the cub room

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    739 South Clinton Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14620
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    Lunch 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Monday and Tuesday: Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Late Night Menu until 10:00pm, bar open until 11:00pm.

    Wednesday and Thursday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Late Night Menu until 11:00pm, bar open until 11:00pm.

    Friday and Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Late Night Menu until 12:00am, bar open until 12:00am.

    Sunday: Open for Brunch, 11:30am - 3pm


Call: 585-363-5694


fresh, seasonal american fare

The Cub Room is an American Restaurant located in the South Wedge Area of Rochester. We are first a family that lives here with our 2 kids and we love this city. We have taken our experience from over 20 years in NYC, working in fine restaurants to offer up an homage to an era in time when service and dining meant only the best.

We let the seasons drive and inspire our menu, with a great network of purveyors locally, regionally, and beyond we go to great lengths to source products with integrity for our food and beverage programs.

Our Bar serves high quality cocktails in a speak easy style, inspired by the history of the prohibition era, where the presentation is just as dramatic as the cocktail itself.

We are a place of camaraderie, where we encourage you to indulge, imbibe, and smile.


Make a reservation here, or call 585-363-5694

News and Events

Upcoming Events

We are CLOSED Super Bowl Sunday 2/4/18

The Cubby will be closed in honor of The International Holiday – SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! Sorry for any inconvenience Bruncher’s – we will be right back next Sunday with #themotherofallbrunches!


Valentine’s Dinner, Darling

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
― Oscar Wilde

Glass Gloria Ferrer Sparkling White

House Goat Milk Riccota
Sour Dough, Fig Jam, Watercress

Rabbit Terrine
Pistachio, Cranberry, Apple/Quince Puree

Grilled Prawns
Charred Citrus Vinaigrette, Frisee, Moroccan Olive

House Smoked Pork Cheeks
Ginger Slaw, Crispy Grits, Apricot BBQ Sauce

Confit Tomato, Ricotta, Basil

Sea Scallops
Parsnip Puree, Radicchio, Baby Beets, Ruby Grapefruit, Beurre Blanc

Game Hen
Crimson Lentils, Spinach, Cipollini Cream Sherry Jus

Pork Tenderloin
Sweet Potato Hash, Pork Belly, Crispy Brussel Leaves, Quince Sauce

Filet Mignon
Potato Gratin, Oyster Mushrooms, Red wine Jus,
Onion Ring

Death by Chocolate
Crème’ Brulee

Call for reservation 585-363-5694 OR book online at Open Table or our website

Book a Private Event!


  • What kind of food does The Cub Room serve?

    American cuisine with influences from Italy and Spain. We let the seasons drive and inspire our menu, with a great network of purveyors locally, regionally, and beyond we go to great lengths to source products with integrity for our food and beverage programs

  • Where does the name come from?

    The Cub Room gets its name from a restaurant in Manhattan that was opened by a bootlegger named Sherman Billingsley in 1929, called The Stork Club. The Stork Club was frequented by celebrities, politicians, and gangsters; they all mixed and mingled in the V.I.P. room within the Stork Club –called The Cub Room. The owners pay homage to their life in New York with this name and concept/p>

  • Do you take reservations?

    Definitely! And we encourage them always, especially on the weekends! Just give us a call or book on our website or Open Table.

  • Are there vegetarian dishes?


  • At what time does the kitchen close?

    M,T,W,Th 10Pm, 11pm on Friday and Saturday, Sunday open for Brunch; kitchen closes at 3:30.

  • Do you have gift certificates?


  • Who owns The Cub Room?

    Husband and wife team, Greg and Jodi Johnson.

  • What is the chef's name?

    Greg Johnson

  • Where did the chef cook before?

    Greg is a Manhattan Chef. Greg graduated from CIA and started as a line cook with Mario Batali at ESCA in NYC. He then worked his way up through the ranks at such places as FRESCO by Scotto, Abbocato, Dani, Sala 19, and then part owner/Exec Chef at Rye House.

  • Where can guests park?

    There is a main parking lot on the left of the building, as well as parking on the other side of building, and street parking on either side on South Clinton Ave.

  • What time do you serve dinner


  • Dress code?

    Stylish yet casual – you see it all at The Cub Room; from dresses to jeans to shorts in the summer!

  • What is the corkage fee?

    $20 per bottle.

  • How many seats does the restaurant have?


  • Who designed the interior?

    The owner Jodi Johnson created the beautiful space, with some input from Chef!

  • What about large parties?

    We have a semi-private room that seats up to 25.

  • What credit cards do you accept?