Tournedo's Restaurant

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26 Broadway Street, Rochester, NY 14607 [Directions]
Hours (as of December 2015)
Monday - Friday: 11:30AM to 3:00PM
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Friday/Saturday: 5:00PM to 11:00PM
585 232 3595
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Tournedo's Restaurant is an upscale restaurant located in the historic Inn On Broadway on Broadway Street in downtown. In 2011, the Rochester Business Journal has ranked the steakhouse has having the second highest average entree price of all the area fine dining restaurants.

Does dry aged beef sound more like a delicacy than a health risk to you? If so, then this restaurant is for you. Upon being seated you will have your choice of three different types of water: mineral, sparkling, or mystery water. The restaurant's interior is decorated with photo-like original paintings depicting bottles of wine! Wow!

In addition to valet parking, and a live pianist at the bar, the sugar packets are custom printed to display the restaurant's name! They are also of non-standard dimensions (much longer and more slender than those familiar to the lower classes).


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2006-06-10 16:12:40   Best service in ROC, when we went. Probably would get a lot of the 'pretentious' comments - but hey, $70 for steak is going to draw ire from the masses. My dry-aged slab of meat was quite good, for steak, and enough to last another meal, so that price works out to be normal. I haven't recommended this to anyone else, though. Most might feel a little 'set up' upon seeing the prices. —ChristineLeo

2007-03-24 19:06:05   I went here tonight for dinner, and I was determined not to spend *too* much money, so before going, I made the decision to skip right to the entree and avoid desserts and wine. I don't recall seeing any $70 steaks on the menu (although I believe there was one around $60), but sides are all a la carte—$6 for vegetables and $5 for potatoes of various kinds—so it adds up a bit. I ordered a hanger steak that came with 3 jumbo shrimp, and it was excellent. It was extremely tender on the inside and just a bit hard on the outside, just how I like it. I got the house steak sauce with it, which tasted like a lighter, sweeter version of A1. On the side, I got homefries with pancetta, and they were somehow much tastier than typical diner homefries. My dining companion got a dry-aged strip steak with a side of asparagus. He described the steak as "very flavorful with a nice charred outside". I took a few bites and also found it quite good. The waiter wheeled over an impressive dessert cart taller than him (it included several shelves of ports, dessert wines, and grappa) and we sadly declined dessert this time around. They looked delicious, though. I really liked the decor—the chairs were extremely comfortable. The service was very good as well. I really liked the bread, and the truffles served with the check were heavenly. Tournedos definitely has "upscale" prices, but at least based on tonight's experience, I think you get what you pay for. When I have a bit more to spend, I'd love to go back and try out the appetizers and desserts as well. —RachelBlumenthal

2007-06-21 07:00:50   Yes, it's a bit pretentious, and decor a little corporate, but the food is top-notch and so is the wine list. The prices gall me, though... this restaurant is expensive by NYC standards! Go if you're on expense account, or recently inherited a million $$. —GilMcKay

2007-08-31 10:58:09   I have eaten here twice now and have enjoyed both meals. The prices are not going to run you more than some chain steakhouse like Mortons, Houstons, or Ruth Chris and this food is not mass produced.

I enjoyed my steak at Peter Geyer and Max Chophouse a little more, but there was nothing wrong with my meal at Tournedos.

The ambiance is a drastic improvement over the old smoking lounge at the Inn on Broadway, the wine cellar on the side is cool, all except for the cheesy pictures of wine bottles on the walls. —MrRochester

2008-01-13 21:03:35   What can I say? Absolutely gorgeous meal,wonderful ambiance and excellent service. Yes, perhaps a bit pricey but not for those who can afford it. So, if that is the case make it an anniversary date with that special someone.Great place to splurge when you can.(have you tried the macaroni and cheese? I have a new found love for that dish!) —HeidiAnn

2008-01-24 22:31:07   We've had nothing but good experiences here. The service has always been quite good and the food excellent (one of the few decent crab cakes in town). It certainly isn't cheap but I'd say it's in line with other higher-end places in the area. Less intimate (i.e., more suitable for dining out with friends) than a Rooney's. —JohnCocktosten

