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The Old Toad

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277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
585-232-2626
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice, British pub

my chicken curry was good, good local beer served. Too many onion rings on company's food choices. Very friendly staff: mostly true Brits doing work internships in US. They didn't have to pretend to have English accents.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Clark M
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Kingston
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English first
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We were so please that the Toad did not offer the typical American bar food. The menu catered to vegetarians with delicious choices with great flavors. Cute charming pub. Good beer. Good food. Very casual.

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Kingston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

my chicken curry was good, good local beer served. Too many onion rings on company's food choices. Very friendly staff: mostly true Brits doing work internships in US. They didn't have to pretend to have English accents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My friend and I went for a lovely meal at the Old Toad last week. The food was great. The authentic British pub was fun and different. Even our waiter, a young man called Tom, was British. The service was fantastic and we will definitely return. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always a great place for a few beers & some good grub in a super laid-back, friendly atmosphere. I have never been disappointed with the food & have been quite surprised by the quality of a few of the vegetarian options I've tried (veggie bangers & mash included.) The drink list is endless & the staff is always helpful &... More 

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Rochester, New York
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's a nice idea. Bring the UK to Rochester. The staff are all working on college credit in the service industry and very willing to talk about home. Even the bar itself was imported from England. The food is authentic with Shepard's pie and Yorkshire Pudding. They even have several vegetarian options. Their beer menu is a book and ranges... More 

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Old Warden, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A great idea for a British themed pub. The beer however was not kept in good condition, I had Fullers London Pride and it was fairly flat. The meals showed promise, a nice range of starters and mains. Again on delivery they were Ok but not really more. I was disappointed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Traditional English style pub with authentic frontage and fixtures and fittings shipped in from a pub in England. Great pub for fans of real ale with tons of choice.

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Ovid, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great atmosphere and Englsh food and beers. The Yorkshire Pudding dinner was real comfort food. You would not have known you were in Rochester, NY.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great atmosphere! 10/10 on decor and atmosphere. Excellent drink and bar list; the food was underwhelming. Out of five at our table, nobody enjoyed their food. Overcooked beef and puddings, soggy salad, and fish was not crispy; fries cold. That said, trivia night is fantastic, drinks are second to none, service was great, and as stated earlier, the restaurant oozes... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We did not eat here but thoroughly enjoyed a very pleasant evening with both good staff and a good crowd of people - the main difference between this and an English/London pub was the number of other customers we chatted with in the Old Toad! The food looked nice but we had already ate but the lengthy list of beers... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Toad

Address: 277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
Phone Number: 585-232-2626
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1943
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-232-2626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?