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Next Door by Wegmans
Next Door by Wegmans
(1747)
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

Outstanding in every way. Food quality, presentation, service, ambiance and unpretentious. Can't wait to go back. Wegmans shines in many ways but this restaurant tops the list. More

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Amore by Wegmans
Amore by Wegmans
(624)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Grwat meal which everyone loved, and the service was fantastic. Slight downside was the overly energetic party of six next to us that continually spoke louder each bite. More

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Max Chophouse
Max Chophouse
(9)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Delicious as always, they took great care to ensure our dinner experience was special and memorable. More

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Tournedos - The Inn on Broadway
Tournedos - The Inn on Broadway
(187)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We have been twice now, each time was amazing and well worth every penny. Had the wagyu ribeye: perfectly cooked and delicious. We call it “meat butter”, it’s THAT good. Sides are big enough to share, deserts are phenomenal and made in-house! Servers have been great and friendly. Honestly, I don’t think this place will never disappoint, and will become part of a tradition for us. More

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Branca Midtown
Branca Midtown
(478)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

One of our favorite restaurants in Rochester! EXCELLENT food in a gorgeous setting! *Superior* service! And right in the heart of it all in revitalizing downtown! More

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Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
(412)
$$$$
American | Rochester, Western New York

My new favorite place! More

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Texas De Brazil - Rochester
Texas De Brazil - Rochester
(1455)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

As always, the food selection was exceptional. The salad bar had a fantastic selection of items to choose from and was regularly replenished with fresh offerings. I was disappointed that there were no seafood offerings on this last visit, as there have been in the past. More

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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
(104)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Great food, Great atmosphere, wonderful feel! Definitely a place to come back to! More

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Bitter Honey
Bitter Honey
(240)
$$$$
Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

Love the energetic vibe of Bitter Honey! 5 people, 5 different meals, 5 fans of Bitter Honey! Outstanding food - the flavors, the variety! Really reasonable price, fabulous service. Can't wait to go back and share Bitter Honey with friends! More

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Abyssinia Restaurant
Abyssinia Restaurant
(23)
$$$$
Ethiopian | Rochester, Western New York

I went with a friend. We go to different types of restaurants just to try new things. I really enjoyed the food. It was delicious and the price was very good. Not sure using flatbread for a utensil is good for Diabetics but it was really good food. I will definitely go again More

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The Melting Pot - Rochester
The Melting Pot - Rochester
(872)
$$$$
Fondue | Rochester, Western New York

My boyfriend and I always go to The Melting Pot when we want to treat ourselves to a night out, and we’re never disappointed! The four-course meal is always amazing with so many options, you can’t go wrong! The manager, Kevin, is a sweetheart and always strikes up a conversation when he sees us. It really makes us feel welcomed and taken care of. The rest of the staff is also spectacular! Can’t wait for our next visit!! More

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Centro
Centro
(457)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

It was wonderful and intimate not too crowded and loud. The food was amazing I will definitely be dining here again soon. More

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Mendon 64
Mendon 64
(35)
$$$$
American | Rochester, Western New York

We had a wonderful meal and a wonderful experience at Mendon 64. Our server. Shilo (sp?) was simply outstanding. Great sense of humor and very engaging while providing just the right amount of service. The food was outstanding. The Kurabota Pork Chop was the best ever and the Salmon was excellent and presented in a very unique and appetizing manner. All 4 of us agreed that we have to return for another terrific evening very soon. More

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Char Steak & Lounge
Char Steak & Lounge
(858)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We were happy to receive a complimentary glass of prosecco for our birthdays. A nice surprise to start the meal. The food (in particular the black bass special) was outstanding, crispy and tasty. The fresh oysters were also delicious, as was the wedge salad, which could have used a teeny more dressing. All in all, Char never disappoints. More

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Tony D's
Tony D's
(453)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Everything was great except the music was too loud for good conversation. More

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Portico at del Lago Resort and Casino
Portico at del Lago Resort and Casino
(1245)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

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The meal was super. The food was exceptional and perfectly prepared. The wait person was engaging and quite professional. One negative was the concierge, who was quite unfriendly and not engaging. The only other negative is that it is inside the casino, so you must go in through the casino to reach the restaurant. More

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Delmonicos Italian Steak House
Delmonicos Italian Steak House
(347)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

This was our first visit back to Delmonicos in years, and we were happily surprised that nothing has changed. Food. Service. Value. Cleanliness. All great! We'll be back sooner rather than later! More

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Salena's Mexican Restaurant
Salena's Mexican Restaurant
(335)
$$$$
Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

Salinas is always fun to go to because it’s vibrant and cozy at the same time. We ate outside even though it was a little bit cool. So glad we did because we saw a group of people doing Latin dancing - so much fun! Servers were attentive and the food was great! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Rochester
Morton's The Steakhouse - Rochester
(154)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Wonderful service, quality food with no detail left unattended. This place is becoming my favorite steak house in the Greater Rochester area. I guess we qualify as regulars even though we only come in when there’s a deal. That said, to get an amazing 3 course meal for <100.00 is irresistible, but the service, food, and ambience seal the deal. Music could be a little softer. I should have said something and they would have fixed it. It’s really nice to talk to the host about the Yankees. Sometime we also start in the bar for “Power Hour” discount drinks and snacks. Nice dinner! More

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The Revelry
The Revelry
(1038)
$$$$
American | Rochester, Western New York

