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Park Avenue Pub & Restaurant

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French, American, International, Pub
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650 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2943
+1 585-461-4140
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Fine Wine . Steak . Seafood . Pasta

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Crab Cakes Anywhere

We have been going to the Pub for over 40 years. The ownership change was seamless and this remains one of our favorite restaurants. When ever we have crab cakes we compare them to the Pub and the Pub always wins. Great food at reasonable prices and don't forget to ask to see the hand written wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
John M
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Pittsford, New York
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Pittsford, New York
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to the Pub for over 40 years. The ownership change was seamless and this remains one of our favorite restaurants. When ever we have crab cakes we compare them to the Pub and the Pub always wins. Great food at reasonable prices and don't forget to ask to see the hand written wine list for some... More 

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Thank John M
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The Park Ave Pub has apparently been a well-known Rochester restaurant for years. When I first discovered it a few years ago, I felt I had found a hidden gem. Little did I know that those "in the know" have been visiting for years. It's understandable. The food is consistently deilicious...that's a given. But, what I enjoy is the atmosphere.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a great meal while staying in Rochester. We started with the poached pear and roasted beet mosaic and the crab cake appetizer. Both were delicious! The crab cakes weren't like the ones from Maryland, but not every crab cake has to be like that! We enjoyed the asian aioli very much! For our main meal,... More 

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Thank CarolineinToronto72
Queretaro, Mexico
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151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Living walking distance from the pub I had passed it many times on the way to breakfast on the corner. I had made it there one night with friends for Happy Hour and had a great time. All the patrons, old timers mostly, seemed to know each other and the conversation was lively and the drinks were well priced. We... More 

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Thank mcahill6912
Marietta, Georgia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

What a great meal and nice to enjoy a very lovely patio. The service was excellent and would definitely try it again. So many great choices on the menu.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Been twice, during visits to University of Rochester. This is a reasonably-priced restaurant with American cuisine with a little extra. I had blackened salmon with horseradish sauce, and a lovely green salad with crumbled blue cheese. Pinot Noir was a great complement. The bread is hot and crusty. My companions had pork, pasta and chicken, and beef. The service is... More 

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Thank Karen P
york, pa
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262 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This was a decent place. Food was good, not great. I appreciated that I was allowed to substitute a different salad, just pay a little extra and still take advantage of the three course special. And that's truly a deal, quite a few options and both my husband's shrimp and my salmon were good(but my salmon was nowhere close to... More 

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Indigoscarlet
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I took advantage of the $25 prix fixe menu, and it did not disappoint. Start with some of the best bread I've eaten in years, hot out of the over with a wonderful crunchy crust. The prix fixe menu has 3 courses including 3 choices for the appetizer and dessert and many choices for the main course. the appetizer, the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food is outstanding! They have dependable favorites like crab cakes and filet mignon as well as daily homemade soups and specials. The bar has a great group for friendly regulars that chat with anyone who stops in. The service is wonderful and Scott the owner greets everyone with a smile and a handshake. The outdoor seating seals the deal.

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Rochester, New York
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247 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We have probably walked by this restaurant hundreds of times and just never tried it. A friend suggested we meet there for dinner and we soon realized how much we had been missing. It truly is a "hidden gem" on Park Avenue. For the entire evening, we were impressed with the outstanding service we received. It was flawless, strong and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2943
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-461-4140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, American, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Fine Wine . Steak . Seafood . Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?