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300 First

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
+1 507-281-2451
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my most expensive meal in quite some time, but the food was delicious. The cabbage chorizo rolls had some nice zing to them with the sauce, although the were more like Mexican egg rolls. The salmon with apple glaze was delicious, with just the right portion size. My friend got the swordfish and really enjoyed it. The wait... More 

Thank auswes11
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been her a few and times going again this week 4/17. Menu isn't huge but there is enough variety to take care of most palates. The filet is very good. Wife likes the brick chicken. Prices aren't bad either. Won't bust your wallet. No this is one of our favorite places in Rochester to eat.

Thank Deplorable M
Orange, California
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped in, with thirst being a major reason for sitting at the bar. I ordered a dirty martini, with olives and onions. Bartender says "that's the first time I have been asked for that". Odd, I figure she meant together - but then she asks me if I wanted Bleu Cheese stuffed olives, and I am thinking - this... More 

Thank Brent M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere here is fun. The food is great (especially the Boursin chicken or the filet Wellington - yum!!!!) and make sure you get the chocolate bread pudding for dessert!!!!!!

Thank Marla F
chicago, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

never wrote review for resturant in the past. we had a giftcard from firend and chose saturday dinner @ 7pm. no waiting line. the dinner menu is very simple, 3 catigories: steak,fish and burgurs. not any more ! we had to order 12 oz ,6 oz steaks,plus a burgur($15). everything you asked for on the table is charging money,except ice... More 

1 Thank J J
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I went here on a first date. The waiter was very friendly and the food was phenomenal. Would definitely go here again.

Thank Jstaff21
Owatonna, Minnesota
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere to go along with great martini's and great food. The service was good but not great on our most recent visit. Expect slightly more professional service when you are paying these prices. Will definitely go again and recommend if you are looking for a nice place.

Thank TheMonte
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a steak that was cooked to order. Service was above average food taste was ok but they were quite proud of mashed potatoes and cream corn that were ok but didn't add a lot of value to the meal

Thank rodney w
Midlothian, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I'm going to start this by saying I consider myself to be a foodie. My husband and I love a venture into new restaurants, of any cuisine. We have had great food from a side of the road shack to 5 Stars restaurants. Food is our hobbie. While visiting family in Rochester, my niece made reservations for us at 300... More 

Thank Ceitruadh
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Reasonable choice for starters and main courses at correct prices. Have been there a couple of times on business dinners. The seating could be more comfortable, but generally cosy atmosphere where you can actually hold a conversation without being too loud. Service is average.

Thank stol77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-281-2451

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