Restaurants in Rochester

Best Restaurants

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 99 Court St, Rochester Barbecue • $$
99 Court St, Rochester

“Super tasty. We ordered half bbq and did not get disappointed. Im rating atmosphere with 4 stars bc that day the restaurant was crowded and it was hard to hear each other.”

4.6 Superb249 Reviews
Mamma G's 2133 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester Italian • $$
2133 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester

“We came from Buffalo to eat..unmatched cuisine! We are currently in the restaurant and I'm considering moving Best lasagna, meatballs & homemade pasta I've ever had. Highly suggest.”

4.8 Superb137 Reviews
Anatolia Mediterranean Grill 4671 Culver Rd, Rochester Turkish • $$
4671 Culver Rd, Rochester

“A very cozy, chic and family-run restaurant with a great view of the lake. The food tastes delicious and the dishes are very nicely prepared. The service is very warm, committed and full of competence. The menu is full of traditional delicious Turkish dishes. I'll definitely be back?”

4.8 Superb136 Reviews
Capri Wine Bar & Restaurant 140 East Ave, Rochester Italian • $$$
140 East Ave, Rochester

“Enjoyed an excellent meal last night with my wife. Berry salad was the perfect starter. Lobster ravioli with white wine cream sauce and langoustine lobster tails was scrumptious. I had the cioppino special and the broth was spiced just right for dipping with the garlic bread pieces. Clams, calamari, and mussels were tender and tasty. Salmon was a nice addition.We let our server make several wine choices that we enjoyed. Service was excellent and attentive. Pistachio cake dessert was a nice finish.We will return soon to try the honey lemon scallops and several of the shareables.Highly recommended!”

4.6 Superb77 Reviews
Youkoso Sushi 1455 E Henrietta Rd Suite A, Rochester Japanese • $$
1455 E Henrietta Rd Suite A, Rochester

“Service was wonderful and the atmosphere was casual. Both the gyoza and shumai are delicious fried pillows filled with pork mixture and shrimp mixture? Signature Rolls (raw) the King of the Ocean was our favorite and highly recommend!!! Signature Rolls (cooked) Honey Roll was our favorite and both the Snow White and Coconut were tied in second and highly recommend!!!? Thank you Youkoso Sushi?”

4.8 Superb84 Reviews
Strangebird 62 Marshall St, Rochester Brewery • $$
62 Marshall St, Rochester

“Enjoyed the creative menu with the flavors that didn't disappoint. Friendly service, great attention to keeping the dining area clean & bussed. Good selection of craft brew too ? Good Time!”

4.7 Superb120 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Project LeanNation HQ 1900 S Clinton Ave, Rochester Health Food • $$
1900 S Clinton Ave, Rochester

“I am always greeted with a smile and they’re always looking for a way to make my day a great one. The service and products are exceptional, I’m a big fan. ??”

4.8 Superb78 Reviews
Galicia Restaurant 489 South Ave, Rochester Ukrainian • $$
489 South Ave, Rochester

“I ordered food from today and without thinking I said wow (out loud) when I had the first bite. The food here is absolutely divine. I am so glad I drove from Buffalo for it. Also, the service here is amazing! I will be coming back for more every chance I get.”

4.8 Superb72 Reviews
As Evi Bakery And Restaurant 2973 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester Turkish • $$
2973 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester

“Went on a little date after learning about Turkish coffee and finding this spot close to home. Super cute cafe with beautiful desserts. The workers were friendly and explained all the pastries to us AND just sampled us some of their favorites..Check it out for sure. I expected to spend way more than our total. Didn't get menu food but it looked great and we will soon.”

4.7 Superb99 Reviews

Recommended Restaurants


Redd 24 Winthrop St, Rochester American • $$$
24 Winthrop St, Rochester

“Absolutely great. From the people, to the design, to the food; of course.We had not been before last night which was a shame as I guess we stick to our normal places too much. But from the moment we walked in, every staff member was a absolute delight.Scott our waiter was very attentive, friendly, and helpful. We started with the REDD Wings. They are Thai Chili coated with sesame seeds and spring onions. They were perfectly cooked with an amazing crunch. We couldn't have been more happy with the perfect balance of sweet and heat, and the decadent flavor.Personally I was torn between two specials, and the classic steak on offer on the regular menu.The one special was basically a comfort food; the classic beer battered fish fry, which ultimately Scott recommended since it was a special that is only available during Lent.This choice was amazing. He was right in that it was a basic fish fry, but elevated. The fish was tender and flaky, with a perfect beer battered shell that had a great crunch. The fries were great and handcut with a pillowy softness to them, but the tartar sauce was absolutely killer. And while the fish fry was an absolute stand out on its own; that tartar sauce just pushed it to the stratosphere! Get this if you see it on their menu.My wife got the Wild Fluke with Clams. The presentation of the dish was amazing, with a creamy sauce, tender clams, a flaky fish, and a rice base that absolutely was creamy and delicate holding onto the sauce. She usually sticks to basics, but went off her beaten path, and she was glad she did.For drinks we tried a couple of their specialty ones. My wife had the spicy margarita which was amazingly complex, and not too spicy. But it is a back of the throat spice if that sort of thing bothers you. I had the Negroni which was great as well. I've found you can tell a bartenders skill based on how well blended their Negroni is, and this one was masterfully crafted.Before I get to the deserts, their desert spoons have what seem to be a dent in them. It's supposed to be there. It's a French Sauce/Desert spoon that is supposed to allow the sauce or glaze of a desert enter the spoon without having to tip it too far and lose your bite on the utensil.Also, you may notice a small fork with a thick tine on it. That's a desert/pastry fork. The thicker tine is meant to replace you having to use a knife to cut the cake or pastry. The more you know.For desert was the decadent chocolate cake for my wife. It was rich and creamy with a scoop of ice cream. Great stuff. I had the Sticky Toffee Pudding which was fantastic as well, with the same requisite scoop of ice cream.So, after all that, just to once again say, this restaurant and it's food and people are well worth the visit. If you haven't been due to sticking with your normal haunts, you owe it to yourself to try it. Or, if you just only do a nice yearly sit down for a special occasion, make it here. After my friends and family all raving about REDD, I just wish my wife and I had tried it sooner.”

