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“Need to improve service consistency.”

Monroe's Restaurant
Ranked #157 of 1 387 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This restaurant is moderately priced, features a fairly extensive menu, has a very nice bar, and best of all, offers a pleasant and secluded patio area where you can enjoy your meal outdoors while sitting right near the intersection of Monroe and Clover.

We've visited many time and the food quality is quite good and the portions are ample.

The biggest problem with Monroe's is that the service is very inconsistent. We've had a few instances of extremely slow service and inability to get attention even when we were trying to get the bill. On a couple of occasions it took us four hour from the time we arrived to the tie we left and this wasn't because we were sitting around chatting with our friends.

In general I would recommend Monroes for a pleasant dinner but be aware that you might be there longer than you expected.

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Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Excellent place for outside dining. The dinners are just fair. Stick with the "lunch type" menu. The clams appetizer was very good. The sauteed calamari is not how your Italian Grandmother makes it. We had three different fish dishes and they were just FAIR.

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Thank Dennis T
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

It was lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in years. Our server (Sarah) was outstanding. Joked with us, never rushed us and was very attentive to our requests. Oh! The food was “ pretty darn good.” Chicken milanese and the prime rib special. All over great experience.

Thank Cheryl G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Just plain EXCELLENT. This is my fourth visit and each time the staff, food and atmosphere has been exceptional. Chicken French --terrific. The last visit was for lunch and the sandwiches and salads were delicious. Go for fun or for a special occasion. A true Rochester Restaurant landmark.

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Thank samjerris
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Monroe's is the type of place that works on ambiance...but for me it just did not quite tick all of the buttons.
There were 5 of us for a Thursday night dinner at 5:30. We were seated promptly. It's a large place, and it was crowded.
We ordered glasses of Reisling ($8 a glass). For our entrees we had a delicious Lobster Ravioli, and Seafood Fra Diavlo. Both looked great-and tasted just as good.
We were totally full from dinner-but decided to order dessert because it just sounded so delicious. I had Ultimate Chocolate Cake, hubby had Salted Carmel. Both were great. Unfortunately, we were off traveling-but we sent the remainder of our dessert that we were too full to finish home with our friend.
I would go again-but there is a question in my mind about what the restaurant is trying to be. Prices are upscale-place is a little noisy and chaotic...Fine dining romantic experience or expensive bar scene?

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Thank Laurie P
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