Restaurants near me in Rochester NY area: Summer 2021 guide

After more than a year of cooking the same rotation of dishes and eating lukewarm takeout, people are eager to head out to restaurants, which are bustling with a heady sense of normalcy.

It’s fair to assume that you have have missed new restaurant openings or the restaurants that closed. Read on for our guide to where to go and news about the Rochester dining and drinking scene.

This guide will be updated — check back as we add more.

— Tracy Schuhmacher, food and drink reporter

Rochester-area restaurants

Here’s the latest on restaurants and other places to eat and drink in Rochester and the surrounding area:

Velvet Belly, the new seafood-focused restaurant in the Rochester Public Market, is simply gorgeous, with 20-foot ceilings, a striking rectangular bar anchoring the middle and a busy kitchen in back. The food and beverages are beautiful too. Here’s what to expect

Yanhuang Gourmet, a new Chinese restaurant in Perinton, serves authentic Chinese dumplings and other dishes. Plus, it has a golf course view