Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo

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Black & Blue offers a contemporary twist on the classic American steak and seafood house. black & blue's raw bar, private rooms, stunning decor, and extensive wine list make it a consistent city favorite. Priced lower than most competing steakhouses, black & blue has also become a weekly dining stop for many. You are sure to find a wine you like in their 20 foot climate controlled wine rack. The special ultra high-heat broilers cook your steak or chop to perfection, and the seafood is second to none!
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s bday and we’re low maintenance to begin with when it comes to being catered to. Heard B&B was a nice place to hit up. They were right! Our waitress Jessica was outstanding. Her recommendations and suggestions were spot on!! She made our experience there an outstanding one and we will be back. You made her bday a fantastic one.

Thank you.

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JG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Was there for lunch. The place was virtually empty, yet service was bizarrely slow. The waiter was polite and attentive when he showed up, but he disappeared for huge chunks of time without any obvious reason. The food was good, not great, and priced to high for what it was, so I would say a mediocre value with service that was less than mediocre. The room was quiet and pleasant, so very suitable for a business lunch, which seems to be where they are trying to position themselves.

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RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant décor, attentive service, good food. Second time visiting and enjoyed the second time as much as the first.

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VL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for 11 persons a month prior celebrate our daughter’s graduation from UB. The day of event, 6 more of her close friends and family wanted to join us. Have to commend David and his staff for being able to accommodate us especially when the restaurant was fully booked. They made it happen and al 17 of us had a wonderful time. Service and food were excellent. Highly recommend.

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YD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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GL
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Black and Blue has a modern and comfortable fine dining atmosphere. The staff are professional and the service is not rushed. My only criticism is the kitchen’s method of cooking the filet mignon. I did receive it medium as requested. But the entire outer surface was burnt in a way that made for a very crunchy texture. The fact that they cook the outside so aggressively means the first 1/3 inch of the steak is well done. Then when you go beyond that area, it gets to the actual temperature and appearance as requested. I would return, just not for steaks.

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TA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Black & Blue and will not be our last. It was Mother's day and even though they were busy, they still managed to get us a booth. (When I made the reservation I forgot to request one.) The service was spot on and the food was amazing. My fiance's steak was perfect (most importantly) and the mac and cheese was to die for! We now have a new favorite steak place. I would highly recommend Black & Blue to anyone who enjoys great food and great service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day

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M
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Order the short rib entree, it was excellent. Large portion.
Served with 3cheese au gratin potatoes that looked more like lasagna, a large rectangle size portion but very good. Also asparagus on the side.

My husband had the rack of lamb which he said was cooked to perfection. For desert we ordered key lime pie...the best!
We sat in a booth and was very comfortable. The service was great & nice ambiance.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Ambience.. and awesome service from Adam and Will!

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our lobster bisque was warm, but not hot. It should have been a lot warmer.

I ordered my prime rib medium rare. It came medium.

Food was tasty and enjoyable but we expected more for the price.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and atmosphere were excellent! Looking forward to going back.

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SF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely the best filet I have had in a long time the service was a little slow but it was a holiday weekend so I’ll chalk it up to that.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Ambience was good but it was too dark in the restaurant, hard to see the menu. Lights could be turned up a little and still keep the ambience.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not our best experience there, service was slow and it was very loud

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been to Black & Blue several times before, and have always had a good experience. So when it came time to pick a restaurant for our 49th anniversary, we decided to go back, and we are very happy we did. Everyone from the hostess, to the waiters, and kitchen help was great! The food was absolutely wonderful. Steaks done to perfection. We were even given a glass of complementary champagne. And the chocolate truffles (which everyone gets) were to die for. Thank you to all for helping make our special day even more so. Hoping we can make our 50th there!

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a
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Gary and Austin made a great team, the steaks were cooked to perfection. Wine was delicious. Definitely will come here again.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tables at booth not ver wide. Only two of us but shared food and wine glasses created congestion

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long time friend and I decided to treat ourselves!!!

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DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always great service and food. Great value for the price sides come with most meals

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WR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except for the strip steak that my boyfriend got. It had a bone in it and was small.

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r
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank You for another great experience.It was nice to celebrate birthday

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer experience awareness. Any concerns were adressed promptly and made right. A+ for that

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M
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very attentive and with great recommendations

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DR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a pleasure to come to Black & Nlye! My table request was honored, the service was fabulous and the food delicious!

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JJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always

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HC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steak and seafood restaurant. Wide variety of menu items including several types of fish. Always check out the specials. Fantastic wine list.Great place to celebrate a special occasion or impress someone on a first date.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every year for our special dinner. Our Anniversary dinner such a great treat. Thank You never disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, it was a very pleasant dining experience. All of the staff was very polite and professional and the food was delicious. We were at a small table for two which I though was a little too small but otherwise we really enjoyed our visit.

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MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Normally the food experience is great but lately the food has been lukewarm. Meal should be hot upon arrival.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Had a reservation for 3 but place was dead. Sat us at our table still set for 6, so we spent the first 3 minutes shuffling place settings around. For a steak house— the filets were marginal in flavor—perhaps the reason for all the sauce options. Steamed asparagus was 3/4 to an inch in diameter, not trimmed and too mature for eating. Didn’t touch them and no comp on our bill was offered.

I think this is just indicative of Buffalo and the lack of attention or care that I’ve noticed in the city regarding food and service in general. Staff training is defiantly needed.

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d
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

it was very noisy and was impossible to carry on a conversation- i mentioned this to the waiter and his response was that it is always this way- he did not have another table to offer. the food was good but very sparse. for the price, i believe a salad would have been included. since this was a business dinner- the business had to be conducted elsewhere where it was much quiet. overall very disappointing

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little on the pricey side for frequent visits, but a very nice place for a special occasions.

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GH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great staff. Would highly recommend it

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R
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for a business or special personal meal.

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MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food & service always outstanding, our favorite in WNY.

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EL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was great. We enjoyed our dinner and we will be back.

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PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant week special was outstanding; we will definitely be back

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Dined during Restaurant Week. The 2019 menu looked good but steak was less than desirable. Server warned us the "filet" was not great and directed us toward the $40.19 choice. Didn't expect the upsell. Dessert was barely edible. Nice ambiance and very attentive service.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at Black & Blus several times in the past few years, the most recent last weekend. The food is outstanding - every side, every course including the bread basket. This time the salmon special with the mustard maple glaze was delicious. I’d definitely order that again. My cousin ordered the steak and it was prepared perfectly and also very tasty. In the past I’ve ordered the blue crab and it’s my favorite. It’s one of the few restaurants I’ll order a dinner salad. The veggies are finely cut and the acoutrement makes the salad perfect and satisfying. Love the chocolate desserts, they’re rich and intense. Have thoroughly enjoyed every dinner at this restaurant!!!

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