Next Door by Wegmans
AmazingThis is not our first time but every time is amazing !!! Love it everytime and for sure would come back5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest salad everThe crab avocado salad was wonderful. I usually am unable to finish such a generous portion but there was only one lettuce leaf left on my plate. Excellent dressing. Our waitress was extremely cordial and also helpful with recommendations.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experienceI think the food just keeps getting better at this restaurant. Our server John was outstanding. He was professional, very pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. Our food was expertly prepared and beautifully presented. There were only a couple of small snafus. There was no soy milk for one of the diners at our table who had ordered coffee and who can't have dairy and I was told that the waiter had to "find" honey for my tea. We were having such a nice experience that this didn't really bother us but we had a chuckle at the irony. I think Wegmans has done an outstanding job and I look forward to dining there again soon.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRequest Granted!We requested one of the smaller rooms as the main dining are can get a bit loud - all was in place and the service was on point. The room we were in was beautifully appointed and the atmosphere was perfect. The food was delicious as it has been in the past - top quality seafood and steaks. The wine was delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Rochester's BestWe have been to Next Door Bar & Grill twice and it is well worth it. True to form, when the Wegman family does something, they do it right. The menu was large and diverse enough to have provide several acceptable choices.
The only negative is the noise level. The main dining room was full and quite noisy. We asked to be seated in the quieter dining room, which the hosted very politely did. The noise is not enough of a deterrent to keep people from trying Next Door.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive and EnergeticThe menu is very different from any upscale restaurant I have seen with similar style. From pizza and burgers, to steaks and sushi all proteins are of the highest quality & organic. Good healthy options that taste great abound in a lively, but not snobby atmosphere.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite spots inOne of my favorite spots in Rochester!!! However, I was a bit disappointed with the menu changes, as more than a few of my favorites were gone. I also wasn't crazy with the explanation that it was to provide healthier choices?? Honestly? I would have preferred to hear that some items just weren't that popular. I felt like it was the government chosing my meals for me (like the big gulp fiasco in nyc or posting of nutritional value at fast food restaurants). That said, there are many more reasons for me to return to Next Door - great food, impeccable service, wonderful wines ....4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, with a uniqueDelicious food, with a unique menu and the best margaritas I've found in Rochester so far.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMar2013visitThe entrance was a bit on the dark side. The greeter did not seem as attentive as I would have expected. The matre d' did her job in an efficient and helpful manner (asked for and immediately received reseating next to prep area.) The water server was friendly, prompt and perfectly attentive to water glass needs. The meal server was friendly, efficient and more than helpful ( I had a special request for smoked oysters and the server obtained a prompt answer on my request.) The server's patience and timing was very much on mark according to my parties' meal pace. The appy came well within a convenient time frame. The appy plate take-away was right on time; not too soon nor too late after the appy was finished. The main meal was ontime3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWill certainly returnThe meal and service was everything we wanted--out needs were well anticipated and food was delicious. Server was very well informed and with just the right amount of attentiveness.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of 4 requested oneOur party of 4 requested one of the smaller side rooms for dinner as the main dining room can become too noisy for conversation in a group. We were thrilled with our service and each of us raved about the food choices. The farm fresh egg on polenta with kale sauce was heaven, as was the salmon. No salmon anywhere could have been cooked as perfectly as Next Door! No wonder we return again and again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food!This restaurant was good when it opened, but has gotten even better! The mixed drinks at the bar change regularly, but they know their guest's favorites and keep those on the menu. The dining room is great with the options of eating at the prep kitchen and watching the chefs, a semi-private dining room with a large table for groups, the test kitchen, and the main dining room. The servers are professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was fantastic! I had the house-made fettuccine and my husband had the black bass. Both meals were excellent and very much enjoyed.
This is a great place for a night out, to meet friends for drinks, or to celebrate a special occasion. Our experience was one of the best in Rochester!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBen P.Our server was excellent- friendly, informative, timely. The food was great- creative selections skillfully crafted from high quality ingredients.
Unfortunately, the ambiance was crummy where we were seated--we were in a little side room that was setup like your own dining room, replete with a large dining room style table and three tiny little tables (one of which we were seated at). It felt like everyone was on top of each other and there was no privacy/intimacy. Not good ambiance. The rest of the restaurant is very cool. They could restyle this room with high-back chairs instead of the giant dining room table to create more private feeling personal nooks. Who really wants to be seated at a giant living room table on top of strange3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM