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Ristorante LombardoRistorante Lombardo
1247 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Would highly Recommend it as it is always fabulous. ! More

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Lucia's on the LakeLucia's on the Lake
947 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

As always it was wonderful! Bang bang shrimp have to be the best I’ve ever had - consistently! More

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and MoreRussell's Steaks, Chops, and More
4836 reviews
Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Beautiful restaurant and amazing food. Food is consistent every time and the service is phenomenal. More

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Tempo RestaurantTempo Restaurant
1303 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

The food and service were both amazing. I would recommend Tempo to anyone looking for a fine dining experience! More

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Oliver's RestaurantOliver's Restaurant
615 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Everyone had a delicious meal. The staff was friendly and didn’t rush us to leave when we wanted to stay and talk. There were five in our group. More

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Bacchus Wine Bar & RestaurantBacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
1672 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food,great service and warm and cozy atmosphere. Prices were good. More

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ToutantToutant
1452 reviews
Regional American (Southern) | Buffalo, Western New York

The food was excellent, service amazing, and I’ve already told several people to check it out. I loved the Nashville Hot Chicken. More

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Juicy Burger BarJuicy Burger Bar
94 reviews
Burgers | Buffalo, Western New York

Our favorite place to go out for food! Burger and fries are delicious. We have loved every meal we tried ! More

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BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE - PRIME STEAKS & FRESH SEAFOODBUFFALO CHOPHOUSE - PRIME STEAKS & FRESH SEAFOOD
1517 reviews
Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Had a very nice night out, spectacular service, amazing food. Excellent place for a date, the ambiance is also great. More

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SATOSATO
198 reviews
Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food with diverse menu to pick from. Fish used in sushi dishes was very fresh and tasty. Excellent service. Fun place to dine, consistently good. More

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Hydraulic HearthHydraulic Hearth
437 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food , great drinks, and great service. My family really enjoyed the artisan pizzas and oysters. Fantastic place for a day out with the family. More

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800 Maple800 Maple
630 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Fantastic meal and service. I recommend all the time and will continue to share meals with family and friends. More

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CRaVingCRaVing
482 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

This was a fantastic meal all around. The fresh pasta was perfect, the bone marrow delicious and the salads were perfectly dressed. We will definitely be coming back! More

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Mile 303Mile 303
11 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

We had an amazing dinner. Very creative and satisfying dishes made up our meal. I will be back again. More

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The Melting Pot - BuffaloThe Melting Pot - Buffalo
1164 reviews
Fondue | Buffalo, Western New York

It was absolutely amazing!! The food and service was outstanding.. my date n i had a wonderful time there. More

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DobutsuDobutsu
321 reviews
Seafood | Buffalo, Western New York

Thank you so much for the fine service, food, and environment for our small gathering. We all enjoyed ourselves. More

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Marble + RyeMarble + Rye
534 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Love the fact that the menu uses locally sources ingredients as much as possible. Don’t know we waited so long to come here and now we’ve gone twice in two weeks. Loved the service and the meals both times. So much flavor in all the entrees. More

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Osteria 166Osteria 166
954 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Service was absolutely amazing! Rob was our server and he was excellent. I’ve had him in the past and he’s just great. As we were leaving and putting on our coats, two staff members who walked by us said goodbye to us as well. So great to receive that type of treatment! More

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RaclettesRaclettes
554 reviews
French | Buffalo, Western New York

Nice place to go downtown for Sunday brunch. Food is good. Waiter greeted us in French! Nice little touch! More

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Pasquale's Italian Restaurant-West SenecaPasquale's Italian Restaurant-West Seneca
32 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

We had a wonderful family meal, we really enjoyed the Sangrias and the seafood was great! Also the service was wonderful. More

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Giancarlo'sGiancarlo's
875 reviews
Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Seated on time for the reservation. Staff was warm, engaging and attentive. Food was perfect! More

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Black & Blue Steak & Crab - BuffaloBlack & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo
1058 reviews
Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

I took my daughter and granddaughter and service was great with Steven and the filet, crab legs a seafood were outstanding. Thanks for a great evening. More

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Pasquale's Italian Restaurant- DerbyPasquale's Italian Restaurant- Derby
1 review
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

The food was delicious! Our server was friendly and very efficient. I haven't been there in years, hope to return more often. Great! More

