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Upstairs Bistro

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800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213 (NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20)
+1 585-394-7070
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 had the Italian panini that was just as good. Staff was very friendly & attentive.... More 

Thank Dave M
Meg L, Public Relations Manager at Upstairs Bistro, responded to this review

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! More 

Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Saranac Lake, New York
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Syracuse, New York
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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 review

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

Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Elmira, New York
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155 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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
Canandaigua, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Food and drinks are great! Everything was fresh. I hd the fish, salad and wonderful drinks. Service was superb too! They have a small band playing upstairs during some happy hours. I also attend the NY Culinary's Food and Wine Center's $10 beverage tastings...once a month in the evening which is in the same property as this. Great way to... More 

Thank N G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic meal! Craft cocktails and superb food! The Brussels sprouts were amazing and the salmon and pork entree were equally as good! We definitely will return for quality food and beverages.

Thank lsaurbaugh
Jamesville, New York
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had lunch here with friends recently. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank BurtSue H
Henrietta, New York
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Love the food and ambience of the Bistro! Dined outside and loved the view of their gardens. They always have creative and tasty soups -- and lovely small plates. Wine selection is local and excellent - tho a bit pricey.

Thank gypsy2353

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?