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Ristorante LombardoRistorante Lombardo
1214 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Another wonderful evening, with excellent food, and attentive servers. Never disappointed. More

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Lucia's on the LakeLucia's on the Lake
913 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Excellent food and service More

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and MoreRussell's Steaks, Chops, and More
4753 reviews
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Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Phenomenal service, for was outstanding. Portion sizes were above average. More

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Tempo RestaurantTempo Restaurant
1277 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Open table showed only 5:00 or 8:00 even though it was a Monday and no one was there. More

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Oliver's RestaurantOliver's Restaurant
600 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

All food & beverages were perfect. Our table enjoyed scallops, rib-eye and pasta bolognese. A top notch experience, will go again for another celebration event More

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ToutantToutant
1408 reviews
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Southern | Buffalo, Western New York

Highly recommend this place. The service was excellent! It was my anniversary and not only did we receive complimentary glasses of wine but the waiter noticed my birthday was the day before and gave us a nice little treat at the end of our meal as well. It was the cherry on top of everything. Definitely will be returning soon. More

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Bacchus Wine Bar & RestaurantBacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
1653 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great wine, cozy/romantic atmosphere, and the pricing was fair considering the type of food/quality and a finer dining experience. More

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BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE - PRIME STEAKS & FRESH SEAFOODBUFFALO CHOPHOUSE - PRIME STEAKS & FRESH SEAFOOD
1453 reviews
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Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Perfect date night and best food around! Ambiance, food, and service all top notch! More

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800 Maple800 Maple
615 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Had a great time - grabbed a drink at the bar and were seated right at reservation time. The food was delicious. More

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Hydraulic HearthHydraulic Hearth
418 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Brought my girlfriend for a Valentine’s dinner. We didn’t want something super fancy but we also didn’t want something super casual. This was the perfect fit. More

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Juicy Burger BarJuicy Burger Bar
89 reviews
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Burgers | Buffalo, Western New York

Awesome burgers! More

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Mile 303Mile 303
11 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

We had an amazing dinner. Very creative and satisfying dishes made up our meal. I will be back again. More

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Winfield's PubWinfield's Pub
117 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Buffalo, Western New York

Great service excellent food and a nice drink menu More

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The Melting Pot - BuffaloThe Melting Pot - Buffalo
1143 reviews
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Fondue | Buffalo, Western New York

Food and atmosphere was great. Our server Shauna was the best. More

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Pasquale's Italian Restaurant-West SenecaPasquale's Italian Restaurant-West Seneca
28 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

I enjoyed it. The service was a little slow but overall ok. The waitress was apologetic which was good. More

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Marble + RyeMarble + Rye
508 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Food is always outstanding and beautifully presented. Staff is very well versed on drink and food menus, friendly and very professional. Always a wonderful night out! More

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DobutsuDobutsu
275 reviews
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Seafood | Buffalo, Western New York

Food was outstanding- fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Drinks were exemplary as well. Highly recommend the tuna main course and the Matcha Man drink! More

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Osteria 166Osteria 166
931 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Our waitress was very helpful we appreciated her suggestions. Don’t recall her name but she had red hair and was great! More

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RaclettesRaclettes
535 reviews
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French | Buffalo, Western New York

The food was delicious! More

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SEAR SteakhouseSEAR Steakhouse
639 reviews
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Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Everything was great. Food could have been hotter. I had filet Oscar. The asparagus and crab were room temperature. More

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The Ward - Buffalo RiverworksThe Ward - Buffalo Riverworks
3 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Overall the environment of the restaurant is great. Very laid back and family friendly. Went in the winter but looks like it would be fantastic in the warmer months with lots of outdoor space. Food was great pub fair and the staff were awesome. Overall a great experience More

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Sato BrewpubSato Brewpub
39 reviews
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Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

Great find! Good food very reasonable. Green curry ramen soup and salmon mini rice bowl outstanding and cucumber pickles a must More

