Ox and Stone



282 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY 14607
Hours (as of January 2016)
Tuesday - Thursday: Noon to Midnight
Friday: Noon to 2:00AM
Saturday: 10:00AM to 2:00AM
Sunday: 9:00PM to 2:00AM
585 287 6933
Wheelchair Accessible
<oxandstone AT gmail DOT com>
[WWW]2015-12-17 Democrat & Chronicle

Ox and Stone is a Latin-inspired kitchen with craft cocktails. The building is an historic 1880 home with a grand stairway, arched doorways and ceilings, mahogany woodwork, and exposed brick. There are separate lounge areas and an upstairs room, intended mostly for private events, that looks out a windowed turret over Alexander Street.

The menu is inspired by fresh home-cooked Latin flavors and dishes but with some American influences, such as ox tail corquettes, steak fajitas and duck confit tacos. Tortillas are made from scratch in house, and regular menu items and specials will largely capitalize on seasonal items and fresh ingredients. A full bar offers traditional cocktails, as well as house concoctions centered on an extensive tequila list.

Ox and Stone is open for lunch and dinner. Located in the East End/Monroe/Alexander.

Ox and Stone opened in 2014, replacing the Bamba Bistro.


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2014-08-02 00:26:07   I stopped in for lunch today and had the taco plate. They allow you to mix and match, so I had the pork with pineapple taco and also the duck confit. The star of the tacos is the handmade corn tortillas; when you have them, you will understand the difference between that and what you pick up at Weg-persons. But the entire plate was just delicious. I then went back for dinner it was so good. We first had the guac, which comes with deep fried tortilla chips made on the premises. For dinner I had the mole chicken; my Dad had the enchiladas. We made quick work of the food because the food—think more Caribbean rather than Tex-Mex—is divine. The servers are quite attentive, and the ambiance is just right. I love this restaurant. The only criticism I might offer is that they need to have beers on tap. That is, however, a minor consideration in contrast with the quality of the food (and the servers are utterly thoughtful enough to offer you a pint glass with your bottle...) All around though, I would say the Ox and Stone is a gem here in Rochester. It is a place that serves delicious food and minds details closely. Seven thumbs up; I cannot say enough good things. —AaronBPryor

2014-08-02 00:38:33   I am told now in Facebook comments that draft beer is on its way. —AaronBPryor

2014-09-06 16:31:27   We were not terribly impressed here. Everything was good, but not great. Service was OK. Prices seem high for what it is. On the good side, the interior is still interesting, maintaining the cool arched ceilings, corner bar, and windows from way back when it was the Rio Bamba. It certainly wasn't bad, but nothing that would make us crave going back again. —DottieHoffmann

2015-10-03 18:49:02   Wanted to love it. I had heard such great things - and was looking forward to trying it. Lunch was just okay. Ordered mole enchiladas and they were cold, sauce was congealed. We were the only table there so perhaps that was part of the problem? The tortilla chips were the highlight for sure. I am not sure I will go for dinner as the prices are quite high.