Aladdin's Natural Eatery owner Sami Mina's passion for natural and organic cuisine is evident in the menu that doesn't compromise on taste and variety. The ingredients are seasonal, locally-bred and unadulterated, without the use of synthetic agents and preservatives. With locations across the country, the Mediterranean fare features homemade pasta, sandwiches, salads, hand-blended coffee and sauces with the celebrated Erie Canal in view.
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.
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.
The Gate House is a contemporary restaurant in the Neighborhood of the Arts that offers a laid-back dining experience. Renowned for their gourmet burgers and brick oven pizzas, sample signature sliders and traditional Neopolitan pizzas with creative topping combinations. From all-time favorites like American Cheeseburger and Hamburger, to modernized Indian-spiced The Wegman or Cajun-flavored The Hoffman, they have a great selection. They use only fresh ingredients from local purveyors, solar and wind energy mechanism that lend a sustainable and organic philosophy.
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.
La Bella Mangia and Catering in Fairport is recognized as the city's go-to place for pasta, desserts, fresh seafood and subs. Though the place lacks an ornate design for the interior, it makes up with its menu that includes signature Italian dishes. Some of them include Chicken Parm, Oven Roasted Turkey, Chicken Caesar wrap, Cheese Cake, Brownies and many more.
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.
Walk into the cozy atmosphere of the Yellow Elephant which is characterized by a well-lit casual interior. The restaurant is home to authentic Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese food that include recipes such as Wonton Noodle, Pad Thai, Beef Stew, Spicy Shrimp, Stir-Fry Noodles, Sesame Beef Dinner and many more. A meal at Yellow Elephant is assured to be a memorable experience as this is the place where you get to explore the flavors of Asia.
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.