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Rochester area on Valentine's Day

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Any recommendations for an affordable-yet-delicious spot for Valentine's Day dinner (although we're actually going on Sat the 13th)?

At the moment, Two Vine, Virtu, Tapas 177 and the like are out of our price range, unfortunately.

Although we are newlyweds, we've been together for 8 years, so a romantic atmosphere is less of a priority than really kick-ass food.

As for cuisine,we like all kinds--again, finding a "French" or "Italian" restaurant is less important than someplace that serves really awesome food and might be fun or unusual to boot.

Ideas? Thanks!

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  1. Hi,

    I've got a couple of ideas for you....after consulting with a couple of Rochester Chowhounds and thinking about my own recent visits:

    French Quarter Cafe - celebrate Valentine's Day AND Mardi Gras AND maybe even a Super Bowl Championship at their new location across from the Parkleigh

    Shanghai Restaurant on W. Henrietta Road - for Chinese New Year's! Good food, pleasant atmosphere. Right next to Tokyo Restaurant, also very nice, with traditional Japanese seating as an option as well as Western style.

    Simply Crepes in Schoen Place, Pittsford

    If you are open to the idea of picking up some high end prepared foods and setting up a candlelight dinner at home, try Max Market, Mise En Place Market, or the Ravioli Shop.

    Enjoy your special dinner!