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Michael's Valley Grill

) #64 of 1,026 Restaurants in Rochester $$$$ American,
1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
+1 585-383-8260
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary
1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Have dined here many times, and our most recent dinner was as usual...excellent! Our food was cooked to perfection, service was on point and the atmosphere is easy.

Thank Susannah D
Management response:Responded 13 May 2017

Thank you so much for dining with us so often, Susannah -- it's always an absolute pleasure having you! I appreciate you being kind enough to leave a review, and I hope we see you again sometime soon! Thanks, Michael & Priscilla P, Owners

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We will never go back. Staff was not friendly (with the exception of the young gentleman filling up the water - he was great - he earned that one star!). Food in our opinion was way overpriced, seafood was too chewy, and the cut of...More

Thank Jaime W
Management response:Responded 20 April 2017

Jaime, we certainly understand that first impressions matter, and we wish we'd left a better one with you. Please know that we're always willing to address issues like this right away whenever they're brought to our attention -- the last thing we'd want is for...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

We've been to Michael's twince in the last two months, and each time have been delighted with the food and the service. I'm a seafood person, and find that salmon is always to "go-to" sea food for most restaurants. On one visit to Michael's I...More

Thank Annaversarita
Management response:Responded 7 March 2017

It means so much to us that you've decided to pay us multiple visits over the last two months, Linda -- thank you so much for enjoying our food and service so much, especially that trout! Anytime you're craving an absolutely phenomenal meal, don't hesitate...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went here to hear Uncle Vinny sing. As usual he was very good. The bartender, John, was exceptionally busy and did not miss a beat. However, I do question how the owner plans events. The restaurant has 2 very small areas as you walk in...More

Thank Sammy40901
Management response:Responded 3 February 2017

I apologize if you felt mistreated in any way, Sammy, because this is not at all how we treat customers.It looks like there's been a misunderstanding, and I'm sorry we gave off the wrong impression of our hospitality. I'd love to have you back again...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

Where everybody knows your name, and you're always glad you came. I've been to MVG over 20 times and I have never been disappointed. Michael and Priscilla are such great hosts and all of the bartenders and wait staff are so friendly that you truly...More

Thank pbartula
Management response:Responded 27 January 2017

It's always such a pleasure hearing from satisfied diner, especially when it's coming from a regular! Thank you so much for being so kind and leaving such a phenomenal review about us. Our steaks are a favorite around town, and we're thrilled to see you...More

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Well prepared food with some imagination. Only negative, prices are a little steep. Don't know if this is because of minimum wage increase or not.More

Thank Mokondis S
Management response:Responded 17 January 2017

Thanks so much for coming in, Mokondis! I'm happy to hear that our food left such an impression. We're committed to using only the highest quality ingredients and only hiring the very best, and I hope your experience was worth the cost. That said, we'd...More

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Strange location in a strip mall. But once you are inside, it's a lovely restaurant. Beautiful design and layout. Food was very good. Calamari was standard appetizer. But the Cioppino was absolutely divine! Loved it!!!!! Dessert was equally wonderful. Was a Chocolate/Almond mousse.

Thank Rstraubh
Management response:Responded 12 January 2017

It's really great to hear the atmosphere inside and the food could impress! I'm glad you saved room for dessert, too -- the mousse is a favorite of mine. Hope we'll get to see you back for another bite soon! Best wishes, Michael P, Owner

Reviewed 16 December 2016

The food is always excellent, I love the grilled romaine, what is very nice is that you really feel like it is private dining. Easy to talk to friends and never do the staff hurry you.More

Thank Marilyn_Mi6
Management response:Responded 20 December 2016

We love catering to each and every one of our customer's wants and needs, Marilyn, so I'm thrilled to see you were such a fan of our customer service! If you're ever again in the area, we'd all love to have you back -- thank...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

Saturday night dinner with partner, and the AMAZING good fortune to have Karen as our server (Karen--we love you!) Beautiful restaurant, kind of a Hamptons-like atmosphere. Best martini I've had in town, bang-bang shrimp app was outstanding, pork tenderloin marsala over linguini served smoking hot...More

Thank RJ R
Management response:Responded 7 December 2016

Karen's such a pleasure, and I'll be sure to ler her know she made your meal that much better, RJ! Thanks so much, to you and your partner, for stopping by and a enjoying a meal with us. We make a phenomenal martini, so I'm...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were out and about and decided to give it a try. First off let me say...the parking lot is tough if you drive a truck. The place looks tired from the outside, but once you step inside its very modern looking. We didn't have...More

Thank Lorroth1
Management response:Responded 10 December 2016

I appreciate you stopping by and dining with us, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself for the most part. Rest assured, your feedback is being heard, and we're always working on ways we can improve. That being said, I cannot wait to have you back...More

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I would call IMMEDIATELY if you're going to try for a reservation tonight... 1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625 (585) 383-8260
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
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
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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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