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Meaning soul or spirit, ROOH brings the spirit of India to Chicago through the restaurant experience. Renowned Executive Chef, Sujan Sarkar, delicately balances rich traditional flavors with fresh local ingredients prepared with international techniques and inspirations.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
It was OK.. had high expectations.. the cocktails was bull.. the food was OK but over priced
Excellent host and communication on reservation, thanks to Ryder!
Fabulous food and drinks.
Server seemed to have more than he could handle.
The food and service at Rooh was phenomenal. Highly recommend doing the culinary journey.
We had a fantastic first experience at Rooh and plan on going back often! We are all big Indian food lovers, but this took it to another level! Everything was outstanding!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Rooh- from the service to the food & drinks, everything was spot on! The host gave us the option of dining in one of two outdoor tents, and we were perfectly comfortable in the infrared heated dome with jackets on. We split the papad sampler and chili cheese kulcha to start, with butter chicken and tandoori cauliflower for mains. Everything was so delicious that we ordered pickup the very next night to eat at home! Our server was also fantastic and offered great recommendations throughout the evening. This was only the second time we've dined out at a restaurant this year due to the pandemic (we've ordered a lot of carryout and delivery instead) and Rooh was the perfect place for a special birthday dinner.
Food and service here is great! Get the Pink City Cocktail and if you start with a small plate, get the pork belly!
Best brunch ever!
YES! We appreciate this review as we worked closely with Chef to find the best dishes we could offer for Brunch. We look forward to sharing our 2021 brunch menu soon. Till then, please continue to support us with take-out orders and visit our new tent for a winter wonderland.
OMG the food was divine! The best I’ve had in a while. My fiancé and I went for the first time to celebrate his birthday and all the staff members knew and would come by to wish him making his day extra special without even having to ask them to do so. This place is a must try! I will definitely be going back!
PriyankaP, First, we appreciate you picking Rooh to celebrate your fiancés birthday. Second, congratulations on your engagement. Lastly, thank you for this review, our team has been working hard with the continued restrictions, changes and our culinary team is out of this world. We promise to keep doing what we are doing if you promise to come back soon, maybe for your anniversary (wink) CHEERS and THANK YOU again.
I’m a vegan so the food everything to me very classy & good
JabariF, Thank you for your review, we pride ourselves on ensuring that we have great vegan options. Knowing that you enjoyed everything and provided us with 5-stars across the board made everyone on the team feel good about what we are doing. More vegan dishes in the work - stay tuned.
Extraordinary meal; inventive food; outstanding service- “Ola”. Thank you for hosting a beautiful night for me and my daughter.
Sorry to say but no grilled food on the menu.
Butter chicken was mixed with potatoes.
Ambience was old .
They should change seats to some elegant sitting.
Being from India it seemed like having dinner at some third class restaurant in the village .
Service was good .Food was terrible
Wonderful meal and good service. Nice precautions and felt safe. It was quite expensive but we are glad to help during this challenging time.
ChristineR - Thank you for dining with us during these times. We want to ensure our guests and team members all feel safe, glad that you felt that way. We will be looking at our pricing for 2021 and appreciate your honest feedback and for helping us during these very challenging times. We could not do it without our guests. Hope to have you back soon.
Apsoluty an amazing dinner! Food was amazing but definitely wish we had ordered one more main dish!
We’ll be back!
Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing service. (Just remember to lock the deadbolt when peeing, the bottom locks dont work in the upstairs restrooms 🤣)
Unbelievable food! Seriously in the top 3 restaurants in Chicago with some of the best food we’ve ever had. Highly recommend the sweet potato chaat and you absolutely cannot pass on the butter chicken and the garlic naan. Can’t wait to come back soon!
We had a great time as always and the food was amazing!
It was honestly impressive
Outstanding food. However, we weren't to thrilled with the service. The male host for Sunday brunch was a jerk, was rude and dismissive. Outdoors on a hot day, no one brought out water. Dirty water glasses with lipstick stains. And our food took about 45 mins to come out after ordering, which is weird when it's a prix fixe brunch menu with limited dishes. But the food was really fantastic (except the cucumbers and and mac and cheese, for which the kitchen forgot to salt them). They told us someone called in sick, but no apologies made, and no gestures offered.
Food is really good but too expensive.There is surcharge of 4% for Covid which is ridiculous.Why customer needs to pay for covid surcharge above food price, taxes and tip.
