Guide to Romantic Bars in WNY

Written by Step Out Staff
Published on February 4, 2021
The Little Club / Photo x Shawna Stanley
The Little Club / Photo x Shawna Stanley

When it comes to having a romantic night out, setting the mood is key. That’s where a bar with a seductive ambiance comes in, not just on holidays and special occasions, but any given date night.

Honestly – anywhere can be romantic if you make it, but this list includes some of our favorites around town from Lewiston to Ellicottville. On this guide you’ll find wine bars, craft cocktail places, old school ambiance, modern masculine spaces, great service, and the restaurant where no one knows your name.

If you’re looking for a swoon-worthy spot to impress the one you fancy, you’re in luck. We have a list of recommendations for you and your special someone to raise a glass to romance.


Romantic Bars in Buffalo & WNY

Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant

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

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

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

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Billy Club

228 Allen St
Buffalo New York 14201 • $$

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Billy Club is a full service restaurant and whiskey bar located in the historical Allentown district of Buffalo, New York. In addition to good wine,

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Chez Ami

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

French

Buffalo

Fine Dining

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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Coco Bar & Bistro

888 Main St.
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$$

French

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Step Out's 2 cents: Coco's oozes 'relax and enjoy the evening'. This charming neighborhood spot has everything but a neighborhood. We love the vibe,

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Company B – Tasting Room and Market

1250 Niagara St. Suite F
Buffalo New York 14213 • $

Buffalo

Blackman Cider Company presents an urban tasting room and marketplace located on Buffalo's West Side. Here you will find the great farmers, artisans, and

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Dobutsu

500 Seneca St. Suite 119
Buffalo New York 14204 • $$$

Asian

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Dobutsu says: Dobutsu, (pronounced doe-boot-sue) is a new casual pacific fare restaurant in the beautiful 500 Seneca building in downtown Buffalo, NY.

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Fresh Catch Poke & The Galley Lounge at 500 Pearl

500, Pearl Street, Downtown
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$

Asian

Buffalo

There are a lot of fast-casual restaurants popping up these days. Our aim is to stand out from the crowd. At Fresh Catch, we believe our poke is more than

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Graylynn

537 Main St
Buffalo New York 14203 • $$

New American

Buffalo

A European styles bistro with a Gin focus

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Hutch’s

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

American

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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Hydraulic Hearth

716 Swan Street
Buffalo New York 14210 • $$

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

The Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant and Brewery, located in the historic Larkin District, is a happy hour, dinner, and brunch destination. Our menu is focused

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JT’s Urban Italian

905 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo New York 14222 • $$$$

Italian

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

From the people that bring you 800 Maple and Siena, this stylish Elmwood Village urban Italian restaurant with a seasonal menu is a hit. The bar scene

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Left Bank

511 Rhode Island St.
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$$

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Cool spot with a nice bar, fine wine list and excellent food, all of which brings in the large crowds- reservations suggested.

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Lucky Day Whiskey Bar

320 Pearl St
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$$

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Lucky Day; a Whiskey Bar with whiskey happy foods.

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MARBLE + RYE

112 Genesee St
Buffalo New York 14203 • $$$

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

SOB Says About Marble + Rye: This is quality, 'honest' food served in a pleasant, casual atmosphere. The concise menu covers all the right bases and preparation

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Mother’s Restaurant

33 Virginia Place
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$$

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Tucked into Virginia Place, this busy bar and outstanding restaurant serves a full dinner menu 365 days a year, even on holidays, from 5 pm to 3 am. The

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Mulberry Italian Ristorante

64 Jackson Ave.
Lackawanna New York 14218 • $$

Buffalo Food

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Mulberry Italian Ristorante prides itself on offering the most authentic Italian cuisine this side of the Big Apple! Whether it's a special occasion, or

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Oliver’s Restaurant

2095 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$$

American

North Buffalo

Fine Dining

Step Out's 2 cents: One of the finest restaurants in Buffalo, Oliver's Restaurant is fine dining in the 'Old School' tradition. This gem has been turning

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Panorama on Seven

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

American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Step Out's 2 cents: Located right in the center of Pegulaville overlooking Canalside you can't get more convenient if you're catching the Sabres or

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Patina 250

250 Delaware Ave
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$$

New American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Patina 250 offers casually refined, eclectic cuisine in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Executive Chef Evan Wargo sources the best local ingredients of

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Patrick’s Rooftop

500, Pearl Street, Downtown
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$

Buffalo

Patrick's Rooftop is the cherry on top at 500 Pearl. With awe-inspiring views of Downtown Buffalo and Lake Erie, Buffalo's highest rooftop bar is a must

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Prescott’s Provisions

40 E Niagara St
Tonawanda New York 14150 • $$

New American

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Prescott's Provisions offers an elevated dining experience along the historic Erie Canal. Our restaurant is open to everyone, including boaters and cyclists,

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Remington Tavern

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

American

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

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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Shango Bistro

3260 Main St.
Buffalo New York 14214 • $$

American

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

SOB Says About Shango Bistro: Shango is one of my favorite restaurants in WNY. Simple, unassuming, comfortable with great food and a superior beer list.

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Shirt Factory

115 West Center Street
Medina NY 14103 • $

American

Buffalo

Located just off the Four Corners of Medina, NY, the Shirt Factory has been operating as a successful cafe since opening in 2006. In 2018, four Medina

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Tappo

338 Ellicott St
Buffalo New York 14203 • $$

Italian

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Tappo, Italian for cork, is proud to welcome our guests to downtown Buffalo to enjoy great American Italian cuisine, wines in an urban chic atmosphere. See

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Tempo

581 Delaware Ave
Buffalo New York 14202 • $$$$

American

Buffalo

A word from Tempo Restaurant Buffalo's most popular 'new world' Italian style restaurant. Superb service, white linens and extensive wine menu selections.

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The Banq Cocktails and Lounge

9 E Washington St
Ellicottville New York 14731 • $

Buffalo

The Banq Cocktails and Lounge offers craft cocktails and small plates. Inspired by the space we wanted to bring back touches of the bank within her decor

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The Dapper Goose

491 Amherst St
Buffalo New York 14207 • $$$

American

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

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 Grange Community Kitchen

22 Main St
Hamburg New York 14075 • $$

American

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

SOB Says: Whether you're religious or not, we're willing to bet you'll be shouting on Hallelujah from the rooftops (probably only figuratively) after one

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The Little Club

1197 Hertel Ave
Buffalo New York 14216 • $$

Italian

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

The Little Club says: Our goal is to help you discover something you love to drink in the company of people who make you happy.

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Toutant

437 Ellicott St
Buffalo New York 14203 • $$$

American

Buffalo

Bar, Casual / Full Table Service

Step Out's 2 cents: In our opinion Toutant is among the best restaurants in the city, joining the Buffalo stalwarts and a few 2014 startups, shuffling

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West Rose

23 Washington Street
Ellicottville New York 14731 • $$$

Deli-Sandwiches

Southern Tier

West Rose blends together all of the elements the kitchen team believes in: responsible farming, ingredient-driven cooking, and flavorful food. The restaurant

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Wine On Third

501 Third Street
Niagara Falls New York 14301 • $$

American

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

Wine on Third is the premier fine dining, tapas, and wine bar in Niagara Falls, New York USA. Wine on Third offers food quality unmatched anywhere in Western

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Step Out Staff

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