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Richardson's Canal House

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1474 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534-3454
+1 585-248-5000
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Newfoundland, New Jersey
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My co worker planned a business dinner here with clients. We had a menu with three or so choices for each course, and everyone loved their meals. The private room was pleasant and the grounds are very pretty. Wonderful wine and a nice staff!

Thank Janet_Q
Fairport, New York
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265 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hit the last night of Richardson's semi-annual Austrian menu. I always get the Austrian Goulash but called an audible at the last second and went with the tri-tip steak dish that I got on a bed of German potato salad. Delish! I did get an order of the Austrian Goulash to go though. Everyone enjoyed their meals, my wife's rack... More 

Thank Clarkvara
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My in-laws took us here for our fifth wedding anniversary the place is beautiful and quaint. the outside seating is lit up with fairy lights making it very pretty the food is really good too what ever your occasion might be the staff make you feel special

Thank yvonne &
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This has always been a Rochester main stay. Fine dining that has changed with the times and yet stays frozen in history. The outside dining and proximity to the canal is relaxing and tastefully decorated. Thinking about this spot while we drive back from Florida to ROC.

Thank Sarah K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

In my opinion this is one of the best Fine Dining Restaurants in Rochester NY. This is one of my go to places for special occasions. The atmosphere is very nice, the service is great and the food is excellent.

Thank Joseph D
Pittsford, New York
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Eating here at Richardson's Canal House works perfectly for me when I want a light meal outside by the canal. I can't tell you about inside but eating out is a pleasure. First of all the landscaping is both beautiful and quiet. Then there is the atmosphere as you may see quiet boats passing by. I loved many of the... More 

Thank Rick G
Mendon, New York
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Richardson's Canal House is everything everyone says it is. Incredibly well prepared euro fare, a varied wine selection and a rustic environment with heavy wooden beams. Very romantic. The service is stellar...don't miss an opportunity to give this place a try.

Thank greekbecky2016
Penfield, New York
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1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been going to Richardson's for years and I have never had a bad meal there. I especially enjoy the bi-annual Austrian Weeks.

Thank rjwing3
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

I've been to Richardson's twice in the last 6 months: once in the summer time sitting outside along the Erie Canal and last week in the Pub Room. Food is on the pricey side but worth a splurge now and then to enjoy a great meal with friends in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Traditional foods served in non-traditional style. Menus... More 

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were in the middle of a long bike trip and decided to get cleaned up for a good meal. Turned out to be a great meal. Richardson's managed to accommodate our group of 12 on fairly short notice and gave us what appeared to be a dedicated waitress. Excellent food and service. Nice wine selection. Nice canal view.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?