Next Door by Wegmans

4.7
1855 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
At Next Door by Wegmans, we pride ourselves on providing an unmatched dining experience. Our world-class chefs start with the freshest and best ingredients, using sustainable, organic, and local items whenever possible to create innovative menu selections. We combine great food and drink with cosmopolitan ambiance and outstanding service. Whether you’re looking for a unique dining experience or a fun place for a celebration, you’ll find it at Next Door.

Our chefs hand-select the best seafood (everything from wild salmon and scallops to sustainable farm-raised tuna when available), combining it with authentic Koshihikari rice that’s milled fresh every 3 days for us, real Japanese wasabi, and gluten-free soy sauce that’s custom-brewed to our special standards. Chefs Loi, Satoshi, and Mikami are masters with ingredients like this.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1855 people are saying
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GregM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience as usual.

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PDubbs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Oleksander, our waiter, was great. Made the birthday dinner amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with family for my birthday last night. We had the best experience at Next Door! To our surprise, we were seated in a private room. It was perfect because I am always nervous taking my five year old out to a nice restaurant

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HeatherV
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Hostess was very frazzled and it was just 5 pm. We arrived early for our 5:15 reservation.
We we’re told to have a seat and sat for 15 min watching al the late guests arrive for their 5 pm reservations be seated. Hostess needs to realize that as we sit and wait we are observing her manner. Seemed extremely frustrated and exasperated for what appeared to be a very light trickle of people.
Sat for 15 minutes at least before being greeted by sever, again not busy. Was surprised to realize our server was someone we saw walk by several times prior and was standing at the server desk next to us. The sushi and cocktails were great as well as the staff supplying us with water, serving the dishes and cleaning the table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Next Door is outstanding! The Chilean Sea Bass, Poké bowl and almond torte are not to be missed.

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RandyfromRochester
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Food was nicely prepared and adequate temperature. Staff was on point. Just a really great dining experience.

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DenetteP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was personable and attentive. She made our experience great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for my sons birthday per his request. We had the same server as the year before and she was simply amazing! From helping me chose the perfect wine to remembering us and making the dinner special. The sushi was amazing!!

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vipDavidR
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been going to Wegmans Next Door since they opened. You now pay more for less, the bento box use to be 19 now its 30 and you get less.Also they use to provide bread, not anymore again..the theme of more for less. Keep this in mind when visiting the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed by the entire experience. The sushi was fresh and flavorful. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipF00die
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great sever Tanya. This sushi was phenomenal. My rudest and I ordered salads that for $10 were lackluster to day the least. It is as if a bag of salad was opened, dumped into our dishes with a scant amount of dressing and almonds. When our server asked - we were honest. She was great and offered us another salad which my guest tried, but it was equally underwhelming. Our server removed the salad from the bill. Two members of our party had dessert the crème brûlée and molten lava cake and were pleased. Overall a good experience. It is a restrictive menu if you don’t enjoy sushi or fish.

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vipTinylibrarian
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Very disappointing--as a previous and frequent diner, the food and amount per serving was significantly diminished. In the past, homemade/fresh bread and oil was offered but this has disappeared. The salad pre-meal was not served according to the menu--poor value, no vegetables of note and over-priced. The main dish, scallops came served with only three medium-sized scallops and although tasty and done well, left me hungry and eating my hubby's rice, which came with his meal. The scallops had zero side included, not even rice and three scallops was less than what one would normally be served as a main. The meal was expensive for what was served. We won't be returning. They need to lift their game big time. Also, the menu just isn't creative, and rarely changes.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!

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puccigirl65
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our evening and my rating were both saved by moving from an outdoor table to inside the dinning room. We started at a table on the patio with a clear view of the dirty linens and the smell of the dumpster from beyond an open gate. I mentioned that to the waitress and she said that closing the gate and the view/situation wasn't something she could help with and that she was "just pouring water". The view and smell became an issue so we returned to the hostess to ask for a table in the dining room. It was 5pm and the entire restaurant was empty. She checked for availability and was able to seat us although it wasn't with much graciousness.
Once we were seated we were very happy with the level of service and the food is always excellent. We were very happy to be able to enjoy our food inside in a lovely environment with friendly and efficient service. I have noticed time after time that the servers in the bar tend to be very unfriendly and act as if they are doing you a favor. It's always disappointing. However, in the dining room it is a different story. I'll skip the bar and patio and stick to the dining room.

