SEAR is a modern steakhouse situated on the first floor of the Avant (Embassy Suites Hotel). The relaxed, upscale environs are sophisticated yet comfortable. They offer a bar scene with a great vibe, a robust wine list and an innovative menu. We love the salads, the sliders, Lobster Mac and, of course, the steaks.
What can one say about simple elegance. This place is so comfortable their biggest problem is getting customers to leave so they can turn over the tables. The charcuterie is only the greatest food item since the chicken...or is it the egg? Everything is super fresh/locally sourced and the brick oven pizza's are special. A great bar and intelligent beer/wine lists makes this place a great find and a hard get. [try the pickle plate too]
Sneaky good is the first thing that comes to mind. Sure one would expect fine wines, clever cocktails, and great craft beers in this locale on Allen. You'll get all of that and more - like really good food. Did we mention their great whiskey selection? Winner! Hurry in before everyone knows.
Treat yourself to some of the best dishes in WNY at the hands of Chef Andrew Murtha at this nine plate designee. Carte Blanche cuisine is New American with a lean toward French. The modest building exterior opens up to a comfortable, creative interior. A well trained kitchen and bar staff serves up delicious chow and delectable drinks with equal integrity. We'd throw some recommendation at you but the menu changes up so fast it's hard to keep up.
A unique raclette menu will be the highlight of Raclettes, along with cheese and chocolate fondues, crepes – both sweet and savory, soups, salads, Mussels (of course) with pomme frites and French/European Provencal style specials.
Aro Bar de Tapas is as authentic Spanish Tapas as we’ve eaten outside of Spain and as good as you’ll get there. The food is flat out delicious. Just when you think it can’t get any better they bring out something else. If you love to eat, try new things, think of yourself as a bold, adventurous, devil-may-care Buffalonian (we’re talking to you regular SOB enthusiast), you need to eat here… like now.
In our opinion Toutant is among the best restaurants in the city, joining the Buffalo stalwarts and a few 2014 startups, shuffling in what we hope is a new era in WNY. The focus here is food, just one of the things we love about this place.
Marble + Rye specializes in meat and whiskey - these are a few of our favorite things. The understated brick walks, high ceilings and hard hitting bar scene rounds out the +. In truth they offer plenty more, and whatever you choose will likely be no-frills delicious.
The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar is truly a WNY stand out, not only in their uniquely fine cuisine, but their "unrelenting commitment to locally sourced produce & sustainably raised meats". Chef/owner Steve Gedra and his GM/Baker wife Ellen regularly push the envelope with new and different dishes. You have to sample the local pork, we love the beet salad when available, brunch is awesome as are Ellen's desserts.
Since opening in 2012 Rizotto Ristorante in Amherst has truly become local entrepreneur Michael Rizzo’s signature restaurant. Rizzo’s fifth restaurant in Western New York offers an upscale dining experience read more
Chef/owner Adam Getz is a brilliant craftsman, a work horse in the kitchen, and has cooked at the James Beard House - nuff said. Wife Jennifer works the front of the house where they serve up some of the finest cuisine in town. Everything is good and changing on a regular basis, but the last time we were in we had a Cavatelli with a Sweet Pea pesto about which we still dreaming.
Buffalo's Original Steak & Seafood: While BOSS might not be the most posh steak joint in town, it has a personality all its own. The longer I sat there the better I liked it. If I had to guess, and I do, I’d say BOSS may be starting to fire on all cylinders after an extended metamorphosis.