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Larkin Filling StationLarkin Filling Station
96 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Nice place for lunch - very busy though. I recommend a reservation! More

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Curly's GrilleCurly's Grille
442 reviews
International | Buffalo, Western New York

Delicious meal, appetizers, drinks and wine. They even made the table larger for us. Very accommodating to every need. Lived up to our expectations! Great friendly service. More

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Lucky DayLucky Day
132 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great drinks! Great food, great music, great ambience. It was a really fun night! I would highly recommend. More

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Pearl Street Grill & BreweryPearl Street Grill & Brewery
33 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

We had a great time and a great meal. It was a perfect place to relax before a game. I would definitely go back with friends another time. More

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Local Kitchen & Beer BarLocal Kitchen & Beer Bar
212 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Dinner before Sheas. Great service/food. More

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Patina 250Patina 250
608 reviews
Grill | Buffalo, Western New York

It's the bee's knees. Highly recommend this place. More

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VILLAGGIOVILLAGGIO
303 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Waitress was friendly, efficient and helpful with questions about menu and wine. The food was yummy and we loved the tiramasu. More

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Ellden's Grill & Banquet - River Oaks Golf ClubEllden's Grill & Banquet - River Oaks Golf Club
29 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Got last minute reservation. We were seated immediately. We ordered the fish fry which was available five different ways. Choice of sides. The battered fish fry was a very large portion. Very good. Service was excellent. More

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PAUSA Art HousePAUSA Art House
2 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food and live music , service is great with friendly staff. I will be going back soon. More

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SEAR SteakhouseSEAR Steakhouse
668 reviews
Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Our entire experience at SEAR was great. The food and service was excellent, however did nit agree with the price for quality of food. But still a delicious dinner. More

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Liberty HoundLiberty Hound
213 reviews
Seafood | Buffalo, Western New York

Great location and good specialty food! Love the variety of seafood. More

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Winfield's PubWinfield's Pub
124 reviews
Gastro Pub | Buffalo, Western New York

Love everything about this place ❤️ More

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YOLO Restaurant & LoungeYOLO Restaurant & Lounge
197 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Can always expect great food, drinks and service! More

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100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry
611 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Brunch was outstanding. Good was so yummy. Will be back again! More

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Cabaret RestaurantCabaret Restaurant
115 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Great place for dinner before an evening of theater at Sheas. Very attentive service. All the food was of good quality and fairly priced. We will be back! More

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The Colden Mill RestaurantThe Colden Mill Restaurant
64 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

What a quaint restaurant! We hadn't been in a few years but we were so glad we came back. We had a fish fry, others at the table sampled the salmon, fried chicken and meatloaf, all of which were exceptional! Very well prepared, interesting combinations (salmon was prepared on a savory pancake!) and nothing was rushed. They also have a good wine list and when the selection we wanted wasn't available, had another suggestion ready for us. We will definitely return. More

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Sato BrewpubSato Brewpub
55 reviews
Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food and cocktails but service is always hit and miss. Took forever to get our drinks and I ordered two skewers which also took forever. One plate of skewers (only two skewers to a plate) came when we were done eating but she gave me half off for it. More

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Panorama On SevenPanorama On Seven
252 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

It was the perfect setting for a great dinner and wonderful conversation. The staff was amazing and the view fantastic. Definitely coming back again. More

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Creekview RestaurantCreekview Restaurant
446 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

This is a place that is fine for a casual meal. The food is good, service is fine and values is good. More

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Eckl's@LarkinEckl's@Larkin
207 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

We had a party of 8 the service was great and so was the food. The prime rib was awesome. More

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Italian Prime at Salvatore'sItalian Prime at Salvatore's
3480 reviews
Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

My Husband truly enjoy his meal. I, the wife had a taste it was delish. Thank you for a fabulous evening. We also enjoyed our waiter. More

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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - WaldenBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden
399 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

We love Bravo and go often. Great food. Great service. More

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AK Cafe at  Albright-Knox Art GalleryAK Cafe at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
88 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

I took my husband to this café for his birthday before attending an event. We were blown away by how nice the dinner setting was! Every first Friday they have jazz players to set the mood. It’s very relaxing! The duck salad I had was absolutely exquisite. Prices are very reasonable. Make sure to make reservations for the evening dinner, as this fills up pretty quickly. We will definitely be back. More

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - BuffaloGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Buffalo
174 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

