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About BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE - PRIME STEAKS & FRESH SEAFOOD

Buffalo Chophouse is Western New York's premier PRIME steakhouse, serving the finest USDA Prime Steaks in the region, along with a fabulous selection of Fresh Seafood. We offer our guests a 5-star dining experience from our knowledgeable service staff and superior caliber chefs. We are located in the heart of Buffalo’s Theater District and in close proximity to the Buffalo Convention Center, KeyBank Center and all major downtown Buffalo Hotels. We are the perfect place to begin or end your evening, celebrate a special occasion, or simply treat yourself to a most fabulous dining experience in Western New York. Be sure to make a selection from our extensive wine and cocktail list, and indulge in a delicious dessert after your delicious 5-star meal!

There is a reason that Buffalo Chophouse was established in 2002 and remains Buffalo's go to steakhouse for the ultimate dining experience. There have been many imitators but only one original BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE...

282 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Reservations honored right until closing time. Book today!

Cross Street:
W. Chippewa Street / W. Tupper Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 842-6900

Website:
http://www.buffalochophouse.com/

Entertainment:
We offer a great selection of select music standards digitally programmed by PC Music and approved by management for our loyal customers.

Catering:
Please call (716) 842-6900 for details and diverse menu options.

Custom catering options always available.

There is nothing our talented chef's cannot create to make your special event experience the finest in Western New York.

Parking Details:
Always FREE on-site complimentary Valet Parking. Just pull up to our front door at 282 Franklin Street and we will take it from there.

Public Transit:
Delaware Avenue
Main Street
Court Street

Executive Chef:
Vincent P. Thompson/Edward L. Forster III

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call (716) 842-6900 for details and event planning.

Ask for Stephen, Chris or Sue to assist in creating a most memorable Special Event.

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 5:15PM 7:15PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Sat 4:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Buffalo Chophouse can accommodate all of your special event needs. We also do Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers and all other special parties. Please call the restaurant at (716) 842-6900.

BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE - PRIME STEAKS & FRESH SEAFOOD Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

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Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Good for a Date (86)
Good for Anniversaries (78)
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Good for Birthdays (73)
Romantic (60)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Notable Wine List (35)
Business Meals (32)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Cozy (25)
Good for Groups (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Authentic (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

I had the Delmonico blackened. It was tuff to eat. Also specials were priced over $100.00

NYC Peter Lugars is cheaper.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Been there twice now and will definitely be back! Great ambiance and terrific steaks!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

Little disappointed as we had high expectations. Very pricey for al a carte side dishes. But most disappointing was barely warm butter in a small metal cup. I expect hot butter served over a heat source. Ran out of butter as the lobster tail was quite big - very nice, however, by the time more warm butter was brought to the table, lobster was cold. Not what I expected for service on a Sunday evening, when it wasn't nearly as busy as I would expect for a Saturday or Friday night. I think at one point our server forgot we were his table. Set down dessert menus without even asking us if interested first. Not sure if we'll go back with plenty of other nice options now available in Buffalo.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrated my birthday here. Food was amazing as well as excellent service. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Unfortunately the service and food quality have dropped notacibly since the last time we dined there.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

Always the best steak in Buffalo and competitive with any steakhouse in the country. I have been to the Buffalo Chophouse about 15 times in my life. It has been excellent every time. Our family has been there together dining 8-10 times. We just said, WE have always had a great meal and a great steak.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was amazing, every bite from appetizers to main course to dessert. Service excellent. Unfortunately, we had other diners sitting inches from us on both sides, so private conversation was not possible. This happened recently at another very nice restaurant. I guess I just need to request a private table in the future. Otherwise, wonderful experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I absolutely love this place. Our waiter Jake was phenomenal. Knew exactly what he was talking about and helped us tremendously. That guy should be a manager. Came there for my birthday got some discounts and we're definitely coming there for New Year's Eve. Thank you guys so much for your hospitality

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I found the side dishes to be a poor value for two of us. Service was excellent. Appetizers were very good but I did not find the steak to be over the top.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Awesome and worth the ticket and drive. was celebrating a birthday. didnt know until the end that my wife could have gotten 50.00 towards her meal, wish we would have known

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best steak in a while!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The waiter was extremely friendly. The presentation of the pre-dinner items as well as the taste was great, the olive, cheese, bread with wine. The presentation of the porterhouse was unique and we like the ideal that it was pre-sliced. The king crab was amazing, the shell was cracked to perfection and easy to get to. The asparagus was roasted to perfection and the mashed potatoes were nicely seasoned. Live music would have topped the night off. other than this everything else was great. I would recommend to friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great martini, great meal! Can’t wait to come back and try another selection on this fabulous menu! Kudos to the chef!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was our second visit, and just like the first time, we truly enjoyed everything.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a great place first time and it will not be my last lovely atmosphere unreal neat and really good service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service were excellent, the seating was a little on the tight side, but overall we had a great experience.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I went to the Chophouse to celebrate our birthdays which are days apart. We had not been there in a few years and went for the birthday deal of $50 off one entre for a birthday. The appetizer of stuffed banana pepper, salads and wine were excellent. Our steaks were perfect. Our roasted fingerling potatoes though were barely warm and not cooked thoroughly. Our server when he finally appeared took them off the bill ($12). He had not been around for quite some time and we were nearly finished with our steaks when we sent the potatoes back. The mushrooms we ordered were awesome and I am not a mushroom lover. The bananas foster for dessert was outstanding. If not for cold $12 potatoes I would have given a higher rating. They did give a a $40 voucher to come back again which we likely will

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was overpriced for having absolutely no flavor or seasoning. I ended up having to have everything packed up to go since an hour into seating, I still had not been served with the waiter stating they fell behind due to a big table even though both tables beside me had been served. My grilled lobster was good except for the overabundance of this flavorless creamy white suace they rested it on. My daughter's salmon left much to be desired. The fingerling potatoes were supposed to be roasted but tasted more like baked.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Buffalo Chophouse is a very classy venue. Our chairs were high-backed and plush amidst a hushed decor. The wait staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. The food was first-rate, and of some interest was my husband's well-done yet very tender steak! We availed ourselves of the birthday special for my son which deducted $50 for his entree, and before departing, we each were given a $40 coupon for a dinner for two, an offer we most certainly will use!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I went there to celebrate her birthday. The service, food and atmosphere didn't disappoint. We also learned while there that she received $50 off her entrée in recognition of the occasion. What a pleasant surprise!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good!!!!!!!

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had very high expectations for this restaurant and it fell pretty flat. We had a lovely but incredibly inexperienced server... I don't blame him for ANY of this experience. He should not have been given the responsibility he was given with no training to back it up. I fully put our experience on lack of management. To begin, we ordered sparkling water. It took about 20 minutes to arrive. The bottle of wine I selected was a 2011 Brunello, which should have been opened and decanted by someone familiar and comfortable with both of these things. I should not have to ask for an expensive bottle to be decanted in a "five star" restaurant... proper glassware (not the default Burgundy glasses on the table) should have been set in. I should also not have had to pour my own wine from beginning to end of the service. When the appetizer arrived (we split the scallops), we only had forks on the table, as well as butter knives. We sat and waited for someone to realize and bring us knives and eventually had to summon the server to request cutlery. When we did finally eat, the appetizer was quite good. The scallops were perfectly cooked. I wasn't a huge fan of the preparation of the brussels sprouts, but nonetheless the dish was fine. For a "five star" restaurant, I couldn't believe how sloppily tables were cleared, both around us, and at our own table. Plates should be neatly cleared and stacked in hand, not all piled on top of each other regardless of size and carried off with both hands. Tie clips should be worn by those wearing ties so that ties don't go into food. Cutlery should be neatly placed and reset for the following course, with forks on the left and knives on the right. Service should be seamless and unintrusive. I should go on, but I have a limited word count. As a summary, service was terrible (management, work on training your staff), but the food, particularly the porterhouse for 2, was outstanding. I would not return to this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, everything was perfect!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our steaks were excellent, my filet mingon maybe a bit more medium-rare than medium. Sides were just alright, we had mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Also ordered the chocolate cake for two, massive slice but was much lighter than we excepted. Our server was great, attentive but not annoying. Overall nice anniversary dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been wanting to go to the Chop House for a long time. It was worth the wait. It is a five star plus for me. The staff was extremely friendly. Are meals were excellent. The atmosphere was very elegant and cozy. I have told all my friends and family it is a must for them to go.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Celebration of my 40th birthday. Our servicer Rick was absolutely phenomenal. He took care of all our needs and made sure my mother had a great first visit. Manager came over to wish me a happy birthday and with coupons for our next visit. We will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

