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Michael's Valley Grill

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American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 383-8260
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
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nice neighborhood restaurant off the beaten path of the south wedge or downtown, this local eatery has good food and amicable service. the steaks are well cooked and they have their own special rub that makes it worth it. Fish specials makes this place look good as well in a city that has great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Flytone
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Rochester, New York, United States
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Rochester, New York, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice neighborhood restaurant off the beaten path of the south wedge or downtown, this local eatery has good food and amicable service. the steaks are well cooked and they have their own special rub that makes it worth it. Fish specials makes this place look good as well in a city that has great steaks in most places. restaurant is... More 

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Thank Flytone
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

excellent food, great comfortable relaxing atmosphere. our first visit there but I am sure we will make it one of our favorite spots.

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Thank jomaria900
rochester
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very good food. Great Cowboy Steak!!! Seating is tight and bar is not that big. I would go back again.

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Thank kmr47
Upstate N.Y.
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221 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

But aside from a really good lemon artichoke soup, nothing was special. I had an Asian tuna special that was small, that was Asian only because there was a dollop of wassabi. My broccoli side was overcooked and tasteless. The filet my wife had was nicely prepared. Our companions were less than impressed with their selections and may have been... More 

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Thank swampknot
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I recently visited Michael's Valley Grill and was disappointed with the food, it was mediocre (slightly stale bread, boring salad for appetizer, my husband had pork Marsala and I had panko breaded chicken parm). There are far better restaurants in the Rochester area with superior food for the same price. To top it off I overheard the woman at the... More 

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Thank Christine G
Sodus Point, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I and another couple dined at Michael's recently. Every element of that event was excellent from appetizers to dessert. The entrees were all different and universally enjoyed. Service was excellent, but not overbearing. Very nice seasonal decor. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Michael S
Kent, New York
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Although 45 miles from our house, we went to hear Joey Santora, Curtis Kendrick and Terrance Bruce, three of the original five from the national chart-topping Cabo Frio. Great music. We've been there twice this December and hope to get back on 12/26. We enjoyed the food and drink. Shrimp special was great and would do again. Wife's salad was... More 

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1 Thank Robert G
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time here and we will definitely be back. Great atmosphere and our meals were fantastic. Our waitress was extremely friendly and the service was very good.

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1 Thank easton996
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

My parents have been going to this restaurant for years. Somehow we have never been invited. This year after thanksgiving we where looking to go out and my dad suggested Michael's. I have never been one for strip mall restaurants but agreed at my dad's urging. So 7 of us ranging from 11 to 85 arrived at the specified time... More 

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1 Thank Paul L
Penfield
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I love this restaurant. We can always count on a great meal with excellent service. My favorite dish is the cowboy bone in ribeye which is seasoned to perfection and reasonably priced. I have been to the best steakhouses in the county and have yet to find a cowboy this good at any price. Michael and Priscilla... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 383-8260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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