Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake

4.6
530 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
Nolans on Canandaigua Lake is located at the Northern end of Canandaigua Lake, we proudly offer a menu that features Certified Angus Beef, Seafood and Pasta.
Drink selections include Finger Lakes wines, locally brewed beer and locally roasted coffee.
Enjoy dining on fine food in a relaxed atmosphere at an affordable price.
Canandaigua’s Choice For Steak and Seafood

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 530 people are saying
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ChelseaP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open Table allowed us to make a reservation when the restaurant was closed. Shame on you.

Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake
Responded on January 3, 2021

Hi Chelsea, We are so sorry for the troubles. We made the very hard decision to close in house dining to keep our staff and guests safe; this is our number one priority and we are watching numbers very closely to be able to re-open safely. Please accept our since apologizes in the reservation issues, we hope you dine with us when we can reopen.

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Camelot
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Late lunch at Nolan's on a Sunday afternoon. The lobster ravioli entree was outstanding as was the service. Highly recommend.

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MarshallS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The Garlic Cheese Bread appetizer was outstanding as was the French Onion Soup and our Prime Rib and Filet main course.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to gather with High school friends. Go Braves

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster ravioli was delicious. Many large chunks of lobster in sauce!

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Love2eat
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our annual Christmas lunch. Debbie was our server and was very good and very attentive. We noticed that one table had cloth napkins and look much more festive than nothing on the rest the tables including ours. Not a big deal but thought I would mention it.

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FredF
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful Restaurant with excellent food. We particularly like the Chicken Marsala and Parm. Service is always very good. There are indoor fireplaces in at least 2 of the rooms that create a nice Ambiance.
Would like a few more selections on the Pub menu such as Grilled Chicken Sandwich or a wrap.

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JeffL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose an early dining time at 4:30. Very quiet at this time. We were seated very quickly no other customers at the time. By 5:00 it was getting more traffic. Would have given five stars but it seemed to take a long time to get our food understanding that we were the first ones to be seated for dinner not any other diners.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for a early dinner, 6pm, and I wanted the signature 20 Delmonico. I was informed they were out, so I opted for the prime rib which my wife also ordered. She asked for the seasoned rice for her side, we were told they were out of that also. After we got home we both had explosive episodes in the restroom. The common denominator was the prime rib, it was good, but didn't expect the after effects. We ate at the old Nolans years ago and loved it. Maybe we will try again...but I wouldn't expect them to be out af a signature dish or something as inexpensive as rice.

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Foodie20
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent customer service upon entering the restaurant. There were some food choices but we were limited as we had planned on attending lunch for a mid afternoon reservation. Overall it was an excellent experience with a fantastic waitress with a lot of knowledge of items on the menu including cocktails and dessert choices.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to meet up with my parents and enjoy a meal. Steak is fantastic! We absolutely will be going back.

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ScottK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the overall best restaurants I’ve ever ate at! The only constructive feedback I can give is that we had reservations for 7pm and the hostess didn’t acknowledge us for quite awhile, not even saying hi or welcome or wait a moment and there were actually two hostesses present.

Besides that, it was an amazing evening all around!!!

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nope
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

NOlans steaks with seasoning are always consistent. you know when you walk in the door that your steak will be exactly the way it's supposed to be. GOod quality and wonderfully seasoned

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LC40000000
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food and service was good. But the 1/4 full glass of wine for $10 is a bit ridiculous.

Also, I understand these rules are subjected to COVID, but to not allow someone to get a drink at the bar after they just ate there, is crazy. There is 0 logic behind letting someone sit at the bar to eat but not to drink. I think these rules are sad because it’s a huge turn off to go back with so many rules in place.

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vipKrisK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is never a bad experience at Nolans, the food is always yummy and the staff is fantastic.

