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25 Newest Restaurants to Try in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on July 10, 2022
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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. Pro tip: Save this post for future reference if you love trying new places!

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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New Restaurants to Try Now

Flip Burger

105 Portage Rd, Lewiston, NY 14092 • $

BurgersAmerican

Niagara County

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Home of Handcrafted Fresh Made-to-Order Burgers. We start with only the freshest ingredients including 100% pure beef. We only use the best ingredients ...

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Lex 220

220 Lexington Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

AmericanSeafoodPizza

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Creative cocktail bar in the lower Elmwood village. ...

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F BITES Coffee & Kitchen – East Amherst

6545 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051 • $

Cafe-Coffee

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service, Cafe / Coffee Shop

Located in the Alden State Bank in East Amherst is F BITES, a student run coffee shop. ...

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Iva Ann’s on Main

29 East Main St. Cuba, NY 14727 • $$

American

Southern Tier

Fast Casual / Counter Service

We are a small, cozy 39 seat fast casual restaurant. ...

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Forno e Gelato +39

18 Webster Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 • $

Ice CreamBakery

Niagara County

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Forno e Gelato offers fresh gelato and baked goods. We offer grab and go desserts daily. We also supply both locations of Frankie Primo's +39 and Soho ...

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Postscript Cafe

710 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Serves crepes, breakfast sandwiches, and salads as well as beer wine and cocktails. ...

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The Salty Chefs

111 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

American

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

The Salty Chefs mission is food that is simple. Our main goal is to always serve amazing food achieved by artistically blending together clean, natural, ...

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The Cereal Spot – Elmwood

545 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

American

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Providing Cereal, Ice Cream and desserts to Buffalo NY ...

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Bella Rose Tasting Room

300 3rd St Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $

Wine Bar

Niagara County

Bar

Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery now has a tasting room located on Old Falls Street in Downtown Niagara Falls. As a sister store to the main location in ...

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Fattey Beer – Kenmore

3119 Delaware Ave Kenmore, NY 14217 • $

Beer Bar/Hall

North Buffalo

Bar

Founded in 2017, Fattey Beer Company is a bottle shop, tap room and a craft community experience. We are dog friendly, people friendly and feature a ...

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South City Tavern

1345 S Park Ave Buffalo, NY 14220 • $$

Pub Food

South Buffalo

Bar, Casual Table Service

South City Tavern is a newly remodeled Tavern located on South Park in Buffalo. We offer a variety of bottled beer and liquor and good food, banquets, ...

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Great Neighbor Juice Co.

976 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

Juice Bar

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Great Neighbor Juice Co., founded by recently engaged Sean Heidinger and Athena Kouimanis, was started to see that the WNY community has access to fresh, ...

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True Bean Coffee

523 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Cafe / Coffee Shop

TrueBean Coffee Company came from a place of reverence for people, the earth, and the ritual of self-care. Jason Dittly, founder and owner of TrueBean ...

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Uplift Nutrition

2815 Delaware Ave Unit M Kenmore, NY 14217 • $

Health Food

North Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Uplift Nutrition is a Healthy Hangout Spot offering energy refreshers and healthy smoothies. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" ...

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BriarBrothers Brewing Company

50 Elk St Buffalo, NY 14210 • $

Beer Bar/Hall

Buffalo

Bar

A craft brewery with a passion for quality beer and a love for Buffalo, NY! Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" ...

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Papi’s Waterfront + Beach Bar

301 Ohio St Buffalo, NY 14204 • $

Mexican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Papi Grande's has opened a waterfront location with an outdoor patio. The second location features freshly-squeezed margaritas and homemade lunch and dinner ...

Waikiki Poke & Grill

914 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $

Asian

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Hawaiian style poke & grill using fresh ingredients. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" include="1099353" ...

Munch Buffalo

700 Military Road Buffalo, NY 14207 • $

Pub FoodBeer Bar/Hall

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

At Munch Buffalo, located in Froth brewing, has a goal is to provide customers with the highest quality food. Chefs will be creating some of the most unique ...

Blue Cave

128 Genesee St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $

Italian

Buffalo

Contemporary Italian Cuisine which offers a variety of modern Italian/European dishes as well as Sicilian style offerings prepared by Chef/Owner Mario ...

Gypsy Kitchen’s Espresso Bar

272 East Ave Lockport, NY 14094 • $

Cafe-Coffee

Niagara County

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Gypsy Kitchen Espresso Bar is a coffee shop located in the City of Lockport offering coffee, teas, and hand crafted espresso drinks. Drinks here are made ...

Steel Leaf Brewing Company

4545 Transit Rd Buffalo, NY 14221 • $

Beer Bar/HallAmerican

North Towns

Casual Table Service, Bar

Steal Leaf Brewing is located in the Eastern Hills Mall in the former Dave & Busters. Steel Leaf specializes in crafting in-house brews that are different ...

Torrent Bar & Restaurant

300 Third Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $$

American

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Bar

Now open in Niagara Falls, and located inside of the Sheraton, Torrent is bringing Niagara's dining experience to the next level with new American cuisine ...

High Violet Cocktail Lounge

710 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

Small Plates

Buffalo

Bar

Located down a blind alley in the Elmwood Village, High Violet is a big city cocktail bar that transports guests to another place, maybe another time. ...

Strong Hearts Buffalo

295 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14201 • $

VeganVegetarian

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Founded in Syracuse, NY, Strong Hearts is a fast-casual eatery leading the way in vegan comfort food style dining since 2008. Available all day, every ...

Club Marcella

106 Michigan Avenue Buffalo , NY 14204 • $

Buffalo

Bar

After closing their location in the Theatre District, Club Marcella has moved to the Cobblestone District with a more Miami-like nightclub. While it still ...

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