THE INSTAGRAM EDITION: Rochester, NY includes all the SPOTS that thenest-cottage2022 follows on Instagram.
These are spots that I have my eye on in and around the Rochester Area.
Places I can’t wait to try.
Perhaps I have tried them, and I loved them.
Anyway, here they are.
I suggest you go cold turkey.
Maybe you might peek at their Instagram to drool over the photos like I do.
Then you can decide which one you just got to try.
Either way enjoy the experience!

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NOTE: You will find my mini review in blue if I have had the opportunity to check the spot out.
If you hover over the name of the restaurant a link to the restaurant will appear. Voila!


abbottsfrozencustard 4791 Lake Ave (Roc) (585)865-7400-The best frozen custard.
atlaseats 2185 N. Clinton Ave (Roc) (585)544-1300-A fun little spot to try.
balsambagals 288 Winton Rd N (Roc) (585)482-5080-Amazing bagels, sandwiches and soups.
barbantam 1 S. Clinton Ave (Roc) (585)454-1052
barrysirishpub 2 West Main St (Webster) (585)545-4258-Guinness on the patio.
bcschickencoop 159 W. Main St (Webster) (585)265-1185
beehivebrewpub 20 Pleasant St (Canandaigua) (585)919-2471
biterochester 90 S. Clinton Ave (585)504-4256
bitterhoney 127 Railroad St (Roc) (585)270-4202-Upscale Mexican at the public market.
bluwolfbistro 657 Park Ave (Roc) (585)270-4467-Great burgers on Park Ave.
bodyfuelroc (3) Locations: (Webster, Pittsford, Greece)-Acai bowls/Smoothies/Juice.
brancamidtown 280 Broad St Suite 100 (Roc) (585)434-5243-Trendy place downtown.
brewsterswebster 1041 Ridge Rd (Webster) (585)872-4690-The best ice cream.
brothonmain 240 E. Main St (Roc) (702)551-4548
brownhounddowntown 500 University Ave @The MAG (585)506-9725
bxcr 127 Railroad St (Roc) (585)270-5942
cafesasso 739 Park Ave (Roc) (585)697-0235
castawaysonthelake 244 Lake Road (Webster) (585)323-2943-Great location/average food!
char_steak_and_lounge 550 East Ave (Roc) (585)241-7100
cheesyeddiebakery 602 South Ave (Roc) (585)730-5653-Absolutely delicious cake.
chester_cab_pizza 707 Park Ave (Roc) (585)244-8211
chickinoutroc 37 Charlotte St (Roc) (347)674-7116
compane_trattoria 25 Parce Ave (Fairport) (585)364-0873
crisp_rochester 819 S. Clinton Ave (Roc) (585)978-7237
cure_bar 50 Public Market (585)563-7941-Craft cocktails at the Public Market.
dogtownhots 691 Monroe Ave (Roc) (585)271-6620Amanda’s Pick: garbage plate.
donuts_delite 1700 Culver Road (Roc) (585)288-5555-A local favorite.
donnellysph 1 Water St (Fairport) (585)755-4240
doradoparkave 690 Park Ave (Roc) (585)244-8560
doughboyzroc 21 Richmond St (Rochester) (585)867-4004
elpiloncrillo 973 N. Clinton Ave (Roc) (585)338-7930
faircraftbrauhaus 25 Parce Ave (Roc) (585)364-3005
fiammacentro 4 Elton St (Roc) (585)471-8917-Our Pick: for out-of-town company.
fire-crust (2) Locations: (Roc/Webster) (585)537-4747-Very cheesy.
garlicpit 696 Ridge Rd (Webster) (585)671-6360
gatehousecafe 274 N Goodman St (Roc) (585)473-2090-Good food at the Village Gate.