4.4 Superb138 Reviews
Seasons' Noodle 50 Chestnut St C201, Rochester Chinese • $$
50 Chestnut St C201, Rochester

“The food was so aromatic I couldn’t wait to try it as the smells came from the kitchen! And it did not disappoint! So delicious and tons of vegetarian options. The eggplant was so good.”

4.7 Superb84 Reviews
95 Nutrition - Rochester (Downtown) 1250 University Ave, Rochester Health Food • $$
1250 University Ave, Rochester

“Such an awesome place. I’m here at least once a week usually getting a peanut butter pie. Tastes amazing, and I don’t feel disgusting after eating it! Couldn’t recommend this place enough! All of the food here is outstanding!”

5 Superb41 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Edibles Restaurant and Bar 704 University Ave, Rochester American • $$
704 University Ave, Rochester

“Recommend. Will definitely come back for the steak and salmon. Especially the salmon—was perfect. Wasn’t impressed with the burger, but the fries were a crowd favorite.”

4.8 Superb57 Reviews
The Saucey Chef 1011 Culver Rd, Rochester Seafood • $$
1011 Culver Rd, Rochester

“Some of the most amazing comfort food in Rochester. It’s restaurant quality food, but it tastes like it’s homemade with love at the same time. The owner is also supportive of human rights movements, so it’s a wholesome business all around!”

4.8 Superb56 Reviews
Outback Steakhouse 1954 W Ridge Rd, Rochester Steak House • $$
1954 W Ridge Rd, Rochester

“The service was great and fast. Brandy our waiter was the best. Friendly and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Next time my family and I are in the area we will definitely be back.Vegetarian options: Mixed vegetables were delicious.”

4.5 Superb183 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

Fairport Brewing Company and Meadery 1044 University Ave, Rochester Brewery • $$
1044 University Ave, Rochester

“We hosted our daughter's first birthday party here. The venue was very spacious with plenty of room to hang and put out decorations. The bar is very large with a great space to place food and have it out of the way of the main area where guests can order drinks. Games available for guests of all ages to play, as well as TV's for sports lovers. There were multiple comments of how great the venue was and plans to host other family events there in the future. The staff were friendly and accommodating, enjoyed having them handle our party. We will definitely host future events there!”

4.8 Superb51 Reviews
Nine Spot Brewing 190 Monroe Ave, Rochester Brewery • $$
190 Monroe Ave, Rochester

“Service was very friendly. Lunch offerings were small portions and kinda home style offerings, priced well. Beer selection was decent. It's close so I'm sure I'll keep visiting.”

4.7 Superb66 Reviews
Tapas 177 177 St Paul St, Rochester Tapas Bar • $$
177 St Paul St, Rochester

“Chef Paul definitely knows flavor. What an excellent experience. The food was prepared quickly and served hot, and the server was attentive and kept our glasses full. I highly recommend this establishment. It's exciting to see the different specials and foods offeredVegetarian options: Chef Paul will go above and beyond”

4.6 Superb87 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

The Gate House 274 N Goodman St, Rochester New American • $$
274 N Goodman St, Rochester

“This posh place stays busy, so just remember to make a reservation unless you want to eat at the bar! Now, everything I ordered was big and too much! Had leftovers for days!!! ?The ceiling is exposed, the cocktails are strong, and the menu is niche! Dimly lit, you can access this restaurant from outside or inside of Village Gate. And don't forget the food is delicious! My falafel was a bit overcooked, but hey... ??‍♀️”

4.3 Superb127 Reviews
Fiorella 5 Rochester Public Market, Rochester Italian • $$
5 Rochester Public Market, Rochester

“A great dinner at Fiorella tonight. A cozy spot by the public market, this went under our radar for a long time until some friends recommended we give it a try.The food was incredible (for the most part), as well as the service. We came unbeknownst to us on gnocchi night (Thursdays), and the pizza special was meatball which we had to try. My main, the sausage and polenta, was absolutely delicious. I watched a lot of the chicken cutlet dishes come out while we were waiting and was wondering if I made the wrong choice, but I definitely didn't. Next time I'll definitely give the cutlets a try.Dessert was also killer. The lemon cookies with a scoop of the sweet cream gelato were incredible.One downside and what I am seeing on other reviews that I can corroborate is the Cacio e Pepe was just bland pasta and some cheese. Visually this dish looked amazing so I'm not sure how it missed on flavor so bad. A minor blemish on an overall wonderful dinner.Can't wait to come back here.”

4.6 Superb77 Reviews
Rooney's Restaurant 90 Henrietta St, Rochester American • $$$
90 Henrietta St, Rochester

“A greta classic of Rochester. Perhaps the only place with a true European flair and service. It is a well kept secret of polite and fun crowd. The food is usually excellent. I have never had a complaint.”

4.6 Superb77 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Elmwood Inn 1256 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester Pubs • $$
1256 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester

“Elmwood Inn is a gem, not a chain, welcoming environment - no matter what I order, I always get the onion rings and an unsweetened iced tea, cannot find better anywhere else.”

