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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

Oliver's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (26)
Romantic (22)
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Cozy (16)
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Notable Wine List (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Live Music (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
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Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Casual (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was wonderful and food was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 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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·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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 !!!

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was excellent. The waiter was well informed on The dishes and the wine. Great service and ambiance.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

From the minute we pulled up to the Valet the service was excellent. Our bartender Lou was so attentive and entertaining. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the Holidays. Our server was top shelf and the meal was one of the finest I've had in a long time. Can't wait to return..

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about lactose free options and was very attentive. Loved the cookies on the way out of the restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had the Elk and the Halibut which were both excellent. The real treat for the evening was their white chocolate dessert which was amazing! Love the atmosphere here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Any time at Olivers is a special event! A true dining experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent experience that pleases my parents and my siblings.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. We loved it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Left to our own devices by daughters with out-of-town plans, we opted to invite my mother-in-law to join us for dinner at Oliver's. A lovely lady is "Gramma", 81 years young, and someone who has provided many a delicious holiday feast for us over the years. She's delightful company, and appreciates good food and good service. Happily, we enjoyed both at Oliver's on Nov 23.

Gramma is a tad hearing-impaired, and I had I asked for a nice quiet spot in my OpenTable reservation notes. They delivered: the maitre d' whisking us to a spot around the corner from the bar that was a pocket of relative quiet on a busy night.

An alert, friendly server appeared, who quickly took our cocktails orders - and delivered them in just a few minutes. They were excellent (Bombay Sapphire martini, Aperol Spritz and a nice NZ Sauv Blanc).

The wife's squash soup was very flavorful, but arrived a tad lukewarm. We all sampled, and agreed the flavor was outstanding. I shared my mixed green salad (ranch) with Gramma, who enjoyed it as much as I. VERY fresh ingredients, chilled just right. My prime filet was rare as requested and marvelous: tender, deliciously moist, and almost - almost - worth the significant price. Wife opted for wild mushroom lasagna with brie (loved it). Gramma went for seared salmon. Although not a big eater, she cleaned her plate with gusto, murmuring praise between bites.

Wine list was more than adequate. We stuck with by-the-glass options (Gramma had her Sauv Blanc, while my wife and I enjoyed a nicely-balanced Malbec). Always fun when the wine complements the food!

Dessert was a somewhat pedestrian peanut-butter pie, accompanied by decent decaf.

Service could have been just a bit more attentive, but we realized showing up at 6:30 on Thanksgiving hit them right in the busiest part of the night. Not a huge quibble.

Overall, Oliver's delivered nicely. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent service and food as always ! So nice to see Dave Schutte stopping by at individual tables and talking with the customers, nice touch !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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