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Upscale Buffalo Restaurants

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Review of Buffalo Restaurants

It is rare that you can find the diversity in dining in a city the size of Buffalo, New York. Buffalo is unique in that such a large percentage of restaurants are locally owned and operated. This speaks to the quality of the local cuisine.

Oliver's Fine Dining Restaurant
2095 Delaware Ave
Buffalo NY 14216
716-877-9662

For over 30 years Olivers has proven to be one of the best restaurants in Buffalo NY. It prides itself on using the freshest ingredients and prepared to bring out the full flavor of the food. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. The cuisine is best described as European influenced with modern American techniques. The presentation is a work of art. The restaurant is upscale and different from other Buffalo restaurants. It is comfortable with white table cloth settings and eloquent. There is an extensive wine list perfectly matched with the menu. The menu is mouth watering featuring appetizers like Ceviche, Octopus, Pork Belly, Tuna, Salads and more. The main courses feature classics; Lobster, Scallops, Chicken, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Duck, Pork Chops, Salmon, Lamb Chops and so much more. Lunch is a treat with some great soups and salads, Pizza, Sandwiches, Burger's and Fish. Olivers is one of those Buffalo Restaurants that creates a dining experience for lunch or dinner. The prices are remarkable. It is definitely a restaurant you want to try.

Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant
6461 Transit Rd
Depew - Buffalo NY 14043
716-683-7990

In 1967 Salvatore's Italian Gardens opened their doors, and of all the Buffalo restaurants this may be the best. They have been serving delicious food for almost 50 years in an eloquent setting with over the top service. They have received numerous awards and accolades over the years including on of the best restaurants in Buffalo, Three Diamond award from Triple A, and more. The dining room is exquisite and now you can dine in the outdoor patio with the same sophisticated feel. The wine list is enormous with over 300 wines to choose from so you can make the perfect match to your meal. The staff is always happy to make recommendations. Salavatore's is more than just a Italian Fine Dining restaurant, they are also known for serving some of the best steaks and seafood in Buffalo. Salvatore's also has something that most Buffalo restaurants don't have, and that is a large banquet room that can accommodate up to 600 guests. Perfect for that large wedding or event. The service is some of the best doing everything they can to make sure you have the best experience. The menu is outstanding with great appetizers like Eggplant, Shrimp, Clams, Antipasto, Calamari, Oysters, Pork Belly, Soups, Salads, Cheeses and more. The main entrees are superb with Lamb, Lobster, Prime Rib, Ribs, Salmon, Duck, Pork Chops, and Italian favorites like Osso Bucco, Penne Pasta with veal and pork, and Ravioli. You will also find specials on most days. This is one of our favorite Restaurants in Buffalo.

Left Bank Fine Dining Restaurant
511 Rhode Island Street
Buffalo NY 14213
716 882 3509

The Left Bank Restaurant is a warm, cozy fine dining restaurant in downtown Buffalo. The food is great and the atmosphere is perfect for that relaxed meal which you savor by candle light. The Left Bank restaurant also has a great Sunday Brunch with live Jazz from 11 to 2:30 and special Wednesday night specials. The menu is delicious with very reasonable prices that you would't expect from a fine dining restaurant. Buffalo restaurants are known for the fabulous food and The Left Bank delivers. The menu features some great Salads; Caesar, chopped salad of tomato, cucumber, and red onions, Grilled Asparagus with smoked salmon, and artichoke hearts. There is also a great fondue for two, fried Calamari, stuffed Portobello mushroom, Ahi Tuna, Fresh Grilled Shrimp. Fried Oysters, Scallops and more. The high quality and fresh ingredients are apparent with items from the grill, Pork Tenderloin, NY Strip Steak, Tender Filet Mignon. Roasted Salmon, and Pasta dishes are just a few of the dining options. The menu is extensive and everything is good. It is a good idea to make reservations as seating is limited, but even if you don't it is well worth the wait.

