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 its 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 as a burger? Yes, Furoshiki can even make that dream happen.
Upscale but casual, TRATA is known not only for not only its unique interior (exposed brick, concrete touches, industrial yet cozy feel), but also its extensive food and beverage menus. From healthy to hearty, there's definitely something for everyone - and don't skip dessert!
Can't decide between an enchilada or taco? 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.
Note: this post was originally written in February 2015 when Victoire was open!