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: (716) 842-6800Price: $$$$
Who doesn't love a rotating bar...at least at first. This super swank downtown restaurant (part of the Curtiss Hotel) is beautiful and perfectly located to the Theatre District and our favorite whiskey bar - Lucky Day. The best feature is their the roof top bar offering awesome views of Buffalo you have probably never witnessed.
- BuffaloPhone: 716-886-0089Price: $$
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.
- BuffaloPhone: 716-259-9306Price: $$$
Walking into Roost, you might doubt that you’re in Buffalo, or on Niagara St. You’re reminded of the raw beauty of our post-industrial city and, seriously, how f*%^ing cool Buffalo is becoming through these developments in areas that were abandoned for years. Your fellow bougies are already sitting at their tables getting day drunk, and the servers and cooks are hustling around like our badass restaurant folk do in this city of movers and shakers. All that is reason alone to visit Roost. And then there's the food.
- South TownsPhone: (716) 649-2101Price: $$$
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.
- North BuffaloPhone: (716) 837-2326Price: $$
Shango New Orleans Bistro/Wine Bar introduced many a Buffalonian to top notch southern cuisine with a pinch of imagination. This laid back University Heights mainstay has both fine wine and beer lists, and dishes out creative down-home grub with plenty of soul. Don't be afraid to go funky, but I wouldn't pass up the gumbo.
- BuffaloPhone: (716) 332-3131Price: $$$
As elegant inside as beautiful on the outside, 31 Club serves up traditional steaks and seafood with flare. The restaurant is perfectly situated on Elmwood downtown with easy access, plenty of parking and walking distance to Delaware Ave hotels (and shuttle service to the Theatre District). A lot of locals save this for a special occasion, but no need to wait. Don't overlook Sunday brunch, holidays or their private party space. We love dining on the porches in the summer.