The Revelry
The Revelry

The Revelry

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.therevelryroc.com/
  • Phone: (585) 340-6454
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: 11:30am-4:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am-3:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Derrick DePorter
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room will accommodate 14 seated or 24 standing. The 2nd floor of our restaurant will also accommodate 40 seated and 60 standing. We also have a private Chef"s table in our wine cellar that will seat 6.
  • Private Party Contact: Josh Miles 5853406454

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Culver Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Revelry
The Revelry is a restaurant and bar in the Neighborhood of the Arts in Rochester, New York. We serve honest American cuisine that honors the Lowcountry of the South. Our beverage offerings will reflect our passion for artisan, high quality spirits, wine, and beer. Our service reflects that of a bygone era. We delight in the art of serving our fellow human beings.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
The Revelry reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (100)vibrant bar scene (89)special occasion (80)hot spot (68)neighborhood gem (60)notable wine list (45)good for groups (43)romantic (39)great for outdoor dining (35)late-night find (20)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (15)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • The food great. Service horrible.
    Notrevelrying
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food and atmosphere was excellent. They have a great attention to detail in their aesthetic. However, Our service was horrible. We waited 10 minutes for our wait staff to introduce themselves and then 20 minutes for the first drink. The drinks are well balanced and the food was clearly made with talent. Work on the service and wait staff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Brunch in Rochester. Trendy, delicious, fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everything about the Revelry is top-notch; the service is friendly & welcoming as soon as you get there. The staff seems like they really enjoy working there which makes the experience more enjoyable. We were there for a birthday brunch - the recommendations were excellent; tried the 'chef's special' flap jacks (huckleberry, candied pecans & maple syrup drizzle...um, amazing.) - lettuces with cornbreaded shrimp was light and refreshing - deep fried oysters - the atmosphere is great. Best brunch in Rochester.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere and Food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We dined with friends here on a busy Saturday night. Reservations are a must. Our table was ready and waiting and nicely situated upstairs looking out the large windows at the front of the restaurant. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive and the food was outstanding. We had two interesting wines off the extensive wine list. My scallops were light and tasty, served over a wonderful corn hash. Two from our party really enjoyed the chicken pot pie special appetizers. The oysters were served with a very unusual and delicious mignonette sauce. All in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold food
    Chilled
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went out for dinner with my wife on a Saturday night anticipating a great dining experience based on what we had both read about the restaurant and the menu options. We started with cocktails at the downstairs bars, which were great and came with warm, friendly bar service. However, dinner was not so great. Our starters were lukewarm, our main meals warmer by a degree or two, and our coffee cool to say the least. The food itself tasted great. Just not as hot as one would expect for a "high-end" restaurant on a chilly Fall/winter night. I debated whether to tip but the waitress was warm and friendly and made us feel welcome. Overall, we were really disappointed will be writing directly to the owners.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So-so
    notimpressed
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Well...this restaurant is trying soooo hard. A bit too hard, I think. The menu was just a bit overly pretentious to be real good food. While I love an eclectic menu, this menu was limited while simultaneously being too complicated. Know what I mean? I think it would be a fun place to hang with friends for good cocktails, and I bet it is just lovely in the warm weather..the patio looked quite nice. But I will never go here again for dining out. Oh, one other negative: the loud, free-form jazz music was almost unbearably annoying!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time and will be going back!
    GmanVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The menu was more like a big city and deep menu. The offerings were wide spread and the food quality and tastes were excellent. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Helen
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I loved the restaurant, but the bar was very noisy, the food came a little cold and I missed some more known beer brands.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time
    Buckethead
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fourth time at the Revelry. Have yet to be disappointed. Food is fantastic but only outshined by the amazing drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food is very creative and delicious. Service is excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love it here!
