City Grill- Rochester

4.3
256 reviews
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Contemporary American
City Grill serves American style food with a modern twist. We are inspired by our multi-cultural heritage in the development of our contemporary American menu. Our restaurant is committed to providing our guests with the best quality food possible. Our seafood represents the finest, fresh fish available. Our steaks are hand-cut in our restaurants. Fresh, farm-raised vegetables are available daily as a complement to the wide selection of standard and daily featured entrees.

City Grill is a contemporary American restaurant, known for its wood-fired cuisine. Our core philosophy is to provide you with the highest possible quality dining experience. The menu features a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrée salads. The menu in our restaurant includes a varied and rotating selection of features. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of Artisan Cocktails, Beer And Wine.
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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had an excellent business lunch there.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was poor. Venue was extremely loud. Food was good but very expensive.

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RV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there before seeing a show at RBTL. They sat us before our reservation. Service was prompt, food was very good. Noise level was a little loud and in the booth we had problems hearing one another, but once the booth next to ours got their food it quieted down.

Had a great draft IPA.

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I thought It was really expensive and very noisy .

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I recently went there with my friend from out of town and my daughters. When we arrived, there was no valet service available, so we parked the car ourselves. We made reservations for 7:15p, when we walked in, we asked the Hostess if we could get a drink at the bar first and she said "yes", she was very nice. The four of us went to the bar. 3 of us ordered beer and one ordered a cider (not hard to make, lol). There were 3 bartenders, 2 men , 1 woman. The girl was good took our original order quickly. But then she disappeared and it literally took 10 min. for the male bartender to get us our beers! It wasn't busy there at all, the 2 male bartenders were having a conversation and pretty much ignored us, they were still conversing when we finally got our drinks , never acknowledging us again until another 5 min went by and he told me the total tab. Really rude for an upscale place. We were seated for dinner, the waiter was very good, nice. We ordered the steak, the chicken, both were good. My daughter ordered a pizza, which came covered in grease....she only ate 1 slice. I ordered the risotto (mushroom). It wasn't very good. I was up all that night with stomach issues (which is uncommon for me). I would not recommend this place.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a margarita at the bar before our meal, it was excellent! food and service was great!! love the eggplant stack

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good ambiance, excellent service, delicious food

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffet for Easter was one of the best buffets we have ever been to. The options and quality of food were excellent. They kept the food fresh and we saw them replenishing even when there was still food there. No complaints.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went there before a concert. The service was great. We were seated promptly and the waitress was attentive so we were able to have a drink and dinner without feeling rushed. The food was decent. My salmon was a tad too salty and a bit over cooked ( same with my husband’s steak); the sides were excellent as were the cocktails

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ZS
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Claire was Fantastic! She made the dining experience truly Amazing! Friendly and Professional she is an Assest to City Grill! The staff overall is really great as well.
Whoever is managing is obviously good!

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RD
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place to eat. Excellent service!!! Pleasant staff! Food well prepared. Nice tasteful decor. Seems like a great place to go out to dinner with friends after work. My only visit was very satisfying. Plenty of food in servings.. nice pace,nice atmosphere.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service needed to be better ; wasn’t busy , overall server was good and knowledge. However drinks took way to long

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CR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal or experience.
Great service from Clare/Claire?

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Claire our server was super, engaging and informed, she had great suggestions. Most of the food was delicious. My husbands lamb was only fair. My friends filet came out seriously overdone. They rectified it, although it was quite slow to come out. Overall , it was a great time,since we had no plans after dinner it was not a problem for dinner to go long.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice menu, pricy.

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KO
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Maybe for younger crowd. 20 - 35 yrs old. Alittle too loud. However, might be more appropriate for this particular age group on Friday and Saturday night.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations were ready upon arrival and we were seated promptly. Staff was awesome and friendly, food was excellent.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First time time there - had a HUGE cod 14 oz - loved it. Free parking made it sweeter

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KP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Waiter got our order wrong & then blamed it on us. Staff kept apologizing & gave us 2 orders of fries. Lobster was over cooked in seafood pasta special.

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GW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The appetizers were very good but my steak while cooked to perfect temp was very salty.
Bar service so so

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food was good but the s’mores pizza we had for dessert was completely black and burned on the bottom

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food in a pleasant atmosphere. The only disappointment was the 5 cheese pizza

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, not rushed and the food was great as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great, as well as the ambiance and mood. The service was kind of slow though..... which changed my overall rating. And the valets messed up somehow.... one of the people had her car pulled up and was running before we even requested it bc the worker got mixed up.

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JN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came here for drinks and an early dinner before a show at the RPO. We were greeted warmly at the door and headed to the bar for drinks. Our bartender Kate took our order and delivered the drinks, she offered me a taste of a cocktail she made for another couple after I expressed interest in what she was making. We then took a seat in a booth in the bar area for dinner. Waiter arrived soon and took drink orders and told us about the specials. We ordered appetizers and entrees. We split an order of the Crispy Avocado Poppers we still had a fine meal and will defiantly be coming back again..

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CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at City Grill. The food and drink were outstanding and the service was speedy and efficient. The menu has something for everyone and we had a great time!

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at City Grill and it was truly a remarkable time. Service was wonderful. Food and atmosphere outstanding! We will definitely be back!

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Steak was overpriced & comes with French fries. Cute and fun bar scene.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Higher prices, but large portions too. Friendly wait staff and the food was prepared quickly.

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RK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place – like being at home with friends and family. I have been several times the past two months. The food is delicious. The calamari was cooked to perfection and just tasty enough, the wedge salad was refreshing with dynamic flavors. We had a combination of appetizers, fries and eggplant, all delicious. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines and drinks were awesome.

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TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and place. Sat us at 7:50 for a 7:30 reservation, not ideal but it was fine as the bar was nice. Waitress was very good and checked in often. Food was only so-so though. The chicken was mediocre but the brussel sprouts were amazing. And the margherita pizza was not very good as the crust was way too thin and basically a cracker. We'll give it another try in the future but certainly weren't blown away.

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E
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to City Grill in a while. The food was fantastic, the service was outstanding and it wasn't so loud that we couldn't talk. A very nice experience. We will be coming back very soon.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was great! We didn’t think there would be a valentines weekend menu so some of the specials we were expecting weren’t there. What we ordered was cooked perfectly and tasted great.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! I dined here twice in one week and both times I have received excellent service and food. The appetizers are phenomenal and the pizza is a perfect quantity and quality. The manager took the time to speak to us and develop a friendly relationship and made sure our evening was up to the quality that he wanted it to be. All in all, great experience and will be dining here again!

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 6:30pm and were seating immediately upon arrival. Our server Sam was very attentive. This was our first time at City Grill and we will definitely return..

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PF
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable from the food to the ambiance. The only negative comment I have is we sat to the left of the fireplace and the flames where so high they were projecting outward. And that alone wasn’t bad what was disheartening was there was spot flying on to us and our table. I had to scrub the door of my hands. We wore dark clothes lucky so unsure if it was on them. Just thought you should look into that. It also had a strong gas order that it emitted. But overall it was great. Thanks for asking.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great food , service and drinks!

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PB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The bar are is too noisy to have a business conversation. You can't hear each other. It would be better to be seated in the dining area for business

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KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy City Grill. Claire is the best and the food is always delish.

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LD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait staff was excellent and food was amazing!!!!

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