W.G. Kitchen and Bar Rookwood
W.G. Kitchen and Bar Rookwood

W.G. Kitchen and Bar Rookwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wgkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 5138345712x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Jon Krestel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison & Edwards
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a shared parking lot in front of the restaurant. However, the easiest place to park is in the garage directly behind the restaurant. The second level is ground level and exits to a walkway that leads you to our patio.
A word from W.G. Kitchen and Bar Rookwood
WG Kitchen & Bar is a full service restaurant and bar featuring a 1500 label retail wine shop. Guests will enjoy our bistro style menu ranging from small plate appetizers (charcuterie, assorted cheeses, our family recipe meatballs and more) to full entrees (seafood, pasta, steak, lamb). We have 40+ wines available by the glass or, for the adventurous, by the flight, which is an individual wine tasting comprised of 4 wines in a specific category. We also carry 12+ craft/import/domestic bottled beers. And, finally, guests can enjoy one of our specialty cocktails or their preferred drink from our full bar.



Guests can enjoy excellent, full service at our bar or on our beautiful patio on a first come, first serve basis. OR you can make your reservation for our dining room now.
Either way, we can't wait to see you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
W.G. Kitchen and Bar Rookwood reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (45)good for groups (27)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (19)great for outdoor dining (16)romantic (12)great for lunch (10)special occasion (9)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Everything was great
    orla
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went here with another couple and everything each of us had was fantastic. We had a delicious bottle of wine and a really lovely server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luvlocal
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Return visit for us and we were not disappointed. Our server was very attentive and the food was very good. The chicken special was not as described by our server, but still very good. Likely the server was not properly informed. Small mistake but we didn't even say anything because it was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OTRLivingVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good food and good atmosphere. Nice place to go for most occasions. Great wine flights and wine to buy and take home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues to impress
    Casualdiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I have made this our 'go to' place when entertaining out of town guests. The food is varied, eclectic and very good. For the oenophiles, the wine selection is quite varied and priced VERY competitively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    anon
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was my 3rd time at W&G's Kitchen and the place continues to be a favorite. The server was knowledgable and friendly, and the food was excellent. Crisp fresh salad and good flavors - in house dressing was great. It was pretty empty when we were there for lunch on a Friday so I hope more people find out about it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised.
    biggie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My best friend has moved back home to Cinti., and we've been trying different restaurants. I just picked it randomly from my app., and I'm glad I did. Friendly service, Good fresh food, and the look of the place was really different with all the wine bottles. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lauren
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Loved the wine flights - well-priced and with good selections. Food complimented wine well. Would definitively return and often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie4yrs
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was not good. Needed seasonings particularly salt. None on the table had to ask. My wife had the lobster Mac & cheese. The sauce watery and again needed salt. Also $10 for a small glass of wine is a bit much!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a group of 8 with 6 different bills/tabs. Not only did the waiter/staff split entrees and salads that were shared by people, he also split the costs of those items on our respective bills without hesitation! That is outstanding service! It was a beautiful day so we ate outside. Most of the outdoor area has an overhead trellis that is covered with wisteria (or some vine). It made for a very nice shaded area (vs umbrellas).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Concept Well Executed
    Piqua41VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have returned here when we're again in Cincinnati because of the cool half wine bar and wine shoppe, half great restaurant concept. The wine flights were well-received and well-delivered (and happily drunk!). Nice menu, too. Give W.G. a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Evening
    emitchka
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great wine and small plates in a great atmosphere. Try to grab one of the private window tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable but check ingredients
    Foodaholic9871
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had an enjoyable evening but was bummed that when wanted to order the Brussel sprouts found out they were cooked in bacon fat which we can't eat. Most people assume vegetable side dishes are vegetarian as they should be...buyer beware here!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Siggy
    SIGMANVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A wonderful evening of fine ambience, delicious food, and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    lunchlady1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It took a very, very long time for our food to arrive which was surprising since there were very few tables for lunch. I ordered a hamburger - pink - and it was well done. I also ordered it with sautéed onions and there were very little of them on the burger. The server while not too attentive was very nice and deleted the cost of the burger as he said it was not the way I ordered itIt was disappointing because all the reviews on line were very glowing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Come for the wine stay for the food
    r61328
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great service, great, reasonably priced wine selection (free corkage on Mondays!) and the menu is excellent. We ordered four different entrees and all four were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    Katimack
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We go here on a regular basis as its in our neighborhood and close to get to for both lunch and/or dinner. I don't I've ever had a bad meal and the service is always great. We're usually recognized as regulars when we are there by servers and/or management, which makes it even more special, but they treat everyone well. The risotto is consistently perfectly cooked and there is a special risotto every day. The seafood cioppino (which is on the menu) is arguably the best I've ever had - it's got a great smoky, tomato-ey flavored risotto and the combination of scallops, clams, shrimp and mussels has great depth of flavor (and I don't even like mussels but I do in this dish!). Drooling just thinking about it...LOL. We love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Unfortunately our waiter was not the best. They were out of one of our entrees but were not told about it for 10-15 minutes after we ordered. That information should have been told to us much sooner. However, the chef & manager both spoke to us about it & we did receive a dessert to share.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Evening
    Lish
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I was entertaining associates from another location of our company and all three of them told me that the choice for dinner was excellent. We had a great time, great food and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    ACops
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was my second time dining at WG. It was great to sit outside. Later in the evening we could hear ukulele music from someone sitting near Starbucks. We could also hear fireworks from the Reds game. The service was slow, though. My husband really liked his pork. I was sad that they were sold out of risotto, and instead ordered the chicken Marsala. It was okay, not great. Didn't think the mashed potatoes or green beans tasted good. Bottle of wine ordered didn't seem to match taste of what we sampled.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK, wine a great deal
    GoodWineFairFood
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    had group of 10 people, mixed reviews on food & value; for instance, I had roasted red pepper bisque...had so much tomato base that it should have been called tomato soup with a touch of red pepper (was faint). Two colleagues had crab cakes, and the plates had a touch of sauce, which they liked, but was not enough...I had the dinner portion blackened / spicy scallops, which had 4 small scallops with little spice, a lot of red sauce, and a massive salad in the middle. Flavors versus descriptions and portions were odd. The positive - the wine choices were great for 2-4 people, less so for large groups
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the W.G. Kitchen and Bar Rookwood reviews archive.
