Tavern58 at Gibbs
Tavern58 at Gibbs

Tavern58 at Gibbs

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tavern58.com/
  • Phone: 5855465800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Schnupp
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gibbs St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot and On Street Parking
A word from Tavern58 at Gibbs
Tavern 58 at Gibbs is Rochester's downtown neighborhood dinner house.
The Tavern offers regional cuisine that features aged steaks expertly grilled, fresh seafood uniquely prepared, freshly made pastas and fabulous nightly specials. There is also a wide variety of creatively prepared appetizers and Tavern sandwiches.

The great food is just part of the experience. We have a young energetic team that is eager to give you the best dining experience in town. Whether you're downtown on business, meeting friends for a night out or taking in dinner and theater, Tavern 58 is the perfect blend of casual comfortable excellence.

Tavern58 at Gibbs
58University Avenue
Rochester, New York 14605
585-546-5800
www.tavern58.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Tavern58 at Gibbs reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (73)great for outdoor dining (66)special occasion (55)good for groups (46)romantic (30)notable wine list (22)late-night find (21)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (15)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Love of good food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We come in all the way from Hilton NY to have dinner at Tavern58 at Gibbs. The first time we went we found the taveren when we where at the jazz feasival. we cant aford to go all the time so we go on special times. This time we went to celabrate my fathers 91st Birthday. we are from Germany and came to have your Octoberfest. dinner It was awsome. The cucumber sald was out of this world. Tasted like back home in Germany. I gad sauerbraten. Loved it :-) my husband had the sausage plater. and my Dad had the pork. we all shared and we loved it hope you will do this again next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality has fallen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We never had a "bad" meal at Tavern 58 before last Sat night. My husband looked forward to sausage plate on Oktoberfest menu. Sausages were very "dry" and overcooked, as if they were perhaps precooked & just warmed up? One resembled a hamburger patty that was burned to a crisp. I ordered seared scallops w/ dumplings &root vegetables. Scallops very good, perfectly done;the dumplings very doughy, not cooked through, root vegs had absolutely no flavor whatsoever. Since Tavern now has 2nd location, I fear food quality is slipping downward. My husband got apple strudel w/dinner. Worst we've ever had; didn't even finish it. Even our waitperson was very slow; previously waitstaff was excellent. I hope this was just an aberration.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great meal
    b4concert
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had dinner before a concert, everything was timely and the meal was excellent, hated to rush through it. The menu had a lot of choices. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second visit not as good
    jerry
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    had a couple problems--first-my daughter in law found hair on her salad plate. second-there were 2 really dirty water glasses (out of 5) on our table. and third-the server cleared a few dishes from another table, then piled them on the dishes in front of me--then cleared all. i think she needs just a little reminder to do things a bit differently. food was good. servers were friendly. the glasses and salad were quickly taken care of. first visit was really nice!, so we were surprised.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late night mid-week dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Been kinda of a hit and miss dining experience since the Clover street location opened. Not sure if the attention from the ownership in regards to meal prep has shifted to that location taking away from a great spot on Gibbs st. We've always enjoyed a night out to Geva and being able to grab a meal and a glass of wine at 9:30-10pm mid-week here where other city spots seem to close up earlier. Our experience was more on the plus side this past week after a Wait until dark even though the Calamari wasn't served very warm the service was good. Hopefully the new location hasn't taken away the focus on this city Gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great first time at Tavern58
    WantaBeFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Tavern58 did not disappoint. Nice bar atmosphere: high ceilings, small enough to feel cozy, yet big enough not to feel cramped if it was really crowded. Good beer selection. Outdoor seating looked nice, but we sat inside. Great food! Good menu for both apps and dinner. Had good amount of options, yet not to many to get lost on the menu. We had a few desserts. They were pretty good. Only negative was two of us ordered espresso, and they were bad. It tasted like they just poured some weak coffee into an espresso cup. But overall great place! Definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Restaurants
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants good food with a contemporary flare; well prepared, served hot and a good sized portion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quarterback
    Quarterback
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was, as usual, great. The restaurant was full and busy so very noisy. Which was okay but the loud music made for an unpleasant dinner atmosphere. Could not hear each other - had to shout a bit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    mjadds
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have been frequenting this restaurant since it opened. It rarely disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Importance of TOTAL Experience
