Patrons at Max of Eastman Place not only get to enjoy the food offered as part of a top-flight restaurant, but they also have expansive views of the Eastman Theatre, Gibbs Street, and the attached courtyard; thanks to the Sproull Atrium.
Designed by SWBR Architects, The Miller Center, where Max of Eastman Place is located, was an add-on to the existing Sibley Library of the Eastman School of Music, specializing in high-end dining and hosting various events since Chef Tony Gullace’s restaurant opened in 2002.
“It gives us the opportunity to provide our clients with the most elegant and high-toned events, no matter what the season.” says Max Rochester marketing director, Christine Bailey.
“Events during the day are light and airy, while nighttime events become sophisticated and stylish affairs.”
Designers wanted to evoke European cities like Paris in the final look, with the 30-foot northwesterly-facing windows and the addition of a sculpture from acclaimed local artist Albert Paley donated by local philanthropist Ned Corman.
With four separate spaces located in the Miller Center, Max of Eastman Place has become a popular wedding destination, as well as birthday celebrations, anniversaries and corporate events over the years.
It’s also a venue for the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival and is located in the footprint of the Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival.