is very short, maybe it is not that big a seller for them, but a more diverse list would be appreciated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plymouth RooBar
    CarlM
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We go here frequently on our own. This time we took out-of-town guest and, as we expected, everyone a great time. The food was good as was the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for dinner with friends...
    tomkat
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I went with a friend for dinner on a Friday night. The food was excellent (tho they brought me the wrong plate first); well prepared and presented. The wine was good and service was excellent. It was nice to be able to have a good meal and conversation at the same time, with no Keno or television screen in sight. We've been several times and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very enjoyable meal
    justmyops
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    very friendly graders and excellent wait staff. all of our entrees were very well prepared. Drinks and raw bar were excellent. The only item that came up a little short was the clam chowder which we found to be somewhat bland and in need of more clams. Overall all a very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.