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274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111 (University Ave.)
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time here, but it will not be the last. I had the bison burger with duck egg and it was fantastic, right down to the house made ketchup. The poutine appetizer was excellent as well. The menu rotates based on local availability... I can't wait to see what they have the next time I come.

Thank Richard B
Rochester, New York
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We went on a Tuesday night with $1 oysters - always a treat - the server was very knowledgeable and friendly - a professional! We had fiddleheads on our honeymoon and they are the only place in Rochester that we found them - they were prepared as a side dish with garlic and were in the ravioli - so good.... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I love this place and love the oysters!!! Food is creative and staff attentive. Just wish the art on the walls was a bit more interesting given how lovely the restaurant is.

Thank Saratogians
Rochester, New York
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Seriously love this restaurant and if it was a little cheaper I'd go in the time! I love how the menu is always changing. I haven't had a bad meal yet. The duck poutine is out of this world. So freaking amazing. It's nice being able to bring in your own wine as that keeps the cost down and you... More 

Thank TheDarkAngelofLove
Hilton, New York
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Had a nice 'let's get out of the house " dinner last Saturday at Lento. They specialize in "farm to table ": ingredients. Waited about 15 min. at the bar after our reservation. My wife and I each ordered a specialty cocktail. They were just fair in terms of taste, $12 ea. Enjoyed a selection from the charcuterie for appetizer.... More 

Thank tripdokta
Rochester, New York
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Lento has excellent food that is well-presented, but if you are dining with a person with an allergy to seafood or dairy, you will encounter a hostile chef unwilling to accommodate. The ambiance is good, the service is attentive.

Thank L F
Rochester, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

My wife and I visited Lento Restaurant on my birthday. The staff is always friendly and personable. We enjoyed custom cocktails while chatting with the knowledgable bar staff that asked if we were having a special event, which we were. We settled the bar bill and went on to have a fantastic meal with mostly appetizers and one entree to... More 

Thank rrn032016
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Excellent food. Loved the appetizers. Can be a bit pricey, but very solid overall.The bread and olive oil is to die for and the New York State wines on the menu are extensive. Wines are overpriced in my view and the server had not tasted many of the available wines but told us we could return it if we did... More 

Thank Westchesternyed
Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Lento is a favorite restaurant for us. We've never been disappointed in the quality and variety of the entrees and appetizers. An extensive wine list from our local Finger Lakes wineries to imports from France and Germany and an interesting variety of crafted cocktails. It's our place to go for special occasions. The only drawbacks are that it tends to... More 

Thank michaelj53
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We have been coming to Lento since it opened and we are definitely regulars. We have enjoyed many meals here and find the menu creative, the staff hospitable, and the ambiance inviting. The food and bar menu is sophisticated and thoughtful and it is helpful to bring a palate that is open. Many nights I wish I had an unlimited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111
    (University Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-3470

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