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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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Today
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

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    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
Anniversary Celebrations

We went last Saturday with another couple whose anniversary is a week before ours to celebrate both. This resturant had been on my list to try for a long time, and I'm very glad I did. The exterior is deceiving (it is in a strip mall) but once inside, we were all impressed with the high ceilings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
OnLakeOntarioNY
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went last Saturday with another couple whose anniversary is a week before ours to celebrate both. This resturant had been on my list to try for a long time, and I'm very glad I did. The exterior is deceiving (it is in a strip mall) but once inside, we were all impressed with the high ceilings, lighting, and ambience.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Personal service and great food. I have been here multiple times and am impressed with the quality and consistent good experience every time. The owners greet you at the door and many of the wait staff have been with them for years. Don't be put off by the fact it is in a strip mall. It is charming and quiet... More 

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Fairport, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great wine selections, jazz , and Adam is an amazing server! Jt will make your bar experience smooth and relaxing, and Priscilla and Michael are warm and at the ready for anything that may occur! A diamond in the restaurant industry!!!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I must say that this restaurant was better then I expected. It is situated in a strip mall in Penfield, and from the outside it doesn't look like it's going to be overly accomplished in its cuisine...but it was. We arrived at 5:30 PM on Saturday, and we were the first ones there (or almost). But it fills up quickly... More 

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Rochester, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was reminded that it has been too long since I've visited my favorite restaurant when I was wowed by their renovations. And the food....better than ever! Starting with pinot noir wine, we enjoyed their complimentary bread with both butter and an absolutely delicious red tomato pesto (I am not sure if that is what it is called, but it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I have been there a couple of times. The food and service were good, but I believe is over priced. Friends that have been there for dinner felt the same way.

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Webster, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our waitress was pleasant and helpful. The atmosphere was lovely. The food was less than desirable. I can think of a dozen restaurants where the food was better quality.What it lacked in food it made up in price , extremely expensive for the quality of the food.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

First of all the remodeling for this restaurant done last year is terrific and the atmosphere remains great. Mike is a class guy and treats his customers right. Last evening I had possibly the best pork chop I've ever had. Cooked to perfection, juicy, well seasoned and the chipolte sauce with it made it even better. The grilled romaine was... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had a great dinner at Michael's and enjoyed some good Jazz in the bargain. My chicken Milanese was very tasty and quite tender. My wife had Grilled romaine salad with grilled chicken. What came to our table was an enormous wedge of grilled romaine in a presentation that she had not seen before. She loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Here's a place where you really want frequent. Recently remodeled and the look is modern yet classic. The bar area is cozy. Weekend band and great food make this one of the nicer places to go if you want to relax and enjoy good for and atmosphere

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business
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?