What a delight !
From the moment we walked in the door, we were made to feel so special. Staff attitude on everyone's part was impeccable.
Our food presentations were awesome, and everything tasted as wonderful as it appeared.
We were entertaining out of town guests, and they were raving about the entire experience.
We can't wait to return !
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
much better than rumoured
Since Next Door opened I have suggested that we go for dinner but was told that it was no more than an average restaurant. During PGA weekend we finally made it for dinner. Our server was friendly and very attentive. I thought the food was above average and the menu had plenty of variety including lots of sushi options. Our bill was $150 for 3 people (2 drinks, no dessert) which I thought was fair but my wife thought was too high. However she thought the mohito was the best in town. My advise is to ignore past reviews and give Next Door a chance
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, fresh, local source food
Excellent food, good service. A little pricey for Rochester but not outrageous.Very impressed by the freshness of veggies and fish dishes.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Upscale Treat
My new wife gave me a choice of resteraunts for my 75th birthday.
Out of informed curiosity I selected Wegmans Next Door, never imagining lunch on a Saturday would be so tasty, reasonable in price mand served with such care.
Wegmans provided a dining experience I am looking forward to repeating for another special occasion in the not too distant future.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner.
We had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and caring. The food was delicious and we enjoyed every dish we ordered. We would definitely go back to the restaurant and recommend it to others.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We arrived in time for happy
We arrived in time for happy hour and the bartender was friendly and helpful - great raspberry caipiroska with real muddled raspberries. The roasted veggie entree was outstanding. I wrestled my husband for the last of the sweet and sour peppers. My husband's bolognese entree was rich and creamy. We always find innovative and flavorful items on their menu.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this restaurant
I have been to this restaurant several times I have always walked away disappointed with the experience; way too noisy and the food seemed to be almost identical to what one might get at the Food Bar across the street. This experience was definitely pleasant, we all enjoyed our dishes and were even able to talk to one another without screaming. I would again to the Dining room.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fantastic. The Blue
Food was fantastic. The Blue Crab salad is amazing!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Next Door has provided consistently excellent food and service each time we've dined there. The regular menu is good, but we often choose the specials and seem never to be disappointed. It's rather pricey, but makes an excellent location for a fancy date or special occasion.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night date
We went to Next Door when it first opened and were thoroughly disappointed. My husband is a vegetarian and I don't eat sushi which comprised the majority of menu items. For Rochester, the pricing was outrageous. The ambience is the same - trendy, modern, and welcoming. The noise level remains a problem - sitting in one of the side rooms helped. The roasted vegetables were served with grains on a wooden plank delicious, original in spicing and presentation and sufficient to satisfy his hunger. I have never calamari and greens (arugula, frise) and have never had better calamari - lightly floured and pan-seared. The short ribs could be cut with a fork - so tender and the pairing with peach brought out great flavor.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice surprise
Loved it in every way. Separate bar, Contemporary setting with fabulous food!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Week night special dinner
We enjoyed another fantastic dinner at Next Door Bar & Grill. we always request one of the quieter side rooms and this time had a very cute rounded booth that was very romantic. My husband had the special which was short ribs with a medley of wonderful favors....peach, carrot ginger purée, wonderfully creative, delicious and beautiful in its presentation. I enjoyed a wonderful halibut with delicate buds of zucchini, tomatoes, and a spring onion broth. we feel there is no better place in Rochester to come for a special dinner. The menu is always changing, is very creative, and there is something for everyone. The service is impeccable too!!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the lunch
All meals good here, but the Bento box at lunch is so very, very good. Great staff, Alex the manager and Mary who runs the bar are the BEST!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites, always
One of my favorites, always great service from Ben and consistently great food .....
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday dinner for two
By coincidence , we had our own " private table" in separate room from main dining area. Service was great , her name was Bridget. Great atmosphere. Zero complaints.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
this was our first time to Next Door. We had a lovely two hours and enjoyed the relaxed ambience but still had the upscale cliental in the restaurant. We had fun ordering food that we normally would not try and shared with the other couple at our table. loved the sitting arrangement, felt like you were the only ones dining in the main dining room. Nice job!!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time bringing some friends and they are still talking about the food two weeks later
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took the lady out for dinner. We were seated off in one of the side rooms, which allowed us to have a conversation, and enjoyed the great food and service. Very happy they brought the steaks back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was great but the
Our server was great but the person bussing the tables hovered over us while we were eating. This made us a little uncomfortable. I would have given the service a higher rating if not for this.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
International dining experience
It's not necessary to travel away from the Finger Lakes Area to find an exceptional dining experience. No detail was overlooked. Every dish served to our table produced appreciative sounds because words were not enough. All of the senses were employed to proceed through this meal. The small, private dining room looked on the restaurant but provided a sense of privacy.
