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UpTown DownTown-Rochester’s East End Theater District-Fridays

Duration: 11am-2pm (3 hours)

Location: UpTown DownTown ...East End Theater District



Group size limited to 12 people
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in...
Tour will start on time due to scheduled tastings.
All food and beverages are included.
Purchase tickets before 9am for that day's tour

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Enjoy Rochester’s City Center through landmark and signature restaurants who contribute to the heartbeat of this vibrant area!

  • Architectural, historical and cultural points of interest are highlighted between every bite
  • Walk throughout this historic and iconic cityscape and get a true flavor of downtown
  • Taste your way through some of the landmark and signature restaurants that have become favorites to many
  • Entertaining tour guides will share points of interest along the way
  • Appreciate the past, present and future on these DownTown streets

Alcohol will be served at some of our tasting stops. Guests must be 21 and present valid ID

Tour takes place rain or shine

Photography encouraged

Tours run Fridays 11am-2pm

What to Expect

Unique and Specially Selected Food Tastings-Our  guided walking food tours through DownTown Rochester offer delicious bites and interesting sites and from parks to theaters and museums to office complexes.   We provide chef selected food tastings  from 6 delicious stops coupled with insightful presentations of Rochester City Center’s cultural, historical and architectural points of interest provided by knowledgeable and entertaining local guides.

The food tastings on this tour are sure to stimulate and satisfy your appetite for a lunch that is full of variety.  Each tasting is carefully selected, prepared and served by some of Rochester’s finest.


Your taste of UpTown DownTown will last about three hours and provide delicious tastings that are an adequate lunch for most.  All food and tastings are included in the ticket price of $68

Cultural, Historic and Architectural Experiences-between the fabulous flavors, you will stroll through parks and walk around featured museums, theaters, office complexes and other neighborhood gems that contribute to the area.



Explore Rochester’s exciting UpTown DownTown. From the culture to the cuisine, you will want to come back for more!

Aunt Rosie’s

Casual, downtown dining, warm, homemade deliciousness Classic Italian with a modern feel

Bar Bantam

All day eatery inspired by California cuisine and seasonal produce with influences from across the globe

Native Eatery and Bar

Casual upscale dining experience featuring locally sourced, New-Age American Cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, microbrew and a vast array of wine

Tournedos Steakhouse

Elegant steakhouse serving dry-aged beef and over 500 wines.

Java’s Cafe

Hip, art-adorned haunt with sidewalk tables and a menu of pastries, fresh coffee and light bites

Max of Eastman Place

Upscale, seasonal American cuisine served in classy surrounds with a lounge and atrium

Where to Meet

We will meet in front of Aunt Rosie’s Restaurant located at 350 E Main Street.

For your convenience, there is complimentary parking in Aunt Rosie’s Parkin get lot directly across the street.

There are other parking garages available near our starting point.

Get Directions

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Pittsford Food Tour:  Parking is available throughout Schoen Place and in lots behind the Public Library.  There is also a parking lot  located behind town hall.

Park Avenue Food Tours:  Park near the intersection of Park Avenue and Vassar Street.    ( Please note posted signs for on- street parking restrictions.)

Neighborhood of the Arts:  There is plenty of parking at Village Gate as their are lots and spaces surrounding the building.  Arrive early to ensure you get a spot in time to meet the tour.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

Wow! I was concerned there would be too much walking. We stopped between short distances and the tour covered an enjoyable route with tastings along the way!

Sally Jordan, Tour Guest, Visitor