    Indulgence
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Dining is an experience that satisfies the most basic of human needs, gas for the tank! But a diner wants the kind of gas that not only satisfies the stomach but potentially the soul! Dining out doesn't have to be extravagant to be an outstanding experience. BUT SIMPLE FRESH ingredients and pairings are ESSENTIAL. So don't serve a salad with wilted lettuce. And don't make me have to search for the dressing. If calamari has been added, I'd prefer it to be crisp and delicate. Not soggy and laden with oil. That said, the entrees were outstanding! The open faced ravioli was delicate and flavors complimented the dish impeccably! The grilled scallops were cooked to perfection~tender and revealing their own flavorful juices...and was that cumin?!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great bartender and wait staff. Very pleasant and accomondating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    Maddog66
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had been twice before for lunch, but I brought my wife and two friends for dinner. High quality food at very reasonable prices. Tremendous service from Chris. Good atmosphere that was comfortable for both younger and older parties. All this and we didn't even try there famous martinis! Can't thank them enough for such a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!
    stever
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to Tavern 58 at Gibbs to celebrate our anniversary. The food was prepared exquisitely and served promptly by a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Had the pumpkin tomato bisque with fresh crab and croutons, I complained that the only thing wrong with it was that I had o mind my decorum and not lick the bowl, I was reminded that was what the bread was for :-) Wife had the grilled seas scallops which were seared to perfection and melted on your mouth, came with homemade vegetable stuffed ravioli that were delish... I had the grilled sirloin steak that was beautifully seared and grilled to my liking... mouth watering... will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Read menu carefully
    OkButDisappointed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Beware: Their Tavern surf and turf 6 oz 'filet' turned out to be sirloin not not tenderloin.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diningoutismymiddlenameVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We'd been told by several friends that this was a fantastic place and they were right. Excellent food - nice variety. Service was great. Server did not hover but was attentive. We ordered appetizers to share - chicken and cheese turnovers excellent and the fondue was amazing. Caesar salad was perfect for sharing. The mac and cheese was gooey and delicious as was the open faced ravioli. The surf and turf - moderately priced and delicious, especially the crab stuffed shrimp. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Totally Enjoyable
    Onlythebest
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great experience tucked away in quiet neighborhood. Our waiter was very friendly and hospitable. Food was delicious and definitely freshly made. We were celebrating our anniversary and to our surprise, our waiter came back to our table with 2 glasses of complimentary champagne to celebrate. Will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Drink
    Jhurd
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food is always awesome as is Drink and Ambiance. Love Tavern 58, either location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Prix Fixe
    Barb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I enjoyed the $25 prix fixe menu offered during the month of August. This inlcuded 3 courses - a wedge salad, a whole lobster, potatoes and corn relish and a dessert of grilled stone fruit and pound cake. I thought this was a good value. The lobster was large and they provided a big bib! the wedge salad was a decent size and very taste. The dessert was the least tasty of the meal, but was good for a little sweet at the end of the meal. My husband enjoyed his sirloin and they were very accommodating about substituting side dishes. There was a fairly good selection of $6.00 per glass wines - but unfortunately no Chardonnay, which is what my husband likes to drink.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Great
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    As usual - Tavern58 always comes through with a great meal. If they would just bring back the chicken over mushroom polenta with a maple syrup glaze I would say they are perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food. Great service. They were quick to fix any issues we had and generous with compensation. The prices might be a little high on a few items but have enjoyed everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Tavern 58 is my favorite restaurant in Rochester, hands down. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent and friendly. The bar is small, but energetic and fun. Don't change a thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but a little dim
    RochesterFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and service. Our only complaint is that the part of the dining room we sat in was so dim, we needed the flashlight app on our phones to read the menu. (It was either that, or hold the menu up over our heads to catch light from the windows.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great night
    Cookie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food and service was great Took friends, Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find!
    vinnie3999
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We completely love coming to your establishment. The food tast fresh and is always served hot. My wife, "All the different favors that dance in my mouth with each bite is wonderful".
