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“Friendly atmosphere, good food”
Review of Elmwood Inn

Elmwood Inn
Ranked #40 of 1,288 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Rochester, New York
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere, good food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stopped for dinner and enjoyed a surprisingly good buffalo chicken salad for a reasonable price. Looks like a nice place to hang at the bar, also. Good service, very friendly.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Saturday Nite, Plenty of Parking Because Nobody is There”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We wanted to get away from the chain restaurants near RIT, and chose the Elmwood because of the good reviews. We wanted decent appetizers and some atmosphere. This place has neither. At 8 PM on a Saturday, I'd expect a good place to be busy. It was virtually empty except for a handful of people sitting outside and a couple at the bar.
The menu had a good number of appetizers and there was a large number of beer choices. We ordered and waited at least 40 minutes for the food to arrive. The chicken wings were hard, as though overcooked. I thought maybe the others in our group would have better luck, but it wasn't the case. Their nachos lacked all the things you'd expect, but had plenty of cheese. We probably would have had better food at one of the chain places. I should add that the waiter was friendly and apologized for the long wait for the food.

  • Visited May 2014
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White Plains, New York
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Comfy, Casual and Tasty”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had eaten a larger lunch and wanted a light dinner. Seeing good reviews, we chose this for the menu and proximity. We did well. The staff was friendly and not pushy, the food was tasty and the service was efficient. It is obviously the kind of place where you can sit without being bothered and it sounded like there was a lively crowd at the bar, although the noise was bit annoying in the dining room. Try it, it's good.

  • Visited May 2014
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Rochester, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Always give food and good service at a great price, love this place and will keep coming back. Great value!

  • Visited May 2014
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Storrs, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not fancy but a fun place to eat”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We all enjoyed burgers and homemade chips. Menu includes a variety of other things. Wide selection of beers on tap. Older building seems kind of quaint and historic. Good service.

Visited May 2014
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