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Tavern58 at Gibbs

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American, Eclectic
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58 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626 (Gibbs St.)
(585) 546-5800
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4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tavern 58 at Gibbs is Rochester's downtown neighborhood dinner house. The...
Tavern 58 at Gibbs is Rochester's downtown neighborhood dinner house. The Tavern offers regional cuisine that features aged steaks expertly grilled, fresh seafood uniquely prepared, freshly made pastas and fabulous nightly specials. There is also a wide variety of creatively prepared appetizers and Tavern sandwiches. The great food is just part of the experience. We have a young energetic team that is eager to give you the best dining experience in town. Whether you're downtown on business, meeting friends for a night out or taking in dinner and theater, Tavern 58 is the perfect blend of casual comfortable excellence. Tavern58 at Gibbs 58University Avenue Rochester, New York 14605 585-546-5800 www.tavern58.com
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great dinner and service

First time here and won't be the last. We started with cocktails, gin and tonic and a Ketel one martini, both were good. Appetizer was shared clams casino which was good and the fried tortilla strips were great! The shared house salad was plenty for two and very tasty with the house dressing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Tom S
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

First time here and won't be the last. We started with cocktails, gin and tonic and a Ketel one martini, both were good. Appetizer was shared clams casino which was good and the fried tortilla strips were great! The shared house salad was plenty for two and very tasty with the house dressing and the fruit and nuts in it.... More 

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Rochester NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Have been here several times and always have excellent meal. Nice to be greeted by the owner. Recently had dinner before going to a play. Service was prompt and didn't feel rushed. I had the pako crusted chicken - very moist, and served with a delicious polenta. My husband had the filet - so tender, and great flavor, served with... More 

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Hilton, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Nice booths, house salad had lots of extras, nuts, blue cheese, blueberries and was perfectly dressed with just the right amt of dressing on every leaf. My veg burger with avocado was great as was the role, although might be too dense for others My husbands bolognese was excellent. Rodney Strong Chardonnay was part of a great wine selection. The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband took me to Tavern 58 for our anniversary dinner, it was our first time there. All the staff we dealt with were very pleasant. It was a pretty cold winter night, restaurant is small & cozy but we were seated by a window and we had a hard time staying warm. But we stayed put because it was... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were a party of five looking for a place for dinner at the last minute. They accommodated us without any trouble. We all enjoyed our meal selections. The staff was there when needed, but not noticed when not. Overall a good experience. I can recommend Tavern 58 for a nice meal!

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Rochester NY
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Enjoyed dinner with family from out of town. Nice choices for vegan appetite, excellent meatballs and hangar steak. Eclectic background music but not so loud so we could all converse. Wait staff was great and was knowledgeable about items on menu. Can't wait to go back! t

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Villanova, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I had the Tavern style schnitzel. The pork was thin and tough. The coating was under sauteed Panko with burnt edges. The accompanying German potato salad and apple chutney were miniscule servings. The waiter kept urging us to order more sides, drinks and desserts. Our grandson had an angus burger, which was fairly good. The waiter tried... More 

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have visited Tavern 58 several times -- with friends, business colleagues, and with my other half... Every time has been nothing short of sublime. Granted, the decor is not exactly the trendiest, but they make up for it with an inventive and frankly delicious menu. I would recommend their cocktails, soups, pastas and steaks. (For my money, their steaks are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The team at Gibbs is focussed on customer service in every aspect. I am the Manager of a hockey team that was in town for a tournament. I called the restaurant to see if they could accommodate us on Saturday afternoon. They were not normally open at 3pm but volunteered to open early to accommodate our team. We had 35+... More 

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Farmington, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been here once before, I love this place. I had the Elk chop special this time, it was amazing. The dry rub they used so enhanced the flavor of the meat without overpowering it. As before, the service was great. I got there a little early which was nice, the place filled up as I was finishing. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626
    (Gibbs St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 546-5800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Tavern 58 at Gibbs is Rochester's downtown neighborhood dinner house. The Tavern offers regional cuisine that features aged steaks expertly grilled, fresh seafood uniquely prepared, freshly made pastas and fabulous nightly specials. There is also a wide variety of creatively prepared appetizers and Tavern sandwiches. The great food is just part of the experience. We have a young energetic team that is eager to give you the best dining experience in town. Whether you're downtown on business, meeting friends for a night out or taking in dinner and theater, Tavern 58 is the perfect blend of casual comfortable excellence. Tavern58 at Gibbs 58University Avenue Rochester, New York 14605 585-546-5800 www.tavern58.com
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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