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Upstairs Bistro

800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213
+1 585-394-7070
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213
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Reviews (403)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

respectfully based on the fact that this place is considered fine dining it should not take three tries to get med rare steak right also should not have had to wait 25 min to have our order taken be careful if you do NOT order...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended a wine tasting event before heading upstairs to the bistro for our dinner reservation. Sat outside. Beautiful views. Menu is an attempt to be different, but it's too different. Our service was terrible. We were there to celebrate someone's birthday so we brought...More

Thank jmb89123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two beer flights and a meat and cheese board. Yes, this place is pricey, but the service is great, the drinks are great, and the food is great. The view from the balcony isn't bad either.

Thank HolH33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a culinary institute we expected the menu wouldn't add pork belly to almost every offering, that the hummus wrap cut into 3 pieces wouldn't unravel, that the apple pie would be served at room not fridge temperature and the creme brulee custard would be...More

Thank CountyLoyalist
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate lunch here and it was very very good. Wait times for food & dessert were a bit long but worth the wait & everything came out hot. My gf got a grilled chicken sandwich that was full of flavor! I...More

Thank Dave M
Meg L, Public Relations Manager at Upstairs Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you Dave for the great feedback, we apologize for the wait and hope you were able to make it for Brunch. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience, let us know how Brunch goes - cheers!

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Great flavours, great local tastes, great view! Flights of beer, flights of wine; what more could you ask for. Oh yea, live music. Just go.

Thank TheBikeGuy
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Dreary early spring night so outside was not nice but inside this bistro there were good things happening including a cooking demonstration downstairs and great music and food upstairs. Great menu items, good service and excellent evening.

Thank presso57
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had such memorable and tasty lunch at the Upstairs Bistro. We loved the knowledgeable server and bartender. We ordered a flight of various delicious beer, and with the recommendation of the bartender we tried, our now favorite, Southern Tier's Creme Brulee.

Thank Dee H
Meg L, Public Relations Manager at Upstairs Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you for the great feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed your lunch and our staff's recommendations - cheers!

Reviewed 6 February 2017

The local wine selections are amazing and paired so well with the exquisite food selections! And the deep-fried brussels sprouts!!! OMG!

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We enjoy the view and the fact that there's no "closed" time between lunch and dinner (although the menu may be limited for a short while). Great NYS ingredients and beverages which rotate frequently. Lovely view from the deck when weather allows.

Thank babystepper
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Would like to s schedule a chef's tasting class so would like a schedule
1 August 2015|
Response from BlueMaxx14 | Reviewed this property |
Am quite sure the info you seek is available on their website, as is contact info. THere is AUGUST schedule page. Try GOOGLING for NYWCC
Mary B
1. Do you have a full bar? 2. Do you have an elevator to Bistro?
22 June 2015|
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Response from MCGEETYREE | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both questions.
Ellen M
We have a gift certificate and would like to bring friends for their 50th Anniversary. Could you send a copy or at least some dinner choices? Thank you.
6 February 2015|
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Response from jordynn_flx | Property representative |
Ellen, it won't allow me to post a file or hyperlink - but if you visit our main website, click on the Upstairs Bistro tab, you will find all of our current menus. Thank you! Let me know if you have any other concerns.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213
    (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-7070
  • E-mail
Relax, taste & enjoy at the fun, high-energy Upstairs Bistro overlooking Canandaigua Lake. It is the perfect spot to gather with friends in a casual setting with indoor and outdoor lake view seating. Experience the innovative bistro-style menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients and exclusive New York State beer, wine, spirits & specialty drinks. Sunday Brunch served 11:30am - 2:30pm. Regular menu resumes 2:30 - 9pm.
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