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

We had the best meal I have had in Rochester in a very long time. Our Server, Jen, was AWESOME! We cannot wait to come back! More

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Next Door by WegmansNext Door by Wegmans
1681 reviews
Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

Out waitress was great. Presentation exceptional. Great ambiance. More

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

The service, food, ambiance, wine, and everything was outstanding. I can't say enough to praise this place. Excellent. More

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

Our meal was delicious as usual. The service was also outstanding. Liam at the bar made us my favorite cocktail and the rest of my guests all enjoyed the same. Thank you again for a wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. More

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

Amazing server! Made our anniversary special! The food was delicious as always. More

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TrioTrio
8 reviews
American | Rochester, Western New York

We have been to this restaurant before and always found the staff friendly and the food excellent. On this particular evening, we had tickets for a play at 7:30. We were looking for a place that would take reservations on a Friday and thought of Trio. We were able to have a leisurely meal and arrive at the theatre in time for the show. We highly recommend Trio. More

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Texas De Brazil - RochesterTexas De Brazil - Rochester
1313 reviews
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

It was amazingly perfect. Food amazing, staff great! Very attentive! Worth every penny spent! More

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

My first visit to new Shadow Lake was excellent. From first moment to several hours later, we enjoyed our experience. Handicapped accessibility is needed - any plans? More

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

Our reservations were for 6:00 but our granddaughter's recital got out early at 4:30. I called to see if we could get in Amore early and they were very accommodating. Good food, service, and not noisy!😀💜 More

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

We were very pleased with our experience at Farmer's Creekside Tavern having never been there before as we live out of state. The food was delicious! Two things would have made it even better when we first arrived (having gone down the stairs from Main Street we must have been in the wrong area because no one greeted us for more than 5 min--we stood there looking at some busy bartenders and some not so busy servers but no one approached us--finally I walked to the back and found the receptionist at her station which is hidden from the front. Yes we had reservations. So just a little awkward to be standing there so long with no one welcoming people. We discovered the outdoor patio area on our own as we waited for table. It is lovely. And secondly, the room temperature upstairs "porch" area overlooking river was really warm-- we were a party of 4 and everyone was sweating. The interior room was much cooler. But overall a really nice place. Glad we were finally able to try it. What a marvelous renovation job on property. Kudos. More

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

My favorite Rochester restaurant. Out of town vendors are always so impressed! Aranchini, meatballs and greens/beans are out of this world. More

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

Great customer service . Food came out in a timely fashion, good portions , food was tasty More

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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & PastaVeneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
63 reviews
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

This was our first visit and we enjoyed our dinner. We were celebrating my son’s graduation from ESM. The service was fantastic. Our server was very good and kept our glasses filled and fresh bread on the table. We all really enjoyed our meal. The only down side was that some of the items on their menu were unavailable. Apparently they were switching from their winter to their summer menu. It was disappointing to be told that what you wanted was not available. That said the food we did receive was fantastic. More

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

This was our first time at Branca Midtown. We were celebrating a college graduation and we were looking for a restaurant that would serve an early dinner (4 pm). A friend recommended Branca Midtown. We were thrilled. The bartenders and servers were courteous and really knowledgable. The menu is creative and the food was amazing. We highly recommend. More

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Mendon 64Mendon 64
16 reviews
American | Rochester, Western New York

Absolutely lovely restaurant in a very pretty setting. Old converted house. Wonderful menu and attentive service. Highly recommend it. More

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

Food is fantastic. service was excellent!! Cocktails very good. More

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

We drive special to this location since the one in Syracuse. We love the whole fondu experience and the staff in Rochester is fantastic. Can’t wit to go back, although a location closer to Ottawa would be appreciated! More

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Portico at del Lago Resort and CasinoPortico at del Lago Resort and Casino
1111 reviews
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

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The food was delicious and the customer service excellent. The server explained the menu choices well and was very attentive. The rosemary focaccia was a perfect start to our meal. The meatball was huge and the steak was cooked perfectly. The triple layer chocolate cake was so yummy. More

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

Fun place! We started with a "Flight of Salsas" which was clever way of letting us taste 3 different kinds. Served with just baked and tasty tortilla chips. Finished with 4 different and original tacos. Even with 2 drinks the final bill was quite moderate. More

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

This was my second time going to French Quarters. The food was excellent. The servers were wonder ful and very attentive. My only thing was that I was not told that it was a buffet on Mother's Day. I was looking forward to taking some items home. It is suggested that when patrons make reservations online, they can be made aware of the current menu for their day of reservation. Thank you for service and hospitality. I will be coming again. More

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

My daughter wanted to eat at Grappa after graduation day at SUNY Geneseo. There was nothing available 2.5 hours either way from the 6pm time we wanted. I took a chance and called Grappa and the manager and staff there were able to fit us in at 5:45. We arrived and were immediately seated and the atmosphere was very NY City like. Loved the place! Besides the incredible food (everything from bread, appetizers and entrees) the waitstaff were very attentive and the timing of food was spot on. I had the linguine with clams and it was delicious! My wife and I both commented even on how nice and clean the bathrooms were. A big thank you to Grappa for making our graduation dinner a memorable experience!! More

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

Had a group of 12 for lunch after my daughter’s graduation. Everyone loved it! Chips and salsa, meals, and atmosphere were all perfect. Thank you for making it a nice celebration for my daughter! More

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

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. More

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KainosKainos
14 reviews
Greek | Rochester, Western New York

It was a pleasant evening, the food was delicious but what made the difference for me was the friendly service. Our waitress was very friendly as was the entire staff, making us feel very welcome. The location is also great being right on the river. More

