Former Location
2735 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY, 14618

See Gone, But Not Forgotten

They closed in January 2014.


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2013-05-13 17:11:07   When will they open? —karlos

2013-06-03 11:45:53   I've dined at Rumi's now 4 times. Each time, the incredible food speaks for itself. Service was attentive and owners are hard at work with their staff. Freebies are common so as to try new items and I truly believe this is a great addition to Monroe Ave. The diversity of Mediterranean dishes is impressive. It's nice to have a menu with items I've yet to try. Falafel was insanely good. The meats are all hormone free, organic. Free range, vegetarian fed chicken, even the beef shish is filet mignon. Who does that?! Loved it. I cannot say enough good things. I tried their doner (gyro) kebab yesterday...yep, Rumi's is here to stay! WOW! This place defines authentic cuisine!

To finish my meal off, I had kunafe for the first time (OMG AMAZING!) and the baklava was out of this world. I was full and tried their vanilla bean ice cream...finished the whole scoop. I should have stopped but wanted to try their coffee and the Lavazza coffee is enough for me to go there often considering the price for it is CHEAP and the quality superior to ****bucks. YAY for Rumi's Grill & Cafe, I'm spinning like a dervish for more!

PS - there is no cork fee if guests want to bring their favorite bottle along with them to dine. —drmarkers

2013-06-03 19:23:36   Open only a few days and you've been there 4 times already huh. I smell a rat. Intelligent internetziens will already know to take the above review with a big grain of salt... Methinks I'll wait for a few more, unbiased opinions to pop up. —DottieHoffmann

2013-06-29 13:01:15   I very much enjoyed my first experience at Rumi's. It is Turkish, not the same old Lebanese/generic Mediterranean that is so common in Rochester. Lots of interesting seasonings to experience. The food was excellent and plentiful and the service was good. I particularly enjoyed the Turkish sausage, the meatballs (a special of the day), and the salad with house made vinaigrette. I am looking forward to trying their breakfast. —RachaelT

2014-01-11 11:58:56   We tried Rumi's last Summer just after they opened and the experience was a bit uneven. We went back last night for another try and had a delightful experience. The decor is decidedly post-Pizza Hut, but there are some nice posters hanging and Turkish music playing. We started by sharing a huge portion of their special eggplant appetizer and it was the perfect combination of cold roasted eggplant and tomato, with herbs and a sweet/tart kick. That dish was worth the trip itself. I had the adana kabob which was perfectly cooked and seasoned, with just a little kick to make it interesting. The roasted potatoes and side salad were both very well done. My partner had the chicken donor over Israeli couscous which were both nicely seasoned, but the texture of the thinly shaved chicken seemed a little odd. Service was prompt and personable. Prices seem reasonable for the quality and portion size. While the food was very tasty, my personal pet peeve is that it was not presented to look like the pictures of it on the menu. —jgerek

2014-02-01 01:50:48   I heard few days ago that they are no longer in business and they closed the restaurant. —dennisptak

2014-02-07 08:38:00   Drove by last night and it was dark, it's a shame, I thought the food was quite good. —karlos

2014-02-08 12:43:03   Called the phone number and no answer. Probably GBNF already? 7 months only. —Damiankumor