geneseebrewhouse 25 Cataract St (Roc) (585)263-9200-A must: for all Rochester visitors. 274 N. Goodman St (Roc) (585)319-4314
goodsmokebbq 135 W. Commercial St (East Rochester) (585) 203-1576
grapparoc 30 Celebration Dr. (Roc) (585)445-5770
hannoodlebar 687 Monroe Ave (Roc) (585)242-7333-Our Pick: for Take Out
hedonistchocolates 674 South Ave (Roc) (585)461-2815Oh my, so delicious!
hose22 56 Stutson St (Roc) (585)621-2200-Trisha’s Pick: comfort food.
inspiredkitchen 1200 Edgewood Ave (Roc) (347)524-2433
jen_nysbakery 125 White Spruce Blvd Suite 200 (Roc)
jinesrestaurant 685 Park Ave (585)461-1280
jocarrollsbar 1768 E. Main (Roc) (585)434-3628
johns_tex_mex 426 South Ave (Roc) (585)232-5830
jojobistroandwinebar 60 N. Main St (Pittsford) (585)385-3108-A fun spot in the village.
just_chikn 376 Jefferson Rd (Roc) (585)360-2285
label7pittsford 50 State St (Pittsford) (585)267-7500
labellavitabistro 2126 Empire Blvd (Webster) (585)671-7220
la_casa_roc 93 Alexander St (Roc) (585)730-5025
lamplighterrochester 831 Fetzner Rd (585)225-2500
lemoncelloitalian 137 W Commercial (585)385-8565 274 Goodman St N (Roc) (585)271-3470-Healthy food at the Village Gate.
leosbakeryanddeli 101 Despatch Dr (East Rochester) (585)249-1000-Best Sheet Cakes.
lovincuproc 300 Park Point Dr. (Roc)-Trivia night.
luccawfbistro 90 W. Main St (Victor) (585)924-9009
madhatterrochester 176 S. Goodman St (Roc) (585)545-4985
maxrochesterny 25 Gibbs St (Roc) (585)697-0491
merconmain Merchantile on Main 240 E. Main St (Roc) (585)736-7430
misfitdonuts 133 Gregory St (Roc) (585)271-1233
monroes3001 3001 Monroe Ave (Roc) (585)348-9103
mulconry’s 17 Liftbridge Ln E. (Fairport) (585)678-4516-Trisha’s Pick: on the Erie Canal.
naan.tastic 100 Marketplace Dr (Roc) (585)434-1400
napawoodfirepazzeria 573 Clinton Ave (585)232-8558-Good spot in the South Wedge.
nashvilleroc 4853 W. Henrietta Rd (Roc) (585)334-3030
nativerochester 180 South Clinton (Roc) (585)351-6121
nosh 47 Russell St. (Roc) (585)445-8700-Great Food; try the Ahi Tacos!
nybpvictor 300 High St (Victor) (585)888-6927-Fun in Victor.
oldpueblogrill 55 Russell St (Roc) (585)730-8057-Mexican street food-Yum!
olivestaverna 50 State St /Schoen Place (Pittsford) (585)381-3990
owlhouseroc 75 Marshall St (Roc) (585)360-2920
oxandstone 282 Alexander St (Roc) (585)287-6933
panevinoontheriver 175 N Water St (585)232-6090Gorgeous patio-Genesee River.
panevinoontheavenue 3400 Monroe Ave (585)586-7000-Love the Rigatoni Bolognese.
parkside_diner 4353 Culver Rd (Roc) (585)323-2710
peelsonwheelspizza 1157 Culver Rd (Roc) (585)355-4111
peppered_pig 1759 Empire Blvd (Webster) (585)347-6479-French fare in Webster.
perlosrestaurant 202 N. Washington St. E. (585)248-5060Try the Broccoli/Sausage Rigatoni Italiano.
pittsfordfarmdairy 44 N. Main St (Pittsford) (585)586-6610-The quiche is divine!
pittsford_pub 60 N. Main St (Pittsford) (585)586-4650-Pub food in the village of Pittsford.
plumhouseexpress 664 Eastview Mall (585)275-2233
pub235 235 North Ave (Webster) (585)216-1750-The buttered buns are sinful.
