Native Eatery & Bar
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.
Native offers food all day with a limited menu served from 2pm-5pm on weekends and after 10pm on weekends.
It was our first time to Native and the place is beautiful. The drinks were great and the bar tender attentive and skilled. We had a last minute change to our reservation and they accommodated us no issue. We order share plates. The humans and falafel were good the Charcuterie board was not as expected, it looked more like packaged cheeses and meats with an attempt at making packaged food look pretty. Overall our experience was great and we’ll go again.
Ambience was great. Wait staff was great. Drinks were fantastic. My only criticism is that I ordered the steak and asked for it medium rare. It was very rare, and the cut was quite fatty. Not worth the price. But everything else was good. They had a live band but no so lound that it made it difficult to carry a conversation while dining.
Amazing experience. Great ambiance. Wonderful music. Great food. Will be back
We had a reservation. Seating was immediate. Table service was timely and engaging. Food was fresh and superb. A special touch was my soup was served by the manager. Very welcoming. We’ll be back
It was a great place to have a nice dinner before GEVA.
Every little thing from the food to the service was wonderful. That staff was attentive and every single thing we ordered was delicious. What a gem of a restaurant in downtown Rochester.
Thank you Carra! What a kind thing to say. We appreciate your thoughtful review and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Thanks again for your support!
My husband and I enjoyed a tasty meal prior to a GEVA performance. It is nice to have a well run and delicious restaurant close to the theater. The cocktails were original and delicious and the food was exemplary with some standard choices and then some nice extraordinary options. It was busy for a weeknight but not crowded so the service was great. We will return.
Thank you for the thoughtful and thorough review Suechef! We appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit!
Everything was excellent, the service was good, food and drink were excellent. We enjoyed the Steamed buns, lettuce wraps, and Tacos. All were very good and came quickly. The seasonal sangria was very good, enjoyed the heat. Thank you.
We love to hear this! Thank you for your kind words. As a local business, we appreciate your support and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks again!
Great atmosphere (Claudia Hoyser was playing too), food and drink, and service by Nate.
The wonderful atmosphere along with tables that were spaced appropriately providing a cozy environment for a date night. The service was outstanding thank you, Rachel, and the manager Tony was hands-on recommending menu items and ensuring all patrons were enjoying their evening. I am not a fan of dining in downtown Rochester but I will make an exception to return to Native because of there quality of food, great service, and easily accessible from Clinton Avenue (Ground Floor of the former Frontier or Rochester Telephone Building). Keep up the good work See you soon.
Really impressed didn’t have expectations. My party really enjoyed ourselves.
We love when everyone leaves having had an enjoyable night! Thank you for your feedback and for spending your time with us. We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon!
Great food and experience! Loved the ambiance and the service! Would definitely recommend
Thank you for your kind words! We pour our hearts into delivering an all around excellent experience for each and every guest. We appreciate your business and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future!
We have always had wonderful dining experiences at Native. The atmosphere is casual yet chic . . . a modern yet cozy New York City feel. On several occasions there has been great live music that perfectly suits the cool vibe of the restaurant. From the moment you walk in you are treated like an old friend. Service is friendly, knowledgeable, and timely without ever feeling rushed. And, of course, the food is really tasty. My favorites include the empanada, steamed buns, pork taco, salmon, and the burger. Native is a really good choice for lunch, drinks, or a special night out.
Great spot for a busness lunch. Staff was attentive, but still left us enough space to conduct sensative conversations. The expanded menu of local-sourced products also provided plenty of options for any appetite, regardless of dietary restrictions.
Would gladly recommend to anyone looking for a good down location
Wait staff was attentive
Thanks Harry! Don't be a stranger!
Our first time dining at Native. We couldn't get into Dinosaur BBQ and we needed to be close to Blackfriars Theatre. Native had available spots on OpenTable. We're glad we went and will go again. We stuck with salad and starters and were very pleased with the selections and quality of ingredients. Good beer and wine offerings. As we were leaving, the bar business had picked up, but there were still plenty of tables. We were greeted and seated by a very friendly host. Our server, Julianna, was excellent, knowledgeable and helpful about the menu.
Thank you for the review. Everything happens for a reason they say, glad to hold up to our end of that!
Great restaurant! Loved all of the appetizers we ordered... sweet and spicy wings, crostini, lettuce wraps and hummus. Dinner salads and specials were fabulous as well. Friendly, efficient service! Loved this place!
Thanks for the review Mary! See you again soon! Dont miss those large glass doors open in the spring!
Native is my new favorite place. Food is delicious, service is great. Going back real soon.
Looking forward to the warm weather and sitting out side on their patio.
We are so happy you have found the right spot to hang out downtown! Introduce yourself next time. We love to see our family grow as we depend on our community's support!
One of their main dishes was 86'd by 530pm and another wasn't going to be ready for another 2 hours. Bad planning but everything else was great.
What a great place and staff. Walking distance to Geva a plus!
A very good meal, good service, all servers were very accommodation beyond accommodating !!
Will go back.
We had a nice dinner before seeing a show. Food was excellent and our server Nate was really awesome!
