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  • First Review
    September 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 26, 2014
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    4.5
 
 
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Nestled in the heart of the Neighborhood Of The Arts, Char Steak & Lounge is located in the newly renovated Strathallan, A DoubleTree by Hilton. A blend of quintessential steakhouse with an opulent, hip ambiance celebrating local artists, Char has something for everyone. <br />With refined and approachable service, the menus offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Featuring our wood-fired grilled steaks to homemade pastas, fresh fish, and masterfully in-house crafted desserts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Food & the atmosphere can't be beat
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you go to Char on a nice evening make sure you come a little early to have a drink on their rooftop. It's one of the best views on the city in Rochester. The food is excellent. My husband and I went back again for our anniversary. We shared two appetizers that were both excellent (wood-grilled smoked calamari and the seasonal heirloom tomatoes). Then we split the 16 oz. Delmonico which the cut in strips for us. A half a lb. each was plenty for us. The sauces on the sides are all good, we had the smoked blue cheese and bacon butter and the green peppercorn brandy sauces, & shared a side. Our waiter was great & recommended a nice, but not too expensive bottle of wine. The only negative thing I would say is the hostess seemed a bit aloof."
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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In the south of France, more precisely in Provence, a cabanon represents an authentic cuisine, usually located in a house's garden, where all the mothers and grandmothers used to cook regional specialties for the entire family and anybody lucky enough to be around at the right place at the right time.<br /><br />The door was always open. Since we had the chance to witness it in our childhood, we wanted to recreate this environment with the same welcoming spirit. So we decided to name our place "OCabanon".<br /><br />“Cave à Manger”, literally means “Cellar to Eat”. In fact, the idea is to bring a nice pairing between wine and food in a cosy place.<br /><br />We want our “Cave à Manger” to be a friendly destination, where anybody can discover love stories between wine and food, share and gossip around a good bottle.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great place to dine near MSG
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I were attending a concert at Madison Square Garden and wanted a place to have dinner prior to the concert in the neighborhood. This was one place I found that was other than a sports bar, so we thought we'd try it. It said it was French and included many small plates and a great wine list, and all that was true. The woman manager made us feel welcome right away and gave us tips on what to order as well as the wine. She checked in on us frequently, but never to much. The food was very good. We especially liked the cheeses and charcuteries plate. Will definitely visit again if in the neighborhood. Great value as well. Save room for the creme brulee!"
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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