reddrochester 24 Winthrop St (585)483-7333
restaurantfiorella 5 Public Market (585)434-5705
ridgedonut 1600 Portland Ave (Roc) (585)342-5236-Yummy donuts and cinnamon rolls.
roamcaferoc 260 Park Ave (Roc) (585)360-4165
rocbeerandpark 642 South Clinton Ave (Roc) (585)685-8212-A fun spot in the South Wedge.
roccityramen 319 Exchange St (Roc) (585)448-0047
restaurantgoodluck 50 Anderson Ave (Roc) (585)340-6161-Popular spot in the NOTA.
rocstylechicken 5 W. Main St (Webster) (585)236-1902-Burger with bacon jam-Wow!
rocthevesper 1 Capron St (Roc) (585)454-1996
rocwafflefactory 30 North Ave (Webster) (585)626-1152-Fabulous Brunch Spot.
roux688 688 Park Ave (Roc) (585)461-2960-Love their duck-yum!
rustictacobar 153 Lake Rd (Ontario) (585)730-3295-Amazing Nachos/Tacos.
salenasmexican 302 Goodman St N. (Roc) (585)256-5980-Mexican fare in the NOTA.
savoiapastry 2267 Clifford Ave (Roc) (585)482-1130-Popular Italian Bakery.
scratchbakeshop 41 Russell St (585)360-4844
silver_iguana 663 North Winton Rd (585)-A nice outdoor patio.
simplycrepes (2)Locations (585)383-8310-Crepes at the on the Erie Canal.
sinbadstochester 719 Park Ave (585)473-5655 –Love me a gyro.
smokinhotchicksbbq 25 Parce Ave Suite 170 (Fairport) (585)210-3227
sweetbasilcafe 2A East Main St (Victor) (585)869-5009
tapas177 177 St. Paul St (Roc) (585)262-2090
theangrygoat 938 S. Clinton Ave (Roc) (585)431-1125-Michael likes Grateful Dead Night.
thecrumpetlady 441 Monroe Ave (Roc) (585)851-8471-Tried a crumpet for the 1st time and some delicious jam.
thecubroom 739 S. Clinton Ave (Roc) (585)504-2790 –A trendy hangout in the South Wedge.
thedistilleryrestaurant (4) locations: (Rochester, Victor, Henrietta, DeWitt)-A good spot for wings and viewing a game.
thehideaway 197 Park Ave (Roc) (585)434-0511-Always loved their hot bacon salad dressing.
theoldtoad 277 Alexander St (585)232-2626-A legendary pub for a Guinness in ROC.
thepierogieguy 280 North Union St Winter Shed #9 (Roc) (585)255-0775
therevelry 1290 University Ave (Roc) (585)340-6454-Yummy Low Country fare.
thericmondroc 21 Richmond St (585)
titustavern 692 Titus Ave (Roc) (585)270-5365
tournedossteakhouse 26 Broadway (585)269-3888-A good dinner choice for a celebration or date night.
trata_roc 145 Culver Rd (Roc) (585)270-5460-Enjoyed a good cheeseburger at the Armory.
unleashed nutrition 650 Whitney Rd W (585)430-1222-Energizing tea & high protein shake.
velvetbelly 3 Public Market (585) 413-0825
villagebakeryandcafe (several locations)Love the B.A.L.T. and the quiche.
voulasgreeksweets 439 Monroe Ave (Roc) (585)242-0935
wegmansamore 1750 East Ave (Roc) (585)452-8780
wegmansnextdoor 3220 Monroe Ave (585)249-4575-It’s ok, not my favorite spot.
zweigles 651 Plymouth Ace (585)546-1740-Do try a white hot; it’s a local thing.


