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Rochester - what's best?

josephnl May 1, 2013 01:18 PM

We'll be in Rochester for a few nights next month and are wondering where we can have a few terrific dinners. Last time in town we ate at Good Luck and enjoyed it very much. Where would you recommend?

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    refinnej RE: josephnl May 3, 2013 12:03 PM

    I'll be visiting Rochester next weekend and a family member is taking me to Cure, a new bar and restaurant at the Public Market. I'll let you know how it goes!

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      josephnl RE: refinnej May 28, 2013 02:04 PM

      How was Cure?

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      frank113 RE: josephnl May 4, 2013 10:52 AM

      Getting to be the season for Lento's "farm-to-table" cooking. That and their raw bar make it a good choice.

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        sr44 RE: josephnl May 4, 2013 11:12 AM

        Don't forget your last request: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/846267

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          debmom RE: josephnl May 4, 2013 12:02 PM

          Dinosaur BBQ is great! Had wonderful ribs, brisket. Nice view, on the water. Easy parking.

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            budgetrick RE: josephnl May 10, 2013 08:30 PM

            Had dinner for the first time at Zeppa Bistro this evening. Great menu selection, all of our dishes were very well prepared (pork schnitzel, a mussel / clam / and shrimp pot, veal chops, and grilled romaine salads for all) and tasty. Nice atmosphere, a little loud (tile floors ...). It's in the German House in the South Wedge, on Gregory Street.

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              Indy 67 RE: josephnl May 28, 2013 03:09 PM

              If you liked Good Luck, you'll enjoy 2 Vine.

              Great pizza at Veneto's. I particularly like the Margherita; I add two ingredients -- fresh basil and sliced ripe tomatoes -- which are part of the actual recipe in Italy but are treated as extras at Veneto.

              Outstanding Italian -- especially seafood -- at Ristorante Lucano.

              1. PoppiYYZ RE: josephnl Jun 4, 2013 01:04 PM

                You have got to hit LDR Charpit for a delicious steak sandwich. A must.

                If you don't go, you'll hear more about it later, and be sorry...


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                  refinnej RE: josephnl Jun 4, 2013 06:38 PM

                  Cure was good, but not particularly memorable in my opinion. A few highlights: the bread (it comes from Flour City Bakery, which uses the space during the day), the sauces (for the sausage and the duck confit crepes... the sauces were flavorful and good for soaking up with bread), the cocktails (fun). I was with my dad, and he liked the veal sausage that we ordered a lot. It was crowded, even for an early Saturday night reservation, and it got a little loud. Good vibe, though.

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