4.5 Superb120 Reviews
Polizzi's 274 N Goodman St #108, Rochester Italian • $$
274 N Goodman St #108, Rochester

“This was our first visit and it was fabulous. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and just nice to chat with. Our server, Kathryn, was awesome!! Love her. I had the moussaka and it was wonderful. Great flavor! Hubby had the wolf fish/scallop special. Again, delish. Cocktails were great and we got desserts to go. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!”

4.6 Superb74 Reviews
Rohrbach Brewing Co. Railroad Street Beer Hall 97 Railroad St, Rochester Brewery • $$
97 Railroad St, Rochester

“We visited Saturday night. Our bartender was Jake and he was awesome. Ordered yummy pizzas and had the best caesar salad in town. We also purchased some great beer to enjoy on Sunday. FANTASTIC job guys, and thanks for the glass. Made my night.”

4.8 Superb42 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Mesquite Mexican Grill 1900 S Clinton Ave, Rochester Mexican • $$
1900 S Clinton Ave, Rochester

“Very nice workers very nice and very clean cafe especially delicious food my husband and I were looking for something delicious for a long time for a year and finally found it thank you very ”

4.6 Superb70 Reviews
Bar-Bill East 1129 Empire Blvd, Rochester Pizza • $$
1129 Empire Blvd, Rochester

“Server Casey was awesome! Very attentive especially towards our drinks. Made sure we had everything we needed, food was fast and very good portions were very big. Can’t wait to come back!”

4.4 Superb227 Reviews
Phillips 26 Corporate Woods, Rochester European • $$
26 Corporate Woods, Rochester

“How lucky we were to discover this gem! We enjoyed perusing the menu and the variety of entrees. There was a simple elegance in the food presentation and flavors, however the dessert case was a show stopper! Everything oozed freshness, flavor, and shine. It was as good as it looked! Someone knows what they're doing and someone cares. The service was attentive, warm, and considerate. Do not let the ordinary location put you off. They have created their own corner of the world where quality matters. I plan to return again and again. It's just that good.”

4.5 Superb104 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Living Roots Rochester 1255 University Ave, Rochester Wineries • $$
1255 University Ave, Rochester

“We really enjoyed our stop at Living Roots (Urban Winery). Nestled in an area with some restaurants and local breweries, this was our favorite stop during our trip. The architecture of the building is cool, the staff was excellent and the wines we had were great (Nero)!The do not have a full menu, but did offer snacks. The popcorn and chips were both good. The bread was top notch and worth the trip alone lol!The layout is inviting we an "L" shaped bar area and plenty of tables. We also noticed a small private room they must have available for special events too. We did like the vibe and would definitely stop again when we are back in the area!HINT:Note that you do need a code to the door for the bathroom which was spacious and very clean.”

4.8 Superb40 Reviews
black & blue 3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester Seafood • $$$
3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester

“Had a great night with friends tonight. The service was spot on and the steaks were excellent. Try the peanut butter dessert!!Kid-friendliness: Chicken fingers and fries! Huge serving!”

4.5 Superb99 Reviews
Swiftwater Brewing Company 378 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester Brewpubs • $$
378 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester

“Beer selection has always been solid here. Tonight’s barrel-aged old ale was a treat and the Brie & Apple Burger was amazing. My wife raved about her Stromboli. Great place for a brew and outstanding food.”

4.8 Superb39 Reviews
Irondequoit Beer Company 765 Titus Ave, Rochester Brewpubs • $$
765 Titus Ave, Rochester

“The beer selection here is pretty awesome everything tastes great super fresh with great service. I didn't get a chance to try the food but I will definitely be back sooner than later for a meal and another flight!”

4.6 Superb65 Reviews
Casa Campo 1586 E Main St, Rochester Family • $$
1586 E Main St, Rochester

“This place is my favorite to go to eat, very good food and good treatment from the staff that serves youParking: It's quite acceptable, every time I go I find parking”

4.6 Superb64 Reviews


AVVINO 2541 Monroe Ave, Rochester American • $$$
2541 Monroe Ave, Rochester

“Had a great experience here. Everything was lovely and more relaxing and intimate than some of the other nice places in town. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a quiet and enjoyable high end experience.”

4.5 Superb94 Reviews
Mama B's 1475 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester Jamaican • $$
1475 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester

“Best chicken and rice plate ive had almost ever, yum. The tenderest of chicken! Flavorful jerk not burn your mouth jerk. The rice and peas were perfect with cabbage. Even a sweet little plantain wedge. The coco bread is extra and fluffy! Try Mama B’s!I need to try the Oxtail next.”

4.5 Superb87 Reviews
Brook House 920 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester Italian • $$
920 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester

“BEST EXPERIENCE EVER. Great food, great atmosphere, and if you get a waiter named David…… WOW. This is the funniest man alive, lokey should be a comedian but here is good too. Would 100 percent come back…… just to see David ”

4.5 Superb85 Reviews
The Sheffield 1776 Monroe Ave, Rochester Pubs • $$
1776 Monroe Ave, Rochester

“A decent pub with a good beer selection. Sports focused TV including soccer as a main watching sport. Clean and nicely appointed. Friendly accommodating service.”

4.5 Superb81 Reviews
Vern’s 696 Park Ave, Rochester American • $$
696 Park Ave, Rochester

“Always a great place for my wife and I to have a nice dinner and a nice night in the city. The vibe is always full, shows that this place is worth the hour wait. For those who cannot wait that long I suggest going on a week day instead.”

4.5 Superb80 Reviews
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta 318 East Ave, Rochester Italian • $$
318 East Ave, Rochester

“I judge every restaurant by their Caesar salad….they passed the test! Also, HIGHLY recommend the Fig Blossom cocktail. The balance of flavors was perfect. It was very refreshing & laid back. Not overwhelming with sweetness or acidity. Made for a great double date! It’s very busy & noisy, which isn’t my favorite, but it’s clear that they are a hit with locals!”

4.4 Superb136 Reviews
Cam's Pizzeria 1827 East Ave, Rochester Pizza • $$
1827 East Ave, Rochester

“Dom is the BEST. Please put the artichoke, chicken and sage pizza on the menu. It’s amazing, my boyfriend had a bite of mine and literally ordered a whole pizza of it. 10 stars for ”

4.5 Superb76 Reviews


Lucano 1815 East Ave, Rochester Italian • $$$
1815 East Ave, Rochester

“Lucano is truly a gem in Rochester, there is nowhere else like it! The service is so warm and friendly and of course the food incredible. They always have a great list of rotating specials, I highly recommend trying the frito misto and barramundi specials if they’re available!”

4.6 Superb53 Reviews
Velvet Belly 3 Rochester Public Market, Rochester Seafood • $$$
3 Rochester Public Market, Rochester

“Great restaurant!! The food and drinks were too shelf. Shane the bartender was awesome and made a killer black Manhattan!!! The SFG sushi was delicious too. Great atmosphere and excellent service!”

4.3 Superb71 Reviews
Taste of The Bahamas - The Island Ribs 4705 Lake Ave, Rochester Caribbean • $$
4705 Lake Ave, Rochester

“Stopped in tonight on a whim while out with a friend. Rum punch is incredible, the pepper steak was so good I drank the juice from the sample they gave us like a shot, and the owners are wonderful people who made us feel completely at home and welcome. Will go back ASAP for a real meal.”

4.4 Superb130 Reviews
The Cub Room 739 S Clinton Ave, Rochester American • $$$
739 S Clinton Ave, Rochester

“My husband and I came here for the first time this past weekend. We were immediately seated after confirming our reservation, and our server (I wish we got his name/remembered!) was amazing!! He was very good about telling us where everything was sourced from, and he was also very convincing about how good the food they served was. I was interested in the Amish Chicken but was skeptical since I had no idea what a cream sherry was. When I asked him about it, he answered that it was rich in flavor and that he really enjoyed it. He must have still sensed my hesitancy and said, "Would you like to try some?", which I was so surprised about! He brought me over a small bowl with the cream sherry, and it was really good (savory with slight tartness to it). Everything we ordered was amazing, but it was his service that really made our experience so wonderful - thank you SO much!! We will definitely be back again!”

4.3 Superb69 Reviews
The Pasta Villa 1313 East Ridge Road, Rochester Italian • $$
1313 East Ridge Road, Rochester

“Found my favorite Italian restaurant in Rochester New York. One of the best Italian food I have had in western New York. Portions are big, prices are very affordable. 10/10 would recommend.”

4.4 Superb123 Reviews
Flight Wine Bar 262 Exchange St, Rochester Wine Bar • $$
262 Exchange St, Rochester

“Beyond delighted with Flight! A wonderful array of wines & creative flights. Had fun with the “build a board,” too. Each & every person who took care of us did so with genuine concern about our experience there, & made us feel like family! Can’t wait to go back!Vegetarian options: They have hummus & other vegan/ vegetarian options!”

4.8 Superb31 Reviews


Nosh 47 Russell St, Rochester New American • $$$
47 Russell St, Rochester

“It was our first time dining in Nosh, We loved the location, tucked in a corner of downtown Rochester NY, easy parking, no traffic, the restaurant was like a warehouse style, the sound echoes back big time, so inside the restaurant there was big noise pollution. The waitress was good, the food was good too. A drink , cowboy hat or something, paired well with my seafood, a coincidence. It was two birthday celebrations. First time experience, reservation, required a deposit of $ 200, my , my my. Overall a good place to dine.”

4.4 Superb111 Reviews
Hose 22 Firehouse Grill 56 Stutson St, Rochester American • $$
56 Stutson St, Rochester

“My wife and I had a wonderful night out at this establishment. Food will definitely keep us coming back. As well as the great waitress and manager Angelina who were all very welcoming & made sure we had all we needed throughout our meal.”

4.4 Superb111 Reviews
The Owl House 75 Marshall St, Rochester New American • $$
75 Marshall St, Rochester

“I absolutely love The Owl House! I haven't been since 2012 when I visited Rochester. I moved here recently, so my friend and I came for brunch. He's vegan, and they have so many awesome vegan options! He had vegan stuffed French Toast that was awesome! The vegan cinnamon struessel tasted so good too! I had The Cat's Pajamas cocktail but with pomegranate because I'm allergic to strawberries and it was delightful! And the Owl House Breakfast was WOW! Those potatoes were FANTASTIC! Everything was fantastic. I can't wait to come back for more. I'm so glad I live close now!The staff is amazing too! So positive and helpful and lovely. Such a fantastic spot!Vegetarian options: Lots of vegetarian and vegan options!Dietary restrictions: Allergy friendly!”

4.4 Superb110 Reviews
Merchants Wood Fired Pizza & Bistro 564 Merchants Rd, Rochester Italian • $$
564 Merchants Rd, Rochester

“I love this cute spot in the Winton area. My friend was running late so I went to the bar and had a great. The bartender was great. She asked if I wanted their special, I can't recall the name of the drink, but it was grapefruit base margarita. It was delicious. My friend got there we sat in their outdoor area. It is a cute setup and a nice evening sitting outside. The waitress ( I didn't catch her name, but I want to assume that she is new at being a server ??) told us the specials and I asked if their chicken Tuscan pasta dish was the same dish that was posted on their FB page yesterday and she said she didn't know because she didn't work that day. I asked for a straw and never received it. She didn't refill our waters when needed, and the biggest thing was when she brought our check with our cards, she was trying to multi-task with having a tray of drinks and trying to put the booklet onto our table, she ending tossing it to our table. I have never gone to a restaurant where they toss anything onto my table. I do hope she was new at being a server and it that never happens again. (The food we ordered was delicious. We had the spring pea and asparagus Risotto, creamy and absolutely tasty. We also ordered the Fungi pizza, if you love mushrooms, this is the pizza you will love. Crust was crispy, and the combination of the ingredients was great!)”

4.6 Superb47 Reviews
The Revelry 1290 University Ave, Rochester American • $$
1290 University Ave, Rochester

“Fantastic!Cocktails, food, service and atmosphere are perfect. I highly recommend the deviled eggs as appetizers. My friend had the salmon and ate every last bite. I had the burger and cleaned my plate. It's a little pricey, but worth it. Also easy parking if their lot is full there is another lot right next door. Make reservations and enjoy!”

4.3 Superb61 Reviews
Jack’s Extra Fancy 825 Atlantic Ave, Rochester Dive Bar • $$
825 Atlantic Ave, Rochester

“love this place! great food, great drinks...great staff. i always have great time going to Jack's! ...oh yeah, always ask if there's a kitchen special.”

4.7 Superb36 Reviews
Murph's Irondequoit Pub 155 Pattonwood Dr, Rochester Bar & Grill • $$
155 Pattonwood Dr, Rochester

“So, just really went to listen to a friend that plays in a band. I can say the service was good, bartenders did a great job as the place was packed. Did order some Bavarian Pretzels, they were good but the cheese dip had jalapeno in it, wife not a fan . Looked like a decent bar menu, fish fry on Fridays so I will be back. The wings looked and smelled good.Draft beer was cold, liked that.”

4.6 Superb45 Reviews
Heroes Brewing Company 543 Atlantic Ave, Rochester Brewery • $$
543 Atlantic Ave, Rochester

“Don't judge a book by it's cover. Hero's Brewing is a tribute to local hero's. non-profits or other charitable causes. The décor matches the name. There is a long bar, tables and a relaxing area with sofa's by the fire place. Pets are welcome as well.From the outside (not knowing the area), it seemed a little sketchy (saw a lot of cameras on poles, stickers all over (from the music venue next door etc.). But make no mistake, when you walk in Hero's is really nice inside.We saw that they had popcorn on other reviews, but when we went, they said they did not have it (bummer). They do carry a nice variety of beers and also had some wines (canned) from a Finger Lakes Winery (Zugibe). However the sparkling wine lacked bubbles as the date on the bottom of the can was pushing almost 2 years. But I was there for the beer (as are most folks). But they really should check to keep fresh stock.”

4.8 Superb28 Reviews
Good Luck 50 Anderson Ave, Rochester New American • $$$
50 Anderson Ave, Rochester

“I was in town for business and we went here for dinner. What can I say amazing. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was perfect. And the service was great. Keep up the great work. I look forward to coming back when I’m back in town. Thanks for a great evening.”

4.4 Superb92 Reviews
Fifth Frame Brewing Co. 155 St Paul St, Rochester Coffee Roasteries • $$
155 St Paul St, Rochester

“Amazing beer! Great fried pickles! Wonderful and engaging customer service! My only regret is the we couldn't bring back beer for the amazing chef because they were out of it (she'll know what I'm talking about and hopefully forgive us because we can't wait to come back for more delicious beer and the best chicken noodle soup with biscuits we've ever tasted!). Great taproot with amazing beer, food, and staff! Can't wait to come back!”

4.9 Superb23 Reviews
Lakeside Deli & More 4888 St Paul Blvd, Rochester Deli • $$
4888 St Paul Blvd, Rochester

“Best breakfast sandwich in town. Service is fast and friendly. They still have the Arizona iced tea cans for 99 cents. This is a local business that Must be supported!”

4.8 Superb27 Reviews
Rabbit Hole Tavern 284 Exchange Blvd, Rochester Bar & Grill • $$
284 Exchange Blvd, Rochester

“This is what the Cornhill neighborhood needs. I came in one night on my way home from work and it did not disappoint. I had a couple of the appetizers but my favorite was the scalloped wrapped bacon. It's a delicious plate of bacon sandwiches but substitute the bread with scallops. Since I went in about 3 weeks ago I've been back twice for the same. Top notch service as well as a very friendly environment. I bet this place goes crazy when the weather is nicer and the back patio is open.”

4.8 Superb26 Reviews
Rella Oysters 181 Monroe Ave, Rochester Seafood • $$
181 Monroe Ave, Rochester

“Beautiful vintage style atmosphere.The food was so delicious and like a work of art on the plate.The service was so nice and warming.Definitely get the baked bread. You won't regret a bite ?”

4.5 Superb51 Reviews


Sodam 900 Jefferson Rd, Rochester Korean • $$
900 Jefferson Rd, Rochester

“Food was good. Placing orders and getting drinks was good but a table of 7 one dish came out at a time. One person didn't get her dish until almost everyone was finished. That wasn't nice . Other tables who came in after us got their food all at once.”

4.4 Superb78 Reviews
Cristo's Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta 1308 Buffalo Rd, Rochester Italian • $$
1308 Buffalo Rd, Rochester

“My vodka sauce was very spicy but they did do another dish for me without the spice I did appreciate that. It was too noisy but it is a pretty restaurant. the waitress was nice and pleasant but should not lean over customers as a rule when passing things , she seemed to do this a lot especially at one end of the table where someone was sitting and he did not like it. I wanted to give some real feedback but we will be back to try another dish and the pizza”

4.3 Superb166 Reviews
Carbone's Pizzeria 2841 Dewey Ave, Rochester Pizza • $$
2841 Dewey Ave, Rochester

“Love the pizza and everything else quite frankly....but if it's gonna be an hour don't say half an hour.... Good news is I just smoked some weed while ”

4.4 Superb74 Reviews
Coco Garden 420 Jefferson Rd, Rochester Malaysian • $$
420 Jefferson Rd, Rochester

“The servers were very nice! But, kind of disappeared:(. My friends and I only came for dessert. Fried ice cream? Delicious. Mango smoothie? Not a smoothie, but good. Soy milk? Do not recommend.”

