Classics: Rochester has a lot of great restaurants, it's definitely a good problem to have. Whether it's sunny or snowy, we have no lack of choices around here. In no particular order, here are just 5 of the classics in ROC to get you to forget the snow and enjoy the city, whether it's lunch, dinner, or something in between.
Han Noodle is a favorite and we know many others who share our sentiments. They've got the classic Chinese-American dishes, but so many more traditional dishes from various regions of China that it's hard not to want to try something new every time you're there.
"No fusion. No Gimmick. We cook the way we want to eat", Han Noodle.
John's Tex Mex
Start with the house fried tortilla chips and salsa, or chips and guacamole, or get salsa and guac, or try the Mexican Mush! Point being? Their chips are delicious. Then move on to tacos, taco salads, burritos, quesodillas and everything else, because... it's all good. John's Tex Mex may be on the smaller size, but their flavors and food options are not.
This Pan Asian eatery is best known for it's ramen, and ramen they have. With 5 different ramen bowls on the menu and one soba noodle bowl, you have choices. And even your options have options. Add veggies? You got it. Add chicken or pork belly? No problem. Want your ramen formed into buns and served on a burger? Yes, Furoshiki can even make that dream happen.
This Belgium Beer Bar & Bistro gives you a chance to enjoy the food, culture, and beers of Belgium without the flights (the ones on the planes, beer flights they definitely have), hotels, and um, yeah...money. There are food options for any palate from the more adventurous of heart to the traditional classics for a hearty meal full of comfort. Don't forget to keep an eye on their Facebook page for daily dinner specials and upcoming events.
Don't want just enchiladas or tacos? Get a combo. Looking for something a bit "healthier", try the stuffed avocado! Literally want one of everything? Go a la carte, because you can have what you want. Don't forget the margaritas at Salena's either, you'll want one of those too.
Stefanie is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. She LOVES food of all types and may have been drooling over her keyboard while she wrote this post... Find her with a camera & phone in hand, taking photos for @theRochesteriat on Instagram. Follow her on Twitter.