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Hip New 'Scene On Main' Makes Downtown Rochester Delicious

Restaurant Features Share Plates, Refreshing Cocktails and Urban View

Experience eating on the edge as you gather with friends and family to share creative cuisine and cocktails in an inspired new space at Scene on Main. Scene on Main restaurant and bar opened in May 2011 as part of a multi-million dollar redesign of the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Located in the hotel’s newly updated lobby, Scene on Main features “share plates” of modern American cuisine and handcrafted cocktails delivered in the stylish, energetic restaurant overlooking Rochester’s Main Street.

“Our goal is to make dining entertaining for you. It’s a place to gather with friends and family, share plates, sip cocktails and enjoy the experience together,” says Nassy Saidian, general manager. Catch the Scene on Main for breakfast and morning java, a quick business lunch, and innovative offerings at dinner. Unwind with cocktails and light late-night bites or luscious desserts at the bar.

Executive Chef Dustin Muroski , an Upstate New York native, and his expert culinary team have developed a creative menu that emphasizes fresh, local, seasonal ingredients and innovative “share plates” at lunch and dinner. The portions are larger than traditional small-plate tapas — perfect as a light meal for one or to share a taste with several guests. At breakfast, try Peekytoe Crab Hash with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Sweet Onion and Old Bay Hollandaise. At lunch and dinner, offerings such as a juicy 22-Ounce Bone-In Ribeye, Angus Burger Sliders with New York State Cheddar, Middle Eastern Grilled Naan Pizza and Pastrami-Style Salmon Flatbread reflect both local and global influences.

A signature selection of creative new cocktails and classics such as the Harvey Wallbanger and Sidecar are served from a bar of sleek white marble. Expert mixologists handcraft beverages with fresh juices, organic agave syrups and rose water.

The restaurant seats 100 guests and has a décor that reflects its edgy, urban vibe. A modern palette of chic gray, deep purple and red and an outdoor view from floor-to-ceiling windows enhance the city’s newest gastronomic hot spot. A significant investment in technology permits customizable projections on a 22-foot wall in the bar ranging from striking images synchronized with music to sports and news programs.

Scene on Main serves breakfast from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. The bar is open from 5 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and opens at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Scene on Main is located in Hyatt Regency Rochester at 125 E. Main St., downtown Rochester. For reservations and more information, call (585) 794-4800 or visit

About Hyatt Regency Rochester

With more than 21,000 sq. ft. of function space, Hyatt Regency Rochester offers a full-service restaurant, bar and an indoor pool coupled with a StayFit@Hyatt fitness center. The hotel is connected to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, and is within close proximity to various corporate plazas, restaurants, shopping, museums, theaters and the Finger Lakes Wine Region. For reservations or more information, please call (585) 546-1234 or visit
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