    hoyamom
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a few times and the food is outstanding. The thing that stands out, in addition to the great food, is the impeccable service. They are completely committed to being sure your experience is wonderful. I can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    crazygeotollady
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We are from out of town and visited on the recommendation of a friend of a friend. We enjoyed our visit tremendously, the food was imaginative and excellently prepared, flavorful without being over-seasoned. The staff was friendly and helpful. We look forward to coming back next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunching
    whiteiris
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Took a good friend out to lunch for her birthday so wanted to take it up a notch. Enjoyed a spectacular cocktail (just one) the Vito I think and decided to come back asap to try others! The table seating was comfortable although I always prefer a booth for better conversing. Tables are spaced so there's plenty of room. Menu had just the right amount of selections and I'm always looking to try something new so I went for the Oyster Po' Boy. Very nicely presented and good; eat it quickly because the oysters loose their yum when cold. The birthday girl had the shrimp and grits and a smile on her face. Ambiance at the downstairs bar was spot and I plan on returning with hubs for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    Foodewannabe
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Drinks were amazing. Definitely try the Mr Mule. Food was outstanding. Mac and cheese appetizer was delicious. I had the scallops with bacon jam which was excellent. This place is s ten!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good vibe, good food, a bit loud
    Haro4fun
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Overall our night out was a good experience. I had the venison and it was done to perfection, but it had cooled considerably before it was served. Try the corn bread if you go. Have it prior to your meal. Probably the best I've had. Salads were very fresh and well prepared. The dill vinaigrette on Lettuces was an awesome twist to standard vinaigrette dressing. Overall we had a good experience even if the noise level was a little intense at times.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We'll be back
    AMK1
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Cool bar. Fun drinks. GREAT FOOD! REALLY INTERESTING FOOD!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT VIBE AND FOOD
    100DD
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Enjoyed our Sunday brunch at the Revelry. Fun space, good food, and great drinks. You'll be glad you went!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    new2cleveland
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were one of several tables of people celebrating fall anniversaries on an October Saturday night. The restaurant was really alive. There were lots of tables full of vibrant people. Our table was ready about 30 seconds after we walked into the door, and our wait staff was really on their game and took care of us well even though the restaurant was full. The Wine list was nicely varied and had both Finger Lakes wines (which I appreciated) as well as a wide selection of European wines. The wine prices were incredibly reasonable for what we were drinking. The food was prompt, arranged beautifully and cooked perfectly. All in all, it was a very nice night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High aspirations
    URDad
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Ambitious menu. Our group had the short ribs, venison and a burger, with the chicken fried oysters and a salad of local lettuces to start. Interesting sounding dishes but the only one of us who thought their dish was as well executed as it could be was he with the burger. She with the short ribs found them low on taste, and my venison was tough in parts, fine in others. Attractive dishes but unremarkable overall. The complimentary cookies at the end were notable for having the most taste. The service was friendly but a little choppy, and we had different servers bringing us different courses. The place was very attractive and looked to have a great bar scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too much for bad bar food.
    SHHH
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Bartender made me an Old Fashioned when I ordered a Manhattan. My burger was ok, but I asked for the egg over hard and got it runny. My fries were burned. I did not complain, but they comped the burger when I didn't eat it, so they knew they should not have served it. I would have said something, but food took almost an hour and we did not want to wait.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at Revelry
    ebeckbest
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great atmosphere and service. My only recommendation is to expand your lunch menu with two or three more offerings. Other than that, a great spot for lunch and even better for dinner or socializing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, good food
    Koreandiner
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our waiter was great. The food was pretty good. Mac & Cheese and cornbread was amazing. The pouisson (chicken) my fiance had but stated there was to many bones. The risotto felt like they just threw ingredients together put it was cooked perfectly. Apple crisp was the perfect end!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not enough food for the money
    PeppermintPatty
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had the duck-it was good. I didn't get a salad or a side because the entrees were so pricey that I didn't want to pay the extra money. I had 1 drink w/my meal, & w/tax & tip, it came to $52.00 & I left hungry. (And I am not a big eater.) HUGE negative: They don't give you FREE bread, which they SHOULD, because their portions are so small! If I had ordered enough food to make me feel satisfied, my meal would've been $65.00 or more. NOT WORTH THE MONEY! It was my 2nd time (I wasn't psyched the 1st time, either, but they had just opened.) The waitress knew a lot about he menu which was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • solid dinning experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was great. Service was also great. Will go again and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and fun drinks
    Disappointed2014VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our first time, drinks were good and food was good. Overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accomodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I made a reservation for my anniversary and went pretty early (around 5:30). The Rev was great! Attentive waitress, she answered all of our questions and helped me figure out good choices for my gluten issues. We even got a glass of free champagne to celebrate! Overall, a great attention to detail and service. I'm so happy we decided to go here! The food itself was great- the pork belly..whoa! That alone was worth it. My entree, the duck, didn't blow me away, but it was quite good. I only wish the portions were a tad larger. But really, the pork belly.... mm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Night
    ariot22
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Loved the atmosphere but most of all the food. There wasn't one thing out of our meal we didn't like. Definitely coming back asap!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks
    Buckethead
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The whiskey drinks are outstanding and can only be out shined by the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Hairball
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was spectacular. Seriously. The pickled deviled eggs were better than u thought possible. Even the catfish was fancy and delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BeHenny
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Overall, the Revelry provided for a good dining experience. The food was above par - the corn soup was good and comforting. The best part about the restaurant is the interior - three stories with a wine cellar base room room, the bar, and a third floor dining area. There is no scenic view from the windows, but the presentation on the food is enough to keep your eyes on your plate. My scallops were incredibly salty, so avoid those if you are not looking for that flavor profile. I would recommend the Relvery for a romantic right out or special occasion with friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Fantastic!
