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The Owl House

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Vegetarian, International, Healthy
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75 Marshall St, Rochester, NY 14607-3523
585-360-2920
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not what we expected

Friends has raved about the unique style of cooking and creative food here. We were disappointed when stopping for lunch one day. The decor is very drab and dark, almost like a dive bar in some ways. We were seating right next to the kitchen and it looked like it was not the cleanest one in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
SailorBoy55
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New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Friends has raved about the unique style of cooking and creative food here. We were disappointed when stopping for lunch one day. The decor is very drab and dark, almost like a dive bar in some ways. We were seating right next to the kitchen and it looked like it was not the cleanest one in the world, but appearances... More 

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Rochester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Personally i really want to like the owl house a lot. But they're just missing the mark for me. Friendly staff for sure!! The food was even good. But for the price I paid, it wasn't worth it to go again. I was hungry within the hour. Plus drinks, while delicious, are pricey. Cauliflower wings are worth it though.

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Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved the variety of food and the fact that a vegan, semi-vegetarian and a self-proclaimed carnivore could all get something satisfying and tasty to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Dined here this past Sunday evening based on a recommendation from friends. I work as a Chef in Toronto and I have to say the Owl House is a delightful experience. The food is creative yet unpretentious -considering the price. The cocktails were also superb. There's something to be admired about its simplicity. Artwork on walls did however leave something... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went to the Owl House based on the recommendation of our son (who accommodates a gluten free girlfriend). They raved. We frowned. Either the combinations were ordinary (burger- which was quite greasy) or Moosewood-1970's- odd (veggies with coconut water sauces??). Tried the shaved fennel with smoked portobellos; it was tasty, but wayyyyyy too much fennel for the very sparse (but... More 

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canadaigua ny
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a unique place to eat in Rochester, if you're looking for vegan/vegetarian friendly food this is a must stop. I've only been for lunch and brunch and there is a variety in dishes, it seems like their menu is constantly changing. If you plan to go for brunch on the weekend I'd suggest calling ahead and making a... More 

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West Islip
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were a party of 5 (3 Adults and 2 Teens) going out for dinner in Rochester. Restaurant is small in a house but don't let that fool you. We had to sit at the bar because the dining area was full but the bartender was friendly and engaged with us. Mostly vegetarian but there were choices for us meat... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I went with a group of friends who was visiting. One of my friend friend wanted to go here. A good choice of Vegan options and glutton free options. I had bacon and waffles. It was good but they did not carry milk when I ask for that to drink that since I do not drink coffee. The coffee was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As one who has had my fair share of restaurant meals around the world i can say this restaurant was a nice change of pace. No pretention or showiness which is was a relief. Simple. The barman was relaxed and seemed more like he was just making some drinks for friends. Staff was very helpful, easy going. Noise level was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I hesitate to write this review, because I don't want everyone knowing how great this place is. Because then I'll never be able to get a reservation! Attentive staff, interesting cocktails, a stellar rotating beer menu and the food is divine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Marshall St, Rochester, NY 14607-3523
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-360-2920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, International, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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