2008-02-02 11:14:23   Food is OK, service is good, but it's not worth the prices you pay. I can get a steak just as good for half the price elsewhere. Nice place to go if you're trying to impress someone but the food alone isn't going to do it. —BrianWinton

2008-10-10 07:34:32   This is hands down, the best place to go for steak in Rochester. I've been there twice (about 4 months apart) and both times the steak was perfect (ordered "medium" with some pink on the inside both times). Amazing. —AlisonBoncha

2009-10-07 09:03:12   My husband, father-in-law and I had dinner there Monday, October 5, 2009. When my FIL couldn't locate his reading glasses to look at the menu one of the staff brought him a pair to borrow. What service! We ordered off the prix fixe menu: my husband and FIL ordered steak and I ordered the ahi tuna. We were all extremely pleased with the food quality, portion size and excellent service. I will definitely bring future visitors from out of town to Tournedo's to show off one of Rochester's finest restaurants! —KristyGlick

2010-04-11 11:47:56   My wife and I recently dined at Tournedo's. I agree with earlier posts that it may have the best service in Rochester. I had a steak tartare appetizer that was fantastic! The beef literally melted in my mouth. The wine selection was outstanding and the staff very attentive and accomodating. The particular dining room we were in was a bit cold. A few of the guests complained and the wait staff immediately turned up the heat and offered everyone in the room free coffee or tea. There were one or two items on the menu that caused sticker shock but if you spend your time at an upscale restaurant studying the prices, you probably shouldn't be dining there in the first place. The atmoshphere was perfect for a romantic date with my wife. —Ln1978

2010-04-29 11:54:23   This place is five times better than 2vine as far as upscale restaurants go. The dry-aged porterhouse, mashed potatoes, and asparagus were awesome. Not as good as Ruth Chris Steakhouse (for those of you who are familiar), but pretty close. I would visit again. —ytbh

2010-09-16 23:39:40   Absolutely one of the best restaurants in town. Impeccable service (especially if you request Leo), and they have the best fish entrees I have had in Rochester. The prices are well worth it. —PMazur

2011-03-07 13:44:47   In one word, I would describe this restaurant as pretentious. The food was good, no complaints but was my husbands steak $40 good? Meh... I had the chicken which at $20 I could have cooked 2 organic free range chickens at home. Overpriced? Yes. If you are celebrating a special occasion, I might recommend this place, but I have issues with restaurants that charge this much for "fine dining." Even our visit to Michael Symon's restaurant in Cleveland was less expensive and we had apps, a main course AND dessert!!! The waiter we had was not very attentive. With maybe 5 other tables in the restaurant, I would think that he could be just slightly more attentive, we had to wait around 15-20 mins just for him to come and take our order and then waited at least 45 min for our food which was luke warm. I also have an issue with the sides being "a la carte." If I am going to pay $40 for a steak, it should at least come with some veg on the side. Charging another $12 for a starch and a veg is ridiculous to me. Definitely an experience, but not one we will be returning to any time soon. We can find food just as good at other places, or I could just cook the same thing at home for way less! I could get Wagyu beef at wegmans for less money, and it tastes better! —MinaLoy

2011-09-05 21:36:04   Have to agree with Pmazur, Leo is perhaps the best waiter in town. Knows his food, knows his wine, respects his customers but not afraid to express his opinion. Had the seafood starter and the porterhouse (don't remember the wine, someone else chose with Leo's help but is was excellent). Great experience. Mark was great at the bar also. —sieats

2014-02-03 15:40:26   I've been to the lounge here twice for a glass of wine and appetizers before heading over to the RPO for an evening and I won't be back. The food was very good, but the service was nowhere near what I would expect at an establishment of that level. Even though the bartender had plenty of time to sit around and chitchat, it took over 40 minutes to get a check, resulting in missing the first performance of the evening. 40 minutes from the time we asked for the check for it to be delivered to our hands, plus an extra 20 for her to come back and take a card. If it had happened once, or if the bar was completely slammed, I would feel a little more understanding, but that wasn't the case. —LauraShum