We visited Revelry for dinner on a Friday night. Revelry is a newly opened business to the area. We made reservation for 4 people at 6 pm since we have a show to catch at 8pm. The restaurant has about 6-7 tables on the first floor on one side and the bar at the other side. In between was the host station where we were greeted, asked for our coats, and seated. If you look at the floor, an area is plexi glassed and you can see the wine cellar below. Kinda neat and unique feature for any restaurants around.
Our server for the night was Erica. She was pleasant and friendly without overdoing it. She gave us our menu and asked for water preference. I chose a sparkling water, lots of ice, slices of lemon and she brought it exactly as I wanted and kept the cap to my bottle!(big pet peeve of mine is when they throw out the cap on a big bottle that I rarely finish and it is wasted!), but kept my bottle in an ice bucket and kept my glass filled through the whole dinner.Just shows how Erica was mindful of these details that added to the pleasant experience. The décor downstairs was southern hospitality. The bar area was already full when we got there and it was a bit loud. I heard upstairs was a bigger area but I don't know if it was as interesting as downstairs. I did not peek.
We ordered the biscuits and a pork with crispy skin (special) for appetizers. The biscuits were fluffy and the pimento was very tasty. The pork was delicious but the skin was not as crunchy as I expected.2 people@ my table ordered the quail and they loved it. It was moist and tender and the gravy was just enough to compliment but not smother. I really liked the collard green side, I could've eaten a whole bowl! My son ordered Covia just because he'd never had it before. Covia is a white fish, mild and delicate. It was cooked perfectly and he really liked it. I ordered the Halibut dish which was actually a seabass replacement that night which was perfect because seabass is my favorite fish. They cooked it perfectly . It was moist and tender and cooked through. It was arranged beautifully along with the eggplant, asparagus, hen of the wood (mushroom), chorizo for a bit of saltiness and drizzled with a citrus saffron aioli. I was very happy with it. All the plates were done beautifully, there were just enough side and protein to satisfy but not make you feel too full. We were not hurried but Erica was always attentive. We would've tried dessert but we ran out of time for that and I was hoping for a nice bread pudding on the menu but they did not have some. Overall, I am very excited to welcome a place such as Revelry into the blooming restaurant scene of Rochester. It is different, the food is very good, the service is excellent, the building is lovely, with enough parking space. I hope it will stay for a while because I plan to visit again...and again...
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