JoJo is your quintessential Parisian bistro in Pittsford. A uniquely designed, exposed stone wall forms the backdrop of the extensive bar that features an impressive wine selection. Indulge in some Pinot Grigio from Italy or Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, or the local Californian Chardonnay among a globe spanning list, or bring your own on Monday nights. French influences are evident in the delicious platters that are comprised of Foie Gras, charcuterie, artisan cheeses, wood-oven pizza and so on. The communal seating and rustic accents make for an inviting ambiance.
The Comedy Club revived the stand-up comedy scene in Rochester since its opening. Get your dose of laughter all through the year with some of the best established and emerging comedians putting up a rib-tickling live-wire act. They even have comics who have appeared on Comedy Central and the Late Show with David Letterman. Their menu includes appetizers, tasty burgers and sandwiches. Savor their nachos platter, chicken wings, BBQ potato skins and, chicken tenders and fries while taking a sip of cocktails like The Richard Prior, The John Belushi and The Andy Kaufmann Martini. Since it is connected to the Daisy Dukes Bar, you can try your hand at karaoke and unwind with more drink specials.
Taste the authentic flavors of Britain at the Old Toad. They have an impressive drink menu that includes over 250 bottled beers, 15 permanent drafts, 13 guest drafts, four rotating ales, 80 different scotches and single malts. On the food menu, you'll find pub favorites like shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and sausage rolls with chips. They also have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Whether you want try new, flavorful drinks, sip on classics or are a beer connoisseur, head to The Old Toad for a pleasant surprise.
Tapas 177 Lounge offers a warm ambience for gatherings, as well as large plates that can be shared among a group. Their tapas are inspired by globe-spanning flavors, and complemented by an eclectic selection of imported wine. Their appetizers include New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Chicken Tika Masala, Sher Ping Pancakes and Tuna Tartare Napolean. This is followed by mains such as Sautéed Chicken with Angel Hair and Spicy Thai Chicken Peanut Stir Fry. Do not miss their take on martini, with creative blends like The Dirty, Green Spider, Bikini and Stockholm. Guests can enjoy wine such as Natura Organic Sauvignon Blanc from Chile and the Spanish Faustino VII Rioja. The hallmark of this restaurant is their weekly Salsa dance lessons, which train everyone from amateurs to professionals.
Next Door by Wegmans advocates a locavore food philosophy. With their chefs exclusively hand selecting ingredients from local farms, this restaurant serves organic meals in a naturalistic ambiance. Wooden furnishings and au naturale decor comprise the interiors of this place. On the menu are Japanese classics like sushi and sashimi that are paired with fine wine. Butterscotch Creme Brulee is one of their signature desserts. They also offer a tasting menu and host occasional Happy Hours and jazz nights. This venue is a favorite for hosting private events, with four rooms - Petrus, Rothschild, Test Kitchen and Red Room - available for parties and business functions.
Jeremiah's Tavern is touted to be the best place in town to have chicken wings. Their menu comprises of grilled meats, burgers, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, appetizers and entrees. These include The Stacked French Dip, Black And Bleu Burger, Taproom Smothered Chicken and Bee Sting. There is something for everyone at this tavern. The exposed brick walls, wooden accents and light fixtures give it a rustic look, while the quirky paintings on the walls blend well with the ambiance. Sip on draft beers like Pabst Blue Ribbon or fine wine soaked with aromatic, fruit and chocolate essence. Delighting diners since 1978, don't miss Jeremiah's wings when in the neighborhood.
Overlooking the Erie Canal, Lulu is a popular Mexican restaurant and bar with exposed brick walls and patio overlooking the canal. The entire place is decorated with garden lighting, giving this place a very warm vibe. It is in such a cozy place close to a canal that you get to savor Mexican favorites such as Guacamole, Veggie Tostada, Tomato Bisque, Torta Cubana and many more. Complementing these recipes are a wide range of cocktail drinks that includes House Margarita, Daiquiri, Paloma and Classic Margarita.
Tour the entire facility of Iron Smoke Distillery, which is renowned for brewing two beloved brands of whiskeys namely Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie and Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon. Found within the premises is an area named Watering Room where people can enjoy the drinks and simultaneously enjoy live performances. The large row of barrels perfectly complements the rustic interior of this place.
Nestled somewhere in Penfield is this charming restaurant cum cocktail bar, which is identifiable with its red brick walled exterior named Joe Gatt's. Upon entering this place, you are treated to a rustic environment which is characterized by a wooden floor and bright lights, giving it a warm and welcoming feel. It is in such a comfortable atmosphere that you enjoy the menu's highlights such as a wood-fired Margherita pizza, Pan Roasted Halibut, Charred Octopus, Pork Chop, Lava Cake and many more. To wash off the taste of the meal, you can choose from the wide range of cocktails served here. Enjoy.
Located in the upscale Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, Horizons is one of the best restaurants around the neighborhood. With a stunning view, Horizons promises to serve gourmet dishes for dinner, lunch and breakfast. Pair your delicious appetizers and mains with an array of wine selection, available by the glass. The ambiance is quiet and hence it makes for a good venue for a business luncheon. Visit Horizons for a weekend brunch and enjoy a sumptuous spread while a live piano music is being played. Call ahead to make reservations.