Restaurant 2 Vine

★★★★☆
  • 24 Winthrop St

    Rochester, NY 14607

    Cross street: Around Town

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  • 585-454-6020

About Restaurant 2 Vine

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Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm and 5-9pm; Sat-Sun 5-10pm

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I found the food very good, but the place was
noisy and somewhat overpriced.

3
★★★★★

I found the food very good, but the place was
noisy and somewhat overpriced.

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Arriving with my date, we were seated promptly. It was early for dinner, so that was to be expected, however if we'd wanted a drink at the bar, that was an impossibility--too crowded. The din was almost unbearable and it never let up

3
★★★★★

Arriving with my date, we were seated promptly. It was early for dinner, so that was to be expected, however if we'd wanted a drink at the bar, that was an impossibility--too crowded. The din was almost unbearable and it never let up

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This is one of Rochesters best restaurants, hands down. There is really nothing like it, very unique menu, greatly prepared food, simple enough to be fantastic, yet interesting enough to be big city worthy. The kitchen is open for diners to see (in the main dining room), and there is seating in the bar although that is usually for those who enjoy a more "lively" environment as it can get more uptempo. I actually enjoy that when I am with girlfriends, but if your looking for a more romantic setting, there are intimate tables in the main dining room. Servers are excellent and on top of everything, as well as knowledgable about the menu and how everything is prepared. It is definately a place to see and be seen, and there are many imitators although nothing close. For just a cocktail at the bar, for a special occasion, or just for lunch or dinner, Ihighly recommend 2-Vine. I have the feeling that many of these negative reviews may be from nearby restaurants who want some of their runoff business. Try if for yourself.

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★★★★★

This is one of Rochesters best restaurants, hands down. There is really nothing like it, very unique menu, greatly prepared food, simple enough to be fantastic, yet interesting enough to be big city worthy. The kitchen is open for diners to see (in the main dining room), and there is seating in the bar although that is usually for those who enjoy a more "lively" environment as it can get more uptempo. I actually enjoy that when I am with girlfriends, but if your looking for a more romantic setting, there are intimate tables in the main dining room. Servers are excellent and on top of everything, as well as knowledgable about the menu and how everything is prepared. It is definately a place to see and be seen, and there are many imitators although nothing close. For just a cocktail at the bar, for a special occasion, or just for lunch or dinner, Ihighly recommend 2-Vine. I have the feeling that many of these negative reviews may be from nearby restaurants who want some of their runoff business. Try if for yourself.

Pros: Great food, great lively ambiance

Cons: can get a bit crowded, they are ALWAYS busy!

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The Ambiance is wonderul, The food is superb, and the staff were especially friendly. The food was a bit pricey but the food was well worth the cost. Shrimp scampi was like none i had ever eaten. We definitely will dine here again.

5
★★★★★

The Ambiance is wonderul, The food is superb, and the staff were especially friendly. The food was a bit pricey but the food was well worth the cost. Shrimp scampi was like none i had ever eaten. We definitely will dine here again.

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This was the worse Sat night dining. Extremely noisy, no room at the bar. At the table you couldn't read the menu due to the poor lighting. You also couldnt carry on any conversation due to the level of noise throughout the restaurant. The food was good but not worth getting a headache for...

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This was the worse Sat night dining. Extremely noisy, no room at the bar. At the table you couldn't read the menu due to the poor lighting. You also couldnt carry on any conversation due to the level of noise throughout the restaurant. The food was good but not worth getting a headache for...

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Very noisy and poor lighting to read menus

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Restaurant 2 Vine is positively Rochester! The food is superb, the service matches the food and the atmosphere is magnificent. In the summer, dining outdoors is a real joy. Want a really great night? Try dinner at 2 Vine followed by a film at The Little. Park in the same lot. By 11, you'll know that life is really good.

PROS: Food, Atmosphere, Service,
CONS: None.

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★★★★★

Restaurant 2 Vine is positively Rochester! The food is superb, the service matches the food and the atmosphere is magnificent. In the summer, dining outdoors is a real joy. Want a really great night? Try dinner at 2 Vine followed by a film at The Little. Park in the same lot. By 11, you'll know that life is really good.

PROS: Food, Atmosphere, Service,
CONS: None.

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We had a reservation at 8pm on Saturday night but were not seated until after 9pm, and that was after approaching the hostess at 8:45 at which point she was rude and acted like I was bothering her. When we were finally seated, they were out of prime rib and the food was rushed and didn't taste that great.
I called the owner and spoke with him, and he had the nerve to tell me I should have EXPECTED to wait over an hour with a late reservation on Saturday night. Then why even make a reservation? He went on to tell me about his dining experiences at Nobu in NYC (!!!!) and how he and his wife always waited to eat there. First of all, this is Rochester, not NYC by a long shot. And 2Vine is nowhere near Nobu by an even longer shot. Pathetic.

