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“Very relaxing afternoon.”

Richardson's Canal House
Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Pittsford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Austrian, European, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Richardson's Canal House is a casual gourmet kitchen set on the scenic banks of the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Richardson's Canal House on the Erie Canal is such a relaxing experience. If you like summer outdoor views of the canal, watching the boats passing by this is the place to go. The ambiance at Richardson's is top of the list. The staff is always very attentive and pleasant. The menu offers many choices. If you like a treat, order the creme brûlée to top off your meal. Indoor dining too is lovely. For a special day, visit this restaurant.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Johan and Alexis,are on premisis most of the time!! Very attentive to every detail!! Staff at fulll attention!! Food always consistent ! You know it will be right!!!
In the summertime dinner outside with the view of the Erie
Canal a real treasure! Love it!! hate to see the summer go way!!!

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1  Thank michelle k
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

So my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and heard all the great things about this restaurant.. We finally made it to this restaurant and here is he review:
The great:
Had a reservation and was seated immediately on a Fri night. The bread came out super fast. The ambiance was fantastic!
The good:
Appetizers came out fast, drinks were good sized a $9 each for wine
The Bad:
Appetizers consisted of a 5 oz crab cake ($12) and three shrimp prawns ($12) way small. But honestly the sea bass ($30) was micro sized. It was very yummy, but really the portion was just a joke.. Fortunately we ordered a 16 oz rib eye ($32) Which was exceptionally bland and nothing real special
The ugly:
Okay look if you are spending top dollar why on earth does the waitress disappear after we receive our main meal? No refills on drinks, no checking how everything is... But she re-appears to give us the bill... Argggg
Overall the experience was avg., food was good to very good, service well not too super... Was it worth $175? No way... May go back sometime but will go with the lighter fare....

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3  Thank TravelingGuyColorado
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Lovely setting but expensive, considering the mediocre food. My "Indonesian" style rib was totally tasteless and I ended up using ketchup to add some kind of flavor. Rice was unadorned.

Hostess was rude. Wait staff was good.

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1  Thank smarttravelers
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Another beautiful Saturday evening sitting on the Erie Canal watching the ducks and the boats go by enjoying a nice bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay. Service is always fantastic from being seated by Johann down to our waitress and busboys filling our water glasses. If you're looking for the best place in the Rochester, New York area in the summer for outdoor dining you can't beat Richardson's.

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1  Thank Clarkvara
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