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Richardson's Canal House

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American, Grill
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1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534-3454
+1 585-248-5000
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion this is one of the best Fine Dining Restaurants in Rochester NY. This is one of my go to places for special occasions. The atmosphere is very nice, the service is great and the food is excellent.

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Thank Joseph D
Pittsford, New York
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eating here at Richardson's Canal House works perfectly for me when I want a light meal outside by the canal. I can't tell you about inside but eating out is a pleasure. First of all the landscaping is both beautiful and quiet. Then there is the atmosphere as you may see quiet boats passing by. I loved many of the... More 

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Thank Rick G
Mendon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richardson's Canal House is everything everyone says it is. Incredibly well prepared euro fare, a varied wine selection and a rustic environment with heavy wooden beams. Very romantic. The service is stellar...don't miss an opportunity to give this place a try.

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Penfield, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been going to Richardson's for years and I have never had a bad meal there. I especially enjoy the bi-annual Austrian Weeks.

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Thank rjwing3
PITTSFORD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I've been to Richardson's twice in the last 6 months: once in the summer time sitting outside along the Erie Canal and last week in the Pub Room. Food is on the pricey side but worth a splurge now and then to enjoy a great meal with friends in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Traditional foods served in non-traditional style. Menus... More 

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Moline
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were in the middle of a long bike trip and decided to get cleaned up for a good meal. Turned out to be a great meal. Richardson's managed to accommodate our group of 12 on fairly short notice and gave us what appeared to be a dedicated waitress. Excellent food and service. Nice wine selection. Nice canal view.

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Twice each year there's an Austrian menu but you can always order from their regular menu too. We made reservations ahead of time for a party of 6 so had no problem getting a private room upstairs. Susan as always was an excellent waitress and the food was delish. Enough left over for lunch the next day. Great wine list... More 

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pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were a group of about 30 people and were in a function room on the second floor. There seemed to be sufficient servers but I assume the service issues were more to do with the kitchen. There was almost an hour gap between each of the three courses we were served. This spoiled an otherwise nice meal.

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Thank ForbesB
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Locals had told me about this place, so I was excited to be invited to dinner there. After having a drink outside, sitting canal side around a gas fire pit, we moved inside for dinner. The menu was varied, including Block Island (RI) swordfish, lamb chops, and, my choice, maple leaf duck. Following a delicious beet salad, I enjoyed the... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were in town for a wedding and and went to Richardson's Canal House with another couple. First the house is quite charming and sits right next to the Erie Canal.The menu had a good variety of choices and everyone found something they liked. I had the lamb chops which were cooked perfectly and my wife had the duck breast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534-3454
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Pittsford
  • Phone Number: +1 585-248-5000
Description
Richardson's Canal House is a casual gourmet kitchen set on the scenic banks of the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY.

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