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About Oliver's Restaurant

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.

2095 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm.

Cross Street:
Amherst

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 877-9662

Website:
http://www.oliverscuisine.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz trio performs on Saturday evenings September through June. Pianist all Saturday nights.

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet service is provided on weekends and all high volume dining nights.

Executive Chef:
Ross Warhol

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:
Lori Magliulo: (716) 877-9662

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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Our dinner menu has been modified to celebrate Thanksgiving! Dinner service from 1:00 - 8:00 pm.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate with the family, the easy way. Let us help make your night more enjoyable by taking away the hard part! Space is limited, reserve today!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We are serving dinner on Christmas Day from 1:00 - 8:00 pm.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Bring in the New Year at Oliver's! Live music from the Jazz Trio all the way through the ball drop.

Oliver's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for a Date (16)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
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Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Live Music (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 21 hours ago

Wow! What an incredible place. The best food in Buffalo, amazing live jazz/classical music, and great service! I wasn’t the only to say “This is the best meal I’ve ever had” at the table. Truly special.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife had the seared scallops with risotto an roasted carrots. I had the seared salmon with smoked mashed potatoes. Both meals were excellent. The service was also excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and personable. He knew the menu and wine list well. He was able to confirm that our wine selection would go with our meals. Oliver’s lived up to it’s reputation as one of the best restaurants in Buffalo.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Perfection

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic waiter & bartender! Delicious innovative King crab appetizer , fabulous salmon & scallops, beautiful fall flavors & colors!! All wonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fabulous food, wine and service. Unfortunately the maitre'd spilled an entire glass of water on my husband toward the end of the night and his suit was drenched. His apology was insincere and he went on his way after it happened. My husband felt like a fool because his suit (just returned from the dry cleaner) was a mess. Charlie, our server, apologized and told us that they would pay for the cleaning. It was just a little strange that the owner and the gentleman who spilled the water made so little of it. An accident to be sure. but the response was lacking. Not what you would expect from such a fine restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely outstanding meal. Celebrating our 25th anniversary was perfection here. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants for special occasions!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our meals were outstanding! Salads we're so wonderful could have had them for main course

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waiter, Charles, and his assistant, Olivia, were both phenomenal! The ambiance was great! The food was spectacular! That's probably the BEST steak I've ever had! It's a pricey place, but well worth it! Would definitely go back!!!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service was outstanding, our waiter was friendly, knowledgable and fun. The food was mediocre at best for the price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

If you are looking for a well spaced out, no rush evening, this is the place. We sat at the bar for a cocktail before dinner and didn't sit in our seats until 30 minutes after our reservation time. We ordered a glass of wine when we sat and we got to enjoy conversation and company a good 20 minutes before anyone bothered us to order our food. Once we ordered our appetizer was well spaced out between our actual meal. Again, we were not felt rushed at all. The food itself was absolutely amazing. I recommend the king crab small plate to start. The scallops melted in your mouth and were amazing. The peanut butter tort for dessert was a dream come true. All in all we spent 3 hours at the restaurant and the experience was great! I also recommend you ask to sit in Charlie's section.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was better than last time but service still a bit slow.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent as always.
Food is excellent, service is outstanding and ambience is perfect.
Relaxing atmosphere combined with a menu that makes it difficult to choose just one thing.
Overall, perfect meal, perfect experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The veal was very good. The anniversary card and complimentary champagne was also very nice ! Did not care for the salad with the cauliflower white chocolate pudding. I know it sounds weird but sometimes those unusual combinations are surprisingly delicious especially when recommended by your waiter. Absolutely terrible salad

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Awesome experience. Service, food and attention to everything was outstanding. Definitely coming back

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Expensive meal, but food and service was great!
I would return for special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Lobster dish was tough, but server took it back to kitchen and they prepared a new one. Handled well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Olivers has gone considerably downhill. The foos used to be very good, but now is mediocre, but still expensive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Little food options and very pricy

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful as always! We love Dave and his staff!

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went there for my man's 40th birthday, and they did an amazing job! Can't go wrong with this spot!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Everything was superb!!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2017

As always, Oliver's showed why it sets the bar for the fine dining scene in Buffalo NY. Chef Warhol's culinary genius, and extra flourishes made a most indelibly favorable impression on our out of town guests- both foodies from Chicago who called it one of the most memorable meals they ever had. Add to it sublime, knowledgeable, professional service and you have a perfect evening. We know why Chef has been at James Beard twice!! Absolute culinary perfection! And Dave Schutte's leadership and vision define what is great about the food scene in Buffalo.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our service and menu selections were fabulous. We had a wonderful evening with friends. We had moved back to the area after being away for over 30 years. And, I would still recommend Oliver's as a destination for great food and wonderful service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

First the valet gentlemen was great. The greeting staff, waiter made us feel very comfortable. The food was excellent. A very nice place for our anniversary meal. Loved the booth arrangements and the décor was upscale and felt like it was somewhere special. The only negative was there were no bar seats available as many people were eating and drinking so rather than having a before dinner cocktail we had to be seated. Other than that issue......very satisfied. Fred our waiter was terrific!!!!! He made us feel special and welcomed not just another table with people at it!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My husband and I, along with our son and his wife, went to celebrate my birthday. We'd read a stellar review of the restaurant recently and were looking forward to an exceptional experience. Some of the food was quite good, notably the beet salad, the calamari and the chicken risotto, while the pork terrine was uninteresting. The small plates were generally huge. For me, this is not a recommendation I really prefer it when small plates are actually small so that I can have a salad and two small plates plus a dessert for dinner. The desserts were very nice but again, they were too large. Luckily, we were able to split them among the group so that no one person was overwhelmed by a single item.
The service was excellent. Our server was quite helpful in encouraging us to split one of the small plates since we'd asked her about their sizes; she was quite right, since half of the risotto was more than enough for each of us. Also, the rest of the service in terms of the removal of plates and flatware and bringing of new items was almost flawless and unobtrusive with the exception of the overeagerness of one server to remove my glass of scotch before I'd finished it.
The restaurant was rather noisy. We could hear one another without yelling, but the atmosphere was not at all what I'd call relaxing. The noise and hubbub was enough to make me reluctant to return. It might not bother other people, but I didn't like it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My wife and I recently moved away from Buffalo but came back for a visit and just had to eat at Oliver's. It was always my favorite restaurant in the city and still is! Great food, ambiance and overall vibe!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The service was incredible! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food was delicious. The cheese plate was very tasty. I had the bolognese. It was full of flavor and a very large portion.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 26, 2017

This restaurant has been spectacular for many years. In spite of the change of ownership it continues to reinvent itself and only improve. The cuisine is spectacular, innovative and consistently delicious. The bar scene is active, environment extremely comfortable and staff excellent. I have enjoyed lunch or dinner here many many times.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Unexpected local gem for foodies.
My halibut was a little bit on dry side but rest of our food was marvelous. Beef carpaccio was out of this word. And our waitress Kari made our experience overall very pleasant and memorable.
Thank you guys!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Excellent all around. The only thing I don't love is their famous spinach loaf. Must be just me.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Absolutely outstanding meal! My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary, and Oliver's never disappoints. Creative flavor combinations, outstanding flavor, and impeccable service. We highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

One of the best meals ever, creative, expressive and detailed. The best in Western New York!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Absolutely OUTSTANDING experience in every aspect... Charlie was the most exceptional waiter we have ever enjoyed!!! THANK YOU!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Established restaurant food and service always excellent

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

food, service and ambiance were first rate. hadn't been here for quite a while and I am so glad I was able to spend a beautiful evening with a special friend at such an enjoyable dining establishment.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Oliver's is a quietly elegant restaurant. Service is attentive and efficient without being intrusive. Food selections were varied, providing choices to please most any palate. For our party, all selections were fresh, excellently prepared, and beautifully presented. The atmosphere lends itself to conversation. We had a lovely dining experience. I would recommend Oliver's as a place to dine and spend time with special people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

I chose Oliver's to propose to my girlfriend (now Fiancé). Chef Ross Warhol and the Oliver's staff did everything in their power to make our already memorable night even better. Thank you Oliver's!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Oliver's is a culinary experience in the best way!! Chef Ross creates dishes that are delicious and artistic. The attention to every taste and detail is exceptional. Service and staff were wonderful! Thank you for a very special anniversary dinner! ♥

Tags: Romantic, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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