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Lento

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American, International, Contemporary
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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, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Pleasantly surprised

This was my first time at the restaurant. A friend had mentioned earlier in the day that her & her husband didn't really like it there so I was skeptical. I'm happy to say that I was very happy that I kept an open mind. The food was absolutely fantastic & the cocktails were awesome. There were 4 of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Rochester, New York
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was my first time at the restaurant. A friend had mentioned earlier in the day that her & her husband didn't really like it there so I was skeptical. I'm happy to say that I was very happy that I kept an open mind. The food was absolutely fantastic & the cocktails were awesome. There were 4 of us... More 

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Rochester, New York
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a gift certificate and reluctantly went to Lento, prepared not to like it. Luckily, we were surprised. While there was some sticker shock we managed to enjoy a nice meal for under $50. We shared a huge bowl of Vegetarian Poutine which was heaven. Then we again shared a delicious salad and veggie burger. (what is happening to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We recently returned to Lento - one of our very favorite restaurants - with out of town family and, yet again, we were treated to impeccable service, the freshest of ingredients, prepared and served with finesse and skill. The raw bar featured a wide variety of oysters (The Beau Soliel were delectable!), plus shrimp, lobster tails, etc. The Grilled Sardine... More 

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was our first visit here after hearing about Lento for a while now. I think the concept of farm to table and locally sources ingredients is great and places that practice these should be supported, so I was happy to try Lento. We were there on a Saturday night with another couple and the place was not very busy,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

An interesting restaurant with a commitment to farm to table food, Lento does a good job of sourcing local goods that are sustainably farmed. The wine list is adventurous and the dinner menu well balanced. The bad news is the restaurant's name seems to refer to the service rather than the style of preparing food. Slow service is one thing,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Honestly, some very incredible and delicious food. I order the duck special with bread pudding which was amazing and my boyfriend ordered the pork chops which he referred to as "the best pork chops he had ever had in his life." I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone! You can truly taste the difference in the food and I... More 

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Upstate, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Three of us in Rochester on business enjoyed a nice meal at Lento. Service was a bit slow--even though the restaurant was not busy. Not a problem, but I really don't like to have to wait to pay the bill. Food was very good. Indulged in vegetarian poutine as an appetizer--really nice. Also excellent calamari. Salads were excellent. Companion enjoyed... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wow, what a great place. Lento specializes in local farm-to-table cuisine, so not only is the food fabulous, you’re patronizing local growers and being good to the environment! I had the duck paté with a sprinkling of rough salt, which came with sweet pickled onions and slices of good French bread. I also had by the lobster salad, and both... More 

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Victor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If I'm going to spend nearly $400 for dinner with 3 kids and 3 adults with minimal drinks, I'm going to expect a bit higher level of presence from the waitstaff. Water glasses unfilled, large blocks of absences after food was served...simple things that a high end restaurant shouldn't miss. And though 2.5 hours is fine by me, my kids... More 

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staten island, ny
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Food was excellent - all locally sourced, so very fresh. Wine and Cider from the Finger Lakes as well. Service was a little slow, and they were late with one of six appetizers. Creative menu and portions were well-sized

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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, International, Contemporary

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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, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, 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?