You go to the Chophouse for 2 reasons - always great steaks and they make superb drinks / cocktails. You can complain about the sides but you don’t go there for sides!!!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great experience! 32oz bone in rib eye the best. Mashed potatoes to die for.
We will be back!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Beautiful venue. A lil chilly near the windows but I like it cooler anyways so i loved it. Jake was a very attentive waiter and I was very pleased

The lobster bisque was a little much for myself. Next time suggest it is really a serving for two. But other than than. I was very impressed with your wine selection

Jake was very knowledgble about the variety of wines and helped us make a selection that suited our preference


To see the manager walk around and greet and check on us was very classy.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Prime Rib was tasteless. Service was excellent. Convenient valet parking first floor is good for handicap access.

Tags: Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was slow. It took 15 minutes before we were offered water. It wasn't until we asked our hostess that someone brought water. It was another 15 minutes before a waiter came. The people who sat after us on either side received their food way before us. Terrible service and I have been here in the past and the service was better before.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Decided to dine there on the last night of Restaurant week (Sunday). It was rather empty inside to our surprise. We were asked to wait to be seated since there was only one of the two Hostesses were around. After a couple mins, the first hostess decided to take us to our seat since the other had not come down. That was not an issue at all. The rest of the night could have been a lot better. Our waiter wasn’t too attentive to our table. In fact, very little conversation was made beyond the very casual “here is our Restaurant Week menu and can I get you some drinks”. We then waited for some bread after ordering our food. We received our bread after our appetizers were cleared from the table. I bypassed my standard order of a 20oz Kansas City ribeye for the Prime Rib special. I normally can’t say no to a Prime Rib, but this is one I will pass on next time. It came out at a very sad room temperature. Our Mac and cheese was beyond a tolerable temperature, and my wife’s meal was adequate. Nothing was consistent. The table behind us had seen the manager upwards of 4 times and seemed to have had a very forgetful meal. They had been given a refund of some sort that we had heard as well as gift cards as a sorry for your experience. Another table by us had changed seats 3 times and then another waiter at an adjacent table seemed as though he could not be bothered being there. The women he was taking care of even mentioned that he seemed to be preoccupied. This was obviously true considering he rushed them through their order as well as making a sarcastic joke that I could tell went over their head. He also abruptly left mid-order and told the one woman to think about what she wants. All of this took away from my Celebration Dinner with my Wife. This was a surprise date that we were having to celebrate our new Baby Announcement. From start to finish our most pleasant experience was with the valet. I felt as though Sundays are not for the “First String Team”.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were going to celebrate our birthdays that are 6 days apart WNted to take advantage of their generous offer for one free bday dinner. It turned out to be restaurant week and we were able to enjoy their special menu. The short rib was fabulous and my prime rib was not only delicious but huge! The first one was overdone but they were very nice about replacing it with one that was properly cooked. They also treated us to a bday dessert! Fabulous chocolate cake topped with decadent ganache. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to celebrate! Many thanks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The seating arrangement was terrible. For a $300 meal for two, you would expect an intimate setting. It turned very awkward once the next table got seated. We had to talk much more quiet to keep our conversations to ourselves. Not going back for that price unless they redesign.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I enjoyed my visit to the buffalo chophouse. The food was amazing and our waiter (I can't remember his name) was extremely friendly and professional. We talked about our costumes for Halloween and shared a bunch of laughs. Also upon arrival we were seated at the best table in the house. I had a good time and look forward to going back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food and one of the better steaks in the area. Service was excellent and the waiter continued to check on our table to insure we have everything we need.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The atmosphere was lovely and the dinner and dessert were delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The experience was delightful. It was a little pricey, but well worth it. The food was amazing. I loved the wine selection. From the valet to the professional staff, I have no complaints. The cheesecake is a must try!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first time there. The food was outstanding. One of the best steaks I have had and I keep records of each steak house I go to. I feel like the steak prices were in line but most everything else was a few bucks more than it needs to be. It kind felt like they were nickel and dimeing. The service was great. Overall awesome and I would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I enjoy steak. Filet is my favorite. I don't like fat on my steak because I hate having to wrk hard to eat my food. I must say I have never enjoyed steak like I did at the buffalo chophouse. It absolutely dissolved in my mouth. It was hands down the best steak I've ever eaten. The appetizers(stuffed banana peppers) and our starch(au graten potatoes) were also top notch and second to none. The meal was worth every penny.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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