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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Tavern58 at Gibbs reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (82)fit for foodies (75)special occasion (65)great for outdoor dining (64)good for groups (46)romantic (30)late-night find (20)notable wine list (18)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (14)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Great Food & Drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
  • Go Hungry, Leave Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Debbie A.
    luv2dine
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best night
    Newtonnola
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not just for Jazz Fest!
    gemtuckedaway
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dinner
    Penfieldreviewer
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    Dick
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    AHarris
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tavern a freindly place
    CBBirk
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Location for Jazz Fest
    slapshot
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed dinner during the jazz fest
    DonnaD
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jazz Festival Dining
    Downtowndiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food this time.
    Gabraun
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good variety on menu, great service
    SJM1961
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.