Located in the heart of Canandaigua, New York on historic Main Street, Thai by Night serves authentic Thai food using the finest products the Finger Lakes has to offer...
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123 S. Main Street
dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5-8:30 PM
Friday & Saturday 5 PM -9:30 PM
Lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30-2 PM
We do not take reservations, come on in though and if we are on a wait we will take your number send you out for a drink or to wander main street and text you when your table is ready.
Our restaurant kitchen is very small and our food does not travel well so we are unable to accommodate take out orders.
I grew up in Canandaigua and have fond memories of my childhood and early years here,but like all rebelious teenagers i couldnt wait to leave, so I moved to Hyde Park,New York to attend classes at the Culinary Institute of America. Upon graduation I moved to Washington DC where I worked for the next 8 years, including stints at the esteemed Jocky Club at the Fairfax hotel and Aux Beau Champ at the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown.
My desire to travel took hold and I left DC for California where I worked in Los Angeles for the next four years before relocating to Maui, Hawaii to open the Grand Hyatt hotel. Island life wasnt for me, so after about one and one half years I returned to California for a short time before moving back east with a stop in Bloomington Indiana ( dont ask) before returning to Washingon, DC.
I became the chef at Clydes an American saloon in the heart of Georgetown and soon after was promoted to corporate executive chef of Clydes restaurant group, a position I held for fourteen years, oveseeing the operations of twelve high volume American saloons in DC and the surrounding area.
In 2011 I met my future partner in life and ultimately in business at a small coffee shop in Alexandria, Virginia, she had relocated there from Bangkok, Thailand and we soon realized that we both had an unquenchable passion for both food and cooking, she being an accomplished cook in her own right with a repertoire of family recipes and fond memories of food she grew up on. She worked in some of the best Thai restaurants in DC honing her skills and learned American cookery at the 1789 in Georgetown, Black Salt and the Fainting Goat a gastropub in DC.
I moved from Clydes to Matchbox Foodgroup a small locally grown group of restaurants, including Matchbox, Teds Bulletin and DC3 in 2011
I helped the company grow from five restaurants to ten restaurants before deciding it was time to leave DC and return home to Canandaigua in the spring of 2015.
We relocated to Canandaigua on St. Patricks day 2015 and began our search for a location to open "Thai by Night " . We found our present location in March of 2017 and after renovating the space and adding a Thai style kitchen we opened on July 11th 2017 and have been accepted with open arms by the community which we greatly appreciate, we hope to be able to open more places to dine and enjoy local fare in the not to distant future.
John Guattery and Pui Wudhapitak