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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
Pittsford, NY
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Pawleys Island, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Venice, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've been here many, many times as I used to live in the area. I have to say it has not changed much. The atmosphere is still delightful. The service..impeccable! I was sorry that I had so many restaurant meals before this evening that I was not very hungry. I had the Kobe burger and it was delicious and cooked... More

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trinity fla
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We live in Florida now but every time we come to Rochester we dine here. Johann and staff are wonderful. We had a reservation on the patio but rain was expected so they weren't going to serve outside. Luckily they made room for us under the canopy and what a wonderful meal we had. My husband had the lamb chops... More

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Nashua, NH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is an amazing place right on the canal. Outdoor patio seating, relaxed vibe- polo shirts and flip flops for the men. Great atmosphere. The food? I'm no critic but it was lackluster. And I'm not a complainer, but the higher the price, the more standards you expect right? The listing says its only $$ but its more like $$$... More

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Fairport, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We ate here on a beautiful Wednesday evening in July. We had heard from someone that it was a bit old and stuffy, but we tried it anyway and were so happy that we did. It was hopping, and we had to wait about 1/2 hour for a table, (without a reservation) so we ordered wine and sat overlooking the... More

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Rochester, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Sitting at our canal-side table on a lovely summer evening with good friends enjoying wonderful company, courteous & prompt service and delicious cocktails & food - what's not to love? We can't wait to return.

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