With Western New York’s Local Restaurant Week right around the weekend corner (Oct. 19 – Oct. 25), we decided to get the scoop from our friends at LRW about the new additions to this year’s delicious lineup! Some of them are brand new to the WNY restaurant scene in general, some just new to this week of fantastic deals and meals for $20.15. Here’s where to go for a never-before-had Local Restaurant Week experience:
Pork Belly Po’ Boy @ 189 / Step Out Buffalo
189 Public House
East Aurora / 189 Main Street, East Aurora / 716-652-8189 / LRW Menu / Southern Comfort
This newish restaurant, whiskey bar, and music venue by the owners of Bar Bill in East Aurora is great for a meal full of comfort food. Grab one of their housemade beers while you’re in!
Allen Burger Venture
Allentown / 175 Allen Street, Buffalo / 716-768-0368 / LRW Menu / Burgers
New this year, ABV has quickly made a name for itself as one of THE best places to get a burger, or beer, or fries, or tater tots, or just hang out in Western New York. Be warned – they’re always busy, but it’s worth the wait.
Armor Inn Tap Room
Hamburg / 5381 Abbott Rd., Hamburg / 716-202-1315 / LRW Menu / American BBQ
New to LRW but not the scene in general, Hamburg’s very own tap room is joining the fun with specials that include lunch for two for $20.15, a three course lunch for one for $20.15 and dinner for one for $20.15 including soup or salad, an entree with a side, and dessert.
Hamburg / 174 Buffalo Street, Hamburg / 716-648-6554 / LRW Menu / Fine Dining
If memory serves us correctly, these guys used to be on the list back in the day when Dan was still in the kitchen. Since then they’ve been bought, sold and handed over completely to Chef Scott Donhauser. Like the good ol’ days, if you make a resy here (and we recommend you do), you’re in for a treat.
Elite Fine Dining
Cheektowaga_East / 301 Cleveland Dr., Buffalo / 716-831-8181 / LRW Menu / Fine Dining
Another brand new restaurant, formerly Friar’s Table, Elite Fine Dining is adding to the already decently long list of swank restaurants on the lineup. We have yet to visit, but their LRW menu mentions Lobster Mac & Cheese and Twin Medallions of Filet Mignon, so there’s that.
Fiero Mediterranean Fusion
Williamsville / 408 Evans St, Williamsville / 716-631-4090 / LRW Menu / Mediterranean Fusion
Another fairly new restaurant to add to the list offering a fusion of flavors including everything from Italian, French and Spanish to Greek, Turkish and Moroccan. They offer brick oven pizzas too.
Clarence Center / 6010 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center / 716-741-1311 / LRW Menu / Global Cuisine
These guys are serving up seafood, pasta, steaks, burgers, pizzas and more in their “scratch kitchen”. For restaurant week they’re offering lunch and dinner at 3 different price points, each including a glass of house wine or beer.
Joe’s Deli – Hertel
North Buffalo / 1322 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo / 716-875-5637 / LRW Menu / Casual
Oh Joe. While Joe’s Deli on Elmwood isn’t new to the list, the original Hertel location is. Grab a sandwich here, thank us for the recommendation later.
Mac’s on Hertel
North Buffalo / 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo / (716) 833-6227 / LRW Menu / Buffalo Classics
New to Hertel Ave in May 2015, we’ve heard mixed reviews on Mac’s. We, however, have had nothing but good experiences and tasty food, which is why we say this it’s worth a try. Their LRW Menu doesn’t offer a great deal of options, which is why you’ll need some other recommendations. Try the Buffalo Chicken Crunch Rolls, the Double Dip and the Free Form Chicken Pot Pie.
Getzville / 55 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville / 716-636-7272 / LRW Menu / Mediterranean, American
In the mood for souvlaki? These guys are dishing out Open Souvlaki Chicken Salads, and soup or rice pudding for 2 for $20.15.
Boston / 8936 Boston State Road, Boston / 716-941-3112 / LRW Menu / Italian
If you find yourself deep in the Southtowns and looking for a new-to-Restaurant-Week option, head to Raphael’s for Italian. Their LRW menu offers a starter, an entree, and either a glass of wine or dessert for $20.15.
Route 78 Street Bar
Depew / 6036 Transit Road, Depew / 716-685-5665 / LRW Menu / American
Get your money’s worth at Route 78 Street Bar with an Appetizer and two entrees for $20.15. We’re pretty sure that’s for two people, but if you’re feelin’ hungry why not get after it?
Elmwood Village / 520 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo / 716-883-1252 / LRW Menu / Vietnamese, Thai
Apparently all settled in to the new location, Saigon is serving Southeast Asian Cuisine in the Elmwood Village this LRW.
Squire on Main
Snyder / 4552 Main Street, Snyder / 716-839-3663 / LRW Menu / Fine Dining
Almost a year old and new to the Local Restaurant Week list is Squire on Main in Snyder. Their restaurant week menu offers soup or salad, an entree, and dessert for $20.15.
Taisho Bistro Japanese Izakaya
Amherst / 3332 Sheridan Drive, Amherst / 716-835-8088 / LRW Menu / Japanese
This Japanese bistro is offering a few different price points during their first LRW, including dinner for 2 for $20.15, $30.15, and $40.15. We like your style Taisho Bistro.
Tavern at Windsor Park
Williamsville / 8444 Transit Rd., Williamsville / 716-689-6600 / LRW Menu / American, English
This “English Pub with an American Twist” is offering three different options of all English fare for their first LRW.
The Jake Tavern & Grill
Kenmore / 3020 Delaware Ave, Kenmore/ 716-322-7576 / LRW Menu / Upscale Pubfare
Although we haven’t visited yet, we’re excited to try this brand new tavern and grill in Kenmore ourselves. As we write this, their LRW menu has not been posted, but their regular menu includes the likes of wings, burgers, ribs and more.
The Mess Hall
Lackawanna / 717 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna / 716-827-1134 / LRW Menu
New to the restaurant scene this year, The Mess Hall is brought to you by the owners of Mulberry and Brick Oven Bistro.
The Pita Place
412 Evans St. Evanstown Plaza, Williamsville / 716-634-7482 / LRW Menu / Mediterranean
This uber casual restaurant is serving lunch for two for $20.15 including any two rolled pita sandwiches or salads and any two sides.
For more info and the full list of restaurants participating in Local Restaurant Week, visit localrestaurantweek.com.
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