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Oliver's Restaurant

4.7
461 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Exquisite cuisine, award winning wine list, and exceptional service. Oliver's has been serving the fine dining community of W.N.Y for 80 years. In addition to interior renovations in 2016, we have brought in some of the best young talent in the culinary scene in Buffalo: Chef Ross Warhol. Whether you're dining in our restaurant or we're catering your special event, one thing always remains constant: Our commitment to deliver the absolute best dining experience for every guest.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm.
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Phone number
(716) 877-9662
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ross Warhol
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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.
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Private party contact
Lori Magliulo: (716) 877-9662
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Amherst
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Parking details
Complimentary valet service is provided on weekends and all high volume dining nights.
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Entertainment
Jazz trio performs on Saturday evenings September through June. Pianist all Saturday nights.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 461 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great job as ever!

Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Can’t say enough about Oliver’s .. Never disappointing, always exceeding expectations. Thank you to Dave and his crew for another wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had outstanding service and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a special evening with excellent food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Oliver's is the quintessential old fashion fine dining! We go during the week; the weekends can get a bit noisy because the bar can be heard in the restaurant.

Amazing food, beautifully prepared with exceptional service!

I had the special which was halibut with beets. It was outstanding! Their Cesar salad was remarkable with whole sheaves, fresh Parmesan, and potato croutons.

Special occasion or just a night where you want to be treated special... Oliver's is fabulous!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent as always Don't forget about this place

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best meal in a long time

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of our party said the halibut was the best meal she'd had in her entire life!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We absolutely LOVED the food, and the service was the best we have had in a long time. If you go here on a date try to avoid getting sat in the booths by the bar. The bartender was VERY loud and very distracting. It took away from an otherwise incredible meal.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was superb. Chef and service better than five stars.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food & service, as usual. Been coming there for years very consistent.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We really enjoyed the food. Service was excellent. The only draw back was that we were seated at a table next to the bar and people were standing right next to our table. It was our anniversary and I would of preferred more secluded seating.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wonderful evening. Excellent service and fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent food, great ambiance! Nice menu, friendly service , lovely music!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

From the moment we arrived my daughter was wished a happy birthday, and again by our server Carl- which made her 26 th more special . Thank you Oliver’s!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

outstanding experience. impossible to have a better fine dining evening in buffalo. love them!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Everything was great! Perfect place for Valentines Day dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was perfect start to finish. I took my wife here on Valentine's Day. We have had plenty of fine dining experiences in and out of Buffalo, but realized we've never been to Oliver's, despite the fact that I grew up down the street, worked there when I was a freshman in college, and my parents still live down the street. From the second we sat down the service was impeccable. Our waiter Charlie was very personable, attentive, and well versed on the food choices and even their origins. The kitchen was very accommodating to a switch that my wife wanted to make with her entree as well. We had the braised beef piergoes and potato tapas as an appetizer. My wife had the Caesar salad and I had the shrimp poblano pepper bisque prior to our entrees. All were amazing. I had the osso bucco as an entree, which was so tender and delicious it did not even require a knife. My wife had the New York strip steak and loved it. Everything was so delicious that we opted to order dessert which we never do. The banana walnut bread French toast dessert was incredible. Meal service and restaurant were all a 10 out of 10. We will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Favorite place in buffalo

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

First time dining at Olivers and can't wait to go again. The entrees are pricey but so delicious! Best tasting food I've had so far in Buffalo. We went for Valentine's Day and we ordered 3 appetizers, all amazing. We tried the spinach loaf and enjoyed that too. I don't know who the chef is but he/she nailed it. My filet mignon melted in my mouth. I love this place!!!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

