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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 2014
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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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Rochester, New York
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1,168 reviews 1,168 reviews
778 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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