Chester's Kitchen & Bar

4.7
891 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 891 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidG
Key West
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Promptly seated and had fantastic service throughout. Prices very reasonable and food was fresh and delicious. We has salads and flatbread pizza with a side of the cornbread, and all were excellent. Cannot say enough about the service. Attentive and accommodating personnel all around.

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Mouse
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday and had great service, great food and loved their chocolate cake with hot fudge! So amazing! We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son tried the spaghetti and loved his meal. I had the salmon and asparagus salad. It was delicious.

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RonD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Most wonderful food! Wife described her food (Parmesan-crusted walleye and rice) as the BEST food she has ever had!! I had the bacon wrapped filet and shrimp ...also very good. You are our favorite restaurant in the world! We'll be back! We were in town for a Mayo appointment. We are from Marshfield WI (250 miles away).

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Courtney
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The wait staff was excellent. Very attentive, genuine, and friendly. The food was decent, salmon especially was cooked perfectly. The cocktails were good as well. Nothing over the top excellent but a reliably good, meal with options for the whole family.

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Nisse
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as it always is. It can be noisy but given that people are excited to go out much less finally be with friends for the first time in a year, it can be expected. Wasn't bad though.

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vipAbbyR
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pace of service check-ins rushed us.

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vipganny
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch every Sunday; consistently, a pleasant time

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First I would say, our waiter Chris was awesome! Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Next the food, for a starter we had the steak and blue fondue whick is always our favorits and tonight was excellent. For main course we had one minute chicken, Santa Fe salad and steak and scallops.. Most of the food was great except the steaks....they had kind of a funky texture and there was only one medium size scallop which was disappointing. We shared a dessert sampler amoung 4 and this was all delicious but the overall favorite was the banana cream pie. All the Chester cocktails we tried were very good as well. Overall a pleasant evening.

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RoseK
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We shared an appetizer of walleye cakes, a burger with blueberry jam, jalapenos and brie cheesecurds with sweet potato fries, and finished with strawberry rhubarb crisp with vanilla bean ice cream. Fabulous!!!

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GrantG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting a friend from out of state

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StephenR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very convenient location downtown. So many delicious-sounding choices that it was hard to pick one.

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vipFoodyFit
Minneapolis
96 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special. Waiters not very well trained. Food nothing special. A bit disappointed. Likely won’t be back.

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RobinW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome, food was great.
A favorite place of our, never have been disappointed.

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CindyA
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and walleye was the best!

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PeggyO
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chesters will never disappoint! The food was delicious as always and the staff was friendly and prompt.

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JudyR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always.

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CraigA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Sunday brunch at Chester's on Apr. 4. We would certainly go back again.

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TammyA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful inside! We were there for Easter brunch and our food was all very good, large portions and reasonably priced. Our server was great and offered suggestions when we asked questions about the menu. We will definitely go back again!

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jillW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. The food and service outstanding!!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Always a top choice when our family goes out

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EBishappy
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu! Great Attention to gluten free options and preparation! Great service- waitress was AWESOME!!! Mimosa and Bloody were perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Chesters. Food always delicious. The Rotisserie chicken , and Chocolate cake for dessert , always the best

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vipMorieG
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and daily special

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Crowded, food was overcooked. Expected more for the price. Nice location and ambiance.

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PD1020
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Even though we asked to be seated in a quiet area the noise level was more than we hoped for. On to the good , our server was great, she was knowledgeable, efficient and accurate. I had the shrimp and scallop hot pot...just plain delicious! Hubby had the chicken very good and a huge serving! Had enough leftover for lunch for both of us the next day! We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family outing success with our kids 6 & 8 year old. Food was amazing and ambience on point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't believe how amazing the open faced turkey sandwich is at Chester's.

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jacobb
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fun place for a meal. Great drinks, outstanding food (with some solid healthy options!)

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vipGW25
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While at Mayo Clinic we always like to eat at Chesters. The food is always delicious and service wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Anniversary

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JoieF
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The evening was very nice, we were sitting next to the kitchen not the best place but it was ok!! The food was WOW my scallops were out of this world they just melt in my mouth it was just absolutely Awesome!! We will be back...

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RuthW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Brooke. Delicious Salmon and Walleye entrees with variety of sides including broccoli and portabello mushrooms.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food quality seems to have gone down from what it once was. Used to be the go to Restaurant in town. Others are now doing a better job, Crave, Pittsburgh Blue, Benedict’s, and Cameo. Still in the top 5 but no longer number one.

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vipMark
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to our recent required appointments at the Mayo Clinic, this was the highlight to our day. The food was excellent and the staff very attentive.

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viplibbie
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very convenient to Mayo Clinic.
Everything about this restaurant was excellent.

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vipMichaelW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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TimD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chester's is a great place to dine. Great food and pricing a little low for the quality of food they serve. Would highly recommend.

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vipgbjch
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the vegeterian chili and the healty bowl with Tofu. It was much better than it sounds for you meat and potato's folks! The broccoli was cooked perfectly - not too crunch or too mushy. Great flavor

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FriendInFood
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chicken pot pie special was below usual quality. No veg, needed peas, carrots, onions, minced chicken in salty gravy. Not enough puff, good thing guest had xtra mash potato. Food wasn’t hot. Waiter great!

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 891 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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