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Best American Restaurants in Rochester

The Cub RoomThe Cub Room
(284)
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American | Rochester, Western New York
The RevelryThe Revelry
(912)
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American | Rochester, Western New York
Farmer's Creekside Tavern & InnFarmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
(267)
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American | Rochester, Western New York
Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the LakeLancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake
(38)
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York
Krebs 1899Krebs 1899
(695)
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American | Syracuse, Central New York
Lucky DayLucky Day
(94)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Fanara's RestaurantFanara's Restaurant
(106)
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American | Kenmore, Western New York
AK Cafe at  Albright-Knox Art GalleryAK Cafe at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
(66)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Aurora Inn Dining RoomAurora Inn Dining Room
(194)
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York
The Colden Mill RestaurantThe Colden Mill Restaurant
(43)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Three Birds Restaurant CorningThree Birds Restaurant Corning
(102)
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American | Corning, Western New York
Local Kitchen & Beer BarLocal Kitchen & Beer Bar
(163)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Erie GrillErie Grill
(427)
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American | Pittsford, Western New York

Best Italian Restaurants in Rochester

Amore by WegmansAmore by Wegmans
(532)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Delmonicos Italian Steak HouseDelmonicos Italian Steak House
(213)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Branca MidtownBranca Midtown
(332)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
BrancaBranca
(578)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Tony D'sTony D's
(296)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Benucci's - PittsfordBenucci's - Pittsford
(337)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Portico at del Lago Resort and CasinoPortico at del Lago Resort and Casino
(896)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
CentroCentro
(333)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Benucci's - GRCBenucci's - GRC
(114)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Ristorante LombardoRistorante Lombardo
(1118)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Tempo RestaurantTempo Restaurant
(1223)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Lucia's on the LakeLucia's on the Lake
(790)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Carmelo's Coat of ArmsCarmelo's Coat of Arms
(317)
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Italian | Lewiston, Western New York
Carte BlancheCarte Blanche
(576)
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Italian | Hamburg, Western New York
Osteria 166Osteria 166
(872)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Delmonico's Italian SteakHouse - SyracuseDelmonico's Italian SteakHouse - Syracuse
(168)
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Italian | Syracuse, Central New York
Peppino's Neapolitan -SyracusePeppino's Neapolitan -Syracuse
(79)
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Italian | Syracuse, Central New York
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - WaldenBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden
(353)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Salvatore's Italian Gardens RestaurantSalvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant
(3207)
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Steakhouse | Depew, Western New York

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Rochester Restaurants

Next Door by WegmansNext Door by Wegmans
1562 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

We sat at the counter but we should of gotten a table instead. I feel the service was lacking Because we sat at the sushi counter which was a first for us. He was a very nice server but we didn’t see him very much which when you’re spending $200 for sushi and drinks you want service like being asked if u would like another drink or is there anything else I can get you... I feel like they dropped the food and never came back ... we had to ask numerous others for things like extra wasabi or soy sauce or a spoon for our soup... I know it’s trivial but truthfully I feel we were forgotten about. The food was quite good the sushi great quality. The salads lacked finesse and were just ok. The filet was salty but cooked perfectly so that’s a plus. Desserts were great Creme brûlée was very eggy compared to others I’ve had but the apple crumble on top was a very nice twist on the dessert. The chocolate pear was also very decadent and paired well with the vanilla ice cream which was amazing! All in all it was a nice night out. More

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

Everyone was very friendly and helpful and made our birthday celebration wonderful. The food was delicious and we had a great time! Thank you all! Names are escaping me! More

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - RochesterDinosaur Bar-B-Que - Rochester
776 reviews
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Barbecue | Rochester, Western New York

Enjoyable as always! More

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Texas De Brazil - RochesterTexas De Brazil - Rochester
1034 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

As a veteran, I want to thank you for a wonderful experience and generosity you display for not just me, but for my fellow veterans, I will definitely come back for full and delicious menu, Again Thank you Cesar Collazo More

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

The Cub Room is a go to spot. Outstanding bar staff! Great vibe. Menu is inventive , original and food is great tasting. More

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

Elegant atmosphere, fantastic cuisine and outstanding service. More

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

Exquisite, well presented entree’s. Food quality was exceptional. Wine list extensive and varied. Prices - reasonable. The Chef, Owner, (2) Managers ALL came over and introduced themselves. We were given a tour of newly renovated Tavern & Inn. Outdoor deck, fire pit and vistas of Oatka Creek/Waterfall were spectacular. Welcoming, friendly, engaging. Wait staff clearly professionally trained. One of the finest dining experiences we’ve had. We will be telling others, as well as returning ourselves. A hidden gem More

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

We had birthday lunch here and it was terrific. Lunches were delicious, service was attentive, and we could leisurely dine. They even added a birthday candle on dessert! More

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

Great meal, great service. Third trip to Branca. All great. More

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

Loved the romantic atmosphere and how attentive the servers were. Overall, really good experience. More

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

Some of the best Mexican I have had in the Rochester area with a team of excellent wait staff. Thanks to my waiter, I tried an amazing drink called the “el tio” which will have me coming back to Bitter Honey for years. I will certainly be coming back with friends. More

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

Our group of 4 all enjoyed our meals at Benucci's at Greece Ridge. We had a variety of meals (pasta, seafood, eggplant) and all were good. Drinks were great, including a raspberry chocolate martini :-). Service was friendly and quick. The restaurant was very quiet. I look forward to returning. More

