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Back Nine Grill

3.5
3.5
62 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Back Nine Grill offers fresh appetizers and delectable meal entr�es in a pub setting to guests in Rochester, New York. The bar and grill offers a comprehensive menu of comforting and internationally inspired fare for patrons of all ages to enjoy. Try such menu items as pizza logs, roasted hummus, crab cakes, potato skins, lobster pizza, barbecue burger, Greek salad, breaded shrimp, pulled pork sliders, Cajun burger and the strawberry chicken wrap. Back Nine Grill offers daily and weekly specials during happy hour to invite guests to enjoy a variety of sampler dishes as well as discounts on draft and craft beer. Try the burger Wednesday special, where you can order a burger, beer and fries for just five dollars. Share a crunchy appetizer with the whole table for a fun meal at Back Nine Grill.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am

  • Phone number

    (585) 267-7031

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Earl Young

  • Private party facilities

    Back Nine Grill has dedicated a large portion of our facilities for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    Eric Jones: (585) 267-7031

  • Neighborhood

    Rochester

  • Cross street

    Kilbourn

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.5
3.5 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.4Ambience

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Lenny

    New York Area

    265 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2014

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    was a bit disappointed that it was more pub like/ bar like than restaurant.....there were TVS in the dining room which I don't enjoy when dining.....I may have misread the description Having said tha the service was very good and enjoyed the meal despite TV distraction would recommend as long as you are aware of setting food good do recommend and would return
  2. JP

    JPJP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2014

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Back Nine has a good name, so we thought it would be better. Sold out of the lunch special. Service was slow. Part of an order was incorrect. Not very busy and it seemed to take forever. Will likely not be going back.
  3. DS

    DSHOUSTON

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2014

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was excellent, however our service was poor. Asked several times for items and was forgotten, had to standup and search for server to pay bill.
  4. H

    Henry

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2013

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This restaurant falls short in the fine dining category. It has definitely gone downhill since first opening. This was our fourth visit and will be our last! The bar area was very busy and several groups gathered there seem to be enjoying themselves. In another area of the restaurant, a large group was meeting putting stress on the 2 person wait staff (as well as the kitchen I assume). My sole with crabmeat stuffing was tasteless and overcooked. The honey mustard dressing requested for the salad was actually a mustard sauce (with no trace of honey) and spicy hot! Entirely unsuitable for lettuce greens.
  5. s

    stump

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2013

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    We are a party of four who dines out weekly and loves good/great food. Well the food passed our test but it was hard to really enjoy the evening since the room was EXTREMELY loud! We were in a booth and could not carry on a conversation without shouting. For that reason we will not return.
  6. l

    lokimika

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The last time I was here the menu was almost exactly the same (Fall 2012). The choices are very limited for dinner, unless you want burgers or wings. My husband and I had to ask about the specials for the evening. The server asked what we would you like to eat?, instead of just telling us what they were. Strange. Service was very slow. The restaurant was not busy. I am guessing you lack staff due to college students going back to school. We were here the Friday after the PGA left town and none of our favorite beers were restocked yet. Some items on the menu were also unavailable. After I use up my last coupon for this place, I doubt highly we will come back for dinner. We will probably plan on beer and wings. No dinner.
  7. SO

    SilentOne

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Decor was simple but nice. Service was good as was the food. Bar area was very noisy, but there is a sliding glass door which separates the bar from the dining area and blocks the noise.
  8. s

    susiegw

    West Palm Beach

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place to meet friends on the East Side. Nice decor; our waitress was friendly and provided great service; food was very good. A very enjoyable evening.
  9. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2013

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The stuffed flounder was very salty. Ordered the mac and cheese as a side and it was cold. My husband had the ribs which he said were good. The main dining room was very stuffy not alot of air flow.
  10. H

    Henry

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2013

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Though a limited menu, the food is well prepared. Those who wish to dine are separated from the active bar-lounge area --- a big plus! The waiter, though friendly, seemed inexperienced. Forgot to bring water as requested and presented the check before offering dessert selections. The dining section was not busy so he did not appear distracted.
  11. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2013

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    This restaurant has great food options. Sadly we didn't enjoy them as 3 of the 4 meals we ordered came out cold...AFTER waiting forever to get them. We didn't complain as we were starving, but it wouldn't have made a difference; we didn't see the waiter again for nearly 30 minutes after we got our meals. We literally sat behind empty plates just waiting for the check until my wife finally got up and found him. Will never return and will warn others.
  12. JW

    JenniferW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Extremely noisy in the bar area-had to shout to talk to friends. Drinks are on the high side (expensive). Food was average and service was not good--we were not offered refills on water or coffee and food was luke warm when served although tasted good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2013

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    this was our first time there since it changed and we were very disappointed. the service was awful. Every time we needed something it took her forever to come back with it. Will not recommend this place. Sorry we were celebrating my brothers birthday and not a good experience.
  14. JB

    JBRochester

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    It was extremely loud in the bar area (and it wasn't even that packed) whereby I had to actually shout so my friends sitting next to me could hear me. The dining area was quiet and we very much enjoyed the food which was very reasonable in price. We also appreciated the efficiency of service as the waitrees new we had to be at the Arts Center by 8 and made sure we were on schedule.
  15. A