abundancecoop “co-op grocery store in Rochester’s South Wedge neighborhood”
barfiore “the original flower trailer”
bayvistataqueria “a California-style Mexican Food Truck”
brightonfarmersmarket “1150 Winton Rd (Roc) Sunday’s 9-1 May 24-Nov 22, 2022”Upscale farmers market.
costanzasausage “innovative sausage shop”
curbsidemarket “affordable food right in your neighborhood”
flourcityconfections “orders can be placed through contact us on”
headwater_food_hub “foodservice distributor” A great resource.
hegedorns “local grocery store in Webster, NY”A good local grocery store.
hedonisticecream “small batch, artisan ice cream chef-driven flavors with awesome ingredients”
littlemonstercoffeeco “pop-up artisan coffee bar
lorinaturalfoodscenter “Rochester’s full service natural grocery”Great health-food store.
palmersdirect “specialty store”Great selection.
petitepoutinerie “servin’ poutine, sammies and desserts”Yummy!
popupandeatsa mobile kitchen check to see where they might be”
Plates of Rochester
plates585 “creating delicious food & making people smile”A great resource.
roccitysammich “we are lucky to be a part of this…Rochester’s finest food trucks”
rocfoodpics “a bunch of pictures of food”
rocfoodtruckalliance “official advocates for food trucks in Rochester, NY”
swanmarketparsells “German Meat Market and Deli”
sweetpeaplantbasedkitchen “food-delivery service”Fabulous ready-made vegan food.
thesauceychef “line opens at Noon 1011 Culver Rd (Roc) call & carryout fine street cuisine (585)705-5015”
tastetheroc “Rochester’s first and only Halal food truck”
tacodero “Rochester’s original birria tacos”
wegmans several locations ” a local grocery store” –So many options; so little time.


apogeewinebar 151 Park Ave (Roc) (585)598-4941
blackbuttondistilling 85 Railroad St (Roc) (585)730-4512
bouldercoffeecafeandlounge 100 Alexander St (Roc) (585)454-7140
bugjar 219 Monroe Ave (Roc) (585)454-2966
carlsoncomedy 50 Carlson Rd (Roc) (585)426-6339-Comedy club, drinks/snacks.
casalarga 2287 Turk Hill Rd (Fairport) (585)223-4210
coffeeculturerochester 217 Alexander St (Roc) (585)471-8050
copperleafbrewing 50 State St (Pittsford) (585)678-1383
fairportbrewingco 1044 University Ave (Roc) (585)481-2237-Great location, village of Fairport.
fairpourcoffee 25 Parce Ave (Fairport) (585)364-0686
fifthframebrewingco 155 St. Paul St (Roc) (585)735-7155
flowercitybrewersfest at: Rochester Public Market 280 Union St N. (Roc) Tickets: $45 VIP $75 August 19, 2022
fuegocoffee 1 Woodbury Blvd (Roc) (585)369-4141
get_luckys_ 628 Winton Rd N (Roc) (585)270-4075
geneseebrewery 25 Cataract St (Roc) (585)263-9200 –A must see for Rochester visitors.
glenedithcoffeeroasters 23 Somerton St (Roc) (585)209-3633
irondequoitbeercompany 765 Titus Ave (Roc) (585)544-3670-Great beer/food/large patio=one of our favorite spots!
irontugbrewing 371 Park Ave (Roc) (585)738-5606
ironsmoke 111 Parce Ave (Fairport) (585)388-7584
joebeanroasters 565 Blossom Rd Suite E1 (Roc) (585)532-7942
k2brewing 1221 Empire Rd (Roc) (585)413-1997-Popular spot. Hang outside & play games.
katboocha 106 Railroad St (Roc) (585)626-9783
knuckleheadcraftbrewing 426 Ridge Road (Webster) (585)347-6236
livingrootswineco 1255 University Ave (Roc) (585)383-1112
lock32brewco 10 Schoen Pl (Pittsford) (585)500-8844
luxlounge666 666 South Ave (Roc) (585)511-8940
magrochester 500 University Ave (Roc) (585)276-8900-Memorial Art Gallery plus NOTA is a fun spot.
