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Ox and Stone

282 Alexander St, Rochester, NY 14607-1903
+1 585-287-6933
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“paella” (14 reviews)
“tacos” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
282 Alexander St, Rochester, NY 14607-1903
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Reviewed yesterday

So let me say at the outset that I’m going to skip all of the issues with their staff that led us to receiving our dinner an hour and a half late. I will also mention that they tried to make things right by comping...More

Thank MandM2005
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice dinner. The paella is excellent. The service was very good. Our waiter was very personable. However, we ordered a bottle of wine. The waiter could not find the wine we chose so he brought us a comparable. When opening the wine, the cork...More

Thank mpprincipino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with another couple to have dinner. The restaurant is nice, has both indoor and outdoor seating. Indoor has very low lighting and some tables are very close together. The wait staff was nice and gave suggestions but was very slow and hard to find...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Went with a bunch of friends. Place was nearly empty. Service was very slow. Tacos were super tiny (3 inches diameter) for over $5 each. Server spilled some margarita on me and my leather (expensive) purse. She barely offered an apology and seemed inconvenienced getting...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The Ox and Stone only recently opened for brunch. We chose to eat inside although the day was beautiful and we could have eaten outdoors. Our waiter, Daniel, was very accommodating and helpful. My wife had the basic burger and I had the grilled chorizo...More

Thank L F
Reviewed June 5, 2018

My office of 23 people made a lunch reservation here. We were seated upstairs in a very noisy room. There was one waitress taking care of all 23 of us. She took forever to get our drink orders and even longer for our food orders....More

2  Thank Mauzy61
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Highlight of the night! Fun cocktails, great atmosphere, bar-staff was very attentive. Really speakeasy-like. Get the crickets - they are fantastic, and a bucket list adventure. I prefer them without the hot sauce, so you can taste them (like rice crispies). Would go again.

Thank SpreheG
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Another Rochester restaurant in a converted mansion, which means having to bypass the packed, trendy bar and climb up a long flight of stairs to the dining room. Allegedly a Latin restaurant, but really Mexican with Paella being the only Spanish dish. Should have taken...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for pre-dinner drinks and appetizers. Love the building!! Had the charcuterie tray and it was outstanding!! Drinks were really good and bartender was knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely go back for dinner.

Thank Luckyis
Reviewed April 16, 2018

I enjoy trying new restaurants, and if a restaurant serves paella, I am in. I went to Ox and Stone with three girlfriends. Overall, we had a good experience, but I will likely not return, for a few reasons. First, the good:The waitress was knowledgeable...More

Thank Kris D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Alexander St, Rochester, NY 14607-1903
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-287-6933
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Ox and Stone is a Latin inspired kitchen with craft cocktails and a warm and lively candlelit atmosphere. Set within the walls of a historic 1880s mansion, it is reminiscent of a castle with its grand stairway, arched doorways and ceilings, aged walnut woodwork, and exposed brick. The bar and dining areas are comfortable and encourage late night mingling and grazing with separate lounge areas. A large upstairs room offers a quieter dining option featuring a windowed turret looking over Alexander Street. The menu is inspired by fresh home-cooked Latin flavors and dishes but with an American culinary flair, such as braised ox tail, and paella. Tortillas are made in house, and regular menu items and specials largely capitalize on seasonal items and fresh ingredients from locally sourced farms and merchants. Our full bar offers traditional cocktails, as well as house concoctions centered on an extensive agave and sugar spirit list (tequila, mezcal, rum, aguardiente, etc.) Each cocktail will be crafted with care and be complimented by our various dishes. In addition to regular service, Ox and Stone is host to a number of events throughout the year, with the ability to accommodate birthdays, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and more. The mission of Ox and Stone is to provide our patrons with a warm and inviting atmosphere, marked by a high level of service, and a unique, enjoyable, and consistent dining and drinking experience. Ox and Stone is open for lunch, dinner, and late night on weekends.
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