"When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it. Then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: to make people happy."

"that is what cooking is all about"
- Thomas Keller


Lisa M.

Worth every dollar! I wouldn't wait for a special event to go. Make a reservation now before they are booked out for weeks. Chef Joseph is an artist with a passion for what he does.

It was an experience. I loved it.



Jeff G.

I wanted to thank you and your staff for putting together an amazing meal/experience for our group last night.

I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I've ever had!

Have a wonderful Christmas/New Year!
Best, Jeff G.


Carl B.

Pittsford NY has scored some gold with this one. The Kitchen is a rare treat of a dining experience.


Clare D.

I've eaten everywhere and The Kitchen is in a class by itself. You may think the price tag is too steep for even splurge, but you would be wrong! The menu was perfect and every dish masterful. I will be thinking of the halibut with my last breath. Thank you for a wonderful evening!



We just wanted to reach out after last night and say that that was probably the best experience we've had in the past few weeks.

Having something as important and essential to who we are-THE FOOD-go so smooth and feel so natural was a huge blessing. We just hope that you were able to get a good vibe from us and know that we are beyond appreciative of the attention and interest you having in making, not only our wedding awesome-but also the rehearsal dinner. This is huge.

This is just such an essential aspect for us and we couldn't be happier with both of you, your approach, and how well your personality meld with our own!

You guys seem to under-promise and blow our minds with your ideas and your execution. So thank you, truly.



Hey Guys,
The party was perfect! Thanks so much for all you did - you create so much more than a menu. Thanks for helping us celebrate another year. -Cheers, Meaghann


This is fine dining, Rochester. If you are looking for a fine dining experience in little old Rocha-cha that makes you feel like you're in a culinary capital of the world, this is your restaurant. It's not so much a restaurant as it is an interactive performance. From the construction and dialogue on your seven courses at the table-side bar to the whirling dance of the wait staff, The Kitchen executes its craft at a level very few (if any) other restaurants in Rochester can compare.


Amazing experience with the woman of my dreams.. I fell in love with her in your restaurant! Pretty incredible..