125 White Spruce Blvd, Brighton NY, 14623
Across from MCC
|Hours (as of January 2012)|
|Monday - Thursday: 4:00PM to 10:30PM|
|Friday: 4:00PM to 11:30PM|
|Saturday: 1:00PM to 11:30PM|
|Sunday: 12:00PM to 10:00PM|
|Bar open past Midnight|
|585 424 4242|
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2008-03-02 19:35:43 Ugh. Please have one nice steak that is a reasonable size. Please. —ClareDygert
2008-03-10 20:43:09 Not very great at all. The Delmonico steak is absolutely nothing special, in fact, I'm not sure I'd feed it to my dog. The pasta on the side was nasty, right out undercooked and rubbery—and the meat sauce is too meaty and hardly saucy at all. I'd recommend heading over to McDonald's for a better piece of meat. —LincolnComet
2008-03-22 09:12:24 Great atmosphere, VERY expensive and what can i say? about a chain and frozen food prepared in factory 1,000 miles away! crap! and a long wait to eat crap! —JohnLance
2008-03-24 09:30:53 I'm not going to say it is the best place ever, but I don't think the food is prepared 1,000 miles away - it is a chain that is in upstate new york only. I have also never had to wait. —SaraChristine
2008-04-11 14:40:11 This is place is waaaay too crowded and packed to enjoy a meal with anyone other than the person you're sitting directly next to. The food is good, my husband loves the lasagna and I'm partial to the sliced sirloin. The cannolis are alright (I've had better) but the Tiramisu was awesome! The hostesses - the ones dressed up like little hoochie mobsterettes were a little snippy and the waitstaff made themselves scarce. We never had to wait long the one time we did have to wait, but I wouldn't ever wait longer than just a few minutes to eat here. This was a good place to come with picky eaters considering their run-of-the-mill Italian-American fare. —StephanieTodd
2008-05-06 16:09:04 My namesake Delmonico Steak was awful and my pasta wasnt too great either.
The place makes me sick to my stomach to look at, its a big Italian cliche. If you love the Sopranos, then you will love Delmonicos. The commercials are worse.
I wont be back. —MrRochester
2008-07-06 16:51:54 Yawn. Chicken marsala was not good. Hubby's steak was mediocre at best. For those prices, you're much better off at Hawthorne's. —DGandDJ
2008-07-29 09:27:24 Wow, reading these comments makes me wonder if we're talking about the same restaurant! I have always been a huge fan of this place. Overall I've tried three or four different dishes here and I was very happy every time. The Delmonico steak was always cooked close to perfect. (It has gone downhill though, I think - as the last time I was there I think I ended up cutting out close to half the steak in fat.) Another dish my girlfriend and I love is Frutti de Mare. Love it! Another dish I tried was the lasagna, and once again, a big hit. I have been to most of the Italian restaurants in Rochester and I would choose Delmonico's any day!
And, the waitresses are hot, even my girlfriend took note!
The only major annoyance is that for a place that wants to appear more upscale, they have way too many Applebee's-like Happy Birthday jingles with a whole bunch of uninspired personnel with sparklers come out chanting something indiscernible but very very loud and present the recipient with a dessert. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this place. —JeffStetz
2008-12-04 00:06:30 Ordered steaks and pasta. This place should not have "steakhouse" in its name. The steak tasted just like the far below par "steaks" of Applebee's or TGIF type of restaurants. The pasta was bland and average, though I can't say much to its authenticity or taste since I haven't visited Italy or had an Italian family's homemade dinner. Our party of four waited for over an hour for a seat despite watching over 5 other parties come in after us and be seated before us. Although the manager and hostesses gave poor service to us, the waiter was very nice, though he was an RIT student as our party was.
Our rating: Bad food, (mostly) bad service. —JenFromDC
2008-12-04 15:52:34 My brother and I came here last weekend for Thanksgiving, and while he enjoyed his Shrimp Scampi, I was less than enthused overall. Bread was good, but cold, the salad, while at least not just chunks of iceberg in a glass bowl, wasn't anything to write home about, and the Chicken Marsala that I had was tender - but lacking in any essence of Marsala about it. The angel hair pasta was good, and nothing was horrible - just not exceptional.
