Food & Drink in Rochester


$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Café Cuisine at Harvest Cafe ($30 Total Value)

Harvest Cafe

Harvest Cafe

Light, casual café dishes such as french toast with New York maple syrup, bagel sandwiches with homemade turkey sausage, and espresso drinks

$10 $6

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Lunch or Dinner at Nathaniel's Pub (Up to 45% Off)

Nathaniel's Pub

Nathaniel's Pub

Menu includes wings, Cajun burgers, hot roast beef sandwiches, chicken marsala, nachos, potato skins, and buffalo chicken sandwiches

$40 $22

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Pan-Asian Cuisine for Two at Papaya Restaurant (Up to 35% Off). Two Options Available.

Papaya Asian Kitchen and Bar

Papaya Asian Kitchen and Bar

Menu includes a range of Asian cuisines with dishes such as pad thai, Vietnamese-style fried rice, wok-seared duck, and spicy crab rolls

$40 $26

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American Food at Keenan’s Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Keenan’s Restaurant

Rochester

House favorites include Gracie’s drunken chicken with sausage sautéed in white wine, and grilled pork chops topped with crispy fried onions

$40 $20

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Refined American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Bad Apples Bistro (47% Off)

Bad Apples Bistro

Bad Apples Bistro

Steaks, chicken, burgers, and seafood mingle on the menu of this American bistro that utilizes seasonal ingredients

$30 $16

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Family Dining at Ridgeview Family Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ridgeview Family Restaurant

Ridgeview Family Restaurant

Huge menu of American fare includes breakfast options like omelets and eggs benedict, a variety of melts, steaks, and Greek-inspired dinners

$40 $20

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Casual American Food for Dinner or Lunch at Wintonaire (Up to 45% Off)

Wintonaire

Browncroft

Crowd-pleasing American pub dishes such as barbecue chicken wings, half-pound black Angus patty melts, and pasta and meatballs

$40 $22

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"Italian Chicks: A Passionate Comedy with a Little Drama" on Saturday, March 14 (Up to 41% Off)

"Italian Chicks": A Passionate Comedy With A Little Drama

Kodak Center for the Performing Arts

Four female comedians celebrate their Italian culture with tough talk and light skewering

$32 $19

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Ed Blaze and Friends at The R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center on Saturday, March 28 (Up to 56% Off)

Ed Blaze and Friends

The R.I.T Inn & Conference Center

Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze hosts an evening of no-holds-barred standup

$27.25 $12

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Two Groupons, Each Good for Inventive American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Back Nine Grill (Up to 53% Off)

Back Nine Grill

Back Nine Grill

10 oz. burger, Maine-lobster panini, certified-Angus beef delmonico, and flatbreads along with fun takes on classic bar appetizers

$20 $12

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Upscale Italian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Rizzi’s Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Rizzi's Restaurant

Rizzi's Restaurant

Chefs prepare Italian and continental food such as new york strip, salmon piccata, and rigatoni bolognese paired with fine wines

$30 $16

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Pizza, Wings, and Italian Food at Marvin Mozzeronis (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Marvin Mozzeronis

Marvin Mozzeronis

The emphasis here is on the numerous specialty pizzas, baked in a brick oven and made fresh daily with hand-tossed dough

$15 $8

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$24 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Dominican Food at Caoba Restaurant & Take Out ($40 Total Value)

Caoba Restaurant & Take Out

Caoba Restaurant & Take Out

Family-owned restaurant shares the tastes of the Dominican Republic with upstate New York

$20 $12

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Italian-American Cuisine for Two or Four at Alloco's Restaurant and Catering (Up to 45% Off)

Alloco's Restaurant and Catering

Alloco's Restaurant and Catering

Specialty pizzas dressed in artichoke and spinach or baked potato pair with wings, burgers, and even quesadillas

$20 $12

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Pub Food and Drinks at Bathtub Billy's Restaurant and Sports Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bathtub Billy's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Maplewood

Popular sports bar pairs live broadcasts with hearty pub burgers, pizzas, and supreme nachos

$30 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Casual American Food at Greece/Penfield Hots

Greece/Penfield Hots

Multiple Locations

All-American dishes such as cheeseburgers, pulled pork, fried fish dinners, and hot dogs topped with the house hot sauce

$20 $11

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Jay Leno at Rochester Auditorium Theatre on Friday, February 13, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Rochester Broadway Theater League

Rochester Auditorium Theatre

Live_logo

Star of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” shows why he’s one of the most revered comics of all time with his witty observational humor

$80.25 $48

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Indian Food at Raj Mahal (35% Off). Two Options Available.

Raj Mahal

Raj Mahal

Owner and executive chef crafts authentic Indian cuisine, including vindaloo, biryani, curry, and masala dishes

$30 $19.50

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Select Local Merchants

  • Rochester Public Market
    At Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop, a bell chimes regularly throughout the day, ringing along with the festive Latin music in the background. Its sound does not indicate the time, however?it greets every 50th customer to the empanada hot spot and rewards him or her with $5 worth of complimentary Spanish cuisine. When Chilean couple Juan and Maria Contreras opened their stand in 2000, they rarely had the opportunity to use the bell, as they were serving between 10 and 20 empanadas on any given Saturday. Today they dish out a minimum of 1,000 empanadas each day, vying to beat their current record of 1,504 empanadas sold in eight hours. Their popularity stems in part from a commitment to traditional, healthy cooking methods. Each of their empanadas is handmade and stuffed with one of 12 types of filling, including 90% lean beef and pork as well as vegetarian options. The deep fryers are filled with light salad oil, and none of the menu items include chemicals or preservatives. Juan and Maria extend the same homemade treatment to their fruit juices, which can be frozen and sold as "Juan-sicles," and their four hot sauces: green gold, red gold, spanish mayo and spanish ketchup. Attitude accounts for a second element of the pair's success. Their mix of hospitality and cultural pride draws diners to the turquoise shop, where Juan exuberantly lists the specials to newcomers. They have hosted the Juan & Maria's International Spanish Festival for the past four years, showcasing customs from 20 Spanish-speaking countries alongside their empanadas.
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    280 North Union St N
    Rochester, NY US
  • aja noodle co.
    Without a month or so of vacation, it'd be almost impossible to sample authentic noodle dishes from four different countries. However, aja noodle co. can help you accomplish this feat over the course of a single lunch hour. Its pan-Asian menu incorporates regional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand, all made individually and from scratch using fresh produce and proteins. Though the food has its roots in tradition, it's all fully customizable. Guests choose which protein?including veggies, tofu, chicken, beef, or shrimp?they want mixed in with their pad thai or rice bowls. They can also swap out one type of noodles for another, perhaps exchanging lo mein for soba or rice noodles for shoelaces they brought from home. Sauces infused with spicy black beans or sweet coconut milk give the bowls a flavorful base, and vegetarian and vegan options are available for folks with dietary restrictions. aja noodle co. also offers a selection of beer and wine by the glass or bottle and a wide arrange of original recipe sake cocktails.
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    2602 Elmwood Ave.
    Brighton, NY US
  • Mac's Philly Steaks
    Ryan MacNamara spent his childhood summers on the south New Jersey shore, where he grew to love the philadelphia cheesesteaks he and his family picked up from local delis. The restaurateur adored the sandwiches so much that he opened a shrine to the cheesy treat: Mac’s Philly Steaks. One of his biggest obstacles was finding an authentic roll on which to serve his cheesesteaks; in the end, he decided to import Amoroso’s rolls directly from Philadelphia. To dovetail with the City of Brotherly Love–inspired food, the decor at the Geneva location features red-and-white-checkered flooring, mural depicting urban splendor, and Rocky beating the bread to the right level of softness. The eatery's menu catalogs classic chicken and steak phillys as well as a few versions with a twist, such as the bacon-blue and chicken finger parmesan. Metromix praised the sandwiches for their soft bread and ideal ratio of toppings, a “generous but manageable” portion.
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    144 West Commercial Street
    East Rochester, NY US
  • Marvin Mozzeroni 's Pizza
    A portmanteau of “mozzarella” and “pepperoni” gave Marvin Mozzeroni’s its playful name, but the origins of the restaurant itself are rooted in New York. The pizzeria was founded by two Rochester natives in 2004 as Starving Marvin's Pizza before they changed the name in 2007 when they turned their single eatery into a franchise. To this day native New Yorkers own and operate the five locations found throughout the state, including their two new locations in Henrietta and Greece. The emphasis here is on their numerous specialty pizzas, baked in a brick oven and made fresh daily with hand-tossed dough. They come with a thick or thin crust and homemade red or white sauce, and can be ordered whole or by the slice. The menu also features other Italian food, including calzones and chicken parmigiana, as well as a mix of American-style classics such as hoagies, cheeseburgers, wings with homemade sauce and bleu cheese, and hot dogs. Those with food allergies can opt for gluten-free pizza.
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    360 Park Ave
    Rochester, NY US
  • Shogun Palace
    Shogun Palace owners Peter and Kevin Sun place a premium on presentation. Besides bedecking their restaurant with eye-catching d?cor details?from glowing paper lanterns to an arched wooden bridge?they also hired a chef skilled in style sushi, an inventive method of plating fresh fish. Under his skilled supervision, Shogun's specialty rolls are artistically piled in towers, drizzled in sauces, and transformed into edible art. In addition, hibachi grills located in the center of the restaurant give guests up-close views of chefs flipping utensils and stoking flames as they prepare hot meals from shrimp, scallop, steak, and lobster. Patrons looking to round out meals can ask the fish in the indoor koi pond for recommendations from among Shogun's seven Chinese dishes.
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    850 E Ridge Rd.
    Rochester, NY US
  • CJ's Southern Soul
    Within his cozy, red-brick restaurant, chef CJ Grimes and his staff dole out Southern homestyle dishes from a rotating menu. Regular offerings of pork chops and fried catfish or haddock couple with sides of collard greens, seafood gumbo, and dirty rice, and daily specials tempt taste buds toward savory servings of ox tail, barbecue pork spare ribs, or meatloaf. The cozy dining area welcomes visitors to warm up their appetites and fork-tossing arms with games of pool and darts, and the friendly staff and homey atmosphere may inspire groups to linger longer while enjoying a daily dessert such as peach cobbler or pumpkin cream-cheese cake.
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    701 Lake Ave
    Rochester, NY US
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