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The Old Toad

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1920
+1 585-232-2626
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Today
17:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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427 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was second visit here and we love the beer selection. There is something for every taste and the bartenders help with samples and selection advice.

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Thank Ron T
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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238 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a drink menu that is quite diverse and offers descriptions of each of their offerings. Prices aren't bad. Service was on point. Nice little stop with my newfound conference buddies before dinner!

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Thank femaleboxer
Hammondsport, New York
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to love this place. Great British food, real pub experience. It had been a couple of years since we had been there, but we stopped in Rochester on our way to the airport. The service was friendly, but they gave my husband the wrong beer. The fish and chips had great batter and good chips, but the fish... More 

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Thank Julie H
Fairport, New York
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265 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Most authentic English pub in Rochester, even have English bartenders. Great selection of beers from Britain and authentic English food.

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Thank Clarkvara
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The beer cheddar soup was excellent. The Portabella mushroom was the best I've had in a while. Very quaint authentic bar. A little pricey for a beer, but I would go back there and recommend for lunch.

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Thank Looorie
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I went in on a Thursday afternoon and I was initially worried as no one was in there. The small bald bloke from behind the bar was stood laughing with other bar staff when he could see that I was waiting. I had a pint of beer and you could tell the lines are rarely cleaned and glass was warm.... More 

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Thank BEN T
Greenwich, Connecticut
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427 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is an authentic pub. Was told the staff is brought in annually to work here and saw group staff pictures on the wall going back for years. Beer selection was huge. We did not eat here but everything smelled great that came out of the kitchen. Loved sitting at the bar.

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1 Thank Ron T
Rochester, New York
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We go to the Old Toad regularly. They have impressive beer and cider selections. The food is British fare but with vegetarian options. The Drunken Cheese soup is very good as well as the Shepherd's pie and others. The service is good but a bit slow at times depending on how busy the pub is. If you go and are... More 

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Thank Mary53C
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at The Old Toad as part of a long weekend getaway to Rochester and the Finger Lakes region, looking for something quaint and local. The Old Toad didn't disappoint in that regard, the decor and tables/chairs are authentic British pub style. The service wasn't horrible but it certainly wasn't speedy (we waited over 15 minutes for our... More 

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Thank Sarah A
Euclid OH
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place was the bomb! It was like being back in England in a Pub for dinner. The food was spot on. The atmosphere was right as was the décor. One great thing is the wait staff are students from England so you get the accent too. I loved this place!

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Thank Brackenburye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Alexander St, Ste 112, Rochester, NY 14607-1920
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-232-2626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?