Great place for a date night. Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing atmosphere! More

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Branca Pittsford
Branca Pittsford
(655)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

The food was excellent, we ordered pizza. Also we enjoyed the wine. Our server was personal, skilled, and helpful. A pleasant surprise was the cappuccino; it was served hot which is a rare occurrence. The venue is welcoming, Branca has a friendly feel. The energetic sound level was, for the four of us, too high. More

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Grappa - Rochester
Grappa - Rochester
(548)
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Rochester, Western New York

place was a bit too noisy for me and my husband but the food was good More

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Benucci's - Pittsford
Benucci's - Pittsford
(414)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Good food and good service. It was a quiet spot that was easy for conversing, even at 6:00 PM on a Tuesday. As a bonus tip- we went to the theater next door and it so happens that movies are half-price on Tuesdays. More

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Max of Eastman Place
Max of Eastman Place
(5)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Rochester, Western New York

My husband and I had dinner at Max and we loved it! While the dining room was not full - I thought it was kinda nice having the place to ourselves for a bit. We split the steamed little neck clams which were exquisite. My husbands NY strip was cooked perfectly and my bolognese was awesome. This is a great place for a “date night”. The food is top notch! More

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Red Lobster - Lakewood - Fairmount Ave.
Red Lobster - Lakewood - Fairmount Ave.
(1)
$$$$
Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

The teriyaki shrimp and the sriracha honey were excellent More

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Drifters
Drifters
(29)
$$$$
American | Rochester, Western New York

I wanted a simple, savory burger, and I actually got more than I hoped for. Good food, attentive but not intrusive service, and a nice environment. I would definitely recommend Drifters. Much better than most hotel restaurants. More

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Henrietta
Romano's Macaroni Grill - Henrietta
(69)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Great for a mid week meal More

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Kainos
Kainos
(53)
$$$$
Greek | Rochester, Western New York

Have to say I have lived here for 60 years and it's one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long time, I am a foodie and a chef in my own right, cost a lot of dinner parties at my home holiday parties I always have company coming over for dinner so for me to go out to dinner on a Sunday after Geva Theater it was just a delight!! From the moment we walked into the moment we left the service was impeccable oh, the staff was extremely friendly and really nice people, the food was fabulous , Ambiance was beautiful but still comfortable I can't say one bad thing about the whole afternoon!! More

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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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Red Lobster - Rochester - Jefferson Rd.
Red Lobster - Rochester - Jefferson Rd.
(2)
$$$$
Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Great food and staff were awesome More

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Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.
Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.
(4)
$$$$
Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Food was good, waitress was helpful and friendly More

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Malt + Ember
Malt + Ember
(8)
$$$$
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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TGI FRIDAYS - Greece
TGI FRIDAYS - Greece
(19)
$$$$
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 - 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

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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State Street Bar&Grill
State 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 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

Rochester Diners' Choice Winners

Rochester's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Next Door by Wegmans
Next Door by Wegmans
(1747)
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

Outstanding in every way. Food quality, presentation, service, ambiance and unpretentious. Can't wait to go back. Wegmans shines in many ways but this restaurant tops the list. More

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Tournedos - The Inn on Broadway
Tournedos - The Inn on Broadway
(187)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We have been twice now, each time was amazing and well worth every penny. Had the wagyu ribeye: perfectly cooked and delicious. We call it “meat butter”, it’s THAT good. Sides are big enough to share, deserts are phenomenal and made in-house! Servers have been great and friendly. Honestly, I don’t think this place will never disappoint, and will become part of a tradition for us. More

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Amore by Wegmans
Amore by Wegmans
(624)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Grwat meal which everyone loved, and the service was fantastic. Slight downside was the overly energetic party of six next to us that continually spoke louder each bite. More

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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
(104)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Great food, Great atmosphere, wonderful feel! Definitely a place to come back to! More

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Branca Midtown
Branca Midtown
(478)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

One of our favorite restaurants in Rochester! EXCELLENT food in a gorgeous setting! *Superior* service! And right in the heart of it all in revitalizing downtown! More

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The Melting Pot - Rochester
The Melting Pot - Rochester
(872)
$$$$
Fondue | Rochester, Western New York

My boyfriend and I always go to The Melting Pot when we want to treat ourselves to a night out, and we’re never disappointed! The four-course meal is always amazing with so many options, you can’t go wrong! The manager, Kevin, is a sweetheart and always strikes up a conversation when he sees us. It really makes us feel welcomed and taken care of. The rest of the staff is also spectacular! Can’t wait for our next visit!! More

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Centro
Centro
(457)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

It was wonderful and intimate not too crowded and loud. The food was amazing I will definitely be dining here again soon. More

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Tony D's
Tony D's
(453)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Everything was great except the music was too loud for good conversation. More

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Char Steak & Lounge
Char Steak & Lounge
(858)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We were happy to receive a complimentary glass of prosecco for our birthdays. A nice surprise to start the meal. The food (in particular the black bass special) was outstanding, crispy and tasty. The fresh oysters were also delicious, as was the wedge salad, which could have used a teeny more dressing. All in all, Char never disappoints. More

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Texas De Brazil - Rochester
Texas De Brazil - Rochester
(1455)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

As always, the food selection was exceptional. The salad bar had a fantastic selection of items to choose from and was regularly replenished with fresh offerings. I was disappointed that there were no seafood offerings on this last visit, as there have been in the past. More

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