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Richardson's Canal House

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American, Austrian, European, Grill
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1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534
+1 585-248-5000
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: Richardson's Canal House is a casual gourmet kitchen set on the scenic...
Richardson's Canal House is a casual gourmet kitchen set on the scenic banks of the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY.
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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A special place for special occasions

Richardson's Tavern is the oldest original Erie Canal inn and it is decorated reminiscent of the early 1800s, when the Canal was built and open. The food is exquisite. I don't know how they turn steaks and fish into mouth-water bites from heaven, but they do. The combination of great food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CaptnGphs
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Fairport, New York
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Fairport, New York
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Richardson's Tavern is the oldest original Erie Canal inn and it is decorated reminiscent of the early 1800s, when the Canal was built and open. The food is exquisite. I don't know how they turn steaks and fish into mouth-water bites from heaven, but they do. The combination of great food, attentive service and atmospheric seating (inside rooms with fireplaces)... More 

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Thank CaptnGphs
Pittsford (town), New York
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My last review of Richardson's was not so great and we were not sure we would go back. But old habits die hard and we decided to give it another try. We had a great meal and a wonderful time. Once again we ate in a "sin bin" which I think is a must at Richardson's. There are so many... More 

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Thank Shirley V
Pittsford, New York
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic Location along the Erie Canal. Food, Service and Dining Atmosphere are Outstanding. The meals we had were prepared and presented well. Service was very attentive and there was a good wine selection. I went there for a Business Dinner. My associates had never been there but were very impressed. Great place for family Dining as well.

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Thank Ed W
Pittsford, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband and I have dined at RCH three times. This by far is my favorite restaurant in the Rochester/Pittsford area. The food, service and casual atmosphere is divine. We attended a private Christmas dinner a few years ago on our first visit to RCH. Very impressive. Our second visit was Valentine's Day 2015. Superb! Our third visit was in... More 

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Johann M, Owner at Richardson's Canal House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We wish you a happy Holiday season and look forward to see you on Valentine's Day! Johann More 

Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located in an historic building along the Erie Canal in Perinton NY. The ambiance and food are excellent as is the service.

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Thank hmshapiro
Rochester, NY
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106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have loved Richardson's for years, but was not impressed the last time I dined there in October. The menu was so limited, I had a difficult time finding something I really wanted to eat. There was an emphasis on German food, of which I am not a big fan. I also found the prices to be higher than warranted.... More 

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Thank nykathy
Johann M, Owner at Richardson's Canal House, responded to this review

Dear nykathy, I'm sorry to read you were not happy with our menu offerings the last time you visited. Twice a year we run a special menu with authentic Austrian and German food , beers and wines. During that time we are not able to offer one of our two regular menus that we normally run. It's almost impossible to... More 

Fairport, New York
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184 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A little late in getting this review. The wife and I and another couple at here last month on a Saturday evening when they had their Oktoberfest menu in addition to their regular menu. I'm a sucker for their Austrian Goulash which always comes with big chunks of Chuck Roast on top of a huge plate of noodles. So good.... More 

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Thank Clarkvara
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I've always enjoyed the food here, and always look forward to visiting due to the charming building and decoration. The folk art and lopsidedness make for a really warm experience. They are also fantastic for weddings and similar events.

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Thank Laurel G
Rochester, New York
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166 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My wife and I ate here during the week in which the Austrian menu was offered. This menu is offered twice a year, in the fall and in the spring for a span of one to two weeks. Everything was excellent. I ordered the sauerbrotten and my wife ordered the pork roast. Both were excellent. We also split a bowl... More 

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Thank tmaier69
New York
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Service- friendly, efficient, knowledgeable Atmosphere- warm and inviting. We ate in the pub section. Food-great! Our entrees were the duck and the monk fish. Monk fish was excellent! It was served hot and tasted wonderful. The duck could have had a tad less salt. The chicken lentil soup-excellent. The pumpkin/cheese pierogis were good but needed to be served hotter. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Pittsford
  • Phone Number: +1 585-248-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Austrian, European, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions

Description

Richardson's Canal House is a casual gourmet kitchen set on the scenic banks of the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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