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Upstairs Bistro

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American, Wine Bar
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800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
+1 585-394-7070
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Description: Relax, taste & enjoy at the fun, high-energy Upstairs Bistro...
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. Regular menu resumes 3 - 8pm.
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  • 49
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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I'll Be Back!

We enjoyed a smart lunch here just before Christmas. It was leisurely and delicious! Emphasis on delicious! NY state wines and local beers complement the talent in the kitchen. I won't get specific on any particular dish but when a kitchen knows that a 5oz steak is perfect and can send it out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
freejoa
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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service and good and drinks!! My friends and I visited and we had a great time. The atmosphere was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed it!! I would highly recommend going here!!

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Thank Drew C
toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a smart lunch here just before Christmas. It was leisurely and delicious! Emphasis on delicious! NY state wines and local beers complement the talent in the kitchen. I won't get specific on any particular dish but when a kitchen knows that a 5oz steak is perfect and can send it out perfectly rare and tender....a simple but what... More 

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Thank freejoa
Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent three days here taking a course and ate lunch as well as took some meals as take out. The Asian salad was one of the best meals I have ever had. So unique, with all flavors melding together--who would have thought beets, quail eggs (?) and Asian melons with a maple dressing could taste so good? Pork belly... More 

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Thank sazoram
Victor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The service is very good. The food is quite tasty. The cocktail menu provides nice, out-of-the-ordinary variety. The location is perfect- very close to the lake, right in front of the Inn on the Lake and next to Nolan's.

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Thank chopin1981
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

After a terrible Thanksgiving dinner at a nearby restaurant, this place was a delight for lunch on the Sunday after. Not only was all of the food wonderful, but the service was thoughtful and beyond expected. We had two toddlers along and the waiter made a point of making them happy. Food choices were unique and very well prepared. We... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Upstairs Bistro is a wonderful addition to the Finger Lakes. It's obvious that a lot of thought is put into the menu, and the dishes are fresh, local, and always flavorful. I'm a gluten-free diner, and have found it difficult to have my order accommodated at Upstairs Bistro. I've been inquiring about the possibility of gluten-free bread for over a... More 

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Thank Brittany C
Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Our Keuka Lake host called ahead to make reservations for six. You can't book online--but no one called back to confirm our reservation request. We were seated promptly on arrival, but that was due to the fact the place was half empty on Mondat at midday. The rolls were cold, and tasted stale. The butter was served in plastic cups.... More 

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Thank dcr1837
jordynn_flx, Public Relations Manager at Upstairs Bistro, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you had a less than excellent experience at the Upstairs Bistro. If you're able to visit again, we do offer online reservations through OpenTable.com. We strive to create the best possible dining experience for our guests and appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us if you'd like to discuss further. You may reach... More 

Larksville, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We visited the Finger Lakes Region and spent some time in Canandaigua. We had the pleasant experience of visiting the NY Wine & Culinary Center on Canandaigua Lake. It's a beautiful building with manicured grounds and houses a Bistro on the second floor, culinary classes, a boutique, wine tasting, etc. Our experience was very nice. The Upstairs Bistro has a... More 

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Thank Gene M
Montville, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Visited on a weeknight in September. Got a table on the deck with a view of the lake. Very romantic. Professional staff. Food was excellent from dinner to dessert. Excellent wine and beer list. Restrooms are a bit of a hike, but clean. Building and grounds are nice. Next time I'm in the area, would like to try their wine... More 

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Thank Kim A
Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Very enjoyable place to start exploring the region. Wine tasting and cooking classes are available at a reasonable cost, great for those just starting out with wine tasting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
    (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view

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. Regular menu resumes 3 - 8pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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