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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
The Revelry reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (111)vibrant bar scene (99)special occasion (85)neighborhood gem (68)hot spot (67)great for outdoor dining (61)notable wine list (51)good for groups (45)romantic (40)late-night find (30)great for lunch (24)great for brunch (22)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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.
  • great find!
    ginzodude
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Loved this place! Found it via TripAdvisor and glad we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, 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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Quiet Summer Evening
    Docbob1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We decided to eat outside at the Revelry and although there was a threat of rain it never showed. My wife uses a walker so dinning out was perfect. The service, food and everything were outstanding and we could not ask for more. My wife had the smoked pasta with shrimp and I had the Southern Fried Quail with Waffle and we shared a dessert. The only problem we had was that there were too many yellow jackets flying around our table. We highly recommend this place and it is now on our favorite list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
  • great food
    eater
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    wait staff is outstanding. very knowledgeable and helpful. I don't drink alcohol so can't say if there is an extensive wine list or not. barmaid was not taken aback at all when I said I don't drink and made me a good not too sweet drink. only drawback and the reason for a 4 instead of five on the service is that after the restaurant got busy, our dessert was slow to come. since the place is a cool place, we didn't mind the wait
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.