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10 New Restaurants, Bars, & Attractions You Should Know About Downtown

City Guide, Food & Drink, Things to Do

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Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on October 26, 2022
Photo courtesy of Hombre y Lobo

There’s something about the relative walkability of Downtown Buffalo that is super refreshing. With new restaurants and attractions popping up on every corner, the city is truly thriving with new life. Whether you’re looking for a fast casual place, an upscale restaurant, a go-to nightlife spot, or the latest art exhibit, if it’s been a minute since you’ve made a visit downtown, here’s 10 new places to put on your radar!

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Restaurants & Bars


Hombre y Lobo / Photo courtesy of Hombre y Lobo

1. Hombre y Lobo

149 Swan St, Ste 1 Buffalo NY 14203 / More Info

Tacos and tequila, what more could you ask for? This is exactly what you’ll find at the new Hombre y Lobo. While the space gives off a young, modern, and tropical vibe, when it comes to the dishes, they’re sticking to tradition using recipes that were passed down from generation to generation. Read more about their opening here.

B-Side Market / Photo courtesy of b-Side Market

2. b-Side Market

52 W. Chippewa St, Buffalo NY 14202 / More Info

If you didn’t know rotisserie chicken could be done in a fast-casual concept, b-side Market is here to prove that it can. While rotisserie chicken is the main focus, b-side Market makes for a great lunch spot with a number of different sandwiches available as well as a grab-n-go cooler for a quick bite. Read more about their opening here.

Rakhapura Mutee and Sushi / Photo by Brett Llenos Smith for Step Out Buffalo

3. Rakhapura Mutee and Sushi

301 Main St, Buffalo NY 14202 / More Info

Originating in the West Side Bazaar, Rakhapura Mutee and Sushi has moved to Main St to further their operation. On the menu you’ll find everything from Japanese and Thai options to Burmese dishes. Inspired by South Asian countries, these dishes pack a punch of spice and flavor. Read more about their opening here.

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Brothers Restaurant / Photo courtesy of Brothers Restaurant

4. Brothers Restaurant

475 Ellicott St, Buffalo NY 14203 / More Info

While Brothers Restaurant has been open for a little while now, within the last year we finally saw the addition of a full bar to the establishment! Now you can enjoy local beer, wine and a range of colorful signature cocktails to pair with their Southern soul food. Read more about their opening here.

Blue Cave / Photo x Step Out Buffalo

5. Blue Cave

128 Genesee St, Buffalo NY 14203 / More Info

Looking for a new upscale restaurant? Blue Cave is a European-Sicilian Bistro offering a contemporary flair on traditional Italian dishes. This is not just another ‘red sauce’ joint, Blue Cave features Sicilian classics like arancini, chickpea fritters, grilled octopus and rigatoni alla norma as well as European inspired dishes like duck a l’Orange and salmon en croute. Read more about their opening here.

Jacks cornr cafe / Photo courtesy of Jacks Corner Cafe

6. Jacks Corner Cafe

111 Genesee St, 100 Buffalo NY 14203 / More Info

Jacks Corner Cafe is not your basic coffee shop. Here the focus is on small espresso drinks with island influences and beans grown and roasted in Puerto Rico. Open for breakfast and lunch you’ll also find their menu includes omelets, salads, and sandwiches. Read more about their opening here.

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Other Half Brewing / Photo courtesy of Other Half Brewing

7. Other Half Brewing

1 Seneca St, Buffalo NY 14203 / More Info

Located just outside the Seneca One building, Other Half Brewing is a laid back spot to grab a couple drinks and play some yard games in an indoor beer garden. Since opening, Other Half Brewing has more recently announced their plans to open a full taproom and restaurant inside of Seneca One so stay tuned for more to come from Other Half Brewing! Read more about their opening here.

The Salty Chefs / Photo courtesy of The Salty Chefs

8. The Salty Chefs

111 Genesee St, Buffalo NY 14203 / More Info

In the midst of a hectic workday Downtown, The Salty Chefs acts as a new lunch spot offering a little escape from the hustle and bustle. Menu items include Buffalo inspired offerings, soups, salads, and gourmet burgers, all made with local ingredients and culinary expertise. Read more about their opening here.

Attractions


Club Marcella / Photo x Brett Llenos Smith for Step Out Buffalo

9. Club Marcella

106 Michigan Ave, Buffalo NY 14204 / More Info

Club Marcella has moved to a new location in the Cobblestone District. The new night club is broadening its appeal beyond the gay community offering a more inclusive culture to all looking for a fun time Downtown. Here you can expect DJs, live acts, and a variety of spaces for private events. Read more about their opening here.

Hunt Art Gallery / Photo courtesy of Hunt Art Gallery

10. The C. Stuart and Jane H. Hunt Gallery

403 Main St Buffalo NY 14203 / More Info

Buffalo is known to have a pretty large art scene and adding to it is the new C. Stuart and Jane H. Hunt Gallery. Here guest can see a rotation of artwork from both local and well-established artists on display. The space also provides collectors with the opportunity to interact with the artists and build connections. Read more about their opening here.

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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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