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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
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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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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was a little nervous about what to expect with the food based on the reviews, but it was excellent. My husband and I both had a steak dish and each was delicious. In addition to a huge wine and beer list, they also have tasty custom made cocktails. The desert was also excellent and a perfect way to finish... More 

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Thank ElissaZM
Port Dover, Canada
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353 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited this great showcase for New York wine, beer, spirits and food. Everyone was very welcoming. Favourite part was the well stocked tasting room. Canandaigua and Finger Lakes are lucky to be home to this gem. Would love to come back and take a class.

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Thank 251ceh
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Don't let any of the negative reviews deter you as I almost did. Glad I ignored them. Great ambience, excellent service and creative delicious lunch special combined for an excellent dining experience. Highly recommend.

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Thank Jennifer C
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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233 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2015

I, my wife and friends had dinner here on a cold February evening. At 7:30 on a Wednesday evening, we were the only diners. It was cold, but... Since it was cold, I wanted to start with soup. The only choice was chili, which I found odd for a dinner menu. However, I ordered it, and it was quite good.... More 

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Thank John Z
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

First impression upon being seated...not so good. My bread plate was filthy dirty. The eggs Benedict I ordered made up for that however. The meal was fantastic. We chose this place because we like to eat fresh and local as much as possible. If they thoroughly cleaned their dinnerware, it'd be pretty close to perfect.

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1 Thank Momtoawc
jordynn_flx, Public Relations Manager at Upstairs Bistro, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you had a less than excellent experience at the Upstairs Bistro. We strive to create the best possible dining experience for our guests and appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our Upstairs Bistro Restaurant Manager or NYWCC General Manager if you'd like to discuss further. You can reach either of... More 

Penfield, New York
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234 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I had gone to Canandaigua to visit a store which recently opened & decided to stop here for lunch. A table overlooking the lake, a nicely done burger with a delightful relish on top, a delicious vegetarian flat bread pizza and 2 excellent glasses of wine. It doesn't get much better than this! We will definitely stop... More 

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Selkirk, NY
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175 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been to the NY Wine and Culinary Center on several occasions for cooking classes and a wine dinner but had never visited the Upstairs Bistro. Because it was New Year's Eve and the restaurant was winding down from the fall menu in anticipation of a new menu, they were offering a limited lunch menu on the day we... More 

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Thank liketotravel010
2 reviews
Reviewed December 16, 2014

a friend works in the tasting room, so I find it personally entertaining. Haven't tried the bistro yet, but I'm anxious to do so. I attended the Young Guns wine mixer and it was great - exceeded my expectations. I expected the event to be boring and uptight. The Leonard Bros. representatives were awesome

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Thank Sabrina H
Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2014

We ate at the Bistro the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We shared the fig and goat cheese pizza which was incredibly delicious. The salad wad also fresh and tasty. Our waiter was attentive and the ambiance was cozy. I would definitely eat here again!

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Thank 722cheryl
jordynn_flx, Public Relations Manager at Upstairs Bistro, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Upstairs Bistro! Thank you for sharing your feedback - we hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 20, 2014

Quick review from two visits: Service is good - physical plant is good - food is, at best, unexceptional - price is high and servings are small. Took friends for lunch and dinner in the past month. Both times, my vegetables were served cold and the food was not worth going back for. Yesterday's lunch cost $72 with tip for... More 

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1 Thank RATravis
jordynn_flx, Public Relations Manager at Upstairs Bistro, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you had a less than excellent experience at the Upstairs Bistro. We strive to create the best possible dining experience for our guests and appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our Upstairs Bistro Restaurant Manager or NYWCC General Manager if you'd like to discuss further. You can reach either of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?