UPDATE ~ As of December 2016 the Rookwood is closed.  I’m eager to see what becomes of this unique space!The Rookwood

This summer I had the occasion to spend an evening with some truly remarkable women.  Two generations of women from my mom’s side of the family got together for dinner and to catch up without the distraction of our menfolk and small children.  Before our dinner at the Rookwood we started the evening at Rheingeist Brewery for pre-dinner libations and gourmet mini-cheesecakes from Scratch Hand Crafted Desserts (dessert before dinner!).

After cocktail hour we moved on to The Rookwood in Mount Adams for a feast of a dinner.  We shared some really interesting appetizers before ordering our meal and everyone seemed really happy with their choices.  I took some pictures of the dishes on the table to whet your appetite, but it should be noted that the menu at the Rookwood changes from time to time so that they can use foods that are fresh and in season.  They use many locally sourced ingredients as well.  Whenever we go I find the menu items creatively concocted and I always have a hard time pinning down exactly what I want to eat.  If you are looking for a unique place to dine in Cincinnati then head to this historic landmark high on the hill overlooking the city.

Dinner at the Rookwood:

Bruschetta (the toppings vary each day):

The Rookwood Bruschetta

Devilish Eggs:

The Rookwood Devilish Eggs

Hanky Pankys:

The Rookwood Dressed Hanky Pankys

The Sin City Pork Belly Sandwich with Truffle Fries…

The Rookwood Sin City Pork Belly Sandwich

and an egg on top…

The Rookwood Sin City Pork Belly Sandwich Inside

Our family (minus a few fab ladies) ~

The Rookwood Ladies

The Rookwood BirdsThe Rookwood originated as Rookwood Pottery and was built in the late 1800s, the location offers gorgeous views of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky.  Along with seating inside the restaurant and on the patio outside, The Rookwood also offers seating inside giant kilns that were  used to create beautiful ceramic masterpieces years ago.   There are also many pieces of Rookwood pottery on display at the restaurant.

The Rookwood restaurant is located at 1077 Celestial Street in Mount Adams.  Visit the Rookwood website to see their menu, hours and to get more information about the restaurant.