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Tournedos - The Inn on BroadwayTournedos - The Inn on Broadway
98 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Ambiance excellent(quiet and warm), meal served at a pace we requested. Great wine list. Cocktails perfect. Waitstaff attentive. Both menu and waiter went to great lengths to describe dry ageing and it's benefits. We both ordered NY strips which were cooked perfectly. We were surprised to find both steaks lacking in flavor. We were prepared to pay what we knew were high prices for a special meal. The steak dd not deliver. In addition one would expect a decent steak knife in a restaurant known for it's steaks, not an 80 cent special from China. More

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Next Door by WegmansNext Door by Wegmans
1605 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

Our first visit here and everything was outstanding. Service was like clockwork from the minute we were seated without being annoying. For appetizers, I had a charred broccolini salad and my husband had a sushi roll. The sushi was the best he's ever had with the seafood being so fresh,and my appetizer was different and equally as delicious. His red snapper dinner special was one of the best seafood meals he has had, and my duck breast entree was also just outstanding and far superior to any I have had in other restaurants. The pear cardamon dessert we shared was also exquisite. Prices are a little on the high side, but it is understandable when you see the freshness, quality and beauty of every item served. Will definitely go back. More

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The Melting Pot - RochesterThe Melting Pot - Rochester
760 reviews
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Fondue | Rochester, Western New York

The food was good although the entree didn’t have a clear description that the meat had a lot of black pepper on it. Due to a sensitivity I try to avoid it in large quantities (my tongue swells up). I was able to scrape most of it off and didn’t have a problem. The manager was attentive and our server could have been more attentive. We weren’t able to get her attention to tell her our chocolate was burned or something. It was off and had a very funny flavor. More

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Texas De Brazil - RochesterTexas De Brazil - Rochester
1117 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

James our server was great! The meat servers were excellent as well More

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Farmer's Creekside Tavern & InnFarmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
296 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Building inside and out very interesting, nice location next to creek & waterfall. Very good food and service at a reasonable price. Have enjoyed many times and worth the 45 minute drive! More

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Amore by WegmansAmore by Wegmans
554 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We enjoyed the burata appetizer and the arancini. We also enjoyed the Cesar salad and the sausage pizza. The chocolate budino desert was delicious. Our server was excellent. He offered to let us try a few of the wines before ordering them. This was much appreciated! The ambiance in the pergola was very pleasant and quiet enough to converse easily. More

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Char Steak & LoungeChar Steak & Lounge
761 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Waitress was very friendly and provided excellent service. Other wait staff were very attentive also (water refills, etc). Food was perfectly hot with nice presentation and delicious too. Specialty drinks were great. Desserts were great. Music level was just right so as not to interfere with conversation. More

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The Cub RoomThe Cub Room
324 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

We sat at the bar and had a wonderful dinner experience. Great service- staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The octopus is one of our favorite dishes. We also had the pasta and duck specials which were amazing! Great cocktails and dessert selection as well. Dishes are always creative and different! More

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Branca MidtownBranca Midtown
361 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Had an amazing meal with great drinks. The bartender and server were pleasant, knowledgeable and very attentive. I can’t wait to go back! More

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Benucci's - PittsfordBenucci's - Pittsford
355 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

The food and service was excellent. I will be going there again. More

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City Grill- RochesterCity Grill- Rochester
210 reviews
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Contemporary American | Rochester, Western New York

Ambiance is great for a date night. Food was expensive and was expecting it to compliment the cost, which it did not. I ordered the pizza and burger. The best part of my meal was the calamari, which was delicious. More

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Tony D'sTony D's
321 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Food was very good and the service even better. The tables are sort of a little to close together but the window wall gives you a nice view of the river and downtown. More

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - HenriettaRomano's Macaroni Grill - Henrietta
29 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Great food, nice place to dine. My wife and I eat here several times a year. Never disappointed. More

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Portico at del Lago Resort and CasinoPortico at del Lago Resort and Casino
961 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

