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“Comfort food from multiple genres”
Review of Zeppa Bistro - CLOSED

Zeppa Bistro
Price range: US$13 - US$45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: A modern American bistro, the restaurant has a hip, cool vibe with an amazing menu. A newly refashioned bar invites you to sit comfortably and enjoy one of Zeppa’s seasonal signature cocktails or chose from an impressive collection of beers and wines.​In addition to the restaurant, Zeppa offers alternative dining areas that can accommodate parties up to 47 guests for catering, private parties and business meetings. These areas feature a separate entrance and restroom.The Zeppa Auditorium, located upstairs from the dining area, is available to hold large events—be it a concert, private wedding reception, party, large meeting or dinner.
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Nice pre-heater dinner at Zeppa bistro. We had early reservations and were seated immediately after arriving. The atmosphere is and low key but a bit stark. Our server was friendly and attentive but not very knowledgeable about the menu or wine list. The food was tasty and well seasoned. The polenta fries appetizer with goat cheese and mushrooms is "to die for" but very filling so split one order amongst friends. The main dishes were savory, including a pork tenderloin with butternut squash and a jerk chicken dish. (the salsa accompanying the chicken had a bit too much pineapple) Overall, a nice meal at a good price. How about adding a few Finger Lakes wines to the menu?

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Seth L, Owner at Zeppa Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2013

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review of Zeppa Bistro. We really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We're looking to do some improvements to the interior space in the near future so I hope you'll come back soon and let us know what you think. Thank you.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We took our daughter and some of her college friends to dinner while we visited Rochester. The food was excellent, from the delicious butternut squash soup to the mussels appetizer to the main courses and on to dessert. Everyone enjoyed their food immensely, and the wait staff was pleasant and knowledgeable.

The only negative - and it's not really bad! - is the physical space itself. They need a designer to come in and warm the place up and make it hang together as a cohesive space.

We will definitely go back for the food!

Thank lhdtraveler
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

This was not ou first visit but as usual the food was fabulous and our service was excellent! We will be back again and again.

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Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We recently had dinner at Zeppa based on recommendations from other couples that ate there. We fully agreed that our dinners were some of the best meals we have eaten anywhere in the USA. My short-rib dinner was outstanding. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful.

However, the restaurant is located in the basement of the building with a relatively low ceiling. The restaurant appears dark and uninviting. Even the table cloths are black. Our friends also commented on the excellence of the food but will probably not return because of the atmosphere.

We suggest that the owners consider using a mixture of brightly colored tablecloths and purchase torchiere lighting or install interesting ceiling lights if the ceiling height will accommodate them.

It would be a shame if a restaurant that can serve such outstanding food does not stay in business because the atmosphere is lacking.

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We have been to this restaurant many times and have had consistently excellent food and service. The food is very well prepared to order and nicely presented. This is a very friendly place. We met one of the chef-owners last night and were impressed by his extensive credentials.

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Thank Choosyeaterfoodie
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