    Allison

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but EXTREMELY pricey!! I had the Seafood special which was $46 and some of my fish was well done (one of two of my shrimp was not cleaned) but was still good. We even had a work special where we got 25% off our bill and it still very pricey!! However, my shrimp cocktail was excellent; the sauce was out of this world, my martini was delish and my husband loved his chicken wings!! Our waiter was wonderful too! The bar area was extremely loud but where we sat it was blocked with the doors.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The online reservation system was great and our table was ready when we arrived. However, one of our meals was delivered lukewarm. We asked for it to be reheated, but it wasn't any better. At that point, my husband went ahead and ate his dinner (with the exception of the sausage that was burnt to a crisp) as everyone else at the table was almost done. In addition, my Mediterranean Flat Bread came without any artichokes (which I was most looking forward to). I didn't complain about the flat bread as my husband had already sent his food back and I didn't want us to be the only couple in our party of 6 complaining. We don't plan to go back and wouldn't recommend it to others.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The Back Nine seems to be making a comeback in terms of food offerings. For a while there, consensus was that they were on a downhill slide. Went with a group of five and we all had very good dinner entrees. It was Thursday night - ladies night at the bar - and the ENERGY / NOISE was high. Didn't bother us in the dining room, however.
  18. JB

    JeremyB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place for happy hour. 12 guests and myself stopped in on Friday (12/21). They have tap tables where you just pour your own beer (that was fun), a ton of people were there (nice energetic crowd) - but you will run into a Pittsford snob or two.... its not the fault of the establishment - but on that evening a woman came up and took two of our place settings while we were sitting at the table... didn't ask, just took them to her own table, while we had food on our table. Again nice place, good food and beer, great mixed drinks - occasional Pittsford snobs. Our waitress was outstanding and attentive - despite the packed house.
  19. KG

    KayG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was delicious, portions were controlled and the service was excellent! It got a little noisy towards the end of our visit, which to me is annoying, makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    jess was very hospitable, friendly and very accomadating, especially since half my group were coming and going-thanks for a great place to meet family and friends in a beautiful atmosphere.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was superb. I ordered a Clam Bake Special, which was exceptional for the price. The only flaw was the sweet corn, which, considering the season here, was rather bland. Interestingly enough, though, it was cooked very well Usually restaurants boil sweet corn to death. The bar and a party room (I believe it's party room) were packed to the gills with folks watching the Ryder Cup. It was VERY noisy in the bar. But when we were seated in the dining room, the noise was not an issue. The server, whose name was Ben (again, I think), was highly efficient. He was a model for good service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2012

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Liked making the reservation online. However, when making the reservation through Open Table we were not aware that there was a large party booked and that the dining room was not available. We ended up being seated in a small room by the bar.
  23. PS

    PeggyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2012

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We chose the restaurant for a business lunch. The other couple had not been there before and loved the experience. I'm sure they will return.
  24. a

    astutediner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Enjoyed lunch on this our first visit. There were two large groups sitting across from us so we had a difficult time hearing each other. Food was good as was our waiter. Would go again to enjoy the atmosphere. Definitely not a place for quiet conversation.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Besides the bar there is only one room to sit in and it is noisy beyond belief. I had steak which was good but some of the others in my party had salads which were not good.
  26. E

    Elaine

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just about all aspects of our visit were perfect. Excellent,diversifed menu with very afordable prices. Our server did an ourstanding job. Enthusiastic group in the bar became larger as our time in the restaurant increased. To be able to serve all customers, closing the door between the bar and the dining room would allow all patrons to enjoy themselves fully.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Samantha was great - very friendly and attentive!
  28. FR

    FoodRochs

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2012

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Several items on menu not available. Food was not good Service not attentive.
  29. C

    Condutenor

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit. Lunch on the outdoor patio. Outdoor area is very nice! Food is excellent...not at all what you would expect from a "sports bar." We have never eaten inside, but the outdoor experience is superior.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The hot turkey gravy sandwich was disappointing. It was just deli meat with gravy on it. The same was true of the philly steak. Seemed more like roast beef than steak. My salad was very good but there were hardly any shrimp. The calamari was also very good.
  31. j

    justducky

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've been a couple of times before. The food and services have been excellent. We also come to watch soccer games and find that really enjoyable - especially this weekend when we had our "own" room.
  32. r

    roconfood

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2012

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    There were 7 of us,and we could all converse easily because of table layout. Everyone liked what they ordered. Food is good and prices were reasonable. All had a nic e time, and said they would definietly return.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2012

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Sorry you should never walk in to a restaurant and passed by employees too busy to say hi or we will be right with you. They were almost rude. There was no sign of anyone overseeing the dining room.The servers were not very experience and appeared clueless the flowers that I ordered were not on the table and when they went to get them they told me I could unwrap them then left me with the wrapping in my hands Really! this was suppose to be a celebration as St John Fisher was having awards that night. I guess you are only a bar.
  34. D

    Datenight

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2012

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Noisy with slow service. Food was ok, nothing special
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food & service. It was a spur of the moment to go and we were not disappointed. Looking forward to our next visit.
  36. PP

    PatriciaP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2012

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I have eaten there for lunch and really enjoyed the meals. However, dinner was a disappointment. The service was slow, my dinner was lukewarm, and the waitress seemed to forget us for long periods. We were a group of 7 and got an isolated table away from the main dining room and right next to the kitchen door.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Menu recently changed and burgers/sandwiches no longer offered at dinner. Food is still good but for a quick burger and a beer you're out of luck!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    family of 8 adults, for a birthday dinner. was seated at a great round table. I had also brought in mini cupcakes from outside and they were very helpful with holding them in the back and then bringing them out with dishes later.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2012

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Why did I NOT receive points if this is on Open Table? Makes no sense........
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious Strawberry Chicken Salad, and solid sandwiches/burgers and fries! Tables with self-serve beer taps are also a draw!

FAQs

Back Nine Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 267-7031.

Back Nine Grill is rated 3.5 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kilbourn

  • Neighborhood

    Rochester

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Earl Young

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (585) 267-7031

  • Private party facilities

    Back Nine Grill has dedicated a large portion of our facilities for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    Eric Jones: (585) 267-7031

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