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“Mt. Hope Distillery a Good Replacement”

The Distillery Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 1,274 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rochester, New York
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mt. Hope Distillery a Good Replacement”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The Distillery on Mt. Hope Ave in Rochester, New York is my second favorite Distillery. The Victor location is my favorite, but the Mt. Hope location hold's its own. The Mt. Hope Distillery is located on the south side of Rochester, near the towns of Brighton and Henrietta. The structure and atmosphere are great, as the basic wood decor and shed elements reminds me of a tavern you would find in the southern United States. The food is good and there are plenty of choices to choose from. I'm a big fan of the appetizers, which most are half off during happy hour and late evening. They also have plenty of beers on tap and a huge bar area to incorporate the patrons. The Distillery on Mt. Hope Ave in Rochester, New York is a good stop over when I the Victor location is just out of reach.

  • Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wings & Burgers - good stuff!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Wings were meaty, burgers were great, and cooked perfectly, and oh, that bacon! Wait staff was very attentive and split the check without us even asking.

Visited August 2014
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Central NYS
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Good Sports Bar & Restaurant”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Three of us met here for dinner in July after visiting someone in nearby Strong Memorial Hospital. The atmosphere was sports bar, so the noise level was a bit high as we were there during the World Cup. The food was very good and prices reasonable, but be aware that the restaurant uses lots of spices. We ordered the soft pretzel and cheese sauce appetizer, and the cheese was loaded with so much heat none of us could eat it. The waitress was attentive. When it was time to go, I looked for the ladies room as I had a long trip ahead of me. Although the men's room is downstairs right next to the bar, the sign for the ladies pointed up a staircase so I opted not to climb up there with these AARP knees.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank sgcruise
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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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“Good food; excellent, accomodating staff”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stopped in for a light evening meal after a day on the road. Wasn't sure what to expect ... loved it! We were able to sit outside, and the wait staff were great. Our first table was next to a fairly large gathering of women, all sharing cocktails and each wanting to be heard above the other ... our wait staff noticed and offered to move us (just two) to a table with a little distance from the celebratory gang. Awesome! And the food was very good. You could tell it was a franchise (banners all over the place asking if you want to own one ...) - but it felt 'way more like a family-owned, hometown eatery than a faceless franchise! Nice job, Distillery!

Visited June 2014
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Thank BrianHoffman
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Rochester
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27 reviews
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“Okay food, terrible service.”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Been to this Distillery a few times, but this time was terrible! I went around 2pm with my family of 4 for appetizers. Our waitress was terrible. She took around 15 minutes to bring us our drinks. During those 15 minutes she was sitting at a table. When we walked over to her, she got up before we could talk to her, and finally brought us our drinks. She brought us our food after another long wait, and then never came back to our table. We had to go to the bar to ask for refills and to get our bill because our waitress was yet again sitting down at a table. We asked to speak to the manager because this was unacceptable. When he came, the waitress finally rushed back over, but was not very friendly. The manager was friendly and did reduce our bill a few dollars, but still not a good experience. The food was good, but not worth the wait or money.

  • Visited July 2014
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