Hitting 53 years in business, Mt. Hope Diner is a family-owned and -run spot that hits all of the markers for enduring success.
Zoc's Gourmet Burgers and Shakes offers a number of specialty burgers as well as wings, po' boys, Philly steaks, veggie burgers, custom fries, and quesadillas.
At the Latin Fusion-focused MamaJuana Roc you can get traditional, signature, or contemporary dishes, and there's a sushi roll version of the Rochester plate.
Caramel Bakery and Bar is a cheerful, sweet-smelling alternative to many of the city's nighttime haunts. Wednesday through Saturday it's a great after-dinner spot for dessert and a nightcap or two, and its Sunday brunch is providing a welcome option for those tired of the long wait for a seat at the other Park Avenue eateries.