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Native Eatery & Bar

4.6
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109 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Located at the bustling corner of Woodbury Blvd and Clinton Ave in Center City Rochester, NY, Native offers a casual upscale dining experience.

Our establishment features locally sourced, New-Age American cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, microbrews and a vast array of wine, served by true believers in our mission to support our friends' and neighbors' small businesses.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 109 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarioM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony and Ross are so friendly. The staff provided excellent service.
Food excellent.
Mario and Marjorie

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DesireeV
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the salmon, which was excellent, by for the price, the portion was very small and there was just a few vegetables under the salmon. something more on the plate would have made it better for the price.

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ChrisU
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks and food. Kimbo was an awesome bar tender and server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastes was amazing! Food and cocktails! Ambiance was incredible.

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JakeV
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING, GET THE SALMON. AWESOME PATIO, BAR LOOKS LIKE A MOVIE SET, GREAT STAFF, COOL DRINKS. YES.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become a favorite go-to. The manager (Robert?) is incredibly accommodating, the food has been great each time we go (6-7 times)!

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KimP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Native never disappoints! The food was fantastic - burger, pasta, Crème Brûlée between 2 people. It was a beautiful evening, with the exterior doors open, and it was great to see a good number of people out enjoying themselves. Will be sure to return again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff was wonderful. We were greeted by the owner Ross and he made sure to check on us several times during our evening.

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ScottH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

I really like your restaurant & we've been there often. I was concerned that with indoor seating, you are operating at >50% capacity. I'm worried that you are getting close to a risky situation & being a COVID hotspot.

I can't recommend to a friend given that concern.

Native Eatery & Bar
Responded on 25 September 2020

Scott, we appreciate and completely understand your concerns. Our official occupancy is 312 guests at one time, so you can rest assure that we are going beyond official guidelines. Now that said, if you or any of your guests have further concerns please just voice this with us. We will make sure we give you extra space to ensure your comfort. This goes beyond COVID, with any concerns you may have just let us know and we will do our best to fix them.

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TerryTown
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed the food, atmosphere and staff at Native. We are looking forward to returning.

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MLvR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back during the pandemic: a beautiful, large, open space perfect for the challenges of social distancing while maintaining an excellent menu and superb service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place represents everything you could ask for in a mature environment for any occasion. The sights of house lights and the outside view of downtown Rochester captures your eyes as you sit in a safe and distant table or booth. Our waiter was very timely in checking in for anything we needed without being too overbearing. Our drinks and food was prepared and served in a timely fashion not having us waiting for long periods while we enjoy multiple drinks. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, any couple,friends, family, or anyone who just wants to have a great time and enjoy food.

Native Eatery & Bar
Responded on 17 September 2020

Thank you for your review Anonymous! Please come back and visit us again soon! <3 Native Management

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Elsie
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

love native - interesting and delicious, good service, good ambience - inside or out
thanks

Native Eatery & Bar
Responded on 17 September 2020

Elsie, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! Native Management

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MPeter
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Server Michenzi was great very attentive. The Restaurant Mgr stopped by a few times and brought us a champagne toast for our 30th wedding anniversary. The Burger is awesome!!

Native Eatery & Bar
Responded on 17 September 2020

MPeter, Thank you for spending your 30th wedding anniversary with us. We are always grateful to be apart of our guest's special occasions! We are glad you enjoyed your evening and the burger! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Native Management

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KenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great sesame tofu dish. I'd prefer that the tofu were a little less bouncy. But the flavors were delicious. Also great frites in a city where really good frites aren't hard to come by.

Native Eatery & Bar
Responded on 17 September 2020

Ken, Thank you for your review. I will provide your feedback regarding the tofu to our Executive Chef. Our frites are a labor love and we are glad you enjoyed them! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Native Management

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OzlemY
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I really wanted to like Native. My favorite part of the evening was the general manager's response to my Asian salad that i almost choked on due to excessive heat. I love spicy food but I could not eat this salad. I'm glad I asked "is this supposed to be this spicy" because they said "No there is a new girl on salads, we'll fix it". The GM was funny and sweet about it so it turned out fine. I was surprised that the chicken was cold at dinner time. I'd expect that at lunch but not dinner. The restaurant's ambiance and service was great, however the food needs help.

