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21 New Restaurants in Buffalo & WNY to Try in 2021

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on April 23, 2021
Photo courtesy of Tortuga Sandwich Shop
Photo courtesy of Tortuga Sandwich Shop

Are you ever thinking about your next meal (always) or deciding where to go out to eat and just want to try someplace new? This guide is everything you need and more.

With new restaurants, bars, bakeries, breweries, coffee shops, wine bars, international restaurants, burger joints and so much more popping up left and right, there’s always something new to try.

Read on for a collection of the most recently opened new restaurants in Buffalo and Western New York and get exploring, Buffalo!

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  • Bailey Seafood

    3316, Bailey Avenue, Kensington
    Buffalo, New York 14215 • $$

    SeafoodAmericanDeli-Sandwiches

    North Buffalo

    Fast Casual / Counter Service, Take Out

  • Overwinter Coffee – Williamsville

    5548 Main St
    Williamsville, NY 14221 • $

    Cafe-Coffee

    North Towns

    Cafe / Coffee Shop

  • Sto Lat Bar

    4475 Transit Rd
    Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

    PolishAmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

    North Towns

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Avenue29 Foods

    Pop Ups
    WNY, • $

    VeganTex-MexAmerican

    Other

    Pop Up

  • Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs

    707 Kenmore Ave
    Buffalo, New York 14223 • $

    AmericanHot DogsDeli-SandwichesBurgers

    North Towns

    Fast Casual / Counter Service

  • Lenox Grill

    140 North Street
    Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

    AmericanBuffalo FoodSeafoodSteaks

    Buffalo

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • The Village Bake Shoppe

    417 Center St.
    Lewiston, NY 14092 • $$

    BakeryCafe-Coffee

    Niagara County

  • Allen Street Hardware Cafe

    245 Allen St
    Buffalo, New York 14206 • $$

    AmericanPub Food

    Buffalo

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Maizal Mexican Kitchen and Mezcaleria

    4808 N French Rd
    East Amherst, New York 14051 • $$

    MexicanTex-Mex

    North Towns

    Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

  • Pizza Plant Italian Pub – Canalside

    125 Main St
    Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

    PizzaBuffalo FoodItalianBeer Bar/HallPub Food

    Buffalo

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Rec Room

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

    Pub FoodVeganAmerican

    Buffalo

    Bar, Casual / Full Table Service

  • Panorama on Seven

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

    New American

    Buffalo

    Casual / Full Table Service

  • Simply Pierogi

    4475 Transit Rd
    Harris Hill, New York 14221 • $

    Polish

    North Towns

    Fast Casual / Counter Service, Take Out

  • Chrusciki Bakery – Transit Rd

    4475 Transit Rd
    Harris Hill, New York 14221 • $$

    Bakery

    North Towns

    Cafe / Coffee Shop

  • Tavern at Windsor Park

    8444 Transit Rd
    Buffalo, New York 14221 • $$

    AmericanDeli-SandwichesEnglishPizza

    North Towns

    Casual / Full Table Service

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New Restaurants to Try Now

Harvest Restaurant

444 Main Street Medina, NY 14103 • $

New American

Other

Casual / Full Table Service

Locally sourced farm-to-table restaurant in Medina, NY. ...

Toasted Hog

9297 Erie Rd Angola, NY 14006 • $

MexicanIce Cream

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Brand new to the town is our first location for the "Toasted Hog". We serve burritos,rice bowls and nachos. We have our own spin on all of our recipes, ...

Tacoma Performing Arts Center (T-PAC)

351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216 • $$

American

North Buffalo

Bar, Catering, Buffet, Casual / Full Table Service

The Charter Place (351 Tacoma Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14216) is a flexible 17,000 sq. ft. complex that in its former life was a synagogue and church ...

The Grove – Delivering Health

266 Buffalo St Hamburg, NY 14075 • $

Juice Bar

South Towns

Take Out Only

The Grove serves healthy drinks and clean eats with the needed nutrition to replenish and heal the human body. We are committed to convenience and affordability ...

Tecla Rustic Bistro and Bar

5894 Ward Road Sanborn, NY 14132 • $$

AmericanItalian

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

At Tecla Rustic Bistro & Bar we believe that great food stems from a love of cooking and an appreciation of simple ingredients. Our family-style restaurant ...

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DBGBs The Duce

256 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14204 • $

Pub Food

Buffalo

Bar

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The Flaming Fish

535 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

SeafoodAmericanDeli-Sandwiches

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

When you’re craving fresh seafood, but don’t have the time to sit down at a restaurant and eat, we have an alternative option that you might’ve seen ...

City Fare Cafe of Buffalo

483 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 • $

Deli-SandwichesCafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Top Notch Sandwiches, Salads and Small Plate Specials. Fresh Baked Goodness. Quality Food. Creative Offerings. Speedy Service. ...

As-Salam Dinner and Kabab House

1389 Bailey Ave Buffalo, NY 14206 • $

HalalMiddle Eastern

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

As-Salam Dinner & Kabab House is serving Traditional Deshi Halal Food. ...

D.A. Taste

2082 South Park Ave Buffalo, NY 14210 • $$

Mexican

Buffalo

Food Truck / Stand / Cart, Take Out

D.A. Taste's bestseller in the early going has been beef birria tacos (three for $12, nine for $25). Tortillas are dipped in a special oil before hitting ...

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The Merry Shelley

1122 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216 • $$

Small Plates

North Buffalo

Bar

Inspired by a Gothic Horror novel written by an early feminist 200 years ago, the Merry Shelley welcomes the darklings, the drears, the weird, the punks, ...

Taquito Lindo

1849 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 • $

Mexican

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Taquito Lindo to bring traditional Mexican cuisine to Grand Island and beyond   More from Step Out Buffalo [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" ...

Orions Landing

3800 Lake Shore Rd Blasdell, NY 14219 • $$

Buffalo Food

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

WNY'S only virtual reality arcade, retro arcade, and event center. The #1 fun thing to do. Great games, great food, great drinks, great people!   More ...

Village Ice Cream of Orchard Park

6413 West Quaker Orchard Park, NY 14127 • $

Ice Cream

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Ice cream shop in Village of Orchard Park ...

Tees and Taps

10 Centre Drive Orchard Park, NY 14127 • $$

American

South Towns

Bar

Our goal is to help you create unforgettable experiences with friends and family. Experience a unique way to unwind, gather with friends, and even hit ...

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Cookies and Cream on the Water

1111 Fuhrmann Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

Ice Cream

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Cookies & Cream's 2nd location, located next to Charlie's Boat Yard The aim of Cookies & Cream is to deliver an authentic, nostalgic Ice Cream ...

Temporarily Closed..

Gallo Loco

800 Center St Lewiston, NY 14092 • $

Mexican

Niagara County

The former Gallo Coal Fired Kitchen will then become a Mexican restaurant called Gallo Loco   More from Step Out Buffalo [sm_anypost columns="1" ...

Pour Taproom Buffalo

490 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 • $

Beer Bar/HallPub Food

Buffalo

Bar, Fast Casual / Counter Service

Pour Taproom was started in Asheville, NC in 2014 to support and showcase local craft beer. We offer a unique self-serve system that allows you try a large ...

Other Half Brewing at Seneca One

1 Seneca St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $

Beer Bar/Hall

Buffalo

Bizjournals.com reports that Douglas Jemal has signed the Other Half Brewing Co. of Brooklyn to open a tap room/restaurant at the plaza level of the the ...

Luxor Steak and Lobster

3199 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214 • $$$

SeafoodSteaksAmerican

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Luxor Steak & Lobster is a premier and authentic Restaurant that will feature amazing food from Buffalos own up & coming Chefs . It is our mission ...

Mister Sizzle’s

346 Connecticut Street Buffalo, NY 14213 • $$

Burgers

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

Everyone is welcome at Mister Sizzle's. Our casual atmosphere, quick service, and good food makes us the perfect hangout. With ten different types of burgers, ...

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