If you have not visited Good Luck yet what are you waiting for
Although Good Luck has been a Rochester Establishment for the past decade I first ventured inside about a year ago exactly……I had no idea what I was missing.
Good Luck is located at 50 Anderson Ave, Rochester NY 14607 and they describe themselves as an
Innovative, upscale American plates to share in an industrial yet intimate warehouse-style space
They are definitely a hidden gem with no large signage indicating that you are walking past a restaurant when you first walk up, the entrance is definitely easily to miss. When you walk in you are shocked to see this bustling, thriving and inviting dining room.
The mismatch chairs and various sized tables create an endearing landscape underneath the low candlelit lighting of the venue.
They were able to balance out the industrial fixtures with the natural woods perfectly and overall created a unique experience.
Moving on to the important part…the food and drinks. If you are a fan of wines and cocktails, then you will greatly appreciate the extensive drink menu that they offer. (If you are a fan of white wine I would definitely recommend a glass of Lucinda & Millie, just a heads up)
Now the real reason I keep going back is because of the menu, I have gone multiple times and I must say the quality never diminishes. It does not matter if it is a busy Saturday night at seven o’clock or a Wednesday evening at five the food it always made to perfection.
In the past year I have gone numerous times and have perfected my appetizer, entrée and dessert order. I always start with the Margherita pizza ($13) as an appetizer. It is a perfect light appetizer to start with. The crust is perfectly crisped and exceptionally thin, the sauce is very smooth, and the fresh mozzarella is so light and not overpowering. It melts in your mouth and all of the flavors blend together in such an airy manner. There is no excessive grease which is a bonus.
Now before heading out to Good Luck you should know that the entrees are designed for sharing, the portions are quite large.
The majority times that I have visited has been with a group of five people so we order three entrees and that is definitely enough to feed us all with plenty of leftovers.
We order two of the must have “Good Luck Burger” ($28) If you go this is the only thing that I am saying you have to get. You have to, there is no excuse for not ordering this burger. It is amazing. It is a one-pound house-ground, grass fed local beef on brioche with Cuba cheddar, vegetable slaw & French fries. We typically order one at medium-well and the other at well due to varying preferences. They are well seasoned burgers paired with french fries that pair perfectly with their house sauce. The Good Luck Burger is our fan favorite and what we always look forward to when visiting Good Luck.
The second entrée we order is the grilled 32 oz. Bone-In Ribeye Steak ($67) it is prepared with rosemary, sea salt, olive oil and a side of market vegetables (That we always switch out for more fries) I believe it is the most expensive menu item, however it is worth it. We typically request that is it cooked medium well. I feel that some people will love this and for some, it may not be their cup of tea, however I highly recommend you at least try it once.
Now for dessert, this is right up there with the Good Luck Burger. You must order the chocolate cake; I have heard that it is made from scratch but do not quote me on that. I am not 100% sure what is in it but it tastes like a mixture of brownie and cheesecake. It is so creamy and warm and just perfect. Pro top: ask for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! It takes it to a whole new level, you’re welcome.
All and all if you live in Rochester and have not visited Good Luck yet make a reservation today!
You will love it.