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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 49 restaurants in Pittsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
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
132 reviews 132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped in last Friday around 7pm for a celebration with the wife and a friend. Started off with an excellent bottle of 2003 Opus One Meritage which is more than we usually spend on wine, but it didn't disappoint! Johan personally came over and poured our wine for us and as always spent a few minutes chatting with us which... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was an excellent restaurant. Upscale but well worth the money. You are treated like royalty. They have a large patio area and wonderful menu. The Creme Brule was outstanding and a large portion! You have a nice view of the canal as boats go by. The house is a Historic landsite date back in the early 1800's.

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We really do appreciate your kind words and want to thank you for visiting our restaurant! More

Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you would like to combing a trip to see the Erie Canal up close and personal and lovely outdoor summer dining Richardson's Canal House is your place. The Resturant is located on the bank of the Erie Canal and was built in 1818 and is on the National Register of Historical Places. Located 30 minutes outside of downtown Rochester,... More

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Thank you for visiting our place! We really do appreciate your kind comments. More

Chesapeake City, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I visited Richardson's last week for dinner. We were seated inside (It was a very hot evening, so that was a no-brainer for us.). The dining room is lovely - decorated tastefully with period colors and fabrics. Our server was wonderful. She was attentive without hovering, answered our questions well, and kept our wine glasses full. I... More

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Thank you!!! More

Victor, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We go here 3 or 4 times a year but could go more often and never be bored with it. Outstanding food, great service and a great setting. Ate out along the canal off of the grill menu with friends. Everything was great from a steak, to the fish to the pork kebabs. Salads and soup were great and the... More

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Thank you for your kind words! More

Pittsford, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Great service and attention to detail. A neighborhood and area favorite. Austria week is always exceptional.

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Thank you for your vote of confidence. 'Austria Week' is just around the corner! More

Chesapeake City, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped at Richardsons while traveling the Erie Canal by boat. The setting was delightful, lour server was personable and very skilled. The menu selections all sounded wonderful. My wife had the scallops served on a bed of Farro and asperagus, and I had the Duck breast served on a risotto that included shredded Duck Confit. As good as our... More

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We're always happy to see canal travelers come and visit our restaurant. Just wanted to let you know that we are great full for your kind words! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Richardson's is a true gem. Indoors or outside, the atmosphere is comfortable and congenial. The food is always excellent, and the staff are attentive and concerned about your true happiness. The owners are almost always onsite, and they too check in on your satisfaction. We eat there at least 1-2x/month, and have never been disappointed. I recommend it for casual... More

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'Thank you!' More

PITTSFORD, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

great place for outside dining! casual, but you do need a reservation in the summertime. , good service. the outside chairs could use some rollers on them as they are very hard to move on the outside bricks. they are also a little low for the tables. a bit on the pricey side, but the food is good and thats... More

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Thank you for your nice review! More

Jonesborough, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Outstanding food and service in a beautiful location on Erie Canal in Bushnell's Basin. I lived nearby for a number of years, over 20 years ago, and always went to Richardson's for special occasions and business. This was one of the places I definitely wanted to revisit and was not disappointed. I headed there right after we arrived at nearby... More

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Johann M, Owner at Richardson's Canal House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and if your travels bring you back to Pittsford, please stop by and say hello! More

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