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Guide to Romantic Restaurants in WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on February 9, 2021
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Ready to dial up the romance? Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a special occasion, or just feel like treating your loved one to a night out, we’ve got the guide for you.

This list of subtly sexy restaurants across Buffalo and Western New York are proven to impress. Friendly reminder, if you’re planning on going to once of these places during a particularly busy time (aka Valentine’s Day or a Saturday night), make sure to call ahead and make a reservation. 

Think we missed one? Email us at editorial@stepoutbubffalo.com.

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Most Romantic Restaurants in Buffalo & WNY

800 Maple

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

AmericanItalianPizzaSeafoodSteakhouse

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service, Fine Dining

SOB Says About 800 Maple: The food and service at 800 Maple are consistently good and the traffic consistently strong. Sure and steady is the program here ...

Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant

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

AmericanNew AmericanSteakhouse

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 ...

Billy Club

228 Allen St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$

AmericanNew 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, ...

Black & Blue Steak and Crab

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

SteakhouseAmericanSeafoodSteakhouse

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 ...

Buffalo Chophouse

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

SteakhouseAmericanSeafoodSteakhouse

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 Restaurant

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

AmericanItalian38233866Seafood

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

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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Carte Blanche

61 Buffalo St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$

AmericanBuffalo FoodInternationalSeafoodSteakhouse

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Carte Blanche makes great use of the outdoors with dining and lounge space on a first floor alley patio and a second floor alley deck. The second floor ...

Chantry- Barton Hill Hotel & Resort

100 center street Lewiston , New York 14174 • $$$

AmericanFrench

Niagara County

Fine Dining

The Chantry, in the Barton Hill Hotel, is open each evening for reservations from 6pm to 8pm. The menu changes weekly, including specials each night. Call ...

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 ...

Coco Bar & Bistro

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

French

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Coco's oozes 'relax and enjoy the evening'. This charming neighborhood spot has everything but a neighborhood. We love the vibe, and the Coq au vin almost ...

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Dobutsu

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

AsianNew AmericanSeafoodSteakhouse

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. ...

Graylynn

537 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

New American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

A European styles bistro with a Gin focus ...

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 ...

Italian Prime at Salvatore’s

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

AmericanBurgersInternationalItalianPizzaSeafoodSteakhouse

Cheektowaga and East

Casual / Full 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 ...

JT’s Urban Italian

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

ItalianNew AmericanPizza

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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Las Puertas

385 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$

MexicanNew AmericanSeafood

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Las Puertas is a 35 seat intimate restaurant that features Mexican food with a modern blend with classic french techniques. SOB Says: The menu at Las ...

Left Bank

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

AmericanInternationalItalianSeafoodSteakhouse

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. ...

Lombardo Ristorante

1198 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$

ItalianPizzaSeafoodSteakhouse

Buffalo

Casual / Full 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 ...

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. ...

MARBLE + RYE

112 Genesee St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$

AmericanNew AmericanSeafoodSteakhouse

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

This is quality, 'honest' food served in a pleasant, casual atmosphere. The concise menu covers all the right bases and preparation is unpretentious. The ...

Mother’s Restaurant

33 Virginia Place Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$

AmericanSeafood

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 ...

Mulberry Italian Ristorante

64 Jackson Ave. Lackawanna, New York 14218 • $$

Buffalo FoodItalian

Buffalo

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 ...

Panorama on Seven

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

New American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

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

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 ...

Prescott’s Provisions

40 E Niagara St Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$

New AmericanPizza

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, ...

Remington Tavern

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

AmericanSeafood

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, ...

Rick’s on Main

687 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$$

AmericanInternationalSeafood

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service, Fine Dining

Rick's on Main is known for its delectable entrees, warm atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Welcome to our two-story dining room, complete ...

Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More

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

AmericanInternationalSeafoodSteakhouse

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 ...

San Marco

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

InternationalItalian38233866SeafoodSteakhouse

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 ...

Shango Bistro

3260 Main St. Buffalo, New York 14214 • $$

AmericanBBQSeafoodSouthern

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. ...

SZND Dining

1448, Hertel Avenue, North Park Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$

American

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

If you've ever spent time in the kitchen, you'll know that every dish needs seasoning. We're about that seasoned spirit too: we like to think a restaurant ...

Tappo

338 Ellicott St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

Italian

South 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 ...

The Dapper Goose

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

AmericanNew 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' ...

The Grange Community Kitchen

22 Main St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

American

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service, Fast Casual / Counter 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 ...

The Little Club

1197 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

ItalianSmall Plates

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. ...

Toutant

437 Ellicott St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$

AmericanBBQCajunSeafoodSouthern

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 ...

Webster’s Bistro

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

AmericanFrenchNew AmericanSeafood

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

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 ...

West Rose

23 Washington Street Ellicottville, New York 14731 • $$$

New American

Southern Tier

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

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

Think we missed one? Email us at editorial@stepoutbubffalo.com.

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