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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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Grand Cayman
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank kelly s
Englewood, Florida
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank kathiev_13
Clearwater, Florida
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303 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank AldebaranFlorida
Albany, New York
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to area. Decided to split some dishes to try more. We started with the pea shoot salad and the meat board. Salad was great, loved how light it was and both my husband and I enjoyed the dressing. The meat board was a nice mixture of different meats, and pickled things with some nice bread crisps and a... More 

Thank webbsue
Monrovia, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening outside. Food was wonderful. The tomato and basil soup is outstanding, had to order a second bowl. Good service and great view of the lake. We'll go back whenever in town.

Thank hjsalan
upstate new york
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in to the smell of apples. Through a large window we could see a cooking class in progress. A New York wine, beer and spirits tasting room was down the hall. We went upstairs to eat on the lakeside deck. The food and service was fantastic (and much of it locally sourced).

Thank TakeFive0
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gem in the town of Canandaigua. Locally sourced food, beer and wine. Very good happy hour and friendly staff. Outside seating is very picturesque. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Catherine W
Geneva, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was taken here for my birthday, and it was a really wonderful experience. I sat outdoors, and viewed the lake, whilst savoring some of the best food I've ever had since moving to this state. They are the only farm to table restaurant in these parts, and the food is scrumptious! My husband had the scallops, and they were... More 

Thank T S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch before checking in at Inn on the Main. Nice menu but few gluten free options. Service was excellent.

Thank Bucko40

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options, 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, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 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?