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Nancy
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Gosh! There were 4 of us and all our meals were not good! I had a mixed seafood with cod, shrimp and scallops. Not cod! It was either tilapia, or flounder and the way it was cut looked like the leftover piece from someone else’s plate. And the whole plate was unattractively brown! My husband had chicken French. Supposed to be a light lemon sauce but it was packed with sugar and his whole meal looked dirty on the plate. Another, was scallops Asiago. Portion was more of a appetizer size. It also looked unappetizing on the plate. The last was salmon with tarragon dill sauce. Not awful, but wouldn’t have it again. Salads were wilted, tiny and mine was missing the tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots the others had. All in all, it will be a long time till we try this one again.

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Noname
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess was outstanding. Salmon was phenomenal!

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

place had a great looking menu, cocktails were great, GFs steak was amazing. my mixed seafood broil was good, but not great (seafood is hard to do really well). carrot cake was amazing! great experience. Wouldn't spend that much next time. go simplier.

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Hondo
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good! Great seating and service! We will go again.

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chelsey
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular menu and special items were delicious! Beautiful inside and nice and private for the seating areas

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. When he heard that it was our daughter’s birthday, her dessert came with a lighted candle and he sang Happy Birthday to her. It was a wonderful evening. We never felt rushed. The menu has many more options for us to try. We will definitely return.

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HeidiO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent from the Food to the Service! Christmas Decorations were spectacular !! Covid safety was in place! Had a wonderful time!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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AnaR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and our waitress was very nice and responsive

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kathyw
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. The only
disappointing thing was the outside dining was closed . We had excellent service. The food was outstanding.
I saved room for my piece of Heaven. The carrot cake is to die for!!!!!

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StefanieB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was great but the two bus people were very unfriendly. Love the ambiance.

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Toma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first time at Nolan's and it won't be our last; as a former waiter I appreciate good service and ours's was spot on. Portions were great and food was delicious.

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GabrielleB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit pricey, but everything else was solid from service to check. Staff easy going, flexible & exercised the right amount of presence. A broad selection of food and drink. Volume was good for people with hearing issues. Lighting could’ve been slightly brighter, no big deal though. Easy to find location, good parking and entrance access. We went for a grown family birthday dinner(young adults/parents), all were pleased from drinks, to apps/entrees, & desserts.

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BrockportVisitors
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was very good with many great things to choose from. We had the specialty burger with goat cheese and spicy roasted tomatoes and we also had the fish and chips which were perfect. Soups were fine and the cinnamon roll bread pudding was perfect. Our waitress was very attentive and fun. Highly recommend!

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TimothyL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Nolan’s after the rebuild. The food, top notch. The service, top notch. Even the timing of when to bring out the next course was perfect. The prices are right in line with the food, service and environment. I will be back for more.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go, never had a bad experience .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

Hostess seated customers who pushed us out of the door first. She called them by name and took them to a table in the bar and talked with them while we were left standing there. So much for reservations.

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TerriL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch, comfortable outdoor seating (beautiful day) and great service. I had the Mediterranean salad with grilled shrimp and my husband had the burger. Both were delicious! Highly recommend!

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Pride
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

When reservation was made noted special occasion. We were sat in corner of bar. I asked for better sitting and was told we were full with attitude. When I made the res there were plenty of open slots. I guess my family was not important enough. Are bill was $250 before tip And the food was poor. Baked potatoes cold and hard. Lobster I could do better at home. Steak same not great or fresh. Shrimp cocktail was not fresh. Just overall disappointing. Walk into a place like that excited and come out feeling Robbed. Live local and will not be back

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saraA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great!

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EvelynG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. The waiter, the drinks and food were all excellent.

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TheresaD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing 39th anniversary dinner. We live an hour away from the restaurant decided to spend the night in Canandaigua do some shopping and sightseeing. Would of loved to leave NY for our anniversary but due to Covid we could not. But this was a perfect get away we needed. Will recommend and be back to Nolan’s

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vipGGGGio
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent! The only minor issue is you should be able to get filet/meat cooked to temp customer requests (not be limited by buttons on a computer).

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JasonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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RuiF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. The food was excellent - actually the quantity was larger than expected.

FAQs

Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 905-0201.

Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake is rated 4.6 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.