It was an overall nice experience having never been there before. It took nearly 15 min to get our beverages. Food came shortly thereafter. Food portions are small for the cost. Waited another 15 min for a flight of five. When I decided to order a long island to share after Kayla our waitress had brought our bill, we received an eye roll and an attitude. Likely just having a bad day...but still. Again, overall good experience. More

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Jack Astor's - Buffalo (Walden Galleria)Jack Astor's - Buffalo (Walden Galleria)
29 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

We loved our meals. We travel to Buffalo frequently and will consider dining here again. More

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Rizotto RistoranteRizotto Ristorante
220 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Very enjoyable More

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31 Club31 Club
998 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

31 Club is one of our favorite go-to places when we have an event in the city. We like their early opening but we love their service (thank you Kristen) and the food. Our choices this time included the bisque, beet salad, strip steak and roasted salmon, everything as ordered and delicious. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - BuffaloMorton's The Steakhouse - Buffalo
141 reviews
Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Excellent in all aspects. Our waiter, the service and value are what you expect and get from steakhouses More

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CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERSCHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS
368 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Dinner was excellently cooked and dessert was great!! More

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Texas de Brazil - BuffaloTexas de Brazil - Buffalo
2625 reviews
Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant! The food and service is excellent! We will be back again and again! More

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Schnitzel & Co.Schnitzel & Co.
445 reviews
Swiss | Buffalo, Western New York

We were looking for a place that served German food and your restaurant came up as a potential candidate (celebrating my daughters boyfriend birthday who embraces his German heritage). After further research, we decided to go out to dinner at you establishment. We found the staff friendly, the food well prepared and presented besides being simply delicious. All 4 of us came away impressed with what we ate. While hoping for a bit more of a German atmosphere, the interior was relaxing and comfortable. The only negative (if you can call it that) was the waiter disappeared at times when we could have used him (to take our food order, for a drink refill, bring us the check) He did allude at the beginning that he was new so I guess we could forgive him for the slight delays. We will definitely recommend your establishment to others and return ourselves in the future. More

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The Ward - Buffalo RiverworksThe Ward - Buffalo Riverworks
12 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Attention to detail is what caught my eye when I first came into the ward. As a special request option was available I took it upon myself to take advantage of this by requesting a framed photo of Macho man table and side and boy did they deliver. Not only was there a framed photo of Macho man but we had an excellent view of the water as well. The food was fantastic! I ordered the seafood Mac and cheese and my gf ordered there pizza and everything was cooked perfect. It was hot and not over cooked. The atmosphere was a very nice feel and the volume wasn't to loud so you can have a conversation without having to be loud. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Will definitely be coming back for more visits in the future More

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Rowhouse Bakery and RestaurantRowhouse Bakery and Restaurant
460 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

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Delicious food and great service! Would visit again! More

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Mason's Grille 52Mason's Grille 52
138 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

A very nice local restaurant. The menu had a wide variety. I had a NY strip steak and my wife had the steak salad. Both were very good. More

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(716) Food and Sport(716) Food and Sport
1306 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food and fun atmosphere. If you want to watch sports, that's the place to be. More

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D-Tour Martini Bar & KitchenD-Tour Martini Bar & Kitchen
7 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food and service we will return! More

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Teton Kitchen - Elmwood VillageTeton Kitchen - Elmwood Village
6 reviews
Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food, perfect evening out with friends and family. Highly recommended! More

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P.F. Chang's - BuffaloP.F. Chang's - Buffalo
13 reviews
Asian | Buffalo, Western New York

Good food with great service! More

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Samurai BuffaloSamurai Buffalo
9 reviews
Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

The food was delicious and nicely presented. The service was good. The atmosphere was pleasant. We would go back. More

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The Byrd HouseThe Byrd House
40 reviews
Comfort Food | Buffalo, Western New York

Went during the Bulls game, so very noisy and busy. Beer was flat, but the food was good. More

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Andriaccio's RestaurantAndriaccio's Restaurant
46 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

I will always go to Andriaccio's whenever I am in the area. Comfort food to the max. Family friendly, nice to see the same staff year after year, continuity, food always fills you up. More

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Eckl's Restaurant Orchard ParkEckl's Restaurant Orchard Park
38 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

