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Encore Restaurant - Steak, Seafood, Sushi
Encore Restaurant - Steak, Seafood, Sushi

Encore Restaurant - Steak, Seafood, Sushi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://encorebuffalo.com/
  • Phone: (716) 931-5001
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine

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A word from Encore Restaurant - Steak, Seafood, Sushi
Encore is a two story 3000 square foot restaurant with a spacious outside patio perfect for Buffalo’s spring, summer and fall months. On the 1st floor people can enjoy pub fare and cocktails at the bar in casual but modern atmosphere. Furthermore customers can enjoy intimate dining in our custom private booth room. Hidden upstairs our main dining room awaits you. Guest can enjoy spacious semi formal dining with many attractions such as multiple fire places, high ceilings and our custom sushi station where guests can order from anywhere in or outside the building. Our patio can accommodate over a 150 people. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "We invited friends to join us for dinner before attending a night of comedy at 710 Main. Drinks were excellent, as always, and the are one of the few restaurants to serve Buffalo's own Lockhouse vodka. Dinner entrées were excellent, and included scallops for us as well as salmon for our guests. Encore restaurant, in the heart of the Theater District, is one of our favorite places to eat in Buffalo New York."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great ambiance at the private tables. Management was very cordial and accommodative as a third party pre-ordered a bottle of wine that was on the table waiting for us. Server (see above) should have been a bit more relaxed as courses came a bit too quickly for us. Crusted salmon was delicious as were the lobster rangoon starters. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This past visit to the resturant was the second time I have been there. The first time, we went prior to an event at Shea's the the girls. I could not wait to take my husband there for his birthday. Everything was outstanding. I can't wait to go back on my birthday."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Did the restaurant week menu. Food was good. I had the chicken which was good but the rice was plain. Guest had the steak which was good. Ordered dessert after. Got the chocolate cake and it was very chocolatey, just the way I like it. Definitely would get that again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A vendor came in from out of town with his hotel in Downtown Buffalo. Encore was well within walking distance, so I made reservations on OpenTable the day before (when the restaurant was closed) with no issue. Our booth had high backs, so we had efficient privacy to talk business without getting distracted by people around us. The food and drinks were great; I had Cab, my co-worker had draft beer, and our vendor had whiskey and Coke, and the unlimited sushi was fantastic. The deep fried rolls were lighter, the raw stuff was fresh, and all delivered in a timely manner. The service was completely acceptable; we've all come from service jobs ourselves, so it's not like our standards are ridiculous. Overall, it's good-I'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious, and our server, Emily, was excellent. There was zero wait before getting seated (albeit we did have a reservation). Food came out quick, and as ordered. Our glasses were refilled well before we could finish them. Great place for a date!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Quaint environment with tasty food options including a phenomenal seafood bisque and a variety of sushi rolls. Would recommend for any occasion. Bar tenders are very helpful and friendly, willing to accomodate!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Encore is the former Hemingways. They still have the outdoor patio but it was closed due to rain. Myself and 2 friends went for Restaraunt Week. The online menu did not match the actual special (online said soup + salad + entree and it was soup or salad). However, meals good. I had sushi, made fresh and seafood bisque; rich and creamy. One friend had the strawberry goat salad and other ceaser; both enjoyable. Then the pasta (very generous portion) and salmon, though the complaint salmon was a tad dry. Nice wine list. I had St Germain/champagne cocktail with strawberry; delicious! Not many places serve St. Germain. Has upstairs (where we sat). General menu seemed pricey but located across from Sheas."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Greeted warmly & seated promptly upon arrival. Quickly provided water then greeted by server who explained the menu & specials, took our drink order & let us decide on or meal. We were provided with a small basket of rolls along with garlic butter, olive oil/balsamic & roasted red pepper paste. Decided on the lobster rangoons for an appetizer. They were nicely presented & very good. Both of us then had the seafood bisque. It also was very good. I enjoyed my flat iron steak & my wife enjoyed her salmon & risotto. The waiter was properly attentive & did not rush us. He was even patient when we noticed two friends & had them join us for a drink, thus tying up the table a bit longer. We would eat here again and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Tuesday all you can neat sushi was excellent and affordable"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Service started out very slow but eventually improved. Overall a pleasant experience. Would go again and hope the service was better. While pleasant, service was very slow and drinks were forgotten and had to be asked for well after the initial order was taken."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Encore is our go-to place before a show at Shea's- great sushi!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "As always, this is one of our favorite restaurants in Buffalo; whether pre-theatre or just a great place to have a drink and a great meal! In the heart of the Theatre District, where there are many great restaurants, Encore distinguishes itself with a great, friendly bar staff as well as excellent service. You never feel rushed, even pre-theatre, and the staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. What makes it truly memorable, however, is the quality and freshness of their offerings. Their specials are not to passed over and, in addition to their extensive menu, they are always willing to make substitutions."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Encore is our top choice for dining whenever we attend an event in Buffalo's theatre/entertainment district. We like the special menu on event nights. Seafood bisque is terrific and all of the four entree choices are good the stuffed chicken breast and the skirt steak are my favorites. They make a darn good martini too. The regular menu is extensive and although I wouldn't touch it the sushi offerings seem very popular. The service is very efficient and we have never had to worry about missing the start of a show. Very nice place."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Third time we've been here and once again, Encore exceeded our expectations! Food was outstanding, service was excellent and quality of experience was far greater than the actual monetary price we paid . The ambience is warm, rather soothing, and ALL Encore staff we have encountered have been top notch."