Oliver's Restaurant
Oliver's Restaurant

Oliver's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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 7168779662x
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Oliver's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)romantic (42)fit for foodies (40)notable wine list (40)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (22)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Always wonderful
    julesterVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My favorite Saturday night plan is cocktails & dinner at Oliver's! Great vibe at the bar- music trio gives you that supper club atmosphere - shared lots of apps because we couldn't decide what to order - loved the innovative dinner entree fish specials. Nikolai rocks - thanks for selecting some excellent wines for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reconnecting with old friends.
    poodlemom
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    It is a comfortable and welcoming place to sit and catch up with some very nice wine. They didn't hurry us at all. We loved the food - interesting combinations. Well informed wait staff who were also very helpful in moving our seats when it got too noisy. They even split a garbage salad for us. We had scallops with guacamole, and the pasta - comfort food and delicious. Always the place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mac1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Please order the spinach bread. This is a special of the restaurant and is wonderful. All food is of good quality and is prepared very well. Most servers are very knowledgeable of the menu. I think our server was new this night but since we had been there many times before we still enjoyed our meal. Make a reservation, the restaurant fills up very quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic!
    Shazam
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Oliver's is a true classic in the Buffalo. Exquisite ambience, impeccable service, superb food and an impressive wine list would satisfy any restaurant lover. I will always love Oliver's because it represents the best of Buffalo's dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nonsense
    whteve
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Complimentary perks are a nice touch. Staff was friendly, good service, great food. The spinach bread and turkey dinner in a bowl had me full before the main course but I saved room for dessert and coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    paulina
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I'm from Toronto and I wanted to try Oliver's because I had seen that it was consistently on the lists of "Top Restaurants in Buffalo." Toronto is known for its great dining but Oliver's was better than any Toronto restaurant (and I'm a foodie, so that's saying a lot). My friend and I were blown away at the impeccable experience; the service was outstanding, the servers were polite and professional, the food was amazing and the valet was so cheerful that it made our nights. I can't believe I had steak tartare and a braised leg of lamb for $30.14 (Restaurant Week). Even in Toronto for "Summerlicious" (similar to Restaurant Week) the meals are $45. I have nothing but great things to say about Oliver's. Such a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    MKR5
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went for restaurant week and will definitely be back - great food, service, and setting. Perfect for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodFriend
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Oliver's, A Buffalo landmark, known for excellent and consistently delicious food and attentive staff, didn't disappoint on this 1st visit back in over 10 years. We were delighted by the additions of healthier food options, vegetarian main dishes mixed in w/ old favorites. The staff was very attentive in a not obsequious way- very refreshing. If there is a negative it's the noise level that makes conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful meal
    BuffaloFoodie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We checked out Oliver's for Restaurant week since we had never been. The bar tender and wait staff were all attentive and professional. Food was excellent. Waiter was helpful and knowledgeable in helping me make choices that worked with a gluten intolerance. No complaints. Food was excellent. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Class Act
    HappyEater
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Oliver's is like a beautiful, old Channel suit...always in style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Buffalo restaurant
    helenVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Olivers never disappoints. The ambiance, the food, the service are all stellar. One feels at home there, and always welcomed. The staff has been there for some time, and so knows and anticipates the clientele. The food is creative , and the preparations are well-executed, nice to look at and tasty. However there are still enough classics on the menu that you can just enjoy comfort as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Buffalo Favorite!
    MrMrsValentine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our 4th time dining at Olivers and it never fails to be an enjoyable evening with excellent food and amazing service. This time really stood out because they read my special request for a more secluded table, as we were celebrating our 6th anniversary. I wasn't sure if they would have even read my request. Not only dis they give us a great table, but our waitor surprised us by wishing us a happy anniversary with 2 glasses of complemtary champagne! That really added to out special night and as always, the food was delicious! We will definitely continue to dine at Oliver's and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I made a reservation for our one year wedding anniversary. We had heard wonderful things about Oliver's and their quality of food. We have also been avid customers to the other two restaurants the Oliver's owners own locally. We ended up waiting an hour and fifteen minutes for our meal; when it was delivered my husbands filet still had rope tied around the center of it. I watched as he attempted to cut through the steak with no success and had to inform our server. As we waited for the mistake to be corrected, my meal got cold. For the price of the food and the beautiful ambiance, I wa expecting much more quality and attention to detail. We would most likely not return due to this experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Lovegreatdining
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everthing was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. The service was wonderful. Waiters provided friendly and efficient service. We greatly enjoyed our evening and eagerly awaiting our next experience at Oliver's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buffalo Favorite
    mmcmapVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I dined at Oliver's this past weekend. We had not been for a couple years and were impressed with the quality of the good, servers and overall experience. We will be returning and recommend highly Oliver's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife's birthday
    JohnD
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I booked a reservation here because when my wife and I lived in Buffalo many years ago we used to go to this restaurant several times a month. She requested to go here for her birthday. While we had not been there for several years they did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the service superb. I had requested a cake be made and presented after dinner and the pastry chef did a wonderful job. All in all a four star experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome wine pairing dinner
    julesterVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had an amazing dining experience; bought the chefs table dining package at Burchfield Gala. Courses were expertly paired with wine selections by Oliver's very knowledgable sommelier. Started our meal with freshly shucked oysters and a variety of salads that we shared. Tuna crudo was outstanding! My filet rivaled any fine steak house -very tender and flavorful. My husbands red snapper (special that evening) had a very mild flavor and the citrus fennel sauce & sticky rice were perfect compliments to the fish. Cherries & berries dessert had just the right sweet & tartness to end our meal on the right note. Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food