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Positive notes: Charcuterie plate and bread service were outstanding, especially the local cheeses. Steak frites were pretty decent, with a vinegar and salt treatment on the fries that was unusual but very tasty. Dessert was a take on Boston creme pie presented as a layer cake that also was different but excellent. Negatives: The "chicken vesuvio" was NOT chicken vesuvio. It was a skinless, boneless chicken breast in a wine sauce with a few potatoes plus olives and artichokes. Chicken vesuvio (Chicago name for a dish with long heritage in Italy; just the name is from Chicago) consists of a disjointed, bone-in chicken with the skin on, sautéed and served with roasted potatoes and a white wine sauce. The menu description fooled me: "chicken, potatoes, artichokes, white wine, oregano." I thought, OK; Fabio puts some artichoke in his chicken vesuvio. Some people add peas. Seems OK. What I was served was not even close. Just to be abundantly clear: missing from Fabio's "chicken vesuvio" were (1) dark meat, (2) skin and (3) bones. Again, the recipe calls for a disjointed whole chicken, skin on. Fabio has a restaurant in Chicago and surely has eaten the dish there or has an idea why this is just wrong. And now, THAT ALL SAID, if this pseudo-vesuvio had actually tasted good, all would be forgiven. It did not. The meat was flavorless. The olives and artichokes just sat there; there was no unity or blending of flavors. The small quantity of sliced potatoes (they really should have been quartered into large wedges) was pretty good, credit where due. Service also was inexcusably poor. Not at first. Most of the service was fine. Waiter was engaged, responsive, even tolerated my rant about the inauthenticity of the "chicken vesuvio." But we sat 25 minutes AFTER giving him our credit card and then had to go make a fuss with the hostess before SHE - not our waiter - brought us our bill. Refusing to take my money for almost a half hour is the most irksome failure possible. More

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Bitter HoneyBitter Honey
134 reviews
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Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

Great food, drink and excellent service. Food was better than ever. More

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Salena's Mexican RestaurantSalena's Mexican Restaurant
228 reviews
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Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

Overall satisfied with my food and drinks. I plan to go again. More

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Delmonicos Italian Steak HouseDelmonicos Italian Steak House
236 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Great place. Our server was fantastic. We went for a birthday and had a quiet dinner. The food was grear More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - RochesterMorton's The Steakhouse - Rochester
101 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

From beginning to end our date was fabulous. The food was superb, hands down the best we have ever had. They truly make your special occasion spectacular. Our server was Brandon and he was highly attentive and very welcoming. We cannot say enough good things about our overall experience. More

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Benucci's - GRCBenucci's - GRC
120 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Excellent service, good food - as always and comfy setting. More

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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & PastaVeneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
1 review
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Food was mostly very good. Got greens and beans app and pizza and chicken Parm for entrees. Very disappointed in the bread. One of the things I look forward to at an Italian restaurant. It was obviously stale. Why a place with a wood fire oven doesn’t make fresh bread every day is beyond me. Or even if you’re going to serve bread from a bakery get it fresh! It’s the first impression I have of a restaurant. Then our last impression was similarly disappointing. We had a very dry dense lemon cake that was obviously days or weeks old. Liked our meals so we will go back but maybe not on a Sunday More

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The RevelryThe Revelry
934 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Great food, cocktails and service! Looking forward to going back. More

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Grappa - RochesterGrappa - Rochester
471 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Gnocchi with brussell sprouts were scrumptious! Service was friendly and helpful but no annoying! Great atmosphere and diverse crowd! Have also been outside in summer and love it out there as well. More

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BrancaBranca
600 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We sat and waited 20 minutes before we were even offered water. I was ready to finally leave when the waitress showed up. She was nice but clearly new. Another 15 mins for drinks to arrive. It wasn’t overwhelmingly busy. The food was good but the service/ wait time make the experience not as enjoyable. More

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CentroCentro
367 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Fiamma Centro is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is authentic and made with so much attention and care. The owner is very particular and it shows in the food. Drinks are made wonderfully, wine list is nice and the ambiance feels like I'm in NYC. Very chic decor, and you can see the chefs cooking. Really love it here. More

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Abyssinia RestaurantAbyssinia Restaurant
7 reviews
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Ethiopian | Rochester, Western New York

Great Ethiopian fare served traditionally. However, they will provide utensils upon request. All of the vegetarian dishes were excellent. The lamb was a little salty but still very good. Ambiance is almost completely lacking but the food more than makes up for it. More

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Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.
1 review
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Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Great! Not a long wait, had a drink at the bar while waiting, food was served in order and timely. Amazing server. Delicious! More

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DriftersDrifters
16 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

A delightful surprise in the heart of downtown Rochester... struggling to come back to a pedestrian-friendly, walkable city. GO to patronize this commitment on their part, and enjoy the excellent food and service! More

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SteadfastSteadfast
4 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Great place, awesome food, great service!!! We had Amber serve us. She was phenomenal! More

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Red Lobster - HorseheadsRed Lobster - Horseheads
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Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

