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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

DINNER​
Choice of Two Soups
$7.00
Lump Crab Cake Ginger Slaw
$12.00
Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell w/ Mignonette Sauce
$15.00
Chilled Shrimp Bouillon Poached Shrimp & Cocktail Sauce
$12.00
Heirloom Tomatoes, Smoked Mozzarella & Micro Basil
$11.00
SALADS​
Traditional Caesar Aged Parmesan & Garlic Croutons
$8.00
Mixed Greens Balsamic Vinaigrette (Maytag Blue Cheese Available)
$7.00
Caprice Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil
$8.00
Romaine w/ Cucumber, Lively Run Feta, Cherry Tomatoes, Pita, Chick Peas & Mint Vinaigrette
$8.00
HOUSE SPECIALTIES​
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Potato gratin & bordelaise sauce
$29.00
Kobe Flank Steak
Fennel crusted kobe flank steak heirloom tomato panzanella salad & basil puree
$28.00
Rack of Lamb
Cardamom dusted rack of lamb mashed potatoes & blueberry demi
$36.00
Salmon
Atlantic salmon golden raisins, pine nuts, couscous & curry carrot sauce
$26.00
Scallops
Seared dry sea scallops honeyhill farm chicken & rice timbale w/ smoky eggplant puree
$28.00
Breast & Confit Leg
Duck breast & confit leg pecan wild rice & port wind duck jus
$26.00
Buttermilk Sage Honeyhill Farm Chicken Jasmine Rice & Sweet Corn Sauce
$26.00
Ricotta Cavatelli
House made ricotta cavatelli sweet corn, edamame, red peppers & parsley butter
$19.00
Menu is subject to daily changes
LUNCH​
Soup of the Day
$5.00
Grilled chicken to any salad $+ 4
Salmon $+5.00
Shrimp Cocktail
Chilled shrimp cocktail spicy cocktail sauce
$12.00
Grilled chicken to any salad $+ 4
Salmon $+5.00
Lump Crab Cake
Roasted corn salsa
$12.00
Grilled chicken to any salad $+ 4
Salmon $+5.00
Traditional Caesar
Traditional caesar aged parmesan & garlic croutons
$7.00
Grilled chicken to any salad $+ 4
Salmon $+5.00
Greek Salad
Kalamata olives, feta & pepperoncini
$7.00
Grilled chicken to any salad $+ 4
Salmon $+5.00
Mixed Greens
Assorted vegetable garnish & balsamic vinaigrette
$6.00
Grilled chicken to any salad $+ 4
Salmon $+5.00
SANDWICHES​
Choice of house made daily salads w/ any sandwich
Kobe Burger
Kobe burger lettuce, tomato, onion & cheddar cheese
$12.00
Grilled Steak Tip Panini
Red onions, cheddar & horseradish mayo
$11.00
Salmon Burger
Blackened salmon burger lime aioli
$12.00
Tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes, smoked mozzarella & basil pesto on rosemary foccacia
$11.00
Chicken Salad
On fresh croissant
$10.00
Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap
Grilled​ chicken, romaine & caesar dressing
$9.00
Moroccan Lamb & Rice Burger
Harissa mayo on grilled pita bread
$11.00
Cold Plate
Tuna salad, cottage cheese & fruit salad
$10.00
Summer Salad
Mixed greens, chicken, almonds, strawberries, swiss cheese & poppy seed dressing
$12.00
BISTRO​
French Onion Soup
$8.00
Chicken Rillettes Grilled
Chicken rillettes grilled baguette & bread & butter pickles
$8.00
Lump Crab Cake
Lump crab cake roasted corn salsa
$12.00
Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp cocktail w/ spicy cocktail sauce
$12.00
Fresh Oysters
Classic mignonette sauce
$15.00
Mixed Greens
Mixed greens balsamic vinaigrette
$7.00
Traditional Caesar
Traditional caesar aged parmesan & garlic croutons
$8.00
ENTREES​
Kobe Burger
Kobe burger w/ cheddar cheese & french fries
$14.00
Sirloin Steak French
Sirloin steak French fries & house made steak sauce
$24.00
Venison Meatloaf
Venison meatloaf mashed potatoes & sage demi
$15.00
Pork T-Bone
Pork t-bone apple-rosemary sauce & mashed potatoes
$19.00
Veal Breast
Prosciutto stuffed veal breast mashed potatoes & braising reduction
$17.00
Liver & Onions Bacon
Liver & onions bacon, demi glace & mashed potatoes
$15.00
Atlantic Salmon
Atlantic salmon cucumber-dill relish
$17.00
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow trout brown butter & almonds
$17.00
House Made Quiche
$13.00
PATIOGRILL​
Soup of the Day
$6.00
Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp cocktail spicy cocktail sauce
$12.00
Lump Crab Cake
Lump​ crab cake roasted corn salsa
$12.00
Oysters
Oysters on the half shell sauce mignonette
$15.00
Caprese Salad
Caprese salad heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella & basil
$11.00
Chilled Seafood Platter
Chilled seafood platter for two oysters, shrimp & Jonah crab claws
$36.00
SALADS​
House Green Salad Balsamic Vinaigrette
$7.00
Grilled chicken $+4.00
Shrimp to any salad $+6.00
Baby Spinach Almonds
Baby spinach almonds, chevre & blueberry vinaigrette
$8.00
Grilled chicken $+4.00
Shrimp to any salad $+6.00
Greek Salad Olives
Greek salad olives, feta & pepperoncini
$8.00
Grilled chicken $+4.00
Shrimp to any salad $+6.00
Traditional Caesar
$8.00
Grilled chicken $+4.00
Shrimp to any salad $+6.00
SANDWICHES​
8 Oz. Kobe Beef Burger Cheddar Cheese
$14.00
Bacon to any sandwich $+1.00
Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap
Grilled chicken caesar wrap romaine lettuce & caesar dressing
$12.00
Bacon to any sandwich $+1.00
Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella & basil pesto panini
$12.00
Bacon to any sandwich $+1.00
About
Richardson's Canal House is a casual gourmet kitchen set on the scenic banks of the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

Went here for dinner with friends on a recent Friday night. If you are looking for a great meal and a terrific outdoor setting (along the Erie Canal) this is the spot. Probably the nicest waterfront dining option in the area. Great menu, delicious cocktails,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Stopped in Saturday night, place was mobbed, got a bottle of The Paring and sat on the canal drinking wine, when a table opened up they slipped us in. Got the bone in strip steak special. Steak was cooked perfectly. Service is always great. They...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Food is always exceptional and the site is an important piece of Upstate New York history being a part of the Erie Canal. Atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff is very friendly.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Food and service is always beyond comparison. Pleasant knowledgeable servers. Owner on premises. Friendly. Whether for romance, business, family gatherings or just a friendly meeting place, Richardson's is always the best. Historical site along the Erie Canal with all the stories of previous occupants/uses of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

Last Saturday I had the chance for a nice dinner, just my daughter and I. Richardsons Canal House is a little way outside Rochester in Pittsford, right along the Erie Canal in an historic tavern building dating to the early 1800s.There is plenty of parking...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Some place you want to visit for a special occasion. A little pricey and small portions. Nice ambiance, Kinda like an older house feel but quant.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Richardson's offers an excellent menu and equally enjoyable vantage point to have a great meal in a marvelous setting. The food is always good and you can't beat the setting alongside one of the great historical spots in NYS...the Erie Canal.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

First, know that you'll pay a higher ticket to be here but the attention and the quality you get is worth it for a special occasion. Interesting menu-- clearly they have a chef with nuance and creativity. It's been around a long time, and there's...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

The fireplace was blazing. Mike at the bar was on his game. Karen was the perfect host. Terrific menu and outstanding food.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

This 200 year old restaurant in Bushnells Basin is exceptional. We had a four course dinner with choices in each category/appetizer, salad, entre, dessert. The atmosphere and service are exceptional. We stayed at a hotel nearby and walked over.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Mammastaff1999
July 3, 2019|
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Response from Arlene M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I did not order that item. I believe we had steak. It was New Years Eve. A salad was part of the order.
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k0n0v
November 6, 2018|
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Response from Laurie A | Property representative |
Yes, but not on line.
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Kate G
February 4, 2017|
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Response from rchchef | Property representative |
Yes we are wheel chair accessible.
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