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Bistro 135

135 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
585-662-5555
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street (East Rochester)
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English first
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Really loved the bar area for drinks to enjoy the Saturday evening jazz music. The food was a severe disappointment. I ordered the Bibb salad with shrimp; the shrimp was severely underdressed and the shrimp I ordered was over cooked. I also tried the Chicken French which was basically bland. Despite the issues with food it is a nice place... More

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New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This review is based on a single visit on a slow, cold late-winter evening. I would characterize the experience as good for Rochester and probably not as good as it could be. The bar appeared spacious and was the most lively part of the venue while we were there. The jazz piano was a nice thought but entirely too loud... More

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Penfield,ny
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I took my girlfriend and another female friend there on Saturday night and it couldn't have been better. The food was perfect and delicious the atmosphere was very fun and friendly and the jazz band was phenomenal and the lead singer came out into the audience and sang with the patrons and the waiters and waitresses and the hostesses are... More

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Pittsford, New York
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211 reviews 211 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

we went to Bistro 135 for a whiskey tasting event, which I will choose to categorize as dinner, since we tried a lot of menu items. pairing of food was involved, so we got to try some small portions of signature dishes. we had ordered lobster risotto and eggplant meatballs at the bar before our group took over the upstairs.... More

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Rochester, New York
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931 reviews 931 reviews
620 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I don't know if this was really one of the "best meals I've ever eaten in a restaurant," but it certainly was one of the best I've had in the Rochester area in a very long time. This was our second visit to Bistro 135, and this time we took our in-laws to dinner with us. Since we were a... More

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I have long been patrons of Bistro 135 and this October had the most memorable wedding reception at Bistro 135! In a nutshell, Bistro provides a 5 star experience from the menu, music, to the service. We can't say enough about this gem of restaurant so if you are visiting or reside in the Rochester area, it... More

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Rochester, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Great music, unusual and edgy menu, warm fire, great service. What else do you want? We hadn't been in a long time but intend on dining here regularly.

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Webster, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Friends invited Al and I to join them for dinner at Bistro 135, in East Rochester NY. We had never heard of Bistro 135 and def. plan on going back. Our meals enjoyed was the Osso Bucco, Sea Scallops, Steak + Frites. And had a fantastic appetizer of Lobster Risotto. To full for dessert. There was also a nice Jazz... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We enjoyed a good steak and chicken French on our night out. The entertainment was very good and the service was very good for a Friday night that was very busy.

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Rochester, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The food was average and way overpriced. I ordered an eggplant dish and the eggplant was sliced so thin you could not taste it and there was only three slices so thin you could use it as a cell membrane. The place was very loud and you could hardly hear the Jazz for the backgroud noise. Also, after we were... More

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