  • Wine Guy
    Thomas
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great place for drinks and food. We went the small plate route and was not disappointed. For the amount of food we ordered and buying a full bottle of wine, it was very reasonable. Also, no corking fees on Mondays and Thursdays! If I lived closer I think I would be spending a lot of money at WG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jenny
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was wonderful! Service was great, choice of wine plentiful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back ~
    Sireatoutalot
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The atmosphere was great and the food was all very good. Loved the pita and dip they present to you when you first sit down - great idea rather than bread. It was hard to pick something from the menu because everything looked so good! Will definitely be back; I cant wait to try other menu options. The only con was our server was really slow :( at one point my husband had to go to the bar to get his own beer! Overall a great night though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    luv2vacaVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Enjoy this restaurant over and over. Fun to try the wine flights and the broad range of menu items to meet your taste buds for the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Toni
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The grilled salmon was excellent and the BBQ chicken flatbread (on a glutton flatbread) was so good, I have been craving it every since.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    dcox3
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The server was very knowledgable about the menu as well. Overall a great dining experience. I would have liked a few more vegetarian-friendly menu items though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine guy review
    foooood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was delicious, and the service was good. they really seemed to care if we enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine and food tastings
    seasoned
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    a We love the nice four glass wine tastes. You can buy full bottles at good prices for your table or take some home. Our group likes to buy items from each group and share. You get tastes and can try several unique items. Give WG a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great wine and happy hour
    Visitor
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We enjoyed our experience at WG. I can't believe we waited so long to try it. They have happy hour on Saturday evening. We sat at the bar and tasted a wine flight and had an appetizer before moving to a table for dinner. The Italian reds and Cabernets were both good choices. The food was outstanding. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great business lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Interesting dining choices and great presentation plus low noise level and plenty of table room to spread out files, etc., made this a perfect spot for a business lunch. Attentive and enthusiastic service, too. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but
    matt
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The waitress must have hed her cirst night. She took our order for the entree after the appetizer was cleared. The flight of wins is a great recommendation. I would not sit outside. All you look at is the parking lot. Tha bar looked nice but there were only four people at the bar and it looked a bit sad and lonely. There are no tvs in the bar that i saw. That's a plus. The chocolate lava cake is another recommendation. Thw waitress was nice enough.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time!
    Lish
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This is a great place for a girls' night or even an after-work event. The wine is great. The menu has enough variety but isn't complicated. The prices are reasonable and the service is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WG Kitchen Great for Easter morning
    DadDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had a wonderful experience at WG - our first visit there! Easter Brunch was fantastic. Prices/value were great, served in a nice quiet atmosphere. While my son enjoyed a normal seafood dish that was fantastic, I enjoyed eggs/steak medallions that were prepared extremely well and a real value. Definitely we will come back again to WG!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun experience!
    ljk367
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We sat at the bar, initially for pre-dinner drinks but were so comfortable we stayed for dinner. Great atmosphere!! The wine flights are a fun way (and cheap during happy hour) to try several wines in one sitting. While the wine menu says the 4 tastings total 1.6 glasses of wine I'd say it was closer to 2 glasses, all for $9 (HH price). We enjoyed splitting each course, appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. We both left comfortably full and the bill was quite reasonable. We will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Dinner
    thefoxes
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had a very nice dinner, very nice wine in a nice setting. What else do you look for?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Night
    DiJo
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I recently visited WG on Friday evening. While we were not able to have a seat on the lovely patio, we did enjoy a delightful evening in the spacious restaurant. My 2 companions and I shared 3 small plates and a large fresh salad. All the selections were presented in a most pleasing fashion, there was more than enough to share, and we all enjoyed the terrific taste combinations. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WG Experience
    Carol
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We have dined @ W G Kitchen about a half dozen times and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time. Great food, great service...we always leave feeling so glad we came. One of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neighbor restaurant.
    Grif
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food and service was good. Great salads. Very noisy. It was hard to have conversation with our table of 4. No beer on tap. Good selection of wines. Our server let us taste some wines before we ordered as we never heard of some of them. Would go back but not rushing. Parking was a problem.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it!
    Tracy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great service, food and gluten free menu. I will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at the Kitchen
    Mick
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was my first visit to W.G. Kitchen in Rookwood and I was surprised with the excellent service. It is a casual restaurant with 5 star service. The menu has a nice blend of dishes and it not too large. The food was excellent and worth a return visit. The only drawback was that it was a little too loud which had it hard to communicate with the person at the table with me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.