Pano’s Restaurant on Elmwood Avenue has been a Buffalo icon for over 35 years. Perfect for pretty much any meal including weekend brunch or a late night feast.
- BuffaloPhone: 877-873-6322Price: $$$
This often overlooked fine dining establishment is one of the nicest setups downtown and a great place to get your fill of the great American steak if you are at the casino, Key Bank Center or any where downtown. They put on a mighty fine brunch as well, complete with bottomless mimosas.
- North TownsPhone: (716) 529-3429Price: $$
Some great hometown food made with great hometown sources. The sandwiches are great, we love the short ribs, and chicken 'n waffles; and you are gonna want to check out their brunch. Best of all...you can hit some balls before and after.
- BuffaloPhone: (716) 626-3623Price: $$$
The opportunity to check out the magnificent Richardson Olmsted building is reason enough to dine here. The good news is the food is spot on and the cocktails most excellent. Get here earl, grab a bevy and enjoy some top notch lounging or go exploring. The dining areas a laid out throughout various rooms, hallways and vibes on one floor.
- BuffaloPhone: 716-886-0089Price: $$
The Terrace at Delaware Park is located on the upper level of the Marcy Casino across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The view from the balcony is one of the finest in the city, showcasing 350-acres the Frederick Law Olmsted designed Delaware Park, The Albright-Knox and The Buffalo History Museum. It truly is one of the nicest patios this side of Barcelona.
- North BuffaloPrice: $$
A menu inspired by authentic Mexican food, complemented by an extensive house-selected single barrel bourbon program, exceptional tequilas and local and world beers.
- BuffaloPhone: 716-259-9306Price: $$$
Walking into Roost, you might doubt that you’re in Buffalo, or on Niagara St. You’re reminded of the raw beauty of our post-industrial city and, seriously, how f*%^ing cool Buffalo is becoming through these developments in areas that were abandoned for years. Your fellow bougies are already sitting at their tables getting day drunk, and the servers and cooks are hustling around like our badass restaurant folk do in this city of movers and shakers. All that is reason alone to visit Roost. And then there's the food.
- North BuffaloPhone: (716) 551-0716Price: $$
The Dapper Goose never fails to satisfy in our eyes. This Black Rock gem offers one of the premier craft cocktail programs in town. The understated elegance gives off the perfect vibe for a romantic getaway dinner and the wines and cuisine to match. The food is always on point and we love the brunch, when we can a table.
- BuffaloPhone: (716) 858-5900Price: $$$
The bar-restaurant has a “big city” feel to it, with its high ceilings, large lounge area, minimalist artwork, modern furnishings, and open kitchen. It’s a grand stage, to be sure. The perfect spot to relax with a beverage and people watch the hotel clientele or indulge in a great meal- breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu is best described as New American with a Buffalo flair.
- South TownsPhone: (716) 649-2101Price: $$$
Carte Blanche's menu is based on seasonally appropriate, locally sourced meat and produce with an emphasis on house-made. The cuisine is New American with a lean toward French. Their well trained kitchen and bar staff serves up delicious chow and delectable drinks with equal integrity. We'd throw some recommendation at you but the menu changes up so fast it's hard to keep up.
- BuffaloPhone: 716-884-1100Price: $$$
The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar is truly a WNY stand out, not only in their uniquely fine cuisine, but their "unrelenting commitment to locally sourced produce & sustainably raised meats". Chef/owner Steve Gedra and his GM/Baker wife Ellen regularly push the envelope with new and different dishes. You have to sample the local pork, we love the beet salad when available, brunch is awesome as are Ellen's desserts.
- BuffaloPhone: (716) 856-7646Price: $$
Located in the heart of downtown Buffalo the Soho Burger Bar offers great burgers and so much more. Sure they grind their own ground beef and have awesome burgers, including a special burger a day on locally baked fresh rolls. For the none carnivores they also have a veggie burger and an Ahi Tuna burger. Not if the mood for a burger? Don't fret. Soho Burger Bar also offers great salads, fish tacos, and a fish fry every Friday. On top of all that this is one of the hottest bars in town and definitely the premier roof-top bar on the strip.
- North BuffaloPhone: (716) 883-1675Price: $$$
Chef/owner Adam Getz is a brilliant craftsman, a work horse in the kitchen, and has cooked at the James Beard House - nuff said. Wife Jennifer works the front of the house where they serve up some of the finest cuisine in town. Everything is good and changing on a regular basis, but the last time we were in we had a Cavatelli with a Sweet Pea pesto about which we still dreaming.
- North BuffaloPhone: (716) 837-2326Price: $$
Shango New Orleans Bistro/Wine Bar introduced many a Buffalonian to top notch southern cuisine with a pinch of imagination. This laid back University Heights mainstay has both fine wine and beer lists, and dishes out creative down-home grub with plenty of soul. Don't be afraid to go funky, but I wouldn't pass up the gumbo.
- North TownsPhone: (716) 632-9373?Price: $$
The Creekview has been serving this community for decades. They serve up fine American cuisine with creative house-made style. An extensive menu pairs well with a health wine list and they always serve up plenty of specials too. We love the Short Rib Gnocchi and the Veal Marsala.