This is an experience to celebrate any special occasion, and should be enjoyed much more often than that for the menu, service, and quality.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Lunch Spot
Next Door Bar and Grille is a great luncheon spot. Many tasty selections are offered, from burgers and salads to inventive entrees. Definitely worth a repeat visit to sample some additional menu items.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise
We used to go to this place several times a year. Their sushi is among the best in Rochester; I'm particularly partial to the Tekka Don. Then we stopped for a while. Last night we returned, and did not regret it. We started out sharing the Organic Farm Beets as an appetizer. Red and white beets with grapefruit, blue cheese fritters, candied walnuts, and horseradish creme fraiche. The beets and blue cheese fritters bounced off of each other very nicely. We moved on to a Halibut special and the spice-rubbed rib eye. The steak was amazingly tender (if just ever so slightly on the fatty side) and the chocolate-barbecue sauce was pretty much perfect. But the best came last: pistachio creme brulee with pomegranate ice cream - unbelievably good.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of 4 feedback
Drinks were badly overpriced, cheese appetizer skimpy, rectangle potato was undercooked and uneatable , strawberry goat cheese salad greens were not to my liking
All other foods were excellent and prepared to our liking--1 duck entree, 2 free range chicken entrees, and 1 bass entree.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had such a great time. The server was wonderful and friendly - the food was excellent - and the evening was wonderful. The noise is a little loud so this would be a great place with friends but not my idea of a romantic date night.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service and food!
We had a wonderful dinner and our server Gus was one of the best servers that we've ever had in Rochester. He was attentive, had great recommendations, and was on top of his game. I loved the brie and apple pizza!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
changes with the seasons
I loved the experience of dining at Next Door. The menu changes with each season meaning the food is always the freshest finds for the time of the year. The service was pleasant and not overbearing as some servers can be. Would highly recommend for couples looking for a nice dining experience. But note you should dress to impress, I'm sure ripped jeans are not welcomed at this restaurant.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience for 30th annivers
My wife and I enjoyed a very nice dinner experience at the Next Door Bar and Grill. I requested a nice table for our 30th wedding anniversary. When we were seated I think we got the best table in the restaurant and then were given 2 glasses of Champagne for the occasion free of charge which was a great start to our evening. We had a excellent waitress her name was Patricia and she was excellent. She was very informative with all of the food that was on the menu.The food was fabulous!!! We will be back for many more special occasions.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My out of town visitors LOVED it
Although I live nearby, I had never been to Next Door, so I was taking a chance when I made reservations to take out-of-town visitors. there for lunch. They, and I, were impressed in every possible way, including great flexibility on the part of Chelsea, who worked with us on our constantly-changing reservation as we saw Rochester sights, and Julia, our server, who balancec great service with just the right amount of interaction with us. We thoroughly enjoyed her sparkling personality. The restaurant was the perfectlast stop on my friends' introductory visit to Rochester.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a couple of minutes late for our reservation on a Wednesday night. The restaurant was not that busy but it took the hostess almost ten minutes to seat us. I had requested something quiet (isn) and we received a very nice booth in the side back room. Julia, our waitress was very nice. The bus boy was even friendly and engaging. Food was really excellent. We had a foodie with us from out of town and were anxious for her to have a good experience. She said it was the best cobia she'd ever had. Our other meals were perfect. Forgot my take-home box and went back to find it gone. The manager felt so bad about it, he offered to make up a new box for me. I didn't take him up on it, but that was beyond gracious.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I marked a milestone birthday at Next Door - We were delighted, the wait staff was friendly and attentive, Laura B was our server and she was outstanding. We liked the variety of menu choices. We enjoyed the Sea Bass and Long Island Duck breast, both prepared to perfection.
Our next visit will be Happy Hour
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, unique food options
Have been going here regularly and always enjoy it. The sweet potato cheesecake with pumpkin ale ice cream was a great way to finish our most recent vist.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Visit
Next Door provided a very enjoyable dinner. We sat at the Kitchen surround table, and never having been there before were impressed and entertained by all of the kitchen activity, and the Sushi being prepared.
Overall a great experience, I will go back again!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Rochester favorite
David Bouley's touch is everywhere. Easily the best spot in this city.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional service, food,
Exceptional service, food, ambiance, value and decor. The perfect setting for a successful business dinner.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Accomodating for food allergies!!
We went to Next Door with someone who has LOTS of food allergies. When the server asked if anyone had an allergies, she made notes and then a few minutes later the chef actually came out to the table to customize her meal to accommodate her allergies. During the meal, he came out again to make sure that everything was ok with her meal. It's this kind of service that makes the dining experience so special here. Portion size is not large, but was definitely "just right". My only complaints (minor) were that the server was a little lax in checking back to our table to refill our water glasses and bring the check and the menu pricing is a little steep. I do however, look forward to my next visit.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at NDBG on Wednesday for a special occassion for one of our coworkers. Overall it was a great experience. The food was outstanding and our server Eileen did a wonderful job. She was a pleasure. Eileen was very attentive to our needs and made our expereince fun.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Flair!
