The town of
Brighton was established in 1814. It was once the biggest town around,
occupying the land east of the Genesee River all the way to Irondequoit
Bay; and from Lake Ontario to the southern border of present-day
Brighton. The bustling center of this town and the hub of Brighton
life were both right here at intersection of Winton Road and East
Once the Erie
Canal opened in 1822, only a few yards from the town center, Brighton
became a popular tourist and trading destination. The canal became
Rochester's chief commercial artery and connected manufacturers
and farmers alike with bustling canal towns across New York.
was opened to give weary travelers a home cooked meal and a warm
bed on their journey. Officially abandoned in 1920, the old Erie
Canal bed gave way to a railroad, a local subway and ultimately
the 490 Expressway. Over the years, The Brighton has also survived
many renovations and changes, but remains a place where Rochesterians
still find good food at reasonable prices served in a warm and welcoming
We hope you
enjoy dining with us and visit often!
All our dishes
are prepared to order with the highest quality ingredients. If there
is something that you don't see on the menu, please ask your server.
We will try to accommodate you.