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vipMikeG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The hostess and manager were hostile and offensive when they insisted that we reserved a 2 top table for our party of 3. Despite confirming our 3 person reservation and arriving early, the hostess insisted we were wrong even when shown our Open Table confirmation.
The waitstaff and food were excellent but the dining experience was destroyed by the front of the house. Avoid this restaurant Okay until management addresses this.
For the record, this is my forth time dining at Next Door this summer. I understand the current challenges with staffing and COVID protocols. Yet the problems with the hostess stand is persistent and reflects inadequate training and supervision. It is especially galling since Wegmans owns and operates Next Door.

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vipJohn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the most pretentious restaurants in Rochester. Food is great though! Service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hi,
I’d like to share my experience of this evening dinner.
I am a kind of regular customer, I have a lot of Open Table recorded reservation with Next Door.
I always enjoyed having dinner with you:

1) very good quality and probably best in Town Sushi food experience
2) very nice ambience
3) accurate and on Time service

But (but) this evening I was not particularly happy and satisfied for the following reasons:

1) On time service was not the same like in my past experiences (I sat down at the table at 6.45am and my order was served at 7.35am)
2) Inside the restaurant there was a very unpleasant smell of cooked food coming out of the kitchen, I think because of ventilation issues of the cooking equipment
3) I am back home with all of my clothes, my exposed body parts and my hair really smelling (quite disgusting experience)
4) I will have to send to a laundry center all of mine - my wife and my guest clothes with a significant cost for this.

Clearly not a great evening, really appreciate your feedback and remediation.

Next Door by Wegmans
Responded on September 30, 2021

Hello! Thank you so much for being such a loyal guest of ours and we are delighted to know that you often love your experience at Next Door. We are so sorry to hear about this situation the last time you dined with us. Unfortunately we are unable to access your name and number, but if you would be so kind as to call the restaurant at (585) 249-4580 with your name and reservation date we would love to do what we can to remedy this! Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son loves their food !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant.

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Zane
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was very attentive and they did a great job however that’s personally not my style. I don’t like my water being refilled every sip I take, there is a way to be attentive without being invasive, other than that- 5 stars

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farmgirl
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Next Door by Wegmans has great food excellent service. Best margaritas in town!

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MKR205
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food but smallish servings. The starter dishes were particularly good! Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Highly recommend!

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MarceloD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, menu and meal. I recommend this restaurant to anyone wants an excellent value and service

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

My daughter and I both became ill which marred our experience we have always enjoyed dining at Next Door

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We waited an hour for sushi. Had to ask for bread and a water refill. Horrible service. Had the miso soup which was very salty. The smoke from the grill was awful and I felt like I was sitting next to a barbecue grill. We had to ask the busboy to check on our food after 50 minutes. When we were ready to walk out, the food appeared, but the waitress never came to apologize. She was very complacent. We refused the food, asked for the check for our wine, which took another ten minutes, and never had anyone approach us with an apology. The manager , Alyssa, looked directly at us from the back corner but did not come over. However, she came running after us while we were walking out and the waitress suddenly appeared with to-go containers with the sushi, which we refused. We were not offered an apology, but a complimentary dessert. Under normal circumstances, I would say it’s covid, but they were not busy and had plenty of staff. Next Door used to be on our favorites list, but I won’t be returning any time soon. I rarely write a negative review, but they need to step up their game.

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viprockN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, service, atmosphere. love this place

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thomas
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next door by Wegmans always delivers amazing food, and is very serious with Celiac Disease! The red dragon roll is my favorite!

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NYtravelagent
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my mom's 82nd birthday. Sarah was our server and she was EXCELLENT!! Ask for her if you go! Bonus: Danny Wegman was also there eating dinner with his wife and they graciously stopped at our table to wish my mom happy birthday!

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JyotiN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! Attentive without being overbearing. Absolutely impeccable service and great food.

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PCS2016
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second meal in two weeks! Still enjoyed everything as we did last time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the ambiance to the service, everything was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my 18yr old. Awesome experience as always here! Food is great, service with Ben is awesome!

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LiamJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, best restaurant in rochester. Its expensive but its definitely a premium service and product.

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Anna
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi and the spicy margarita was also delicious

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PCS2016
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been going there for years, but food (and service, Bethany!) has never been better. The Japanese influenced menu just hits the right balance, for us at least.

FAQs

Next Door by Wegmans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 249-4575.

Next Door by Wegmans is rated 4.7 stars by 1855 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.