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Half of Rochester's Favorite Restaurants are Downtown

Way to pick 'em, Rochester! Half of the Rochester Magazine's Favorite Restaurant winners*are those that can be found in downtown Rochester.

Best Bartender: Josh Kral at Bitter & Pour

Best Italian Dish: Lasagna at Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar

Best Dessert: Banana Cream Pie at Chester’s Kitchen & Bar

Best Cocktail: Problem Solver at Bitter & Pour

Best View: The Tap House

Best Fine Dining: Pescara

Best Pizza Place: Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria

Best Bar Service: Bitter & Pour

Best Place for Seafood: Pescara

Best Coffee Shop: Café Steam (downtown locations at Broadway and Doubletree)

Best Steak Place: Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse

Best Bar: Bitter & Pour

Coolest Looking Restaurant: Terza Ristorante

Best New Restaurant: Cameo at the Castle

Best Barista: Andrew Meissner at Bravo Espresso

Rochester’s Best Restaurant: Bleu Duck Kitchen

Many more downtown restaurants received honorable mentions in these and other categories. Visit the latest Rochester Magazine's digital edition for all of them.

*Rochester's Favorite Restaurants were voted upon by Rochester Magazine readers and the results reflect one month of voting with 2,000 voters casting 20,000 ballots, according to Rochester Magazine.

Sample all the food and drink options in downtown Rochester here.