Lord Essex is Closed. Re-opening September 2nd
To Book Lord Essex for an Event Call 507.285.2722
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.

Currently Lord Essex is closed and will be reopening on September 2nd.

If you would like to book Lord Essex for a private dinner or function please call our catering office at 507.285.2722.

A unique private dining venue.

Currently Lord Essex is closed. We will be reopening on September 2nd.

If you would like to book Lord Essex for a private dinner or function please call our catering office at 507.285.2722.

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.