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Black & Blue Steak & Crab - BuffaloBlack & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo
1021 reviews
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Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

The specials are always a good choice. The service is awesome. Food is cooked well, tho I couldn't argue perfect. More

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Giancarlo'sGiancarlo's
849 reviews
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Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Amazing food, great service, beautiful atmosphere. Cannot wait to start planning my next visit. Looking forward to trying the dinner menu! :) More

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CRaVingCRaVing
480 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

The employees were very polite and the food was delicious. I would recommend going in for dinner and drinks. I will be coming back to this restaurant More

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Lucky DayLucky Day
122 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

We had a great time! Loved the setting, the drinks and the food. Have definitely spread the word and will be back ourselves soon! More

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Ellden's Grill & Banquet - River Oaks Golf ClubEllden's Grill & Banquet - River Oaks Golf Club
28 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Been there several times before for dinner. Good place to meet up from the north and south. Never disappointed. More

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PAUSA Art HousePAUSA Art House
2 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food and live music , service is great with friendly staff. I will be going back soon. More

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Cabaret RestaurantCabaret Restaurant
96 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Food was good and fast for being busy on Valentine’s day. Server was super friendly, great stuffed peppers More

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Curly's GrilleCurly's Grille
428 reviews
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International | Buffalo, Western New York

Good food and service! Very busy but we had no issues with food or service. More

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SATOSATO
190 reviews
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Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

We ordered off the special valentine’s menu, as well as some extra side orders, and everything was quick and delicious! More

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Patina 250Patina 250
582 reviews
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Grill | Buffalo, Western New York

The dinners we had were excellent. Service by hostesses, waiter (John) and servers was outstanding. We will certainly return here again. More

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YOLO Restaurant & LoungeYOLO Restaurant & Lounge
189 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Food and service was great. 1/2 price bottles of wine on Valentine’s Day was a pleasant surprise. We had a great time More

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VILLAGGIOVILLAGGIO
283 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food and ambiance. Our server was great and the food was outstanding. More

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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - WaldenBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden
386 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Valentines' Day was made special because we went to dinner at Bravo Cucina Italiana. The server was very sweet and attentive. The food was excellent. We were seating in a back room...very cozy and quiet. I had Lobster Bisque and grilled shrimp. The food is very flavorful and the portions ample. More

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Pearl Street Grill & BreweryPearl Street Grill & Brewery
12 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great ambiance for a large crowd. Family friendly, good for apps, happy hour or pub food. More

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Local Kitchen & Beer BarLocal Kitchen & Beer Bar
200 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great atmosphere. Food is unique and well priced. Our server Tom was knowledgeable and friendly. Owner Pete was welcoming and friendly. A great experience that we will return for. More

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Panorama On SevenPanorama On Seven
235 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great service from Anna, our waiteress. Great atmosphere and view of Buffalo. Food was fantastic, especiallythe sponge candy cheesecake More

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100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry
580 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Dinner was delicious. We all had the burger with maple bacon. Service was amazing and bread app was on point! More

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Larkin Filling StationLarkin Filling Station
95 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Nice place for lunch - very busy though. I recommend a reservation! More

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The Colden Mill RestaurantThe Colden Mill Restaurant
57 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Always fantastic meal service and ambiance!! More

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Creekview RestaurantCreekview Restaurant
430 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Nice place to eat, food was very tasty and generous. Table for two was good size, and little drafty when we first sat down. Service was great. More

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P.F. Chang's - BuffaloP.F. Chang's - Buffalo
8 reviews
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Asian | Buffalo, Western New York

One of our favorites, go everything we go to Buffalo More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - BuffaloMorton's The Steakhouse - Buffalo
133 reviews
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Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Wonderful ambiance, outstanding service, and delicious food! More

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Jack Astor's - Buffalo (Walden Galleria)Jack Astor's - Buffalo (Walden Galleria)
28 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Yummy as always!! Food was awesome and customer service was great. We will definitely be going back... More

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Samurai BuffaloSamurai Buffalo
8 reviews
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Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

Amazing bento boxes and courteous service! More

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Liberty HoundLiberty Hound
193 reviews
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Seafood | Buffalo, Western New York

Wonderful roast beef and Kennewick packed with a lot of roast beef Friends also got the chicken wings and they said they were very good nice and meaty More

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AK Cafe at  Albright-Knox Art GalleryAK Cafe at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
85 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

We enjoy having lunch at the AK Cafe anytime we visit. Lovely dining room. Great service and food. So easy to make a reservation online. Perfect way to introduce friends to the Albright-Knox before enjoying the rest of the Gallery. More

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Italian Prime at Salvatore'sItalian Prime at Salvatore's
3443 reviews
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Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Beautiful atmosphere, phenomenal food, excellent service and a wonderful night. My husband and I haven’t had a nice dinner out since our son was born. We weren’t disappointed and had a wonderful time. More

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Mason's Grille 52Mason's Grille 52
127 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Although the heat from the fireplace was rather high, the staff and our waitress were very responsive and accommodating. Despite being busy our waitress did an excellent job. It was a very pleasant evening. More

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Texas de Brazil - BuffaloTexas de Brazil - Buffalo
2563 reviews
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Steakhouse | Buffalo, Western New York

Amazing as always. My family and I are always pleased with their impecable service and the quality of the food from day one of restaurant opening. Thank you and keep up the great service and quality of not only food but service as well. More

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Rowhouse Bakery and RestaurantRowhouse Bakery and Restaurant
441 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

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What a lovely girls’ lunch with awesome service and great food. We didn’t want to leave (& our waiter did not rush us, so thank you for that as well!) We sat in the side/lower lounge area, and it was just perfect. More

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Rizotto RistoranteRizotto Ristorante
209 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Awesome dinner, great service ...everyones meal was fantastic! More

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Eckl's@LarkinEckl's@Larkin
183 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Our waiter was wonderful!! More

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31 Club31 Club
970 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

The server was extremely nice. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the atmosphere. More

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CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERSCHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS
341 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Food and service were very good. Had bibb salad, bread service, short ribs and bread & butter pudding for dessert and all very tasty. Tables for parties of two were too close together such that conversation on either side of the table interfered with our own conversation. I would go back and ask for better seating. More

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Schnitzel & Co.Schnitzel & Co.
438 reviews
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Swiss | Buffalo, Western New York

All good except dining room musics was too loud More

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(716) Food and Sport(716) Food and Sport
1239 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

We went to 716 to catch a Sabres game. Service was great and extremely fast. Food was excellent and waitress was friendly and efficient. Our toddler was a fan of the giant TVs! We all had a good time. More

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - BuffaloGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Buffalo
167 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Decent prices, good portions, fast service. I had the gastro pub burger, it was excellent. Will be going back More

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Teton Kitchen - Elmwood VillageTeton Kitchen - Elmwood Village
5 reviews
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Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

Great addition to Allentown. Diverse menu, but not overwhelming. Great service, food and specials. Definitely will be coming back. More

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The Byrd HouseThe Byrd House
38 reviews
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Comfort Food | Buffalo, Western New York

Delicious food. However they sat us near the bar as that was the only available place for us to sit, even with reservations and waiting 20 minutes. Way to loud to have a conversation. More

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D-Tour Martini Bar & KitchenD-Tour Martini Bar & Kitchen
2 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

What a surprise! Food, craft martinis absolutely off the hook! Service was tremendous.... Definately recommended! More

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Lafayette Brewing CompanyLafayette Brewing Company
3 reviews
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Brewery | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food and beverages. Had a great time and a good waitress More

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Eckl's Restaurant Orchard ParkEckl's Restaurant Orchard Park
33 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Food was good. Question the contents of the “lobster” bisque, but tasty. Prices seem a bit high. Fix the wiring for the lights, bright-dim etc, distracting. Tables to close together. Overall 👍. More

