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Lento

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American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111 (University Ave.)
585-271-3470
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 13
    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
The freshest Seafood around !

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
tonerr
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Rochester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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!

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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 

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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Greece, New York, United States
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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 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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 

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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

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

i had always wanted to go there and we finally made it. but i found it to be very pricey for what it is - the service was ok but we felt like outsiders.

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Rochester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

All around a wonderful culinary experience. Menu changes regularly so there are no "specials" just farm fresh to table and locally sourced ingredients that are expertly prepared. From appetizers to salads and entrees it is a great experience. Also very good vegetarian options, but don't forget the duck fat frites for the non vegetarians. On several past visits here, to... More 

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Bilbao
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Overrated main courses and poor service. We needed almost an hour to start eating (Lento means Slow in Spanish, so it's true). Although my cod was good, I ordered it without broccoli but with no success. I informed the waiter about this issue and I am still waiting to hear "sorry". Finally, I realized at the hotel that a cheeseburger... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine
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

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