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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 4, 2012

Great food and service. Not too pricey for what is delivered. Cool place with nice ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 30, 2012

Server was nice but too many tables!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 19, 2012

The food and ambience was excellent! The server was inexperienced and unprofessional. She put a damper on our overall experience. If I was guaranteed that we had a different server, we would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 2, 2012

We are regulars and don't plan to stray as we always have great food and a good time at the Rokerij.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 1, 2012

We were on vacation and told to check it out. We went for Sunday brunch before heading to the zoo. It was great. The food was excellent and we liked the atmosphere. Would definitely tell people to eat there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Actually sat in Richardsons. Why isn't that listed on Open Table?
Regardless, took my brother from out of town to show off this gem.
Mary waited on us & was fab. Gave us great recommendations.
Food is consistently good.
Love the smoked mozzarella & shrimp wood fire pizza.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Rokerji has amazing food. Their service can be slow as it seems they need to staff up a bit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2012

In the past I have always loved Richardson's! However, this particular experience left much to be desired, as our server was not the least bit friendly nor helpful.

While they were rebuilding, we ate at Rokerij and they happily offered to make the chicken cordon bleu dinner item. They weren't sure why it was taken off the menu, as it was a popular item, but suggested asking for this on future visits, as it wouldn't be problematic for the chefs to prepare.

On this visit, the server said the chefs wouldn't honor the request, even with similar menue ingredients available. As well, the jalapeno hollandaise sauce on the Santa Fe chicken was completely bland and flavorless. Overall, dissapointing service and food, which is unusual!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 27, 2012

first time on new patio, nice but seats very uncomfortable.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 25, 2012

Great food, but service was lacking. We went on a Sunday night and were scolded for only having 3 of our original party of 4 in attendance (one cancelled at the last minute). We were told, it's okay for Sunday, but if it happened on another night, we would be put to the end of the wait list. Also, although it wasn't crowded, our food took a really long time. So long that when the waitress came by to ask how our appetizers were, we had to tell her that we still hadn't recieved it yet (something she should have realized). Fortunately, we weren't in a rush and had time to wait for the food, that was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 20, 2012

Didn't understand the Richardson / Rokerij concept. The service was fine- we had Heather. We had made a reservation. Had to wait a bit to be seated. We were told we could order off of one menu, but not the other. No explanation was given. The noise was ridiculous. Between the kitchen noise (banging plates), and the tables of VERY loud guests, and music being played, we could not hear our table conversation. The food was ok, Ahi Tuna was over cooked. Loved the green pepper potato... Delicious.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 18, 2012

Love the dining room decor and fireplace! Food was great as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 17, 2012

Had a wonderful dining experience with friends. Food was wonderful and service was very good. I love the ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 16, 2012

Love this place. Best atmosphere anywhere.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 13, 2012

The ambiance was amazing but the kitchen seemed off on the Tuesday night I was there. The food came out at different times; my potato was not delivered until after most of the meal was consumed; and my dining partner's fish was served long after the veggies were (which threw off the pace of the meal). I will be quick to return to see if we merely hit an off night.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2012

This restaurant came highly recommended by our son but my husband ordered the ahi tuna and after a few bites wouldn't eat the rest and that's not like him. My dish was just ok. I had shrimp wrapped with bacon from the Richardson's menu. The shrimp was pretty good but did't care for the flavor of the rice and beans. It was a bit noisy but that would have been ok if the food was better.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 9, 2012

Great, but they won't split food...unlike other nice places like Mastro's, Cartwright's, Tonto's, Beckett's Table just a name a few. We order appetizers, salad or soup, sides if not included and typically 2 very nice bottles of wine just for the two of us. The bill is never cheap! We'd rather be charged a split fee than not given the option. The meals are so large that one really is enough for 2 people. Especially if you want to enjoy an appetizer, salad, etc. If we come back it will only be for lunch where we just grab a quick burger.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 9, 2012

We sat outside on the new patio that connects Rokerij and Richardson's. The patio is absolutely beautiful. You're able to get both menus on the patio.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 27, 2012

We ate at Richadson's, great as always

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 24, 2012

Specify which resturant you want to dine at regardless of which you make your reservation with. I reserved for Rokerij and was seated at Richardson, then the host made me feel like I should have known better when it was not indicated on my Open Table App.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 18, 2012

