The Upstairs Bistro
The Upstairs Bistro

The Upstairs Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://nywcc.com/upstairs-bistro
  • Phone: 5853947070x111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Bar Menu: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
    Dinner: 4:30 - 9pm

    Friday & Saturday
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Bar Menu: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
    Dinner: 4:30 - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Chambers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please Call 585-394-7070
  • Private Party Facilities: The Southern Wine & Spirits Private Dining room seats up to 20 guests in opulent surroundings sure to make any occasion special.
  • Private Party Contact: Food & Beverage Manager John Beasman 5853947070x107
  • Entertainment: Call restaurant for weekend schedule.
  • Special Events: Please contact our Special Events team at 585-394-7070

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Upstairs Bistro
The Upstairs Bistro offers the best New York State has to offer. Artisanal cheeses, meats and fresh local produce are utilized in our Executive Chef's culinary creations to excite your taste buds and stimulate your palate's sense of adventure.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Upstairs Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (77)scenic view (63)fit for foodies (51)special occasion (37)great for lunch (33)notable wine list (31)romantic (29)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (13)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Lovely evening, fabulous food
    Dale
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I stayed at a bed and breakfast nearby. We had an early dinner there and enjoyed the food, atmosphere, view and service. We both had seafood, I had Blue Marlin, my husband had Salmon. Delicious!!! The complimentary rolls were outstanding too and it was a lovely selection of NY State wines on the menu too! We also enjoyed a wine tasting before the dinner and shopping in their lovely boutique afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorites
    JPP1727
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The wine and food are great. My wife and I go every year for our anniversary and order the tasting menu. It's nice because you get to try some things you probably wouldn't have ordered if you just went with app-entree combo. The staff is more knowledgeable and friendlier than almost any other place I've dined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upstairs bistro
    Adker
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The ambiance is nice. The ny beer and wine tasting room downstairs gives a good selection of ny products. The bistro has locally sourced ingredients. My pork dish was good. I would have liked a little more sauce. My wife' fish also could have used some sauce. My son said his burger was one of the best he had.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was ok.
    Rock1
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The tasting room was the best part of the visit. Friendly young lady. The service was adequate. Waiter actually did forget we were outside and admitted to us that he did. Appreciated the honesty and he made up for his mistake. Very nice young man. The food was really good, the deserts were even better. Nice beer selection as well. Will come back for another visit. Had a good time overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food was delicious and great views for a Sunny day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful view on a beautiful day
    lkflkfVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I sat outside on a picture perfect fall day and had lunch. I had the butternut squash soup and kale salad with chicken. He had the burger. Both meals were very good. Service was perfect. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was good. Service was subpar. Server was unengaged and didn't make our dining experience worth while.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice restaurant on the Lake
    Stickybeans
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant with a beautiful view of the lake. The service was very good, and I was pleased to see gluten-free options on their menu. The prices were also very reasonable, considering high quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Upstairs Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent food and wine. Beautiful view of Canandaigua lake. Indoor and outdoor seating. Excellent service. Wine and beer tasting room and boutique on first floor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Perfect Lunch
    jbFoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Perfect place for a quiet, deliciously creative lunch that is simply awesome! All is excellent: atmosphere, service, selections, price and desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a lot of food
    peacefulwater
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    for the amount of money that i spent, i would have preferred to not leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Enchanting Evening
    SanDiegoTraveler
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had an enjoyable evening at the Upstairs Bistro. We sat outside and enjoyed the evening, the food was excellent as was the service. Overall it was great and we will try it again if we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upstairs Bistro
    Joannad
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was excellent, cooked to order, happily fulfilled request of 1 of our diners to alter an order to make it gluten free. Ambiance and service excellent! Would not hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great summer night
    graz4
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    New fall menu - nice selection of food with beer and wine pairings. The salmon was perfect. Look forward to our next outing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant with extras
    Zilla
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Nice restaurant, service a little slow even though there were few other diners. This restaurant is inside the Wine & Culinary center so before or after dinner, there is the opportunity to do a wine tasting or visit the gift shop.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Show the best of the Finger Lakes
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I brought some out of town friends here for lunch on a rainy Sunday at the end of the summer and it was a great way to expose them to the things the region has to offer. The sun even came out during our lunch on the outside terrace and it was a beautiful day. The food and drink were excellent and a nice selection. Everyone was very pleasant and the setting was lovely. I look forward to going back with other visitors in the future. We particularly enjoyed the local craft beers but I am sure on other occasions would have enjoyed the wine selection. I also like that they use locally grown products in the dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Recommend tasting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We both had the tasting menu which was delicious -- made up of mostly local foods, well-prepared, adjusted to work with my food allergies, and very reasonably priced. Sat on the deck with view of the lake, which happened to include fireworks and the annual flares around the lake. Would visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food...okay waitstaff
    WhitCar
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everything about the Upstairs Bistro was fantastic except the service. It wasn't horrible, but it could have been better. Our waiter took about 10 minutes to greet us after we sat down and he never served us bread. We were starving at this point so it would have been nice. Once our dinner came, we only saw him once, and it was when we were finished with our meal. He did however provide us with fantastic recommendations on local wineries. Other than that, food was great, atmosphere was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coming back SOON!
    60stour
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have had the Bistro on my to-do list for quite some time. My expectations were surpasses when I visited on Monday for lunch. I was expecting the superior food but was charmed by the service and willingness by staff to allow my brother and me to sit and talk well past our meal. I look forward to coming for dinner very soon!60's t
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great expereince!
    Michele
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My group came to end a girls weekend and had a wonderful meal! We enjoyed our cocktails, food and service so much that we're planning another visit for our next birthday celebration. We can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    Matt
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for dinner. It was the first time either of us had been to NYWCC and I was thoroughly impressed. The facility is gorgeous and both our meals were the best we have had in a long time. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great first impression
    llamatkd22
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I received a gift card for the NYWCC/Upstairs Bistro and decided that it would be a good opportunity to celebrate a family birthday there. I made our reservations through Open Table system, which was a new experience but very easy to use, for a Friday night. The atmosphere was great, very clean and well maintained. The appetizers were good, a nice showcase of local flavors. The main course fell apart, two of our party had to send their meals back as they were undercooked almost to the point of being raw. Our server did not check on us until after we had spoken to the maître de and sent the food back. I personally would like to return for a class or the tasting room, but will likely not go for another meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Less then expected
    MrKelley
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is my Dinner reservation, We also ate Lunch here which was much better do to the fact few customers were present so our service was better. they have a dedicated Hostess you will wait to be greeted, we were seated promptly our reservation was correct. Menu for lunch and Dinner is the same though worded differently) . Our waiter was knowledgeable of the items on the menu, but when asked about pairings he was not vague but could not offer anything but standard lip service, and when ordering he did not suggest I pair my meal. I had the Steak ,and Mrs. the Salmon both were cooked to perfection, Roll had no taste. Had to clear our own table, using an un cleared table next to me. Waited 15 minutes to get a second cup of coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An insult
    Mindyopp
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is the fancy restaurant at the New York Culinary and Wine Center in Canandaigua. I know, for a fact, that NY produces better food than this place. It is an insult to all producers and chefs in the state. Very narrow beer selection. Upstate has become a big craft brewing area but out of the 10 or so on the list only 2-3 are from the area. Food terrible. Mussels were ok but there should have been more broth. The mussels sat on a puddle of over reduced glop. Sandwich had burnt toast. Pizza was simply awful in all ways. We then went to Abbotts for ice cream. Yum!
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  • needsimprovement
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was not the greatest . Took an hour to receive food after ordering. Outside deck was not very pretty. Needs more to dress it uo. Flower pots would have helped some. Chairs very uncomfortale. Fell back into it and could nit sit close enough to the table unless I sat on the edge of my seat. Was there on a Thursday afternoon for lunch, not all that busy. Disappointed that food, ambiance and service was lacking. Would not recommend to friends.
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  • Outstanding food and service
    UKUSdinner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had my friends from the UK here and decided to have dinner at the culinary center. We loved the food and atmosphere. Outstanding service as well. Worth going back. My friends can't wait to go back either next time they come to the US. One of them commented that her salad was the best she's ever had
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lois
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was delicious - no, it was outstanding! Ambience - Very heavy rain made it difficult to hear (outdoors) and so, neighboring tables were loud. Service was good. Really enjoyed swordfish special and wine trio. Creme Brule dessert melted in your mouth. Overall, a unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, but a bit disappointing
    Couple
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I tried Upstairs Bistro on a recent Tuesday evening to celebrate our anniversary. We were looking for a moderately priced upscale meal, and we pretty much got that, with a bill totaling around $100 including a bottle of wine, entree, and desert. The ambiance was very nice and the food nicely presented. The salmon was well prepared and was the highlight. The accompanying vegetables were mediocre and undercooked. The desert was very disappointing: the coffee was bland and after one bite of the cheesecake I politely asked for a take-home box as it had a very odd taste. The server was polite and helpful, although it took a long time to receive our desert and he could have been a bit more attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service
    ohwell9
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I was disappointed with the service. When making a reservation - they should tell you that parking may be an issue and suggest to you were parking is available. Food was good but my overall experience was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely spot, great food
    Explorer
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had lunch on a Sunday in August on the upper outdoor deck with view of the lake. Food was great - nice local veggies, and the cherry mint julep was a tasty and refreshing summer drink. Reisling Festival was underway below, which provided some nice background music and buzz, but wasn't too loud. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ginger
    ginger
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2d9VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A lovely Finger Lakes dining experience at the culinary school. Don't miss the scape fondue! And, the price is right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review of Bistro
    RWM1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The salmon was very good. The steak salad was overcooked and cold.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine2
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We travel 2 1/2 hours to dine at NY Wine & Culinary- it is MY FAVORITE PLACE!! Always attend for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Reisling Wine Festival. Everything is generally OUTSTANDING, BUT ---- this last time there was a Lipstick Stain on the Water Glass, and NO ICE in the De-Caffeinated Iced Tea. W A R N I N G ***DO NOT USE MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THIS REVIEW*****
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place by the lake
    CandK
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a magical meal with delicious food and great flights of wine and beer. It's definitely our new lakeside destination restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    DeeM
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was inconsistent. Our server was young and seemed inexperienced; most likely a summer hire.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Hit with this whole foodie family
    Chefdebi2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We visit the Finger Lakes every summer. This was our first visit to Canandaidua and the Upstairs Bistro at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. What a great experience! Our waiter Eddie was fabulous and the food was creative and DID feature the local food and wine products in a delightful way. We decided to make it a must for our future visits to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food
    DrDee
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very good food in a wonderful location. The service could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We came to celebrate the birthdays of 2 friends and eft sadly disappointed. Thought the food choices on the menu were creative and attractively presented, we had such poor service that it was hard to get past that. Our waiter was very inattentive. Finding him to get water glasses refilled was a challenge and he never did stop back to see if all was well with our food after a different waiter delivered it to the table. The restaurant was not at all busy so this inattentiveness was difficult to understand.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Locavore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Although the view is wonderful, we thought the food was mediocre and were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate