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“Friendly,efficient service” 4 of 5 stars
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Restaurant 2 Vine
24 Winthrop St, Rochester, NY 14607-1326
585-454-6020
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Ranked #154 of 1,108 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: American, Continental, Eclectic
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Avenue
Description: Comfortable, casual, bistro serving fresh fish, steaks, and pasta. Picked by reader's of the Democrat & Chronicle as Rochester's Choice for best fine dining restaurant 4 years running.
New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Friendly,efficient service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Four of us ate at 2 Vine tonight and had a very good meal. Some reviewers mentioned problems with the wait staff. However, Adrienne, our wait person, was friendly and helpful and checked back with us often to fill water glasses and offer any assistance we might need. Our only problem was finding the restaurant, which has no identifying sign, at least we couldn't see one!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rochester
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“food is always a 5”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Been coming to 2 Vine for 10 years about 4 or 5 times per year. The food over this time has always been a five. Tend to have the steak frites and the chicken cutlet or the fish ( sea bass or salmon or cod). Also have the flatbread or the pasta as a starter. Salads are very good as is the pate. (If you want a burger it is large and excellent) As I said the food is always excellent. The issue over time has always been the front end or the server. We have had over the last few months issues at the front end and the servers which make the reviews lower. Reservations that were 20-30 mins delayed where we sit and hope we get a table that night. Or servers with no personality. We have had about a year ago reservations that were to the nanosecond on time and servers who were our BFFs. It appears whoever is the latest front end manager drives the restaurant to be good or bad. Jerry the owner seems to circle the restaurant but basically smoozes with his buddies and does not watch what is really going on. 6 years ago we boycotted the restaurant for a year until we found out there was a new front end manager.So if you like really great food and can get past the front end issues. This is the place. BTW this is about the noisiest restaurant in Roch.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Change is not always good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place was always my favorite, but after my last visit I can only hope they will reverse some changes that were recently made. For example: I got only 1 olive in my martini; the tableclothes were gone at dinner (I can live with that); the Friday night bouilabaisse is off the menu; the Saturday prime rib has been replaced with rib eye steak; and the fries that would make you salivate as they went by are now just average- they're not seasoned the same and/or are fried in different oil. I understand money must be saved, but these are the things that brought me and other loyal customers in there on Fridays & Saturdays for over 10 years.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ok, but service not consistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Food is good, but the place is loud and the service isn't consistent. I had trouble when I asked for something without any milk products (due to an allergy) and was given a salad with a dressing that tasted of milk to me. The server insisted that it didn't have any and charged us for it.

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Rochester, NY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Okay, very noisy not inmate at all”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Bar area is crammped when busy. Servers were friendly. Menu is very robust, food quality was good. Prices were a little above what I'd expect but not horrendous. It is VERY loud in the dining room.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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