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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
(585) 383-8260
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank 3swim3
Webster, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank MaureenT7224
Williamsville, New York
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226 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had a family gathering with 14 of us. Dispite all the fussy members asking if the food was fresh and everyone asking for separate checks, the waitress was efficient and pleasant. My husband had the southern fried chicken and waffles and thought it was amazing. I had grated cheese and nut crusted Mahi Mahi which came with choice of... More 

Thank packmybags88
Penfield, New York
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I have had both positive and negative experiences. One time it's very good and the next time, not so much. The inconsistency is not a positive for me. Since it happened more than once, I'll likely not return.

Thank cath27x
Pittsford, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I went here with a group recently, and had a delicious dinner. My choices were the grilled romaine salad and the chicken on a bed of escarole. Both were yummy. One of the people I was with did not like his meal at all, and was quite rude to the staff about it. I thought the staff handled it very... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

This was our first time to Michael's Valley Grill and we will definitely go back! Our entire meal was great, wait staff very good and very nice atmosphere.

Thank lovefood2003
Cape Coral, Florida
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Cocktails also done well. Ambiance great for a nice couple's dinner. Would definitely return.

Thank carotta j
Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

nice neighborhood restaurant off the beaten path of the south wedge or downtown, this local eatery has good food and amicable service. the steaks are well cooked and they have their own special rub that makes it worth it. Fish specials makes this place look good as well in a city that has great steaks in most places. restaurant is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 383-8260

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