Local Restaurant Week (LRW) may or may not be our favorite time of the year (plot twist: it is). That said, we like nothing more than taking full advantage of everything Local Restaurant Week has to offer, and what better way to do that then to get the most for your $20.15? Without further ado we present: where to get the biggest bang for your buck during Local Restaurant Week Fall 2015.
Chester’s Cajun Grill
9416 Transit Rd / East Amherst / Northtowns / (716) 636-4554
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole
There’s no food quite like good ol’ fashioned southern food, especially if it hails from New Orleans. Get your eat on with a soup or salad, entrée (with a serious side), and a dessert for $20.15, or for ten bucks more get a meal for two people with an appetizer to share, two meals, and two desserts for $30.15. In the area for lunch? Get a meal for two for $20.15. Who dat?! It’s your taste buds thanking us for guiding you here. You’re welcome.
382 Abbott Rd, Buffalo / South Buffalo / (716) 725-6072
Cuisine: Irish, Pub Food
You may recall our tender-lovin review of Conlon’s where we went on and on about the plethora of hearty comfort foods, well there’s no time like Local Restaurant Week to taste what we’re talking about. Conlon’s is one of our local favorites when we’re in the mood for Buffalo food done right, and this season for $20.15 you and your lucky dining companion each get a soup or salad, an entrée, and a dessert to share. In the words of Rachel Ray, YUMMO.
174 Buffalo St. / Hamburg / Southtowns / (716) 648-6554
Cuisine: Fine American
Daniel’s is the place to go when you’re looking to impress and this is your chance to do so without completely depleting your bank account in the process. Recently revamped and fully loaded, Daniel’s is giving everyone a chance to taste the good life. This Restaurant Week your $20.15 will get you an amuse bouche (aka a “chef’s taste”), an entrée, and a dessert; $30.15 will get you all that plus an appetizer; and $40.15 will get you all that plus an appetizer, glass of wine or beer, and truffles to go. This being a swank restaurant, you’re sure to get more than your money’s worth.
GiGi’s Cucina Povera
981 Kenmore Avenue / Kenmore / North Buffalo | (716) 877-8788
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
The best way we can describe GiGi’s Cucina Povera is “simply good” – read all about our reasons why here. At GiGi’s they pride themselves on making great food with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, and when you combine that with southern European comfort food you are in for one happy tummy. This Fall GiGi’s is offering lots of options to mix and match for $20.15 including Polenta con Fungi, Arancini, Pasta alla Norma, Orechiette Bolognese, Caramel Sea Salted Gelato with House Made Biscotti, and Homemade Limoncello Liquer. Translation: really good food that makes you feel like you’re dining on the shores of Cinque Terre.
Kentucky Greg’s Hickory Pit
2186 George Urban Blvd / Depew / (716) 685-6599
Cuisine: Southern, Barbecue
Hickory-smoked Southern BBQ plated with traditional sides and salads in relaxed, blues-infused digs? Count us in. For those looking to get their BBQ fix (which, let’s be honest who isn’t?) Kentucky Greg’s has got a Restaurant Week menu for you. For $20.15 you and another fellow BBQ lover will each get a Create-Your-Own Combo Platter with a choice of two meats, Texas toast (can be swapped for garlic bread, just ask!), and a choice of two side orders. Each. And if you’re lucky enough to be nearby during lunchtime grab that fellow BBQ lover and come get two BBQ sandwiches, one side a piece, two bottomless beverages, and two homemade cupcakes or Big Pig sugar cookies for just $20.15. We won’t judge you for needing a take-home box.Jerk Chicken at Oshun / Step Out Buffalo
5 E. Huron Street, Buffalo / Business District / Downtown / (716) 848-4500
Cuisine: Fresh Seafood, Oyster Bar
If you can’t tell, we love Oshun. This Fall they are killing it with their Restaurant Week menu…which is why we’ve featured them in virtually every Local Restaurant Week post this season #sorrynotsorry. The fine folks here do an amazing job turning out creative, flavorful meals on the regular and now they’re giving everyone get the chance to sample as much of their offerings as possible for $20.15. For dinner you can get four –count ‘em FOUR- courses for twenty bucks and change, and for lunch you and a lucky guest can each get a lunch combo and a dessert for the same low price. This, my friends, is Restaurant Week done right.
Soho Burger Bar
64 W Chippewa St, Buffalo / Chippewa / Downtown / (716) 856-7646
Cuisine: New American, Gourmet Burgers
We’ve included Soho as one of the best outdoor drinking spots for fall, named it as one of the greatest rooftop bars in Western New York, and dubbed their burgers as some of *the* must eat burgers in WNY. Their Restaurant Week menu is quite impressive. Picture it: for $20.15 you and a companion each get any burger or salad, one full side to share, a drink or a cocktail, and an ice cream cone. <3 An ice cream cone <3. Soho is also one of -if not the only- restaurant this year to have a Restaurant Week brunch special, which gets you and your companion a choice of two brunch entrees, one side to share, two brunch cocktails, and two ice cream cones for $20.15.
1989 Niagara St, Buffalo / Black Rock / North Buffalo / (716) 447-0202
Cuisine: Burmese, Thai, Sushi
Sun Restaurant is known for consistently delivering amazing, lots-of-food meals for not lots-of-money prices, but this Local Restaurant Week they’ve gone above and beyond to give you the meal you never knew you always wanted. This season Sun is serving up several six course meals that each focus on one of their three specialty cuisines: Burmese, Thai, and Black Rice. Yes you read that right. SIX COURSE MEALS. THREE OF THEM. WE’RE TYPING IN ALL-CAPS BECAUSE WE’RE SO EXCITED. IS THIS HOW KANYE WEST FEELS ALL THE TIME? MAYBE HE GOES TO SUN A LOT? IDK.
Tandoori’s Royal Indian Cuisine
7740 Transit Road / Williamsville / Northtowns / (716) 632-1112
Sometimes nothing quite hits the spot like Indian food. And what’s better than a lot of Indian food for say, oh I don’t know, $20.15? Six courses of Indian food for $20.15 that’s what. In case you need all-caps for emphasis, we said SIX COURSES. Expect to titillate your taste buds with the likes of Thal i, your choice of appetizer, your choice of dry or saucy entrees, naan and rice, your choice of dessert, and their famous ginger Chai tea…all for $20.15. Ah Restaurant Week, how we love thee.
For more info and the full list of restaurants participating in Local Restaurant Week, visit localrestaurantweek.com.
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