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The Chocolate BarThe Chocolate Bar
282 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

It was very nice.,Great food and service. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Downtown)TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Downtown)
55 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Excellent service .... friendly delicious food fast serv More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Galleria)TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Galleria)
15 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

This place is the best and it has good service. I would eat there all the time if i could More

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Becker Farms & Vizcarra VineyardBecker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyard
8 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Buffalo, Western New York

I've never been to Becker Farms other than for usual fall activities, but fiance saw that we could have dinner there. The patio is beautiful and was the perfect place to eat on a warm night. We both had the crab dip baked cod and it was good, nothing too "wow" about it. The sweet potato fries were very good but there was nothing to dip them in but ketchup. The hush puppies were very good. We had a cinnamon donut for dessert and it was delicious as usual. We each had their beer and hard cider, which were both very good and complimented the meal well. I'm not sure if we'll make the hour-long drive back for dinner any time soon but it was a really nice way to experience the farm as adults. More

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JazzbolineJazzboline
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

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Red Lobster - BuffaloRed Lobster - Buffalo
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Seafood | Buffalo, Western New York

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Hearth + PressHearth + Press
29 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

We really enjoyed it this time. The first time we came was last winter and it was so cold in the restaurant that I was hesitant to come back. This time it was nice and cozy. We loved the pasta dishes we had (3 meat gnocchi and braised beef gnocchi). Had a couple of great cocktails also. We will definitely be back. More

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Templeton LandingTempleton Landing
306 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Christinina, our waitress was excellent!! Very attentive, delightful personality, and great voice as she sang “happy birthday “ to us!!! She made it a fun night! More

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Pasquale's Italian Restaurant- DerbyPasquale's Italian Restaurant- Derby
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Pasquale's has proudly been serving fine Italian food for dining and takeout in WNY since 1975.More

Andriaccio's RestaurantAndriaccio's Restaurant
46 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

I will always go to Andriaccio's whenever I am in the area. Comfort food to the max. Family friendly, nice to see the same staff year after year, continuity, food always fills you up. More

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Buffalo Diners' Choice Winners

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Ristorante LombardoRistorante Lombardo
1214 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Another wonderful evening, with excellent food, and attentive servers. Never disappointed. More

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and MoreRussell's Steaks, Chops, and More
4753 reviews
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Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Phenomenal service, for was outstanding. Portion sizes were above average. More

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Lucia's on the LakeLucia's on the Lake
913 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Excellent food and service More

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Tempo RestaurantTempo Restaurant
1277 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Open table showed only 5:00 or 8:00 even though it was a Monday and no one was there. More

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Juicy Burger BarJuicy Burger Bar
89 reviews
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Burgers | Buffalo, Western New York

Awesome burgers! More

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Bacchus Wine Bar & RestaurantBacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
1653 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great wine, cozy/romantic atmosphere, and the pricing was fair considering the type of food/quality and a finer dining experience. More

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ToutantToutant
1408 reviews
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Southern | Buffalo, Western New York

Highly recommend this place. The service was excellent! It was my anniversary and not only did we receive complimentary glasses of wine but the waiter noticed my birthday was the day before and gave us a nice little treat at the end of our meal as well. It was the cherry on top of everything. Definitely will be returning soon. More

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Hydraulic HearthHydraulic Hearth
418 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Brought my girlfriend for a Valentine’s dinner. We didn’t want something super fancy but we also didn’t want something super casual. This was the perfect fit. More

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800 Maple800 Maple
615 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Had a great time - grabbed a drink at the bar and were seated right at reservation time. The food was delicious. More

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Oliver's RestaurantOliver's Restaurant
600 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

All food & beverages were perfect. Our table enjoyed scallops, rib-eye and pasta bolognese. A top notch experience, will go again for another celebration event More

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