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About 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 reflect our passion for artisan, high-quality spirits, wine, and beer. Our service reflects our commitment to genuine hospitality. We delight in the art of serving our guests.

The Revelry is near The George Eastman House, The Frank Lloyd Wright House, The Memorial Art Gallery, Strong Museum, The Strathallan Hotel, Park Ave, The Rochester Public Market, Wegmans, & Cobbs Hill Park.

1290 University Avenue Suite A
Rochester, NY 14607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Sunday: Brunch Menu: 11:00am-2:30pm | Sunday Southern Supper Menu 5pm-9pm | Bar: 11am-12am

Cross Street:
Culver Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(585) 340-6454

Website:
http://www.therevelryroc.com/

Catering:
Catering available.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Occasional paired wine/beer/cocktail dinners

The Revelry Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (29)
Creative Cuisine (25)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Hot Spot (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Cozy (10)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Scenic View (4)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. However, we did have issues with an allergy that was mentioned to our server, but still was a problem.
We also mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, but this was not acknowledged.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food. Excellent drinks!!! We had a great time!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My only disappointment is that the whiskey choices are all unfamiliar brands! I asked for an alternate to my usual Seagrams VO dry manhattan and was given a suggestion of a "rye". Not a good alternate.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I made a reservation to meet my cousin and her boyfriend from out of town for dinner at 5:30 PM. They didn’t plan their day trip and ended up arriving at 6:50 PM. I would have gladly given up our table because they were ridiculously late and did not seem to think it was a problem. The hostess at The Revelry was incredibly kind and let us keep our table. The Revelry is too generous and hospitable, thank you! Besides that mishap, everything was wonderful. The east coast oysters were really tasty! I had the butternut bisque, fried green tomatoes and the scallops and clams - all were lovely! The mango sorbet was icing on the cake. Our server was very attentive and helpful even though it was a busy Saturday night. Also, sitting at the bar and having snacks before dinner and chatting with the bartenders is so much fun! The Revelry is the best! Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was very professional, food was very good, we enjoyed early reservations; therefore, the noise level was low. We've eaten here several times and have always been pleased.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The "new fall menu" was very limited. My small plate came luke warm and when I sent it back it returned luke warm. The lettuce in the beet salad was minimal and the beets and dressing were hard to find.....the bar area and drinks were great and the wait staff was excellent. Will not be back to eat....maybe drinks and an appetizer. Very disheartening.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner was great I loved the fried oysters! And the jungle drink was amazing. Although the food was good the kitchen was slow getting our food out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Perhaps not an every-day thing, and it wasn't the quietest place, but still pleasant to talk with friends. The service and food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 4th Wedding Anniversary, we decided The Revelry would be worth a try. We could not have been happier with the food, service, and environment. Our server, Doug was amazing and his recommendations were on point (especially the chocolate torte). Thanks for a wonderful first experience, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

One of our favorite spots for a special occasion. We enjoyed every moment we were there.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Revelry has an excellent brunch menu on Sunday. The ambiance is always eclectic. Just wish they’d bring the quiche back on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My friend and I ordered the hush puppies, spicy shrimp, and fried chicken. Everything was very tasty, but we especially enjoyed the hush puppies...the pimiento cheese and honey were the perfect combination!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were s little disappointed by the menu choices at that price point. They said they are getting ready for a menu change, but come to find out that isn’t until January third. Service was great until it started to get busy and then it faltered a bit.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great vibe! Scallops were spectacular. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I have been here many times and I will continue to come here often! The food is always amazing, the cocktails are delightful and everyone on staff is charming and helpful. Thank you for being the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband and I love date night at the Relvery. The service is always great. The food is always delicious and we have never been disappointed by anything we have ever ordered. The lighting in the evening was not pleasing. They preset the house lights. It’s very dark. We could not see the menu with the one little candle on our table and the lights so dim. We were not the only table using cell flashlight to see the food we were eating. Part of the senses of enjoying the meal is sight, very difficult. We asked for the light to get turned up but instead they brought us another mini candle. Great desserts & cocktails.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Dinner for 3:
Chilled lobster tail was tough. Sauce was too sweet. Hush Puppies were good, although the dipping sauce was not.
Steak was tough
Clams and Scallops were ok . . . some of the seafood was unidentifiable.
Everything was mediocre and over-priced

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a wonderful eve. From the time we arrived til we left. Our Bartender Pat was fun, knowledgeable, skilled and thoughtful. Our server, Nicole was a sweetie—knew the menu, made great suggestion and considerate as well. Cocktails and food service was prompt and professional. We will certainly return and have already recommended it to others.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place is excellent. My new fav spot in ROC. Keep up the great job, Revelry team! And thanks = brunch last Sunday was outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I love the Revelry. I live near Chicago and my Daughter goes to UR...we always go to Revelry when I am in town to visit. Usually twice...Dinner AND Brunch. Best place in town for creative eating and drinking! The Deviled eggs are the stuff dreams are made of. The shrimp and grits are a must have for Brunch. And, last but far from least...The cocktails are a work of art!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful evening at The Rev. Greeted by Manager Jack Scott when we walked in and the excellent service continued from there. The food was top notch and just yummy 😄. Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very welcoming &prompt seating. Excellent wait service, good food & wine! Did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had my birthday dinner with my brother as my husband was out of town on a business trip. Revelry is reliably fabulous! The craft cocktails are the best and the southern cuisine is spot on. Cornell and I always enjoy the Revelry, as does my brother Steve.
We were even presented a complimentary dessert with a Birthday candle!! Totally unexpected and made me feel special.
Kathy J

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food, service, and drinks every single time. Everything is hands down amazing!

