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Originally published in The Batavian September 28, 2015
After 36 successful years in business, Bob and Noreen Moore, owners of the Red Osier Landmark Restaurant in Stafford, N.Y., will retire and are seeking a buyer for the restaurant. The Moores are looking to sell their business to an experienced restaurant operator who will uphold their hard-earned reputation and continue employment for their qualified and dedicated staff. During the transition, The Red Osier Landmark Restaurant will remain open and will continue the wonderful quality service the restaurant is known for.
The Moores purchased the Red Osier Landmark Restaurant in 1979 in an effort to refocus their priorities and start a family business. Their sons, Robert and Michael, were 13 and 3 years-old, respectively.
“We moved from a four-bedroom home with an in-ground pool in Greece to a two-room apartment over the restaurant in the country,” Bob Moore said. “We opened the Red Osier Landmark Restaurant and served 18 dinners the first Sunday we were in business. Today, we see 1,500 dinners through the kitchen doors each week, Tuesday through Sunday and one ton of beef each week.”
The Red Osier Landmark Restaurant quickly became famous for prime rib dinners, hand-carved tableside, and served to any temperature of the customer’s choice. The restaurant is also known for its Caesar salad, lobster/crab bisque, and banana foster flambé, each presented and prepared tableside. Today, it is the only restaurant in the Greater Rochester Area to offer this dining experience.
The Moore brothers became engrained in the family business early on, with Michael bussing tables by age 10 and serving as general manager as an adult. The eldest, Robert, also immersed himself in the business and successfully owns and operates Red Osier kiosks and concession stands as well as Red Osier Ridge Road Catering.
Red Osier kiosks and concession stands including The Greater Rochester International Airport, Total Sports Experience, Frontier Field and Red Osier Ridge Road Catering are not for sale and will continue their operations.
For years the Red Osier Landmark Restaurant has hosted a popular annual “Christmas in November” promotion, selling gift certificates as “buy $50 and get $20.” In light of the transition, the Moores will temporarily suspend the promotion this year as well as the sale of all gift certificates.
The Moores' retirement and the sale of the business is bittersweet for a family who has spent nearly four decades serving the Greater Rochester area, but according to Bob Moore, it is time.
“We are incredibly grateful to our employees, many of whom we consider our extended family, our loyal customers and the community for their support, friendship and patronage over the years,” he said. “But after 36 years in business and 52 years of a happy marriage, it is time for Noreen and me to enjoy our retirement with our family.”
The Moores look forward to another busy fall season ahead. With the exception of gift certificate sales, the Moores' intend to continue with business as usual until an experienced restaurant operator expresses interest in buying the business.
Anita Richley on Feb, 3, 2018
Prime rib is to die for!
Ann Sheelar on Jan, 13, 2017
This is the best restaurant for roast beef sandwiches and prime rib. They just melt in your mouth. The whole food selection is great but those are my favorite. I have been to a few Christmas parties there and they did a fantastic job with them as well.
Meghan Tiede on Dec, 21, 2016
Friendly staff, tasty food with great selection and
Tim Moyles on Dec, 19, 2016
The food and drinks are always the best you can get anywhere.
Steven Pagano on Dec, 19, 2016
Great food and a wonderful place to celebrate special occasions.
Julie Hackett on Dec, 15, 2016
The new owners have hit it out of the park. We had our company Christmas party there this year and it was FANTASTIC!!!! Everything was great...the food, the atmosphere and the service! OUTSTANDING!
Lynn Almeter on Dec, 14, 2016
Can't say enough good things about The Red Osier! Great food and atmosphere. The new owners continue to create a great dining experience.
Rebecca McDonell on Dec, 13, 2016
A fine, fine dining establishment. Steve and Tim have done a great job since taking over. The menu and atmosphere are fantastic. We love Red Osier.
Howard Owens on Dec, 13, 2016
Of course, best prime rib ever! Service is always great. A great place to take someone if you want to treat them to an excellent meal.
Dawn Puleo on Dec, 7, 2016