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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
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank BurtSue H
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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank gypsy2353
Bennington, Vermont
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.)

Thank pilgrimpage7
New York
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170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank FingerLakesTraveler1
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6 reviews
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 

Thank Sheremi
Rochester, New York
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2,714 reviews
1,774 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 816 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 

Thank Larry W
Long Island, New York
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27 reviews
11 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.

Thank susmug
Sao Paulo, SP
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225 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had dinner at this place and generally enjoyed our experience. We arrived around happy hour, and their bar was especially lively. Being a bit hungry, we skipped that and went straight to the restaurant. After visiting two other culinary school restaurants, we felt this was more of a regular eatery than a place to train students – for all... More 

Thank Xicorea
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting place. Featuring NY State wines and if you are into food & wine, this is for you. The first floor holds the culinary school, the tasting room and the gift shop. We tasted some wine and bought a few bottles to take home. I was looking for a cooking class but none were offered during the... More 

Thank Lisa V
Webster, New York
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I went to the Bistro for a drink and ice cream last Friday night. We had the Decadent Chocolate dessert...amazing...rich dark chocolate with raspberries, strawberries and boysenberries. The mixture of tart and sweet was incredible. It was a lovely evening. There was a nice little combo entertaining in the bar. The young woman had the loveliest voice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
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?