Burrowes
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What restaurants do I need to know about?

Posted by @sandraburrowes, Wed, Mar 1 3:01pm

I seldom get out for lunch but when I do, I get tired of going to the same three restaurants over and over. Are there any restaurants walkable from the downtown campus (I’m in the Centerplace/USBank building) that don’t get the love they deserve or I may not have heard about? I don’t live in Rochester, so I don’t know all the foodie haunts.

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Treasure Ransom
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Posted by @transom, Wed, Mar 1 3:49pm

If you like hot sandwiches, try out Tinn’s. I go there whenever I can and get the same thing every time – the Chicken Cordon Bleu (I hold the honey mustard). They chop and prepare the sandwiches on a grill right before your eyes. Their fresh cut fries are really delicious too! There is one in downtown Rochester at the little food court across from Newt’s Express. For those that work at the St. Mary’s campus, there is one across the street as well.


Treasure Ransom
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Posted by @transom, Tue, Sep 5 2:13pm

I just noticed a couple of weeks ago that the downtown location closed. So bummed! Guess I have to find a new favorite place for lunch.


Gretl
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Posted by @gretlcain, Mon, Oct 9 4:37pm

Yes! Tinn’s is awesome! I miss that place!!! Good call on the Chicken Cordon Bleu!


Treasure Ransom
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Posted by @transom, Mon, Oct 9 4:42pm

So I just went to the Tinn’s across from St. Mary’s last Friday. I was so happy to get my fix. It has been too long. 🙂


Burrowes
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Posted by @sandraburrowes, Wed, Mar 1 3:52pm

Thanks, Treasure. I don’t know Tinn’s, though I know where Newt’s Express is. I’ll check them out.

Anyone have other recommendations?


Gretl
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Posted by @gretlcain, Mon, Oct 9 4:36pm

Have you been to Tonic? It’s across from Saint Mary’s. It is very different than most lunch places. You can get some awesome potato pancakes and borscht!


cathyfraser
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Posted by @cathyfraser, Mon, Oct 9 9:37pm

Try their red velvet torte – it gets the thumbs up from my teenage daughter


Brenda
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Posted by @bjs03, Wed, Apr 5 3:15pm

Have you tried CB3 (Crossings Bistro & Bar) on W Center & 4th Ave NW? They have great burgers, sandwiches, soup and salads. The last time I was there, they offered a discount to Mayo employees so wear your badge.


Burrowes
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Posted by @sandraburrowes, Wed, Apr 5 3:18pm

That’s a great idea, Brenda. I moved across campus and kind of forgot about that little restaurant. They’ve had a few wonderful upgrades in the last couple years (fireplace! social area!) and they added a menu with some terrific-looking selections. Thanks for the reminder–I need to go back.


solucky
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Posted by @solucky, Thu, Aug 31 4:18pm

Their burgers are great!!


Klaus Unger
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Posted by @klausoun, Fri, Apr 14 10:25am

The Porch (The historic train depot) has the best fried chicken in town.


Burrowes
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Posted by @sandraburrowes, Fri, Apr 14 12:08pm

Thanks for the great new referral, @klausoun. Just checked it out and the menu looks great. It’s a half mile walk from my building, which is perfect for summer and just in case I eat any of that tasty fried chicken.


Cjkrecke
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Posted by @cjkrecke, Wed, May 17 8:18pm

I’m a huge fan of Asian food. Mango Tai is one of my favorites which is downtown. Pho Tai has great pho soup and spring rolls and Ichi Tokyo for great sushi. All of them have a very diverse menu with something for everyone. Getting hungry just thinking about it. 🙂


Joel Ott
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Posted by @joelott, Fri, May 19 10:34am

Hey Sandra, what are the ‘same three’ you go to now? They might not be in my rotation. But I don’t want to suggest something you are tired of.


cathyfraser
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Posted by @cathyfraser, Sat, Jul 15 4:42pm

ZZest fans??? FYI – the café (south of Apache Mall) is closing in September. We went last night with vegetarian friends… ordered terrific cauliflower, avocado toast, mushroom pizza.. Hurry if you want to experience them before they close 🙁

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