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Guide to Restaurants Offering Outdoor Igloo Dining This Winter

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on November 29, 2021

Buffalo has a ton of options for outdoor dining in the summer, but when it comes to the winter months, you’re forced inside to avoid the low temps unless you’re brave enough to weather the chill on a heated patio.

Thankfully Igloo / greenhouse / hut dinning is available at a few spots around town. Here’s where you can find them, how you can book one, and what’s included:

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1. Rick’s On Main

687 Main St East Aurora New York 14052

Igloos are now available for outdoor dining at this East Aurora restaurant. They are heated and vented, offering a full menu & bar. Booking is available now through April 2nd, 2022. You can book a party of up to 4 people per booking, there are 3 time slots available (4pm – 6pm – 8pm), all bookings will be allotted 1hr & 45min (Strictly enforced), and there is a $300 food & beverage minimum (exclusive of tax & 20% gratuity).

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2. Deep South Taco (Ellicott)

291 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203

In addition to Deep South’s already heated patio setup, igloos are now available to enjoy this holiday season. For reservations, call 716-235-8464. Igloo reservations require a minimum of 4 people with $35/person in food & beverages.

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3. Tappo Pizza @ Thin Man Brewery – Chandler

166 Chandler St Buffalo New York 14207

Tappo Pizza at Thin Man on Chandler Street is now accepting booking requests for our Igloo Dining Experience for dates starting October 20, 2021 for the 2021/2022 season. A booking costs $250 and fits up to 8 guests at a time for a 2 hour rental. Drinks include 2 Pitchers of Select Thin Man Beers, Hot Caramel Spiked Cider and food offered includes Choice of Salad, 4 Pizzas to Share, and Wings for the Table.

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4. Tappo Restaurant (Ellicott St.)

338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Situated on the roof of Tappo restaurant downtown with panoramic views of the city, these igloos need to be on your winter bucket list. Gather eight of your friends for dinner. The basic package includes a choice of two bottles of wine, a warm beverage (like mulled wine or spiked hot cider), a choice of a tossed or caesar salad, a choice of two entrees and dessert platter. Packages range from $450-$650 with add-ons as well.

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5. Zambistro

408 Main St, Medina, NY 14103

This year Zambistro is offering an igloo dining experience in Medina with options on their patio and rooftop. Seatings are available Monday-Thursday on the downstairs patio only at 5 and 7pm and on Friday & Saturday on the downstairs patio and on the rooftop at 4, 6, and 8pm. They offer 3 menus to choose from and take reservations by phone only. Get more info here.

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6. Rainforest Cafe

300 Third Street, Niagara Falls

The Rainforest Cafe located at the Sheraton in Niagara Falls offers Ice Caves dinning. Available by reservation only, these ice caves allow guests to partake in contactless ordering from a wide variety of fixed-price menu options as well as specialty wines, cocktails, and soft beverages. If you are interested in booking an ice cave for your next outing, reservations can be made by calling the Sheraton Niagara Falls directly at 716-285-3361.

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