We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lento

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Contemporary, Eclectic
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111 (University Ave.)
585-271-3470
Website
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 103 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for vegetarians and seafood lovers

Tuesday night they have oysters for a dollar! My only complaint is that they are frequently improperly shucked and sometimes contain bits of the shell. Despite this, they're the freshest in town. The restaurant is also great for accommodating vegetarians, though they're a little light on vegan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Francesca F
,
Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We have fallen in love once again with Lento. The farm to table concept is alive and thriving here. Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere on the evening of our visit was a little disappointing. We were seated opposite the bar, where the bar tender constantly bashed ice to crush it for seafood plates. (Perhaps better done... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Tuesday night they have oysters for a dollar! My only complaint is that they are frequently improperly shucked and sometimes contain bits of the shell. Despite this, they're the freshest in town. The restaurant is also great for accommodating vegetarians, though they're a little light on vegan options.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Buffalo, New York
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were referred to Lento by relatives of the owner with several residences and self described "foodies". As such we had great expectations. We were told Art Rogers was nominated for a James Beard award. We were disappointed on all fronts. The building is in a converted factory or warehouse and the ambience was pretentious for the surroundings. The dividers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rochester, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Friendly people, great service and fresh fabulous food. If I were to make a menu especially tailored to my food wants and desires....this would be it! Foie gras, as any lover of this delicacy can attest too, is not easy to find in Rochester as a regular item on a menu. So I'm happy to say they not only serve... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Lento was a treat to eat at! Everything was delicious especially the fish, so fresh! Helpful staff and ever changing menu which keeps things interesting. Great wine list and an oyster bar! A good date night restaurant! On the expensive side, but well worth the money if you're looking to celebrate a special occasion!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rochester, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have wanted to try this place for such a long time, and finally did last night. I went with a girlfriend (who come to find out has had bad experiences her last 2 visits here, but was hoping that was a fluke.) The service, first off, was incredibly slow. There was a show that a lot of guests were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to lento this Tuesday for dinner. You might think: What am I doing on a snowy, cold Tuesday night ? Well, $1.00 oysters off course !!! And it was well worth the trip. I ordered a dozen oysters for appetizer. You have a choice of the origin of the oyster you are ordering. I ordered wellfleets, bluepoints, a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Greece, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A group of us went on a Tuesday night for the $1 oysters. There were four couples in total. We had a wonderful time together and enjoyed excellent food, drink, and service. None of us had ever been before, but we left sure we'd be back again! The food & drink: Every single couple ordered the poutine. Great decision -... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
US
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

WOW this place was fantastic. Group of 6 of us waited for our table at the bar, having delicious vintage drinks with local bitters, snacking on the INCREDIBLY fresh raw bar. Dinner service was thorough and prompt, without the awkward OVER-attentiveness. Food was absolutely spectacular. Farm to table as much as possible (obviously not the seafood, which was still SUPER... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Service was slow and food was terrible, how do you scew up a steak? I've never had a more foul tasting piece of beef in my life, over priced food that tastes rotten

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lento also viewed

Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 
Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 

Been to Lento? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111
    (University Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-3470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lento staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?