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“Convenient to the Inn”
Review of Upstairs Bistro

Upstairs Bistro
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Ranked #11 of 108 Restaurants in Canandaigua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 28 October 2017

Within walking distance to the Canandaigua Inn so we would go back for the convenience but not necessarily the food. I ordered the beet salad with grilled chicken and my husband ordered the burger. The food was good but we were expecting so much more for a Culinary Institute. They do have a limited menu so look it over before you sit down. Our service was very pleasant but it seemed like everything took a long time from our drinks to our food. The setting is very nice and does overlook the lake.

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Thank gjkNY
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

A good but not great overall experience; this was our second visit to the Upstairs Bistro for lunch. Our group of four ordered for lunch one quiche and three salads topped with chicken or salmon. No major disappointments with the quality, preparation or presentation of the dishes, only the lack of depth of the offerings on the menu. Our expectations for a menu of several imaginative dishes went unfulfilled. For those with limited budgets be advised that wine servings are a bit pricey ($10-$11 per glass of wine), as are the prices of the main entrees, which ranged from a low of $14 for the quiche to a high of $21 for the salad topped with salmon. For our group, the culinary highlight was the fresh-brewed, deep-flavored coffee served at the conclusion of our meals. It was good to finish our meal on high note.

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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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Thank Finder10
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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.

Thank shill77
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