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“First visit but not the last”

Grinnell's Restaurant
Ranked #71 of 1,366 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: US$20 - US$25
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Since the 60's, Grinnell's restaurant has been a staple in Rochester. We take pride in our tried and tested cuisine, and our chefs are experts in their craft. As a family own business, we know how treat guests, and only accept the highest standards of service from our staff. A dining experience at Grinnell's is a stress free environment, where delicious cuisine, friendly staff and storied history all serve as a backdrop for you to create memories.
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were two couples on a Saturday night on our first time at Grinnell's. We had four different meals; rib eye special with Bleu cheese and herb butter with roasted garlic and baked potato, scallops, prime rib, and chicken French. All four meals were delicious and plentiful. The server, Tim, was attentive and fun, giving us plenty of time to relax and talk. The flourless chocolate cake was also very good. The restaurant has been there for a long time and is a great example of a classic steak and seafood restaurant.

Thank Tom S
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Matt G, Owner at Grinnell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Tom, thank you for delicious dishes and our attentive customer service. It really means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with our server, Tim, and enjoyed a perfectly cooked meal. We hope this means we'll get to have you back again someday soon.

Until then,
Dave & Matt, Owners

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We had an outstanding dinner and service at Grinnell's. A restaurant that has been around for many years and still serving wonderful food. They certainly know how to make their patrons feel welcomed. Will definitely go back.

Thank Suzanne M
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Matt G, Owner at Grinnell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Suzanne, thank you for sharing the love for our outstanding service and delicious food. It really means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with us, and we hope to have you back again someday soon.

Until then,
Dave & Matt, Owners

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I’d been wanting to eat at Grinnell’s for a long time and finally made it there last week. I truly wish I had gone sooner because I was missing a great restaurant! I had the coquilles st. jacques which was a special. It was delicious! My son had the chicken parmigiana and loved it. We shared the artichokes french as an appetizer and that was awesome, too! Service was great and the atmosphere was, too!

Thank littlesis4
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Matt G, Owner at Grinnell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you for sharing the love for our awesome service and delicious food. It really means a lot to hear you and your son had a great first visit with us, and we hope to have you back again someday soon.

Until then,
Dave & Matt, Owners

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Rochester all our life and just discovered Grinnell’s. I had a hankering for prime rib and my wife wanted seafood. Perfect! She had King Crab legs and I had the large cut of the beef. Both great. It was a bit noisy with a party of 4 across the way. Best lobster bisque we ever had.

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Matt G, Owner at Grinnell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for the kind words for our perfectly prepared King crab legs and our prime rib. It means a lot, and we hope to have you back again someday soon.

Until then,
Dave & Matt, Owners

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

As a first time patron, Grinnell's has a blast from the past vibe of an 70s high end establishment with a regular clientele. While limited parking is a bit of an issue even at 5 PM, they have valet service and some non-valet across busy Monroe Ave. Inside staff was very attentive and friendly. Thursday is prime rib special night and it was melting in our mouths. Included was a side and a nice scoop of ice cream or sherbet - very satisfying. Definitely worth returning.

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Thank pseverski
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Matt G, Owner at Grinnell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for sharing the kind words for our fun atmosphere, friendly service, and our delicious food. It really means a lot to hear you're a fan, and we hope to have you back again someday soon.

Until then,
Dave & Matt, Owners

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