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Carte Blanche, Hamburg, NY

Carte Blanche

4.7
4.7
1556 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Carte Blanche Team is passionate about combining fresh ingredients to create a local cuisine for the Hamburg NY area. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere that is both friendly and inviting for our local residents and visitors.
During this time we must follow all CDC guidelines regarding masks.
Guests must arrive promptly for their reservation wearing a mask. When moving throughout our space we require you to be wearing face covering correctly. Guests who arrive without masks will not be allowed to enter. Please understand that we are trying to keep our staff, their families and you safe during this time.
Reservations are given a 15 minute grace period. We ask that if you are going to arrive late or if you have to cancel your reservation please alert us as soon as possible. Given our smaller capacity all tables are given a 90 minute time limit to ensure proper sanitation and so that we can seat future reservations in a timely manner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (716) 649-2101
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Ideal for baby showers, bridal showers, small parties, business meetings, board meetings, or surprise parties
  • Private party contact
    info@carteblanchehamburg.com: (716) 649-2101
  • Neighborhood
    Hamburg
  • Cross street
    Union Ave.
  • Parking details
    The Town lot is located across the street, accessible on Buffalo St. and Union Ave.<br />Street parking is also available on all sides of the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Saturday Patio Party 1-4Live Music in the courtyard.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,556 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Contemporary American

  • Western New York

    Best Service

  • Western New York

    Great for outdoor dining

1,556 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here a few times previously, but they stepped up their game recently for sure. The cocktails were delicious, the food fantastic and service was top notch. I feel as if this restaurant is very underrated in the Southtowns. I cannot wait to be back. The truffle pasta and cauliflower alfredo were to die for!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was excellent. our server was professional and extremely knowledgeable yet friendly. loved the upstairs dining area

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent setting and service, and the food was delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, delicious meal! Popovers are to die for!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing drinks outstanding dessert was fabulous but the meal it self looked great but very under seasoned yhe salmon had crunchy carbonized bits on it that felt like the cast iron pan or what ever it was being cooked in wasn't cleaned properly and the snap/snow peas where not cleaned properly leaving the stringy un editble

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  6. Suzie

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was astounding. The waitress was very good. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would love a great date night.

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  7. BeverlyW

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cacio e pepe with added scallops was absolutely delicious!! Caesar salad very fresh! I love to watch JJ master his craft cocktails which never disappoint. Great happy hour menu!! Where else can you get a good bottle of wine for $25 Dozen delectable oysters also only $25 I love the vibe and am so looking forward to my next visit!

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  8. Susan

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was excellent and the servers very pleasant. But, it sounded like a high school cafeteria inside. The bar was very close to our seating and what I assume was the Happy Hour crowd was very loud and did not leave until almost 8 pm. We were also seated near the outside door, and cold air hit every time someone entered or left. Not nearly as much as an issue as the noise level, though. Again, the food and drinks were faultless, but my party of three had trouble conversing for the entire dining experience. Such a shame!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious Calamari was ok not the best but overall great experience and will be back!

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  10. LauriD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding I will definitely be back. It’s been awhile and I was very happy with everything. Highly recommended

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is a delight. The ambiance is fun and chic. The service was amazing. The food was delicious. The wine was especially good. The Wild Fighter Chardonnay was so dry and very nice.

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  12. MeredithP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good! The popovers were amazing! Very nice wine selection and fun cocktails. Service was great, friendly and efficient. We were seated upstairs which was wonderful as the downstairs was packed and very loud. Upstairs was much quieter and more conducive to conversation. Overall great experience and we will be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar was a little slow but everything else was amazing.

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  14. TomN

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. Great food and service. One of our favorites.

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  15. NancyW

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daughters birthday! Food is always great and wine choices are great as well!

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  16. PaulD

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty cocktails and fresh delicious food! Would recommend for a date night out or celebrating a special occasion.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was amazing. Stuffed crab appetizer and butternut squash pasta.

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  18. BrianJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Jambalaya was way too spicy for my taste. Otherwise outstanding.

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  19. LindaH

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dining here. Ordered Shrimp & Scallop over risotto - delicious!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our meals were excellent. Arrived hot and portion size was perfect. Service was great too.

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  21. ThomasS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, a bit pricey for a night out other than a special event.... birthday, anniversary, etc. NYC prices in Hamburg., NY... give me a break!

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  22. USCGTC

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table of five with my sister from out of town. The service from all of the staff is always excellent. Our server Mallory was very attentive. JJ and Sean behind the bar are always professional mixologist. Heather makes it all gel. Very enjoyable evening as usual here !!  spring time is here soon and the outdoor patios will be open 

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my fiancée birthday and had an incredible time

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  24. JohnF

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great not very crowded would definitely come back

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  25. John

    New York City

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was my second time at Carte Blanche, and was not as nice as my first visit. We had a reservation, but our table was not ready - not a big deal, but odd to me, since there were several empty tables visible as we waited. Once we were ready to order, we were told that the complimentary popovers were no longer available. Again, not a huge deal, but it would have been nice to be offered bread, a different appetizer, drink, or reduction on our bill. I had heard this being offered at the bar to another patron as we were waiting for a table, but no similar offer was given to us. We ordered two cocktails. One was fine, the other was very sour - not as advertised on the menu - almost seemed like they had left out the orgeat. We ordered two entrees (after being told that the scallop special had also run out - another disappointment). One entree was fine, but I thought the Chicken Parmesan was pretty ho-hum for a restaurant of that level. Sauce had no flavor - no spices, etc. The chicken seemed overcooked and dry - not what I was expecting. How hard would it be to add a few leaves of fresh basil to at least make it appear appealing? We were seated upstairs, where the ambience is completely different than the first floor. Not what I was expecting, and honestly not worth nearly $100 after tax and tip. Will think twice before returning, and will definitely not make a later reservation.

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  26. Joanie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On our first visit, we were very pleased with the entire dining experience. We will definitely return!

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  27. ChristieG

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Carte Blanche - Our server did the best he could considering it appeared he was the only one and it was busy. The host and bartender helped deliver food and drinks. They all seemed to work together well as a team. We had the scallop Cajun appetizer that was delicious. My husband had bolognase the flavor was on point but the pasta was overcooked. I ordered the butternut squash pasta. The pasta was cooked perfect but the dish itself had no flavor. I won’t order it again which is why I gave this 4 stars. Overall we really enjoy Carte Blanche and will be back.

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  28. SharonK

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mia our server was excellent and fun. We opted for sharing appetizers and salad all of which were great. Perfect night out thank you!

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  29. BethB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I had been the Carte Blanche a few times before, and was expecting a better experience. CONS: Not the restaurant's fault that they had run out of the one entrée that my boyfriend really wanted to order (lobster tail), but I used to work in the service industry and think that that should have been relayed to us at the time the specials were being discussed. Our drink order ticket also "got lost," and we waited 45+ minutes for our cocktails (which the restaurant did graciously comp. for the inconvenience, without us asking). We also felt a little rushed out at at the end of the night. PROS: Our waiter was nice, and clearly very busy when we first sat. I am more than understanding of this. The entrees that we were able to order (the short ribs and the Chilean sea bass) were both cooked well and well-flavored. All in all, the negatives weren't experience-ruining, just not sure I would be rushing to go back at this point in time.

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  30. DanielM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall excellent dining experience! I would highly recommend.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite places. The popovers are to die for, and a great start to a wonderful meal. Can’t go wrong with any of the entrees.

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  32. Ashley

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! I believe our server’s name was Mia and she was wonderful. Food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely.

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  33. Kristin

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went here for valentines day. We were seated at the upstairs bar and had great drinks and service throughout our visit. I had the cacio e pepe with chicken and my husband had chicken parm- both were great! We always love our visits here and will definitely be back. Side note- please bring back the filet! 😭

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  34. Moesings

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I came here on a Saturday night and it was very busy. He had the braised short ribs and I the NY strip. Both were very good. The only complaint was the broccolini on my plate must have been cooked in salt water because the plate was watery and very salty which made my steak salty. The wait staff was all very professional and checked on us throughout the evening.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocktails were amazing! Service was outstanding! Food was very good, however the desserts are fair and in my opinion not worth the calories. Good value for your money. I would dine here again, and skip the dessert

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  36. Chris

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great staff. The small space in the downstairs got a bit loud for the amount of people on that floor though.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    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
    This place was wonderful all around. Beautiful interior. Delicious food. Great wine selection.

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  38. MarissaP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It took an hour from the moment we ordered our food to actually get our food and when we did get our food it lacked flavor.

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  39. HollyW

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Loved the wine. Chicken Milanese and butternut squash pasta were good, but skip the cacio e pepe it's reminiscent of Lipton cup of noodle. There were 3 of us eating and still drinking, they did ask us to leave our table as they had another reservation after just under 2 hours, but they comped us a drink at the bar so seemed fair enough.

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  40. Kevin

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice atmosphere and good service. The 3 of the 4 dishes were unusual but delicious. The cacio di pepe was a bust. Wrong pasta and barely any pepper.

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FAQs

Carte Blanche offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 649-2101.

Carte Blanche is rated 4.7 stars by 1556 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Carte Blanche

61 Buffalo St, Hamburg, NY 14075

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Union Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Hamburg
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Town lot is located across the street, accessible on Buffalo St. and Union Ave.<br />Street parking is also available on all sides of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Saturday Patio Party 1-4Live Music in the courtyard.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (716) 649-2101
  • Private party facilities
    Ideal for baby showers, bridal showers, small parties, business meetings, board meetings, or surprise parties
  • Private party contact
    info@carteblanchehamburg.com: (716) 649-2101
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