mainstreetarmory 900 E. Main St (Roc) (585)232-3221
margeslakesideinn 4909 Culver Rd (Roc) (585)323-1020
mullerciderhouse 1344 University Ave (Roc) (585)287-5875
oakandapplecidery 1600 Dublin Rd (Penfield) (585)364-2248
powersfarmmarket 161 Marsh Rd (Pittsford) (585)586-4631-Fall destination; been going since I was a wee girl.
radiosocial 20 Carlson Rd (Roc) (585)244-1484-Super fun spot to hang out with friends.
rocbrewingco 56 S. Union St (Roc) (585)794-9798-Nice city location with a great patio.
rocburgeronmain 120 E. Main St (Roc) (585)232-9174
roccinema 957 S. Clinton Ave (Roc) (585)271-1786
roccityroasting 235 W. Main St (585)851-1851
rochestercocktailrevival Year Nine: June 6-12, 2022, NY State’s Only Weeklong Spirits Fest
rochesterintjazzfestival 19th Edition: June 17-25, 2022-A must experience for any lover of jazz!
rochesterlilacfestival May 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 2022-Spring destination; the lilacs are so fragrant and beautiful.
rocgreekfest 962 East Ave (Roc)’s Greek to me; good music/crafts/food.
rocphils 255 East Ave (Roc) –I love the RPO especially The Holiday Pops.
rohrbachbrewingcompany (2) Locations (Rochester) (585)546-8020-Great beer, great fun.
schuttsapplemill 1063 Plank Rd (Webster) (585)872-2924-A must do in the Fall cider and fried cakes-yum!
seabreeze_park 4600 Culver Rd (Roc) (585)323-1900-The Jack Rabbit; a legendary ride. 200 East Ave (Roc) (585)613-4600-Fun spot for coffee on East.
strangbirdbrewery 62 Marshall St (Roc) (585)505-8700
stumblinmonkeybrewing 61 School St (Victor) (315)436-3925
swiftwaterbeer 378 Mount Hope (Roc) (585)530-3471
swandiveroc 289 Alexander St (Roc) (585)413-3306
thelittletheatre 240 East Ave (Roc) (585)258-0400-A great theatre for foreign films.
theluckyflea 320 N. Goodman St opens 10am Sun-A fun upscale flea market.
thespiritroom 139 State St (Roc) (585)397-7595
three_heads_brewin 186 Atlantic Ave (Roc) (585)244-1224-A great outdoor patio.
triphammerbierwerks 111 Parce Ave (Fairport) (585)388-8281
uglyduckcoffee 89 Charlotte St (Roc)
vgwinebar 3 Schoen Place (Pittsford) (585)641-0340-A great spot on the canal to listen to music and drink vino.
viticultureroc 217 Alexander St (Roc) (585)471-8050
younglionbrewing 24 Lakeshore Dr (Roc) (585)412-6065



20deepwinery 187 Mendon Ionia Rd (Honeoye Falls) (585)294-7955
3broswine 623 Lerch Rd (Geneva) (315)585-4432-A fun spot to check out on Seneca Lake.
angryorchardciderhouse 2241 Albany Post Rd (Walden) (845)713-5180
beekandskiff 2708 Lords Hill Rd (LaFayette) (315)696-8683
bluebarncidery 928 Manitou Rd (Hilton) (585)366-7358
cmacevents 3355 Marvin Sands Dr. (Canandaigua) (585)678-6938-A great venue for concerts.
drfrankwine 9749 Middle Rd (Hammondsport) 1-800-320-0735
farmerscreeksidetavern 1 Main St (LeRoy) (585)768-6007 –I love going to this spot when I am near LeRoy.
flxtable 22 Linden St (Geneva) (315)730-3083 –A fun experience with friends.
frequentembrewingco 254 S. Main St (Canandaigua) (585)577-8007
hilton_apple_fest 59 Henry St (Hilton) (585)392-7773-A Fall Festival
holidayvalley 6557 Holiday Valley Rd (Ellicottville) (716)699-2345 –A great spot, ski/visit Ellicottville, a charming town.
