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550 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2034
+1 585-241-7100
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
550 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will be upfront: I personally did not care for Char's atmosphere, it's just not my cup of tea. But the delicious food and top notch service helped me ignore all that and enjoy a late dinner with my wife. A staff member (wasn't able...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank The_Erl-King
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a late lunch at the bar and it was perfect! Good food, attentive service and concerned about our food allergies. Hostess/bar tender was super friendly

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shelley E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been fans of Char for years. Many dinners with friends have been enjoyed there and my husband often utilizes Char for business functions, from meetings with colleagues to interviewing potential new employees. He is a steak aficionado and Char is quite simply his...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

About 30 people came back to the hotel after our wedding. The bartenders were great and the drinks were flowing. They made me one of the best Manhattan's I've ever had

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank thartman95
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Both the food and the service were by far two of the best things Rochester has to offer! Service: David the manager was just incredible when it came to knowledge and service. Really on point the entire night. Kerri(spelling??) was our server and she was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Char is the number one restaurant in Rochester. The staff are polite and attentive, and the food is amazing. They always have awesome specials, as well as an incredible menu. They have two excellent rooms for corporate parties or birthdays, and are very accommodating with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank EatRoCs
Reviewed August 30, 2018

The menu is a bit pricey! The small plate I ordered because I just don't eat a ton was so delicious and perfect. I am still thinking about it.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sandypI1668OT
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We had dinner reservations for three to celebrate a birthday and upon arrival there was some confusion with the reservation, but it was resolved quickly and we were seated outdoors - prefect for people watching, and Yankee game watching! The waiter then apologized again for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JoeKupe
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Enjoyed Sunday brunch with friends at Char. Service somewhat slow, but we didn't mind as we were enjoying our conversation with friends. Collectively we ordered: Belgium Waffles with jam, Burger with fried egg and fries, 3-egg omelet with potatoes and toast and the Crab Benedict....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Snert41
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

The food is definitely very good but to me it was pricey. I ate with my kids. There is no kids menu. Two of my boys had cheeseburgers. They were delicious but too “fancy” for my 14 year old and 9 year old. They were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SparBoys
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2034
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-241-7100
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