Rue Franklin Fine Dining Restaurant
341 Franklin St
Buffalo NY 14202
(716) 852-4416

Rue Franklin French Restaurant opened their doors in 1971 and has been delighting diners ever since. Over the years it has received so many positive reviews from regional as well as national publications. The Buffalo News, New York Times, and Esquire Magazine have selected Rue Franklin as one of the best restaurants in Buffalo. The restaurant is warm, charming and perfect for that intimate dinner. The service fits the restaurant and is warm, friendly, helpful, and efficient. The menu is extensive and very good. You will find deliciously prepared Halibut, Shrimp, quail, Escargot, Wild Salmon, Filet Mignon, and Lamb all cooked to perfection. The tasting menu is thoughtfully assembled and is always changing so you can experiment with something new each visit. There is also an excellent Prix Fixe menu that also changes and usually includes seafood, meats or poultry. The wine list compliments the menu with a wide variety of wine at various price points. Like all downtown Buffalo restaurants, Rue Franklin is close to everything which lets you walk before or after many of the events downtown. There is outside dining available so you can enjoy the beautiful Buffalo weather. Seating is limited so try and make reservations.

Torches Restaurant
1141 Kenmore Ave
Kenmore - Buffalo NY
(716) 447-7915

Torche's Restaurant in Buffalo NY features contemporary cuisine with their own special touches. The chefs worked in some of the finest restaurants in Buffalo after culinary school and have brought that experience to their own restaurant. The food is excellent and presented as if it was a work of art. The ingredients are fresh and used to produce some of the most delicious entrees served by any of the Buffalo restaurants. The chefs have a great deal of experience using several different preparation techniques and that makes this restaurant special. They ad their special touch to each menu item. The service is excellent as is the wine list. The restaurant has some great Salads; house, steak, and caprese. The appetizers are special with a wide variety of specially prepared and seasoned items. There is a great Beef Kebab that is very tender. The entrees feature some flavorful items including the filet mignon, tempura shrimp, Salmon, Chicken, rib eye and more. There is also a terrific tasting menu that really allows the chefs to showcase their talent and it varies with the season. Its best to call ahead for reservations and check on the tasting menu. The prices are very reasonable so it is no wonder why this is one of the restaurants in Buffalo that everyone wants to eat at.

Tempo Restaurant
581 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo NY
716-885-1594

The chefs at Tempo Restaurant in Buffalo NY are passionate about their food, and it shows. They create culinary masterpieces that are so delicious you'll dream about them until your next visit. They are also presented as an art form so beautiful you will end up takings selfies with your Veal Chop. The ingredients are fresh and as much as possible sourced locally. They strongly believe in the farm to table philosophy to insure the most flavorful dishes. The service is outstanding, fast and helpful. Unique among Buffalo restaurants is the building. It is housed in a remarkable Tuscan villa with old world charm built in 1878. The building just ads to the aromas drifting out of the kitchen and the atmosphere to complete a unique dining experience. The experience is warm, sophisticated, and pleasurable. The Italian influenced menu is a delight with daily specials and fresh appetizers; Carpaccio, Mussels, Oysters, Calamari, Escargot, Lobster Bisque, Scallops, and Eggplant. The first course is delicious; Conch, Shrimp, Gnocchi, and more. Second course features some mouth watering entrees like; Filet Mignon, Rib Eye, Chicken Parmesan, Roasted Halibut, Salmon, Lamb, and Veal. With the delicious food, thoughtfully presented, in a warm and cozy dining room, this may be one of the best restaurants in Buffalo NY.

Asa Ransom House Country Inn Restaurant
10529 Main St
Clarence - Buffalo NY 14031
716-759-2315

Asa Ransom House Restaurant is located in Clearance NY and is one of the few Buffalo restaurants that serves as a bed and breakfast as well. If you are visiting Buffalo this is a charming and beautiful place to stay and dine. It is only a few miles from the Buffalo airport and is the perfect spot for a romantic or relaxing vacation. It has received several awards for Best Setting, Best Service, Most Charming and on. The food is world class. The farm to table philosophy is apparent with the first bite. They even have their own garden with over 70 herbs being grown to insure absolute freshness. The original structure dates back to the 1850's and retains its original charm surrounding by beautiful gardens and landscaping. This is one of the restaurants in Buffalo that changes its menu with the season, and we all know Buffalo has seasons. Perfect for guests because there is something new all the time. Join the dinner club and you get to savor a different menu four times a year. The menu is extensive and good with some great appetizers like Smoked Salmon, Shrimp, Stuffed Mushrooms, Soups, Salads and more. The entrees are really unique with Sauerbraten, Sea Bass, Filet Mignon, Pot Pie, shaved beef, Turkey, Duck, Prime Rib, Lamb, Sole, and Pastas. Desserts feature some delicious pies, cobblers, and cheesecake are just a few of the choices. Asa Ransom House is one of the truly fabulous restaurants in Buffalo and perfect for not only a romantic dinner but perfect for that special occasion.

