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Best of Rochester 2015: Food & Drink 

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NOTE: Runners up listed in alphabetical order

Best Place for a Pizza Slice

Pontillo's. Many area locations. pontillospizza.com

Runners up: Acme Bar & Pizza | The Pizza Stop | Salvatore's


Best Pizza

Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria. 573 South Clinton Avenue, 232-8558; 687 Moseley Road, Fairport, 223-5250; napawoodfired.com

Runners up: Mark's Pizzeria | The Pizza Stop | Pontillo's


Best Gourmet Burger

The Gate House. 274 North Goodman Street, 473-2090, thegatehousecafe.com

Runners up: American Burger Bar | Blu Wolf Bistro | Restaurant Good Luck


Best Barbecue

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. 99 Court Street, 325-7090, dinosaurbarbque.com

Runners up: Good Smoke | Sticky Lips | Texas Bar-B-Q Joint


Best Hots Restaurant

Dogtown. 691 Monroe Avenue, 271-6620, dogtownhots.com

Runners up: Fairport Hots | Mark's Texas Hots | Nick Tahou's Hots


Best Wings

Jeremiah's Tavern. 1104 Monroe Avenue, 461-1313; 2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield, 377-2233; 2200 Buffalo Road, Gates, 247-0022; jeremiahstavern.com

Runners up: The Distillery | Mark's Pizzeria | Windjammers


Best Bar Food

Jeremiah's Tavern. 1104 Monroe Avenue, 461-1313; 2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield, 377-2233; 2200 Buffalo Road, Gates, 247-0022; jeremiahstavern.com

Runners up: Acme Bar & Pizza | Marshall Street Bar & Grill | Tap and Mallet


Best Fish Fry

The Old Toad. 277 Alexander Street, 232-2626, theoldtoad.com

Runners up: Bill Gray's | Captain Jim's Fish Market | Tap and Mallet


Best Restaurant for a Rochester "Plate"

Nick Tahou's Hots. 320 West Main Street, 436-0184, garbageplate.com

Runners up: Dogtown | Mark's Texas Hots | Wimpy's Burger Basket


Best Breakfast Sandwich

Jines Restaurant. 658 Park Avenue, 461-1280, jinesrestaurant.com

Runners up: Hart's Local Grocers | Scott's II | Village Bakery and Café


Best Bagel

Balsam Bagels. 288 North Winton Road, 482-5080, balsambagels.com

Runners up: Bagel Land | Brownstein's Deli & Bakery | Wegmans


Best Brunch

Jines Restaurant. 658 Park Avenue, 461-1280, jinesrestaurant.com

Runners up: The Frog Pond | Mario's | The Owl House


Best Dessert

Cheesy Eddie's. 602 South Avenue, 473-1300, cheesyeddies.com

Runners up: Chocolate & Vines | Phillips European Restaurant | Scratch Bakeshop


Best Ice Cream/Frozen Custard/Frozen Yogurt

Abbott's Frozen Custard. Many area locations. abbottscustard.com

Runners up: Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream | LuGia's | Pittsford Farms Dairy


Best Food Cart/Food Truck

Le Petit Poutine. @lepetitpoutine, facebook.com/lepetitpoutine

Runners up: Marty's Meats | The Meatball Truck Co. | Stingray SushiFushion


Best Diner

Highland Park Diner. 960 South Clinton Avenue, 461-5040, highland-park-diner.com

Runners up: James Brown's Place | Jay's Diner | South Wedge Diner


Best Mexican Restaurant

Salena's. 302 North Goodman Street, 256-5980, salenas.com

Runners up: Itacate | La Casa | Monte Alban


Best Italian Restaurant

Mr. Dominic's. 4699 Lake Avenue, 730-5444; 99 South Main Street, Fairport, 598-3988; mrdominics.com

Runners up: Mario's | Guido's Pasta Villa | Osteria Rocco


Best Indian Restaurant

India House. Many area locations. indiahouse.com

Runners up: Amaya | Tandoor of India | Thali of India


Best Mediterranean Restaurant

Aladdin's. Many area locations. myaladdins.com

Runners up: Olive's Greek Taverna | Sinbad's | Voula's Greek Sweets


Best Caribbean Restaurant

Havana Cabana. 289 Alexander Street, 232-1333, havanacabanaroc.com

Runners up: D'Mangu | Natural Vibes Jerk Hut | Peppa Pot


Best Asian Restaurant

The King & I. 1455 East Henrietta Road, 427-8090, thekingandithaicuisine.com

Runners up: Chen Garden | Flavors of Asia | Han Noodle Bar


Best Sushi

California Rollin'. 274 North Goodman Street, 271-8990; 1000 North River Street, 271-8920; californiarollin.com

Runners up: Plum House | Shiki | Wegmans


Best Vegetarian/Vegan Eats

The Owl House. 75 Marshall Street, 360-2920, owlhouserochester.com

Runners up: Aladdin's | Natural Oasis | The Red Fern


Best Restaurant for Delivery

Mark's Pizzeria. Many area locations. markspizzeria.com

Runners up: Chen Garden | Salvatore's | Sol Burrito


Best Buffet

Mario's. 2740 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, 271-1111, mariosit.com

Runners up: Espada Brazilian Steak | Tandoor of India | Thali of India


Best Regular Cup of Coffee

Java's Café. 16 Gibbs Street, 232-4820, javascafe.com

Runners up: Boulder Coffee Co. | Joe Bean Coffee Roasters | Pour Coffee Parlor


Best Specialty Coffee

Java's Café. 16 Gibbs Street, 232-4820, javascafe.com

Runners up: Fuego | Joe Bean Coffee Roasters | Pour Coffee Parlor


Best Barista

Rory Van Grol (Ugly Duck and Joe Bean). 1344 University Avenue, 319-5279, joebeanroasters.com; uglyduckcoffee.com

Runners up: John Cannon (Pour Coffee Parlor) | Tony Colon (Fuego) | Mario Rocchio (Pour Coffee Parlor) | Peter Sapia (Café Sasso)


Best Outdoor Dining

Genesee Brew House. 25 Cataract Street, 263-9200, geneseebeer.com/brewhouse

Runners up: Aladdin's | Napa Wood Fired Pizza | TRATA


Best Cheap Eats

Dogtown. 691 Monroe Avenue, 271-6620, dogtownhots.com

Runners up: Aladdin's | John's Tex-Mex | Marshall Street Bar & Grill


Best Service

Restaurant Good Luck. 50 Anderson Avenue, 340-6161, restaurantgoodluck.com

Runners up: Orbs Restaurant & Bar | Osteria Rocco | The Revelry


Best New Restaurant

ButaPub. 315 Gregory Street, 563-6241, butapub.com

Runners up: Grappa | The Cub Room | Vive Bistro & Bakery

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