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About 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.

6335 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00 pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Maryland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 287-8900

Website:
http://www.richardsonsnm.com/

Parking Details:
No valet service. Self parking available in large , well lit private parking lot.

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

6335 N 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Rokerij Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Bar Seating (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Romantic (15)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Casual (12)
Fun (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Spicy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Great evening with friends and Perry was terrific. Sitting downstairs in the bar is fantastic.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was great, drinks were what you ask for. Would do this again..and again..and again. with drinks bill was 100 bucks a head so not cheap but not crazy either. Go you will enjoy it.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Our food & service was suburb!!! Tana is the best!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Love the atmosphere at the Rokerij! Sadly the staff in the lower bar area where just not pleasant. Our food took about 2 hours to make it to the table however once it was there the meal was outstanding. I had the prime rib and there was enough for 4 more dinners. I will go again next time I am in town to see if I just caught the staff on an off night!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Service was abysmal our waitress came to the table twice at the most. Didn't get me a second glass of wine after I asked for it. Never checked on the food, and the food was mediocre at best.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We went here on the recommendation of a local. (It's there favorite place) We were not disappointed. We sat downstairs in a both with a party of 5. The cellar is the place to be. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was spot on. This place is the whole package.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Love the smell! Great food. Love the Chimayo Chicken!!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Excellent as always, one of my favorite places to gather with special friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Can't say enough great things about the food and our waitress was awesome. However it was so HOT inside it made dinner unbearable. We asked for AC they opened doors across the room which we felt like only made the heat kick on as it got hotter. Other 2 tables near us complained too and no management intervention at all... it honestly killed the mood...

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Always have had great food and experiences here. Tonight was just an off night.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Highly recommend for those who like speakeasys. Was able to get a table downstairs which you enter through the staircase in the kitchen. food and vibe was awesome.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Started 2017 off right with the family.... We had an amazing meal of green chili tamales, bacon Dutch pancakes and chipotle brisket and eggs. Plus, I enjoyed a pink grapefruit mimosa. We were the only people there and the bartender played 80s alternative tunes. It was a heavenly time. Happy New Year!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2016

There's nothing that is not exceptional on that menu.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 27, 2016

We take my wife's family there each time we visit. Hard to complain about the ambience. Very enjoyable. The food was mostly excellent - sides, NY strip and sirloin - but the prime rib disappointed (not as tender as my mother in-law wished it would) and my wife's arctic char was too dry and salty. Looked like they were short-staffed at the bar because our Manhattans took too long but were eventually made by our server. (We happened to go again the next night and the Manhattans were much better.)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2016

I love this restaurant but this visit was not so great. A few drink options were not available. Martinis were served in regular glasses. A cold burst of air from a door opening would drift past us. A disappointing meal.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The food as usual was delicious.

The service was severely lacking during this visit. At least four times we had the wrong food delivered to our table, and I think I waited about 25 minutes for my non-alcoholic beer. I went with my son and daughter, my fiancé, and my son's girlfriend for a cozy Christmas Eve dinner and I left rather disappointed. The only saving grace to the evening was the quality of the food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Rokerij is a great place to take out-of-towners. It has a varied Southwest menu that is unique. There are spicy and mild choices for entrees and the draft beers are varied and unique as well. The wine selection has a choice by the glass for everyone. Suggest that reservations are always made since it is a popular restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2016

It amazes me that these guys always are on point - great food, fun environment and friendly service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Outstanding all the way around!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2016

I love this place. The underground bar is cozy with the fireplace for winter, and cool in summer. Unique place, every out of towner I have taken here loves it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Wonderful, thx for sesting by fire xx

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 11, 2016

This "4 star" restaurant was the absolute worst experience that myself and more specifically my family has ever experienced from a restaurant that is so highly regarded and recommended as one of the best in the Phoenix area. The Manager , Greg or Craig , was not the least bit interested in the fact that not only were our sides not brought out at the same time as our meals but the surf and turf which included king crab legs was brought out with a shrimp substitution . Our server Annie did not address it until we did. $45.00 for steak and shrimp??? Really. She then explained that they ran out of king crab legs and they would adjust the bill. We were not interested in adjusting the bill, we just simply wanted what we ordered. My daughter ordered salmon with the Sauce that it came with on the side. Yet they still put the sauce not only on top of the salmon but also on the side. Again, when addressed, they simply had no reasonable response. Rather they blamed it on the kitchen explaining "the kitchen made the error". The restaurant wasn't even at 20% capacity and we were not checked on at all during our meal, with the exception of bringing out water . Ironically that wasn't even handled properly. The person said they cannot pour the water for us as it's against company policy. What is that about? The manager had never come to our table at any point to address any of these concerns. It wasn't only until I asked to speak to a manager privately that I had an opportunity to discuss what had happened. He had nothing to say except "sorry you will not be returning to our restaurant." And that's exactly what I told him, I will never in my life come back to this restaurant or recommend their restaurant to any other friend or business associate . And to add insult to injury, the bill was never adjusted. The server, Annie , told my wife (on her birthday) in response to why the bill was not adjusted after she said that she would, " I forgot " . Worst ever

