Dining News

Restaurant openings, closings, and dining news happening in the Buffalo and WNY food scene.

If you’re like us, you’re always scoping out the new and exciting things happening around here. You need to know what’s happening in the food world. Is your favorite bistro is closing? Did the pub down the street is adding a rooftop bar? What about that amazing chef opening a new restaurant?

May we present you with Dining News, where you can find out all of that information and more. We like to keep you in the loop, so check back often and we’ll make sure you’re updated on what’s going on all over town!


New: Jazzboline is Casual Dinner Party Vibes Meets High End Service

Partly inspired by local socialites from the 1920s, the new restaurant is also at a cultural crossroads, connecting the past to the future, while acting as a meeting place for people from all kinds of backgrounds.

Misuta Chows’ New Brunch Hits the Spot When You’re Hungover And/Or Ready to Party

Having spent many late nights at Misuta Chows just throwing back a couple pops with my homies, I was stoked when my good friend and colleague asked if I wanted to partake in a little Sunday Funday action to enjoy their newly implemented brunch.

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New: 716 Cafe Offers Breakfast & Lunch With Downstate Vibes and Flavors

716 Cafe is completely halal, which means the food is prepared in keeping with Islamic law.

New: Add Fig Tree Patisserie to Your Must-Try List of Spots in Kenmore

Situated between a traditional Chinese restaurant and a Pakistani drive-through, Fig Tree Patisserie is adding to the diversity on the street.

New: Breezy Burrito Bar Hits Elmwood with Cali-Tex-Mex & Brilliant Margaritas

Every once in a while, a restaurant comes along that feels like an escape.

Kith & Kin Bakeshop and Bistro is a Gluten-Free Paradise

Lucky for us Western New Yorkers, Kith & Kin Bakeshop and Bistro, located on Transit in Lockport, NY, has a 100% gluten-free menu (yep, totally g-free), with endless options.

The Draft Room Puts On a Classic Brunch With the Support of Bakery 55

The Draft Room at The Labatt Brewhouse has transformed a street corner of the Cobblestone District in Downtown Buffalo into a sprawling beauty of brick, steel, and glistening glass garage doors.

New: The Cheesy Chick Opens a Cafe Spot in Williamsville

Known for its unique takes on grilled cheese, The Cheesy Chick is the latest food truck to make the jump to stand-alone restaurant.

New: Fattey Beer Co. Brings a Bottle Shop & Beer Garden to Downtown

The recent craft beer boom has led to an explosion of new breweries opening, and it has also led to the rise of something else: the bottle shop.…

Dapper Goose Brunch is Blissful & One of the Best in WNY

There are only a few spots in Buffalo that can transport you to another place when considering the quality of the food and beverage program and the overall atmosphere.

New: Here’s What You Need to Know About Resurgence Brewing’s Second Location

Resurgence opens their second brewery location with a full menu, patio, and fantastic location.

Cantina 62 is Taking Brunch in South Buffalo to the Next Level 

You might recognize the name Cantina 62, and it would be because they previously had a location on the corner of Ridge Road and South Park Avenue in Lackawanna.

New: Barrel + Brine Opens Cafe Based on a Preservation, Not a Cuisine

This new cafe is based on a concept that isn't something you can find, anywhere, even in larger cities like New York and Chicago.

The House-Made Ice Cream Flights Of Our Dreams Are Hiding in Hamburg

Hamburg residents will already know about this tiny, locally owned and operated scoop shop...

New: The Quarter Does New Orleans Inspired Food, Cocktails & Live Entertainment

Created by head chef Donald Breitkrus, the menu features Crescent City classic like shrimp po boys, crab cakes and the massive Muffaletta sandwich.

Casa Azul is Opening Buffalo’s First Torta & Churro Food Truck

Great news, Mexican brick and mortar restaurant Casa Azul, located at 128 Genesee St., is opening their first mobile kitchen.

FYI You Can Get 24/7 Brunch at Gardenview Restaurant

It’s not often that we come across a locally-owned restaurant that serves the public 24/7, but when we do, we expect that their menu shifts gears at some point past 10pm to lighten the load on the kitchen.

New: SZND Hits Hertel With a Modern Vibe and Affordable Menu

Serving New American dishes and featuring a full bar, SZND (pronounced “seasoned”) grew out of the Niagara Falls-based Everyday Gourmet catering company.

Alchemy Has Buffalo’s Most Laid-Back Brunch Experience

Opened in late summer 2018, the Alchemy concept was born from a visit to New Orleans wine bar Bacchanal.

We Tried The Beer-Infused Custard at In The Mix, Here’s What We Thought

A little place in Barker, NY called In the Mix Brewery and Creamery is churning out craft beer + custard

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