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

Our son’s college graduation. We called ahead to let them know that it was a special occasion. They had a special menu printed with a personalized congratulations message to my son. Soon after, a staff member came by and took our group picture, which he later delivered to our table. The food and service were excellent. Perfectly cooked and very attentive service. They made this a memorable evening. More

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

Our som’s grad school celebration! This is our 3rd visit to Delmonico’s in Rochester and it did not disappoint. We all had filet and all were cooked to perfection. My husband had the wedge salad and it was large and amazing with a lovely balsamic vinaigrette. We had a shared dessert of cappuccino pie, a frozen luscious pie with fresh whipped cream and it was also very large. Meagan was our server and she was very sweet and took excellent care of us. More

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

Happy hour deals are great. The fried Artichoke is excellent! We stayed at a high top by the fire place for dinner. Pizza was excellent Salmon pasta dish has great flavor. the pasta was too much and the salmon piece was adequate for my wife but looked small on so much pasta. More

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BrancaBranca
626 reviews
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Food was incredible, highly recommend the ricotta cheese and gnocchi More

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CentroCentro
428 reviews
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

The waiter was very helpful! The food was delicious. And a great environment to celebrate a graduation with family and friends. More

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

Nothing fancy or exceptional, but a good place for lunch. More

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DriftersDrifters
25 reviews
American | Rochester, Western New York

We made a reservation and we were seated promptly, and gave our drink order. The food took a bit to come out, but we weren't in a hurry and the management comped us a drink for having to wait. The food was DELISH and we will be back! The staff was VERY attentive and apologetic for the wait. The wait was due to a mistake in our order, so i am happy they discovered that prior to delivering the food. They redid both orders and the food was very tasty! More

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Malt + EmberMalt + Ember
6 reviews
American | Rochester, Western New York

Food was great. We listened to our friend sing and play guitar. The outdoor patio area was fantastic. Nobody liked the really high tables and high barstools, they were uncomfortable and hard to get in and out of. More

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Exchange Sports BarExchange Sports Bar
1 review
American | Rochester, Western New York

The Exchange sports bar at Corn Hill is Rochester's premiere spot for sports enthusiasts and downtown Rochester NY night life! You can catch all your favorite NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB games here at The Exchange. Great people, superb service, fun night life, tasty food, beer, wine and mixed drinks!More

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

I love TGI Fridays they have the best drinks, the food is very good too.. More

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Red Lobster - Rochester - Jefferson Rd.Red Lobster - Rochester - Jefferson Rd.
1 review
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

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

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

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Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.
3 reviews
Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Our lunch was very nice. It was pretty quiet until the seated a group of young ladies in the booth behind us that reeked of marijuana. Obviously not the restaurants fault. But the smell was strong and they were a bit loud. I think our fish could have been cooked a couple minutes longer. But other than those 2 things a decent experience. 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

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

Mor SushiMor Sushi
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Japanese | Rochester, Western New York

Hi I'm Morgan, Chef and Owner of Mor Sushi. My goal is to offer unique sushi that is appealing to sushi connoisseurs, amateurs & opposers alike! I have been rolling sushi since 2016 and have more recently teamed up with Cork49 Wine Bar in Victor for Sushi Sundays and private events. I make a variety of sushi rolls, nigiri, sushi donuts, garbage plates, poke bowls and more! In addition, Mor Sushi will always offer a number of vegan items! Each month I will offer a new menu filled with fresh items! Stop by Cork49 or feel free to reach out to plan your own sushi event!More

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

We had the best meal I have had in Rochester in a very long time. Our Server, Jen, was AWESOME! We cannot wait to come back! More

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Next Door by WegmansNext Door by Wegmans
1681 reviews
Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

Out waitress was great. Presentation exceptional. Great ambiance. More

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

Our meal was delicious as usual. The service was also outstanding. Liam at the bar made us my favorite cocktail and the rest of my guests all enjoyed the same. Thank you again for a wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. More

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

Amazing server! Made our anniversary special! The food was delicious as always. More

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

We were very pleased with our experience at Farmer's Creekside Tavern having never been there before as we live out of state. The food was delicious! Two things would have made it even better when we first arrived (having gone down the stairs from Main Street we must have been in the wrong area because no one greeted us for more than 5 min--we stood there looking at some busy bartenders and some not so busy servers but no one approached us--finally I walked to the back and found the receptionist at her station which is hidden from the front. Yes we had reservations. So just a little awkward to be standing there so long with no one welcoming people. We discovered the outdoor patio area on our own as we waited for table. It is lovely. And secondly, the room temperature upstairs "porch" area overlooking river was really warm-- we were a party of 4 and everyone was sweating. The interior room was much cooler. But overall a really nice place. Glad we were finally able to try it. What a marvelous renovation job on property. Kudos. More

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Texas De Brazil - RochesterTexas De Brazil - Rochester
1313 reviews
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

It was amazingly perfect. Food amazing, staff great! Very attentive! Worth every penny spent! More

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

Our reservations were for 6:00 but our granddaughter's recital got out early at 4:30. I called to see if we could get in Amore early and they were very accommodating. Good food, service, and not noisy!😀💜 More

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

My favorite Rochester restaurant. Out of town vendors are always so impressed! Aranchini, meatballs and greens/beans are out of this world. More

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

Great customer service . Food came out in a timely fashion, good portions , food was tasty More

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

This was our first time at Branca Midtown. We were celebrating a college graduation and we were looking for a restaurant that would serve an early dinner (4 pm). A friend recommended Branca Midtown. We were thrilled. The bartenders and servers were courteous and really knowledgable. The menu is creative and the food was amazing. We highly recommend. More

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