Chester's Kitchen & Bar

4.7
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670 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!
Rochester's Favorite Dessert 2020 - Banana Cream Pie!
Serving Rotisserie Chicken, Lavash Pizza, Steaks, Seafood, Burgers, 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 or Bar Booths (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

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 670 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overalll very good

A
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall, very good

OT
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best value in Rochester. Great food and selection. We had one meal in Rochester and this is always our first choice. Love the walleye and chocolate cake.

GE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the restaurant. Valentines decorations were a hazard though - old windows with lead based paint chipping off.

DB
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blood orange mimosas were delish. The French toast was tastier than usual.
Overall, a great brunch.

P
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. Steak was cooked to perfection.

b
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant...but it is loud. There is a room that is quieter. We did book through opentable and it did not show up for the restaurant....so call to double check

D
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a reservation but tight schedule at a conference - was seated early, food was perfect, and our allergies were managed nicely. A regular place when we are in town.

SL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Rochester. Steaks, chicken, fish and salads are all phenomenal. The bar is fantastic as well.

R
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walleye was delish as always

EA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Many choices. Helps to have a reservation at dinner.

t
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Parmesan Crusted walleye, and it was EXCELLENT!
It is my husband's favorite and we go there at least once a month to enjoy it.

m
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Boursin burger, Thai flatbread, and wedge salad all very flavorful and large portions. Server was just the right amount of attentive

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The cornbread was horrible. A foul, bad after taste. When left over prime rib was boxed up, I didn’t get my au jus.

OT
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very good service

GS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting family at Mayo

DS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good spot for a lunch meeting. Food is consistently good, service was friendly and knowledgeable, however no refill on ice tea. Pricing is a bit high - like $12 for 2 walleye tacos with nothing else.

AW
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the tuna poke appetizer. Delicious. Salmon entree yummy

m
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service highly recommended. Table was ready on time food was hot and cooked perfectly.

C
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! We will definitely be going back!!

DB
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good as usual; that is the reason it is our go to place for brunch every Sunday

MG
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb

r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

l
Indiana
223 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
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
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
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
26 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
7 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
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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