The Roycroft Inn Fine Dining Restaurant
40 S Grove St
East Aurora - Buffalo NY 14052
716-652-5552

There are not many restaurants in Buffalo that are housed in a National Historic Landmark. The Roycroft Inn Restaurant is one. It opened in 1905 as a pioneer of the early 20th century Arts and Crafts movement. The restaurant architectural details reflect the beautiful woodwork of that time. It was carefully restored to its original beauty and it truly a unique place not only to dine but just to marvel at the architecture, murals, and decor. The food is driven by that artisan influence and features local produce and seasonal items. In keeping with the history of the restaurant, the farm to table focus is important. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast enjoy some great Buttermilk Pancakes, Omelettes, Crepes, with smoked bacon, sausage and more. Start lunch with French Onion soup, Lobster Bisque, Crab Cakes, Shrimp or some fresh salads. Choose from a wide variety of sandwiches; Reuben, Club, Jerk Chicken, Burger and more. The lunch specialties feature; Beef Tenderloin, Eggplant, Chicken, Flounder and more. Dinner is just as fabulous with great appetizers, soups, salads and entrees like; Duck, Flounder, Lamb Chops, Scallops, Tenderloin, and more all at a reasonable price. If you have the opportunity to do brunch, take it. It was voted as one of the top brunches in the country.

Hutch's Restaurant
1375 Delaware Ave
Buffalo NY 14209
(716) 885-0074

Hutch's Restaurant in Buffalo NY is one of the special urban Buffalo restaurants that is always at the top of the list for the quality of food and service. Survey after survey always ranks it as the number one or two restaurant. The Buffalo News gives it four stars. You can dine inside or out on the patio on those beautiful summer days. The food is big and flavorful with large portions to satisfy the hungriest diner. Feast on some of the great appetizers like, Calamari, Eggplant, Escargot, Rack of Ribs, or crisp salads, greens, and sandwiches like a Philly Steak. For dinner how about Beef Tenderloin, Liver, NY Strip, Lamb Chops, Jambalaya, Veal, Lobster and more. The desserts are special with cheesecake, pies, sorbet, gelato, and more. Hutch's is one of the special Buffalo restaurants located in one of the fun parts of town.

Sinatra's Trilogy Fine Dining Restaurant
938 Kenmore Ave
Buffalo NY 14216
(716) 877-9419

Sinatra's Trilogy was awarded four stars by the Buffalo News, they have also been selected as one of the ten best restaurants in Buffalo and the country. They opened their doors in 1981 and kept getting better every year since. The restaurant features some great Italian cuisine using recipes originating in Italy passed down from generation to generation. Of all Italian restaurants in Buffalo, it is considered the most authentic. Sinatra's is a fine dining restaurant in every sense of the word with impeccable service, white table cloth settings, and charming atmosphere. It has served presidents, sports stars, politicians, and celebrities from around the country. It is chef owned restaurant so you know every aspect from service to the kitchen will be exemplary. The meals are thoughtfully prepared using only the highest quality ingredients. You can taste the freshness in the food. The menu is superb with Sicilian dishes authentically prepared. Pick out your favorite appetizer and it will be good, soups, greens, mushrooms and more. The menu is extensive and diverse with great Lasagna, Ravioli, Eggplant, Osso Bucco, Pork, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Piccata, Parmigian and more. That's not all, the shrimp scampi is delicious and the veal might be the best in the city. The NY Strip steak is flavorful and cooked perfectly. Buffalo restaurants are known for great food at great prices. Sinatra's Trilogy is a treat.

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