The Revelry
The Revelry

The Revelry

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.therevelryroc.com/
  • Phone: 5853406454
  • 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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Revelry reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)vibrant bar scene (94)special occasion (81)neighborhood gem (63)hot spot (62)great for outdoor dining (57)notable wine list (46)good for groups (41)romantic (38)late-night find (27)great for brunch (23)great for lunch (22)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 5ate5
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was good but nothing more spectacular then other places and yet the price was higher then other great places (especially in light of the portion sizes). Also the beer list was lacking so while I was happy with the cocktail selection, it's maybe not the best place for a group if you have friends who like a beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    AnnieA
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Took a friend from DC here for dinner because the menu looked different an appealing. We had a 5:30 reservation. We ordered cocktails from the cocktail menu which had a creative variety, not the typical martini menu. We had one made with rye and another with gin and enjoyed both. Service was very helpful and attentive. We had fried green tomatoes and a special salad for the night that was beautiful - beets on homemade ricotta with fresh fruit. They were delicious. Our main courses were duck and quail. Both were excellent. For dessert we had goat cheese panna cotta with fruit and strawberry shortcake. The panna cotta was terrific, the shortcake was ok. My friend compared Revelry to a top DC restaurant. I look forward to returning soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We found a blog about manhattan style dining in other parts of NY. This blew us away. The food, the drinks, just everything was amazing. I would absolutely come back. The smoked duck tacos were so good! The Mac n cheese was a great surprise with how scrumptious if what's. Do yourself a favor, come here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    TypicalDiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Maybe my expectations were too high, but my wife and I were totally underwhelmed by the Revelry. The food was okay, but not to the quality that I was expecting and was higher priced then other trendy restaurants in Rochester. The drinks weren't served at the right temperatures (wine too cold and beer on the warm side). The food was well cooked (ex: good sear on the scallops) but was over priced given the smaller protein portions - we left hungry and grabbed a snack when we got home. Based on the meal experience, we didn't bother trying the desserts. Stark ambiance and wait staff seemed very new. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a horrible experience, but well below our expectations and left us wishing we had gone to another restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Need to add a service bartender
    DonT
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The menu, particularly the cocktail menu, is unique, with interesting combinations not found elsewhere. But even the best cocktail in the world isn't the best cocktail in the world if you can't get it to the table. Plenty of serving staff who are obviously well-trained, but not terribly experienced, so not so efficient. We were seated, no bread, snacks, etc. and ordered a drink. 20 minutes later, drinks came. Ordered a second drink halfway through the meal that didn't arrive until the meal had been finished. The food service, while relaxed, was not similarly slow, so I suspect the problem is no service bartender (didn't see one on the way in or out). I understand the cocktails are unique and take a bit more to mix; no excuse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    KitKat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The atmosphere, decor, and of course the food made my evening. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern charm all around!
