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Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo, Amherst, NY

Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo

4.7
4.7
2475 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
black & blue Steak and Crab sets the bar for the New American Steakhouse; elegant yet unpretentious, sophisticated yet approachable. b&b offers an inventive design and an unparalleled, vibrant ambience for you and your guests. Our inspired cuisine coupled with our gracious hospitality is perfect for your special occasion dinner, night out with friends, family gathering or executive business event. black & blue also offers a variety of private rooms and tailor made menus for large groups. We would be happy to help plan your next business meeting or celebratory function. Whether it’s an intimate party, a lavish reception, or an important business meeting, you can be certain the black & blue experience will be effortless and memorable. The Club Room accommodates up to 45 guests for a sit-down meal. The Board Room accommodates up to 20 guests for a sit-down meal. You are sure to find a wine you like in their 20 foot climate controlled wine rack.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (716) 839-2525
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Alex Bartoshevich
  • Private party facilities
    Two elegant rooms available. The Boardroom holds up to 16 comfortably, and the Clubroom holds up to 40 comfortably. Both rooms are equipped for presentations.
  • Private party contact
    James Brown: (716) 839-2525
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Parking details
    Adjacent to restaurant
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,475 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Steakhouse

  • Western New York

    Best Overall

  • Western New York

    Best Food

  • Western New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Western New York

    Good for business meals

  • Western New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Western New York

    Romantic

  • Western New York

    Good for special occasions

  • Western New York

    Most Booked

2,475 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were disappointed to find out that they were sold out of lobster tails!!! For a steak and seafood restaurant I find this to be unacceptable. Also there were 6 of us and we all got steak and only 2 of the steaks were cooked to temp that was requested. We have never had a bad meal at this restaurant but this one was not to its regular standards

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  2. LindaA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the restaurant and the staff is amazing but it is a little difficult to read the menu. just a little more light.... I am old... LOL

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner order filet, strip steak, Kansas City strip and 2 Aged strips that were on special and oh my goodness they were so flavorful and delicious! Our waiter was attentive and had a great personality he didn’t make us wait for nothing he was great!

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  4. JanelleP

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I would recommend black and blue to everyone. Very good food and very well taken care of by the staff. Everyone is nice and accommodating

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  5. RayC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Compares well to NYC steakhouses. If in the area I will go back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was excellent. Didn’t think the food was good enough to charge those prices.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is overpriced for the quality.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service and food was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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  9. JessicaR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was delicious; warm soft bread, wagyu meatball, filet mignon, lobster tail, street corn, hash browns, banana and peanut butter desserts. Excellent service all around as well.

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  10. RobinS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Someone took care of us right away! The service was great!Our server was Cindy very friendly and nice all the staff was very friendly and polite.The food was very good and it was our Anniversary dinner they brought us two complementary Glasses of champagne. We took our dessert to go ! They give you healthy portions so you don’t leave hungry! I would definitely go there again

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  11. Rachel

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Black and Blue and it was wonderful. We started off with a few cocktails and the meatballs, all were delicious. My boyfriends steak was cooked perfectly, and perfectly blackened as well. I had the twin tail lobster tails with the cauliflower a gratin and it was divine! Finished with an espresso martini and the gluten free chocolate torte which were both delightful. Our server Chris and his assistant Ethan were both lovely and attentive. We will be back again for sure!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak was not cooked per my order the food in general was not good at all! Will never go back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food, will be back very soon!!!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They acknowledged it was anniversary and went above and beyond for our Valentine’s Day/ anniversary dinner. Staff was so kind and thoughtful

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steaks ( fillet mignon ) were very fatty and cook temp was not what we ask for but felt bad to send back , we have never had an issue with our food in years coming here but this last time was not good as usual… overall it was ok .

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  16. MaureenA

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Katie was a very good server and we always enjoy having her. And I really was glad that I received a booth to enjoy our friends conversation and company. The couple we brought had never been there and they absolutely loved. It will always be back.

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  17. GlennG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our experience here. One of my wife’s favorite restaurants

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  18. JustinK

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good mix of drinks and great service.

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  19. LotteB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a well deserved return experience. It doesn't get old, they keep the menu fresh. The food quality is always excellent, and the drinks are well poured.

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  20. LesleyR

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been eating at the Black and Blue for 20 years but on Friday night, the quality and cooking of my filet mignon was the best ever. The accompanying side salad so very tasty. I was disappointed that my coffee which acts as a dessert for me was below average and l am surprised you do not have an Americano option at a quality restaurant. The unobtrusive but positive information from both Ashley and Cameron was both helpful and added to my enjoyable experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was fantastic. Food served hot. Staff were polite. Nice experience!! Will definitely go back.

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  22. RichA

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by far the best steak in Buffalo. Have tried everywhere but always come back to B&B as we know we are going to get great services and excellent food.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The experience at this restaurant was good, the service was incredible, and the food was excellent. I was disappointed in the price, but I understand that quality and service are included in what you pay. I would eat here again.

