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Tavern58 at Gibbs
Tavern58 at Gibbs

Tavern58 at Gibbs Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tavern58.com
  • Phone: (585) 546-5800
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steakhouse
  • 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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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"."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My favorite place to eat when I visit Rochester. Great food and service."
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was good too. We really enjoyed our meal."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were a partyof 4. The food and atmosphere was great. The wait staff was exceptional."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food is amazing! We had the fondue and pretzel bites for apps, and they were both phenomenal. The fondue was almost like crab bisque! We also ordered a couple of the house Mojitos and were very impressed. An overall FINE dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Very pleased overall with this dining experience. Food was very tasty and pleasing to the eye. Portions were hearty. My husband and I went because we had a gift certificate. I would definitely recommend and be back with friends again soon. Have not had that good a meal in quite some time. Wait staff was very attentive. Would highly recommend Tavern 58. Pricing was very reasonable."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have been twice. Last year the whole experience was great from drinks to dessert. My husband had the monk fish fillet and has talked about monk fish for a year! We went for his birthday as I wanted him to have. Monk fish as it was on menu again. He was so disappointed! It was monk fish cheeks, totally different , with absolutely no flavor! I had the steak and stuffed shrimp and it was delicious. Love the chipotle potatoes! Well the manager knew from our waitress, who was so sweet, that hubby was disappointed and told him to pick anything on the menu and comped it. That was so nice and he enjoyed the steak he picked. The only thing is I was finished before he got his which was not what we expected for our night out. Great bread pudding."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • " We had reservations and they forgot about us and were not very apologetic. a really sucky way to start off my husbands birthday dinner. never even comped us a free dessert for the screw up. seafood medley was a disappointment with a rubbery, unseasoned, chewy lobster tail. I gave it to my husband because it was nasty. shrimp where bland but i know it is not possible to get got quality shrimp up here. grilled veggies were bland and under done, the winner of the dish was the rice. very nice sauce and cooked perfectly. my husband had surf and turf that he liked a lot."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "While we dined at Tavern 58 for it's convenience to the Jazz Festival, I always enjoy dinner at the Tavern because of a gracious and efficient staff. The staff is knowledgable and helpful with helping to decide on the dinner selections, and i have never had a bad meal. The bar is intimate, and the bar personal are very astute and friendly."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinners at Tavern58. Tenderloin medallions needed to be returned to be cooked to order - but were outstanding once returned. Be warned that the restaurant seats location according to timing of reservation - was told tables assigned by computer automatically when I questioned our location. Service excellent and it was very busy with Jazz Fest. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had a great meal and parking for Jazz Fest. What a great deal getting a gift certificate to cover your parking!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "What a great evening, or waitress was perfect, very attentive without being around to much. Food was great, truly enjoyed the special, ribs and pulled pork. Awesome service, fantastic food, perfect beginning to a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We picked the restaurant because of the proximity to the Jazz Festival, but was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the ambiance. We were there also to celebrate a birthday with friends and the variety of the dishes was very good. Our friend had an antelope salad, which she found quite tasty. My husband had the shrimp stuffed crab, which was wonderful. We were thrilled to find out that they have just opened a new place much closer to home, The Tavern on Clover. We plan a trip there soon!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Table for six during the Jazz Festival. We gave ourselves plenty of time before our show and we told our server that we were in no rush. Everything was perfect The timing between courses, the food, the wine, the service. My chef son finds fault with most restaurants, but this time was the exception. Wonderful food!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We're able to get reservation Sat night of Jazz Fest, I had the tavern pick which was a stuffed chicken breast with cheese served over risotto with grilled asparagus, very good, my wife had ravioli no complaints, had to ask to have water glasses to be refilled, food came promptly so overall was good for such a busy night"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We made a reservation for dinner during the Rochester Jazz Fest since this restaurant is very close to the Kodak Eastman Thereat were we had tickets to a show. We arrived a little early and got a drink at the bar which was very crowed. They should of had another bartender on that day. They sat us on time and we got our food a little too quickly (before we got our bottle of wine). We we very happy with both our dishes though which our waitress had recommended. I had the scallops and my husband had the beef tenderloins. We finished spitting the creme brulee while we finished the wine. I would recommend and hope to go back again soon. The outside patio was nice but we sat inside."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Made outdoor reservations for first night of Jazz Festival. Attending concert at 8 PM. Indicated this information on reservation. Seated immediately upon on our arrival. Received prompt and courteous attention. We had indicated that we were attending a concert. This information as well as our outdoor seating preference was captured and relayed to the staff. Pleasant atmosphere, very good food. We left in plenty of time for concert. We did pay a $10 parking fee because of the festival, however the fee was redeemed for a $10 gift card for either restaurant. Great idea. Have recommended this restaurant in the past."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have eaten here at least 10 times in the past two years and have enjoyed it very time. This was the first disappointment. I ordered surf and turf which was not cheap. I was served what wa easily the poorest quality piece of beef I have ever been served at a restaurant of this caliber. It was literally in edible as it was so tough I could not cut through it with my steak knife. They comped one $7 dessert. But proceeded to charge $12 for a double espresso. Not impressed."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I found this place through Open Table, for a pre-theatre dinner. It was difficult to choose from the menu as so many dishes sounded great. I had a delicious special, which was grilled salmon. The house salad was good, and serves two. Attentive service, though we were early in the evening so don't know what it would be later. I will go back for one of those tempting steaks!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. I recommend the chips for appetizer (so lightly and delicious) and Mac and Cheese, crab cake and lobster ravioli for entree!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food, but some portions are a bit small, but the taste does make up for it."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We love Tavern 58 - the food is always amazing, the service is great. We go there whenever we can, and look forward to it every time. Never disappointed, and this trip was no exception. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We live in buffalo, my daughter lives in Rochester and it was her birthday, so I picked this restaurant out of 3 she gave me to pick from. The reviews is what made me pick taveran 58. It was everything and more . Wish we had one in buffalo !"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "A perfect spot for those special occasions. Great service, great menu selections, decent prices, good drink menu too."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Arrived on time with reservation for anniversary dinner. We were seated at table nearest kitchen. Was only one other couple in the back room of ten tables they left shortly after we were seated. Staff walked by continuously. A waitress stopped after 10 minutes to ask if we had been served. Requested appetizer delivered. She took dinner requests with a side of polenta fries, we ordered a bottle of wine from the list. She placed our order but came back twice to inform us that they were out of our wine selections. She offer us any other wine up to $50 half off. Dinners arrived with wine, no fries. Requested side order showed up 5 minutes later. Noisy party joined us. She brought 2 glass of champagne after told her of our anniversary"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I attended a charity event at Tav58 a few months ago and thought I'd try it for a regular dinner. The service was excellent- our first table had a slight wobble and right away we were re-seated at another one. Our service team included a trainee and they were both very well versed in what was in the various dishes. A recommended appetizer (the wings) were fantastic. Our entrees arrived in a timely matter and were served hot. The seafood special was delicious. The short rib and duck sausage was ok; the rib and sauce were very good but the sausage tasted greasy. I'd give the seafood a 5 and the rib/sausage a 3. The wine list contained no New York wines which was disappointing. The Finger Lakes whites are award winning. Promote local."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Had visited this restaurant a few times in the past and was a "so-so" experience. We decided to try again (mainly because we had a $20 credit that the restaurant had given us because of a prior unsatisfactory experience). Briefly - portions are small and the service was extremely slow. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014