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“Good lunch; seating overlooks lake”
Review of Upstairs Bistro

Upstairs Bistro
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Ranked #8 of 108 Restaurants in Canandaigua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20
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 11am - 3pm. *Please note the Upstairs Bistro hours differ from the Tasting Room hours*
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had lunch here as part of our visited to the NY Wine and Culinary Institute. Service was slow on this Tuesday and, as another reader mentioned, the soup came out with the entrees. The outdoor dining was great, the meal on par (though less costly) with the Culinary Institute of America (dined there a few weeks earlier) and, as expected the wine list was wonderful and varied.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Slow service. Soup came out with entrees. Pretty view. Not a very exciting menu for being in the wine and culinary center. Just average. Not horrible but did not come close to what I expected. We would not go back nor recommend it to anyone. Lots of better choices in the town

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This place has so much to offer. We did the wine tasting downstairs then headed up for dinner. WOW! Outside seating overlooking the lake and 2 of the best meals we had during our stay. Next trip we're going to try one of the cooking classes.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We went to the upstairs bistro for lunch after doing a wine tasting downstairs. There were five of us for lunch. Service was slow....and the waitress seemed pre-occupied with other things...she was polite, but not really attentive...my wife and her sister ordered the open faced grilled beef steak with wedge....it was a few small pieces of beef over a piece of bread, a couple of mushrooms and a few pieces of shallots....the beef tasted okay, but it was tiny for $18...don't expect to leave satisfied with that...my mine ordered the FLX burger...it was fine...not bad, not great, middle of the road burger....but have to knowck it way down on price...$15 for a fairly average burgher on what seemed to be a store bought bun...by far though the worst thing was the Porchetta sandwich I ordered....it was the same store bought bun with a few pieces of porchetta on it...and I mean a few pieces...it was tiny, bland and frankly I should have sent it back....a complete and utter rip off...I left hungry and vowing to never waste my money there again....only reason I'm not giving it 1 star is it's a nice location, and the table next to us ordered salads which actually looked good...so maybe not everything is terrible....

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Fantastic! Went there twice before a CMAC concert. Very fresh, delicious food and Farm Fresh ingredients. Overlooking lake and very pleasant

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