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Funny that I received this email to review since we were told we had no reservations! We come here often and we have always had great service but this visit was not a good experience. Our server seemed very put out and when I pulled up our reservation on my phone the host just walked away. He came back a couple minutes later and we had to ask if they were going to be able to seat us. Luckily they could as we were a party of six.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2016

This place was packed, so we were lucky to grab a reservation via Open Table, had we just shown up we would have been turned away. Our server was pleasant and energetic, but we had a few errors. My husband ordered the NY Strip and the server came back 20 minutes later to say that the strip was sold out but they had Porterhouses still - over a $20 difference. My husband was looking forward to the steak, so he went ahead and ordered it, and the steak was perfectly cooked. But why did it take 20 minutes to tell us they didn't have NY strips left? We also received the wrong entrees from a different server and then a side several minutes before the correct entrees arrived. When the bill arrived we were charged incorrectly for one of our entrees and $5 for bread. When you are paying $65 for a steak you shouldn't be charged for table bread. I think they are so popular they can treat the patrons however they want. I would rather go to Capital Grille for that much $$$.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2016

The food is very good. You're only as good as the person that serves you though. Did not have good service. Creative menu so there is a lot to choose from. Little bit noisy because of the open concept so be prepared to bring your best outdoor voice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2016

it is a great meal always top notch. always feel comfortable ordering different things knowing it will be well prepared and tasty.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2016

exceptional seafood offerings with new mexico twist. one of the best fresh halibut dishes ever.
fun atmosphere. very good margarita. first time back in a few years but will be back soon.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was great but the service was terrible. Server had no idea about the menu and was never around the table. Didn't give us waters, wouldn't split a check at the end but said if we figured out the math he would split it up on the cards(makes sense right??).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Last Thursday, 11/10/16 we had an Open Table reservation for 4 people at 6:45pm for my friends Birthday. We were going for a dinner that we would be talking about for times to come, and that is exactly what we got. The only problem is, is that our meal was terrible. The meals that we ordered was the Filet, Halibut, Prime NY and the 20oz Porterhouse. The Halibut and Filet were exceptional but the Prime NY was cooked properly but was exceedingly tough. More than half of the steak was left on the plate to be discarded. The 20oz Porterhouse should have never been added as a special. The steak was so thin that it should have been an embarrassment for your restaurant to even serve.

On a more positive note, the brussel sprouts, Richardsons potato, asparagus and the mashed potatoes were superb as well as the creme brûlée. The ambiance of your restaurant was just what we were looking for as well.

In conclusion, we got together for dinner last night and couldn't stop talking about our experience at your restaurant and we felt compelled to communicate this with you.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2016

I love this place!!!! The ambiance of the underground bar is so unique...nice and cool in the summer months and cozy and charming in the winter months with the fireplace. My choice for taking out of town guests out for dinner or drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2016

We had a very nice meal with excellent service. Our server was very helpful with food suggestions and descriptions of the wines offered.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2016

This is hands down my favorite restaurant in Arizona. I am an AZ native and have been lucky enough to visit a good number of the nice restaurants here and Rokerij wins.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2016

We love the ambiance and the food is delicious.
Our waitress (bartender) was delightful. (Stella)

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2016

I had the chorizo stuffed pork chop and it was great. My pescatarian fiancé and my father had trout which looked and tasted great as well.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Love the neighborhood feel and cozy atmosphere. Downstairs is really cozy; however, the music down there was unacceptably loud for any kind of conversation. Upstairs was much more mellow, and our group had no issues enjoying a nice evening and good conversation. Our Server, Stephanie, was superb. Very knowledgeable with everything there on the menu, and gave us time to relax and enjoy the evening. As usual, the food was creative and fun. Maybe they could lighten up a little on the tomato sauce that they use on the Osso Buco. Otherwise, it was excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Spicy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Excellent Meal, Service, and ambiance. Special Occassion, had a great time, food was beyond excellent.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2016

I love this place everything that I have tasted is delicious .

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The Halibut was cold when served..........the enchilada was burnt.............our out-of-town friends that we invited were very disappointed. Difficult to complain; our server seldom had time to speak with us. Can't say we'll be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Wonderful food, one of my favorites!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Staff in the Cellar were spot on. Busy in Rokerij dinning room. Water should be service 101. Food was delicious. Waiter very knowledgeable on wine choices and menu pairing.

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