For high-quality fine dining in the city of Rochester, Prescott’s Grill is the place to be. With exquisitely tasting and prepared food – a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach – Prescott’s is a true fine dining venue, minus the pretence. The kitchen is headed by executive chef Christopher Rohe, a man who has spent years honing his culinary talents; his efforts do not go unnoticed, either – he has won Rochester Magazine’s Best Chef award twice. Signature dishes include a tender chicken breast, stuffed with sumptuous crab meat, as well as a dessert known simply as Death by Chocolate – a pudding that even the most ardent chocoholics might struggle with.
Prescott’s, 1201 S Broadway, Rochester, MN, USA, +1 507 536 7775
El Carambas is one of the best – and cheapest – restaurants in town, and is simply perfect for a flying visit or for those in a rush. Despite being closer to the Canadian border than it is to the Mexican border, this restaurant is famous for its authenticity. The menu is limited to staples such as burritos, nachos and tacos, but this is no bad thing; it allows the owners and chefs to get to grips with what they know best and produce fantastic food. As well as food, Mexican-inspired beer and cocktails are also on offer, in case you do happen to have more time on your hands.
El Carambas, 1503 12th St SE, Rochester, MN, USA, +1 507 281 3104
By Oliver Griffin