4.4 Superb74 Reviews
Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food Park Ave 695 Park Ave, Rochester Mexican • $$
695 Park Ave, Rochester

“This is one of my regular restaurants in Rochester! Their food is soo good! Their tofu tacos have soo many components in them but they all come together really well!”

4.4 Superb74 Reviews
Apogee Wine Bar 151 Park Ave, Rochester Wine Bar • $$
151 Park Ave, Rochester

“Alexander is super knowledgeable with the wines. From local NY wines to South African styles. Manages the selections so he’s the real deal. Good ambiance to boot it.”

4.8 Superb24 Reviews
Taj Mahal Fine Indian Cuisine 1742 Long Pond Rd STE 1, Rochester Indian • $$
1742 Long Pond Rd STE 1, Rochester

“Food was bomb very flavorful. My family ordered takeout this Easter. I had lamb Labrador, my daughter had butter chicken my brother chicken Tikka masala and my dad had a chicken dish. We also got the garlic naan n samosas. Will definitely order again. You won't be ”

4.4 Superb73 Reviews
White Swans 798 S Clinton Ave, Rochester Asian • $$
798 S Clinton Ave, Rochester

“We live around the corner and can’t recommend this spot enough. Their dumplings are on par with some of the best I’ve had in NYC, and the dan dan mein is incredible. They are always pleasant and accommodating. Don’t sleep on White Swan!”

4.5 Superb48 Reviews
Three Heads Brewing 186 Atlantic Ave, Rochester Brewery • $$
186 Atlantic Ave, Rochester

“First time here on NYE and it was awesome. Really cool atmosphere. Yummy draft beers and drinks.Only complaint is there could of been more indoor seating but they had a ton of people in there. It was fun. Food truck had really good pizzas. I will definitely go back sometime and try more of the IPAs. Beer flight and food across the street looked good but it was closed that night. Plenty of outdoor seating which is awesome but not when it's snowing so I definitely recommend this place in the summertime. I bet it's awesome. Really chill place. I like it.”

4.6 Superb35 Reviews
CRISP Rochester 819 S Clinton Ave, Rochester American • $$
819 S Clinton Ave, Rochester

“Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch. The food was delicious. I ordered the Keto Scramble, so yummy. My friends ordered the Avocado Toast Turn’t Up and the Better Than BLT and they thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Love the atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommend.”

4.3 Superb134 Reviews
Poké Sushi 682 South Ave, Rochester Sushi • $$
682 South Ave, Rochester

“The staff were kind and compassionate. The food is delicious. I loved the sweet potato roll. It was a great deal for twelve dollars at lunch. Two rolls and salad. I will be back again.”

4.4 Superb66 Reviews


Shiki 1054 S Clinton Ave, Rochester Japanese • $$
1054 S Clinton Ave, Rochester

“Finally ordered takeout, just a few simple rolls (hamachi and a couple spicy ones) and some Nigiri (sake and hamachi). It was wonderful. Very fresh fish. Rice was a great temperature. I’m so grateful this place exists. I wish they were open for lunch.Parking: Small in the back”

4.5 Superb44 Reviews
Super Crab Juicy Seafood 1180 Jefferson Rd, Rochester Seafood • $$
1180 Jefferson Rd, Rochester

“I love this page so much.It is a reliable company and there service was absolutely good and high quality Moreover, the co-workers and service were very friendly.I am very thankful to this organization.”

4.3 Superb114 Reviews
Tai Chi Bubble Tea 3300 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester Bubble Tea • $$
3300 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester

“This specific location is hard to find and in a weird spot. Food is great, per usual. But this location also blasts music extremely loud. Not like the other Tai Chi locations around Rochester.”

4.4 Superb61 Reviews
Agatina's Restaurant 2967 Buffalo Rd, Rochester Italian • $$
2967 Buffalo Rd, Rochester

“Homemade Italian bread warm right out of the oven melted in our mouths. Servings were so large that we all needed containers to take at least half of our meals home. Eight people in our party and not a single complaint. This is a great restaurant with very reasonable prices for the quality and amount of food provided. Very good service.”

4.3 Superb113 Reviews


Lento 274 N Goodman St, Rochester Seafood • $$$
274 N Goodman St, Rochester

“I had the gluten free fish fry and it was unbelievable good. Perfectly crispy and juicy. Not a dry spot in the fish!! I have visited twice and will definitely be returning!!”

4.5 Superb41 Reviews
Adelita's Mexican Cocina & Tequila 3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester Mexican • $$
3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester

“Food made me cry it was so good. I havenot had food this good since living in the south.Wheelchair accessibility: Parking is a bit spotty but you can come in with little trouble”

4.3 Superb109 Reviews
Tsingtao House 2831 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester Chinese • $$
2831 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester

“Best Chinese restaurant around. My husband and I have been here at least 5 times, and every single time the food has been perfect, and service has been extremely quick. The staff are always very friendly and kind. We normally go on weekday evenings, and have never had to wait for a table.”

4.4 Superb54 Reviews


Lila's 101 S Union St, Rochester Cocktail Bar • $$
101 S Union St, Rochester

“I have gone for dinner 3+ times and highly recommend checking it out! The food is incredibly fresh and delicious. The staff are friendly and very attentive. The atmosphere is very cozy. Overall, a must try!”

