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“Exceptional Lobster Macaroni And Cheese And Outstanding Service Made For A Wonderful Meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scene on Main

Scene on Main
125 East Main Street, Hyatt Regency Rochester, Rochester, NY 14604
585-794-4800
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Ranked #187 of 989 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Lewiston, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Exceptional Lobster Macaroni And Cheese And Outstanding Service Made For A Wonderful Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Dined for dinner at 5 p.m. last night. Came for their award-winning Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. Won an award in August, 2011 in a judging from Visit Rochester, the local Convention and Visitors' Bureau. The portion was very generous with plenty of lobster, very creamy macaroni and cheese with Western New York white cheddar cheese, chanterelle mushrooms, Kensington Market smoked Canadian bacon, and fried parsnips.

Julian, my server was outstanding in every way. Was very welcoming and reassured me that the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese is their most famous entrée and lived up to its billing. Very nice bread that was warm was served before the meal, along with a bottle of water as well.

Scene On Main is in the main lobby of the Hyatt Regency Rochester. It is just off the lobby and has a wooden floor and a bar area, along with the main dining area. The menu offers both smaller plates and entrees as well. A very complete selection of wines is offered as well.

Scene On Main is a very nice downtown Rochester, NY restaurant and would definitely dine here again!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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179 reviews 179 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Went here for dinner and was impressed. Nothing to fancy just a nice laid back place with good service and good food. I went with my wife and a friend and I got the beet salad, a middle eastern style pizza as a sharable and the duck as an entree. All of the food was good and our server was very friendly. I will say stay away from the absinthe cocktail on the menu it is terrible.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“excellent lunch and dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The menu was simple, not too many items but nevertheless a large selection with "healthy food choices" duly noted. Each dish was an artistic work and each dish was tasty from the grilled vegetable sliders and the caesar salad to the strip steak salad and coffee...

Visited November 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Long wait”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I went with a friend. The food is good, but the service is terrible. We were the first ones in. We had to wait ten minutes after she took our entree away before she asked if we wanted dessert or our check. Had to wait another ten minutes for dessert to show up. Then when we finally got the check we had to wait ten more minutes until she came back and told us that the card machine was not working and we had to fine another way to pay. When we were again ready to pay I had to flag her down to get her to finally take it. Good food, bad service. Go only if you like to wait.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saranac Lake
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Thought the food was average. Prices for buffet breakfast weren't bad as it was a hotel. Tried going elsewhere but was limited in time. For those of us that are short the chairs were very uncomfortable. Ask for a table.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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