We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Michael's Valley Grill

1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 383-8260
Website
Menu
Update restaurant details
Ranked #17 of 1,078 restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

43 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
    32
    3
    4
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We have eaten here several times, and have had very consistent experiences. The food is always delicious and the service is always wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is my favorite regular restaurant. The food is consistently excellent, the bar area is very comfortable, classy and inviting. The dining area is lovely, a mix of exquisite with a touch of homey. Check out the different pairs of vintage salt and pepper shakers on each table, how cute! The food is a little pricey, but you get what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Good service and everything cooked fresh however some of the dishes were very disappointing. The Friday fish fry was undercooked however in order to compensate they had over fried the breadcrumbs. I suspect the fish had been poorly thawed from frozen. Items off the kids menu were decidedly not appealing to kids and pasta dishes were disappointing. Shrimp starter was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had dinner there 12/30/13. Karen was our Server who is Fabulous. Very personable, and really knew her job well. We split the salad that was on special for the night. Could have used a little more provolone and Proscuitto, but the dressing makes up for it. I had a lobster tail that looked more than the 8oz. that they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, NY
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was our first visit to Michael's Valley Grill but won't be our last. The overall experience was very enjoyable. We attended with our best friends who are also foodies. We were warmly greeted when we arrived and shown to our table immediately. The overall atmosphere was warm and cozy. Our waitress, Angela, was friendly, very attentive (but not too)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rochester, NY
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Deb and I have been talking about going to Michael's Valley Grill for quite awhile. I had been there about ten years ago, but I don't remember the experience, except that I remember the dining room was quite attractive and romantic. Every time we talked about going to Michael's together, we ended up going to one of our other favorites... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marathon, Florida
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were visiting in the area for a few days and a new friend/acquaintance recommended this restaurant among several but rated yours as his favorite. Also suggested we asked for Ken. Reservations are recommended so I easily made them but forgot to request Ken. Upon our arrival, our reservation was honored immediately and our server was Angela who was excellent.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great food and service. Nice in the summertime to enjoy a glass of wine or beer outside. We've never had a bad meal here. Ever.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, NY
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I love this place! The service is always great, they have live music, and the food is excellent. It's the type of place you really look forward to going back to. Definitely check it out if you haven't already!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a fine meal here and I really appreciated the fact that the tables were not crammed together to maximize capacity but diminish the dining experience. The place was busy but the service was attentive although seemed somewhat rushed. Adequate wine selection and sufficient choices on the menu. My friend had the chicken Romano,which was a large entree and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Michael's Valley Grill also viewed

 
Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 

Been to Michael's Valley Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Michael's Valley Grill, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing