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261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
+1 315-724-4815
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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utica ny, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the food is consistently good, the atmosphere is a new york city bistro, the service makes you smile

Thank W Anthony M
Utica, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ancora is next to the Stanley theater. Many come from out of town to see shows at the Stanley and want"handy' place to eat. You will never be disappointed here. they also accommodate Gluten free outstandingly.

Thank rainbowlake6
Utica, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times in the last couple of years and the food and service are always great. I especially love their ravioli. Lunch or dinner, it is worth a trip.

Thank 677PatriciaK677
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great food here...service and drink are superb as well. Place offers some unique dishes you don't find elsewhere... Look forward to coming back soon!

1 Thank Pilsner Porter V
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with good menu. Very good service.Good beer menu. Beet salad excellent. Would recommend if you are in Utica area.

Thank David N
Utica, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice waiters who are very efficient with great food. I especially like the gorgonzola potatoes. Would go back anytime.

Thank erin a
Upstate New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a great dinner here at Ancora. Prices were fair and service was great. Small inside, so make reservations or go early. Located next door to the Stanley Theatre. Show night the place is impossible to get in unless you have made reservations.

Thank herovb
Syracuse, New York
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Recently visited and had heard good things about the restaurant. Service was inattentive an slow. Food was below average for the price point. Nobody in my party was pleased with their meal. Don't waste your time or money. The Utica area has many good restaurants. This isn't one I will visit again.

Thank Detta P
New Hartford, New York, United States
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Ancora prior to a show yesterday. We have been there a few years ago. The atmosphere is nice and modern. The place was packed, because of the show. We arrived at 5:30 before the main crowd and ordered immediately. The staff was polite, but not attentive. We had to flag them down each time we wanted drinks.... More 

Thank FaragoCNY
Utica, New York
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Ancora makes you think of restaurants in more sophisticated areas. Classy and just what you would expect in this price range. We enjoyed eating al fresco, which admittedly you can only do a few days a year around here. Ancora's has stood the test of time, which is nice to see around Utica, so many places come and go. Good... More 

Thank maliksmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-724-4815

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?