The Grill and Tap Room at Shadow Lake Golf ClubThe Grill and Tap Room at Shadow Lake Golf Club
17 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Good place for a quiet lunch on a summer afternoon. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - RochesterTGI FRIDAYS - Rochester
8 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Great patio to sit out on. Food is good and service was excellent. More

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State Street Bar&GrillState Street Bar&Grill
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American | Rochester, Western New York

The State Street Bar and Grill is the perfect spot to relax after a long day! Enjoy a cocktails and food with colleagues and friends at our spacious bar. If you prefer,sit down in the Restaurant area to enjoy a delicious dinner with family and friends. A few of our signature items include our Monterey Grilled Chicken or Citrus Salmon.More

Red Lobster - Rochester - Jefferson Rd.Red Lobster - Rochester - Jefferson Rd.
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Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

The French Quarter CafeThe French Quarter Cafe
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Rochester, Western New York

Cajun and Creole restaurant in the heart of Rochester. More

TGI FRIDAYS - GreeceTGI FRIDAYS - Greece
12 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

A little boring More

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Red Lobster - Lakewood - Fairmount Ave.Red Lobster - Lakewood - Fairmount Ave.
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Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Rochester Diners' Choice Winners

Rochester's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Melting Pot - RochesterThe Melting Pot - Rochester
760 reviews
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Fondue | Rochester, Western New York

The food was good although the entree didn’t have a clear description that the meat had a lot of black pepper on it. Due to a sensitivity I try to avoid it in large quantities (my tongue swells up). I was able to scrape most of it off and didn’t have a problem. The manager was attentive and our server could have been more attentive. We weren’t able to get her attention to tell her our chocolate was burned or something. It was off and had a very funny flavor. More

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Next Door by WegmansNext Door by Wegmans
1605 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

Our first visit here and everything was outstanding. Service was like clockwork from the minute we were seated without being annoying. For appetizers, I had a charred broccolini salad and my husband had a sushi roll. The sushi was the best he's ever had with the seafood being so fresh,and my appetizer was different and equally as delicious. His red snapper dinner special was one of the best seafood meals he has had, and my duck breast entree was also just outstanding and far superior to any I have had in other restaurants. The pear cardamon dessert we shared was also exquisite. Prices are a little on the high side, but it is understandable when you see the freshness, quality and beauty of every item served. Will definitely go back. More

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Tournedos - The Inn on BroadwayTournedos - The Inn on Broadway
98 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Ambiance excellent(quiet and warm), meal served at a pace we requested. Great wine list. Cocktails perfect. Waitstaff attentive. Both menu and waiter went to great lengths to describe dry ageing and it's benefits. We both ordered NY strips which were cooked perfectly. We were surprised to find both steaks lacking in flavor. We were prepared to pay what we knew were high prices for a special meal. The steak dd not deliver. In addition one would expect a decent steak knife in a restaurant known for it's steaks, not an 80 cent special from China. More

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Texas De Brazil - RochesterTexas De Brazil - Rochester
1117 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

James our server was great! The meat servers were excellent as well More

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Farmer's Creekside Tavern & InnFarmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
296 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Building inside and out very interesting, nice location next to creek & waterfall. Very good food and service at a reasonable price. Have enjoyed many times and worth the 45 minute drive! More

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Amore by WegmansAmore by Wegmans
554 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We enjoyed the burata appetizer and the arancini. We also enjoyed the Cesar salad and the sausage pizza. The chocolate budino desert was delicious. Our server was excellent. He offered to let us try a few of the wines before ordering them. This was much appreciated! The ambiance in the pergola was very pleasant and quiet enough to converse easily. More

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The Cub RoomThe Cub Room
324 reviews
$$$$
American | Rochester, Western New York

We sat at the bar and had a wonderful dinner experience. Great service- staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The octopus is one of our favorite dishes. We also had the pasta and duck specials which were amazing! Great cocktails and dessert selection as well. Dishes are always creative and different! More

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Branca MidtownBranca Midtown
361 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Had an amazing meal with great drinks. The bartender and server were pleasant, knowledgeable and very attentive. I can’t wait to go back! More

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Char Steak & LoungeChar Steak & Lounge
761 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Waitress was very friendly and provided excellent service. Other wait staff were very attentive also (water refills, etc). Food was perfectly hot with nice presentation and delicious too. Specialty drinks were great. Desserts were great. Music level was just right so as not to interfere with conversation. More

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Bitter HoneyBitter Honey
134 reviews
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Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

Great food, drink and excellent service. Food was better than ever. More

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