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Michael's Valley Grill

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American, Steakhouse, 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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Rochester, New York
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39 reviews
11 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
Webster, New York
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
Webster, New York
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Thank Jeanne M
Dayton, Ohio
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104 reviews
72 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
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
7 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
Rochester, New York, USA
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great happy hour specials at the bar, fantastic service, excellent menu choices plus specials, and superbly prepared food. Can't think of a thing I would change. Reservations accepted. Ambiance exceptional. Value amazing.

Thank cindywait
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I had the most expensive burger I ever had at Michael's Valley Grill, but it makes sense as it was also the best burger I have ever had! It was a Gourmet burger made from Sirloin and Brisket, charred on the grill, medium rare as I asked for, with thick bacon slices and blue cheese. Ketchup served on the side... More 

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Webster, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. We stayed for dessert. Our waitor was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time with great friends.

Thank Karen J
East Texas
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Initially, one may wonder if this restaurant is really "upscale", considering the location - in a small "strip" of stores, next door to a coin-op laundry mat. Once inside, the atmosphere changes. I wouldn't say it's overly fancy, but this is a very nice, casual restaurant (white linen covered tables). It's quiet and cozy, a perfect place for a romantic... More 

Thank EastTexasGMan
Baldwinsville, New York
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178 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

A group of us had dinner recently at Michael's for the first time. Even on a Tuesday night the bar was full and the complimentary appetizers looked and smelled delicious. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner and our server, Angela did a great job taking care of us and making recommendations, The specials of the day were great - the macadamia... More 

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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, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?