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  24. STEVEB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server and staff were excellent I would highly recommend Black and Blue We usually go a couple times a year and always have a great experience

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  25. TimothyH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a first class restaurant with excellent service and well-prepared food. We were greeted by the hostess as if we were the only two in the restaurant. Our server Craig, never missed a beat. Our meals were provided in a timely manner and the presentation was beautiful. We truly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service all around the food was perfect and everything came out timely

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  27. DanielH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son ordered his Filet medium well and it came out medium rare. Our server took it back and it was brought back out cooked correctly.

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  28. JamesS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is prepared top notch and it is always a great taste experience. We attended for a family birthday and the desert served the birthday recipient was no less than awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys excellent food and drink. They provide a wide variety of selections on their menu and you may have a hard time deciding which one to choose. Try it out and enjoy your meal. I don't think you will regret the experience.

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  29. BarbaraM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best steakhouse in the Buffalo area, bar none. The filet was melt in your mouth tender, perfectly done to temperature, the king crab was succulent, sides were delicious, and the Caesar salad was excellent. The service was flawless, from Craig, who was our waiter, to the two young men who assisted at our table. Definitely a place to visit frequently.

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  30. MarciaC

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My scallop dish was delicious…..however, the yam dumplings were nothing but Southern hush puppies in an angular form covered with pancake syrup (at least use Maple Syrup!). The lobster crab fondue with bread was….interesting. Not cheesy as fondue suggests and lacking in seafood flavor. The red snapper dish was tough.

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  31. SusanW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our servers were nice and attentive. The food was excellent! We will definitely be back.

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  32. JudyS

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were great. Our waiter was excellent. The food however was not over the top. Steaks were good but the sauces were cold as were some of the sides. The clam chowder was really not great at all. Wouldn't recommend steak tartare. But the fondue, calamari and pork belly appetizers were very good.

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  33. 716NSA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very good food and service. Nice atmosphere, however, there is no dress code. Many guests wearing hoodies, tshirts, and baseball caps. For this reason, it didn't feel like the special occasion that we were hoping for. Probably will go to another local restaurant next time we want a true fine dining experience.

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  34. noel

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Very happy with the meal. Connie our server was helpful and knowledgeable. I will definitely come back again!

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  35. italiangirl

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food and the service. We enjoyed our dinner.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was fantastic! The filet and strip steak were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The sides were delicious.

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  37. sunlight

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. You are well attended. Everyone from the greeter to service makes you feel special. Will return.

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  38. DeannaA

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, very nice dinner. Service was great. Apps of Crab cake and lobster toast were excellent. My husband ordered a mushroom pasta dish and said it was very good. I ordered red snapper which was overcooked so it was tough but still tasted good. The sweet potato and crab hash it came with was delicious. They had one sour beer on tap and they were out of it…Said they had just served the last ot it. It was early on a Saturday, so that was disappointing, and the people sitting next to us tried ordering that too. We did enjoy it and will definitely come again.

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  39. DebC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started as a party of 6; two days before our dinner, another guest asked to come. I called and asked if we could add a guest. The woman on the phone was lovely. She had to ask the manager as they had other large parties that night. We were able to add the guest but were asked to move the reservation from 6:30 to 6:45; okay, not a big deal. That night, we arrived a little early and went to the bar to wait for our guest and have a drink. One of our guests texted that they had a family emergency and could not attend. I went to the front desk and advised them of the change. Thank goodness she canceled, as the woman stated that she had no record that dinner was changed to 7 people. Mind you, I waited on the phone for 25 minutes, which I didn't mind as the host was lovely; The host that night asked if we would mind waiting at the bar until 7 pm, as they wanted to give the servers a little break. Mind you, no large parties were in sight, but we agreed. At 7 pm, we were seated at a tiny table that really should have been only big enough for five. The server came and was great. We ordered wine and three apps for the table, and everyone ordered steak and four sides to share, and three people ordered salad. Four of the steaks were ordered Med rare. Three were served well done, no bites taken, just cut- and mine was so salty I couldn't eat it. (One bite was taken.) We advised the waiter, and he promptly took the food back and replaced it. The food was good, nothing that special about it, just good. The rest of the dinner was fine. I don't know if we will go back. It wasn't bad and It wasn't great. it was ok. I think for the price it should have been better than ok.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience! Our waiter was top notch, the food was amazing, the kitchen staff went out of their way to accommodate food allergies, and the pastry chef provided decadent desserts! One of my favorite places to dine and entertain guests.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 839-2525.

Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo is rated 4.7 stars by 2475 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo

5493 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY 14221

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Adjacent to restaurant
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alex Bartoshevich
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (716) 839-2525
  • Private party facilities
    Two elegant rooms available. The Boardroom holds up to 16 comfortably, and the Clubroom holds up to 40 comfortably. Both rooms are equipped for presentations.
  • Private party contact
    James Brown: (716) 839-2525
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