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“A very good experiance”
Review of Phillips European

Phillips European
Ranked #3 of 34 Dessert in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Rochester, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“A very good experiance”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Haven't been to Phillips in awhile. After reading some reviews it seemed like things went downhill since last visit, several years ago. Base on past experiences took the wife there for her birthday today. Had Veal Marsala and Steak au Poivre. Food was outstanding, full of flavor and cooked perfectly. Service was great, nice wine list. Finished off with the lemon tort. I thought prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was fine. Place was pretty full and people were there for dinner not just desert. I'll be back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Ken P
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English first
Rochester, New York
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding as usual”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Dinner on 7/2/14 was outstanding as always. My husband had the poached salmon, which he loved, and I had the Thai chicken and scallops - yum! We both totally went over the top with the caramel pecan cheesecake for dessert and fresh coffee. I would call Phillips a hidden gem; it's not on a main road and is not in your face with advertising. BUT it is DEFINITELY worth taking the time to find Phillips and going here!! Even if it's just to stop in and have an amazing dessert!

  • Visited July 2014
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Rochester, New York
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with very good menu and service”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I had a business lunch at Phillips European today. Of note their food is flavorful and creative.
This is a local family owned business who gets it right. It's worth mentioning that I try to eat food with as little salt as possible. Sometimes when you ask the waiter or waitress they don't know what to say. Here the waiter went back to the cook and asked. I got a delicious poached salmon with vegetables. It was cooked to perfection. Others got great meals. The desserts are famous for a very good reason. Save room if you can !!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Janice I
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Havent been back for some time and wont return. The table decor is Diner type not a fine restaurant; small paper napkins and glass table cover; bread was ice cold ,pieces stuck together and hard. My wife's pasta was tasteless and watery. Steak over cooked despite being assured that "medium" had a pink center.
Service was ok but waitress kept apologizing but no manager came over to discuss the issues.
Couldnt wait to leave without dessert!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank john m b
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Rochester, New York
Level 6 Contributor
47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

It was my first time dining at this restaurant. First want to say thanks to Sean for being a knowledgeable and kind waiter.
The food was terrific, and the presentation was fantastic as well. We started with the escargot which was the best. Followed by pasta with shrimp, and pasta with scallops. Delicious.
As everyone says, the desserts are really out of this world. We had the crème brulee which was the best I've ever had. The torched sugar on top made the dessert amazing.
The total cost for an appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert came all under $70 which is very reasonable.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Vincent C
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