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Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake

4.6
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395 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 395 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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colleenc
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can we please be seated outside! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room. Large variety of menu selections. Delicious food. Impeccable service.

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MDmom
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very patient server as we took a bit of time to decide. Drinks great (cucumber cocktail a winner at our table!). Prime rib, NY strip, scallops,,Jambalaya all hits!

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johnm
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very busy but we were seated before our reservation time. Server was prompt and friendly. Food was delicious and well priced. We sat outside and would recommend it. Overall, a very good experience and highly recommend.

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BIGNOLANSFAN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE NOLANS, THE PLACE IS BEUTIFUL AND FOOD FANTASTIC!
LOVE WALKING THE LAKE AFTER THE MEAL .

KM
KarenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Prompt seating with reservation.

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Walter
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a really pleasant experience at Nolan’s. There were just three in our party and the service was attentive, the food excellent and the ambiance beyond our expectations. For a Friday in mid September to be that nice, weather wise, served as an added bonus to our evening. It was a nice touch, as well that the owner(s) stopped by our table to check in. That doesn’t happen enough in dinner service today. We’ll be back for certain.

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JudyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Nolan's a few times and have never been disappointed. Food is delicious, service is good, and ambience is great!

DH
DeborahH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. The tuna over soba noodles was both pleasing to the eye, as well as absolutely delicious. My husband loved his chicken parm. We enjoyed a lovely night out to celebrate our anniversary. Nolan’s has become our new favorite in Canandaigua. Would recommend to anyone in this area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the current climate the service was the best we’ve seen. The server was upbeat and helpful, as well as the other wait staff. The food came at a relaxed pace which we were happy with as we were not in a rush.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nolan’s never misses time after time. The Food is spectacular, along with the service & friendly atmosphere. Family also was just there and said the Best Prime Rib in 30 years !!

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Kirak
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great and service was good. Overall great 1st time experience

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markc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice setting on the outdoor patio.

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VitaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place just disappointed since I was expecting “on the lake” as is Noted as part of their name
Food was very good but portions were insane. I’m sure some appreciate that abundance, but it was just wasted on us as we were traveling and leftovers not an option
Server was wonderful & outdoor seating area was lovely

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vipLindseyO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really great! We’ll definitely be back!

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Readbeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I took his son out for dinner. A college student at the dorm missing real home comfort food. The food was delicious! We will definitely come back ;-) as this was our first time here!

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SeanL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value. Food was good. Steak cooked properly, bot lobster was undercooked

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DerekE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but price was kinda high but loved the food!

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Kristina
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Nolan’s for my birthday and I can say we will be back for many more birthdays to come! The food was the best food I have had in a very long time! Filet was cooked to perfection and the seafood was wonderful! Service was amazing and the ambience right next to the fireplace was a nice little touch

Highly, highly recommend!!

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Megace42
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I guess I am just spoiled and consider my steak/beef standard to be my favorite NYC steakhouses. I had the prime rib medium rare and WAS as ordered MR. lots of fat to be trimmed off and the taste was underwhelming. Good baked potato and salad. No bread offered. The wAit staff was pleasant and efficient. Had to ask for salt and pepper and they gave me some of those little single-use packets you get in McD’s! Get a pepper mill, guys! Glass of house Malbec OK.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Amazing food, great service and great atmosphere!

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Could offer 1 or 2 drinkable wines in the mid $20’s range.

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Mont
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We had steak and it was cooked to perfection as requested, moist and good flavor.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Loved our food. Waitress was very friendly.

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Emmee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming Peaceful. Helpful
Excellent menu. Delicious. Healthy
Comfortable

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

sat on patio sharing open window with another booth. they wanted window closed which it then was without asking if ok with us or even a compromise of leaving cracked a little. it was a pleasant evening. ordered blackened fish & chips and couldn't eat the fish as the texture seemed wet - not like others I've had. husband had burger ordered medium and it was dry. we won't go back

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SundayDriver
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Terrific wedge salad and fish and chips. Generous portions and both were beautifully prepared. French onion soup was weak and onions weren’t fully cooked.

Service was slow. Ten minutes to place a beverage order from time we were seated. Entrees were also slow to be delivered. Food is very good, though.

