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274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111
585-271-3470
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Ranked #87 of 1,112 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University Ave.
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was my first meal at Lento, and I was impressed with everything about it. I just moved from a more metropolitan area, and ive been missing meals that feel like someone actually cared about the ingredients and preparation of my meal. We didnt have reservations, but since it was a Monday we were seated quickly. Service was pleasant and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went for a birthday dinner (party of 4) on a Tuesday evening about 7:45 pm. It was surprisingly busy for a weekday night. Our service was great and each dish unique, fresh and delicious. We will go again for sure. The desert was excellent. The decor was different but pleasing and fit the character of the place.

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Rochester, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Appetizers were great. We ordered the steak with a fine bottle of Frogs Leap Zinfadel. Wine was great but steak was over cooked, tough and I have had better at Longhorn for less money. Was a waste of money on the good wine and not so good rebelled

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Spencerport, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We haven't been here in awhile and decided to join friends for drinks before a show. We waited 15 minutes for someone to take our drink orders and almost 30 - still no drinks delivered to us. Everyone else in our party got their drinks before us. We left and likely won't return. One bartender on a busy Saturday night... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is our go-to date night restaurant. The original transition to more casual fare was a little disappointing at first over the last year or two but they've really picked up their game again in the last few months. The servers are always fabulous, knowledgeable and engaging, the chefs are great about making amazing food to order and the drinks... More 

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Additional Information about Lento

Address: 274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111
Phone Number: 585-271-3470
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic

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