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300 First

American, Bar
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300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
+1 507-281-2451
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding

Probably the best restaurant in Rochester but this would pass muster in New York or San Francisco. Varied menu, meat or fish, good service, helpful hostess, romantic ambiance, good bar -- what more could one ask and not overly expensive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Robert H
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went as part of a large group including customers. We had pre-booked but ended up being split across a number of tables in one area of the restaurant which seemed a bit strange and created a feeling of exclusion. Anyway, service was fast and friendly, drinks were quickly served and all seemed well. Appetizers are mostly all deep-fried and... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Probably the best restaurant in Rochester but this would pass muster in New York or San Francisco. Varied menu, meat or fish, good service, helpful hostess, romantic ambiance, good bar -- what more could one ask and not overly expensive.

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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Started with a "Smokin Martini" which was really an impressive presentation. They add a bit of dry ice to bottom of a nice size martini glass which causes the bubbling/smokey effect, and the drinks are very tasty! My husband and I split the "Boursin Chicken Breast" which was served over a bed of rice with a creamy boursin sauce and... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I'm not sure why we waited so long to try 300 First. Actually, I do know why - I expected it to be Broadstreet with a new name. I was surprised that I barely recognized the place. Our food was great and so was the service. We will be back again soon.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A great restaurant for many reasons. Great food, ambience, nice wine selection and not too pricey. Their Kobe burger & french fries are fabulous and the Amish Blue Cheese salad is one of our favorites. There also other great choices on the menu. We find a reason to go there at least once a month!

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Charlottetown, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This restaurant is one of the more upscale local favourites. I went to dinner there with a couple of friends last month while in town to visit family. It was ambience was interesting, somewhere between restaurant and pub with elevated booths and a few tables. The cocktails were tasty. At our table, we had beef steak, pork steak and a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This dining experience is one to treasure. Though you can't get to it from the tunnels and it is at the far north side of the downtown square it is worth the cab ride if you don't want to walk 4 to 6 blocks maybe more, depending on where you are but maybe more. You really don't want to miss... More 

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Waconia, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-281-2451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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