My meal last week at Nick Tahou’s was fine, but then that was only the second time I was there. I would be interested in hearing what a local has to say about whether Nick’s has gone downhill or not.
Try Charlie Brown’s on North Goodman for breakfast
Tokyo on South for Japanese
don’t forget the LDR Charpit out by Charlotte Beach
You all have given me so many good places to check out!! Does Scotch and Sirloin have a good scotch menu too? We’re looking for someplace to take my parents when they come visiting and Dad is a HUGE scotch fan. He’d love a nice rare steak and a good selection of scotches! Also, my sweetie heard that Nick Tahou’s has gone down hill…is this true and if so, are there other places you’d recomend to fill the giant plate of food portion of one’s diet? [:p]
I didn’t know that about Wegman’s & DiBella’s…thanks for telling me. I did notice that there was a Wegman’s across the street from Nick Tahou’s. I have a buddy who grew up in Rochester and loves Wegman’s subs, but I have never tried them myself.
Yeah, I can imagine that after that type of meal, you may not be feeling up to dessert. I’ll have to try their goodies though since I live so close by.
Maybe because it’s a local joint and they just expanded in the last five or so years, but Dibella’s still seems very local to me. Their quality hasn’t changed one bit since doing so; in fact, it’s gotten better with more roll choices and offering hot subs.
Just a quick note- Wegmans (the local grocery store giant and greatest grocery store in this area) worked with the owners of Dibella’s to formulate their own sub rolls. They are very similar and b/c if that, Wegmans subs are delicious too.
Monticello’s sounds right for the name of the Italian bakery next to Nick Tahou’s. They had a big case of goodies and everything looked so delicious. But after a garbage plate, there wasn’t a lot of room left!
I was glad to see a couple of others on this thread say they like DiBella’s, too. As a rule, I don’t like to recommend chains but this place is a good one.
Hi wallhd- Rochester has two Hibachi grills as far as I know. My personal favorite is the Plum Garden in Pittsford Plaza on Monroe Ave. The other is the Arigato Japanese Restaurant on West Henrietta Rd near the dollar movie theater.
Oh- thanks for mentioning Dibella’s- just had one of those subs yesterday. So good.
Perlo’s was a decent meal, but there are some tastier places to go.
I believe the bakery by Tahoe’s is called Monticello’s. I was just over that way today and noticed it.
I’ve yet to have Highland Diner’s Sunday breakfast but I’ve heard rave reviews about it. Can’t wait to try it!
Where is the Hibachi Grill located?
And no listing of Rochester eating places should leave off the Highland Park Diner at the intersection of South Goodman St. and Clinton Ave.
I go to Rochester for work – thumbs up to DiBella’s , Domenico’s.
I have also gone for Italian to Northside in East Rochester (very good). Perlo’s is supposed to be good.
Had a good steak at Tripphammer (?) downtown.
Good tapas place downtown with tapas in the name.
A few of my favorites — The parkside diner in seabreeze, wonderful omelets. For italian , gotta go to Cerame’s , located in the same plaza as Scotch and sirloin. The Joy Luck has great chinese as does the house of poon on monroe ave. Bay Hots on empire blvd has an excellent trash plate.
A short drive to walworth will find Bad to the Bone BBQ , true mom and pop roadfood. Well worth the drive !!!! Enjoy !!!
You may want to check out DiBella’s Old Fashioned Subs. It is a small chain that started in Rochester and recently opened a place five minutes from my house. I am very much a chain frowner, but this place is much better than the typical chain and is worlds apart from the Subways or Quiznos of the world. According to their menu, they have seven locations in the Rochester area.
I had a garbage plate for breakfast at the Lyell Avenue Nick Tahou’s last Sunday morning. What a way to get your heart started, huh? Anyway, next door was a little Italian bakery, which we checked out. We bought a one lb. of assorted cookies and some cannolis and liked everything we ate. Sorry, I can’t remember the name, but it is literally right next door to Nick Tahou’s.
Wow – what a great and exhaustive list – Thanks. I’d never have even considered some of those items to even ask about! Now I’m even more excited. Th Chinese is important, as we have moved from the an area that had 2 delicious places that we were addicted to. And the wings and bagels are KEY – If I couldn’t find good ones of those I might as well be back in Baltimore! [;)]
Well, Italian is huge in Rochester, especially on the west side (Gates, Chili, Greece). One of my favorite’s is Domenico’s (get the Trio or Tortellini alla Guiseppe) located on East Henrietta Road in Henrietta. Another is Calabri’s (plain old spaghetti with marinara and meatballs) on Pixley Road in Gates.
For steak I would recommend Scotch N’ Sirlion off Winton Road in Brighton. Great filet minion and salad bar. Oh and don’t forget to order their homemade chocolate chip mint ice cream for dessert- amazing.
For Asian I recommend the Plum Garden in Pittsford Plaza. The Hibachi Grill is fun to sit at while they make your dinner in front of you. I also recommend the hibachi filet minion or the hibachi shrimp. For a buffet-style, head to the Chinese Buffet on Jefferson Road in Henrietta (across from Southtown Plaza). Great variety and clean. For sitdown- Aja Noodle on Monroe Ave.
For chicken wings- Jermiah’s Tavern on Monroe Ave. For crepes- Simply Crepes in Schoen Place in Pittsford. For Mexican- Mex’s on Alexander St. For pizza- Guida’s in Penfield or Irondequoit. For coffee- Java Joe’s at the Public Market. For bagels- Balsam Bagels on Winton Rd.
Local ice cream- Bruster’s Ice Cream in Webster or Irondequoit. Abbot’s Frozen Custard (locations all over Rochester). Outside of Rochester (and the best ice cream in the area): Oliver’s Candies in Batavia (head west on 490 towards Buffalo).
Bars with a friendly atmosphere and a good selection of beers on tap- MacGregors (various locations) and The Distillery (Mt. Hope Ave and Ridge Road in Greece).
Liquer store with great selection of wines- Marketplace Liquer on Jefferson Rd in Henrietta or Century Liquor on Ridge Road in Greece.
I know there are plenty of others for each of these categories, not to mention plenty more categories to suggest. Eat well and be merry- have fun trying ’em out!
Hi! Although I regularly check this site whenever we’re planning trips, I just got around to actually signing up. Here’s why…
My boyfriend and I have just moved to Rochester NY. Other than the obvious (Nick Tahous and Dinosaur BBQ) what are the good places to put on our regular rotation? One caveat (and I know this is a problem – but you’ll have to forgive him as he is from Maryland) is that he is seriously Hot Dog Phobic!!
Words of wisdom??
New to Rochester
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