Cabaret Restaurant

4.7
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157 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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For casual dining “in the heart of Buffalo’s theater district”, Cabaret is the go-to location. A vibrant bar and relaxing dining ambiance provide guests with a historic and relaxed feel, allowing them to stay as long as their hearts and stomachs desire. A dinner menu includes the heartiest home cooked meats and freshest seafood options available. Guests can also order pasta, salads and sandwiches. Cabaret provides several banquet opportunities, allowing large groups of after-theater partiers to have a relaxing meal full of cheer and excitement.

Cabaret provides a full wine service, selling several delicious wines by the bottle or glass. Choose from a variety of reds, whites, and sparkling wines to best accent your favorite dinner at the end of a busy and entertaining day.

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RJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Very, very noisy restaurant. Food is just fair. Will probably not go back for dinner,

DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was fantastic (Amanda). She listened to our requests and delivered as promised. Very low noise level - not sure if I answered the earlier part correctly- however the restaurant was not too crowded.

LZ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took family there that has someone in Roswell. We all had a really great meal and our server was so sweet. We will definitely return. Thank you.

MK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The bar tender was great. So welcoming and enjoyable. Two of us had steak. It was not good. If you go there, choose something else from the menu. Other than that, it was a nice place.

KA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our first visit to Cabaret! We went with another couple who we always go to dinner with and we all agreed that it was a great choice. Everyone was so nice and the food was delicious!! I have already recommended Cabaret to others.

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was delightful food was wonderful .We go often.

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

cabaret is the perfect place to dine before a show. the food is excellent an the price are moderate. the hostess and servers are friendly and efficient. the menu always has something new to enjoy along with standard favorites. will dine there many more times.

JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had our usual good service and well priced food.

BM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service all around. Accommodating when we ran late. Upbeat staff and fun atmosphere. Food was excellent as always. Will return many times.

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! So convenient when leaving Shea's, gorgonzola salad my favorite, but every thing on menu is delicious!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was adorable with yummy drinks and great food. We had the roasted garlic platter to start and it was amazing. Would definitely go again.

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

The server was attentive and made sure we enjoyed our dining experience.

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is my girlfriend and I favorite downtown Buffalo restaurant. We here there on 8/24 for her birthday. The overall experience was great however one of our favorite appetizers was a bit disappointing. We come to cabaret for their clams casino. Something was different about them this time. They were watery and seemed loose. We still ate the entire dozen however there was a noticeable difference in their consistency and texture.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu and generous portions, with a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s tastes. Conveniently located in the theatre district, so make for a great pre-theatre meal or post-theatre drink or nosh. Would definitely go back again!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I luv this place in the city with fantastic drinks and food! A must when seeing a show or enjoy the theatre in general!

BW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Cabaret before catching a show at the Alleyway. It was a slow night, with various outdoor festivals happening, and the experience couldn't have been better. The restaurant is attractive (lots of hardwood, vintage musical posters), the food was delicious (I got the special--chicken caprese with homemade rice pilaf--everything was fresh and I cleaned my plate) and the service was great. There was only one waitress on, also doubling as bartender, and she was on it (Stacy--you were great!). I will absolutely go back again and again (and it's so conveniently located to Shea's, etc.). Highly recommend!

AN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The chicken Caesar salad was only fair. Chicken pieces appeared to be "boiled," not roasted or broiled. Taste was bland. Could have used a larger variety of ingredients.

KP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service. I have down here many times and it is consistently good. Food is of the utmost of the quality.

y
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went there before a show at the Shea theater. We were served very quickly. The server knew we along with everyone else in the restaurant were going to a show, there were three shows that night in downtown Buffalo. The service was excellent. The food was very good and a good value. They serve big portions. Highly recommend reservations! Casual atmosphere. After dinner the walk to the theater took two minutes. We would eat there again.

KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. Our server was very accommodating in making sure special requests were taken care of. Food was beautifully presented, delicious and hot! Always come away more than satisfied.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived and almost didnt stay because it was very slow business wise. I had read reviews prior to going that were great. We were very glad we decided to stay and eat. We both had the chicken francais. My wife due to diet restrictions ordered hers grilled not sauteed. Food came out as ordered and was delish. Service was good, place was clean . No regrets.

PB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place to grab a bite before a show. Food is fantastic, but a bit over priced. Waitstaff is attentive. Nicely decorated and very clean. A bit noisy, but overall, excellent!

OT
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! They knew we were going to a show. The food came very quickly!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Very good service, delicious food.

BS
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Go all the time before Shea’s and usually order same thing. The chicken Gorgonzola tasted like it was heated in a microwave with the rice pilaf as it was steaming hot but rubbery. Not like usual tenderness. It was a bit petrified

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can't believe I haven't been to this underrated gem till now! Was looking for a last-minute spot to get dinner before a show at the Sheas 710 Theatre. Everything was booked up, thankfully there was an open spot at Cabaret. Service was impeccable, very friendly waitress. Loved the theatre-themed decor. The only issue is that it was loud. The menu was filled with options for everyone. They were very cognizant of the showtimes, and made sure to get us finished up with ample time to get the show. The dishes we got were spaghetti and meatballs, pasta with broccoli, and an out of this world dip and garlic crostini platter. This is a new favorite!

MC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a charming waitress! Highly recommend it to others!!

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great good and great ambience. Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time if heading here before a show. It was quite noisy where it wasn’t always easy to hear the conversation at the table, but we all still really enjoyed the restaurant and will be back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Music at front of house was absurdly loud and didn't fit the ambiance. Not sure if this is a normal occurrence, but thought Cabaret were in the middle of an identity crisis. Felt like I was at a dive bar on Allen, awaiting a concert.

For reference, I'm 30 years old, I enjoy loud loud music as much as anyone. But this was not the situation I expected to walk into for an evening meal. Dinner conversation wasn't ideal

All that said, food and service we're great.

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

Sat on the patio, fast service, excellent food! Can't wait to go back

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

Can't beat it for closeness to Sheas. Food was very good, proper portion sizes (not too much). Quite noisy, but then it was theater night.

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service was very good. It was extremely noisy. We could barely hear our waitress.

TJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to Cabaret several times and have always had a good meal. Their martinis are a little pricey, but they're "themed" so I get why.

Always have great service and enjoy the meals.

Most recently I had the Jerk Mahi special, it was a little dry. The crab bisque, however, was excellent!

CU
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place for dinner!! The food was wonderful, I had clams casino and Mahi Mahi. The clams were delicious!!! The Mahi was cooked perfectly and served over a delicious rice pilaf. The noise level was not bad at all, though they were extremely busy when we were there. Our waitress was so nice, and service was great! I would highly recommend this place for dinner!!

DH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress was very nice but seemed a tad inexperienced. We asked for separate checks but she mixed up the 2 couples. A personal preference: any time we thanked her for anything she would respond, "No problem. " A "your welcome" or "my pleasure" would have been more appropriate. Again, personal preference. Very nice restaurant. We would return

PR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food for the price and received in a timely manner. Only complaint was the noise level. Very loud . May be because it is an older building and not much insulation to lower sound level

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The meals were acceptable. Sound in restaurant was very loud. I would like to see more lighting. I dont care to sit at a dark table.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cabaret was amazing! The service was great! Staff was friendly and food was phenomenal

OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Server forgot our salads. Did not bother to compensate for it. seemed as if he was in a rush to leave. both steaks were overcooked but was going to a show and did not have time to remake. steak temps should be reviewed and noticed by both kitchen staff and food runner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and the food came quick since we were going to sheas for a show.

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