10 Restaurant, Cafe, and Brewery Openings and Closings You Should Know About

42 North Brewing Company, Step Out Buffalo
42 North Brewing Co. / Step Out Buffalo

October Restaurant/Cafe/Brewery News

Our mission: Construct a monthly list of new openings- restaurants, food trucks, cafes, pubs and breweries, etc. from the previous month. Instead of undertaking the nearly impossible task of predicting which restaurants will actually open in the upcoming month, we decided this strategy would be more valuable for everyone involved. With bureaucrats, bankers and bean counters, unpredictable weather and contractors involved, it’s hard to say when a restaurant is opening until it is already in fact open.

Disclaimer: We recommend you call ahead to be sure you’ll find an open restaurant upon your arrival. Good Luck! Drop us a line at info@stepoutbuffalo.com if we missed any October openings/closings.

Send us your food/drink/bar/dining news at info@stepoutbuffalo.com!



42 North Brewing Company, Step Out Buffalo
42 North Brewing Co. / Step Out Buffalo

42 North Brewing Co.

Neighborhood: East Aurora, Southtowns

25 Pine St, East Aurora, New York 14052 / 716-805-7500

As if it were possible to make East Aurora any more lovable, here comes 42 North Brewing Company. Located at 23 Pine Street off the east end of Main Street, next to Brother’s sits the beautifully reclaimed and restored new brewery. The tap room features a long, sturdy bar surrounded by plenty of short and tall tables ready to receive the thirsty masses that have already begun to invade.

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Dumplings from the Chinese Dumpling House, Step Out Buffalo
Dumplings from the Chinese Dumpling House / Step Out Buffalo

Chinese Dumpling House

Neighborhood: Tonawanda, Northtowns

1000 Ellicott Creek Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / 716-692-1972

This recently opened, modest dumpling house lead by Chef Mei, originally form Shanghai, serves a mean menu of delicious dumplings, buns and spring rolls. We’ve had everything on the menu and loved it all, but the pan fried dumplings, pork and tofu buns, and chicken spring rolls were personal favorites. Go, now.

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Caffeology in Allentown, Coffee Shops in Buffalo, Step Out Buffalo
Owner Hamada Saleh making Siphon Coffee / Step Out Buffalo


Neighborhood: Allentown, Downtown

23 Allen Street, Buffalo NY, 14202

This coffee shop is pulling out all the stops to make coffee and tea in a way it’s seldom made anymore here in Buffalo. “If you have two minutes to wait for a pour over, you have two and a half minutes to wait for this,” said cafe owner Hamada Saleh during a recent educational visit to the shop.

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Stuffed Peppers at Butera's
Stuffed Peppers at Butera’s / Step Out Buffalo


Neighborhood: Hamburg, Southtowns

It used to be Jimmies on Buffalo Street. It used to be pizza and wings and take out only. Now it’s Butera’s on Main Street. Now its a full bar and restaurant with craft beer and wine on tap, a brick oven, and a wait staff. Oh, and it’s good.

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Photo from Villaggio’s Facebook


Neighborhood: Ellicottville, Southern Tier

7 Monroe St, Ellicottville, New York / (716) 699-2199

It may be in Ellicottville, but Villaggio is the sister restaurant to Osteria 166 in downtown Buffalo. The Italian restaurant, located in what used to be The Barn, opened the weekend of Ellicottville Fall Fest to hungry visitors who left with nothing but rave reviews.

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The Byrd House Burger
The Byrd House Burger / Step Out Buffalo

The Byrd House

Neighborhood: Orchard Park, Southtowns

4190 N Buffalo Rd, Orchard Park, New York / (716) 662-3909

The Byrd House, which used to be located next to the bowling alley officially moved down the street this month. They are now situated in where The Well used to be serving the same good soups and sandwiches.

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Great Harvest

Neighborhood: Hamburg, Southtowns

18 Buffalo St, Hamburg, NY 14075


If you couldn’t tell, big things are happening in Hamburg. Restaurants and cafes are moving out (Great Harvest, Tina’s, August Bistro) some are transforming or have been transformed (Juicy, Buffalo Street Grill) and others, to our delight are moving in (The Grange Community Center, Sweet Pea Bakery, Butera’s). What’s next for the Great Harvest space? We don’t know, but we’ve heard some pretty great rumors already.


BBQ Chicken Kebab at Presto!
BBQ Chicken Kebab at Presto / Step Out Buffalo


Neighborhood: Allentown, Downtown

59 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14201 / 716-768-0160

Sadly Presto on Allen Street has closed their doors. We quite liked it when we visited a while back. Follow BuffaloBunnie on Facebook to stay updated on all of Presto’s future endeavors.


Bambino Kitchen & Bar

Neighborhood: Theater District, Downtown

297 Franklin St, Buffalo, New York

This October Bambino decided to close their doors. Buffalo now has one less rooftop bar. Let’s do better, Buffalo.


Vito’s Market

Neighborhood: Business District, Downtown

40 Fountain Plz, Buffalo, New York


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