Chester's Kitchen & Bar

4.7
906 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 906 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food Corn Bread Skillet, Dessert Flight! Excellent service by AnnieB! Excellent Rye Old Fashioned.

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FoodyTom
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novel food we find no place else. Other patrons "better dressed" than most places in Rochester so it has a classy vibe.

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Nummy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always tasty at Chester's. It's nice to be able to count on that!

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vipLADinIN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Blackberry Mojito is luscious. And, almost any type of chicken at Chester's is exceptional, including the wings. The cornbread just kind of missed the mark! It was dry and had an odd flavor. We don't usually get dessert, but the chocolate cake was dense and rich and with the fudge sauce and ice cream, it took the decadence to another level... and the portion was enough for two or three people! The staff is always very friendly. THANKS!

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karlaj
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best key lime pie EVER!!!

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vipLADinIN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always amazing...make a reservation.

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JOANP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, loved our experience at Chester's. It's our "go to" for great dining in Rochester.

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vipAnnG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large and varied menu - all tasty and well prepared. Staff was great and while a bit noisy, sitting away from the bar helped. Carrot cake was superb !

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Oceanhead
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food, good drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was easy to make a reservation and and it was a pleasant experience.

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BarryL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our choice for our first time eating in a restaurant in over a year. It was still up to its high quality on all levels. The blackened salmon was perfect as was the raspberry chicken salad. One of the best in Rochester!!!

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NicoleM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was exceptional and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chester’s. Always look forward to a meal there after a 5 hour drive!

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SueB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallop piccata was excellent. The flight dessert was enormous & incredibly good. Would eat here every time we have a stay in Rochester.

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Lisa
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service
Cute atmosphere
Grilled shrimp was good. Steak was ok. I will try the chicken next time.

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DavidG
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pace of service check-ins rushed us.

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vipganny
Houston
28 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
Minneapolis
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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StephenR
Minneapolis
5 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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GrantG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting a friend from out of state

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vipFoodyFit
Minneapolis
97 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
Minneapolis
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
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and walleye was the best!

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PeggyO
Minneapolis
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
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always.

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CraigA
Minneapolis
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
Minneapolis
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
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jeff
Minneapolis
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
Minneapolis
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
2 reviews
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
31 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and daily special

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DavidS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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

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 906 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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