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300 First

300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
+1 507-281-2451
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Ranked #25 of 245 restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: American, Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Waconia, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined at this restaurant on a Friday evening in July. We started with the Crispy California Roll which was delicious. My husband had the Bavette steak and I had the filet. Both of them were some of the best beef we've ever had. The mashed potatoes are out of this world! You must order them. I'm... More

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Dodge center
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our christmas dinner place everyone agreed on. I had the fillet wrapped in the puff pastry(can't think of the name right now). It was delicious. Perfectly cooked. The drinks were awesome too. Great atmosphere, would highly recommend it.

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Sidi R'bat, Morocco
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Tasty, but go downstairs to Redwood Room. Still though, the Pretzel bun burger is pretty epic. The drinks are also pretty awesome. As is the steak. Come to think of it, just stay here and eat!

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fun drinks great food great staff!!! Great selection on menu! Was easily accommodated for a large group! Awesome!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited 300 First on a business trip with a large group and the staff was very accommodating. The only issue was that we had only one waitress which was a lot to manage our large table and slowed down the service. The food was terrific, I had the prime rib and it practically melted in your mouth. Little on... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wife and twin teens had a nice time at 300. We all had the burgers and were all happy with the meal. $12 burger and fries, but considering the quality, service and atmosphere, it was well worth it. The restaurant has the ability to flex between a casual spot for a quick bite, a place to chill and have cocktails... More

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Hong Kong
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

300 First is one of the best overall restaurant experiences in Rochester. Unlike many places in town, the atmosphere is warm and inviting; you actually would want to hang out with friends here over a few drinks and snacks. Service was friendly and timely. My wife ordered the prime rib, which was a little overcooked, but it was quickly replaced... More

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Glenview, Illinois, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This review is for the downstairs Redwood Room, not the upstairs restaurant/bar which we've NOT be in. The food at the Redwood Room was awesome. One of us had the Pork dish and the other a Pasta Chicken dish. Both were excellent. The wait staff was very friendly. Unfortunately we had finished eating just as the music started. It was... More

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Coon Valley, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

300 First is always a good choice when dining out in Rochester. Their menu is creative, and the wine list and drink menu are excellent as well. The service is very well-paced, and a diner never feels rushed, either between courses or when the meal is finished. The ambiance is warm and welcoming too!

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Bethel, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

They had a great wine available the night we were there, and I wish I had written it down. I got a caesar salad with chicken, and was very unimpressed with the giant chunks of plain ol' lettuce. I was expecting a nice spring mix or something. Really, really wish I had gotten steak.

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