    Chin
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A pretty space with yummy and different luncheon fare!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    datenight
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was really good, especially the duck tacos! Our waiter was exceptional, very knowledgeable and friendly. The only downside was the wait for drinks at the bar before dinner. We arrived at the restaurant a 1/2 hr before the reservation so we could have a drink before dinner. We waited 15 minutes for our drinks to be made / served to us. 15 minutes for a gin and tonic is way too long, especially for the amount of people they had working behind the bar vs. the amount of people @ the bar.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Patrick
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My girlfriend and I has a great time for dinner. The grouper was excellent as were the fried green tomatoes. I also love their wine list which has a great selection of Italian wines at reasonable prices. We'll be back to try the fried chicken for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Service: we received nice attention from the restaurant owner. He also willingly gave us a complimentary vegetarian version of a dish after some confusion. The waiter had to double check one order and forgot another order. Food: brunch was delicious, everyone liked the dishes. The shrimp and grits was excellent, although it had some extras we weren't expecting (pearl onions). The grilled watermelon salad, collards, and huevos rancheros were excellent. The brunch portions were too small. Noise: the music was too loud and it was difficult to carry on conversation. Ambience: Beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The whole package
    Sciencebunny
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've tried a lot of restaurants in Rochester and this is the place that really stands out. The drinks are delicious and the food is well-executed and nicely presented. The waitstaff is well-trained and provides excellent service. By that, I mean service that is warm, inviting, informative and anticipated your needs. Huge thumbs up for this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    CampOra
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great service - but one of the meals was a little dry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was outstanding. Te duck breast with grits and the duck tortillas were particularly good. We ate outside and the service on the whole was quite good but pre- dinner drinks could have been served in a more timely manner and we had eaten a good part of our dinner had been eaten before the glasses of wine, which were ordered when dinner was served, were delivered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    AMCoffeeholic
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A friend recommended The Revelry for our anniversary dinner. It is amazing! The service was wonderful...our water glasses were never empty and all who visited our table were friendly and helpful. Our waitress was fantastic and had a great knowledge of the menu. I can't say enough about how delicious the food was! Fresh and different! We ordered about 6 different things and it was all amazing! Our favorites were the beet deviled eggs and the fried green tomatoes! I have recommended this restaurant to everyone I talk to! It is definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful experience from start to finish, exceptional service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kelpam
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    this was my first time here. the food was great, the staff was very friendly and heather was awesome.. she educated me on the cuisine and she knew her stuff!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Awesome "old style" cocktails. Fried oysters and quail were very good. Fried okra and mac n' cheese wasnt as good as expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic time
    jeremiahfelt
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great meal with my wife and another couple. The waitress was attentive, but strangely dramatic. Not in a bad way! The food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to The Revelry
    BroadwayJVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Outstanding food and service at The Revelry mean that I will be a repeat patron. Our server, Dan, was personable and professional and made our visit a great one. The fare was tasty and the varied menu provided for many interesting choices. A brief chat with owner Jenna made the experience even more personal and pleasant. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time having brunch here
    dineNdashVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our first time having brunch here! We enjoyed the pecan bun as an appetizer, and the shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles as meals. The food was great, and it was a beautiful day to be outside. This was a wonderful way to celebrate a 60th birthday for my mother-in-law.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open Table Reservation Times
    roscoe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    2 days before I visited the Open Table site to make a reservation for 2, was offered 5:45pm or earlier, 8:30pm or later. I took the 5:45pm. Food very good; service great, but several tables vacant throughout the evening and when we left at 7:20pm. Maybe I should have made a phone call for a 6:30pm or 7:30pm table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    traceypooh
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    So glad we finally made it to Revelry. Everything was fantastic from start to finish. A great addition to the Rochester dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!
    dineNdashVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our second time here and we had a wonderful evening! The food and service were absolutely on point! We even made reservations for brunch here this weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    DiningNot2OftenButWell
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We came on a Wednesday night so two of our party had the Chicken and Fixings which was excellent and would have been enough for all four of us. Both the menu and the wine list offered interesting options, including dishes with a Southern flair such as deep-friend quail, and a whole page of local Finger Lakes wines. Service was perfectly timed, attentive but never rushed. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • extremely sweet and the food delish
    goldie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This meal was a second date situation and I was so happy that our server was extremely sweet and the food delicious! I came off looking like a rock star for choosing a trendy place with truly special food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I received a gift card to revelry for my birthday from my sons. We went on a rainy Saturday night. We wanted to sit outside in their patio area but I'm glad we ate inside after all. Everyone was very friendly and our server knew all the questions we asked in regards to the menu. The drinks were amazing. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was fabulous! I read the review in the City paper and it was as good if not better than what I had expected. The service was great and the parking easy. Our server was attentive but not overly so and her timing was right on. I would definitely recommend this as a go to restaurant for great food and terrific service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outdoors yes,indoors no
    tabletalk
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Revelry is a place to dine on a warm summer night, since outdoors is delightful and indoors is much too noisy. It was a crowded night with lots of young people enjoying themselves but the indoor din was too much for anyone over 50. Service was quite lovely and food was too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rochester stand-out!
