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300 First

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American, Bar
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300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
+1 507-281-2451
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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North Carolina
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216 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This may be the way it is prepared in Minnesota, but still really good. Just tell them to hold the pepper. Very tasty Bruschetta as an appetizer. Menu is not large so suggest you go there with an idea what you want. They also have something called a gyro pizza...did not try, but saw other orders of it. (Not your... More 

Thank MrPickwick
Atlanta, Georgia
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296 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I recently ate dinner here with several colleagues after a late day meeting and had a great time. We had drinks in the lobby seating area while we waited for everyone to join and I was happy to see they had Bells porter on draft. Once we got seated we ordered some random apps for the table and the calamari... More 

Thank Ryan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have travelled to Rochester MN every 3-4 since 2012. We have eaten EVERYWHERE! Yes Chesters, Pescara, Victoria's, Half Barrel, Terza, are all great restaurants; however 300 First at 44th is a travesty. We had two delicious appetizers wild mushroom canapé and crab cakes along with two specialty martinis made expertly by Jenn the great bartender. She... More 

Thank Dan P
Glenwood, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Spent a couple months and several return trips to Rochester in the past 10 months. Pretty much ate everywhere downtown and this place was the best by a mile. The wait staff was fantastic, great atmosphere, and the food was outstanding. The cheesecake for desert topped off a great experience. We have dined here on three different occasions and each... More 

Thank 053CJB
Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

The great historic atmosphere and sophisticated decor really made for a wonderful start to our meal. Service was spot on and the food was amazing. The Boursin stuffed chicken was wonderful with the only caveat being the sauce was a bit spicy past my preference. Everyone else in our party loved their entrees. Didn't want to leave, it was so... More 

Thank 549rachael
Rochester, Minnesota
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is great; modern downtown vibe. Waitstaff gets their job done, nothing to write home about. The salad was disgusting; then the house salad I had to replace that was a flavorless bag of ice burg lettuce. The calamari was great but the 'buffalo sauce' was drizzled on the side like an afterthought. The scallops were okay but the... More 

Thank Brit T
Rochester, Minnesota
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is one of our top 2 places in Rochester to eat. Great food, and great service. Excellent for a romantic date night. Definitely the Filet Mignon and add Prawns to it - is one of my favorite items on the menu. Their Cream corn is the best ever! Great drink menu also!

Thank Ryan K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We like 300 First with its exposed brick walls, high beamed ceilings and cozy booths. It is a good place for a romantic evening or a larger gathering of friends. But be warned, if you are seated at a table, quiet conversation can be difficult on a weekend evening, as it can be a bit noisy, so ask for a... More 

Thank SoSoCak
Boynton Beach, Florida
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114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 15 that met for dinner at 300. Out waitress was extremely attentive and had drinks and appetizers out very quickly. The steak bites, ravioli and onion rings were all delicious. All the dinners we ordered were tasty and the steaks were cooked spot on. When I asked if anyone could think of something that didn't... More 

Thank Nina Q
rochester, mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Thursday night. Not crowded. Immediately seated by hostess. Then 5, 10, 15, 18 minutes. Hostess brings water to table. We wait 2 more minutes…why. We leave. Too many choices in RST to have been neglected. Won't return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-281-2451

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?