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Chester's Kitchen and Bar

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Tue, 10/4
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 04/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
"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!
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Poor service I did not receive what I requested When I pointed out it wasn’t served as requested, the server tried to claim it was (it wasn’t). The meet was 30% gristle (difficult to cut even with the steak knife. My water glass was never...refilled No bread Never asked if I wanted dessert Waited 15 minutes with my card on the table before they brought my bill. All this for $50More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite an experience. Ate at Chester’s 3 times in 2 days. Food and service were exceptional at all times. Even though we had different servers, service was above and beyond every time. Kudos to management for finding and training such a wonderful staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off the food and drinks are excellent and service is exactly as one would expect... prompt, pleasant, courteous. One caution is the desserts.... they are delicious and huge. One for two is ample. All in all it is a most pleasant place to dine...and enjoy.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so good we went two nights in a row. First night ordered the Rotisserie Chicken 2nd night ordered the Minute Chicken. Both entrees were delicious. Others ordered Salmon BLT and Jambalaya. Husband ordered Walleye with Gouda Cheese Hashbrowns. Service was very good....Will return if ever in Rochester again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in a bit of a rush to get a meal and they were exceptionally accommodating. The food was very good, nicely presented and served quickly. They went out of their way to make things work for us.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022 via mobile

I was hoping for a more original American restaurant. It felt very much like a chain. Food is very heavy and we couldn’t find many options that were healthy choices. Service was what I would consider average in the post covid restaurant world (subpar pre)....Would not go back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

My colleague recommended this place for dinner. Enjoyed the walleye and Jambalaya in my two visits. Good selection of wines and beer from the tab.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Ordered the following: Calamari $11 Iceberg wedge $8 Avocado sandwich $14 Thai Lavash pizza $14 Overall an average lunch meal nothing mind-blowing and tasty. The Thai pizza doesn't need chicken on it and the chef really needs to consult with a person that knows Thai...spices, certainly fails on that presentation for your palate.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

Convenient location. Could use more outdoor seating in the summer. Food well prepared. Numerous healthy options, but prime rib can also recommended.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022

Second time I ate at this restaurant over a period of a few years. It's always dependable, service is excellent, and the dishes are all so pretty. Caesar salad was mediocre but the Cajun Bites, a special appetizer, were great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

This is my favorite restaurant in Rochester and always the first place we eat, lunch and dinner. If you like mushroom soup dont miss this when its a special.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

Great place Great food. But for God's sake bring back the bread and honey butter!!!!! I really need i!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

Very good experience. Food was delicious. I had the fish and it was delicious. Service was good and fast. I would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Gena S, General Manager at Chester's Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2022

Thank you for the compliments! We are so happy that you enjoyed the dining experience

Reviewed May 16, 2022

The service is great and the food is as well. Cocktails were spot on! We dined at Chester's twice and would return again!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Gena S, General Manager at Chester's Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2022

Thank you for the wonderful compliments! We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us!

Reviewed May 3, 2022

After a long morning of Dr. Appointments, we were looking for a quality meal, and chose Chester's after reading some reviews. Everything we experienced far exceeded our expectations. The service from our waitress was excellent, very quick on the turnaround time in the kitchen, and...the Pot Roast Stroganoff I ordered was unbelievably good. As a bonus, the atmosphere is great, and we appreciated the manager coming around to check in on us. Just a great overall experience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Gena S, General Manager at Chester's Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2022

Thank you for the wonderful compliments on your visit with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and if you are back in town we hope to see you again!

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Fine, not loud at all
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I just googled Chesters Rochester MN and their website came up.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chester's Kitchen and Bar

Yes, Chester's Kitchen and Bar offers takeout services.

Yes, Chester's Kitchen and Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Chester's Kitchen and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5