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Oliver's Restaurant
Oliver's Restaurant

Oliver's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverscuisine.com
  • Email: info@oliverscuisine.com
  • Phone: (716) 877-9662
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Oliver's is the exclusive catering operator at some of Buffalo’s most unique and exciting reception venues- the Buffalo & Erie County History Museum, the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Kleinhan's Music Hall. With a rich local history, Oliver's is widely regarded for delivering the highest quality in food and service in the Buffalo Niagara region. Our goal is to produce memorable events taking into consideration client’s individual needs and budget.
    Personal attention to detail will ensure that your reception is a true success.

    716.877.9662
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room can seat up to 50 for a private reception. All-inclusive packages are available for business meetings and presentations. The Chef"s room seats a maximum of 10 guests with a view of the kitchen.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Vorphl (716) 877-9662
  • Entertainment: Jazz trio performs on Saturday evenings September through June. Pianist all Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Amherst
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service is provided on weekends and all high volume dining nights.
A word from Oliver's Restaurant
Oliver's Restaurant is one of the premier dining locations in Buffalo. Come on in and try our exquisite food, sample from our extensive wine list, and experience our impeccable service. Remember we cater anywhere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "We went back again for dinner. The spinach loaf bread was a great starter. The salmon was good and the chocolate dessert was incredible. One little comment with regard to restaruant week, I thought the 2013 choices were a little "chincy". I love the atmosphere of this place. Oh, and I would suggest ALWAYS do the valet parking."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "It was a wonderful place to celebrate my birthday."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Being the first time we have been there, had no idea what to expect. Everything was a dining pleasure! Will definitely return. This is a great place to dine."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "If there were 6 stars, that is what I would award Oliver's Over-All performance. We all dined off the Restaurant Week menu and all of us thought the same thing - exceptional. Creative fare, done well, with exceptional service. The exceptional service should be put in bold letters."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I live about one block for Olivers and i have wanted to try it out for a while. I was not disappointed with the food or the ambience. I will defiantly try again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our party of three dined at Oliver's during Restaurant Week. We were greeted promptly by the hostess and had a pre-dinner cocktail at the bar. Service by everyone was top-notch. The food was all fabulous. We loved the crab spring roll to start. For entrees, two of us ordered the chicken francaise, the other ordered the grilled salmon. A cappuccino cheesecake was ordered to go for dessert. It was all wonderful."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It was jamming. our food took a long time but everything was perfect. I had carpiccio to start then the rabbit fettucine...amazing! I finished with the chocolate torte. My friend had the duck confit risotto beautiful and creamy after the delicate curry soup starter...her dessert choice was a baked Biel of butter....I mean a toffee bread pudding that was melt in your mouth rich. Would go back again and again..classic"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Went during restaurant week so had limited menu. Choices were plenty and found somthing that piqued my interest. I had carpaccio - excellent, caesar salad with warm potato croutons - delicious, and fettucine with rabbit ragu. The fettucine was a bit thick and a bit more than al dente, but I had seen other diners eating it and noticed that it wasn't twirling on the fork because it was too thick so it wasn't just my dish that was not excellent. If it weren't restaurant week I would have sent it back, but they were busy and it was still a good dish, just not really the Oliver's quality that I am used to. All in all very nice evening dining at Oliver's."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Haven't been to Oliver's in a few years, so we were disappointed that it wasn't the same regarding the quality of food. The server seemed to be a little arrogant and felt he knew what we wanted better than us. The friends we were with visited Oliver's six months ago and had the same experience with the same server. It was nice, though, to see that everyone was nicely dressed. Our drinks were excellent. We ordered Dirty Martini's but with only one olive...a little stingy for an expensive drink."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Disappointed in portion size for the price, compared to past experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Oliver's is a gem. The bus boys are Ninjas. You never see a glass being refilled or a plate removed...it just happens! Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable and an all around blast from the past of fine dining waiters. I would highly recommend going out of your normal comfort zone of food choices. THIS is the place to try a dish you have always wanted to try but were skeptical. Have it here and...trust me...it will set the bar high. The cocktails were creative and delicious and the wine selection is one of the best around town. The overall experience was totally 10 plates!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our second visit to Oliver's. One delightful experience after another. Patrick our server was so professional, adding so much to our visit. Oliver's is simply a wonderful place, with absolutely devine food coupled with carrying staff excelling at the profession."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Oliver's very much. We were coming in from Canada and made a last minute decision to go for dinner before the theatre. We were lucky to have been able to get a reservation anywhere and were impressed with the ease of the online booking system. The service at Oliver's was excellent and our dinner was great. The list of wines by the glass was not overwhelming but adequate for us and they serve great coffee. We also liked the plate of chocolate chip cookies at the door on our way out. That was a nice way to send us off to the symphony."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was in Buffalo and for the first time since 1992 brought my wife with me. We stayed in the neighborhood so i wanted to take her to one of Buffalo's best restaurants. We ordered fish appetizers and seafood main course. The food was excellent and the scotches were poured generously. The servers were great. Friendly and genuine. They seemed happy to service us and were most accommodating."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Expensive, average food...far cry from what it used to be. Expressed our disappointment with two of the dishes to the waiter and mgr...with little effect!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Whether you are stopping in for a casual meal or celebrating a special occasion, Oliver's is a wonderful spot. Very accomodating wait staff, no hard upsells, food is consistently excellent!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was prepared to perfection, and excellent, we both had the Lobster and Shrimp over spaghetti squash...probably the best meal we have had out in a long time,had the desert for two, which was just enough for two to share and excellent... would highly recommend this place for any occasion, only comment would be a little better separation between the bar and dining tables...other than that a great Valentines Day experience, which by the way is usually tough to get both good food & service, they managed to provide both!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic restaurant to have in Buffalo. Had a wonderful evening. Great food and decent prices considering the ambiance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What an experience! This was my first time visiting Oliver's and everything was accomplished first class. Nothing was left to chance and the service, food, and atmosphere was outstanding. I give this restaurant my highest recommendation and I have eaten in restaurants all over the world."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The 4 of us thought we had died and gone to shore eats heaven. The fifth (who didn't say much til she had cleaned her plate) said the fish was dry. The waiter - who was tres charming and funny - said "why didn't you say anything? I would have brought you something else?""
