The Rooftop Offers Casual, Outdoor Dining

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN
Contributing Writer

GOING UP: Patrons walk into The Rooftop, located in Broken Arrow’s Rose District. The Rooftop is one of three restaurant ventures in Broken Arrow for Jason Scarpa and Scarpa Restaurant Concepts.

BLAKE AUSTYN for GTR Newspapers

The Rooftop, 214 S. Main St., opened in Broken Arrow’s Rose District in 2014 as the second restaurant for Jason Scarpa on Main Street. He first opened Main Street Tavern, 200 S. Main St., in 2011 and took ownership of In the Raw Broken Arrow, 216 S. Main St., in 2015. Scarpa plans to open a Main Street Tavern location in Claremore in the early part of this year.

The Rooftop sits on the second floor, above In the Raw, and features semi-outdoor covered and open-air seating as well as an indoor area with a bar and seating. The restaurant has a contemporary, modern feel but with a value-priced menu with no dish costing more than $12. The menu consists of appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and a few pasta dishes and desserts.

I visited The Rooftop recently with my mother. Our waitress was Summer, a new waitress who was energetic, informative and very pleasant.

We started with appetizers. We were in the mood for bruschetta but couldn’t decide one which of the two options to choose, so we ordered both.

The Traditional Bruschetta comes with the traditional crusted bread topped with tomato, pesto, mozzarella and parmesan-very fresh and light.

The Modern Bruschetta comes topped with whiskey and balsamic soaked raisins, gorgonzola, Italian sausage, and capers. Our waitress told us that it is “a very unique dish, and the gorgonzola flavor is strong.”
She was right.

Fortunately, we love gorgonzola. It’s a very unique dish; I would return to the restaurant just for that.

For our entrees, we shared the Smoky ‘Shroom Pizza and the Turkey and Mozzarella Sandwich.

The Rooftop’s pizza offerings are all unique. However, I would argue that the Smoky ‘Shroom is one of the more traditional, basic-flavored pizzas on the menu. No one particular flavor stood out, but it was still enjoyable and had an easy flavor that paired well with beer.

The Turkey and Mozzarella Sandwich came with sun-dried tomato aioli, turkey, mozzarella, olives, bacon and lettuce on ciabatta bread. Unfortunately, the turkey was sliced deli meat. I would have preferred real turkey. I appreciated the sandwich’s side of cold pasta salad, with tomatoes, basil pesto and capers. It was a very fresh addition to the sandwich.

Mom and I decided to share a dessert: the Cheesecake, which Summer told us was New York style. It was very creamy and very representative of a New York style cheesecake. The dessert can also come topped with chocolate sauce, and, upon request, Summer brought it to us on the side.

The Rooftop offers various events, such as Trivia Night, throughout the week. Restaurant hours are Monday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

As we move into the warmer months, Scarpa plans to offer evenings where customers can watch movies and live concerts on the 144-inch HD TV screen that sits on the outdoor patio.

Plans are currently in the process to install an elevator in order to provide access for those unable to walk stairs.

Updated 03-28-2016

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