    mamie27
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We ordered the gnocchi appetizer special - best gnocchi I've ever had! The sauce was superb - rich and satisfying. Scallops (as main course) were great - and risotto extra creamy and comforting. Biscuits soft and flaky. Very good dining experience. We ate outside as it was a bit noisy inside. Outside much better for conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Fit
    tryharder
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a place to enjoy the beautiful weather we've been having with an outdoor dinner, complete with sunset, before it gets too cold to do so. We decided to check out The Revelry. Our outdoor table was perfect, our meal was delicious and a visual delight and Ted, our server, well let's just say I wish we were friends! The golden tree, the retreating gulls flying high overhead, the cool jazzy music, we give you the highest rating possible. It was an exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lisa
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent lunch!! Table was comfortable and bright, food and drinks were great, and service was perfect. Will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service - 2.5 hours
    goldeng8r
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Cordial server, but very slow kitchen. My coffee cup had food "caked" in it. I won't return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food but noisey
    venividi
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. I am handicapped so I was forced to sit at a table on the first floor adjacent to the bar area. While I expected loud conversational noise from the bar area, the piped in music was so loud that when, accompanied by conversational noise from the bar are, it was almost impossible for the four of us at our table to carry on a conversation without shouting. The same was true for the tables adjacent to us. We asked our waiter to turn down the music a bit so that we could converse. Hr reluctantly did so for a while but mid way through dinner the volume resumed.We would have lingered after dinner to have a drink but the noise was so loud, we just left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Ashinthefalls
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My fiancée and I had enjoyed brunch at The Revelry in the late afternoon this past weekend and what an experience. The menu was unique yet could not do justice to the delicious food! Everything that came to us was full of flavor and seasoned perfectly. We opted to sit at the bar (we had heard REALLY great things about the cocktail list here) and it did not disappoint. The two bartenders that were on were AMAZING at their job and willing to answer all of the questions we had (Thank you Mack!). You see, liquors and mixes at The Revelry are all unique, they purchase very different concoctions and actually make everything else in house. We loved our experience and are hoping that we can find a reason to go back to Rochester to visit again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to please
    MissingNewMexico
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The Revelry continues to be one of our favorite spots in Rochester. The food is fantastic (red fish tacos - OMG!) and service is second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Revelry Rules
    BroadwayJVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant provides a first-rate dining experience, combining tasty and unusual food selections with impeccable service. Every member of the staff made me and my guests feel welcome and appreciated. What a pleasure it was to introduce out of town friends to one of Rochester's newer dining locations. They rated it the best Rochester dining spot that they had sampled. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly and Hip
    VeeStar
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service and ambiance great but menu mediocre, not bad but not memorable
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT EXPERIENCE
    GunshotJoe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First at the Revelry, enjoyed everything about it. Delicious food and service. The waiter made wonderful suggestions and hospitable. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food, it was just the right portion. The food was tasty and visually pleasant. Great over all experience, I can't wait to recommend this place to others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The BEST place in town
    Sciencebunny
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I am a serious foodie and I DEFINITELY know food. This is the best place in town - hands down. They make the best cocktails in town. The waitstaff is educated in not only the menu and how things are made, but also in how to create a comfortable and inviting environment. I've had almost everything on the menu before and it is all good. I've never been disappointed. I always order a basket of biscuits, because again, it's the only place in town with a good biscuit - light, fluffy and flavorful. The waitstaff is well-trained to create a warm, inviting environment. They are also well-educated regarding how dishes are made as well as helping the customer select a meal that would suit what he/she is looking for. They do everything well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.