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Bistro 135

135 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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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, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've been here for an anniversary dinner with my husband and now with a couple of friends for a girls' night out. Each time, the food has been perfect. I had the filet both times and it was cooked perfectly and so tender. I also had spinach risotto which is probably the best I've ever had. There was live music,... More

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New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were there last Saturday night for dinner with friends - and it was a very pleasant experience. The only thing that would have made it so much better was that if the band did not have a horn section - at times it was glaringly loud. We were four people at a table and had to yell at each... More

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Rochester, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On August 9th with a party of six people..... The food was okay but the service and attitudes of the waitstaff was deplorable. There was a young man server who was walking around the restaurant swearing. He was calling a supervisor/manager (not sure) very negative ethnic slurs and calling him an 'old man' in earshot of many, many customers. We... More

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Rochester, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our second visit to Bistro 135. The 1st visit was outstanding. We went on a Friday night and saw the Vanessa Mangione Quartet and had great food and service. So much so we recommended the place to our friends. We went back on Monday July 7th and were thoroughly disappointed. At 5pm there were only about 8 people... More

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Rochester, NY
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go here often for happy hour specials at the bar. Prices are great & so is the food. We've also been for dinner; food is also great, but prices aren't as good.

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Rochester, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had wonderful first time experience at Bistro 135. Must admit based on reviews from others our expectations were lowered, but we walked away extremely satisfied and glad we found another go to restaurant. Our reserved table for two was ready for us when we arrived at 7:30. We were on the upper floor in the main room, noted there were... More

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Rochester, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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
142 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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