Chester's Kitchen & Bar

4.7
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648 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Casual Upscale Dining in the Heart of Downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Made from scratch food with layers of flavor. Large Patio Seating (In season), Garden Atrium and Private Dining.
Named Rochester's Best Restaurant 2018!
Serving Rotisserie Chicken, Lavash Pizza, Steaks, Seafood, Salads and Much More... Made Fresh Daily!!
Specific tables are never guaranteed. Due to popularity and weather conditions, we do not accept reservations for the Patio, (it is a first come, first seated basis)
Bar Booths are also limited and in high demand, so are by a first come first serve basis.

Specials

Bottomless Mimosas

$12 bottomless mimosas

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 25, 2019

Ends: September 26, 2118

Availability: Sun 9:00AM-3:00PM

Friday Half Price Bottle of Wines

Half price bottle of wines every friday from 6 pm to close

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 25, 2019

Ends: September 26, 2118

Availability: Fri 6:00PM-11:30PM

Happy Hour Daily

Available in the bar area only
3pm – 6pm daily
9pm – 11pm Sunday – Thursday
9pm – midnight Friday & Saturday

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 25, 2019

Ends: September 26, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 648 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MG
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb

r
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and service; lively crowd; good value for the money.

l
Indiana
219 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our server Hyke was very friendly and very understanding when we wanted to enjoy our drinks for a little while before ordering dinner. Our food was very good--the pot roast special and the mahi mahi special. We didn't especially enjoy sitting right next to the station where the servers gather to enter orders and to chat, and the restaurant got noisy when it got busy. But we like Chester's and we return there every time we are in Rochester for Mayo Clinic appointments.

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis, our server, was meticulous in his service. He was pleasant and wished to please. Our appetizer of mussels was delicious, as was our wine. My husband ordered a rare filet and it was seared on the outside and rare inside, just as he requested. My meal was pot roast, the special of the day. The roast beef was plentiful, tender, and tasty, served with a generous serving of mashed potatoes and a delicious variety of vegetables. We look forward to our next dinner at Chester’s. It was nice seeing so many smiling faces.

T
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding the service was more than adequate but the noise level was far beyond what we anticipated. Way too loud wish there was a way to soften some of it

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer of wings was delicious! We had steak and grilled meatloaf for our entrees. Both were perfect. The steak was cooked perfectly! Highly recommend Chester’s!

DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food! Fun vibe! The service was excellent! Within walking distance of the Clinic and several hotels.

DA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Mediterranean pasta dish with roasted vegetables.

RP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot! Had lunch and dinner in one day while at Mayo Clinic.
Creative menu with a professional and cheery staff.
All the diners devoured the well prepared food.
Decent pour of wine. Pretty loud and a bit hard to have a conversation. Being in a booth helps.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My dinner (nightly specials) was served cold. By the time a hot portion was served my wife was done with her meal and she got to watch me eat. Cost of special was deducted.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Amazing!

HR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chester’s has always been one of our favorites. Can’t go wrong with this place. The bread they give you before the meal is perfect. Lobster Mac and cheese is heaven. My fiancé had a jalapeño burger that had Brie cheese and blackberry jam and it was incredible - the perfect combination of flavors.

JR
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year Day celebration with friends. The food was delicious of waiter excellent. Lobster Bisque was the soup of the day - mmmm! It was our second time and we will return.

KB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Servers were very nice, food was very good, prices were a bit high.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience5

New Year’s Eve

MR
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A solid pick in Rochester. Probably not going to compete in a larger city but its one of the better and more sophisticated options in the area. Somewhat too casual a setting for a business lunch but I like the menu better than many other local options. I would welcome some nicer, healthier options and less fried food and less-hurried and more polished service - the only things that keep me from giving a 5-star review.

BW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. One of our favorite restaurants in the world!

DB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Molly was a great server; pleasant, accommodating, makes the dining experience very nice.

LV
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten several times...when we are in Rochester it’s our favorite!

GD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Spencer was very attentive to our requests and delivered quality service with a smile

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food tasted good and I likes the ambiance of the restaurant. Our waitress did not seem interested in being at work that day. She never cracked a smile, not even when she brought out my mother's birthday dessert. I would consider going back because I liked the food but I would not want the same server.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal as usual and the service was spectacular!

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place. Great comfort food. It is not in the gourmet category but it is excellent. The rotisserie chicken and the meat loaf are as good as it gets. Very good value for the quality.

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chester’s is always great. A go to in Rochester whatever the occasion. Food is always great, service is top notch, ambiance is great!

DB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite “go to” place.
Never disappointed.
Can always count on well prepared food and great service.

OT
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet is excellent. Try the marsala sauce. One of the best spots in town.

JL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food - diners had chicken chopped salad, rib eye, chicken wrap appetizer and lovely cabernet. Busy holiday atmosphere, friendly service.

AW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Rochester for a week to visit the Mayo Clinic and through a fairly stressful week we had dinner at Chester's twice, great food, service and ambiance. We will definitely go back when we return to Rochester.

JS
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to dinner with a friend - service was good and food was good

E
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place a service. Always love going here.

OT
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening of great food and drinks. The service was attentive and friendly. The banana cream pie was unbelievable, and I don’t even like bananas. Cannot wait to return on my next visit to Rochester!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service! Chester’s offers many good choices and good drinks!

JB
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, I was surprised that the yeast rolls were the same packed ones that I buy in the store. I generally recall home-made bread being served.

RB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. It was a little loud.

H
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great wait staff. Highly recommend Chester’s

DB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Austin, was attentive and so polite.
Nice to see a young person who is well mannered.

K
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i always have a great meal at Chester's. Great service as well!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, great drinks, and excellent service.

J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon healthy bowl was so fresh and delicious, will order again.
Very accommodating of gluten, dairy and sesame allergies.
Wonderful for our family special occasion.

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