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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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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    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
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Owings Mills, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food here was 5 star. Although the menu changes seasonally, the Mezzalunas stuffed with goat cheese were light but filling. Don't miss the olives on the appetizer menu. If you have a little room at the end, order the local cheese plate. The portion sizes at this restaurant are perfect for ladies. The Hosmer unoaked Chardonnay was special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I had a big date night: movie and a dinner! We had been to Lento previously, but had forgotten how perfect the food & service was! We started with the Beet salad and the gnocchi with spring vegetables! Perfection! For entrees we had a mild fish over seafood & pea risotto and pork shoulder pasta. Again, perfection!... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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 

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Rochester, New York
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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.

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Buffalo, New York
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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 

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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 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 

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Rochester, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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 

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Rochester, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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

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