With Local Restaurant Week (LRW) fast approaching (Oct. 20 – Oct. 26), you’ll want to gather up as many reservations as your busy schedule can handle. To save you the task of taking a leisurely browse through the participating restaurants (no time for that!), we’ve compiled a list of the hottest restaurant week reservations you can imagine. Be one of the lucky ones that snags a front row seat to restaurant week at these top operations.
Click on the restaurant names to see LRW menus via localrestaurantweek.com!
Bourbon and Butter
391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, Contemporary
One of the new, really exciting dining options in the city’s growing culinary repertoire. Located in the majestic, recently renovated Lafayette Hotel, the newly opened dining/cocktail establishment features smaller portions to sample and share. In addition to top-notch food they feature a wide array of original beverage concoctions from Master Mixologist Tony Rials…plus single-barrel bourbons, and a good wine list.
Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
716-854-9463 | Reserve Online
56 West Chippewa Street in Buffalo, Contemporary
Featuring creative and flavorful dishes created by Buffalo’s own Nickel City Chef Brian Mietus, they have an award winning wine list and offer two price levels ($20 & $40) and plenty of options.
Black & Blue Steak and Crab
716-839-2525 | Reserve Online
5493 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, Steak & Seafood
B&B strives to offer something new and different from your old stuffy traditional steakhouses your parents used to go to. Great steaks, seafood and smart decor keep regulars coming back, and the LRW menu will not leave you wanting.
Black Rock Kitchen & Bar
491 Amherst Street in Buffalo, Contemporary American
Black Rock Kitchen & Bar’s diverse and extensive menu features exceptional dishes by local master chef Dennis Danieu. If you want to be sure to have great food in a relaxing, fun atmosphere where pretty much anything goes, BRKB is all you. LRW offerings are special daily.
Butterwood Sweet & Savory
391 Washington Street in Buffalo, Fusion
For more than a decade, Butterwood Desserts has tantalized the palette with distinctive works of dessert art. Now, Butterwood presents its newest culinary adventure – Butterwood Sweet & Savory – a full service fusion restaurant in the magnificently restored Hotel Lafayette. The food is always delicious and the grandeur of the space at Butterwood is the cherry on top of your delectable dessert.
Coco Bar & Bistro
888 Main Street in Buffalo, Modern Bistro
Coco embraces the charm of simplicity. They offer classic bistro fare in an environment designed to usher you to simpler times. There is a certain je ne sais quoi about this bistro just whispers relax and enjoy.
716-883-1675 | Reserve Online
1472 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, New American
If you are looking for a gratifying lunch, scrumptious brunch, delicious dinner, or a family friendly dining experience, CRaVing’s eclectically modern yet comfortable and inviting venue will fulfill your needs.
E.B. Green’s Steakhouse
716-855-4870 | Reserve Online
2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, Steakhouse
A real steakhouse feel with richly paneled mahogany walls and plush red carpet, the whole dining room glowing with polished brass and soft lighting. They are offering a nice selection for LRW with three price levels, and most nights you can enjoy the jazz-age sounds of pianist Jackie Jocko.
716-873-4291 | Reserve Online
1198 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, Italian
Sems to me these guys always go full throttle for LRW. Their food is seasonal, original and inspired by authentic Italian cuisine. Their fresh handmade pastas, veal, and steaks are great but be sure to check out the award-winning Caesar salad prepared table-side if you get the chance.
716-877-9662 | Reserve Online
2095 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo | Fine Dining
Oliver’s has been the finest example of fine dining and great cuisine from Buffalo to NYC for decades. LRW was invented for checking out the best restaurants in town.
716-848-4500 | Reserve Online
5 E. Huron Street Buffalo | Seafood
Oshun is a another of the city’s new, great dining experiences. Contemporary seafood house, oyster bar, serving various size plates always with an interesting slant – located in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
475 Ellicott Street, Buffalo | Asian Fusion
Great for a weekday lunch or dinner anytime their innovative cuisine run from sushi to fine dining. Their LRW menu includes the Sushi Surfboard or Paella style Risotto. This is a no-brainer.
Shango Bistro and Wine Bar
716-837-2326 | Reserve Online
3260 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 | Cajun/Creole
New Orleans inspired, Shango Bistro and Wine Bar is the sister restaurant to the new Oshun. They offer a healthy selection for LRW and Chef Jim Guarino’s culinary talents will not disappoint. Neither will the wine list or the superior hand-selected beer menu.
The Roycroft Inn
716-652-5552 | Reserve Online
40 South Grove Street; East Aurora, Contemporary Fine Dining
When you visit The Roycroft Inn, the experience is steeped in the history of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. The Library with an original stone fireplace is a warm and intimate setting. More importantly, the food is darn good. If you haven’t been in a while this is your chance.
716-447-7915 | Reserve Online
1141 Kenmore Avenue in Kenmore, Contemporary
While working a variety of venues (Garage Deli, Smoke on the Water, Torches) The Richert Bros. are keeping busy but the food never fails to satisfy and the menu is always creative for LRW.
Trattoria Aroma on Main
5229 Main Street in Williamsville | Rustic Italian
Their rustic Italian cuisine is some of the best in western New York. House made pasta, and a cozy atmosphere make this a good choice. If you live up north you might want to check out their modern Italian at the North French location.
* A last minute addition took us to 16