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Erie Grill

4.7
652 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Following lunch, the restaurant transitions itself into a lounge-like dining and drinking atmosphere by revealing liquor selections behind the bar, showcasing a vast wine selection, and softening lighting for the evening hours.

The menu offers a variety of crave-able Contemporary American cuisine that encompasses both coursed meals and smaller plates to share at a range of price points. Executive Chef John Freezee and Sous Chef William Hughes imaginatively utilize seasonal ingredients to present the finest in regional cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 652 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLaurieP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I love this restaurant and everything about it but the halibut was under cooked and it was very disappointing. Other than that it would have been great!

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viptpmedia
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An uninspiring atmosphere on a potentially beautiful location. The food is outstanding. The service from Kathy was just excellent.

The Erie Grill is a hidden treasure that should be packed nightly.

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vipSusanK
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we travel up to Rochester, we try to have dinner at the Erie Grill. Excellent food and service. Breakfast is also very good.

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GailG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ambiance was great! Very clean and safe feeling during COVID. Our server was very nice and very knowledgable and accommodating. I felt comfortable with her suggestions for safe foods (I have Celiac Disease). The meal was good, and well presented, maybe a little pricey, but good overall. It was a nice evening out! We will come again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Quiet and no other tables near us. Great food and service in a lovely atmosphere.

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CMAacj
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our waitress was not friendly. Food was good but overpriced.

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Kirsten
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance and overall experience were very good. The mahi-mahi sandwich was a winner. Would return in the future.

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ShanaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - excellent service! We will be back!

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viplgmah
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stopped in for lunch. Food was good, service was good. The view would have been nice if the Canal wasn’t bone dry so we’ll probably go back again when there’s water!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here for brunch on a Sunday afternoon and was not disappointed. Ordered the two eggs with toast and home fries, orange juice and side of fruit. Was not disappointed. Very tasty, eggs perfectly cooked, home fries were crispy on the outside and seasoned well. The people I were with both ordered the avocado toast which was phenomenal, fresh and great flavor. The avocado toast platter came with 2 eggs and salsa.
The waitress forgot my fruit so I did have to ask for it again but she gave us a free banana creme brulee which was very good. All in all, the ambiance was quiet and social distancing and safety procedures were in place. Tables and restaurant seemed very clean and the waitress was very nice and friendly. I would definitely come back here again as this has been my second positive experience here.

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Russell
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great breakfast choices great and courteous service. I could find a tasty breakfast choice that satisfied my diet.

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Russell
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven’t been out to dinner much in the last year, Erie Grill didn’t disappoint us. I was able to not blow my diet too much and have a excellent meal. Great service and pleasing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and nice atmosphere!

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Jefe
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First time experiencing based on friend recommendations. Disappointed that the wall we sat next to was dirty. The cocktail we ordered had a meat product as garnish where the menu or server failed to mention. Then the server gives an attitude when asked for a replacement cocktail. Really wished the garnish was a lemon peel as the cocktail was overly sweet and made with regular Knob Creek instead of the Smoked Maple. Presentation of the food was beautifully made, but lacked seasoning.
Thankful for a view of the canal and sun in the sky. Do not be confused when there is a hefty tip, we are thankful that there are some people still willing to work in this crazy time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ALWAYS have an amazing evening at the Erie Grille! Food, service & atmosphere are top notch!! Definitely a Rochester gem.

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briolafs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the beet salad & it was amazing! Such a great restaurant! Highly recommend!

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vipGingerC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food and service!

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vipFairportchowhound
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have not been here in several years. It has a very appealing new look. Ordered numerous items from the menu for the three of us. different items from the appetizer list and 2 from the dinner menu. All were outstanding! Duck meatballs, crab cakes, ahi tuna and salty chips were all excellent. The duck breast entrée and the meatloaf were both outstanding. Cocktails were delicious also. I am a big fan of their Manhattan! Right down to the magnificent Cheesy Eddie's Cheesecake. Our server, Jacqueline, was very friendly and helpful. She appeared to be the only server working other than the bartender and the place was humming. She hustled the entire time we were there and she never missed a beat. We never had to wait for a thing. We will be returning soon to try some other menu items (or maybe some of the same ones).

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Russell
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good with social distancing and saw evidence of keeping things clean and sanitized. 7:30 breakfast on a Saturday AM was welcome.

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JTore
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. You cannot go wrong with Erie Grill!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience in a hotel setting. Nice to not have to leave the premises either!
The creme brulee was AMAZING.

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Allets
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good was wonderful as was ambiance, tables were kept apart for Covid. I’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We have eaten at the Erie Grill several times and although the food was delicious and our server was great, the ambiance was lacking on this particular visit. We were the last reservation for Valentine’s Day brunch and we were definitely feeling the final push before employees went home for the day. We were serenaded by vacuuming (with a real vacuum, not a manual sweeper), Swiffer wet-jetting and loud conversations between staff about their irritation of working the holiday. I could understand their hurry to leave if it were 10 at night, but this was 3 in the afternoon and they still had plenty of day to enjoy. Will we be back? Of course! We just won’t ever book the last reservation time again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day Brunch was delicious!

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MariluzR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon we coming in i feel welcome the food didnt take long to be serve and the server were very kind and attentive and very clean environment.

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GD73
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow and waitress seemed to forget our drink and our appetizer; blamed kitchen. Food was good overall.

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KatherineP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was superb! Waitstaff very personable.

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vipKaraK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service!

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GeorgeW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Kathy was very professional and her suggestions and personality made the experience great. Crab cakes! Delicious. Duck. Fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment with an amazing view of the lake. The food was delicious and the service was quick. I will definitely come back.

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stew22
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely Monday night dinner here with the special oyster deal for a dollar for each one. Met a friend there and shared a high top table by the bar. Both the drinks and the food were delicious as served by our gracious waitress. Sadly they ran out of oysters after one serving, but we will definitely go back there again in the spring.

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kayl
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Nice selection of wines and contemporary menu offering a little something for everyone! Note: Happy hour is 3-5 at bar and Monday is $1 oysters.

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Gramily
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our lunch at the Erie Grill. AND we felt safe.

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puccigirl65
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always wonderful service, food and atmosphere.

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LVPT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, good menu, nice place for a business or social lunch.

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JamesB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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AmatBooks
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server! She always takes great care of us.

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vipGingerC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful staff! 😊

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coloradotransplant
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Our waitress, Kathy, was attentive and fun. My drink, a Manhattan, was very good. But we were seated (a two top) near the bar and we could hear a lot of the bar noise/conversation, which was very distracting. I ordered the special (Halibut) and it was bland, with one-dimensionally flavored sides. My husband's filet was rather bland too. Given the price, we don't feel we got what we paid for. Overall, it was a mediocre experience, which is sad because we have eaten there previously and recall a more positive experience. We've concluded we won't be back. Nearby JoJo's food is better and more flavorful, and we really like the Webster location (JoJos) for ambiance. In the city, we prefer Native for both food/flavor and ambiance.

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Erie Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 652 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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