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

Great service and great food. We will be back and highly recommend. More

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

Great food. Fun.. We always enjoy the variety of dishes and the awesome desserts. Perfect place for a date or family gathering. More

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

We sat in the dining room away from the bar and was very comfortable and not noisy. Waiter was young but friendly. Portions were very large and very well prepared. Nice variety and varied price range. More

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

Fabulous food and wine! Our reservation was for a business dinner for 7. We were seated at round a table in a windowed corner, which was conducive to conversation. Our "foodie" executive was thrilled to find a wine from a small valley in northern Italy which he had tasted during a European wine tour. To start, we ordered a variety of small plates to share. The pumpkin arancini were different and tasty. The lobster mac & cheese was a delicious combination of flavors. Everyone at the table commented on the excellent flavors of their dinners. Our server was attentive, but unobtrusive. A "professional" evening enjoyed by all! More

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

Awesome from start to finish Roland was terrific I would and will recommend to my friends More

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

Mentioned it was a special occasion on Open Table and when we arrived, Doug greeted us with a "happy anniversary" and showed us to our table, a quiet location exactly as I had requested, and much appreciated. Matt is the best and took amazing care of us. Brought over two glasses of Prosecco for us - such a nice surprise! Both gentlemen made our experience truly special. More

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

Consistently delicious food. Very good selection of entrees. Nice atmosphere for meeting friends and being able to converse. 40 minute drive for us so it tends to be more of a special occasion destination for us. More

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

Ordered my usual and as expected the meal, drinks and service we're great! More

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DriftersDrifters
14 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

It was very quiet in there, but we received great service and the food was great. I wish there were more people but I think that is due to the construction on Stone Street. Anyway - we enjoyed it! More

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CentroCentro
333 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Another great dinner at Centro. Opted for the appetizer special, a pizza, the Insalata Bufala, the Parmigiana hot appetizer, and a small side of house made pasta. Shared everything—- fabulous! More

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

I misread the menu and ordered a red-sauce dish that came with seafood. When I showed my surprise, our server asked what I was expecting, and quickly changed my order bringing back a new lovely dish exactly how I asked within minutes. Exceptional food and uncommonly excellent service. More

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

Had my birthday dinner here. They took our picture and gave us it in a card that wished me a happy birthday i really liked that! And the steak is to die for! Sides were very tasty and the desert omg! Is a MUST had the Sunday for free since it was my birthday love this place! More

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KainosKainos
6 reviews
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Greek | Rochester, Western New York

The food was great along with the service. We will be back. More

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BrancaBranca
578 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We love Branca and tell everyone about it! 'Got so many loving it as well! Thank you for being here! More

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

Great food Slow service but people are so nice it’s ok Flavors were spectacular Loved it all Will recommend and return Vegetarian platter was outstanding, tasty and filling. I’m not a vegetarian but ordered for variety and was rewarded Good job! 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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Locals OnlyLocals Only
5 reviews
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Café | Rochester, Western New York

This was my third time having breakfast here and every time I leave my appetite is so satisfied! They put a a delicious twist on every meal, everything I’ve had has been 5 stars! 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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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

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
Next Door by WegmansNext Door by Wegmans
1562 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

We sat at the counter but we should of gotten a table instead. I feel the service was lacking Because we sat at the sushi counter which was a first for us. He was a very nice server but we didn’t see him very much which when you’re spending $200 for sushi and drinks you want service like being asked if u would like another drink or is there anything else I can get you... I feel like they dropped the food and never came back ... we had to ask numerous others for things like extra wasabi or soy sauce or a spoon for our soup... I know it’s trivial but truthfully I feel we were forgotten about. The food was quite good the sushi great quality. The salads lacked finesse and were just ok. The filet was salty but cooked perfectly so that’s a plus. Desserts were great Creme brûlée was very eggy compared to others I’ve had but the apple crumble on top was a very nice twist on the dessert. The chocolate pear was also very decadent and paired well with the vanilla ice cream which was amazing! All in all it was a nice night out. More

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

Everyone was very friendly and helpful and made our birthday celebration wonderful. The food was delicious and we had a great time! Thank you all! Names are escaping me! More

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - RochesterDinosaur Bar-B-Que - Rochester
776 reviews
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Barbecue | Rochester, Western New York

Enjoyable as always! More

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

The Cub Room is a go to spot. Outstanding bar staff! Great vibe. Menu is inventive , original and food is great tasting. More

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Texas De Brazil - RochesterTexas De Brazil - Rochester
1034 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

As a veteran, I want to thank you for a wonderful experience and generosity you display for not just me, but for my fellow veterans, I will definitely come back for full and delicious menu, Again Thank you Cesar Collazo More

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

Elegant atmosphere, fantastic cuisine and outstanding service. More

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

We had birthday lunch here and it was terrific. Lunches were delicious, service was attentive, and we could leisurely dine. They even added a birthday candle on dessert! More

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

Exquisite, well presented entree’s. Food quality was exceptional. Wine list extensive and varied. Prices - reasonable. The Chef, Owner, (2) Managers ALL came over and introduced themselves. We were given a tour of newly renovated Tavern & Inn. Outdoor deck, fire pit and vistas of Oatka Creek/Waterfall were spectacular. Welcoming, friendly, engaging. Wait staff clearly professionally trained. One of the finest dining experiences we’ve had. We will be telling others, as well as returning ourselves. A hidden gem More

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

Great meal, great service. Third trip to Branca. All great. More

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

Loved the romantic atmosphere and how attentive the servers were. Overall, really good experience. More

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