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Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and the openness of Native. The staff was very attentive and the food was good.

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LeighS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was delicious! We will be back!

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ThomasM
Roxburghshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Native 4 or 5 times. It is an absolute jem in downtown Rochester. On Valentine's Day it was cozy, warm, and comfortable. It the summer it is spectacular, with the two large walls folding away to bring the outside indoors...there is also execellent seating on the patio. In terms of food/drink, we have had several of the signature cocktails, the apps, burgers, wood-fired pizzas, blackened salmon, braised beef ribs...never, ever disappointed! Finally, my favorite part...the service and hospitality. The manager (Tony) is an outstanding presence, making you feel like he is so happy that you chose Native, and always remembers you when you come back. Excellent servers, as well!

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a22liv
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy our meals, drinks, and the service when we come here. The manager(?) took time to say hello and welcome back. Will always go here.

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GinaQ
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was perfect, the food was amazing and service was fantastic!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lettuce wraps, crab cakes and Margarita pizza. All 3 were outstanding. We sat outside on a beautiful night. Service was fantastic. Tony, the manager, is so friendly and wants to ensure your evening is memorable. Great place to bring a date, or with a group of friends.

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MarioM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close to our home, walking distance.
Gentleman seating us is personable, friendly.

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Gabrielle
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service with an upscale twist on “normal” food. Everything was fresh and tasted great. Service was very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience. The outdoor lounge house music was phenomenal.

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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Our reservation was for 7:30pm- we were able to sit at 7:50pm. Even though we order the drinks at 7:55pm, we didn’t get them until 8:35pm!!! BTW, we order a mojito and the bar was out of mint!!!!! Seriously? Food arrived at 9:00pm!!! 2 out of 4 dishes were horrible. The special of the day was a ribeye. We order two of them. $88 for two steaks that were of bad quality. A lot of fat and you could barely chew them. As a result we left them in the plates. The server didn’t even ask how the food was. Overall, very bad experience!!! Sorry for the negative feedback but I’m assuming you want to hear the truth.

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martim
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance! This restaurant is a gem in downtown Rochester.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great food

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NathanA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I know everyone wants outdoor seating but trying to talk about dessert right after the entrees come out and getting the bill when people aren’t done eating is rude. We were really rushed and we hadn’t even been there 45 minutes. If people are still ordering drinks and not just lounging, don’t rush them just so you can flip the table. Doesn’t make me want to go back. Walked down the street to another restaurant that had outdoor seating and gave them my business instead.

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danb
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food quality was very good. Portions were a little small but flavor made up for it

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CathyE
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love going to Native. We've been there many times and the food and service have never disappointed us.

CE

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Grammy
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating, especially about my request to move to the outdoor patio. Drinks and food were feeling!

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JohnWLarry
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A very congenial, open atmosphere which made it quite safe. Friendly service!
Convient, free parking in the ramp across the street, on a thurs. at 4:30.

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Frank
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The open-air dining is very nice. We were seated just inside but enjoyed a nice breeze and great view from the open Woodbury Blvd. and Clinton Ave. sides of the restaurant. You really cannot notice the Clinton Ave. traffic with all of the nice greenery that surrounds the exterior. Great location and the food and drink was also very good. We can't wait to return.

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Callie
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the drinks were delicious and our server Nicole did a fantastic job. Will definitely be back!!

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captainstarlet
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor patio is beautiful with great views of downtown. Tables were well-spaced apart. The server offered to let us open our own bottle of wine if we preferred because of COVID. I'm vegan, so I got the sesame tofu and it was delicious. My husband got the rib-eye special which he said was very good. 5 stars all around!

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vipRobynW
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! It has it all - ambiance, great food, great service. Kimbo and Tony are great!

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MKEMontalbos
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great outdoor place especially in light of COVID

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Galpal
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Attentive service and fun cocktails!

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MadisonL
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Native Eatery & Bar is a great place to grab a cocktail or to sit down and eat. Great location and overall amazing service. 10/10

FAQs

Native Eatery & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 351-6121.

Native Eatery & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.