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We had a reservation at 8pm on Saturday night but were not seated until after 9pm, and that was after approaching the hostess at 8:45 at which point she was rude and acted like I was bothering her. When we were finally seated, they were out of prime rib and the food was rushed and didn't taste that great.
I called the owner and spoke with him, and he had the nerve to tell me I should have EXPECTED to wait over an hour with a late reservation on Saturday night. Then why even make a reservation? He went on to tell me about his dining experiences at Nobu in NYC (!!!!) and how he and his wife always waited to eat there. First of all, this is Rochester, not NYC by a long shot. And 2Vine is nowhere near Nobu by an even longer shot. Pathetic.

Pros: none

Cons: horrible service, long wait, ran out of food

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The food is great, the atmosphere is great, the decor is great. If I could have my house decorated like 2Vine, I'd never leave. 2Vine offers a bit of NYC upstate. The bar is always crowded yet they always manage to seat you quickly. The food is devine, but pricey. This is a great special-occasion restaurant. Arena's Florist does their decor and it is SPECTACULAR. I feel like I should be drinking Cosmopolitans and hanging out with the girls from Sex in the City there. Add this to your list of must-try eateries in Rochester.

PROS: FABULOUS food, great decor.
CONS: Expensive and loud.

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★★★★★

The food is great, the atmosphere is great, the decor is great. If I could have my house decorated like 2Vine, I'd never leave. 2Vine offers a bit of NYC upstate. The bar is always crowded yet they always manage to seat you quickly. The food is devine, but pricey. This is a great special-occasion restaurant. Arena's Florist does their decor and it is SPECTACULAR. I feel like I should be drinking Cosmopolitans and hanging out with the girls from Sex in the City there. Add this to your list of must-try eateries in Rochester.

PROS: FABULOUS food, great decor.
CONS: Expensive and loud.

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Visited here on the recomendation of friends. The food was fantastic, but our server was a little pre-occupied. Which is understandable since the place was wall to wall on a Tuesday night! Everything was right on time though. Our friends in Rochester told us that this was the most popular restaurant in town, and I can see why. Great food, great ambiance...best fish I have ever had anywhere.

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Visited here on the recomendation of friends. The food was fantastic, but our server was a little pre-occupied. Which is understandable since the place was wall to wall on a Tuesday night! Everything was right on time though. Our friends in Rochester told us that this was the most popular restaurant in town, and I can see why. Great food, great ambiance...best fish I have ever had anywhere.

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Cheap prices

Cons: Too busy

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Tonight we visited this restaurant. We ordered our food but it was delivered to the next table. When we asked why we were told by the server that the people at the table were "friends of he owner" and he had been asked to give them our order "complements of the owner". I called for the manager and he confirmed this, the owner was not prepared to explain to me why his friends were favored over paying covers. After 90 minutes the food arrived it was reasonable but not world class - way too much salt. Stay clear of this restaurant if you are from out of town. It is also very noisy.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tonight we visited this restaurant. We ordered our food but it was delivered to the next table. When we asked why we were told by the server that the people at the table were "friends of he owner" and he had been asked to give them our order "complements of the owner". I called for the manager and he confirmed this, the owner was not prepared to explain to me why his friends were favored over paying covers. After 90 minutes the food arrived it was reasonable but not world class - way too much salt. Stay clear of this restaurant if you are from out of town. It is also very noisy.

Pros: food average

Cons: worst service, noisy, attitude

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A recent first visit to 2 Vine on a Saturday night was mixed. It seemed as if the entire population of Rochester was there, crammed around the bar. We had to wait 45 minutes for an 8pm reservation, and were starving and grumpy when we finally sat down. The food was wonderful, though, and the wine list interesting. Service was rather impersonal, but when we complained we were treated with courtesy and care...so perhaps the best thing to do is to dine at 2 Vine on weeknights, or early on weekends, for an optimal experience.

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★★★★☆

A recent first visit to 2 Vine on a Saturday night was mixed. It seemed as if the entire population of Rochester was there, crammed around the bar. We had to wait 45 minutes for an 8pm reservation, and were starving and grumpy when we finally sat down. The food was wonderful, though, and the wine list interesting. Service was rather impersonal, but when we complained we were treated with courtesy and care...so perhaps the best thing to do is to dine at 2 Vine on weeknights, or early on weekends, for an optimal experience.

Pros: great food, lively, chic surroundings

Cons: crowded, noisy, impersonal

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Food is great. Prices are average for what you get. It is very loud when only 1/2 full in this place. The bar ambiance is great though. Nice happy hour place. Not great for large groups, tables are too crowded together. Menu is short, could have better selection for the price. Convenient to the Little Theater.

1
★★★☆☆

Food is great. Prices are average for what you get. It is very loud when only 1/2 full in this place. The bar ambiance is great though. Nice happy hour place. Not great for large groups, tables are too crowded together. Menu is short, could have better selection for the price. Convenient to the Little Theater.

Pros: Location

Cons: short menu, loud, not comfortable

 

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