I made a reservation and four of went to dinner Saturday evening. Obviously I did not need a reservation since the dining room was not crowded. We ordered our food and it took a very long time for order to arrive. A group of 8 came in after us, they had salads and soup plus entree and they received their order long before us. There was no apparent reason for such a long wait and no one apologized for the lateness of our order. We come to this restaurant at least once every 5-6 weeks so we were recognized as previous customers by our waitress. We will have to re think going to Eckl's if want to be served in a timely manner. More

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Lafayette Brewing CompanyLafayette Brewing Company
8 reviews
Brewery | Buffalo, Western New York

Definitely a great stop for pub food! The beer was great. I recommend their Belgian Wit brewed right on the premises. Our food was super tasty. Service was great. More

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The Chocolate BarThe Chocolate Bar
299 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Our retirement party of 6 arrived on a quiet Sunday at 5. We were seated immediately. Our waitress, Cassie, was very attentive, informative & friendly. We loved the drink & dessert menu & found the entree menu varied & just as appealing. Our special occasion was made even more fun at The Chocolate Bar. Thank you! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Downtown)TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Downtown)
61 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

Excellent service .... friendly delicious food fast serv More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Galleria)TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Galleria)
15 reviews
American | Buffalo, Western New York

This place is the best and it has good service. I would eat there all the time if i could More

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JazzbolineJazzboline
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Jazzboline turns out Frank and Dolly Reikart's personalities, skills, hospitality, and flair for the dramatic. Welcome. Be thrilled. Be our guests. Serving inspired regional cuisine, Jazzboline blends bold flavors with unabashed fun. Indulge in picture-perfect plates and a well-curated cocktail list. With upscale hospitality and extraordinary service, we offer an exceptional experience for any event. Thinking that’s way outside the (recipe) box and hospitality at its finest.More

Red Lobster - BuffaloRed Lobster - Buffalo
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Seafood | Buffalo, Western New York

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Phillips WD Bar & Grille-Seneca Niagara Resort and CasinoPhillips WD Bar & Grille-Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino
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Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Enjoy Phillips WD Bar & Grille , featuring panoramic city views from the dining room and the patio. Our patio has some of the best views of Canalside! More

Hearth + PressHearth + Press
29 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

We really enjoyed it this time. The first time we came was last winter and it was so cold in the restaurant that I was hesitant to come back. This time it was nice and cozy. We loved the pasta dishes we had (3 meat gnocchi and braised beef gnocchi). Had a couple of great cocktails also. We will definitely be back. More

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Templeton LandingTempleton Landing
306 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Christinina, our waitress was excellent!! Very attentive, delightful personality, and great voice as she sang “happy birthday “ to us!!! She made it a fun night! More

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Buffalo's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Ristorante LombardoRistorante Lombardo
1247 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Would highly Recommend it as it is always fabulous. ! More

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Lucia's on the LakeLucia's on the Lake
947 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

As always it was wonderful! Bang bang shrimp have to be the best I’ve ever had - consistently! More

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and MoreRussell's Steaks, Chops, and More
4836 reviews
Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Beautiful restaurant and amazing food. Food is consistent every time and the service is phenomenal. More

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Tempo RestaurantTempo Restaurant
1303 reviews
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

The food and service were both amazing. I would recommend Tempo to anyone looking for a fine dining experience! More

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Bacchus Wine Bar & RestaurantBacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
1672 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food,great service and warm and cozy atmosphere. Prices were good. More

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ToutantToutant
1452 reviews
Regional American (Southern) | Buffalo, Western New York

The food was excellent, service amazing, and I’ve already told several people to check it out. I loved the Nashville Hot Chicken. More

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Oliver's RestaurantOliver's Restaurant
615 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Everyone had a delicious meal. The staff was friendly and didn’t rush us to leave when we wanted to stay and talk. There were five in our group. More

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Hydraulic HearthHydraulic Hearth
437 reviews
Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food , great drinks, and great service. My family really enjoyed the artisan pizzas and oysters. Fantastic place for a day out with the family. More

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Juicy Burger BarJuicy Burger Bar
94 reviews
Burgers | Buffalo, Western New York

Our favorite place to go out for food! Burger and fries are delicious. We have loved every meal we tried ! More

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BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE - PRIME STEAKS & FRESH SEAFOODBUFFALO CHOPHOUSE - PRIME STEAKS & FRESH SEAFOOD
1517 reviews
Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Had a very nice night out, spectacular service, amazing food. Excellent place for a date, the ambiance is also great. More

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