Chester's Kitchen & Bar

4.7
839 Reviews
$30 and under
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).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 839 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPops04
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love Chesters’s

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vipPicky
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Nice location.

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RickS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The walleye tacos were excellent—great taste and size. The combination of slaw, lime juice, corn, and walleye pieces created a great-tasting bite. The finishing touch was the flourless chocolate cake, like a truffle with raspberry compote and very nice light whipped cream. It was large, so it is for sharing by 2-4 people. The service was on point and friendly.

The rotisserie chicken is always a hit and will not disappoint.

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vipganny
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious; pleasant staff;
Very accommodating.

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vipTravellady2
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed getting out and having a very nice brunch. It was obvious that other people enjoyed it as well. Food was very good a little slow at times but we enjoyed it overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service. Due to road construction it was a little challenging to find but we found it and had a fabulous Sunday brunch!

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TSAS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was prepared and presented perfectly. Excellent service too.

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vipNoBuffetsPlz
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very popular so I suggest making reservations. Food and service are consistently good. Menu offers a lot of variety - overall a fun relaxed spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was are first time at Chester's. Outstanding experience from the time we walked in until we left. Staff was friendly, food was excellent!! Service was awesome!!! Highly recommend!!! We will be back!!!!

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vipganny
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived as the kitchen was being turned from brunch to the full menu.
Our wait staff went to ask kitchen if we could still get brunch; yes was the answer. Thank you so much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Rochester.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Started with drinks and their blue fondue that was the best I've ever had! My husband had the swordfish which was Amazing, it did say it was served with potatoes and came with rice instead, maybe they ran out of potatoes. I had Cowboy burger and fries that was very good as well. The server was very good, very nice.

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RobW
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Very COVID friendly. The rotisserie chicken and parmesan crusted walleye are favorites.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious!! So good. We were sat next to the kitchen area with many other open tables options (and that was a little noisier than we would have liked) but all in all it was great!

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DAVIDR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

HAD FISH AND CHIPS. FOOD WAS GOOD BUT NOISE LEVEL REDICULOUSLY LOUD. PEOPLE TALK LOUD TO MAKE THEMSELVES HEARD OVER UNINTELLIGIBLE MUSIC AND TV. COULDN'T HEAR SOMEONE SITTING ACROSS FROM ME FOR THIS REASON i will NEVER COME BACK AGAIN.

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FoodyTom
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice in downtown Rochester. All offerings savory, high value palate stimulators. Bar cocktails well done. Fellow diners handsome and well dressed. (Mostly).

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RickS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. It was great to get out. Great layout for social distancing.

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WendyC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meals and drinks. The filet was so good!!!

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GeorgeMallet
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful Valentine's night meal at Chester's Kitchen and Bar. My inclination is usually to get something gourmet when I dine at such a fine establishment but opted for meatloaf. It was fantastic and a generous portion. My date enjoyed her scallop pot (it was likely called something else). Very nice night out.

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AllisonK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, tasty good, and very quick service!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with great service!

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Zach
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, definitely will be going back! Thanks 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chester’s. The food and service are always great.

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TRat
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservations were at 4:00pm. Best time!! Not to busy, staff was very attentive. Drinks came to us quickly. Food was outstanding. Scallops & chicken were wonderful.

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BryanP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I've never had a bad meal at Chester's. My wife raved about her meal and mine was just OK. The hashbrown potatoes were a little under cooked and hard, the filet was cooked the way I ordered it but had little flavor.

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RickM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, would go there again! Had the turkey open face sandwich and the meatloaf, both were great if you are looking for comfort food.

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Chad
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always. Great atmosphere. Always a good experience .

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing but what made it even more special was the wonderful service!

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RobinH
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, hard to choose from the many wonderful options. Servers are very attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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KayD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service. The Parmesan crusted walleye is a must order!

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Great
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good American fare with good service, nothing unexpected but definitely worth a try if you’re Rochester

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Keep up the great job!

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vipganny
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to brunch restaurant;
Can always count on the consistency of food and service.

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Patrick
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done Chester’s

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Stacys
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, as well as the service. Wish we lived closer!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chester's was excellent. Seated early for our reservation. Friendly staff. Waitress gave good menu suggestions. My ribeye was cooked perfectly. COVID protocols were followed with spaced seating and all staff wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great experience here. The ambiance was lively yet not noisy... it was perfect & fun. The service was v good.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

First time I had a bad service there. Ordered the ribeye needed a chainsaw to cut it. It was cook perfectly but was tough. Wanted to tell the waitress about it but she never checked on us.

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WilliamC
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to eat out again!

FAQs

Chester's Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 424-1211.

Chester's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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