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The Upstairs Bistro

806 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 11am -3pm
Thursday: 11am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am - 3pm
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Phone number
(585) 394-7070 ext. 111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Laurence
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Please call 585-394-7070
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Cross street
NYS Rte 332 & NYS Rte 5&20
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Live Music on Fridays 6-9pm
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Special Events team at 585-394-7070
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 806 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

We have had good meals here in the past, but not this time. My meat was so overcooked that part of it was inedible. Our waiter never came back to ask if we needed drinks or to see if everything was satisfactory.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Soup was incredible- great food!!!

OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Combination Valentine's Day and Birthday celebration. Special three-course menu was very good.

KitF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The Sunday Brunch was an excellent value for the two of us. This is the first time (though I live in Geneva) that we've come to the Upstairs Bistro. I enjoyed the ambiance very much and the quality of the food was outstanding. I have dietary limitations (no grains, dairy, eggs) and was able to have an excellent salad and splurged on the home fries. It would be great to see more options, though I realize that specializing like this can be a challenge.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food is always great and the atmosphere is comfortable. Little sad to have only 3 tables of people on a Friday night. Should start having theme nights. Like burger night or pasta only that are like samplings paired with a wine or craft beer. Wine and prime night. We will be back, the food is excellent.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The Upstairs Bistro has turned itself around. The food is excellent. Great Friday Fish Fry! Chicken Riggies are consistently good.
Very clean.
Excellent, courteous staff.
Worth a try.

vipDD11 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We are foodies and can say with assurance that this is one of the best food experiences in Upstate New York!

Lakelover (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Our first time dining here and we were pleasantly surprised. Will definitely go back. Everyone in our party enjoyed what they ordered. Service was great. It was freezing temps outside, but the bistro is upstairs away from open doors so it was nice and cozy.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

It's a really classy venue with decent, if not exceptional food. There was a minor problem with a delay in bringing out an appetizer, but when asked the server explained the issue and brought out a complimentary cheese platter which was appreciated. My main problem was that lousy pop music was pumped in - loudly - which seemed out of place in an elegant setting. Classical music would have been more appropriate and if that would be considered too stuffy at least dial down the volume a bit. Also, I would like to see a slightly more varied menu or at least more frequent variation in what's offered. One thing thing that I particularly liked was the opportunity to taste a reasonably priced "flight" of wines - three healthy pours for $10. Unfortunately, the options for the flight were limited. Again - a lovely venue which could be improved with a little tweaking.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Superb. Excellent experience. Can't wait to get back to this exceptional restaurant and culinary experience.

Marilynne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious brunch, made fresh and delivered by delightful people.
It took longer to prepare than we expected, given we were there during a quiet time.

Coffee was on the weak side, but I prefer bold/robust so maybe I'm being picky.
My Boston bibb salad was a few tender leaves with sparse dressing. Tender and crunchy both.

Save room for dessert. We had THE cookie. Not going to spill the beans here, just to say it's worth it even if you don't save room!

Nice destination location . We'll be trying dinner there soon.
Not sure it's accessible since the Bistro and bar is on the second floor.

vipcyclamen (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Overall the food was quite tasty, but we were surprised and disappointed (that at the Culinary Institute) that the pork chops were all way over-cooked.

RussellH (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

This is one of our “go to” restaurants. The Menu changes seasonally and features locally sourced items. Good NYS wine and beer, I essentially love the cheese plate for dessert.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Went to Upstairs Bistro for Veteran’s Day. I ordered the beef special, which was completely bland all around. I’ve worked in fine dining years ago, and would be embarrassed to see someone furiously shaking salt and pepper on a meal I had prepared. My wife ordered the sweet potato gnocchi, which she could not eat as it was deep fried and way too sweet. Gnocchi should be light and pillowy, but this was like eating sugary deep fried dough balls with syrup. The 5 onion soup was OK, though I wasn’t sure if this was meant to be similar to French onion soup because it looked as though there was a piece of cheese burnt into the croutons on top. I did not ask what this was supposed to be. I was also surprised to see that we did not get any bread, especially for an $80 meal before tip. The price was incredibly high for the quality of the food we got. My wife and I have really wanted to like Upstairs Bistro, but after this and a couple other bad experiences during New Years and Valentine’s Day, we definitely won’t waste anymore nights out here. I am not a picky eater by any means, and have only sent three plates back in my entire life, two being at this restaurant on Valentine’s day for being completely inedible. I don’t usually write reviews, but had to share this last experience.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I met after a week apart. The Bistro is a part of the Culinary Institute, which is often very active. We spotted a friend and had a quick chat. Fare is on the lighter side (flatbreads) but well made and friendly service.