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Eat & Drink

Dining Out

Seek out charming cafés, informal bistros, and neighborhood pubs.

Rochester's culinary scene includes wide-ranging, diverse ethnic flavors and many traditions in American fare. Creative chefs take advantage of the region's fresh produce.  Fine dining establishments serve multi-course meals in historic settings or creative new cuisine in hip, bright, even wild, cosmopolitan rooms.

Don't miss the opportunity to sample some of Rochester's unique specialties. White hots are found wherever their familiar counterpart-red hot dogs-are served. Abbott's Frozen Custard (can you say chocolate almond?), a popular summer treat, is also relished in the fall and winter.  Be sure to taste the many varieties of delicious, seasonal produce-grown just minutes away. Look for beer and ale from the The Genesee Brewing Company or Custom Brewcrafter or Rohrbach Brewing Company, brewed right here. Rochester is also home to the award-winning "Grocery Store Chain That Most Changed the Way We Shop." That's according to the Food Channel Network's first awards show, honoring Rochester-based Wegmans.

Many Rochester restaurants also feature wines produced by Finger Lakes vineyards, award-winning vintages that are among the best in the world.  Casa Larga Vineyards is located just 15 minutes south of downtown and offers tours daily.

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