4.6 Superb27 Reviews
Rancho Viejo Gates 2336 Lyell Ave, Rochester Cocktail Bar • $$
2336 Lyell Ave, Rochester

“This is honestly the best place ever for food. Everyone is so friendly, the food is amazing and fast. Every time we have gone it never disappoints and is absolutely delicious. If you don’t get food here, you are seriously missing out.”

4.3 Superb82 Reviews
Papa Joe's Italian Eatery 485 Spencerport Rd, Rochester Italian • $$
485 Spencerport Rd, Rochester

“Some of the best Italian food around for sit down or take out, they do it right. And that's saying a lot since they are in Gates, NY. If you're an Italian restaurant in Gates, you have to be good and you have to be authentic and this place is just that. Throw a dart at the menu and it's gonna be good and it's really great value for your money. They are priced well below their quality. You can't go wrong here!”

4.3 Superb81 Reviews
I-Square 400 Bakers Park, Rochester Cafe • $$
400 Bakers Park, Rochester

“I just love going to dinner at I-Square! Choice of multiple eateries to choose from with a wide variety of food and drink. I have been a supporter of I-Square since even before it opened...”

4.5 Superb34 Reviews
ROAM Cafe 260 Park Ave, Rochester American • $$
260 Park Ave, Rochester

“First time for brunch there. The hostess was able to accommodate us without reservations. Food and service were great! Can’t beat a carafe of mimosas for $20! We will definitely be back!”

4.3 Superb77 Reviews
MicGinny's on the River 2246 E River Rd, Rochester Sports Bar • $$
2246 E River Rd, Rochester

“Stopped in after a particularly rough day and Kendra took such good care of me, she completely turned it around. Food was delicious but the conversation took this experience all the way home. She's the definition of above and beyond. Thanks, sis!!”

4.3 Superb71 Reviews
Bobo's Chicken Shack 532 Joseph Ave, Rochester Chicken • $$
532 Joseph Ave, Rochester

“BoBo’s has officially became the ONLY soul food restaurant I will go to in Rochester when i don’t feel like cooking myself lol! His food is sooo freaking good, always fresh and he gives you A lot! I spend $40+ tax on 2 dinners which isn’t bad for the amount of food and quality you’re getting. I have put so many ppl on to BoBo’s even my caucasian friends and coworkers who want to try soul food for the first time lol. His customer service is also good which I'm big on! Definitely give his place a 10 out of 10 would recommend.”

4.4 Superb43 Reviews
Maru Sushi & Ramen Bar 274 N Goodman St, Rochester Sushi Bar • $$
274 N Goodman St, Rochester

“Celebrated my birthday at Maru last night. This has been my favorite sushi spot in Rochester for years! The staff was amazing and patient with the 8 of us! And, of course, the sushi was delicious as always. Thank you Maru!”

4.3 Superb69 Reviews
Just Juice 710 University Ave, Rochester Juice • $$
710 University Ave, Rochester

“Last week I had an amazing experience after visiting your shop after a recommendation. I live now live two hours away and only get the occasional opportunity to come back. I had the "Hot Mama" and it was by far the most awesome smoothie I'd ever had. Not only did it have enough "heat," I felt amazing after having it.I will definitely make sure anytime I come to Rochester, I'll be making a stop at JJ4L. At the time, I purchased several juices to take home. Anti-inflammatory, Blue Dream, and Dragon's Breath. They were all fantastic! The staff were very friendly and explained multiple options based on my preferences. The store was clean, bright, and inviting.”

4.5 Superb30 Reviews
Abby's St.Kittchen 340 Thurston Rd, Rochester American • $$
340 Thurston Rd, Rochester

“Oh my my my! I found a hidden gem. This place has potential to grow and be very successful. Authentic Jamaican style food along with some soul food entrees. Try Grandma's Corn and Carribean Rice. Good service don't miss this treat!”

4.6 Superb23 Reviews
Texas Roadhouse 3065 W Ridge Rd, Rochester Steak House • $$
3065 W Ridge Rd, Rochester

“5 stars!! Service was Very good, from the minute we walked in, we were well taken care of by GG our server and the managers Brandon and Ryan, top notch! The food was impressive, i had the 20 oz Ribeye and my Mom the Filet Minion....she is sickly and has not eaten that much in years - thank you Greece TRH, simply legendary!!”

4.2 Good160 Reviews
Brown Hound Downtown Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave, Rochester American • $$
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave, Rochester

“Went to the Brown Hound for Easter brunch with the family. I'll get right to the point, the food was incredible, the service was a fantastic and the atmosphere at the MAG was great. Went with 2 Adults and 3 kids and there were plenty of a selections for both breakfast and lunch fare, with the waffles being the standout.They simply were the best I've ever tasted. The wait staff was super attentive and made us feel right at home. Can't wait to go back, and we won't be waiting until next Easter :)”

4.3 Superb64 Reviews
The Classic Kitchen & Cocktails 263 Park Ave, Rochester New American • $$
263 Park Ave, Rochester

“This is an all around 5 start restaurant. Great food, atmosphere & service by far one of the best experiences I’ve had in a restaurant. This is my second time here and both times have been phenomenal. All servers and bartenders have been great. Christine was my server today and was amazing! And food is delicious!!? Absolutely recommend!”

4.3 Superb61 Reviews
Leonore's 703 Park Ave, Rochester Wine Bar • $$$
703 Park Ave, Rochester

“Loved this restaurant! The food was incredible, the service great, so cool to be able to watch the chefs at the chef's counter. The music selection was amazing as well. I loved the entire vibe! Immediately told my friends we had to go.”

