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In a post-Mad Men world, the timeless elegance of 60’s New York and Hollywood lives on in a tiny portion of Sydney’s Potts Point. A chic, glamorous portal to the past, The Roosevelt conjures up smoke clouds billowing from men’s pipes and clouds of spritzed perfume following coiffed beauties. Serving classic dining options inspired by fine American dining in the heyday of macho men and femme fatales, freshly caught oysters, shucked to order, grilled prawn with garlic butter and charred octopus touch on the refined approach to cooking, and seafood in particular at Orwell Street’s The Roosevelt.
Our meals were tasty at The Roosevelt, great ambience at the venue
Best Martinis are served here! 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸 🍸
Great food, excellent customer service. Staff were so patient when half of my group were going to be 30mins late.
For diners in Potts Point, The Roosevelt represents a mainstay of Sydney’s history. The Roosevelt first opened its doors in 1947, in a time that Australia had prohibited the buying and selling of alcohol in the evening. The Roosevelt on Orwell Street was a nightclub which, aside from dancing girls and suited men, continued to serve its patrons alcohol when the sun went down. Under the guidance of Abe Saffron, The Roosevelt established a reputation of high class glamour, drinking, dancing and disdain for the rules which lives on today.
The modern incarnation of The Roosevelt maintains much of its 1947 charm, albeit for a modern audience. Gone are the scantily clad women, and it their place Sydney’s most discerning diners flood. Captivated by a dining room that is dimly lit, chicly appointed and retro without being kitsch, as well as a poker room and the luxurious Monroe Room for private events, The Roosevelt has preserved a moment in Potts Point’s history. Find superior Americana-inspired food with a slant towards seafood, great drinks (especially whiskeys) and indulge a moment or two at The Roosevelt.