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Upstairs Bistro

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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
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We had such memorable and tasty lunch at the Upstairs Bistro. We loved the knowledgeable server and bartender. We ordered a flight of various delicious beer, and with the recommendation of the bartender we tried, our now favorite, Southern Tier's Creme Brulee.

Thank Dee H
Meg L, Public Relations Manager at Upstairs Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed your lunch and our staff's recommendations - cheers! More 

Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

The local wine selections are amazing and paired so well with the exquisite food selections! And the deep-fried brussels sprouts!!! OMG!

Thank Brad S
Elmira, New York
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144 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We enjoy the view and the fact that there's no "closed" time between lunch and dinner (although the menu may be limited for a short while). Great NYS ingredients and beverages which rotate frequently. Lovely view from the deck when weather allows.

Thank babystepper
Canandaigua, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Food and drinks are great! Everything was fresh. I hd the fish, salad and wonderful drinks. Service was superb too! They have a small band playing upstairs during some happy hours. I also attend the NY Culinary's Food and Wine Center's $10 beverage tastings...once a month in the evening which is in the same property as this. Great way to... More 

Thank N G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic meal! Craft cocktails and superb food! The Brussels sprouts were amazing and the salmon and pork entree were equally as good! We definitely will return for quality food and beverages.

Thank lsaurbaugh
Jamesville, New York
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We had lunch here with friends recently. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank BurtSue H
Henrietta, New York
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Love the food and ambience of the Bistro! Dined outside and loved the view of their gardens. They always have creative and tasty soups -- and lovely small plates. Wine selection is local and excellent - tho a bit pricey.

Thank gypsy2353
Bennington, Vermont
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This is the place to go if you want to eat modest amounts of exquisitely prepared, high-quality food. They offer a wide array of choices within the context of high-end American fare. (This means that you won't find much for those who prefer plant-based, whole food nutrition.)

Thank pilgrimpage7
New York
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177 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We stopped for a late lunch and were pleased that we finally had an opportunity to try the food here. Although the lunch menu isn't huge, there is a nice variety available...a daily soup, salads, pizza, sandwiches including a hamburger and "enhancements" which are a nice variety of sides sufficient for a small meal or a share. The soup of... More 

Thank FingerLakesTraveler1
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Visited the Upstairs Bistro last Friday evening and enjoyed the chef's tasting menu paired with wines. It was outstanding! We arrived at 7:15 pm and sat in the bar area in order to enjoy the live music by Dos Locos. One guy played guitar (very well, may I add) and on lead vocals, the second on bongos. They were a... More 

Thank Sheremi

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?