Old World Charm with New World Flavors
Open Dinner Tuesday - Saturday
28oz Kings Cut Long Bone Rib-eye steak

Lord Essex

Settle in and savor the historic ambiance at Lord Essex, offering fine dining in Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.

The restaurant allows you to take a step back in time and live like royalty, surrounded by medieval-inspired decor and design themes and a menu of meats and delicacies to match. Dazzle your taste buds with the culinary creations devised by Lord Essex's expert staff, while being transported back to a more refined period in time.

Welcome to Lord Essex, a new take on history in the heart of Downtown Rochester.

Make Reservations at Lord Essex

Foremost among fine dining restaurants near Mayo Clinic, Lord Essex offers upscale food, a long list of fine wines, and a distinctly medieval ambiance. Make reservations today to save your space at Rochester's best restaurant. Reserve online or give us a call at 507-396-4052. 

Satisfy your appetite at the Lord Essex - reserve a table right now!

Our Chef

Meet Chef Pasquale Presa

Italian born Executive Chef Pasquale Presa, presents upscale dining in a unique setting, utilizing local produce and delicious combinations, Chef Presa brings fine dining to downtown with a variety of fragrant dishes complemented by a variety of wines and a full bar. Chef Presa brings vast experience to his position with the Kahler Hospitality Group and Lord Essex.

Chef Presa was born in Bari, Italy and raised in New York City. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America class of 96’, as well as being European trained. Presa has worked in a variety of locations including Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, West Hollywood and Kauai and Italy. Chef Presa lives in Rochester Minnesota with his wife Valerie and their three children.