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Randy
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Our server was overwhelmed with too many tables at once.
Overall service and atmosphere was acceptable though.
The food itself is marginal at best.

My wife ordered an appetizer, of chips and queso.
This we shared, what we ate of it. We have had much better served to us a random bars in the Rochester/Geneva area. Maybe a step above gas station tortilla chips with name brand microwave bar queso.

For her main course, my wife ordered a Caesar Salad with added bacon wrapped scallops. She found her salad to be excellent and fresh, not over dressed and the wrapped scallops were of good quality and cooked well.

For my main course, I ordered the Prime Rib 30oz Cut.
*I would recommend avoiding the Prime Rib entirely.*
Although it clearly stated in the menu it is "steam cooked", I did not understand the repercussions of just how terrible it is to cook Grade A Prime beef that way.
Tremendous amount of gelatinous fat on my 30oz cut. Jelly like fat to the extent that what I could rip off of it filled over 1/3 of my plate. The provided knife was not able to cut the fat nor the beef at all. What I was able to rip away from the cut, was rubbery, chewy and most flavorless. I have sadly had better prime rib on special a diner for $11.95 with " all you can eat salad bar " if that puts things into perspective.
I had a garden salad with no dressing ( by choice ), which was nice and fresh.
For a side with my Prime Rib, I chose pasta with red sauce.
Penne or Linguine are the only options, not a fan of either...
The red sauce I chose was very bland. Other than a little color it added nothing to the dish
The only reprieve with the rib, is that the next morning, I trimmed off even more fat ( now solidified ), sliced the meat thin and shared with our two dogs, who seemed to enjoy it.

I only give restaurants three chances. This is the second failure.

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BeverlyL
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We did not sit outside and was not
acceptable for my party ! Waitress was not communicating with us at all.
It was not pleasant because the seats
were so hot and the Sun was obviously
way too hot! Wow very disappointing
on every level !
If you are trying to gain business it’s a long haul...

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ErnieH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely be back. Had the Jambalaya special and I think they did a great job. The filet was excellent and the peanut butter pie was killer.

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KayL
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nolan's never disappoints. Friendly atmosphere and good food. Love the patio ❤️

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Sandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were greeted warmly and seated right away. The food was excellent and the service was too!

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good. Love that ALL the covid rules are followed here!

CD
ChristineD
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fast, courteous service. I ordered the lobester roll, warmed, it was delicious!!

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vipGMan
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was recommended by one of the staff at the Lake House Hotel. We were seated promptly and were served by Desiree. She was very good and on top of things with a willing and friendly attitude. My wife ordered the rack of lamb which she usually does if it's on the menu and she said it was very good. I ordered the Ahi Tuna which was spiced and seared rare, perfectly. My only comment about my meal was that the accompanying soba noodles were too dry and there were way too many. I asked Desiree for some soy sauce to moisten it up which did the trick. The restaurant is very clean and the seating is in line with the COVID19 restrictions. We would definitely dine here again when in the area.

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Cruiser
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Sheridan prime rib sandwich and fries, sweet potatoe fries and bowl of au jus. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. We will be back. Ate on the outside place you have in a booth.

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JudyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

While the food is incredible at Nolan's, we always have a problem with our server bringing bread to our table! Over time, we have learned to ask, but this time we were talking with friends and never noticed we didn't get it until we left! What's the problem, Nolans? That said, the food is always fabulous and the seating is great! We always go back, even if we go breadless! :-)

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JOHNT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed with 2 out of 4 of the dishes. Chicken Alfredo separated into butter and sauce (old?) Same with my wife's. In retrospect we should have sent it back.

We expected the same quality that we had received in the past. Definitely not consistent. We will hesitate to give them another chance with our repeat business.

I had also mentioned on the "Open Table " Reservation that it was my wife's Birthday. This was overlooked by the hostess and wait staff. Grade of C- for Opentable.

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KrisK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We adore our server Dawn...she keeps us coming back!

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BruceS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit to Nolan’s and it was just as good as we told everyone! Lobster roll warm in drawn butter with potato salad side was delicious. We shared a friend’s birthday celebration and it was quiet enough for good conversation. We will go again!

FAQs

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

Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake is rated 4.6 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

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