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261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
+1 315-724-4815
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (6 reviews)
“beet salad” (7 reviews)
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261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little boutique restaurant on Genesee St. Good wine and beer selection. Was told by a competitor to try their Ancora Greens. Great presentation, served in a hot steel pan. Serena recommended a fine Italian red to go with it. Starting impression: good level of...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very tasty food. We had the beet salad, pork and beans, and a pork special. All were very good, as were the side dishes.

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Unfortunately we were unable to fully experience the dining at Ancora! We arrived on time for our reservation and were promptly seated and received water. It took about 10 minutes before we saw our waitress. It was only moderately busy, there were many empty tables....More

Thank otgwk
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I had a penne pasta and house salad. I was very pleased with my meal. The food, presentation and service is excellent!

Thank Jacob M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great downtown location right next to the Stanley theatre. Very attentive wait staff who very pleasant and knowledgeable. Some really tasty specials as well as several regular menu items that were very good. Tapas items of arancini and Gorgonzola potatoes were excellent. Salmon entree was...More

Thank Rich Z
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I had heard very good things about this restaurant and decided to check it out. The food was just not very good, especially for the price point.

Thank Mara R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Utica s restaurant week...what a pleasurable experience! Apps ,entrees, an dessert for $ 25! Delish all of it apps... Greens, rice balls risotto mozzarella with Marian, entrees chicken franchisees, tiramisu with vanilla ice cream an a creme brulee! ALL EXCELLENT! You need try try this...More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Nestled immediately next to the Stanley Theater, this small restaurant is overflowing on show nights, so make your reservation early. I made ours a month in advance. We arrived at 5:45, which worked out about right for a 7:30 show. Yes, service is slow, especially...More

Thank staylor2323
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Was not very busy when me and theee colleagues went for dinner during a business trip. We chose this location based on other trip advisor ratings and the proximity to the Utica Radisson. All in out party enjoyed our meals which were fairly priced. Waitress...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The food was outstanding, service superb, portions just right and seasoning is to die for. I had paela and wish I could have taken an order home. You had a choice of just a portion for one or two. Wish I lived closer as would...More

Thank cbmfse_123
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18 October 2015|
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Response from Susan D | Reviewed this property |
You should contact restaurant directly to make reservations. Thank you. Enjoy your dinner, great food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-724-4815
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