If we are going for honesty on the blog, here’s one: I honestly don’t know how it took us so long to get to Good Luck in Rochester, NY, for date night. And how it took us so long to hang with friends after moving home?? Another one, no clue.
After we spent the majority of our Saturday tooling around WNY in search of autumn revelry, we took off for Rochester, which is roughly an hour drive. Too far to go on a whim, but close enough that we can’t wait to explore more – especially after such great luck at Good Luck.
Without getting overly foodie: it rocked. Reminded us of our engagement date at Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan, DC. Small plates, modern American, eclectic (yet cozy) ambiance, and delicious. We love dining with friends because it usually = more food to try, and to photograph. I will say that we ate by candlelight, and the photos reflect it.
Our favorite thing on the menu? RED LENTILS. How often do you hear that? Exquisite and savory, an item I hope they never pull from the menu.
Speaking of the menu – it is now Edition 72, which pleases us since we adore when restaurants change it up and get inspired by the tastes of the season. With that being said, we had to try the Squash Four Ways, because, ya know, FALL.
The Good Luck Burger and the White Pizza also graced our table. Let me say that ordering the burger here is no joke – clearly enough to split among 4 people.
As far as the service – it was delightful, but a bit absent. Our server was sweet and helpful, though it was a long time between plates. Perhaps it had something to do with the amount of guests that night, as it was so loud we could barely have a conversation. Acoustics weren’t great, but the food was. I am still fantasizing about the lentils and am accepting the challenge of trying every cocktail on the list, as one of our friends has over the past few years. Sounds like a challenge I can get behind.
Restaurant Good Luck is as positive as it sounds, as was our experience. Have you been? And tell us this: what dining experience is worth an hour drive away? Give us some recommendations! Cheers!
Good Luck ⋅ 50 Anderson Ave. ⋅Rochester NY 14607