    zfow14
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I've been here a number of times now and it is my preferred place in town to entertain suppliers. Never had a bad meal here and the wine list is excellent with very reasonable pricing for the quality of wine. Louie behind the bar is always entertaining too. Was very surprised to see how loud it was on a Wednesday night this time but that seems to be a rare occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Icook2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Bar service was excellent - Louis is always on his a game - table was nice - service top notch - and Lennon ( exec chef) had a great bunch of specials - especially liked the veal and everyone's seafood was cooked perfectly. Excellent coffee. Overall was a great experience - been there many times and always extremely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our server Fred was outstanding, food not so much. Felt bad for the guy because numerous customers sent plates back while we were there. We would have too but felt bad for the guy so we took our undercooked food home and recooked it ourselves. The place has so much potential but not worth the $205 our dinner for 2 cost.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Susan
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Have been to Oliver's many times over the years. First time I've felt let down. Server was pleasant but it took over an hour to get appetizers. Dinner was so so. Dessert was plain awful - bruised peaches on a hockey puck. Noise level was so out of character for this establishment. Will not be returning. Goodbye old friend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • wonderful
    kathy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always a great time and the food and service are the best around. See you again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diningdevils4ever
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Superb restaurant & one of our favorites for years. This is truly a memorable dining experience and we would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the best in dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Buffalo
    DKFLVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    And now open for lunch time dining! There is not much that would qualify as higher-end or fine dining in Buffalo. Oliver's apparently has been around for some time and now is serving lunch which was a great time to explore this establishment. Just lovely. Very convenient for a nice lunch coming from the Albright-Knox Museum area, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner for two
    satisfire
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was amazing. The service was on point, and the restaurant was somewhat empty which made the atmosphere more directed toward us. I would definitely show up again with a significant other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jrl101027
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent food and drinks. Also enjoyed the piano bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dancer
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food is still quite good and the wine selection is superb. The restaurant was very loud and so it was not our usual pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out with the Girls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We sat it the front near the windows as requested and it was rather lively at the bar that night! We enjoyed three different salads to start, one friend had the ravioli, the other bucatini and I couldn't resist the oysters! all excellent! plus we love the flatbread, seems light, but really no room for dessert although they all sounded great. Can't wait to return next week for a dinner out with another couple! Would have to say that Oliver's is my favorite restaurant in Buffalo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 103 reviews are from the Oliver's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Warm food
    SeasonedVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Every dish was warm except for one entree. Our waiter was not as attentive as he should have been, that is my guess as to why the dishes seemed to be waiting to be served and got cold. We had: Duck, Salmon, chicken and a Rib Eye. The rib eye was hot. All had very good flavor. But were warm. Appetizers too. Grilled octopus the best choice. They have any amazing sommelier who saved the evening. There was a mixup in our wine, I asked to see him, he was gracious and apologetic. He selected the next bottle, and brought over a great port to have with our dessert on the house. I like this restaurant a lot, and have gone there for years. I highly recommend that the waiters take advantage of their sommelier. It enhances the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and very good food
    Eatout
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Staff service and care of your dining experience is some of the best I have had. Their specialty stuffed bread is excellent. All appetizers and main course food selected at our table were well flavoured and very filling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food!!!
    NaplesdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Excellent food and service. 5 stars! Everything we had tremendous. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Buffalo Gem
    Love2goout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent food and service! The sea scallops were my favorite for the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening at Oliver's
    happydiners
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Oliver's food is outstanding, service is exceptionally good, atmosphere is sophisticated. Had a wonderful time and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Steyer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very good place to have a very fancy dinner with your spouse, or a good dinner with your family (for the same $$$).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!!
    Perfection
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    From the warm but not intrusive service to the exquisite food, this place was fantastic. Cannot recommend it highly enough. While it is on the pricey side it is worth every penny. And there are several inexpensive items if you want to enjoy the ambiance and service without 'special occasion' prices. Ask for Jake to wait on you. He is great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cindy
    firsttimer
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was outstanding. Drinks were delicious and service was great. The only thing was that I was on a date with my husband and a large group was placed right next to us and they were very loud. There was other options for them. Just would have liked to keep romantic and that kind of changed the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous meal
    bubbsterVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was succulent, the service was very good, the atmosphere was comfortable. Fine dining at its finest.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    consistantly providing excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still has it!
    Dennyflavors
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A new owner has not dampened the spirits in this landmark of North Buffalo, perhaps the finest supper club in New York State. Great ambiance, piano music of all genres, a bar scene with lively professionals tending the patrons, mostly all well groomed, fine personal service , valets and a wine list that rivals the great cellars of NYC or Chicago. But still : ITS ALL ABOUT THE FOOD wow, I had a soft shell crab appetizer followed by magret Duck breast, sticky rice and Rosie had Buratta with crispy eggplant appy and lobster and shrimp entree , which was superb. A couple of fantastic desserts, a pot of French press coffee. I can't ever forget these great evenings that we spend here! Not overly pricy either!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    as always - the oysters were so tasty, we ordered a second plate. I also order the garbage salad and split the lobster/shrimp risotto with my friend. Could not even look at the dessert menu but now that I recall, I did have a caramel sundae then went on a diet for a few days!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.