Nice location and good food.
The restaurant is a great place to go before a show at GeVa! Ours meals were outstanding, the server was totally pleasant, and the atmosphere was perfect, Loved it!
Our food was not cooked to order, ordered French Fries, got Chips, Ordered burger well done, it was pink in the middle. Our server didn't check on us during the beginning of our meal. However, all in all it was good.
The location was good for the Geva theatre we were heading to for a show. Decorations were wonderful and the manager was so friendly offering to take our picture in front of their gorgeous trees. Atmosphere and ambiance was festive and romantic. However, the food and the service wasn’t great. Had the burger, wasn’t impressed. Only ate about half. And the fries were soggy. Wouldn’t recommend unfortunately.
The host who greeted us and then checked in with us throughout our meal was amazing. He was sweet, funny, and cared about our experience at Native Eatery & Bar. The waitress also recommended excellent food for us both, and an excellent wine to pair with it that we would enjoy. The ambiance was quaint and festive, the décor was modern and clean. It was a very nice dinner out to a new restaurant for us both, we will be back!
From the minute we walked in until the minute we left our experience was so pleasant. Friendly employees, great service, delicious food and beautiful surroundings made our evening very memorable. We will be back!
Six friends for dinner before a concert and we had an amazing time as first time visitors. Excellent service and food...
The food was outstanding! I cannot say enough about the quality and portion of the food. I highly recommend to anyone in the Rochester area looking for a casual dinner or a night out.
Hi Sarah, you just made our day! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to hear about your 5 star experience. We can't wait for your next visit. Happy Holidays! See you soon!
Loved everything about it ...
Service was impeccable. Besides the attentive waitress, we had several other people stop by to ask us how everything was. The ambiance was great and the food was absolutely delicious! I will definitely go there again.
Hi Brenda, Thank you for the thoughtful review! We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent dinner and impeccable service. We can't thank you enough for your business and the kind words that you left us. We are looking forward to your next visit with us! See you soon, Brenda! Sincerely, Native Management
Native is fast becoming my go to favorite downtown dinner spot. The location is ideal with lots of on-street parking as well a parking garage right next door. The ambiance draws you in but the food and service will bring you back. Everyone is always so attentive and accommodating. I just love this place!
Barbara, you just made our day! What a nice review. We are so happy to be considered one of your top dining spots. Thank you for your loyalty and continued support. We can't wait for your next visit! See you soon, Barbara! Sincerely, Native Management
My wife was not particularly happy with her burger, but I thoroughly enjoyed my hummus plate and gladly ate her fries. Good Malbec, too.
Hi Ken, thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your wife's burger was anything short of delicious. We want to assure you that food quality and service are our top priority. Please know that you can bring any concerns about your meal to Tony, our General Manager, at the time of your visit and he will happily take care of you. We would like to hear more about your her meal, so please feel free to reach us via our website. Thank you, Ken, we hope to welcome you back soon!
This my best restaurant in the world; and I have been to a number of the best. Food is par excellence, wine selection exquisite, service is friendly, personal and super efficient. If you want a culinary experience to remember, try this establishment, you will not be disappointed.
Hi there! We just want to say that this made our day. We strive to give each and every one of our guests an excellent, memorable experience, and to hear that we are considered to be one of the best by one of our guests lets us know that the efforts of our hardworking staff is appreciated. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and we cannot wait to welcome you back. Thank you for your support, it means the world to us. See you soon!
Service, food, music and atmosphere were great. Definitely recommend! Server was knowledgeable about gluten free options. Will go again for sure!
Hi Linda, Thank you for your kind words! We just released a new menu with a few new gluten free options - you can take a peek on our website. Thanks again for your support. We appreciate your business and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Native Management
This was the third time we’ve eaten here. Several of us ordered the arctic char special and found for the price, the serving was very skimpy. My husband ordered the impossible burger which came out cold and our coffee after dinner was lukewarm.
The other times we had been there were much better so we will still probably try it again since it’s so convenient to GeVa.
Hi MarthaG, We're sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience. We assure you this is not typical of us and we would like to make this right. Please reach out to us via our website with the details of your visit, and we will get back to you right away. Thank you for your continued support, and for still recommending us. We appreciate your open-mindedness and we look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Native Management
Very happy with the experience! I love how the restaurant is organized - bar section if you're feeling social, quiet booths for date night, music was good but not intrusive. Thanks Native!
Thank you Robyn! What a kind and thoughtful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great visit and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thanks again for your support! Sincerely, Native Management
My friends and I always stop here before seeing a play at Geva. The food is great, I love your wine list and the service is great also!
Thanks for making us a part of your Geva nights out, Lynda! Our wine lists take about 3 months to curate, so this means a lot to us. We appreciate your continued support and we can't wait for your next visit. See you soon! Sincerely, Native Management
This was the 4-5 time eating at Native Eater and the Impossible burger was very good. Easy access to GEVA and prompt service.
Hi Judith, Thank you for your continued support! We love to hear from loyal guests like yourself. Thanks again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again before the next show! Sincerely, Native Management