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My friend & I went to Encore before seeing a show at Shea's. We both LOVE sushi and had heard excellent things so we ordered 3 of the specialty rolls - they were all delicious and HUGE! We couldn't finish them all but plan on coming back for all you can eat sushi at a later date. We also can't wait to try the dessert soon too!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We went to Encore before a play at Shea's. It was a great experience as always. We had a table but ended up sitting at the bar. They were VERY nice about this switch as I am sure they could have given the table to someone else had they new... I would highly recommend Encore to others..."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The setting was wonderful as the tables were secluded from the bar area. The service was fantastic since the place was small and they were on top of everything. The seafood we had was fantastic as well! The prices are well worth it!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Took my parents to celebrate my dad's birthday (my parents are a young 50). Food was excellent, service was excellent, and the cocktaisl were excellent as well. Ambience was nice - we were able to hear one another talk. I have not been living in Buffalo for too long, but I think Encore might become one of my favorites. There was a beautiful bar on the main floor, that when I'm out with my husband, we'll definitely be heading that way."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Dinner reservations were for 6:30 and we had tickets for 8:00. Caperse salad and lobster rangoons were fabulous. Kitchen was out of lobster pot pie and was slow. Dinner came at 7:15. The waitress apologized and was really nice. We will try again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our waiter was great and very attentive but the food could have been better. The French Onion soup has too much cheese on top that you couldn't get thru it and was left on the bottom on the bowl. The scallops - asparagus -cauliflower risotto were good but soaked in too much butter that there was a big pool on it on the bottom of the side. The filet mignon ordered medium-well was dry on the outside and only perfect in some spots. The choice of wines was excellent, we had Red Rock Merlot. It was dinner before a show at Shea's which we don't do often so we were disappointed."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Went to Encore before show at Shea's - across the street. Food was great. - Sushi was creative and fresh. Prices are a little high but locatin is super. Building is host icy but ambience is a little dark abs cold. Staff were very engaging and very friendly. Diverse menu - nice bar scene and would recommend."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "They had a good selection of sushi rolls from which to choose. I wound up trying 7 rolls that night (most could not get past 3 or 4 since they were quite abundant). I do not recommend their Buffalo Chicken roll since they layer the top with hot sauce and that is all you can taste. The rest of the rolls I tried were delicious. Some of my friends tried some "smokier" rolls. I tried a piece of theirs and it was too smokey for me. The service was pretty good. A little slow at times considering that they were not very busy and the gentleman making the rolls was 10 feet from our table. Not to mention it got really cold in there when the fire went out. Spacious enough that we were not on top of each other or the other patrons."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The service definitely left something to be desired... I would recommend the sushi and seafood but would steer clear of steak... the restaurant was very quiet which made for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Quick and friendly service and our food was delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As I noted above the Service & Food were excellent. Reservations very easy to make and make ajustments if necessary. The only item was where we were seated, it was drafty when the entrance door was open despite having a space heater next to our booth. Winter issue at best...........would come again for sure."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Encore is located in the theatre district, perfect for right before a show. Food and atmosphere are excellent, service is quick."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was excellent. This is a great spot to eat before a show. It's right beside the parking lot, which is why I choose it since we came from Rochester. Super convenient and I could not have asked for better food or service!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We've been here twice, once for New Years Eve and again before a performance at Shea's. The food is absolutely amazing! The prix fixe menu was perfectly sized and competitively priced. I don't eat fish, so I can't speak for the sushi portion of the menu, but for a place to serve sushi and NOT smell like fish is a win in my book! Can't wait to come back and try the outdoor dining area in the Summer."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Our Waitress was not very attentive when we first sat. She seemed put out when she waited on us. She never smiled and acted like she didn't want to be there. I left a 52 dollar tip, on my charge card, because I always leave 20 %, and she never even accepted it. My bank statement shows the price of the meal only. The food was excellent, but the waitress could have put some effort into her job."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The buffalo chicken sushi is delicious! Their menu is small but tasty. The waitress was not horrible but not the happiest person. She did her job but could of smiled more instead of making me feel unwelcome."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Your restaurant is outstanding, wonderful diverse menu but not too large which is good, wonderful wine list, service was perfect. the only thing I would comment on is the lighting. although it is very calming and sets a nice tone, it was just a tad too dark which made it difficult at first to read the menu until "the eyes got used to it" maybe some other type of elimination device the candles are great but not enough to see the menu."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Convenient to Shea's Theater but over-priced for the quality. Wile list also over-priced. Service was good and friendly."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went to Enocore with my wife before a show at Sheas. The food was fantastic. Left Bank type quality. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I go to Shea's fairly often and I was have dinner at Encore first. The food is wonderful, the service is great and we always get in and out in time for the show. Everyone should include this in their night out."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Service was poor, unattentive, unfriendly server, the appetizers were good however the steak was a very small piece, sliced prior to being served. The chicken was dry. Over priced and poor service. Will never go back."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "1st time eating at Encore & very pleased With our choices Great location near Sheas We made our reservations earlier that day online Very easily before the restaurant opened ."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The food and service was amazing. We even enjoyed a drink at the bar after dinner with great service."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Perfect location when going to Shea's after-delicious!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "A good selection of higher end food, that is moderate - expensive in price. I would recommend, however the tables were small, and service was average."
    Dined on 12/19/2013