On the good side, the service was pretty good. I'd give the place another try - but it's not on my go-to list, really. —ScottTaylor
2009-01-30 19:33:31 wonderful, wonderful. every single thing on the menu is made to order, just the way you want it, including the hand cut meats (steaks, pork, chicken). nothing is microwaved, or pre-prepared. the steaks are obviously of high quality. the place is busy for a reason... it's unrealistic to expect a popular restaurant to seat you right away on a saturday night. i'm a regular and have tried many entrees on the menu...never been disappointed. —pbjilly
2009-03-22 21:37:35 i actually just left from having dinner here .I am in the restaurant business myself so i seem to look a little closer at the food and service..We had a waiter named Jordan which by far was the best waiter i have ever had ever,polite,attentive,knowledgeable all in all great server.we had the Delmonico and i had the fillet Mignon and again i have to say it was delicious!!!!I was very impressed and will recommend and return to dine hear again.. —G.Soklaropoulos
2010-03-06 15:13:26 The food here in my opinion is good. The Delmonico is great. Just writing about it has my mouth watering. Its a great value as well. Get it with the sauteed onions mushrooms and hot peppers, its out of this world. We have never had a bad meal here. The feel is more chain then traditional Italian. Great place to take the family. —tabascograz
2010-05-31 08:28:49 I don't think this restaurant really knows what it is. The website plays it off as a reasonably nice Italian Steakhouse, but when you walk inside, the walls are covered with tacky characatures and you're presented a paper menu. The food wasn't awful, but the presentation sucked. I got the Delmonico and it was tasty, but just served on a plate just big enough for it with no garnish or anything. Same goes for the Fillet Mignon! I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again, but I wouldn't avoid it either. Save yourself the money and sanity and go to a nice steakhouse if you want a great steak. Save this place for family outings. —adamg
2010-10-27 01:13:01 I thought the food was fantastic, but the decor and music were really tacky. Will return again for the excellent steak and Italian cuisine. —SargtGrumbles
2011-02-12 11:21:00 The food was very good. Steak was perfectly cooked. I had seafood over pasta and I thought the portion was reasonable and the seafood was fresh. We had the "pasta chip" appetizer which is their Italian take on nachos. It was too light on toppings.
The atmosphere (read that as volume) was intolerable. I couldn't hear the waitress at all. Had to shout at my dinner companion, and we were in a booth! The servers were all nice but I don't know how working there is going to affect their hearing. I would never go back here unless it was off hours and nearly empty.
Also, from the ads I had seen, I told my companion "no jeans." Wow, what a mistake. This place does NOT have an upscale steakhouse environment. Everyone was totally casual, in jeans, and there were LOTS of kids. I agree with some other review that this is more like an Applebees than a high end steakhouse. —AmyLa
2011-11-21 16:19:28 This is a review I originally posted on Yelp:
Well, I would say that the Delmonico steak (their signature dish) is quite good, and is a decent deal as well. Unfortunately, just about everything else on the menu is a disappointment, so don't expect much if you don't want a steak.
The bar seems to be the big money-maker here, and it's always packed with people, who usually seem to have been drinking for a while, and are starting to get loud and tipsy. God only knows what this place is like later at night, but the din from the bar at 7 is usually awful.
2012-06-08 23:03:08 BEST CHICKEN FRENCH IN ROCHESTER HANDS DOWN NO ONE CAN TOUCH THEM AND THERE DELMONICO STEAK IS TE BEST IN THE WORLD...... —FOODCRITIC1977
2012-12-27 15:48:55 I love the server who recommended the Sliced Sirloin the first time I went there. It is truly AMAZING. I get it without the mushrooms but the sauce is to die for! I regularly crave it! I wish I was richer so i could eat there weekly! —ClarissaBrown
2013-02-03 13:35:47 I really wanted to like this place. The service was fine but the food was mediocre. We were promptly seated on a busy saturday night which was great. however we were halfway through our salads when all of our entrees showed up. I ordered Chicken Sinatra which was luke warm and not served as described on the menu. It had smoked pork in it! I do not eat pork. Huge disappointment. my husband got the Delmonico steak which was served rare instead of medium. the food would have probably been better if it was at least served on time and hot. Dessert however was very good. We got the tiramisu. Probably will not be returning. —NewtonNola
2015-12-10 10:48:34 Went here for a group dinner over the summer. I wasn't too impressed. A cool atmosphere, but I though the food was mediocre. May try again at some point. —DE
2015-12-22 19:08:47 My wife and I go here all the time. Delmonicos is always our first choice. The east Utica greens are amazing!!! I usually order the mixed grill as an entrée. And as for NewtonNola, if you don't eat pork then you probably shouldn't order things that have prosciutto on them because prosciutto is an Italian dry cured ham. And I hope we all know ham is pork. The chicken Sinatra is my wife's favorite. Learn to read a menu. —TheBiz
2021-10-11 21:19:27 Food was good, prices are moderate. Not sure why the waitresses need to wear short-shorts and black panty hose. Well, I know why, but it's as overt as I have seen aside from Hooters. I'm a generous patron, so it bugs me when the manager uses tricks to try to make me spend more. Everything was good, nothing was fantastic. I had to remind the waitress I ordered an appetizer. Any bar will serve multiple brands of liquor, so I don't understand why they can't serve both Coke and Pepsi. To FOODCRITIC1977, no one beats Phillip's European for Chicken French. —GaryGocek
2021-10-11 21:20:15 Food was good, prices are moderate. Not sure why the waitresses need to wear short-shorts and black panty hose. Well, I know why, but it's as overt as I have seen aside from Hooters. I'm a generous patron, so it bugs me when the manager uses tricks to try to make me spend more. Everything was good, nothing was fantastic. I had to remind the waitress I ordered an appetizer. Any bar will serve multiple brands of liquor, so I don't understand why they can't serve both Coke and Pepsi. To FOODCRITIC1977, no one beats Phillip's European for Chicken French. —GaryGocek