Dining along the Erie at the Canal House, Pittsford, NY

Richardson's Tavern

Richardon's Canal House



“The Richardson’s Canal House used to be hostel, private home, tavern, apartment, even a brothel!” said our server as he handed us dinner menus.

Just shy of 200 years, the charming former stagecoach stop is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and visiting here, you can easily see why. Built during a time when General Andrew Jackson was president and Congress decided on 13 red & white stripes and 20 stars for the flag, it’s a mirror-image of the year 1818.

Antique furnishings, rustic mahogany bar, patio bordering the beautiful Erie Canal, this restaurant is a magnate for history-buffs, celebrities, politicians and everyday locals alike. We enjoyed a view of the boats cruising by and delicious entrees from the Grill Menu – quite literally prepared on a grill not far from us.

Visit Pittsford, NY soon to experience the same!