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Michael's Valley Grill

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American, Contemporary
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1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
+1 585-383-8260
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Fairport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here to hear Uncle Vinny sing. As usual he was very good. The bartender, John, was exceptionally busy and did not miss a beat. However, I do question how the owner plans events. The restaurant has 2 very small areas as you walk in and just behind a small bar. There were 3 small tables in the area where... More 

Thank Sammy40901
Management response:

I apologize if you felt mistreated in any way, Sammy, because this is not at all how we treat customers.It looks like there's been a misunderstanding, and I'm sorry we gave off the wrong impression of our hospitality. I'd love to have you back again sometime soon, because we're all about a great night out, and you deserve to see... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where everybody knows your name, and you're always glad you came. I've been to MVG over 20 times and I have never been disappointed. Michael and Priscilla are such great hosts and all of the bartenders and wait staff are so friendly that you truly feel like you've been coming here for years even if it is your first time... More 

Thank pbartula
Management response:

It's always such a pleasure hearing from satisfied diner, especially when it's coming from a regular! Thank you so much for being so kind and leaving such a phenomenal review about us. Our steaks are a favorite around town, and we're thrilled to see you enjoy them so much. I can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Thanks, Michael... More 

Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Well prepared food with some imagination. Only negative, prices are a little steep. Don't know if this is because of minimum wage increase or not.

Thank Mokondis S
Management response:

Thanks so much for coming in, Mokondis! I'm happy to hear that our food left such an impression. We're committed to using only the highest quality ingredients and only hiring the very best, and I hope your experience was worth the cost. That said, we'd love to see you again soon! Thanks, Michael P, Owner More 

New York City, New York
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203 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Strange location in a strip mall. But once you are inside, it's a lovely restaurant. Beautiful design and layout. Food was very good. Calamari was standard appetizer. But the Cioppino was absolutely divine! Loved it!!!!! Dessert was equally wonderful. Was a Chocolate/Almond mousse.

Thank Rstraubh
Management response:

It's really great to hear the atmosphere inside and the food could impress! I'm glad you saved room for dessert, too -- the mousse is a favorite of mine. Hope we'll get to see you back for another bite soon! Best wishes, Michael P, Owner More 

Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The food is always excellent, I love the grilled romaine, what is very nice is that you really feel like it is private dining. Easy to talk to friends and never do the staff hurry you.

Thank Marilyn_Mi6
Management response:

We love catering to each and every one of our customer's wants and needs, Marilyn, so I'm thrilled to see you were such a fan of our customer service! If you're ever again in the area, we'd all love to have you back -- thank you so much for the review! Thanks, Michael & Priscilla P, Owners More 

Rochester, New York
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Saturday night dinner with partner, and the AMAZING good fortune to have Karen as our server (Karen--we love you!) Beautiful restaurant, kind of a Hamptons-like atmosphere. Best martini I've had in town, bang-bang shrimp app was outstanding, pork tenderloin marsala over linguini served smoking hot and perfectly seasoned. Great wine list. All this and the pleasure of such a great... More 

Thank RJ R
Management response:

Karen's such a pleasure, and I'll be sure to ler her know she made your meal that much better, RJ! Thanks so much, to you and your partner, for stopping by and a enjoying a meal with us. We make a phenomenal martini, so I'm thrilled to see you had a chance to try it. I look forward to welcoming... More 

Webster, New York
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We were out and about and decided to give it a try. First off let me say...the parking lot is tough if you drive a truck. The place looks tired from the outside, but once you step inside its very modern looking. We didn't have reservations so we were told it was a 10 minute wait. Maitre d seemed somewhat... More 

Thank Lorroth1
Management response:

I appreciate you stopping by and dining with us, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself for the most part. Rest assured, your feedback is being heard, and we're always working on ways we can improve. That being said, I cannot wait to have you back again for an even better dining experience here at Michael's. Thanks, Michael & Priscilla P,... More 

Webster, New York
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Grilled Salad is great. Fried calamari was great. The steak was very tough! For $35.00 it should be a better cut of meat very fatty and tough.

1 Thank Jeanne M
Management response:

I couldn't agree more, Jeanne -- our salads and calamari are pretty great! Thank you so much for the kind words and for stopping by! I apologize if you were less than impressed by our steak, however. We're all about providing our customers with the finest cuts, so I do hope you pay us another visit -- you won't be... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Stopped by real late (10pm, close at 10:30). Was pleasantly greeted and seated for a business meeting. We ordered a pasta dish, bam bam shrimp and a hamburger with chili. The pasta was very good as was the shrimp, unfortunately I did not care for the hamburger. Service was great and it's very clean.

Thank fischdl
Management response:

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying our pasta -- sorry you weren't as impressed by that burger though. I really appreciate the feedback hope you'll pay us another visit sometime -- you're always welcome here! Thanks, Michael & Priscilla P, Owners More 

Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Michael's is a classic. Great food, drinks and service! Very classy decor yet comfortable. Some of my favorites include the garlic herb French fries appetizer, classic chicken French and the house made doughnut dessert. The expresso martini is literally one of the best cocktails I've ever had. Definitely will be returning!

Thank Amanda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-383-8260
Established in 1987, Michael's Valley Grill serves up everything from steak to seafood in a casual, upscale atmosphere. Come on in!

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