What’s New In 2017




Tony D’s, 288 Exchange Blvd, Rochester (585) 340-6200

Good news for fans of this popular Restaurant and Bar. Earlier this week Tony D’s reopened in it’s original location in Corn Hill.  It’s now owned and operated by the owners of the City Grill and the new City Tavern (mentioned below) and welcome’s the return of Tony D’s popular chef, Jay Speranza. Just under a year ago, the restaurant closed due to the untimely and unrelated death of both co-owners leaving the restaurant in legal limbo.  With coal-fired pizza, authentic Italian dishes and it’s warm atmosphere, it’s here just in time to get this year off to a good start!



del Lago Resort & Casino, Exit 41 NY State Thruway

del Lago Resort & Casino opened February 1, bringing a touch of Vegas closer to home.  If you haven’t had a chance to go yet, or if you haven’t seen it all, enjoy this first look video taking you inside del Lago.  The $440 million 205-room hotel (opening this summer), spa and casino includes a banquet facility, several restaurants, lounges, and a 2,400 person entertainment center.  A spa will open this spring. The crown gem of the dining options is Portico by Fabio Viviani which opens this weekend. Viviani is a Top Chef All Star restaurateur, and author.  Another dining highlight is the Farmers Market Buffet which harvests the freshest locally-sourced produce, fruits, dairy products, meats and more from the most reputable growers in the Finger Lakes region.  Complimenting this theme is Savor New York— MacKenzie-Childs at del Lago, a unique retail outlet where local vendors bring the Finger Lakes region directly to del Lago patrons with a wide variety of local fruits, cheeses, baked goods, wines and beers, and other area specialties, and MacKenzie-Childs and Jay Strongwater products.  The casino features 2,000 slot machines and 89 gaming tables, including 12 poker tables. Good news for our economy- Del Lago created 1,800 construction jobs and 1,800 permanent jobs, and will generate more than $90 million annually for New York state and local governments.  It is sure to be a popular day trip or overnight stay less than an hour from Rochester.



Vesta’s Roman Hearth, 274 North Goodman St. in the Village Gate, Rochester (585) 473-0050

When in Rome….Vesta’s Roman Hearth opened this week at the former site of the Gate House in the Village Gate by the same owners (see our post from last spring to read about the new Gate House).  Named for Vesta, the Roman goddess of the hearth, the food is prepared just as she would want- with flame as the cooking technique using the high heat and aromatic wood to produces dishes only found in, well, Rome!  Serving dinners currently, enjoy nightly dinner specials and on Tuesday enjoy your favorite wine on bring your own bottle night.



The Lounge, 9 South Main Street, Pittsford (585) 310-2467

Next door to, and operated by the owners of The Kitchen in Pittsford, The Lounge opened just before the holidays.  The cozy space specializes in tapas and craft cocktails. The menu includes small portions of seasonally inspired dishes prepared by the same chef from the Kitchen, Chef Cipolla.  The food is delicious as are the cocktails.  Try the margarita. They are open Tues.-Sat. evenings.



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City Tavern, 7635 Route 96, Victor (585) 398-8811

The owners of The City Grill, opened the City Tavern, in Victor.  A upscale sports bar where you can enjoy your favorite game, lunch or dinner.  We now have a new place to stop after shopping at Eastview (and who doesn’t need a drink after that??), or a place to enjoy the sun playing hooky from work on a Friday (or Thursday…) afternoon during the summer.



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