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550 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2034
+1 585-241-7100
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“filet” (21 reviews)
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
550 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this great restaurant! The food is exquisite, the service impeccable, and the sommelier is extremely helpful! We loved our visit and would go back again in a minute!

Thank Lin F
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Char is the best! Servers are spot on with their knowledge of the menu, prep, and suggestions. Meal was excellent. Filet done perfectly, sauce to die for and sides generous and delicious. Mac and cheese - YUMBO! I also asked the sever about two red...More

Thank Killeen H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were so disappointed especially reading the rave reviews. Maybe because it was New Years Eve and the confusion of some of the staff not knowing what menu we could choose to eat at the bar and not being prepped about how dishes are prepared...to...More

Thank 2foodtravelers
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We love Char! It's an upscale menu with a warm and friendly staff. The food is incredible. My husband loves the steaks, but my favorite is whatever the chef's seafood special happens to be. Whatever you select, ou can't go wrong at Char! And don't...More

Thank Vmerge
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I wrote a review in March that Char would NOT take a reservation for a couple at 7pm. When asked the reason, I was told by one person that 'the system won't let me do it' and another day by a different person 'we reserve...More

Thank ZPearlZ
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was probably one of my most disappointing meals ever...not because the food was horrible, but for the price, it should have dazzled me. First, the hostess, cripe, she needs to get a personality. She literally barked at me when she asked me a question,...More

Thank travelgirl1958
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Sunday brunch was highly recommended to us by the GM of one of the in-city clubs but we found it lacking. One guest had to ask repeatedly for lemon slices for his water. Our server never offered us Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Some of the...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went there for lunch with my daughter and had a good time and very good food. She had a wedge salad with a side of tuna that was prepared perfectly with good seasoning and a nice char. I had the tuna tartar which one i...More

Thank Bernard C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Caesar Salad was one of the best I ever had, loved the presentation, not to mention it tasted amazing. I ordered filet and lobster tails, although the presentation was bland, both were delicious 😋 melt in your mouth good. A little on the pricey side...More

Thank casey2001338
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A had dinner Sunday night at Char. The food was exceptional and my waiter/bartender, Joe, was able to make the experience even better. I had a Gazpacho with Lobster that was one of the best i have had, A 16 oz Rib Eye that was...More

Thank Owen T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2034
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-241-7100
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