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- BuffaloPhone: 716-259-9306Price: $$$
Walking into Roost, you might doubt that you’re in Buffalo, or on Niagara St. You’re reminded of the raw beauty of our post-industrial city and, seriously, how f*%^ing cool Buffalo is becoming through these developments in areas that were abandoned for years. Your fellow bougies are already sitting at their tables getting day drunk, and the servers and cooks are hustling around like our badass restaurant folk do in this city of movers and shakers. All that is reason alone to visit Roost. And then there's the food.
- BuffaloPhone: (716) 331-3047Price: $$
Sneaky good is the first thing that comes to mind. Sure one would expect fine wines, clever cocktails, and great craft beers in this locale on Allen. You'll get all of that and more - like really good food. Did we mention their great whiskey selection? Winner! Hurry in before everyone knows.
- BuffaloPhone: 716-884-1100Price: $$$
The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar is truly a WNY stand out, not only in their uniquely fine cuisine, but their "unrelenting commitment to locally sourced produce & sustainably raised meats". Chef/owner Steve Gedra and his GM/Baker wife Ellen regularly push the envelope with new and different dishes. You have to sample the local pork, we love the beet salad when available, brunch is awesome as are Ellen's desserts.
- North BuffaloPhone: (716) 883-1675Price: $$$
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: $$
Shango New Orleans Bistro/Wine Bar introduced many a Buffalonian to top notch southern cuisine with a pinch of imagination. This laid back University Heights mainstay has both fine wine and beer lists, and dishes out creative down-home grub with plenty of soul. Don't be afraid to go funky, but I wouldn't pass up the gumbo.
- South TownsPhone: (716) 824-9716Price: $$$
Curly's has undergone a lot of transformation over the years. Famous for their Jerk Chicken and Black Bean soup for years, they have grown to include many new items that mix with old and this is now a great venue for all occasions - perfect for family, weekday lunch, romantic dinner, or a quick cocktail. Don't forget about their newish banquet facilities.
- 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.