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Upstairs Bistro

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800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213 (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
+1 585-394-7070
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Elmira, New York
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129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy the view and the fact that there's no "closed" time between lunch and dinner (although the menu may be limited for a short while). Great NYS ingredients and beverages which rotate frequently. Lovely view from the deck when weather allows.

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Thank babystepper
Canandaigua, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and drinks are great! Everything was fresh. I hd the fish, salad and wonderful drinks. Service was superb too! They have a small band playing upstairs during some happy hours. I also attend the NY Culinary's Food and Wine Center's $10 beverage tastings...once a month in the evening which is in the same property as this. Great way to... More 

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NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic meal! Craft cocktails and superb food! The Brussels sprouts were amazing and the salmon and pork entree were equally as good! We definitely will return for quality food and beverages.

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Thank lsaurbaugh
Jamesville, New York
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had lunch here with friends recently. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient.

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Henrietta, New York
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Love the food and ambience of the Bistro! Dined outside and loved the view of their gardens. They always have creative and tasty soups -- and lovely small plates. Wine selection is local and excellent - tho a bit pricey.

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Bennington, Vermont
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is the place to go if you want to eat modest amounts of exquisitely prepared, high-quality food. They offer a wide array of choices within the context of high-end American fare. (This means that you won't find much for those who prefer plant-based, whole food nutrition.)

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Thank pilgrimpage7
New York
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171 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stopped for a late lunch and were pleased that we finally had an opportunity to try the food here. Although the lunch menu isn't huge, there is a nice variety available...a daily soup, salads, pizza, sandwiches including a hamburger and "enhancements" which are a nice variety of sides sufficient for a small meal or a share. The soup of... More 

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Thank FingerLakesTraveler1
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visited the Upstairs Bistro last Friday evening and enjoyed the chef's tasting menu paired with wines. It was outstanding! We arrived at 7:15 pm and sat in the bar area in order to enjoy the live music by Dos Locos. One guy played guitar (very well, may I add) and on lead vocals, the second on bongos. They were a... More 

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Rochester, New York
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2,791 reviews
1,822 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of dining at the Upstairs Bistro in the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua. We had eaten there only once before, and had thoroughly enjoyed it on that experience. This was another fabulous meal, building on the previous experience. Absolutely top-notch all around for everything! We made our reservations online the... More 

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Long Island, New York
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

On the night we were there it was pretty empty. The building itself is really nice and the servers were friendly. The food was good. I was pleasantly surprised by the salad. And the main course was pretty good. The vegetables were excellent. The fish was not. But I would recommend going here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213
    (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-7070
Description
Relax, taste & enjoy at the fun, high-energy Upstairs Bistro overlooking Canandaigua Lake. It is the perfect spot to gather with friends in a casual setting with indoor and outdoor lake view seating. Experience the innovative bistro-style menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients and exclusive New York State beer, wine, spirits & specialty drinks. Sunday Brunch served 11:30am - 2:30pm. Regular menu resumes 2:30 - 9pm.

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