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Tournedos - The Inn on Broadway
Tournedos - The Inn on Broadway
(164)
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

A fantastic experience! My wife and I celebrated our 8th anniversary with a delicious steak dinner. Terrific portions and unbelievable flavor, with exquisite service. Thank you for such a great evening. More

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Next Door by Wegmans
Next Door by Wegmans
(1708)
Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

We went to Next door for the first time and we had a great experience! The for was excellent and the service was outstanding. More

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Abyssinia Restaurant
Abyssinia Restaurant
(17)
Ethiopian | Rochester, Western New York

The vegetarian combo is excellent and works well for vegans, too! It is the only thing I ever have because it is so good. It is quiet, but would prefer they didn't have big screen tv. They were showing golf while we were there. More

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Char Steak & Lounge
Char Steak & Lounge
(826)
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We will be there tonight entertaining a party of eight. Love Char. More

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Amore by Wegmans
Amore by Wegmans
(608)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

I dined at Amore on a Wednesday night and had the special, casarecce pasta with pancetta and a blush sauce, which was delicious. My server, Hillary, and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. More

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The Melting Pot - Rochester
The Melting Pot - Rochester
(848)
Fondue | Rochester, Western New York

My wife and I made a reservation from an advertisement we seen on Facebook for a Christmas in July special when we arrived they got us right in our server Dino was absolutely amazing we never felt like we were waiting for anything on two different occasions the manager Kevin I believe his name was stopped by to check on us he asked if we are out for a special occasion explain to that it was just a date night since my mother had our son and then Dino brought us over complimentary glass of champagne which was the icing on the cake I highly recommend this restaurant and to ask for Dino as your server what an amazing experience that will definitely be our Top Choice for date night in the future More

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Trio
Trio
(16)
American | Rochester, Western New York

I never have a bad experience here. Great special drinks ! Appetizers are huge and can be your entree! Nice casual but sophisticated atmosphere. More

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Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
(391)
American | Rochester, Western New York

We sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Had the Northern Pike. Wow! Can’t wait to rerun. Am telling everyone and posted it on FB. Thank you Bill for creating this tavern and Inn. Well done! More

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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
(84)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Four different entrees, done to perfection. Outstanding wine list. Fresh strawberry shortcake. The biscuits were still warm. More

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Texas De Brazil - Rochester
Texas De Brazil - Rochester
(1383)
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We love the Brazilian culture! Hosted 6 foreign exchange students from there and then adopted 3 children! Texas de Brasil is our “go-to” for all special occasions. The manager, Nicole, is excellent as is all the staff! More

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Branca Midtown
Branca Midtown
(448)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

BRANCA MIDTOWN - always excellent ! One suggestion - why not branch out from your Italian wine list and offer some of our outstanding local FINGER LAKE WINES on your menu ? Only one criticism - it is sometimes hard to hear your own conversation due to the acoustics in the restaurant ,but otherwise a truly outstanding restaurant in every way ! More

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Tony D's
Tony D's
(409)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Waitress was very attentive and friendly. She memorized all the specials really well. Food was delicious and good portion sizes for the cost. More

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Delmonicos Italian Steak House
Delmonicos Italian Steak House
(319)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We had a very long wait to get our initial food, but the restaurant compensated for that. The waitress was very good despite that they were very busy. Very good experience. More

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Bitter Honey
Bitter Honey
(216)
Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

The food and service were excellent. Would definitely return! More

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The Revelry
The Revelry
(1011)
American | Rochester, Western New York

Outstanding service. Great food and drinks. Had a great time. More

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Salena's Mexican Restaurant
Salena's Mexican Restaurant
(314)
Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

Fun place with great food. Just go here. You'll like it. More

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Mendon 64
Mendon 64
(23)
American | Rochester, Western New York

Food was outstanding. There were several large parties so the restaurant was very noisy. We love sitting outside on the patio but it had just rained. More

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Portico at del Lago Resort and Casino
Portico at del Lago Resort and Casino
(1177)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

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Seated right away. Fantastic food appetizers: charred octopus & calamari (both fabulous). For dinner we had swordfish & the pasta w/ crab, asparagus (I cannot recall the name of the dish) - both were wonderful - swordfish was fresh, melt in your mouth l, and cooked to perfection. We don’t have a “date night sans children” too often but this was wonderful - we weren’t rushed & had a lovely time. Highly recommend Portico! More

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Grappa - Rochester
Grappa - Rochester
(537)
Contemporary Italian | Rochester, Western New York

I have already spread the word on awesome Grappa is. The service was awesome, the ambiance and decor was great and food was outstanding. The presentation and taste of the food was delicious. I have shared our experience with other co-workers and family. It is definitely a place we will visit again. Kudos to the Chef, Owners and Staff! We look forward to going back again and again. More

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Centro
Centro
(437)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We went to use a gift card we had been given. Drinks were awesome. Caprese salad was delicious and a large portion which was nice. My husband had the rigatoni and really enjoyed it. I had the San Daniele pizza which had yummy flavors and fresh ingredients, but the middle of the pizza was a bit soggy. Overall though we enjoyed our meal here. More

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Benucci's - Pittsford
Benucci's - Pittsford
(400)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

It was our first time and we were very impressed! Everything was great! The food, server, bread and all the rest were second to none! More

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City Grill- Rochester
City Grill- Rochester
(274)
Contemporary American | Rochester, Western New York

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The Grill and Tap Room at Shadow Lake Golf Club
The Grill and Tap Room at Shadow Lake Golf Club
(21)
American | Rochester, Western New York

Even though I made a reservation it was Fri. Night and we got seated in the bar. Loud, sports bar feel, not our favorite. Food was fine not exceptional. Good place for casual dinner. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Rochester
Morton's The Steakhouse - Rochester
(143)
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Excellent service & delicious food. Perfect ambiance to celebrate 3 Birthdays! More

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Branca Pittsford
Branca Pittsford
(643)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Great food. Friendly service. Comfortable environment. A touch pricey but worth it. More

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Henrietta
Romano's Macaroni Grill - Henrietta
(59)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We love going to Macaroni Grill. It is quiet enough for conversation without having to struggle to hear each other, the food is consistently delicious, and the servers can’t do enough to accommodate our requests. It is always a delightful experience and the friends join us there feel the same way. More

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Kainos
Kainos
(31)
Greek | Rochester, Western New York

Good vibe. Good food. Had to wait over an hour after ordered because of a big party they were serving. Other than that, was ok. I’d go back. Trying the brunch next time! More

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Malt + Ember
Malt + Ember
(6)
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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Drifters
Drifters
(27)
American | Rochester, Western New York

Food was delicious; service outstanding ... Hidden Gem - I wish more people went because they are truly a very good restaurant!!! More

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Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.
Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.
(3)
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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TGI FRIDAYS - Greece
TGI FRIDAYS - Greece
(18)
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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TGI FRIDAYS - Rochester
TGI FRIDAYS - Rochester
(9)
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 - Horseheads
Red 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

Max of Eastman Place
Max of Eastman Place
Reviews coming soon
Contemporary American | Rochester, Western New York

Let Max of Eastman Place be your choice for sophisticated dining in Rochester, NY. A combination of attentive service, innovative cuisine, stylish decor and stunning views you can be ensured that Max is a hit with both travelers and locals alike.

The menu features an artful blend of regionally inspired Italian and French cuisine with an emphasis on simplicity and flavor. Our wine list includes numerous new world and old world selections by our knowledgeable wine team.

From the creative cuisine, thoughtfully selected wines, to the warm hospitality, Max of Eastman Place continues to set the standard for dining in Rochester.More

Exchange Sports Bar
Exchange Sports Bar
(1)
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

State Street Bar&Grill
State Street Bar&Grill
Reviews coming soon
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.
(1)
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

Mor Sushi
Mor Sushi
Reviews coming soon
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.
Reviews coming soon
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 Wegmans
Next Door by Wegmans
(1708)
Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

We went to Next door for the first time and we had a great experience! The for was excellent and the service was outstanding. More

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Tournedos - The Inn on Broadway
Tournedos - The Inn on Broadway
(164)
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

A fantastic experience! My wife and I celebrated our 8th anniversary with a delicious steak dinner. Terrific portions and unbelievable flavor, with exquisite service. Thank you for such a great evening. More

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Char Steak & Lounge
Char Steak & Lounge
(826)
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We will be there tonight entertaining a party of eight. Love Char. More

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Trio
Trio
(16)
American | Rochester, Western New York

I never have a bad experience here. Great special drinks ! Appetizers are huge and can be your entree! Nice casual but sophisticated atmosphere. More

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Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
(391)
American | Rochester, Western New York

We sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Had the Northern Pike. Wow! Can’t wait to rerun. Am telling everyone and posted it on FB. Thank you Bill for creating this tavern and Inn. Well done! More

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Branca Midtown
Branca Midtown
(448)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

BRANCA MIDTOWN - always excellent ! One suggestion - why not branch out from your Italian wine list and offer some of our outstanding local FINGER LAKE WINES on your menu ? Only one criticism - it is sometimes hard to hear your own conversation due to the acoustics in the restaurant ,but otherwise a truly outstanding restaurant in every way ! More

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Amore by Wegmans
Amore by Wegmans
(608)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

I dined at Amore on a Wednesday night and had the special, casarecce pasta with pancetta and a blush sauce, which was delicious. My server, Hillary, and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. More

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The Melting Pot - Rochester
The Melting Pot - Rochester
(848)
Fondue | Rochester, Western New York

My wife and I made a reservation from an advertisement we seen on Facebook for a Christmas in July special when we arrived they got us right in our server Dino was absolutely amazing we never felt like we were waiting for anything on two different occasions the manager Kevin I believe his name was stopped by to check on us he asked if we are out for a special occasion explain to that it was just a date night since my mother had our son and then Dino brought us over complimentary glass of champagne which was the icing on the cake I highly recommend this restaurant and to ask for Dino as your server what an amazing experience that will definitely be our Top Choice for date night in the future More

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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
(84)
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Four different entrees, done to perfection. Outstanding wine list. Fresh strawberry shortcake. The biscuits were still warm. More

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Texas De Brazil - Rochester
Texas De Brazil - Rochester
(1383)
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We love the Brazilian culture! Hosted 6 foreign exchange students from there and then adopted 3 children! Texas de Brasil is our “go-to” for all special occasions. The manager, Nicole, is excellent as is all the staff! More

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