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REVIEW: Bon Ami French Bistro in Canandaigua (The Hunger Dames)

The cozy Bon Ami French Bistro, nestled in the heart of Canandaigua, NY was a wonderful find due to their authentic french menu, unmatched service and doting staff. Their cuisine and first impression will linger on our taste buds for weeks to come as each sip was gratifying and each bite immensely flavorful.

As owner, George, stopped by our table numerous times to ensure our enjoyment of our meals, his genuine interest in our experience was palpable. From cocktails to dessert, Bon Ami did not disappoint! Amongst our party, we enjoyed moscow mules with a spark of fig, dry french chardonnay, robust reds and port wine.

We recommend starting with the exquisite Croque Monsieur $12 (diced apple, ham, gruyere, apricot preserves & thyme) or the Escargot $10 (served in a scrumptious garlic butter sauce with toasted baguette).


On the specials menu, we enjoyed Crostini Ratatouille $10 (served on toasted french bread with a decadent cream sauce and diced vegetables).

Saumon Tapenad

The divine entrees were all stand outs, but personal favorites included the rustic Canard A L’Orange $30 (pan seared duck breast with spicy orange sauce) tantalizing Saumon Tapenade $24 (pan seared salmon topped with olive tapenade and aioli) and Bistro Tender Au Poivre $25 (two peppercorn encrusted Teres Major Filets with cognac cream sauce. All entrees were served with a side salad, seasoned green beans and roasted potatoes.

Canard A L’Orange
Bistro Tender Au Poivre

For the finale, we enjoyed decadent creme brulee, cherry cobbler, chocolate chip mint cheesecake and vegan salted hazelnut torte. It was the sweetest ending to a delicious night.

A testament to the enjoyment of our meal, we left wanting more from this quaint restaurant that transported us to the streets of France. With a fantastic selection of wine, cocktails, and specials paired with reasonable prices, Bon Ami French Bistro must be the next destination for your much needed escape with friends, date night, or solo stop at this charming bistro (socially distanced of course).

Adieu Bon Ami, Until Next Time!

Bon Ami French Bistro
215 S. Main Street
Canandaigua, NY