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Ancora

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261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
315-724-4815
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice dinner before the theatre

Excellent food with unique menu. Very conveniently located next to Stanley Theatre so great place for dinner and drinks before the show or coffee and dessert after the show.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ann K
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New Hartford, New York
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New Hartford, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ancora is our favorite go-to restaurant in the area. Food and service are always exceptional. Highly recommend.

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Thank Wendy H
Whitesboro, New York, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent food. loved the environment and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Will definitely go back.

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Thank Elizabeth K
New Hartford, New York
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food with unique menu. Very conveniently located next to Stanley Theatre so great place for dinner and drinks before the show or coffee and dessert after the show.

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Thank Ann K
Utica, New York
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I had heard this was a high end gourmet restaurant, so we went here for our anniversary. Prices were high end, food was average. It just wasn't fun or welcoming. There was a paint party in the next room and no one there seemed to be enjoying their evening either. Maybe it was our waiter. He was somewhat forgetful.

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Thank mkrukar
Utica, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

What a delightful experience. Greeted at the door by a pleasant waitress/hostess who confirmed our reservation and took us into a table that was intimate and quiet. Waitress, Ilma, was very attentive and after bringing our drinks, explained the two specials. The menu offered diverse tapas, appetizers, main courses and side dishes. We ordered appetizers and a tapas and gave... More 

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Thank HScara
Utica, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Went there with husband and some friends, the place is cozy, modern, excellent service food was delish!!!

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Thank Glenda S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Went to Ancora last night with a group of my girlfriends. I ordered the strip steak and it was delicious. My best friend had the salmon and said her meal was average. Appetizers and salads were fantastic! Friendly server but the seating was not entirely comfortable. The restaurant is a bit on the small side. Overall, I'd visit Ancora again,... More 

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Thank Adirondackma
Ramsey, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

fantastic interesting menu and good service ; easy to find and free parking right outside the door ; gets busy so plan ahead

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Thank Kathleen4844
Decatur, Alabama
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Seating is uncomfortable, service is just so so..... The appetizers and the entrees were good, but don't get the peanut butter crepe; it's like a flour tortilla with (yep, exactly) peanut butter rolled up inside, and chocolate syrup poured over it. I've been uncomfortable and partly ignored all over these United States; but never have I been charged as much... More 

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Thank buckroy
Utica, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I would have marked this place as good but there are so many Great places in Utica so I wouldn't feel right marking it great. Service is slower which is normal for this type of restaurant. I got the Paella and was very pleased with it. I stopped in once for lunch and was told that they weren't taking any... More 

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Thank Ruth S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 315-724-4815

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?