Cameo

4.4
88 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Upscale casual comfort food from around the world!
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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The taste and quality just isn't there.

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D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and innovative food. Really friendly staff. Welcoming environment and live music. Perfect evening.

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the take on an international menu. Dishes from around the world w/their own (Cameo) twist. Great presentation on all dishes ordered. Awesome flavors, even when 'outside' the standard or original dish. The arancini appetizer was superb. Their take on Curry rice was good, mounted over a goat cheese mix. The pancetta option on the pork (Tonkotsu) Ramen was spot on! The sauce on their, yes, chicken schnitzel was good. The Spaetzel was over done and dry :(, otherwise I would have given them full stars. More sauce may have compensated? Now, their Brioche Bred Pudding dessert was delicious (all CAPS on this one) and in particular the Latte they serve was out of this world! Pepper Corn and Ginger spiced, most unique and great flavorful twist. Totally recommended to end the evening meal.

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R
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wasnt overly exciting. Mussels were good and the broth complimented it well. Didnt care for the puree with the pork chops. Meeds more flavor.

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C
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food & service was great. Very spendy for such small serving sizes . Probably wouldn’t go back just because it was spendy.

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A
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is one of the best in Rochester. I would recommend this place to anyone for a special occasion.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food.

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b
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you love food, the chef's tasting with paired wine is a must do! On a quiet Wednesday night they presented 5 surprises not currently on the menu. Each dish was constructed with skill and attention to detail.

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B
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very lovely space matched with equally impressive food. Service was friendly and attentive without being cloying. Short rib cooked to perfection, and my dining companion very much enjoyed the sweet potato curry.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was a bit crowded due to a concert upstairs (opening night of the upper floors) but it didn’t feel suffocating at all. We were afraid it would feel like a basement but were surprised as to how open and pleasant it was.

The appetizers all sounded delicious and we have to say that the Burrata was excellent- especially the home made focaccia toast. The lemon vinaigrette was velvety and had excellent depth of flavor. Our mains were good (the pork chop w/squash and cherry sauce and the coconut curry). The bread pudding was also quite good.

We were pleased with our entire experience and will likely be back at some point.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Very poor service at the bar, not friendly...no smiles and no rush to greet us or serve us... just very little interaction. My drink was $10 and tasted awful:(
Service in the dining room was good, food had great flavor but portions were very small for a $30 plate and NO SIDES included:( I do not think we will return, I was not overly impressed and have had much better service for the price and portion at several other places in town. Sad about this because I think you could be much better and I hope you can improve in the months going forward. All the best~

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b
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu just changed this week. Tried a couple of the new appetizers. The red curry arrancini are a delicious spin on the Italian staple. There's a nice amount of heat in them and they pair amazingly well with the Elderflower cocktail. The tuna poke tostadas we're delicious if you like sushi. And as always the bread pudding is killer!

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and the service was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is excellent! The proportions are just right to make you full but not too full. We got the wagyu beef appetizer which you cook yourself on a hot stone. It came with this caramelized onion and yuzu sauce. It worked so well together. I did the tandoori salmon and my husband did the smash burger. Both were amazing in their own way. Both extremely juicy and moist and not over cooked at all. The bread pudding with bourbon ice cream ended our meal perfectly. We can’t wait to see what the new menu items will be so we can go back and enjoy again!

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YU
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best part of the meal was the fries. I would definitely order them again. The Korean Chicken Sandwich was good tasting but very messy to eat.

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P
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely incredible. There is ample amount of staff, each of whom were very attentive and kind. I can’t say enough about how amazing the food was. This will easily be one of our regular hot spots going forward. By the way, our waiter Phillip was amazing!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit in a 3 week period so I really do love the restaurant and space. Both times i was there the service was outstanding. My meal the first time was excellent (korean short ribs) and so I expected more the second time around. I got the Wagu Beef steak and expected it to be amazing for a 42$ steak. The steak was just okay (was cooked fine, but lacked any outstanding flavor) and the side (twice baked sweet potato) was so sweet it was inedible. I just had greater expectations for that expensive of a meal. That being said I would love to try some of the other dishes on the menu. They can't all be winners and I appreciate that the menu is constantly changing and improving. Good quality food with great service goes a long way and I am excited to go back and try some of the other menu items.

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LW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was great, we will definitely be back.

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KP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique menu items. Food was wonderful. Looks be the setting, not as noisy as other restaurants. Great service.

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C
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Our waiter was attentive and unobtrusive.

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GV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu, great service in a unique setting. We will definitely be back.

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UM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We went for a weekday lunch. The decor reminded us strangely of a high school cafeteria, complete with thin carpeting and scuffed (distressed??) concrete floors, but with a big wine fridge and some funky red booths. OK, we thought, let us not be hasty. Unfortunately, the food was bland and uninteresting. To be fair, we had 2 crab salads. At 12$ we thought that a plate of (very cold) greens with a minuscule amount of shredded crab was not adequate. May give it another chance for dinner, maybe. Servers were friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great birthday dinner. The wait staff were outstanding. The food was fabulous. The noise level is always a bit high. Overall very good experience.

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SG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Ordered the mussels; they were very small and the sauce was bland. Ordered the tacos with chicken, and they were flavorless.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavor in all of the dishes we ordered! And don’t forget dessert. The bread pudding was out of this world!

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great new option in rochester! Would have been all 5 stars if the flavors in the curry had been bolder.

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T
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and the overall ambience of the place was excellent different type of food needs a little getting used to but overall a wonderful experience.

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LG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was absolutely outstanding! Truly delicious! Unfortunately, it is a bit expensive for just a “night out.” But we will definitely be back for special occasions!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a special birthday over the weekend and they surprised us with complimentary champagne! That was a wonderful surprise. We had great food, great time, great atmosphere which made the night even that more special.
Thank you, we will recommend to everyone and come again when the new menu comes out!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food done really well. Prices were appropriate to the quality of the dishes and relatively reasonable. Some different wines on the list that you are normally stuck with here in town. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Short was too spicy for my palate. The chocolate torte was amazing- just s tad too dense to cut. Once cut it was delicious.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the Smash Burger -> I would give the burger above par. 3.5 stars out of 5. I know this place is not and will never be known for it's burgers. The fries that came with the burger were way over seasoned with what seemed to be a salty cheese almost like parmesan cheese.

My wife had the chicken schnitzel -> She really enjoyed this meal. Maybe a little too much sauce, but thought the red cabbage was a great accompaniment.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The live music was wonderful and at the right volume to still hear each other.
Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive.
All of our food and beverages were excellent!

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was well made and the drinks were good as well.
I thought that the portion size for the prices they were asking left more to be desired. If it were not for the coupon we had I would not have felt comfortable with the bill at the end of dinner.

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j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered the scallops for 31 dollars and received 4 half dollar sized ones. Although the scallops were very tasty it very much was over priced for what it was. Overall it's 3 to 4 star place. We will go back for a special occasion.

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j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Awesome server! Jeffery. Very knowledgeable, especially on the wine and food menus, and very attentive and friendly. Made the evening special!

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BC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was excellent. I would definitely return

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i
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first trip there. A fiend and I went there on a whim and had a wonderful dinner! We noshed our way through the mussels (you will want a gallon of the broth), burrata cheese board, chicken schnitzel, short ribs, and the bread pudding. We also grabbed a few cocktails which were tasty and not short on the pours. Portions are very generous and the ambiance is quite comfortable. This is definitely worth a visit!

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D
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Appetizers were okay and then the main courses came out. Two of the meals were bland and had no flavor while three were too salty and little flavor. The burger and fries were okay but not worth the price you pay. Won't be going back anytime soon.

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J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Cameo was excellent. Service, food, and drinks were all perfect. Excited to finally have another great restaurant in Rochester!

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