Located in an old saw blade manufacturing plant in Rochester’s neighbourhood of the Arts, The Revelry is owner Josh Miles’ homage to his upbringing in the mountains and Lowcountry of South Carolina. History buffs will find a framed saw blade hanging by the bar, as well as a photo of the building in its original splendour.
Keen eyes will spot a parade of pineapples throughout the space (on the front door, at the top of the stairs, and in the logo on water glasses) which is a hat tip to the sea-faring captains around Charleston and other port towns in the south.
Head on over to the hostess stand and you’ll enjoy the perfect view: two white chandeliers float over a bustling bar while glass floors at your feet allow guests to peep into a private dining room below. Skip up the stairs and you’ll find a spacious dining room where a parade of pretty plates inspired by home cooking from South Carolina delight discerning diners.
Highlights from the kitchen include Peel + Eat Shrimp with a duo of house made sauces, creamy Butternut Bisque with old bay tuile, Chicken & Waffle with smoked butter, spicy Shrimp & Grits with andouille sausage, and a self titled signature burger stuffed with alabama white sauce, applewood smoked bacon, yellow cheddar, spicy pickles, and vidalia onions.
Blue Velvet | aquavit, lime, egg white, blueberry
Mr Mule | vodka, house made basil and strawberry shrub, gosling’s ginger beer
East Ender | gin, lime, sugar, cucumber, mint
SC Peel + Eat Shrimp | revelry cocktail sauce, sauce bagnarotte
Butternut Bisque | crab croquet, green apple, old bay tuile, creme fraiche
The Revelry Burger | alabama white sauce, applewood smoked bacon, yellow cheddar, spicy pickles, vidalia onions, benne seed bun, hand cut fries
Chicken & Waffle | smoked butter, scallion, local maple syrup
Shrimp & Grits | caramelized onion, greens, tomato, black beans, andouille sausage
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