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Canal Side Inn

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Fri, 4/19
8:00 PM

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Cocktail de Crevettes Captiva
Ice​ cold shrimp with a zesty remoulade sauce
Calamari Fritte
Fried​ squid served with hot oriental sauce
Pate du Patron
Duck liver pate with sliced onion and cornichons
Truite Fumee
Filet of smoked trout with a horseradish sour cream sauce
Salad Capri
Vine​ ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, bermuda onion and kalamata olives finished with fresh basil
La Creme Canal Side
A daily prepared vegetable bisque
Thon Grille
Sesame crusted tuna, grilled medium rare with wasabi sauce
Escalope de Saumon
Filet of salmon baked, champagne sauce and dill
Tournedos Sauce Bordelaise
Filet mignon accompanied by a classical red win sauce
Bifteck au Poivre Josephine
N.Y. strip steak with black peppercorn sauce
Carre D’agneau Gastronomique
Rack of lamb marinated with herbs de provence
Medaillon de Veau l’Emince des Bois
Saute​ of veal in light cream with wild mushrooms
Cote de Porc Robert
A regal cut of pork topped with herb bread crumbs, finished with balsamic mustard cream
Canard aux Fruits de Saison
A daily specialty of the chef
Poulet Mediterranean
Chicken breast sauteed in olive oil with diced tomatoes, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, capers and fresh herbs
All entrees include house salad, fresh vegetables and appropriate garniture.
$18 - $35
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
French, American
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go out to dine at a nice restaurant every Saturday night, and the Canal Side Inn has long been our favorite place to go. We travel over an hour to get here, but it’s always been worth it! When we heard that the restaurant...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Shelley D
canalsideinn395, Owner at Canal Side Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments, we appreciate them and hope to be serving you for many years to come. Please share with us anything we can do to make your experience even better. We are dedicated to keeping and building on the reputation...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019

The Canal Side Inn is under new ownership complete with a new chef. My family has frequented the original Canal Side Inn for the past 18 years. This weekend was their first weekend under new management and when we made reservations I kept an open...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Ngilbt
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Great old restaurant revived with new management and great new menu. I had dinner last night at the canalside restaurant which is now under new management and ownership. What a wonderful dining experience in little Falls. Certainly a new gym for the area. The restaurant...More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank 444MarkS444
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great bar atmosphere, prior to going into the main dining room. Incredible appetizers, unique and well prepared dinners. Loved it along with our friends

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank butch180
ownerja, Owner at Canal Side Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank You

Reviewed August 31, 2018

This was a pleasant surprise in a small, historic section of Little Falls NY. We stayed in a suite upstairs, and came down to dinner, picking from a wonderful (though pricey) French menu. The food, presentation, and service were top notch.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joe Z
ownerja, Owner at Canal Side Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thank you for your review. I hope you will visit us again. Merci, James

Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a true gem in upstate New York. The food is excellent and everything is prepared from scratch.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank nhunt1
ownerja, Owner at Canal Side Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed July 19, 2018

Great place to go for an evening out especially when you are tired of fast food or chain restaurants. The menu is French cuisine and excellent! The waitstaff is courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank judithwM3623SD
ownerja, Owner at Canal Side Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Thank you for the review. James

Reviewed July 16, 2018

My wife and I have eaten at the Canal Side (Formerly known as Henry's) for 40 years. It is the best restaurant in town, by any measure. During our recent visit, we enjoyed excellent crab cakes, mushroom soup, and veal chop. Service was attentive throughout....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Michael B
ownerja, Owner at Canal Side Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you.I appreciate your review. Best regards, James

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The hand dipped hard ice cream is delicious! Good hours & relaxed setting. Many flavors to choose from and browse the store too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lorraine F
Reviewed June 19, 2018

An absolute wonderful restaurant located right in the heart of Little Falls, NY. Chef James provides a large selection of French cuisine that doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to leave room for the Bread Pudding!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank ccmccolgin
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Response from Dennis G | Reviewed this property |
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Response from TruthTalker | Reviewed this property |
I agree with James above, the facility is big enough, but are they willing to devote the place to a large party? Is it even available on the date in question? Those questions can only be answered by the proprietor, so why... More
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