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261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Utica, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was excellent. The meat was cooked perfect and was nice and juicy. The greens were also good. The seafood dish was also cooked very well. Will be going back very soon.

Thank John W
Utica, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoy eating there and the beet salad and salmon are my normal, but the paella, fig flatbread, etc. are always great; I have never found anything I didn't like on the menu!!

Thank Bianca007441
Utica, New York
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are willing to endure a deafening noise level and mediocre food, you may like this place. You may be lucky enough to be seated in the back room where conversation is just possible, but don't expect the food to be anything other than acceptable.

Thank Rand C
Lyons Falls, New York
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152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always struggle with where we should go for our anniversary as we LOVE to go to somewhere different to experience all kinds of restaurants. So we checked this off our list :). We went for an early dinner (5ish) and was looking forward to sitting outside; unfortunately it was extremely hot out, so we sat inside next to the... More 

Thank ReneeGourmet
New Hartford, New York
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate dinner with the wife at Ancora last night, which was our first visit there. The short of it is that the service was professional and excellent, the pacing of food was well timed, and the quality of food is one of the best in Utica. The fried meatballs and Parmesan polenta fries as apps/sides were both great with a... More 

Thank Travel_Sam_I_Am
Mid Florida, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere and location. I met a friend at Ancora for drinks. I must say that the margarita was one of the best I've ever had. I also had a blueberry mojito. That was delicious as well.

Thank Linda S
Cold Brook, New York
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed summer meal outside. Very good service quick to receive food. About fourth visit And never a bad experience nor meal

Thank JohnS1026
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just love this restaurant. My friend and I had eaten here a few months ago when I was visiting she and her mother. We loved the food. Last week was my friend's birthday. Her mother was not well and my friend was helping her. I could not be there to celebrate with her and wanted to do something special.... More 

Thank vwallace938
Hartford, Connecticut
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local friends suggested this restaurant during an overnight stay in Utica for a concert. Every single item we had was incredibly delicious! We would definitely go back!

Thank Airedalesrock
Utica, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great location, great staff. This place has incredible food with excellent service. A perfect sized bar as soon as you walk in, and you have the option of sitting up front, or in back if you want to be more private. Also open for lunch! A no brainer!!!

Thank Bill B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 315-724-4815

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?