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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
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1 Thank Mike G
Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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.

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 

Thank Ray C
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 

1 Thank James D
Voorhees, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had dinner here on a Friday night. The restaurant is a very old canal house, with a lot of period charm and attraction. My wife had the butternut squash soup, which was the soup of the day, and it was absolutely delicious - light and creamy, all at the same time. Her pumpkin gnocchi were less exciting, but still... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

30 of us dined here for a formal dinner, from some of the management team to the CEO. The setting, especially lakeside, really help take away the pressures of the day. The food was excellent, I had the steak, which was delicious, but seeing other people's salmon...next time! The atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable, the food delicious, served promptly with... More 

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Farmington, Ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We sat on the terrace on a warm late summer evening. Server was good, accommodating our request for separate checks. Of the 7 people I would say 3 entrees were a big hit, the rest somewhat underwhelming. I ordered the dry scallops...$32 for 4 smallish scallops, with a very boring white rice, a few green beans and a smear of... More 

Thank Kathryn C
Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Do yourself a favor and get their Manhattan Strip Steak and request their smoked bone marrow butter. Last year they were paired together but this the strip comes with their homemade steak sauce and the butter is paired with the ribeye. My favorite! Best restaurant in Rochester hands down. Can't beat the atmosphere in the summer on the canal but... More 

Thank Clarkvara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This country gem serves some of the best food I've experienced in a long time. Salad was crisp and fresh with a delightful dressing. Their seared scallops were perfect. It was obvious that the chef took great care with his dishes.

1 Thank Drrosenbloom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?