4.3 Superb60 Reviews
809 Sports Bar and Lounge 160 Lyell Ave, Rochester Bar & Grill • $$$
160 Lyell Ave, Rochester

“Excellent food, pleasant atmosphere, the only thing that needs to be served a little faster is the same as the bar upstairs, but good music, good sound, security at all times, everything is peaceful.”

4.4 Superb38 Reviews
Szechuan Opera 630 Park Ave, Rochester Szechuan • $$
630 Park Ave, Rochester

“Enjoyed my first experience at Szechuan celebrating the lunar new year with some fellow yelpers. Huge shout out to Jenny R for planning everything!! We sat in a super cute booth that fit us six perfectly, so private and cozy. They offered a special menu, we ordered six items from that and a few regular items. Special menu: Stir fried twin lobster with ginger and scallions Oil and shallot steamed abalone Dungeness crab in Szechuan style Steamed sea bass Braised sea cucumber with scallions Steamed garlic shrimp w vermicelli Reg menu: Wontons in spicy chili sauce Duck with veggies Dried sautéed string beans We shared all plates, family style Tried some new items I would normally not order, the duck and wontons were ridiculously amazing! We all ate like queens and I had the best time with these girls!”

4.2 Good140 Reviews


Cure 50 Rochester Public Market, Rochester French • $$$
50 Rochester Public Market, Rochester

“A surprising delight!We stumbled upon CURE from a recommendation from another restaurant to grab a drink while waiting to possibly be seated. What a fortuitous event! The warm and charming atmosphere of this not-so-fancy French cafe and the endearing conversation with the lively hostess convinced us to stay and eat here instead. We were not disappointed and in fact, delighted and surprised with the excellent flavors of the three options we ordered.Upon being seated at a cozy table for two, I ordered a French 75 infused with their own carbonated tonics and my husband ordered their tasty non-alcoholic proprietary concoction that he thoroughly enjoyed. The menu is split into smaller sharing plates and larger shared plates. Since so many options enticed us, our waiter recommended three of our larger options and said they would be enough for the two of us for dinner.The roasted root veggie salad had us wishing for some fresh bread (made right next door at Flower City!) to sop up the remains of the flavorful dressing. The hot veggies layered on the arugula warmed them just enough without making them soggy. The Brussel Sprouts caught our eye and though we had expected crisp and crunchy, we enjoyed this soft, warmed and charred version - again, the dressing was bread-worthy! Our last was the most intriguing and unusual - duck breast in a crepe. We are always seeking unique ways to serve duck and thought this was a good one. Definitely! Two crepes were expertly wrapped, stuffed to the brim with shredded duck and an abundance of sautéed spinach, sitting in a tangy, semi-sweet, light sauce, begging to be spooned overtop. We eagerly complied and filled our bellies until the last bite.We left just enough room for a tasty sweet option to share for our final course aptly named ‘dessert french toast’ with crème fraiche and blueberry syrup soaking the fresh bread from the bakery next door.Thank you to the proprietor who stopped by our table to inquire about our experience and engage in a pleasant conversation about his restaurant entrepreneurship. (Thanks for dessert!)We highly recommend this lovely restaurant with its design-worthy, cozy atmosphere, intriguing light fixtures, generous proportions and delicious food. Don’t miss a visit to the restroom to see the walls full of ‘cures’ and a peak at the compact kitchen busily preparing your food!”

4.3 Superb59 Reviews
Bar Bantam metopolitan, S Clinton Ave, Rochester Bar & Grill • $$
metopolitan, S Clinton Ave, Rochester

“The bar tender Austin, is HIM!Not only does he provide amazing service, I watched him run out of the bar, leaping the fence bushes and a 10 yard gap to save children from a burning bus. It was insane. (This is a joke)For real Bar Bantam has incredible drinks, amazing staff that genuinely care you have a good experience. And the food is definitely the best in town for an even better price.They also have the best wings”

4.5 Superb27 Reviews
Shema Sushi 277 Alexander St #102, Rochester Sushi • $$
277 Alexander St #102, Rochester

“A great place for sushi. The spicy tuna roll is one of my favorites as well as the tempura cheesecake. The QR menu is not my favorite but other than that if you like sushi I'd recommend checking it out.”

4.3 Superb55 Reviews
The Hideaway 197 Park Ave, Rochester Bar & Grill • $$
197 Park Ave, Rochester

“Just recently reserved the private room for a dinner for a non-profit board that I'm part of. It was a fantastic experience overall. The restaurant was amazingly responsive to email, great about checking in, and even arranging for parking next door. Everyone in our group was so impressed. The food was great and reasonably priced and the staff was attentive and friendly.”

4.3 Superb55 Reviews
Nine Maidens Brewing Company 1344 University Ave Suite 140, Rochester Brewery • $$
1344 University Ave Suite 140, Rochester

“Enough good can't be said about the people who work at and go to Nine Maidens. The bar staff is incredibly friendly, lively, and add so much to the visit to this cozy brewery. Their small bites are perfect for a night out (and they even have free bags of chips). Great for a date or a gathering with friends!”

4.6 Superb20 Reviews
Hattie's Cocktails 550 East Ave, Rochester Cocktail Bar • $$
550 East Ave, Rochester

“Mary is the best, you will enjoy the view, the service and atmosphere... Haddies is a hidden gem to this hotel. Be sure to go to the 9th floor... enjoy the cocktails from Mary and the great sunsets!”

4.7 Superb16 Reviews
The Spirit Room 139 State St, Rochester Cocktail Bar • $$
139 State St, Rochester

“Aesthetically, probably the coolest bar in Rochester. Plus the employees are great. And sometimes if you’re lucky you’ll see this one older guy there who plays the piano, he’s really impressive.I love their drink the Hydesville Haunt. The shrimp & grits is always very good too. ?”

4.3 Superb49 Reviews

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