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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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“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2213
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good but not great overall experience; this was our second visit to the Upstairs Bistro for lunch. Our group of four ordered for lunch one quiche and three salads topped with chicken or salmon. No major disappointments with the quality, preparation or presentation of...More

1  Thank johnmZ8720PS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here as part of our visited to the NY Wine and Culinary Institute. Service was slow on this Tuesday and, as another reader mentioned, the soup came out with the entrees. The outdoor dining was great, the meal on par (though less...More

Thank Finder10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service. Soup came out with entrees. Pretty view. Not a very exciting menu for being in the wine and culinary center. Just average. Not horrible but did not come close to what I expected. We would not go back nor recommend it to anyone....More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has so much to offer. We did the wine tasting downstairs then headed up for dinner. WOW! Outside seating overlooking the lake and 2 of the best meals we had during our stay. Next trip we're going to try one of the cooking...More

Thank shill77
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went to the upstairs bistro for lunch after doing a wine tasting downstairs. There were five of us for lunch. Service was slow....and the waitress seemed pre-occupied with other things...she was polite, but not really attentive...my wife and her sister ordered the open faced...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Fantastic! Went there twice before a CMAC concert. Very fresh, delicious food and Farm Fresh ingredients. Overlooking lake and very pleasant

Thank jmcwain7674
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It offered a limited menu, The staff was very friendly and working hard. The problem was the kitchen and chefs(?) . Arrived 7:00 on a Saturday in August and was seated on the nice deck from where you can get a partial view of the...More

1  Thank PVP46
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I've eaten here a couple of times over the summer and the lunches were very good. The chef has revamped the menu to provide some interesting dishes. The ingredients are generally in season local and they go together very nicely. Presentation is great too. Seating...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We've been driving for 13 hrs and were tired of fast food and car snacks. We didn't eat breakfast and wanted something and someplace special. Wowzer, The Bistro Upstairs at the NY Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua was perfect. Emir greeted us and Amanda...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We love it here...really do! Last week we were there twice, once for a pizza making class--so much fun & dinner on Saturday evening. The food, staff & dining room are perfect BUT there was a wedding below us with floor pounding thumping noise from...More

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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
22 June 2015|
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Response from MCGEETYREE | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both questions.
Ellen M
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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