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went for brunch and I thought the menu was a bit limited for brunch/breakfast items and certaily vegetarian. The ONLY vegetarian option was the benedict "without the ham." They need more
vegetarian options. Service was fantastic!! This place is best for cocktails and a nice dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary dinner at The Revelry, and we were not disappointed! Great food, great service and great ambiance. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great date night / special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a combination of an appetizer and 4 small plates to make up our meal and had fun experiencing each different, delicious plate. Our server, Nate, was courteous and efficient. We sat outside; University Ave streetside and enjoyed the arbour and scene. We look forward to returning. Highly recommend the scorpion juice. It's perfect for two to share even though the menu suggests 3 or 4.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fantastic food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Overall a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food, drink and service were outstanding as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very disappointed. Bar area impressive but only a couple recognized scotch brands; too many strange unknown brands! Food very expensive & not tradional Service style--my 4 seared scallops came in a large bowl served over all the other components such as peas, hominy--a big bowl of mush basically with a strange ham-flavored liquid to pour over everything, which I refused. No bread served. We were sat in front seafood area near front door & across from bar area --only 3 tables in area so no warmth or ambience of finer dining consistent with menu costs, following our afternoon at the theater.

Tags: Happy Hour, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The Revelry is one of the best restaurants in the area. We have never had a bad experience there and this time was no exception. These guys knock it out of the park every time. We came in to celebrate our last night of our mini-honeymoon and they took care of us. Free champagne when we arrived and we had multiple staff checking in on our table all night long to make sure we were happy. I just can't recommend this place enough!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Overall the place has a nice atmosphere, we were seated downstairs in the front, so I would imagine if the bar got busy it would have been quite loud, but it was quiet during our dining experience. The menu had some unique offerings which was nice, but the food we had was just ok, which left us feeling it was over priced for what you get. The fish was over-cooked & a bit tough, the pork chop was cooked as requested, but tough. Our server was great, very friendly and attentive, the restaurant did not seem busy, so we were a bit surprised at the long wait for our food, but maybe the upstairs dining area was busy. We probably would not go here again unless it's just for cocktails.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food and drinks were great. The music was a bit too loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The experience was wonderful. My boyfriend and I went for dinner on a Saturday and didn't have to wait too long for our table. The place was full, but not too loud and the service was outstanding. The bartenders and servers were lovely and charming. And the food was unique yet comforting. Absolutely delicious. Yes it is a bit pricey, but worth it in the end. If anything get the small dishes and make it a tapas event! Already recommending it to my friends and family!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Organic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Beware the Sunday menu is Brunch all day! I took my wife for dinner on a Sunday evening and they only offer the brunch menu...plus they were out of 2 (of the ~8) entrees We ended up with the shrimp and grits- very tasty!

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We've been to Revelry for brunch several times before. Usually, its dependably great, but yesterday was just, I guess, an off day.

We were seated promptly with no issues, and were able to quickly put in orders for appetizers with the hostess. Runners brought out the appetizers, but when we hadn't seen whoever would be our server for nearly 35 minutes to place our brunch order, I requested that another server be substituted since this person seemed to be stretched a little thin.

About fifteen minutes later, another server took over the table and someone appearing to be a manager (but who did not introduce himself) stopped by to offer a flimsy acknowledgment of the issue, but who seemed annoyed that we had asked that something be done about it - look, brunch at Revelry is (usually) great, but we're not there to spend three hours drinking J. Roget mimosas - we have other places to be and the pace of service just needed to be picked up to match what it normally is.

Our entrees (both of them burgers) were finally served; my medium rare burger was served well done and my dining companion, who has very long hair, found multiple short curly hairs in the sauce of her burger. We trust that was just an unfortunate coincidence. However, with discretion being the better part of valor, we cut our losses and went to TRATA instead, which graciously found us a table quite quickly.

Probably going to be a little while before we try Revelry again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our Saturday night dinner at your restaurant was a delight from beginning to end. Your glass floor entrance is unique, the hostess was friendly and most welcoming, our waiter (Jean) informative and non-rushing, and our meal absolutely delicious.
When Jean found out we were celebrating our 55 wedding anniversary, he brought us two complimentary glasses of sparkling chardonnay. So good, much better than champagne! Our chicken and beef dinners literally melted in our mouths, and the crème brulee was just the dessert to finish off our meal.
This am I recommended your restaurant to my PT.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Been there many times, and this one didn't disappoint as usual. Creative and tasty food, great cocktails, attentitative service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We enjoyed a special occasion at Revelry and it was lovely. Great service including helpful recommendations. Delicious beet salad and scrumptious pork chop. Cornbread was so good but could be dessert! Modern atmosphere in vintage building. Also pleasant outdoor seating. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was delicious and the establishment was classy.

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