innofaurora 1833 Kitchen & Bar 391 Main St (Aurora) (315)364-8888-Such a great spot on the lake.
kindredfare 512 Hamilton St (Geneva) (315)787-0400
krebsrestaurant 53 W. Genesee St (Skaneateles) (315)685-1800-Good for a special occasion.
longacrefarms 1342 Eddy Rd (Macedon) (315)986-4202-Fall destination for the kiddos.
nickschophouse 5 Beeman St (Canandaigua) (585)393-0303
nolandsonthelake 726 S. Main St. (585)905-0201-I love going to Noland’s while visiting Canandaigua Lake.
patisserieskaneateles (behind the Sherwood Inn) (315)685-2433-A cute little gem.
porticobyfabio 1133 State Route (Waterloo) (315)946-1619-I love the bolognaise and meatballs.
prisoncitybeer (2) Locations (Auburn) (315)604-1277-A fun little spot.
sandbarcdga 770 S. Main St (Canandaigua) (585)394-7800-A fun hangout with a great view of the lake.
sherwood1807 26 W. Genesee St (Skaneateles)-A great spot. I love to eat at the bar and look out at the lake-the salmon is delish.
skaneatelesbakery 19 Jordan St (315)685-3538
twistedrailbrewing (4) Locations: (Canandaigua/Geneva/Macedon/Honeoye Lake)
vintagedrivein 1520 W. Henrietta Rd (Avon) (585)226-9290-I love to go to the drive-in once every Summer.
visitithaca 110 N. Tioga St (Ithaca) 1-800-284-8422-A great resource to use while visiting Ithaca.



breadstagram “a bread lover sharing the best bread + carbs from local restaurants”
eatmeout_rochester “honest food critic, former chef”
eatrochester “food reviews”
feedmeroc “Rochester and beyond”
justtastingroc “just tastin’ a little bit of everything around the ROC”
roc.eatsbyt “roc restaurants and baked goods”
rocfoodiee “huge foodie”
rocfoodpics “just a bunch of pictures of food in and around Rochester, NY”
rocny_eats “reviews on Rochester’s top-rated restaurants”
sirrochasays “on a mission to help you fall in love with Rochester”
yelproc “connecting you to Roc bites and sites”


585mag “city-regional magazine that covers food, culture, destinations and more”
allthingsrochester “the best places to eat, drink and play”
bridge-gallery “gallery for the roc community”
cityofrochester “to learn about our great city”
cityofrochesterpublicmarket “unique hub of culture, food and community since 1905”
downtownroccommunity 2022 Events Series
eatliveroc “exploring restaurants, activities & attractions in ROC”
explorerochester “a new perspective of Rochester, every week”
fingerlakestourismalliance “tourist information center”
greater_roc “9-County Greater Rochester Region”
postrochester “a local magazine”
refinedtasteroc “voted best podcast streaming”
roc_city_locals “Rochester natives celebrating all the local businesses…our city has to offer”
rochesteralist “the best of everything Rochester, NY and beyond”
roclifestyle_ “your guide to all things local”
roctheriverway “a joint initiative to revitalize the Genesee Riverfront”
sipandsavourrochester “content creator, food photographer”
thelocalcurrent “Rochester business 585 subscription boxes”
timsnykitchen “I cook, eat, drink and have fun doing it”
townofwebster Webster, NY – Official Website | Official Website
unlocktheroc “what’s good in the roc”
visitflx “Finger Lakes Tourist Information Center”
visitrochester “The Rochester & Finger Lakes region”


eatuprochester “providing people with a home-cooked meal when they need it most.”
friendsoftherocpublicmarket “services that support farmers, shoppers & the Rochester community”
roco137 “Rochester Contemporary Art Center”
roccommissary “Roc’s Non-Profit Food Biz”

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