An explosion of flavors and a must try! This place is awesome! Tried the Sampler, Andhra Chicken Pepper Fry, Lamb Keema Hyderabadi, Butter Chicken, and Toasted Milk Ice Cream. You won’t be disappointed!!!
Fantastic food and service. Great outdoor dining.
Delicious food and wonderful service and generous portions for brunch menu
This was our first time at ROOH, and we will definitely be back. Everything was absolutely delicious, and Ryder took incredible care of us. And the cocktails? Unreal. Thank you for a dynamite evening!
One of the best meals I’ve had in the city! My new fav place to eat!
Amazing food and great service. Chairs were extremely uncomfortable though.
Fantastic experience...the flavors were amazing and the service was exceptional. Very Covid friendly, temp checks, masks, gloves and all surfaces sanitized regularly. The patio is comfortable and shaded. One of the best restaurants in Chicago. HIGHLY recommend even for those not familiar with India cuisine. Enjoy!!
Best restaurant in West Loop right now! This is our third time there after trying Rooh for taking out during lockdown this spring and becoming absolutely obsessed. The outdoor area is wonderful, i hope it is a permanent fixture post covid, and they take the rules around social distancing and obsessive hygiene very seriously. I feel the safest at Rooh out of all west loop restaurants. The service is wonderful, we had the same waitress as last time and she did a lovey job. The food is absolutely outstanding and the wine selection is high quality yet reasonably priced. The avocado and green chickpea khul is the perfect summertime starter and the jackfruit cutlet is to die for with the curry it comes with! The butter chicken is, as always, absolutely unbelievably delicious and the garlic naan seals the deal, making it the yummiest meal ever! We always got naan with the butter chicken to go over quarantine and now getting the garlic naan freshly made just puts the dish over the edge and makes it absolutely perfect. We were so full that we couldn’t try dessert but hopefully will save room next time. That garlic naan w the butter chicken though... it is SO GOOD!!! It’s quite rich so for two people and w two small plates as starters splitting it is more than enough, but i could eat just the butter chicken with garlic naan for days and days!! We absolutely love Rooh and it has quickly become our go to spot in west loop. We will obviously be returning ASAP!
Good restaurants, such as Rooh, are competent and continue to excel not only with their menu, ambience, but also impeccable attention to service. The menu is excellent in terms of creativity, h/t to the creative team in the kitchen, and staff are diligent and attentive to all areas. As an example, and a small observation at best but still important, as I was to enter the restaurant for a bio break, the young server ahead of me was about to close the door behind her, but as she turned and noticed my approaching the door, she paused to hold the door open. Now many places may not do this but the mere fact that it occurred at Rooh goes to show how much attention to detail is paid by the leadership team, the management team to enhance what would be otherwise a routine experience. Keep up the good work!
Great experience - amazing location, food, and drinks!
Great service and good social distancing experience. Awesome food!
great socially distant spot in the west loop following all the rules! yummy food too!
Food was awesome! Best Indian food I’ve had in the city—we will definitely be returning. Loved every single thing we tried and the happy hour drinks were great too!
The seating arrangement/patio dining area was perfect with social distancing. The staff wore masks and gloves while serving. The server was kind of soft spoken and hard to hear with the mask on. Other than that the overall experience (food, service, atmosphere) was great!
I wish I had more opportunities to support the owner of Rooh during the Pandemic. I had dined with Rooh a number of times prior to COVID, and the food was delicious and the staff and owners were/are amazing. During the pandemic, the owner donated thousands of dollars worth of food to hospitals and health care professionals for the work that they were doing to take care of sick patients. I love supporting establishments like Rooh--kind-hearted, great people who serve up fantastic food and drinks. I am looking forward to dining with Rooh again...on the patio or post pandemic indoors. The space is beautiful. The private room downstairs is perfect for a small group of family or friends looking to celebrate.
We feel special that this was your first review, thank you! Your words meant so much to our team, we are still serving our community and those in need. We could not do it without the support of our guests, from to-go orders to those dinning outside in our tents. We look forward to having you join us again soon - our fingers crossed soon we can all enjoy a meal inside our beautiful restaurant, till then we have brought the hospitality outside. Thank you again - stay safe and healthy
This restaurant is a must visit in Chicago. Wonderful service and the curated music is spot on. One dish right after the other was better than the one before it. I highly recommend the saffron ice cream. Doesn’t sound like it’s gonna be as delicious as it is, but it doesn’t disappoint. Great for groups as well as a first date.