The Latest Bar, Restaurant & Food Truck Openings & Closings in WNY

Food & Drink, Food & Drink News


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on July 1, 2015
Sterling Tap and Wurst, Step Out Buffalo, Buffalo NY, Hertel Ave

Sterling Tap and Wurst

June Eating/Drinking/Dining News

Our mission: Construct a monthly list of new openings- restaurants, food trucks, cafes, pubs and breweries, etc. from the previous month. Instead of undertaking the nearly impossible task of predicting which restaurants will actually open in the upcoming month, we decided this strategy would be more valuable for everyone involved. With bureaucrats, bankers and bean counters, unpredictable weather and contractors involved, it’s hard to say when a restaurant is opening until it is already in fact open.

Disclaimer: We recommend you call ahead to be sure you’ll find an open restaurant upon your arrival. Good Luck! Drop us a line at if we missed any June openings/closings.

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Stack Burger in West Seneca, Buffalo Ny, Step Out Buffalo

Stack Burger / Photo from Stack Burger’s Instagram

Stack Burger

Neighborhood: West Seneca

174 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca / 716-288-8204

Style: Take-out restaurant

This pick-up-only burger joint is a tiny place serving huge burgers – and flavor in West Seneca. Stack Burger, located at 174 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, promises to deliver killer toppings and seasonings on your quarter pound burger that you won’t find anywhere else. Maurino and Giangrosso, good friends and culinary experts, have created a concept that gives you lunch or dinner you desire without the wait or fuss.



Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo NY, Step Out Buffalo

Buffalo RiverWorks Patio


Neighborhood: Old First Ward

359 Ganson St., Buffalo, New York

Style: Bar

The first steps towards food and drink at the new RiverWorks Buffalo destination is complete. Upon visiting you’ll find one of the best waterfront patios for drinking and people watching surrounded by Buffalo’s history. Beautiful is an understatement. The restaurant is not yet open – but feel free to stop by the bar for a few drinks along the river.



Murphy Browns, Step Out Buffalo, Buffalo NY, Beer Bar

Photo from Murphy Browns’ Facebook

Murphy Brown’s Craft Beer Emporium

9500 Main Street  Suite 100, Clarence, New York 14031 / (716) 407- 3466

Style: Beer bar and store

Clarence has a new craft beer store/bar. If you’re new to the concept, think a beer store where you can pick out your beer and then actually stay and drink it. They also have a small food menu including a couple pizzas, sausages, a cheese board and more.



Sterling Tap and Wurst, Step Out Buffalo, Buffalo NY, Hertel Ave

Bar at Sterling Tap and Wurst

Sterling Tap and Wurst

Neighborhood: North Buffalo

1487 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY / (716) 833-1307

Style: Bar and restaurant

From one of the co-owners of Blue Monk comes Sterling 2.0. This version includes garage doors, crazy sausage concoctions made especially for Sterling by Wardynski Meats and lots of beer. Needless to say, we’re excited.



Fiero Mediterranean Fusion

Neighborhood: Williamsville

Style: Restaurant

408 Evans Street, Evanstown Plaza, Williamsville, NY / (716) 631-4090

Fiero is Williamsville’s newest Mediterranean Fusion restaurant offering Moroccan, Turkish and Italian fare in the Evanstown Plaza. For more insight on the food, read Andrew Galarneau’s recent “Starters” review.



Buffalo Roam Cafe

Neighborhood: West Side

388 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201 / (716) 986-5488

Style: Cafe

The recenlty opened and then closed Cafe 59 on Porter is now Buffalo Roam Cafe. According to their Facebook page, they’ll be keeping the menu simple with soups, salads and sandwiches. From the looks of it, the place got a serious facelift after it’s recent  change of hands. To learn all about the backstory of Buffalo Roam, read this Buffalo Rising article.



Taste of Puerto Rico

Style: Food Truck

One of two Puerto Rican food trucks to open in the past month, which we’re very excited about. One thing we know, these guys HAVE hit the streets in June. Some things we don’t know…. how to find out where they are, where they’ve been, what they’re serving, and how to get their food. If anyone can help us out with this – email info@stepoutbuffalo. #itshouldntbethishard

MORE INFO (sorta)


Rico’s Pinchos Place

Style: Food Truck

Another of two Puerto Rican food trucks to hit WNY this summer. Again, we can confirm they have hit the streets, but we have no idea how or when to find them. A little help here would be uber-appreciated.

MORE INFO (sorta)



The Well

4190 N Buffalo Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

The Well on North Buffalo Rd. in Orchard Park has closed their doors. The Byrd House from down the street (attached to OP Lanes which is now closed) will be moving into the former “Well” space in September 2015.


The Red Mill Inn

8326 Main Street in Williamsville

According to their website, The Red Mill Inn has been sold (an offer they couldn’t refuse) and had it’s last day as a restaurant on June 28th. They were in business for over 55 years.



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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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