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Upstairs Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213 (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
+1 585-394-7070
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Long Island, New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the night we were there it was pretty empty. The building itself is really nice and the servers were friendly. The food was good. I was pleasantly surprised by the salad. And the main course was pretty good. The vegetables were excellent. The fish was not. But I would recommend going here.

Thank susmug
Sao Paulo, SP
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225 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at this place and generally enjoyed our experience. We arrived around happy hour, and their bar was especially lively. Being a bit hungry, we skipped that and went straight to the restaurant. After visiting two other culinary school restaurants, we felt this was more of a regular eatery than a place to train students – for all... More 

Thank Xicorea
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting place. Featuring NY State wines and if you are into food & wine, this is for you. The first floor holds the culinary school, the tasting room and the gift shop. We tasted some wine and bought a few bottles to take home. I was looking for a cooking class but none were offered during the... More 

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Webster, New York
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My husband and I went to the Bistro for a drink and ice cream last Friday night. We had the Decadent Chocolate dessert...amazing...rich dark chocolate with raspberries, strawberries and boysenberries. The mixture of tart and sweet was incredible. It was a lovely evening. There was a nice little combo entertaining in the bar. The young woman had the loveliest voice... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Sat in bar area until having dinner. Beautiful weather so wanted to sit outside for dinner. Very nice bar area and drink choices. Enjoyed a conversation with the bartender and learned that every type of wine, liquor or beer that is served with your choice of drink at the Upstairs Bistro is brewed, distilled and fermented right here in New... More 

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Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

They really need to focus on service. Happy hour ... only at bar and you can't take drink into dining room. No bread offered, in fact they didn't have any in the restaurant. Tasting menu was great, but service uneven in terms of timing between courses.

Thank kvc2016
Grand Cayman
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

August 2015 - actual visit This is the restaurant above the WNY Wine Centre. It's an awesome space, nice dining hall, and there is veranda all around to view what's around town. The lake is a stone's throw away. Food presentation and taste is great! Staff is very courteous and helpful. Overall good dining experience.

Thank PitonsFan
Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I went back to this restaurant on consecutive days because the food was so delicious. Farm to table fresh and with an incredible lake view. Sit outside if you can and enjoy the breeze. I highly recommend the Salad with Salmon and the Bread Pudding. I will absolutely visit this place next time that I am in the area. My... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

WOW - the view from the upstairs porch is wonderful, they have plenty of table in the shade or sun. Our server was Friendly, well informed and helpful. The menu has enough choices to appeal to everyone. We were all very pleased with our choices. In fact, Elise said "this is the best lamb burger I've ever had!" Prices for... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

While visiting the Wine & Culinary Center, we had dinner at the Upstairs Bistro. We had house salads with crispy pork belly chunks, Montauk Scallops, Butcher's Cut Steak, Blue Cheese Potato Croquettes, and Lime of the Vine Verjooz Pie. The pork belly on the salad was terrific. The scallops and steak were very good; the steak was very tender and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Wine Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213
    (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-7070
Relax, taste & enjoy at the fun, high-energy Upstairs Bistro overlooking Canandaigua Lake. It is the perfect spot to gather with friends in a casual setting with indoor and outdoor lake view seating. Experience the innovative bistro-style menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients and exclusive New York State beer, wine, spirits & specialty drinks. Sunday Brunch served 11:30am - 2:30pm. Regular menu resumes 2:30 - 9pm.

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