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Guide to Fine Dining Restaurants in WNY

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Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on February 9, 2022
Photo courtesy of Oliver’s Restaurant

Every now and then, a certain special occasion calls for a night of fine dining where your local bar just simply won’t do. Don’t get us wrong, we love a casual atmosphere but, there is something about the formality of an upscale experience that just makes a celebration feel extra special.

Whether it’s landing that job promotion, planning an anniversary dinner, a romantic outing or just feeling fancy for a night, these places are known to be elegant and sophisticated so they’ll have you trading your sweats for some classy attire, but for the service and cuisine, it is totally worth it. Here’s your guide to fine dining in Buffalo and WNY:

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800 Maple

800 Maple Rd Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$

ItalianPizzaSeafood

North Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

800 Maple is Williamsville's homegrown destination for the best prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood. The wood-fired grill assures perfection. Authentic ...

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Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant

56 W Chippewa St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$

AmericanNew AmericanWine Bar

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is Buffalo's premier location for great food and unparalleled service. Featuring creative and flavorful dishes created ...

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Black & Blue Steak and Crab

5493 Sheridan Dr Amherst, New York 14221 • $$$

Steakhouse3469AmericanSeafood3469

North Towns

Fine Dining

Black $ blue was created out of the need for a new twist on the traditional steak $ seafood restaurant to take the classics and put them into a more contemporary ...

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Buffalo Chophouse

282 Franklin St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$

Steakhouse3469American

Buffalo

Fine Dining

Step Out's 2 Cents Buffalo Chophouse may not have been Buffalo's first steakhouse, but there are few oldies left that compare. Reports of long waits at ...

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Carmelo’s Coat of Arms

425 Center Street Lewiston , New York 14092 • $$$

ItalianSeafood

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

A neighborhood restaurant at its core, Carmelo's has many regular guests and openly accommodates visitors to the area with welcome arms. Carmelo's hosts ...

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Chez Ami

210 Franklin St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$

FrenchNew American

Buffalo

Fine Dining, Bar

Step Out's 2 cents: Who doesn't love a rotating bar...at least at first. This super swank downtown restaurant (part of the Curtiss Hotel) is beautiful ...

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Coming Soon: Deco Restaurant

69 Delaware Ave Buffalo , NY 14202 • $$

New American

Buffalo

Fine Dining

Opening this Summer! The new restaurant will feature new American cuisine & cocktails in an upscale Art Deco setting. Capacity for up to 100. Will ...

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Coming Soon: Vault@237

237 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203 • $

Beer Bar/HallAmerican

Buffalo

Bar, Fine Dining, Casual Table Service

Coming soon to 237 Main St. in Buffalo is Buffalo's most unique dining experience featuring a 130 seat restaurant, bar, & lounge on the upper level. Lower ...

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Dandelions Restaurant

1340 North Forest Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$

AmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersItalianPizzaSeafood3469

North Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Serving delicious food in Willaimsville, NY since 1982! Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from the best restaurant in ...

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Fanara’s Restaurant

3347 Delaware Ave Buffalo, New York 14217 • $$$

ItalianSeafood3469

North Buffalo

Fine Dining

A Word from Fanara's Restaurant Our menu selections will delight the eye and the palette. Dinner and special events available. ...

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Hutch’s

1375 Delaware Ave Buffalo, New York 14209 • $$$$

AmericanInternationalSeafood

Buffalo

Fine Dining

A great bar, excellent food from a creative menu and a top notch dining experience keeps this place full all the time. Website says: Hutch's diverse ...

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Italian Prime at Salvatore’s

6461 Transit Rd. Buffalo, New York 14043 • $$$$

SteakhouseAmericanBurgersInternationalItalianPizzaSeafood

Cheektowaga and East

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Salvatore's says: Since 1967, Salvatore's Italian Gardens was has been known known for Steaks, Fresh Seafood refined Italian and a Wine Spectator award ...

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Jazzboline Restaurant and Bar

5010, Main Street Amherst, New York 14226 • $$$

AmericanSeafood

North Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Get ready to witness hospitality at its finest, served up with a little magic and a lot of skill. Located at 5010 Main Street next to Reikart House on ...

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KOI – Asian Cuisne

310 4th St Niagara Falls, New York 14303 • $$$

Asian

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

SHARE A TASTE OF THE FAR EAST Savor a refreshing take on authentic Asian cuisine at Koi as it is fused with a modern approach to dining. Sample tempting ...

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Lombardo Ristorante

1198 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$

SteakhouseItalianPizzaSeafood

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

SOB Says: In my mind what sets Ristorante Lombardo on the top of the heap is the total package, the 'dining experience'. Don't get me wrong, the food is ...

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Luxor Steak & Lobster

3199 Main Street Buffalo , NYY 14214 • $$

Steakhouse

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Luxor Steak & Lobster is a supper club with an upscale feel . We offer Vegan meals as well as desserts . Tomahawk Steaks are among our specialties. ...

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Old Orchard Inn

2095 Blakeley Corners Road East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$$

AmericanSeafood

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

The Old Orchard Inn has the distinction of being a Western New York historic company.ï¾  The home at the entrance of the drive was the original farmhouse, ...

