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.

Chester's Kitchen and Bar

COVID-19 Update: Local restaurants need your support! Purchase a gift card directly from them and make a difference. Purchase a Gift Card
Reserve a table
Tue, 9/22
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
"Why Chester's?" We get asked this often and the answer is quite simple...it's a friendly, comfortable and traditional name. This is a direct reflection of how we want you to feel in our restaurant. The other connection we made is a tribute to the city, Ro-Chester's! We love Rochester and we're glad to be a part of this community. Comfort food, steaks, fresh fish, pasta you name it we have it!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Contemporary
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (1,847)
Filter reviews
1,823 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rotisserie chicken cornbread salad walleye cakes jambalaya chocolate cake fondue brie prime rib calamari hash browns fries mayo clinic peace plaza university square nice atmosphere downtown rochester
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food as always, service was excellent tonight. Nice quantities of food. Parking is in nearby ramp.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 days ago

The wait staff was always friendly and provided great service. Each of the dishes I had (regularly) were well-prepared and very flavorful.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a good meal this past week. Chicken pot pie really hit the spot. Good service too in a nice relaxing atmosphere. I'll be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent grub and service! Menu is varied, plenty for vegetarians, indoor and outdoor seating, very close to the Mayo Clinic. Take out and delivery.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here after a long day of appointments, and it was spectacular! The nearby public parking offers free parking after 5pm, so don’t be intimidated by that. The restaurant had a great ambiance, the staff were friendly, our waitress was very...attentive, and the food was phenomenal. I can’t say enough good things about this place. I would recommend everyone give it a try!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice service and great food. Lots of outside seating and in the mall corridors that felt safe and distanced. Recommended for travelers who want a nice experience on your visit to Mayo.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for a quick afternoon snack, but we were rather disappointed despite the positive reviews. There was a dirty table (with plates and glasses from the previous guests) that remained dirty during our entire visit. Despite how empty the restaurant was,...our server seemed too busy to provide basic service (he didn’t even bring our drinks or food for us, nor did he check on how the food was tasting until afterwards). Other servers were standing around rather than providing basic restaurant maintenance (cleaning or helping fellow staff members out). Finally, our food was void of flavor despite the positive reviews we looked at and received. We would recommend going elsewhere before turning to Chesters.More

Date of visit: September 2020
genasteiny, Manager at Chester's Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We also saw your review on Google and have already spoken with our staff. We are asking again that you please contact our GM Henry Clarinat Henry@nrgemail.com. This is not our standards...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very well prepared and presented. Staff was obviously conscience of COVID and took steps to minimize exposure. Hamburger for lunch was prepared to order. Went back a couple of nights later for dinner and we were both happy with our entrees.

Date of visit: September 2020
HenryC2861, General Manager at Chester's Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are taking every opportunity to keep our guests safe when they are in the our care. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always good food. Service is usually pretty attentive. We recommend the lobster Mac, any of the steaks, loaded hash browns, just about everything. The salads are good as well. We like to come here after any stressful day of being a patient at the Mayo...Clinic. This place is a quieter place to eat, socialize, and have a cocktail or a glass of wine in a nice setting. With covid, we enjoyed eating outside on the patio. There is a lot of construction going on in the area, but in the evening, it is still peaceful outside.More

Date of visit: August 2020
genasteiny, Manager at Chester's Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review and compliments on your visits with us. We are so happy to read that you enjoy many of our menu items and that we can bring some happiness and peace after a stressful day at mayo! We appreciate you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for drinks and appetizers, and everything was so good that we ended up staying a while to enjoy the overall vibe. The walleye cakes were fantastic (walleye is a fish common in Minnesota), and the cornbread skillet and grilled meatloaf were also...really good. Our waitress was really friendly and didn't rush us out, and the vibe was fun and laidback. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Chateau Theatre plaza, so there's a lot to do in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2019
genasteiny, Manager at Chester's Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the compliments on your dining experience with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us! The compliments on the vibe, food and service is exactly what we hope every guests takes away when they dine with us! We...More

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites- Spring Valley
60 reviews
22.68 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Zumbrota
15 reviews
22.36 miles away
White Valley Motel
30 reviews
19.89 miles away
Baymont by Wyndham Kasson Rochester Area
215 reviews
13.96 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
844 reviews
.05 miles away
Victoria's Restaurant and Wine Bar
1,391 reviews
.06 miles away
Chocolaterie Stam
93 reviews
.01 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite
197 reviews
.15 miles away
Douglas Trail
74 reviews
.29 miles away
Mayo Civic Center
78 reviews
.23 miles away
Chateau Theater
53 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 16, 2019|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from 146kellyh | Reviewed this property |
Fine, not loud at all
April 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from ALice R | Reviewed this property |
November 28, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Mindy C | Reviewed this property |
I just googled Chesters Rochester MN and their website came up.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing