Serves meat, veg options available. Fine dining Californian cuisine restaurant in the Village Gate Square. Everything is made in-house. Offers a few vegetarian choices, including a lentil-quinoa veggie burger. Park at Rochester Works. Price: Expensive more-less
American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
274 N Goodman St
Rochester, New York 14607

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by KarenSchiltzPhotog
  • vegan

Minimal Vegan Choices

Posted on 01 / 26 / 2014

Lento is more concerned with being a local then it is with being vegan. There was only one vegan item on the menu and several vegetarian items amid an extremely meat heavy menu.

The menu changes often so your experience when local veggies are in season may vary from ours in the middle of winter.

If you are brought here by a group of omnivores, you will likely find one entree to choose and perhaps some other items you can alter. Not recommended for vegans on general though.

Pros: Nice space, Local food
Cons: Meat, meat, meat, Few vegan choices , $$
  • vegetarian

Just a note..

Posted on 03 / 16 / 2013

For the true vegans out there or for those who are animal-conscious, note that this restaurant serves items like Foie gras and "duck fat fries". Although they appear to also offer some vegetarian choices, this might be enough to keep many vegans from even wanting to look. I was looking on Happy Cow for vegan-friendly restaurants in Rochester, and there are a number of TRULY vegan-friendly ones out there (look at Owl House and John's Tex-Mex). If the fact that they offer these very animal UNfriendly items to diners does not bother you, then click away. But if I can save anyone the time, I know I would have appreciated reading this note before going to their website.

Pros: some veggie choices
Cons: very UNvegan menu items


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Last updated: 2014/02/24


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