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Bistro 135

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135 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151 (Main Street (East Rochester))
585-662-5555
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, better jazz

Went here for dinner on a Friday night. I'd recommend reservations. The atmosphere was nice with some great jazz music. The food was okay. There were not a lot of entree choices (only one for vegetarians). The bread was bland. My pork entree was cold on the inside. I decided not to send it back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Leann L
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
1,697 reviews 1,697 reviews
1,135 restaurant reviews
558 helpful votes 558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

No one is dining here right now. The phone is being answered by an automated message saying that the restaurant is closed indefinitely for "remodeling." This is unusual, because the place is always filled, and the food is great. We all hope it comes back, remodeled or not.

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Pittsford, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stopped 3/24/15 with party of three to find small sign re "Closed die to renovations." YA THINK you might want to mention that on Website???????

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Victor, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Avoid this place. We had planned a private party with 16 guests. We showed up and a sign read, "Closed 2 weeks for maintenance." No one had the decency to call and tell us! We stood outside in the snow with no where to go. Completely unacceptable! Speaks volumes about the restaurant. Stay away.

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Rochester, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went here for dinner on a Friday night. I'd recommend reservations. The atmosphere was nice with some great jazz music. The food was okay. There were not a lot of entree choices (only one for vegetarians). The bread was bland. My pork entree was cold on the inside. I decided not to send it back and the waitress just brought... More 

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to this restaurant with friends on a Friday night. For us,it was the first time. They had live jazz music playing as they apparently do every night. That was nice. We were seated quite timely at our table, and our waitress was very friendly. The appetizers were delicious but then it went downhill from there- our second round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I have always had a nice experience at Bistro 135. The food is creative and delicious, and the service is great. The music often includes jazzy renditions of old standards. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Sometimes we sit in the bar area, with its cozy fireplace and ambient lighting.

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Rochester, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Short and Sweet: Pre-Valentine's Day Dinner was good / above average - the service was good, the server herself was delightful; the food was quite good (not excellent, but quite good) and the music was sublime. At the end of the meal, I repeatedly mentally reminded myself to take my remaining portion (literally 3/4 of a $27.00 Osso Buco entree).... More 

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Rochester, New York
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1,135 restaurant reviews
558 helpful votes 558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the third time I’ve dined in this East Rochester restaurant, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Their food is both unusual and superb in its preparation, with their accompaniments coupled perfectly to the main dish. Tonight I enjoyed the scallops which were seared to perfection and then served on top of a blackberry reduction sauce. A parmesan risotto... More 

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Brighton, Ny
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I heard that they had a change of ownership but everything is still great. Nice selection on the menu, food cooked perfectly, service excellent. The bonus is that they have live music that starts early so you can eat before 7 pm and still enjoy it. They have great daily bar specials, happy hour deals on appetizers. We have spent... More 

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Princeton Ontario
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were two Canadian couples in Rochester for a weekend of touring, shopping and exploring. We came upon Bistro 135 when trying to find a good place to have dinner. We were seated right away, in a little dining area off to the side across from the bar. My friend commented on how nice it was to be able to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
    (Main Street (East Rochester))
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  East Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-662-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?