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Oliver’s Restaurant

2095 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$

AmericanItalianNew AmericanSeafood

Online

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

One of the finest restaurants in Buffalo, Oliver's Restaurant is fine dining in the 'Old School' tradition. This gem has been turning out great food, and ...

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Panorama on Seven

95 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$

New American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Enjoy the best views of Buffalo, Lake Erie and Canalside while serving prohibition style cocktails and perusing a Southern European and local Buffalo ...

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Remington Tavern

184 Sweeney Street North Tonawanda,, New York 14120 • $$$$

AmericanSeafood

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Remington Tavern Seafood Exchange, an eatery from Chef Mark Hutchinson of Hutch's and Chef Paul Jenkins of Tempo. Originally named Power House #4 in 1895, ...

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Roycroft Inn

40 S Grove St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$$

AmericanBurgersSeafood

South Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

The Roycroft Inn continues to welcome visitors and be the center of the many community activities. It offers its guests a beautiful destination for an ...

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Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More

6750, Transit Road, Sheridan Meadows, Amherst Town Erie County, New York 14221 • $$$

SteakhouseAmericanInternationalSeafood3469

North Towns

Fine Dining

Russell's Steaks, Chops $ More has the ability to accommodate parties of two guests to 10 in our dining room, and up to 75 in a private banquet room. Reservations ...

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Salvatore’s Hospitality

6461 Transit Rd Depew, NY 14043 • $

BurgersItalianSteakhouse

Cheektowaga and East

Bar, Fine Dining, Casual Table Service

Since 1938, The Salvatore family has provided premier fine dining, banquet, wedding reception, corporate functions & boutique hotels to Buffalo and ...

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San Marco

2082 Kensington Ave Snyder, New York 14226 • $$$$

Italian

North Towns

Fine Dining

For more than 30 years Owners/Chefs Frank and Nancy Grimaldi have delighted guests from Western New York and around the world with the wonderful flavors ...

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Sēvā – Tapas Bar & Lounge

200 Rainbow Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $$

Tapas

Niagara County

Fine Dining, Bar

Sēvā Tapas Bar & Lounge. Named after the Hindi term for ‘selfless service’ and pronounced “say-vah”, the new restaurant ...

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Shamus Restaurant

98 West Ave Lockport, New York 14094 • $$

AmericanSeafoodIrish

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining, Take Out

The Shamus Restaurant is located in Historic Lockport, NY. We are known for great food, friendly hospitality, excellent service and a pleasant dining atmosphere. ...

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Sinatra’s

945 Kenmore Ave Buffalo, New York 14223 • $$$

SteakhouseItalianPizzaSeafood

North Towns

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

One of Buffalo's favorite Italian restaurants has up and moved across the street to all new digs.   SOB Says about Sinatra's: Sinatra's is one ...

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Six Friends Cabernet

5259 Broadway Ave Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$

Wine Bar

Cheektowaga and East

Bar, Fine Dining

We are a Premier Wine Tasting Room and Restaurant located in Lancaster, NY featuring New York Wines, New York Foods, Desserts and a relaxing atmosphere. ...

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The Dapper Goose

491 Amherst St Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$$

AmericanNew American

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

Step Out Says: The first thing you notice upon walking into The Dapper Goose is its Turn of the Century supper club feel. Dubbed 'classic French cottage' ...

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The Humbert House

10622 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 • $$

Italian

North Towns

Fine Dining

The Humbert House by Salvatore’s Hospitality. Chef Sal Latorre is developing a contemporary bistro menu we know you will love.   Read Our ...

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The Western Door Steakhouse at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

310 4th St Niagara Falls, New York 14303 • $$$$

SteakhouseAmericanSeafood3469

Niagara County

Fine Dining

The Western Door Steakhouse says: FINE DINING MADE FINER Experience The Western Door Steakhouse at Seneca Niagara Resort $ Casino! Come enjoy our ...

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Waxlight Bar àVin

27 Chandler St Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$

New AmericanWine Bar

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Bar, Fine Dining

Waxlight Bar à Vin is a modern, wine-focused restaurant in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo. We're led by a team of owner-operator sommeliers ...

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Webster’s Bistro

102 Webster St North Tonawanda,, New York 14120 • $$$

AmericanFrenchNew AmericanSeafoodWine BarSteakhouse

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Fine Dining

SOB Says: In our estimation Webster's Bistro is an excellent representation of French cuisine in Western New York. Their creations are not only a work ...

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Zambistro Restaurant

408 Main St Medina , New York 14103 • $$

AmericanFrenchSeafood

Other

Fine Dining

The fifty seat bistro has a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, and the public is invited to experience the menu and wine list. Selections include everything ...

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Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/andrea-diedrich/" target="_self">Andrea Diedrich</a>

Written by Andrea Diedrich

Andrea is a Content Coordinator and writer for Step Out Buffalo. By day she enjoys using her creative side and researching all things Buffalo. By night you’ll find her exploring Buffalo’s waterfront, dining with friends or catching the latest show/concert in town.

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