16 Top Picks for Spring Local Restaurant Week

City Guide


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on April 15, 2018

Black Iron Bystro Scallops

Black Iron Bystro Scallops

It’s baaaaaack. Local Restaurant Week: Spring Edition starts Monday, April 16 and runs until Sunday, April 22, offering up over 200 locally owned and operated restaurants with some great deals. The list is long and winding, which is why we’ve combed through it and come up with our picks based on two things: 1. places we’re into right now, and 2. legit LRW menus. Here are our picks for where to spend your $20.18 this restaurant week:



12 Gates Brewing Co.

80 Earhart Dr., Williamsville

Deal: 2 Flatbreads & 2 Draft Beers for $20.18


Frog Legs @ Black Iron Bystro

Frog Legs @ Black Iron Bystro / Step Out Buffalo

Black Iron Bystro

3648 South Park Avenue, Blasdell

Deal: 1 Appetizer and 2 Entrees for $40.18


Brennan’s Bowery Bar

4401 Transit Road, Williamsville

Deal: $20.18 per person Choice of appetizer, entrée and a glass of select wine or beer


Cafe 59

62 Allen Street, Buffalo

Deal: TIER 1: Choose 2 Entrees for $20.18, OR TIER 2: Choose 1 Entree with Cup of Soup & House/Caesar Salad $20.18


Vegetarian Tamale, Casa Azul

Vegetarian Tamale stuffed with squash and zucchini, mole verde sauce, crema, cotija, carrot tops, pepitas
/ Photo courtesy of Casa Azul

Casa Azul

128 Genesee St, Buffalo

Deal: LUNCH FOR TWO: $20.18 – RICE N BEANS & CHOICE OF ANY FOUR TACOS & for Dinner: $20.18 PER PERSON – 3 courses from salad to dessert

TBH, we’d order this for *one*, but it’s still a good deal


Coco bar and bistro

Coco Bar & Bistro

Coco Bar & Bistro

888 Main Street, Buffalo

Deal: 3 Courses for $20.18 with a lot of choices to choose from


Gypsy Parlor

376 Grant Street, Buffalo

Deal: 3 Courses for $20.18, with many unique choices



Hamburg Brewing Co.

6553 Boston State Rd., Hamburg

Deal: $20.18 • One (1) pint of beer • Choice of sandwich: Beef on Weck Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Caprese • One (1) 64oz. growler fill


Lafayette Brewing Co.

391 Washington Street, Buffalo

Deal: 3 Courses for $20.18 including a flight of beer, salad course, and entree

BTW have you seen their back room? It’s p fun.


Lucky Day Bar

Lucky Day Hand Pie
// Photo x Lucky Day WhiskeyBar

Lucky Day Whiskey Bar

320 Pearl St, Buffalo

Deal: $20.18 – 3 Courses including soup/salad, entree, dessert, upgrade entrees for $30.18


Risotto Cakes at Osteria 166

Risotto Cakes at Osteria 166

Osteria 166

166 Franklin Street, Buffalo

Deal: One appetizer and an Entre plus an “extra” (dessert or glass of wine) for $20.18



1280 Sweet Home Road, Suite 10, Amherst

Deal: $20.18- 4 courses and they even use the words “anything on the menu”.


Crab-stuffed Catfish Special at Shango / Step Out Buffalo

Shango Bistro & Wine Bar

3260 Main Street, Buffalo

Deal: 3 Courses for $20.18


Photo courtesy of Burning Buffalo

Burning Buffalo

1504 Hertel Ave, Buffalo

Deal: 3 Courses for $20.18 or $30.18



This Little Pig

4401 Transit Rd, Williamsville

Deal: 3 Courses for $20.18


Winfield's Pub Lamb Burger

Winfield’s Pub Lamb Burger

Winfield’s Pub

1213 Ridge Road, Lackawanna


Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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