    fabulous
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have dined here many times since they opened one year ago (6/13) and it keeps getting better. Service is always top notch, the food is always interesting all well prepared. The menu appeals to foodies and also has a hamburger and a few simple things. The mixologist is amazing with all mixes and juices house-made each day. Bonus: Nice parking lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    LJ619
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was phenomenal! I love scallops and the scallops there were the best I ever had! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SouthernHoneyGaleFoodie3z
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nice setting and food. I would say that the dessert menu needs a better selection. It's has a southern theme so the should follow with dessert like those wonderful cookies you give everyone should be on the menu to order more, pecan, sweet potatoe pie etc.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    Brooke
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Oysters were perfect, cocktails are fun and delicious and dinner/service great. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    mommy1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The specialty drinks are fun and.delicious. The service was very poor. We waited a very long time before we saw our waiter. Then I had to flag another waiter down.to ask for a.glass of wine later. My friend's mac and cheese was not cooked even to al dente and the sauce was uninspired. Bottom line : Go for drinks and.skip the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    Sandman
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were there midweek for an anniversary dinner. The bar was busy, and we chose to eat outside because it was still 80 degrees, and the arbor was inviting. Tuesday was Tikki Day so lots of silly cocktails on offer, maybe that's why the crowd seemed so young, which is unusual for a restaurant of this quality, and great to see. Food was good, (my wife's Cobia was better than my scallops), service was excellent, with some great wine suggestions, not too much $$. Would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different in Rochester
    LoLo17
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My husband and I visited earlier this week for our anniversary. The bar has a great happy hour atmosphere (The East Ender was awesome...somewhere between a gin and tonic and a mojito). We had the "Chicken n Fixins" for dinner (his choice, not mine...I wanted the quail, but you have to pick your battles) and while I'm generally not a fan of fried chicken, this was outstanding! The sides were great too - unique flavors! One thing to note with this special is everything comes out at once. I think next time I'd ask if they could bring the biscuits first so we have something to snack on while waiting. Our server was on top of things but not a hoverer. If it wasn't raining we would have loved to try to patio. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Revelation
    JDDiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Revelry never disappoints. Have dined here three times and stopped many times for drinks. The bar is great; the bartenders really know what they are doing. Service is fast and efficient in both dining and bar. The new outdoor seating is a must during great weather. Our server on this recent evening was both personable and efficient with an excellent sense of humor. Her recommendations were on the money and the suggested wine from JR Vineyards was an excellent choice. Inside dining can be a bit noisy but adds to the overall ambiance of the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Choice
    KnitPodo
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food was excellent. The scallops were excellent. I thought the Duck appetizer was great, my partner not having ever had duck found it's flavour not to her taste. My greens salad was very fresh and a good mix of lettuces. The Beet salad was a surpsrise to see on a menu and was again well prepared and very tasteful. All of the staff was wonderfull. Everyone was friendly and professional. Just enough attention to our needs but not overwhelming. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    KitKat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was a little disappointed with the food despite what I had heard. Our food arrived not as hot as I would have liked it. The homemade doughnuts were great and the home made lemonade! Fried green tomato BLT had very little bacon and I was glad I had ordered an extra side of it. Even my coffee (the several cups I had) was served Luke-warm.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • brunch just ok
    tada
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    the sticky bun was phenomenal, the shrimp and grits were fabulous, but the crab cakes were bland and tasteless. mostly great food but I thought with such a small menu every item would be great. won't be ordering the crab cakes again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ummm good
    57wine
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great time. It was a perfect restaurant for a Father's day dinner. Food was delicious. The waiter's and the server's were always pleasant. Always smiling and they were right there to fill our water glass it seemed like every three minutes. Great service. Will be back soon! Nice job accommodating five people. Thank you for a a really nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.