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
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #41 of 1,093 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

47 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    33
    5
    5
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, NY
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Don't be put off by the location, Michaels Valley Grill has great food, seasonally designed and wonderful cocktails. Go!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, NY
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This place has been in operation for more than ten years. We decided to eat at this restaurant and we were very pleased. Their Bang shrimp appetizer was delicious. Their wine list was a little limited considering that Rochester is the home of Constellation, one of the largest distributors of wine in the world, hope that they improve their wine... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wylie, TX
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

With family and visiting the area. Family from the area and had been to restaurant several times. Sorry, but I was just not that impressed. Small and cramped. Chicken dish had too much lemon and the penne was too underdone. The restaurant will be closed during July 4 for renovations, so maybe some of the Golf clutter will go away.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rochester, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We live across the street from Michael's and love to take quick getaways as a couple over there for dinner, where we disappear from the world (and our teenager) by sinking into one of their plush circular booths against the wall. Everything we have ever ordered has been outstanding here. I keep waiting for them to name a special and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
11 helpful votes 11 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 2
Rochester, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
134 reviews 134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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

Travelers who viewed Michael's Valley Grill also viewed

Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 
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