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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
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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!

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Thank Amanda D
Rochester, New York, USA
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Rocheser,NY
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

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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 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

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Williamsville, New York
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235 reviews
168 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 

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Penfield, New York
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101 reviews
82 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.

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Pittsford, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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 reviews
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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?