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Oliver's to celebrate her birthday, which was actually on Sunday. Since Sunday was also the Superbowl and Groundhog Day, we decided to keep things more relaxed and go out a bit early. We went for lunch, so that we could go to the movies later. (It's good to be retired!) The food was excellent (poached salmon for her, braised pork for me) and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special treat to mark a special occasion. And, if I think about it enough, I'm sure we can figure why any particular occasion should be considered special, so we can return to Oliver's."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Wonderful place to dine. Excellent wine list. Bar drinks are made to perfection."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "To celebrate the holidays and our son's college graduation, we gathered at Oliver's. Our meals were outstanding and service excellent. A fun and festive dining experience for all in our group! It was expensive, but worth every penny! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Olivers is predictably and reliably great!!! The menu selections, the service, the ambiance....always top notch. They deserve the stellar reputation they have."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed a great evening at Oliver's with another couple. The restaruant is very comfortable yet elegant. The servers were friendly and attentive, all food was of high quality and the wine list was exhaustive. I would definitely recommend Oliver's to family and friends."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Oliver's, Myself and My husband Peter would like to truly thank you for such a wonderful dining experience. Tonight was our first visit to Oliver's and I must say the staff, atmosphere, and food were remarkable. Our waiter Charlie in particular was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Once a month our dinner club which consists of 8-10 people pick 1 upscale restaurant to dine at and we will absolutely be recommending your restaurant for our next night out. Thank you again for such a wonderful night. Peter and Rachelle Scarcello"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "'Scuse my syntax: Easy to book, free parking valet, friendly greeting, self serve walk in coat closet, circular booths or table choices, wine list including good selection of Burgundy and Bordeaux, very knowledgeable wine-loving staff (Charlie), great made to order mozzarella, great usda prime filet, good but too salty scallops, great crème brulee and latte."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We lived on the same street as Oliver's but never ate there. Now that we have we will surely return. The bartenders were very friendly, the waiters were wonderful. They had helpful suggestions and were very attentive to every detail. A great experience from the time the valet opened our door, before dinner drinks at the bar, dinner, to the same valet who made certain my wife's heated seat was on when he returned the car. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Excellent food. Great service. Servers are very helpful and cordial. Really nice fine dining."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Wow! A full house greeted us on Friday night, due to the upcoming holiday. The bar was really full, and a bit difficult to get a drink, without spillage. But after 10 minutes we had some seats up close to the action. Our dinner table was great, as all six of us had a great view of the place, that was decorated beautifully. Bread baskets were fantastic, appetizers were also served promptly and in fantastic shape. The steaks that we had, were perfect, fish dishes were also fine, but two people said a bit salty, our server was fantastic, which was tough considering the crowded facility. Desserts were a great finishing touch. As always, Oliver's never disappoints"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had a wonderful dinner. The red snapper was amazing. The wait service was phenomenal."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "This is a phenominal restaurant for any special occasion."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food was perfect as was the service! Handicap friendly. Very pleased!!!!!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Got there at 5pm on Sunday and promptly seated across the bar, nice vantage point to people watch but yet intimate to have a conversation and enjoy the night. Appetizers were excellent...went with the suggestions made by the waiter who was knowledgeable and knew WHEN to come over. There's a fine line of being attentive and being overly obnoxioius. He knew when to come over. Main entrees of NY Strip which were to perfection. Dessert and coffee topped it off. We'll be coming back soon!! The wife's favorite drink was the Oliver Fizz... St.germaine, champagne and grapefruit juice."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Had a great dinner with perfectly cooked salmon. Table was small but didn't feel cramped. Excellent server and overall great date night. Will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Wonderful first-class experience! Fantastic service and exceptional food."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Oliver's is a lively night spot with a bar scene for over-30's. A bit too quiet at lunch but the food an service with excellent. Many of the lunch offerings are the creative appetizers from the dinner menu."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We have been to Oliver's many times and expect good service, the service was terrible, we waited over 20 minutes just to get our drinks. We were there Sunday evening and it wasn't busy at all, the meal was such a disaapointment not sure if we will return!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Oliver's never fails to deliver outstanding service and fantastic meals. We will be back."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "New ownership has shortened the menu. I would like to see more diverse specials, and appetizers. Food and service is always very good, and doesn't disappoint . Jazz combo [music] was nice."
    Dined on 11/30/2013