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651 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1345
+1 585-232-3055
11:00 - 19:00
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Vail, Arizona
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Overall the food was good. It was a cute, little sandwich shop. Prices were a little high and it wasn't exactly kid friendly. It was ok to try once.

Thank BETH B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had heard good things about Open Face and decided to check it out for a weekend Lunch. I was torn between the "open face" and the "open melt" but was able to try both with the "Tastings", which give you 2 different half sandwiches and a side for $10. Both were incredible, and so were the baguette chips. Favorite... More 

Thank Luke S
Rochester, New York
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Open Face know how to do sandwiches. They also know how to do soup, coffee, tea, and baked goods. This is comfort food through and through. Their corn mash sandwich is my favorite. They also have a penny candy selection and tea apothecary. I can not say enough positive things about this place.

Thank Soli766
Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

A friend took me to Open Face for the first time, and I was surprised that I hadn't heard about it before. It's a very small place in a very old building (which is a big big plus in my book), decorated in "eclectic-hipster." You order at a counter and the server brings your food to you. The menu is... More 

Thank oddprofessor
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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233 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Stopped for a quick bit on a cold February afternoon. We all opted for soup of the day--a very tasty cabbage soup. Since our lunch was rather late and we had early dinner reservations, we passed on the sandwiches from the menu. The variety of the sandwiches was very impressive. If they match the quality of the soup, they would... More 

Thank John Z
Rochester, New York
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I've been frequenting Open Face for years now. I love it! Their menu is always changing with daily specials for lattes, iced tea, matcha, cookies, soups, sandwiches. Some of my favorite menu items are their ginger carrots - so spicy and good, their maple turkey sandwich -yum, and their corn mash sandwich is amazing!!! I've never had one of their... More 

Thank Cori S
New York
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154 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

Food is almost hard to adequately describe. Very fresh ingredients, prep is thoughtful and skilled, obvious attention to detail and skill. Pickled beets and ginger carrots to die for and the cookies are outstanding. Staff/service is the best I have seen in years. Asked for other eating suggestions and was given a handwritten, thoughtful list, again attention to detain. A... More 

Thank nunya n
Newark, New York
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

A friend & I tried Open Face for lunch on a recommendation from my daughter and her husband. Very small - only 6 little tables. You order from the counter, and the server will bring you your food. Eclectic menu - lots of greens, vegan choices, several different soups. We tried the soup & half sandwich, baguette chips. Both were... More 

Thank snowybirds
Rochester, NY
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149 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We happened upon Open Face because of a coupon and I can't stop recommending it!My husband and I took my dad(who can be picky) and he finished every bite. Everything was homemade down to the chips. As the name suggests, it's sandwiches, salads and soups. They also cater. Counter service, all cooked to order, can't say enough good things!

1 Thank aped1416
Edwardsville, Illinois
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255 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

We thought paying over $20 for 2 small bowls of soup, an iced tea, and a medium latte was a bit high. The service was also pretty indifferent.

Thank scirls

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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
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, Soups, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1345
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-232-3055

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