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“Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roam Cafe

Roam Cafe
262 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-360-4165
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Ranked #49 of 989 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Park Avenue, locals and travelers alike can find a home in ROAM. A homey cafe, featuring a friendly staff, cozy atmosphere and of-course, delicious food. We like to think of ourselves as the perfect place for just about anything, from the intimate setting to get to know a date better, to the comfortable occasion for a birthday dinner all the way to a perfect place to hold a wedding rehearsal. While the venue and its facilities have a lot of utility and variety, you can rest assured knowing that no matter what happens, the staff will always be smiling, and the food just as irresistible.
Rochester, New York, United States
2 reviews
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This location is in a great area of the city, right on park avenue. I went there with my partner, not knowing what to expect. We sat outside which was great. The menu had a lot of great options including a lot of healthy food options. I noticed the prices being at a reasonable rate. On top of that, we had a groupon which cut the bill in half. The thing that stopped this place from getting 5 stars was the server. He was extremely kind and had great service. Its just that is was not that busy and it took him a little too long to get us our check, or even check up on us. The part that was most memorable was the quality of food. There are a lot of restaurants in rochester, especially the new ones, who try to look real fancy and NYC-like by having a nice atmosphere, high prices, small portions..but always fail on the quality of food. Roam had great food and at a good price! the place is nice inside as well. Im excited to be returning to this restaurant soon!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Westminster, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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“Nice neighborhood cafe.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Looking for a venue for supper on a warm Summer night, we walked by Roam on a stroll down Park Avenue. The menu of various, mostly Italian inspired dishes appealed to us, as did sitting outside in this very pedestrian oriented neighborhood.

Starters consisted of the tomato soup special, rich with meaty flavor, and the fried artichokes, crisp and done in a similar style to the classic carciofi of Rome. Mains included a chicken parmigiana and meatball pizza, both of which could have fed two moderately hungry diners each, but were still flavorful and well presented. The meal was rounded out by a decent selection of beer and a nice Chianti by the glass.

The service was friendly and helpful, the food was quite good and the people watching turned the whole evening into a pleasant and fulfilling meal. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, NY
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“Serendipitous find --- SO glad!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We planned to go somewhere else for lunch, but it was closed for the Holiday weekend, so we walked around the corner and found Roam. What a FIND -- great ambiance, service and food!! My pasta fra diavolo was GREAT, and the gelato made an excellent dessert.

Felt like we were in a BIG City restaurant, rather than Rochester, NY. Will definitely be returning....

  • Visited July 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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Rochester, New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with a nice ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stopped by Roam for lunch on a Saturday. Love the atmosphere - brick arches make it look sort of like you are in a courtyard that is inside. Very warm and relaxing. Great menu for lunch - we ordered the share plate which was loaded with rolled prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, ollive tapenade, provolone cheese and surprisingly, chicken salad. It came with delicious Italian bread. That with a glass of Prosecco made for a fabulous lunch. And, the chicken salad was absolutely delicious. My son ordered the Buffalo Chicken salad and commented that the chicken was exceptionally good. Also, I have had the arancini here before and they are really amazing! Great place to go! Don't miss going here!

  • Visited June 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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Rochester, New York
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“Good for a drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

They have a good selection of alcoholic beverages. The food is hit or miss but generally good. The atmosphere is casual and a great place to meet up with friends.

Visited December 2012
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