My girlfriend and I decided to try out Next Door for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful decor and professional manner of the staff. It was a busy lunchtime so the place was a bit noisy. We ordered our food and enjoyed our conversation. However, because we only had an hour, I had a salad before my main meal and I think the waitress waited to put in our order until I was done with my salad. We didn't get our food until 12:45 and were concerned about getting back to work. I had the chicken salad and my friend had a chicken sandwich. I'm assuming most people who go there dine leisurely. We were probably an exception and wouldn't hold this against the restaurant at all. We should have made it clear we were time constrained.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a memorable experience to say the least. Especially, our server Bridget, was exceptional!! Bridget even brought out a couple nigiri pieces for us to try (a wonderful surprise)! My favorite part was when the appetizer arrived on the table. My husband and I ordered a beet salad to share which was outstanding by the way. The server brought it out and placed a plate in front if me and another in front of my husband. He informed us they had split the single portion into two, so it would be easier for us to share. How sweet is that? My husband and I ordered four different rolls and they were all delicious! We were extremely impressed with the service which made for a wonderful evening! The food was fantastic and portions very filling!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nextdoor is a new favorite
We really enjoyed our time at Nextdoor. The decor and ambiance were excellent. We were seated next to the open kitchen, and I enjoyed watching the chefs hard at work. Our server was top not h, she offered a sample of a wine and beer we were interested in, and gave thoughtful recommendations regarding the food. I ordered the roasted vegetables and it was exquisite. I appreciated having a vegetarian option that was special and delicious. I can't wait to go back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decided on the 4-course tasting. Very very good. Portions were perfect size, and the service was terrific.
Nothing bad to say. Bar is a bit loud (not that I mind that!)
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service, Yum food.
The service was great. I didn't like my original cocktail, and the waitress brought me a new one just so I would be happy. When my husband asked about one of the plates, what he got wasn't what he expected, based on the description in the menu. When he said something to the waitress, again, she made it right. GREAT customer service. We felt bad about not being happy about two things in one meal, but the way the waitress handled it really made our night. (We still felt bad!). The food was delicious. The sushi was great, and the roasted vegetables were outstanding.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service is the best feature. From the doorman, the hostess, the wait staff and the servers, there is no other place that maintains such a high level of service than the Next Door does!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 50th anniversary at Next Door and it was everything we hoped for. Nice table, great service and wonderful food. Provided us with complementary champagne toast when they found out it was our anniversary. Very nice surprise.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing, in a good way!
Absolutely wonderful. Staff could not have been more attentive and solicitous. The food was incredible, every bite was a treat. Presentation like I've never seen. Can't say enough about it.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I shared two orders of the prix fix menu selecting every option.
We loved every dish that were very unique. Vegetables were very special!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice ambience, good wine
Very nice ambience, good wine list and a nice selection of food.
The service is really cozy and warm.
I had a set menu, very satisfying, but the Sashimi was definitely too spicy and hot and could have spoiled the rest of the meal.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
loved it. the sushi is always
loved it. the sushi is always good, esp the chirashi. the appetizers of duck confit was outstanding as was the lamb special. I am rarely disappointed at Next Door.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Next Door Bar and Grill has everything you could love in a restaurant. The food was the just right portions, beautiful presentation, very tasty. The hostess and servers were extremely friendly and polite. The vibe of the restaurant was relaxing, and music playing in the background was just loud enough to be heard but not deafening. Walking in the doors there was rack of apples displayed up to the ceiling, so when you first walk in you get this lovely apple smell. Great first impression! I think the only thing that set me off was there was the sticker price. I should have checked online to see the menu items pricing. I didn't realize it was such a high-end restaurant. I was hoping to have a few lower priced main course choices.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wegmans Family does it ALL right
Hard to believe that in this day and age, where so many companies sell but are not expected to meet the consumer's expectations, this family owned company not only meets expectations, but far exceeds them. Dinner was wonderful- they didn't mind a last minute addition of two more of our college aged sons....then when the snow slowed their arrival- "no worries, we here at Next Door understand the weather" . Service was 5 star. Sushi was as fresh and as well prepared as you would expect at a big city coastal resturant. The fish entrees were perfectly prepared. And some at the table even had venison- being from Alabama- we might be considered conisours of game- and the guys all said it was fabulous. Thanks for a wonderful dinner. We are FANS!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch experience
Everything about our experience was very pleasing.
We had a booth near the fireplace.
Brian - our waiter was very attentive , knowledgeable , but not too overbearing.
The menu selections for lunch covered a variety of diets including mine which is mostly vegetarian.
The food was very tasteful and was presented very nicely and creatively.
I would definitely go back and would recommend to friends.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM