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Richardson's Canal House

1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534-3454
+1 585-248-5000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534-3454
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of those restaurants that you pay for the name, location and atmosphere. As I am sure you will see in a lot of the other reviews are for just that. As to which I also talk about... but a lot of reviews...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 days ago

As many times as we've had wonderful meals at Richardson's on what I think is the prettiest patio in all of Rochester, our recent visit was less than stellar. We went with friends.....the men had the pork chops, which were very large, but, alas, more...More

Thank Anniversarita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice historic restaurant located on the Erie Canal, meal was good, the service was very good Probably would try again, especially during the summer sitting in the large patio

Thank George W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience of Richardson's is hard to beat. It is a historical landmark in a picturesque setting. It is very popular with locals and is a good choice for special events. I found the food to be only average at best and I would never...More

Thank Bobs3636
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scoped out the Richardson’s Canal House when in Pittsford area south of Rochester on a recent business trip to the area on a lovely spring evening. Place was busy, inside and out, with the outdoor seating fully occupied, and the main dining areas pretty well...More

1  Thank GreenClown
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Great outdoor seating with a view of the canal, we opted to sit inside which is also lovely. They were very accommodating with my request for slightly altering my dinner choice, and it was delicious. I also really liked having some more unique side dishes,...More

1  Thank Shutter_Lady14
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous meal from start to finish ! Our sever Diane was excellent, and the food was exceptional. We had appetizers followed by beef tenderloin, rack of lamb, and salmon; and finished with a great selection of desserts. The creme brûlée and butterscotch crumble...More

2  Thank Swesthelms
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Great food, great lakeshore views of Lake Ontario. Always a good dining experience. My husband and I had the surf and turf, it was delicious.

Thank lovetomunch
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Right down the street from the Hilton Garden Inn, this great restaurant is in an historic canal-side building and made for a special dining experience. Lovely dining room with stone walls. Friendly, attentive service. Nice menu choices. Delicious asparagus soup, braised short rib special. Wine...More

Thank oldmayor
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I came for dinner with my adult son. I had a preconceived opinion of Richardson’s of being a restaurant with great food and great service. I was not disappointed...in fact, our food and service was amazing! We shared 2 appetizers-crab cake and lobster ravioli-both awesome!...More

2  Thank littlesis4
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Kate G
5 February 2017|
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Response from Matthew H | Property representative |
Yes we are wheel chair accessible.
2 December 2016|
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Response from Matthew H | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a bar (meeting area).
10 May 2016|
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Response from greekbecky2016 | Reviewed this property |
Great choice for a special occasion like this. I know many friends who've had large parties and meetings at the Canal House, so they can certainly accommodate your party. I'm sure they must have event pricing that they can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534-3454
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Pittsford
  • Phone Number: +1 585-248-5000
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Richardson's Canal House is a casual gourmet kitchen set on the scenic banks of the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY.
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