Anchor Bar - NYC

3 reviews
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$30 and under
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On a Friday night in 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Late that evening, a group of Dominic’s friends arrived at the bar with ravenous appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat. They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup. Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce. The wings were an instant hit and it didn’t take long for people to flock to the bar to experience this new taste sensation. From that evening on, Buffalo Wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar. The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe. Although many have tried to duplicate Buffalo Wings, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa’s the proclaimed “Best Wings in the World.”
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Private dining
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Casual Dining
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(212) 956-1606
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Business Casual
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Private Dining

For nearly half a century, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the most pleasurable dining experience in Buffalo. In addition to Buffalo Wings, we prepare the finest Italian and American cuisine from our own original recipes. It keeps our customers coming back for more.

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New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Finally! Spent four years in Western New York and so glad to have a local Anchor Bar. Weck, wings, frickles. All the standards, now much closer. We went for an early lunch (actually earlier than our booking and they could still take us) and it was quiet. We weren't rushed and service was attentive without being intrusive. Would absolutely return. A lot.

1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Outstanding. A more modern and cleaner version of the upstate Buffalo gem.

New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Myra provided exceptional and friendly service; she was always attentive.
The number of TVs on which to watch sporting events was excellent, although the sound was, at times, flawed with echo.
The bar is presentable, but has a limited tequila (my personal alcohol of choice) selection. Nonetheless, the beer choices were very good. We returned a Cosmopolitan because it didn't taste like one.
The wings were a good size and well cooked, served hot (although a different server inexplicably insisted we place the bowl of wings on a raised pizza platform that we didn't want to use). The "hot" sauce was standard Buffalo, but we also had the "suicidal" sauce on half of our wings. The enjoyment of hot sauces is, without question, very personal and dependent on the palette of the eater. While the suicidal wings were hot (but not so deadly) and flavorful, I just didn't like the sauce that much, so next time I would stick with the standard hot, unless there are additional choices by next visit.
While we ordered a bucket of wings, the volume of carrots and celery served was significantly less than generous and when we asked for more, the number pieces provided was again stingy.
The desserts looked great on the menu, but the portion size served was somewhat smaller than they visually appear on the menu.
Having ivied in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, the NYC version of the Anchor Bar has some catching up to do. Yet, it certainly deserves another shot.