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300 First

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American, Bar
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300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
+1 507-281-2451
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here on a first date. The waiter was very friendly and the food was phenomenal. Would definitely go here again.

Thank Jstaff21
Owatonna, Minnesota
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere to go along with great martini's and great food. The service was good but not great on our most recent visit. Expect slightly more professional service when you are paying these prices. Will definitely go again and recommend if you are looking for a nice place.

Thank TheMonte
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a steak that was cooked to order. Service was above average food taste was ok but they were quite proud of mashed potatoes and cream corn that were ok but didn't add a lot of value to the meal

Thank rodney w
Midlothian, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I'm going to start this by saying I consider myself to be a foodie. My husband and I love a venture into new restaurants, of any cuisine. We have had great food from a side of the road shack to 5 Stars restaurants. Food is our hobbie. While visiting family in Rochester, my niece made reservations for us at 300... More 

Thank Ceitruadh
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Reasonable choice for starters and main courses at correct prices. Have been there a couple of times on business dinners. The seating could be more comfortable, but generally cosy atmosphere where you can actually hold a conversation without being too loud. Service is average.

Thank stol77
Falcon Heights, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had to try this place we had been hearing rave reviews. I am not sure but I think we must have hit them on a bad day. The service was sluggish and the food was not all we had expected. We will likely try again to see it that was the case. Maybe our expectations were too high?

Thank DontAskCuzIwillTellU
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

we decided to go to the restaurant and try a new place. It was sat. night and not too busy. we had to shag down some to get us a table although we had reservations. it was early and not all that busy but the greeter was over with some friends. Got our table and some water. Waited 20 min... More 

Thank clipper13
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A gift card from friends to this great place found us celebrating our anniversary with something new. Loved the atmosphere, right off the bat! Excellent service- attentive without being pesky, informative, and genuinely nice. My pear martini was pure bliss in a glass, and both of our entrees and sides were beautifully presented, plentiful, and really delicious. Thinking we just... More 

Thank Janelltheowl .
Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The ambiance can't be beat. Our server was perfect. Had the cabbage rolls as apps, which were very good. I had butternut squash ravioli, which overall was good but a bit overpowered by the walnuts. My husband had the ribeye; the meat was well prepared on a bed of fried potatoes, which were quite salty. My husband is always on... More 

Thank Momof4teensTKJN
Byron, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We've been going to 300 First for many years and have always felt they were a consistent and high quality restaurant. Not tonight. The service was outstanding as usual. Friendly wait staff and attentive. The tomato basil soup was luke warm although still tasty. The filet Wellington was definitely not to the level they're known for. It was prepared to... More 

Thank German1793

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-281-2451

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?