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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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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
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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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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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31 reviews
22 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 55 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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187 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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Williamsville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Pittsford, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Half_Caff_Traveler
Management response:

I really appreciate such kind words, and I'm so glad to hear that we were able to effectively handle what could have been a negative situation. Thank you so much for taking to Trip Advisor with this review, and for stopping by and dining with us in the first place. I cannot wait to welcome you back. Thanks, Michael &... More 

Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?