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Michael's Valley Grill

1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
+1 585-383-8260
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  • Excellent63%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is exquisite. Thursday night live band music is relaxing. The atmosphere is relaxing but classy. The food is outstanding. Service spectacular. We will keep coming back.

Thank Kati123456789
Priscilla P, Owner at Michael's Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy you love what we do here! Thank you for appreciating some of the things that make our place special. It's always a pleasure having you dine with us. - Michael & Priscilla P., Owners

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The effort is thoughtful, handmade, high in quality and plentiful. But the reason for the hesitation is that, for the second out of three times visited, there was a consistent taste imbalance issue in the sauce—undercooked wine addition at the last or too much acid...More

Thank Margaret L
Priscilla P, Owner at Michael's Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Margaret, while we appreciate that you took the time to enjoy some of the things that make our place special, we apologize that some elements of your meals were a little off in your book. We appreciate the feedback, though, and will continue to learn...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Thank Yelp reviewers. Was looking for a good steak restaurant to celebrate my wife's fiftieth birthday (how the hell did that happen?). Had not know Michael's was a good restaurant even though I've driven by it frequently and going to Steve's diner next door many...More

Thank Chuckinthe585
Priscilla P, Owner at Michael's Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Chuck, we're so happy you and your wife chose to celebrate her birthday with us! Thank you for trusting other reviewers and taking a chance on us. We appreciate you sharing your experiences on multiple review sites, too. As a small business, your word of...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Have always wanted to try this place so I finally got around to it. And boy am I glad I did. The food was excellent, service right on, owner came over to the table to chat, but I think the thing I liked the most...More

Thank Debranni
Priscilla P, Owner at Michael's Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

We're so happy you finally gave us a shot, Debranni! We're even happier that we went above and beyond your expectations. Thank you for leaving this glowing review. We can't wait until next time. Warm wishes, Michael & Priscilla P., Owners

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Two great musicians, Joey Santora and Curtis Kendrick play in the lounge every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and have been for 7 years. And it sounds like it. They play beautifully together. The food is great too. Their beef is top-flight. Also, I love the...More

Thank Robert G
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

Always a pleasure to have you here, Robert! Glad you've been enjoying the live music as well as the food. Hope you can make it back in for another evening out soon. All the best, Michael & Priscilla P., Owners

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I love seafood so when we saw the charred calamari and the clams with sausage and cannellini beans we had to order them. The clam dish came out in like a chioppino style and it was very tasty but be forewarned very garlicky. I was...More

Thank Mmutsy
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

Happy to hear the calamari and clams hit the spot, and it's awesome you were able to fit dessert in too -- that bread pudding is a treat! Hope you can swing by for another meal with us soon. All the best, Michael & Priscilla...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Have dined here many times, and our most recent dinner was as usual...excellent! Our food was cooked to perfection, service was on point and the atmosphere is easy.

Thank Susannah D
Management response:Responded 13 May 2017

Thank you so much for dining with us so often, Susannah -- it's always an absolute pleasure having you! I appreciate you being kind enough to leave a review, and I hope we see you again sometime soon! Thanks, Michael & Priscilla P, Owners

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We will never go back. Staff was not friendly (with the exception of the young gentleman filling up the water - he was great - he earned that one star!). Food in our opinion was way overpriced, seafood was too chewy, and the cut of...More

Thank Jaime W
Management response:Responded 20 April 2017

Jaime, we certainly understand that first impressions matter, and we wish we'd left a better one with you. Please know that we're always willing to address issues like this right away whenever they're brought to our attention -- the last thing we'd want is for...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

We've been to Michael's twince in the last two months, and each time have been delighted with the food and the service. I'm a seafood person, and find that salmon is always to "go-to" sea food for most restaurants. On one visit to Michael's I...More

Thank Anniversarita
Management response:Responded 7 March 2017

It means so much to us that you've decided to pay us multiple visits over the last two months, Linda -- thank you so much for enjoying our food and service so much, especially that trout! Anytime you're craving an absolutely phenomenal meal, don't hesitate...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went here to hear Uncle Vinny sing. As usual he was very good. The bartender, John, was exceptionally busy and did not miss a beat. However, I do question how the owner plans events. The restaurant has 2 very small areas as you walk in...More

Thank Sammy40901
Management response:Responded 3 February 2017

I apologize if you felt mistreated in any way, Sammy, because this is not at all how we treat customers.It looks like there's been a misunderstanding, and I'm sorry we gave off the wrong impression of our hospitality. I'd love to have you back again...More

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I would call IMMEDIATELY if you're going to try for a reservation tonight... 1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625 (585) 383-8260
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1694 Penfield Rd, Rochester, NY 14625-2500
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-383-8260
Established in 1987, Michael's Valley Grill serves up everything from steak to seafood in a casual, upscale atmosphere. Come on in!
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