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State Street Bar & Grille

70 State Street, Rochester Plaza Hotel, Rochester, NY 14614
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Ranked #464 of 1,096 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $1 - $15
Sun - Thu 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 2:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Bar, Grill
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I decided to take a few weeks before writing this review to let my disgust and anger settle. I was staying at the Rochester Plaza for a few days on business in June of 2014, and will NEVER return! The hotel itself is dated, and while some areas look fairly fresh, I was repulsed at others. The dining areas, specifically,... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Did not feel like going out so ate at the Rochester Plaza hotel State Street Bar. Menu was a little brief but interesting appetizers and entrees. Had the hummus and Pita. Delish. And beef noodle soup was great. Waiter was right it was a bit salty but I liked it. My wife wouldn't have. Steak entree was perfectly cooked and... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Worth avoiding, consider going somewhere else. Poor service and so-so food makes this a non-destination. Food is pricey for the quality. The facilities are nice and the decor is pleasant. Might be a good option if there is a snow storm keeping you in. The do have Genesee Cream Ale on tap which was good.Some happy hour special were offered.

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Buffalo, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We rushed downstairs 15 minutes before closing but they did take our order. Then we were informed that the kitchen had made a mistake on the order and we were given a huge discount.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Though the food was good, as you enter the venue there is a sign to wait to be seated yet no one there for 10 minutes so sat ourselves down. Service a bit scattered as if the person was very new. She was unable to give a bill as the "system" was down. Could not even give us an estimate... More

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Pasadena, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The State Street Bar & Grille had an unexpected, varied & WONDERFUL menu! I had the grilled vegetable salad, which was excellent...as was the coffee!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Service was great, staff very friendly and helpful! The fried calamari was done perfectly. Good beer selection.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This restaurant has the potential to be much more than it is now. With the near absence of family restaurants in downtown Rochester there is an opportunity to draw in more customers. Instead it seems as though the restaurant management has decided that it has a captive audience and consequently does not feel it necessary to offer better service. The... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Great place to stop for lunch. Never had a bad experience.

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Buffalo, New York
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

We checked out the menu online before going downstairs to eat this restaurant. The menu we received, however, was exactly the same as the room service menu. It was a dirty paper menu that was crinkled with water and food stains. (On the other hand - the menu on the website was a handsome 4 page PDF file!!) We asked... More

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