My husband and I dined here for the first time this week and we both really liked it. The service was great. Our server Fred was very knowledgeable of the menu and was able to answer all of our questions. We had many, since this was our first visit and the restaurant is more of a fine dining experience. The spinach loaf was delivered first and it was delicious. We had the pierogi as an appetizer and it was to die for. My husband had an Elk Steak that was cooked to perfection and I had the Branzino which was nice and crisp. Both meals were healthy portions, came with sides and were very tasty. The dessert menu was a little extravagant, everything had a lot of ingredients, many of them unknown to us. We got a chocolate custard brulee thinking it would be like creme brulee and it was nothing close to that. It was still pretty good but wouldn't order it again. I would recommend dining here for date night or a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was excellent as well as the service. Some foods way overpriced.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at one of Buffalo's outstanding restaurants. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Pace of dinner was comfortable. Limited wine menu. Food was outstanding as was the presentation.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Haven’t been to Oliver’s in a while but will be back soon... had fabulous cocktails and enjoyed tips from our waiter when choosing a bottle of champagne. Food was outstanding from appetizers to dessert and the live music made the night so enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Oliver's great food is matched by attentive service -- every question was answered. We had a great time :)

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I will have to say the service and food are top notch. The servers are attentive, but not overbearing. From the moment we walked through the door, we felt well attended to. The food was spectacular. We had the small plate oysters, filet, and scallops. The filet is the best I’ve ever had and the scallops were superlative.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was outstanding! My husband and I both had steak (filet and strip steak) so the waiter recommended a caesar salad to accompany them. What a great suggestion!The dressing was lovely, the crouton was whimsically delightful and the anchovy was was on call, if desired. The entrees were cooked to perfection and the sides were so tasty and unique. Added bonus: the bottle of wine was half price on Sunday and the pinot wine we chose was delightful and not super costly. We had a memorable and wonderful experience.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The valet was very friendly, but then we were greeted at the door by a rude coat lady and pushed aside at the bar by one of the greeters trying to add an extra chair for a regular. Our waiter was very friendly and outgoing, but he couldn't make up for the overpriced cocktails and menu. In addition, it was far too noisy during dinner. We will not be coming back to Oliver's anytime soon, if ever.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, wonderful atmosphere and fantastic service from Fred. Hope to return very soon.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

love to go there more often, as a favorite spot, however the price point is a bit excessive. thats not your problem its mine

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Oliver’s never disappoints. From Nico’s knowledgeable and well spoken service, to Chef Ross’ delectable entrees, as well as Pastry Chef Palmiero’s delicious desserts, we once again had a top notch experience! We are from the south towns and usually stay close to home when it comes to dining, but we both agree that when we want to be pampered both by service and talented chefs Oliver’s is our number one choice.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was wonderful and food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The menu is so interesting and the presentation exquisite. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal; it was so good no brought home a doggie bag!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing, as usual. The service was impeccable. It’s been way too long since we’ve been here, we’ll make sure it’s not as long this time.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

valet parking very convenient and the woman who did such was very nice and professional.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Oliver's has remained the "Gold Standard" of Buffalo dining. Dave Schutte and Ross Warhol have maintained the high standard and have taken it to new heights. Buffalo has many talented chefs but very few execute the dining experience at this level.

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1.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Skilled management and staff. Our waiter took the time to explain the nuances of the menu and related history of Oliver's to the customer. Makes dining much more pleasant. Valet was wonderful too. This is a Buffalo icon!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Oliver’s continues to be Buffalo’s finest high end dining spot. The service is always top notch. Every thing we had from the egg appetizer to the lamb was cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Pierogi Appetizer was fantastic. Prime Rib special was tender and flavorful. Our three year old granddaughter loved her Buttered Noodles with Cheese. Her one year brother enjoyed chicken tenders. Beautiful Christmas Day diner experience !!!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas is always a busy day, but the staff was exceptionally accommodating even to valet assistance to enter the restaurant through icy conditions.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The food at Oliver's is incredible. But our night was ruined by very poor service. The service at our table was very slow and the waiter was very surly. However, the next table over got incredible service from the same waiter, who appeared to know the party at that table. An example of the poor service, we waited close to an hour before they would take a food order. Everyone was hungry at our table so we ordered some spinach bread. The bread came out, the waiter glared at us, and then gave the bread to the other table that he appeared to know, which recently had been seated. This experience will certainly make us think twice before choosing Oliver's again.

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