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Richardson's Canal House

1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534
+1 585-248-5000
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Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Pittsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Austrian, European, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Fairport, New York
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went here last night with the wife, got there around 7:30 and the place was fairly full but Johann got us a nice table in a little room off the top floor. Service is always great here, very professional and attentive. Started off with a nice bottle of Franciscan Meritage. As it's Oktoberfest there we ordered from that menu but... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

OK.........I am a "foodie". Whether I am dining locally or traveling, restaurant selection is definitely a priority for me. I peruse the Chowhound blog as if it were a food bible. That being said, I have discovered the best Oktoberfest food that I can only compare to what I experienced in Germany. From past experience, I was already aware that... More

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Walworth, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We enjoyed our meal and a drink each. We got a gift certificate or we could not have justified spending over $100 on a meal for two.

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Rochester, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
503 helpful votes 503 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

First we got greeted by a very friendly and welcoming Alexis. For appetizers we ordered the butternut squash bisque and the chilled shrimp. The bisque was rich, smooth, and delicious. The shrimps were HUGE and very tasty with the accompanying seafood salad. As for entrees we ordered the block island sword fish which was cooked perfectly, and the honey hill... More

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new york
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had 11 members of family for mini reunion. Everyone enjoyed the ambience. We were given a private dining room and with several children. The food was delicious, everyone commented on each choice. It varied from duck, fish, steak - all well prepared. The 2 wines were excellent especially the COnundrum from Caymus Vineyard in NAPA

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Pittsford, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

What an extraordinary pleasure to once again award 5 stars to Richardson’s. It’s been some time, but the restaurant has regained, even surpassed what I used to love about it. At the present time, I’d have to say this is one of the best restaurants in the city and that’s not praise that I give lightly. We started the evening... More

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Pittsford, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We continued our quest for the best outdoor eating in Rochester before the cold weather returns by heading to Richardson's along the Erie Canal. The outdoor patio seating is beautiful and there are tables with umbrellas and even a shaded area under a large tent. Out waitress was friendly and attentive and gave some good cocktail and entree recommendations. The... More

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Spotswood
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The restaurant has an indoor room with a very nice rustic atmosphere and a outdoor patio alongside the Erie Canal. We chose outside as it was a beautiful August evening. My wife had the Dry Sea Scallops that were outstanding and I had the Rack of Lamb that was only ok as I found it not as tender as it... More

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Love this restaurant! Food is always superb and service is very professional. Best Kobe burgers and fresh salmon around! Also nice to have just drinks and sit by the canal in summer and watch boats go by. Small rooms and fireplace are cozy in the winter.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our family held a small 50th Anniversary dinner celebration at RCH in late August. Everything was perfect, from the outdoor table near the canal, Finger Lakes wine selection complemented fish and seafood selections on the menu, and the service was outstanding. The team made this a worry-free experience for us from the initial phone call, when they committed that the... More

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