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.
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.
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.
Forget your diets when you enter Nick Tahou's, a legendary restaurant of Rochester which has been in operation since 1918. Inaugurated by the current owner's grandfather and named after the current owner's father, this restaurant is famous across the State of New York for their mean Garbage Plate. Do not get apathetic towards the unappetizing name, because this dish has a proven track record of converting the most ardent health advocates with its red and white hots, chicken tenders, eggs, baked beans, and hamburger infused plates of mac & cheese. The plate is doused in house sauces and arrives in the company of bread and butter. Though, the Garbage Plate is one of the fattiest dishes served in the state, it is Rochester's tradition and comes highly recommended.
With its vibrant menu for cocktails and classic Californian recipes, Bar Bantam has struck a chord with the taste buds of the people. Found in the lobby located within the premises of The Metropolitan, it consists of a bar which consists of a bar and seating arrangement surrounding the said counter. Also, found on the premises are plants and large windows providing views outside, giving it a cozy vibe. It is in such a warm atmosphere that you get to taste beloved drinks such as '93 Bronco, Lincoln, Yes Peas, Shoot the Moon, Handstand and many more.
Nestled within the premise of 3 City Center, Native Eatery and Bar is the best place in Rochester to discover New-Age American dishes. There is a large patio right outside that overlooks the street while the inside is characterized by bright lights exposed brick walls and a bar that serves a wide range of wines, handcraft cocktails and microbrews. It is in such a comfortable setting that you get to savor delicacies such as Country Bread, Hummus, Pollo pizza, Midtown Burger, Spring Chicken and many more.
One of Rochester's very few African restaurants, Kamara’s African Restaurant struck a chord with people through its Fufu, Pepper Soup, Groundnut Stew and Jollof Rice. The major draw of this restaurant being, its authentic West African food prepared mostly using chili peppers, onions and tomatoes. If it is authentic African food that you seek, look no further than Kamara’s African Restaurant.