This was an awesome experience. With the two levels, courtyard, and second building, there is something for everyone! Must do again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2012

Wonderful New Mexico food. Great for brunch, if that's the kind of food you want.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 29, 2012

We had a great experience and will recommend to others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Outstanding as always! I love this place!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 23, 2012

great for our group of 8 people, in the private room. Otherwise, thought it would've been too noisy outside our room

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2012

The New Mexican Chile on the Richardson's menu is some of the best in town. Both the red and green have wonderful flavor. I highly recommend checking them out on Tuesday when the soup is posole verde. It was amazing!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2012

It is not a good value for the money. The portions are small, especially the supposed "two for one" where the paltry side dishes make it a rip off.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Rokerij/Richardsons has been a favorite of ours for years!! We took our out of town guests here and they fell in love and have to go back every time they are in town! The manager was was very friendly and took us on a tour of the almost ready new Richardsons. Great food, great service and wonderful experience!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2012

I had been to the Rokerji dozens of times before and it WAS my favorite restaurant. However, my visit on January 8th with my family for my birthday was absolutely terrible. My sister had to send back her entree as her steak was rare (and she asked for medium well) and when they brought it back it was like a piece of charcol. She had aksed for no bacon on her shrimp and when they realized they had put bacon on it all they did was remove the bacon so the shrimp still tasted like bacon. My father's hamburger came out on a modly bun and when he discovered the mold and alerted our serve all they did was take the same burger patty (which he had taken a bit out of) and put it on a different bun.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2012

We had a 7:30 reservation. Did not get seated until almost 8:30. Wait staff was not attentive. The food did not arrive all at once. The food was very good. But was overshadowed by all the other issues.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2012

Great food, great atmosphere and excellent service!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Phoenix - great food, service, and ambiance. I always order off the Richardson's menu - unique New Mexican food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Our New Year's Eve dinner at the Rokerij was outstanding! We have had many mediocre New Year's Eve dinners out, so we were skeptical after making our reservation ... but on the busiest restaurant night of the year, the Rokerij delivered great service and even more fantastic food. The Prime Rib and Filet Mignon were cut-with-a-fork, Chicken Schnitzel was delicious, and our sides of mashed potatoes, roasted corn, and bock choy were awesome. The only thing that was slightly less than perfect was our appetizer which was very spicy even though the menu description did not mention spicy ingredients. Can't wait to return, we will be return guests for life!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2011

There were four in our lunch party and we each ordered something different from the Richardson's menu. Every meal was excellent! Margaritas were sublime with Patron Silver!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2011

Food was outstanding. Full, interesting menu. Flatbread and veal chop were highlights. Waitress was gifted. Only negative is that we waited until 7:35PM for our 7AM reservation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2011

Rokerij was recommended by a friend who says this is one of her favorite restaurants. It lived up to our expectations. The food was great and so was the service. We were there on a busy night. We were seated as soon as we arrived. The wait staff was attentive, we did not feel rushed or neglected.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2011

This was the first time Rokerji has disappointed me. The service was very slow; drinks were delivered one at a time, with one person not receiving their drink until asking 2 or 3 times, and it was delivered after the food was served. The meals came out one at a time, with maybe 5 minutes between servings. The food was not up to par; the zest usually found in your dishes was missing. A very, very disappointing experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 26, 2011

We arrived 20 minutes early, and our table was already prepared and waiting for us. The host addressed me by my name and shook my hand. Nice. Our requested table near the fireplace was fabulous. I ordered off the Richardson's New Mexican menu. Other 3 in our party ordered various varieties of fish. Food was above average. Good wine list. Very nice restaurant. Negatives...the booth sitting was a little strange as the back of the seating was far from my back and provided no support, despite having a variety of pillows there. I had a back ache after dinner. Also, after we paid the check, we still had wine to drink, but no one ever came back to fill our waters. We had to get up and ask for some more water from the host.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2011

Love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2011

I have been to Rokerij many times and introduced many new people to it as was the case this time. The new people loved it and said they would be going there again. Hooray for Rojerij!

Tags: Hot Spot
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