I don’t know for sure if it is Buffalo’s best grill but Buffalo’s Best Grill was a pleasant surprise. Located in a random stretch of Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park, near the Ralph and across from the MAC Center, I was a little skeptical. The appearance from the street is not overly impressive. Walking through the door I was pleasantly surprised to find an inviting space with friendly people and good food. We landed there for lunch, but it’s a good spot for a few beers or a casual dinner.
Food: The lunch is what you might guess at a grille: pizza, burgers, fries, wings, beef on weck; with some others thrown in- chicken panini, sausage with peppers and onions, wraps, sliders, pulled pork sandwich. It is a pretty extensive list aimed to please most any western New Yorker. They have a nice looking kids menu with meals for $4.95.
Buffalo’s Best also has a nice selection of salads- Ceasar, Poached Pear, Greek, Nicoise and Cobb. Their Signature Salad is tossed greens with gorgonzola cheese, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds and grape tomatoes with choice of dressing.
For entrees we ordered:
The Caribbean Burger which was one of the daily specials – a 6oz. hand crafted burger seasoned with jerk spices, grilled and topped with a tomato mango salsa, served on a Castanzo’s roll with lettuce, tomato and red onion. Generally I like my burgers pretty American but this was a nice change up of flavor after a summer of grilling, and it was served a nice medium rare. ($5.99)
My companion had the Poached Pear Salad – greens with caramelized walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, baby tomatoes and topped with a burgundy poached pear served with balsamic. ($8.00) The walnuts are a pleasant touch and the salad is a good size for lunch.
Menu Items missed: While the lunch menu was nice it’s the dinner menu that excites -Eggplant Provencal ($14), French Onion Chicken ($14), Black and Blue Salmon ($16), Choice Ribeye Steak. They also have a great looking summer menu that has Pan Seared Grouper ($15), Grilled Flat Iron Steak ($15); Blooming Onion Chicken ($14) and Fire Grilled Romaine Brisket.
Scene: The lunch scene was active but not crowded. Given the time and day I would think the scene will go from quiet family to loud rowdy.
Service: Quick and accurate
Beverages: They have a full service bar. I had the ice tea for lunch. I didn’t see the wine or beer list.
Final thoughts: My uninformed preconception was that this place was a bar with food. My better informed view is that this is a restaurant with quality food, that sometimes doubles as a bar. I’m eager to get back for dinner.
WEBSITE SOB LISTING
3700 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, New York 14127
Open 7 Days A Week
Serving Lunch and Dinner
Sundays – Brunch 10pm – 2 pm; $25.00 Family Meal Deal 3pm – 8pm
* Photos from Buffalo’s Best Grill website