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Woodcliff Hotel & Spa - Horizons Restaurant
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa - Horizons Restaurant

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa - Horizons Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.woodcliffhotelspa.com
  • Phone: (585) 248-4825
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00 am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Steven Wilkinson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: With our location in Rochester"s finest hotel we offer full banquet services for groups up to 200!
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Chappel (585) 248-4821
  • Entertainment: Horizons offers entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30 pm until 12 midnight and weekdays from 5:30 to 8:40 pm in Horizons Lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodcliff Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We provide valet parking for those who desire such and have a private lot as well.
A word from Woodcliff Hotel & Spa - Horizons Restaurant
Dining at this Rochester Restaurant is a unique experience. At Horizons Restaurant, our guests enjoy beautiful views and creative cusine. Located at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, Horizons Restaurant has been a favorite Rochester NY restaurant for nearly two decades. Our tradition of excellent wines and great food in an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere keeps our guests returning to this great Rochester Restaurant. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner or Horizons" fabulous Sunday Brunch where every table commands a spectacular view!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great Experience. Plan to comeback soon. Unexpected place to find so close to my home. I did find about the place in Rochester brochure picked up in the Rochester airport."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "1 year anniversary diner was wonderful. Dan the server made us feel we were the only ones there. Definitely a place to return too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was perfect. The service was good. The sunset and sunset view was excellent. This is still one of the best restaurants in Rochester. The only strike is the price. Dinner for two with drinks is $150. I guess you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was superb from beginning to end. Lobster Arancini was a delicious appetizer, and the saffron aioli made even the watercress sparkle. Dust breast with hazelnut mashed potatoes was just as wonderful, but the duck confit spring rolls made it special. I had duck in a supposedly good Massachusetts restaurant two weeks earlier and it didn't compare. The Grand Marnier chocolate mousse topped the meal with a light touch. Hard to remember when I've had a better meal in Rochester."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "great view and great ambiance. our server was prompt and professional. The food!! I have had many memorable meals here. This time not so much as far as the food went. I started off with escargot in a bowl with garlic parsley puree, vegetables with a filo dough top. Much to big for a appetizer with just a hint of garlic and a fairly bland sauce. not a fan! My entrée was medallion of veal with marsala sauce. The Veal was excellent but I could barely taste marsala. The lobster risotto was OK not great. it was over whelmed with lemon. I have had many good meals here so maybe its a new chef or just an off night. see you next year."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a great night catching up with long time friends we hadn't seen in a while. Started @ the Bar @ 6 while the terrific Band played (The Schooners - Play every Thurs Night & it's one of the reasons we went here & on Thurs). Music was perfect as was the Sound (easy to talk over, while not being far away). Started dinner at 7 and broke up around 10. Dinner was delicious for all four of us, was paced nicely for us to talk and catch up, and the service was VERY attentive. The table was by a window with an awesome view of the beautiful grounds and Rochester Skyline. Fantastic!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We have been going to Woodcliff for almost 30 years for special occasions or to treat ourselves. We have never been disappointed. We now live in Florida and return to Fairport , yearly, for our anniversary dinner. Thank you for the continued dining experience."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Everything about the woodcliff is special. The hilltop location provides a stunning view. Service is very good. The food and menu choices are superb. A thoroughly enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Overall good experience and good food, but need to be more carefullisting items, my wife is allergic to asparagus, unfortunately her entree listed all the veg, but no mention of asparagus, when it arrived the main veg was chopped asparagus!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Our dining experience was wonderful. I had requested a corner table and this request was honored. We were celebrating a 40th anniversary and it was made special by a complimentary glass of champagne after dinner. I thought that was a nice touch! The food was very good and the seafood bisque was the best we had ever had. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Went to Horizons for a special occasion. The food was excellent (enjoyed the lobster bisque), everything we expected. However, the service was not. This in spite of the fact that there were two servers for our table and the manager came to our table to apologize for an initial delay. The delays continued throughout the meal--not what I expected."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had dinner at the Horizons rest. for our anniversary. Very nice room with a great view of the area and sunset. For a special occasion this was a terrific place! The service was top notch and the food was outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have tried this restaurant twice now and both times very disappointed. The staff was wonderful and the view could not be better, but the food was bland, under cooked and over priced. I don't know if we will give this place another chance."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Delicious array of choices - omelettes to carved meats to salads to desserts. Don't miss the Trifle! Complimentary cocktail is a nice touch as well!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We love what the next chef is offering -- plus the view is the greatest and the service was polite and competent -- what's not to like?"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • " As always, a wonderful evening. Great food, service and view. Please keep doing a great job! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner, accommodated the special requests I made, staff was awesome!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very nice facility view was fantastic. Started off with a delicious and visually beautiful breakfast. Then went up to spa where we enjoyed massage, pedicure, and manicure. Very nice special occasion experience. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Beautiful lunch with average food at best. I used to love this place but food has slowly been dropping. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Though the service and ambience are outstanding, the food does not justify the high prices. The same menu choices, well prepared, are available at other venues nearby at less than half the prices! This may explain why the dining room is sparsely attended at lunch time. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "A dining experience can be marred by the little things... like not having the heavy club chair pulled out for a lady automatically. Impossible to do when you are carrying a handbag. Or describing the chicken on the menu as a "paillard" when it's actually airline chicken. A paillard never has a bone in it and is flattened very thin. While the airline chicken was very tasty, it's not what I was expecting. On the plus side, the wine list by the glass was outstanding. Rarely is European gewurtztraminer offered by the glass. The view is awesome and the waitress serving us was great. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This weekend we spent our 11th Anniversary with Woodcliff, and dining at Horizons. This review is specific to the dining experience. We started with a Bordeaux and a G-Riesling. Both were great. I had athe lobster bisque (which I think I determined a secret ingredient in that I won't share... it too some deliberation.) It was fantastic. My wife had a Caesar salad. Both of us decided on the Pork Shank with Orecchiette, which although special knives were brought, it was so tender even a butter knife wasn't necessary. It simply fell off the bone. The orecchieete (one of my favorite pastas) was awesome as well. The staff was very attentive and friendly. They did a great job."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great spot to have a business lunch for a reasonable price in a great atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My husband and I have always loved Horizon's, but the first time we went back after the major renovation, we were floored. An updated, hip, yet refined ambiance was what first grabbed our attention. We had superb service, great wine selection. The escargot served on puff pastry was divine, and not an appetizer you are treated to often in Rochester! Great meals, great service, one of our top picks in Rochester."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Had brunch at Horizons with two friends recently to celebrate the holidays (somewhat belatedly). Found the food to be interesting, creative, varied, and to taste as good as it looked. The piano player in the background was a nice touch…played a nice variety of lovely pieces very well, but not so loud it disrupted our conversation (and we were sitting very near the piano)."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Excellent service. ANDREW the manager made sure everything was right. Service is the best. Food was really good. Drinks are perfectly made. 4 stars. Not 5 because while the food is really tasty it could still be made more gourmet with other cuts of meat and more of a seafood selection such as crab legs and raw oysters."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Tips: Although the bar area remains lively, dining later in the evening (8pm and up) I found a pleasantly private restaurant section. The down side to the aforementioned is, with the dark outside and lit inside, the view becomes less apparent. Service: Our waitress was excellent, she was very attentive and friendly. I must admit since the place was near empty I'd expect nothing less. Price: Not cheap, save this spot for special occasions. Diner for two (without tip) plan on paying $120. give or take $15. Attire: This is so rarely addressed, this is the type of place where you can arrive in your best suit or a NICE pair of jeans and collard shirt. Either way you won't look out of place, so long as you match your company."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our lunch. My parents were visiting from out of town, wanted to take them for a nice meal someplace pretty. We arrived for lunch at 11:00. It was quiet and we were given a table by the windows with a beautiful view. The service was good as were our meals. The view gives you a taste of the Finger Lakes landscape. Very nice, will be returning."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This was a great place to go for brunch. There was a wide variety of delicious food and the servers were friendly and welcoming. The price was very reasonable for the variety, types and quality of the food. We took my step-dad here for a special meal during his Christmas visit from Florida, and he enjoyed it tremendously."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Had a very nice dinner for this birthday celebration. Nice jazz played in the bar area. Woodcliff Lodge has always been a good special occasion place. Crab cake appetizer and smoked parsnip and goat cheese ravioli were great. Make sure to save room for desert especially the chocolate and espresso cake."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "It was our nine year anniversary. We were supposed to get a romantic table with a gorgeous view until my boyfriend found out the race was on tv. So we ate at the bar and had a great time with Andy!!!And I was promised a return visit when the race is not on."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "This has always been one of my favorite places- the view is great but the food and service is not as great as it use to be. A bit disappointing."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "The beautiful sunset was only surpasses by the great food. Highly reccomend the Woodcliff."
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "Food was very good. Service was OK. We were brought the wrong drink twice. New remodel makes place look huge. Unfortunately, they are starting to get too expensive for the value provided."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "We went for Sunday brunch. We ate in an overflow area, rather than the restaurant area. We had a view of the pool area rather than overlooking the city. It was a buffet but some serving dishes were empty and they had trouble getting them filled in a timely manner. The carving station and omelet station were well taken care of. The "dessert" section was also missing some items. What we got was fine but it was frustrating to see the empty places on the buffet line."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "Woodclifff has always been one of our favorite places to celebrate a special occasion. This visit was a bit disappointing-service was very slow, food was good but not a WOW meal. I had requested a dessert to celebrate our friend's birthday but that did not occur. All in all it was nice but not great."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "Our waiter was nice but not efficient. 'He brought the wrong fish dish/not zealous about correcting Didn't put candle in dessert and made zero effort to after was told he forgot Charged for food we never received/did correct when brought to his attention However; have eaten there many times love the setting and food so will go back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "We were a party of four with two people ordering steaks which were fine after one was sent back for being too well done. I ordered pork ossobuca and it was not slow cooked and dry for the dish. My partner ordered the ciopino and it did not come with half the ingredients that were on the menu and it was very salty. The live entertainment and wine selection was great. The manager did the right thing by crediting the dinner they could not fix because we did not want to waste food. I would give it a try again. They were also busy with two weddings that night. We have been here for Brunch and other times and it was fantastic. It might have been an off night....the view, wine and entertainment were too good to write this place off..."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "This was a good experience. Visiting, we took a shot since we had not eaten here in several years. It was a good as we remembered. Nice menu with interesting seasonal specials though they were sold out of the Mahi Mahi by 7:00. So it goes... They offer a limited selection of French wines but the Sancerre we chose was perfect. Note; They serve large portions including dinner salads that some would consider a meal in and of itself."
    Dined on 12/23/2012
  • "We enjoyed our experience at The Woodcliff. The only caveat is that service was a little slow, but we had the feeling that maybe they were minus an employee or two that night. But everyone was pleasant and the slow pace was somewhat welcome because it gave us more time to visit with our friends."
    Dined on 11/3/2012