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About 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.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Contemporary American, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
Encore Restaurant - Steak, Seafood, Sushi Ratings and Reviews
I took my 9 year old great niece to a special dinner before a Broadway play. We enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere was pleasant and quiet. The food was delicious and the staff was accommodating and wonderful. Our server Emily was great. My great niece will remember this xperience for a long time. I will go back.
We have been to Encore before the theater on previous occasions, and it's very convenient, the service is generally good, and we've enjoyed the food. This time, we decided to try the "All You Can Eat Sushi" special on Thursday night. There were a number of sushi rolls on the menu that sounded good, and we ordered an assortment. They arrived at the table promptly, some of them so promptly that it seemed like they must have been pre-made instead of being made-to-order. Each of the six rolls we ordered consisted of mainly rice, and not much of the other ingredients, and they all felt dried out, again suggesting that they had been made ahead. Pretty disappointing for a restaurant that emphasizes steak, seafood, and sushi. We'll be back, but we'll pass on the sushi.
I always enjoy the lettuce wraps and they didn't disappoint this time. We started with the blue crab roll (sushi)...we've had better. My husband had asiago stuffed chicken and really enjoyed it. For dessert I ordered gelato but got the sorbet (luckily, it was good so I didn't complain).
I was disappointed overall. The food was very salty and nothing special. The server seemed attentive at first, but then seemed to forget about us after we received our meal. And Encore makes Moscow mules with ginger ale, rather than ginger beer, which seemed pretty amateur. I won't go back.
We were greeted and seated upstairs in a timely manner. Drinks were ordered and arrived quickly. Our server was very personable and well-informed about the menu, as we did have a few questions. Food seemed to take a rather unusually long time to arrive, but finally did. Salads were wonderfully fresh and tasty. Burgers ordered by 2 were very satisfying. Chicken dish was plentiful and delicious. The only real food complaint was with the strip steak sandwich. It was medium rare as ordered and very good, with the exception of one end being total gristle. A few seconds of trimming the steak would have helped a lot! Also, the loud techno-style music seemed very out-of-place. We mentioned it to our server, who agreed with us, but unfortunately it was a music system and he really couldn't change it. All-in-all, we enjoyed our dinner at Encore.
A great place to go before a musical at Shea's or after a hockey game. The wait staff was very attentive. Starting with the hostess that greeted us at the door. The food was cooked to perfection. The scallops were delicious & the peanut butter pie was a great finish!
There are about 8 entree choices- 2 are beef- @6PM on a Friday night before an event at theatre across the street they only had one strip steak left. Wobbly table that couldn't be fixed-long wait between the apps and the entrees. Watched table next to us be served wrong order- 2 of them served with almost 10 minute delay in the other 2 orders arriving. 2 of our three entrees were over cooked- the last strip steak in the house was ordered medium rare but bordered on medium well- my guest had to ask for a steak knife- my husband's salmon was overdone also. Wait staff were uberbusy. We did not complain as we wanted to be on time for the concert- our third time here but I will not be back. Thanks
Stopping in prior to an event at Shea's, the staff was nice enough to inquire about this, and timed the meal to get us out in time, without rushing us. The duck wings were great, and the lobster gnocchi was very fresh. We were seated close to one of the fireplaces, and enjoyed the cozy feeling of the room.
When making the reservations I had made a request for a more private spot or booth for our first visit to celebrate a special occasion. Instead we ended up getting set at a table by the bar instead, the exact opposite of what I requested. I was told this was all that was available. The noise level was on the loader side from the bar crowd which made conversation for our date a bit of a struggle. Our waiter was very awkward and seemed to get worse over the course of the dinner. Our meals were ok but nothing special. My salmon was over cooked and dry.
Some girlfriends and I went to Encore for Restaurant Week. Not only was their special event menu HUGE (especially compared to other restaurants celebrating Restaurant Week), but the deal was amazing and everything was delicious. You could add in additional items for $5, and our waiter did not mind us adding on items throughout our meal. Everything still came out prompt and delicious.
My daughter and I went out for restaurant week and tried 3 different places. Encore was the best - hands down! We loved it! Everything was delicious. Absolutely delicious. I had the salmon dish and my daughter had the flat iron steak. Just wonderful. Great service. Nice seating. We loved the booths. I plan to treat my son and daughter-in-law to dinner here to celebrate their upcoming engagement. I was looking for a nice spot to celebrate and I'm so glad I tried this restaurant.
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