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Was Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Shaticwa not sure if that is the correct spelling. She was a great waitress totally professional and very knowledgably. Really enjoyed her.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go now
    Outlander
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great place for cocktails and dinner. Walking distance to all things downtown, so perfect place to stop if you've got a show to attend. Bison burger was great. The wings and trout lettuce wraps were amazing. Service was very friendly and there when you needed them. Drinks never went empty. Adding this place to our "frequent" list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    KBSuperSounds
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service was great! I was disappointed in their cocktail menu. It's not diverse or creative. I ordered a seafood special that included shrimp, scallops and lobster. All 3 were over cooked. The flavor was good. I've always has good food here and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed!
    Tavernedout
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    When Tavern 58 first opened I loved it! Top notch everything! I hadn't been there in over a year, so decided to take my friend on a beautiful summer night. The patio there is very cozy and beautiful. But that's were it ended. Our server was awkward, looked disheveled and forgetful! We had to remind him to bring us bread which we did not get till after our dinner was served. The specialty martinis were great! Then came the food. The calamari appetizer was sparse and dry. Cesar salad was over dressed and had wilted pieces. The crab cake that was part of my entree was seared too much and lacked flavor. It was also served with a ramekin of what appeared to be plain ketchup. Very boring. Too bad they did not maintain their quality!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Again
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ordered Thai chicken salad. Had no idea it was gonna be spicy. Did not say that on menu. Sent it back. Got another salad just ok. My husband got The schnitzel he said not much taste to it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Tavern 58 at Gibbs
    TrishwwVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have had several family dinners at Tavern 58...We love it- menu is so varied and food is absolutely great. Service always attentive and ambience is great- sometimes a little noisy...Overall this is our favorite go to restaurant when visiting Rochester.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressive
    todinefor
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our first visit to Tavern 58@Gibbs was a delightful experience from the time we were greeted by the bar tender to our final goodbyes. The food was fantastic, the ambiance relaxing and the servers were terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outside exception
    FigN
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    At this time of year we have yellow-jacket wasps. It makes dining outside challenging, especially if anyone in the party is allergic as was the case in our party of four. The staff were prompt to reseat us and transport our plates inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My favorite place to eat when I visit Rochester. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tavern58 Dinner with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Upon arrival we were greeted by the bartender, whom was very friendly and quick to ask if we needed anything. But had to wait for almost 10 minutes for someone to show up at the hostess stand to get seated with a reservation put in thru the website. Service was slow (I believe due to a large party in the restaurant backing up the servers and the kitchen. Appetizers were out quick but main course took amost 45 minutes to come out and we were not offered rolls with the main courses ordered. Staff was very friendly and courteous but were at the restaurant two hours, much more than planned.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    Sharon
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We are a big fan of Tavern 58. We bring our friends and family and the food is top-notch. Nobody has ever been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!,
    Dinner42
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great and the service was good too. We really enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    PickyDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Can't believe we didn't find this place sooner. Live in the burbs and don't go downtown too often. Will definitely go back. Only downfall is that it is rather loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAN..Tastic!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great with smiles by all the staff. our server Shelby was great! The food was outstanding and many choices that you do not find on other menus. A must go for all!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    PairPlusASpare
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were a partyof 4. The food and atmosphere was great. The wait staff was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite find!
    mamaalt58
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had experienced some of Tavern 58's food at a Jazz Festival event and just had to try the actual restaurant. Loved the food and atmosphere. Weather permitting we would love to try the outdoor dining space. So pretty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate