The Revelry

4.5
989 reviews
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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.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Cold food, but great flavors. Long wait, but pleasant staff. Management has a long way to go if they expect to be a long term fit in the community. Extremely disappointed with our experience and have no intentions of returning.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic. service was excellent!! Cocktails very good.

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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Portion sizes are really small for the price of the dishes!! Ambiance is good.

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Cocktails are unique and week done. Deviled eggs fantastic. House cut fries awesome. We will return to try the fried chicken. Keep up the great work!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My husband ordered his burger medium. It came so well done he could not enjoy it. He didn't want to send it back and make me wait since my dinner was already served. He also said the french fries were very salty.

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All ready told several people about our wonderful experience.

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1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

On my first visit, I was impressed with the setting yet the music was too loud downstairs. The quantity of the food was disappointing; the taste was unique and excellent.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at The Revelry over the weekend and enjoyed ever aspect. The food was delicious, the drinks were even better. I had a Mr. Mule, and would highly recommend. We will be visiting again.

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DY
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was horrible and horribly overpriced: the chicken wings were not cooked, the fish came on a dried up smear of puree and the pulled pork was absolutely tasteless. To cap it off the waiter was inattentive and had little idea about the menu or wine. Never again.

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Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The new chef is terrific! Great twists on all the dishes! Kudos!

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service for brunch.

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g
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Some food items were bland or over cooked, while others were wonderful. Service was excellent beginning with the host.

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Great cocktails and bartenders. Food was fantastic.

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LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, staff awesome, bar area after dinner very busy, difficult to order drinks, expected on Saturday night though.

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love this place. Staff is always great and the food and drinks are outstanding!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Although we enjoyed the Revelry, we couldn't help feeling a bit jipped when we left. It is way over priced for quite an average meal. The cocktails were great and we enjoyed the atmosphere of the first floor and the service, but dinner was a bit of a disappointment.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with great service

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e
New England
31 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great interpretation of southern fare and accommodating staff even though we came in very late. The biscuits are particularly good. A little noisy, though, on friday nights, which some people probably like!

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic meal. The ambiance is so lovely and our waitress was terrific. When I made the reservation, I was asked if it would be a special occasion. I let them know we would be celebrating my best friend’s birthday. In any other upscale restaurant I have ever been to, they always bring out a complimentary dessert to celebrate. I was disappointed that my friend did not receive a special surprise. We, of course, could have ordered dessert, but that would not have surprised her.

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Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic visit! Always great- new menu including marrow bones! Nicole, the raw bar monger, encouraged me to make use of the empty bone and do a “fat wash” which is a shot of bourbon poured down the bone! Sounds ridiculous and it was- ridiculously tasty that is!!! The Revelry is a top spot. They also always have great loud music in the bar and sitting at the raw bar you can hear it but still talk comfortably! Maybe your 80 year old granny may not like it but this child of the 60s ❤️s it!

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c
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Always too noisy, have to practically yell to talk to the person across the table
Server was very good and attentive
Fried entrees and appetizers are too heavily breaded
And almost over fried so gave food only two stars

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amzing! I love the inside of the resturant it’s so pretty.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we sat down our server Megan made our night delightful! The pork shoulder was absolutely amazing! Oysters are not usually my thing, but I enjoyed the fresh briny taste of the one I did try. The bone marrow appetizer was excellent, buttery and rich, exactly how it should be. I would definitely reccomend the new spring menu, and when you go be sure to request Megan if you want a relaxed, informative and completely enjoyable experience!

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PG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great and once we were served, the service was great as well. As per usual, the bar and bartenders are fantastic!!

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TW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. We got the shellfish tower as well as the steak. Cooked perfectly. Matt was excellent answering our questions and offering his recommendations. Mack downstairs made awesome drinks including the smoky bourbon old fashioned. We celebrated our anniversary here and will definitely be back.

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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great reataurant inside of a wonderfully refurbished turn of the century building, limited VERY tasty menu, new spring menu just released, fresh oysters, good wines, beers and spirits..... great energy, we always sit downstairs to watch the clientele and feel the positive vibe, try it someday soon!

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The new spring menu's great! Beet salad was an absolute highlight. Cocktails as always were wonderful! Very friendly staff and good service. Only downside was it was crazy noisy. A large party near us made it almost impossible to chat. We asked to move and they said they’d come get us, but no one ever did. A fun night out but it’ll be a while before we go back.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was a 10

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience with great ambiance. The team at The Revelry executed flawlessly and all the dishes we had were full of flavor and perfectly cooked. I look forward to returning as soon as I can!

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VA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Revelry. Good food, good service, fun ambience. Will be returning.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

1. Cocktails made with pre-made lemon concentrate; yuck. There was so much sugar concentrate in my East Ender I could not taste the Gin. Very poor.
2. Oysters - neither the east or west coats tasted very fresh.
3. Dinner options; limited menu and no specials. Hmm.
4. The creme brulee came out so cold it appeared obvious it was pulled from the fridge. Very hard and dense.
5. Service (by Matt) was good. We did not feel rushed and he was polite. The deco is also still nice.
Overall, the menu and cocktails have gone downhill over the last few years.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely be returning, some of the best service and food.

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DE
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place to eat and drink fantastic service

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KN
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was very sweet and accommodating, but seemed new. If not, she was not very good. The food came out very quickly and was brought out by all different people which was unnecessary considering it came out almost too fast and it was not busy. The dinner came out before the salad. Boo. The host was very professional and took our app and coffee off the bill. The food was outstanding- especially brisket and blondie. We will DEFINITELY recommend and return. Tighten up your service a bit though

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Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the seafood tower and great staff. Nicole is the boss of that raw bar in a big way!

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AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice place to enjoy. Good food, atmosphere, and service. It's in our top 3 places to go in Rochester.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Music was a little loud, but the place was clean. Staff was friendly, food and drinks were excellent. Everything was cooked as requested. We had a great time.

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Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch day!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Revelry — for a drink after work, for a lovely catch-up dinner with friends, or for a leisurely Sunday brunch. Charming staff — a friendly, delightful, delicious experience always.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very noisy hard to hear yourself talk. Portion sizes are small and the food isn’t that great.

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