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Oliver's Restaurant
Oliver's Restaurant

Oliver's Restaurant Details

  • 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.

  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Always a great time and the food and service are the best around. See you again soon."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Excellent food and drinks. Also enjoyed the piano bar."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. 5 stars! Everything we had tremendous. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent food and service! The sea scallops were my favorite for the evening."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very good place to have a very fancy dinner with your spouse, or a good dinner with your family (for the same $$$)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was succulent, the service was very good, the atmosphere was comfortable. Fine dining at its finest."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous! The only criticism was that we were seated next to a larger table of people who were talking loudly."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Oliver's continues it winning half-price on wine, Sunday dinners. Even if you don't drink a lot of wine this still saves one a bundle. The wait staff continues to be very competent and professional. The kitchen very accommodating to vegetarians and other special needs. Just a very comfortable, friendly, and delicious place to be. Never disappointed in all the many years I've stopped for dinner in Buffalo."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I scheduled a business dinner at Olivers (not the first time). The bartender was very attentive and friendly. The dining room was very comfortable and the noise level was low enough that you could have a pleasant business conversation. The food was great! Our server was very attentive, friendly and knowledgable."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Visiting Buffalo from Washington DC, we found Oliver's equal to many of the best in other major cities. Our experience was keyed by the expert, quietly professional service. Our waiter knew the menu and wine list thoroughly including the origins of the high quality meats and fish. He recommended a superb, but well priced wine that complemented our differing entree selections. Though the menu was ambitious, everything was skillfully prepared and satisfying. The traditional decor of a neighborhood restaurant from decades past is comfortable, but not fussy. Highly recommend this establishment. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We really had a fabulous dinner and an old school (but in a good way) waiter. Everything made from scratch. I had very fresh oysters, a tempura soft-shell crab and a risotto that was full of lobster claw meat, My husband had a frisee salad with apple and other delicious stuff that hit all the flavor notes. He then had a whole branzino. This is not a hip young (maybe hip 50-60 somethings) spot though there were tables of younger couples. Oliver's opened in 1936 and has really never lost its popularity. One caveat - quite expensive."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We loved the truly delicious food that flowed in perfect timing from the kitchen for our group of .... 18!! Perfectly prepared and every person raved about their dish. Service was charming and professional. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Two features stand out at Oliver's. The staff is incredibly friendly and genuinely appreciate your patronage. The menu choices are unique and very tasty. It was very hard to select an entree because they all looked so good. Everything was prepared exactly as requested and was delicious. The service was perfectly timed - helpful but not pushy. It's a bit high priced but we found the meals were well worth the cost. If you really like exceptional food, this is the place to go."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "A truly exceptional dining experience. We loved it!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Pros: Valet parking, wine menu, Spanish loaf, and desserts. Cons: The food was not good at all. If the Salvatore's can get a score of 90 out of 100, then this restaurant can only get 50. This is a good place for brunch, not for dinner."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Knowledgeable food and wine staff. Fine wine ,and fine food ,well prepared and served. A Buffalo Tradition."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I decided to take my mom out for a late mother's day celebration and I knew we both had never been to Oliver's. So I made my reservation online (which I loved!). We were pleasently surprised at the size of the place and we were even more blown away by our service and our food! This place is the whole package if your looking for a special night out. I will be returning to Oliver's again, as will my mom and we are recommending it to everyone!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Though we've lived in Buffalo for most of our lives, this was both my wife's and my first time at Oliver's. We were looking for a place to celebrate her new job, but also wanted a place in North Buffalo near a fundraiser we attended beforehand. It is easily one of the Top 5 restaurants in Buffalo (and would even match up well with some of the best restaurants in NYC and Boston, where I've also lived). The highlight of the meal was the oysters rockefeller with pork belly--delicious! All of the food tasted fresh and delicious and our server made the experience that much better. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially if they are looking for a place in North Buffalo."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The service was excellent from the friendly bar staff to the lovely waitress who anticipated our every need. The food was very good and everyone was happy with the experience. It is not an inexpensive restaurant but worth the $$$ when you want to be spoiled."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Went to lunch with some friends. Great atmosphere -- a little contemporary, but also quiet and reserved. The burgers and other salads came out great. The beet salad? Well, it came out as a 2" by 6" crescent along one side of an empty entree dish. It looked like a side or a garnish for a missing meal. It tasted great, but it's smaller than the other salads and is only appetizer-sized. Make sure to ask how large any given salad is before ordering. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Oliver's is a great special occasion restaurant with a menu that ranges from "bar food" selections like steak sandwiches to an exceptional and generous duck breast (my choice) entree. Cannot fault our anniversary dinner in any way."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I had heard about the beautiful "Oliver's Restaurant and took my Mom and family to Mother's Day dinner there! It didn't disappoint! Absolutely wonderful! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Lived up to all expectations. Great menu. Exceptional wine list. Fantastic staff. Get the spinach loaf!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "At this Buffalo location for over 80 years,and under the new ownership of Dave Schutte for almost the last year (first new owner in about 20 years) Oliver's has taken it to the next level.It's still a Buffalo "classic", but the food and service are even better than ever.There's also a fairly new dining room that holds about 8,that is right off the kitchen so diners can see the master chef and his staff at work!There are old stand bys on the menu, like the fantastic " garbage salad",but also new dishes, and new twists on old preparations.Staff is more professional and competent than ever.No request is too small or unimportant for them.Our waitress,Stacie,was perhaps the best I've ever had.Bartender Mike Peden makes best whiskey sour in town!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We used to dine here frequently when we lived in Buffalo and haven't been back for over 3 years. Everything was as good (if not better) than we remembered. Other reviewers have complained about the prices. These comments must have been from those not experienced with fine dining or have never left the confines of their neighborhood. Our bill for 5 people was $440.00 which included a bottle of wine ($68), 4 cocktails, 2 appetizers, 5 entrees and 2 desserts. Certainly well worth the pice. We will definitely go back the next time we are in town!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "You can eat or you can dine. I've been eating too many 12 minute lunches that they have been just a blur. I want to go back to the lunch where you dine for 2 hours,have a cocktail and let time stand still. On wednesday I went to Olivers and experienced the best 2 hour lunch in years. The food and drink were memorable; from the cocktail to the salad to the steak sandwich. The creme brule and coffee were the fitting topping. The waiter oversaw every detail and left nothing us to do but enjoy ourselves."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Our night at Oliver's was simply luxurious. Our waiter, a true pro, was Charlie, who added so much to our experience, making the night fun. Everything from the bread service to the delicious bread pudding for dessert was excellent. Thank you for a great night! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everything was great BUT. Not once, not twice not three times FOUR different staff people while going by my table kicked my chair, never stopping to apologize or recognize their mistake. I told our waitress about it, and also two of the four that kicked my chair, and no one did anything. I was not in a particularly high traffic area. I even pulled my chair in so I was uncomfortably closer to the table to no avail. Were they clumsy, indifferent or so busy they just jostle patrons without apologizing? For me it ruined the occasion as I took my girlfriend and a couple close to us for dinner. Dinner for four with tip was $300.00. We ordered the more expensive entrees and dessert. I still tipped 20% despite the clumsy staff. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Meticulous prepared food and wonderful service. No better place in Buffalo!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014