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Richardson's Canal House

1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 248-5000
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Ranked #2 of 48 restaurants in Pittsford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New york
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130 reviews 130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were invited to a business dinner at this restaurant. Because of the weather, the patio was not available. In addition to the traditional menu, they also had an Austrian menu. The list of wine was good. The food was good but not wow. I may come back when the patio is opened which is supposed to have a great... More

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Fairport, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went back to Richardson's to try out their Austrian Menu week as the owner is from Austria. The place was packed downstairs and upstairs and once again the service was outstanding. We all tried the Austrian dishes except my wife who got the duck which was amazing. I had the Wiener Schnitzel which was excellent, my friend got the Austrian... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We got engaged in February of 2011 and part of the night included going to Richardson's for dinner. And each year since we've made it a tradition to return at the same time. Their atmosphere is warm and relaxed. The dining is always exquisite and the service is always 5 stars. It's an off-the-beaten-path type of experience. A get-away of... More

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Pittsford, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a restaurant I am comfortable taking clients to because the food here is always wonderful--even the light, patio fare. There is also an extensive wine list. Their summer patio is absolutely fabulous--located canalside, the tables are nicely spaced and there are heaters when the evening turns chilly.

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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Valentine's Day special menu was perfect. In fact the entire experience was as good as you could find anywhere between Toronto and NYC. A pre fixe menu was offered for the night but it did not lack on either selection or quality. My wife and I tasted a bit of each others in each of the four courses, so I... More

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Pine Plains, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Private dining rooms, a pub and outdoor patio eating (in good weather ) beside a restored portion of the Erie Canal are the choices awaiting you at this authentic early nineteenth century inn run by a European from Austria who really knows his stuff. When my husband and I stopped at this establishment located just outside of Rochester where he... More

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Rochester, NY
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Wonderful experience! The staff was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent and would recommend the "Naked Cowboy from New Jersey" oysters!!

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have enjoyed this restaurant for years. In the summer, we pick a comfortable night with a view of the canal and order from the outside grill. The menu is short but always good. In the winter, we particularly like holidays such as Christmas/New Years or Valentine's Day because they decorate the restaurant. When making the reservation for the inside... More

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Fairport, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Late night dinner with wife again at Richardson's, we love it here and it's close to the house. Were seated right away and it wasn't terribly packed so we asked if we could sit in front of the wood stove and were told no problem. We both had a Caesar Salad, my wife got the lamb chops and I got... More

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Romulus, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Went to the Canal house for the first time and was seated at a huge circular table meant for 6-7 and we were only 4 people. Difficult to talk so all scooted around to one side of it. It was Monday and only a couple of other patrons. They didn't want to be bothered to seat us at a table... More

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