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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 - 11:30 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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Webster, New York
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank 3swim3
Webster, New York
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26 reviews
18 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
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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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Williamsville, New York
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237 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Penfield, New York
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?