Local Kitchen & Beer Bar
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
we were a party of 5 eating before going to the theater. service was great! everyone loved their dinner and we will eat there again this season!
Always a great option. Great food & staff.
Great food, great service. Had 2 entrees and 5 beers for about $70 (including tip) - can’t beat it. It’s a louder bar atmosphere , so not ideal for a date night where you want to talk without shouting. Otherwise everything else was flawless
The food was fresh, hot and delicious! Our server was pleasant and attentive! The location is perfect when going to shows at Shea’s. Family friendly! Reasonable prices! Highly recommend!
Absolutely incredible experience. Fantastic staff and Food.
It is a nice place to go before the theater
Love their French fries
The menu has something for everyone. The selection of local beers was great. Friendly and accommodating staff. Fun place to gather. Looking forward to stopping back in!
We saw the great reviews and decided to check this place out, but it was a mistake. We were the only group there for about the first 30 minutes, but the service was slow.
The beer selection was great, so that was a big plus, but they were also out of the red blend that we wanted to try.
After we ordered food, we played darts to pass the time for our food to finally arrive; it was not worth the wait at all. Three of us got the almond chicken strips, but the breading tasted like burnt popcorn. Even worse, the few strips we got were dry, overcooked, and seriously lacking meat; I'd say they were 80% breading. We let our server know, and she apologized and had regular chicken strips made. Those also took quite some time, and we were nearly finished eating by the time they arrived.
It was overall not an awful experience, but the food certainly did not live up to the other positive reviews.
We will not be returning to dine here, but perhaps would drink in the future.
Service was impeccable! Enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and drinks. Played some darts too. Just wish they didn't close so early.
Great service and atmosphere. I had requested a special seating request for one of our guests and the manager called me personally to ensure my guest would be comfortable in the seating arrangements that the restaurant had available. Everyone was super friendly and inviting. The food was good too!
Good food and and fair prices.
Had a great time, service was excellent, food was excellent.
Ignored by wait staff for 20 mins went to the bar to be fed
About three tables for seating out on the patio, but it's nice to sit outside and see what's going on on Chippeawa Street. Food, excellent, Service, excellent.
Awesome little gem. Go!
Always have a great experience. Great food. Great beer selection. Constantly changing specialty cocktails. Awesome service.
Service was excellent and the drinks were great! I don’t think we’d return for dinner though.
Good pub style food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.
The food was great and prepared in a timely manner, the atmosphere was fun and relaxing, and the bartenders/servers were friendly, attentive, and provided excellent service. Overall a fantastic experience!
2 people serving entire restaurant.
Ridiculous on a Friday night
The only thing I was disappointed in was that the menu on open table didn’t match the menu they’re using so our options were limited. The food was good though and our server was nice.
Made a reservation for Jan 23rd for my bday. Received email confirmation and reminder. Showed up for the reservation, and the place is completely dark and locked up. What the hell? Nice way to do business. If you’re going to close down, stop taking reservations. And cancel existing reservations.
OpenTable held us a reservation for 7 PM, and after we drove half an hour to get there, we found the restaurant was closed (for Covid?). How does OpenTable confirm a reservation for a restaurant that’s not open? How do we get reimbursed for our time and travel costs?
Staff has great attitude and service is great. The menu is very limited and not the best tasting.
Excellent food great vibe
Was a great experience and the food was amazing! Would definitely go again!
Local Kitchen and Beer did a great job of social distancing and still making the experience feel totally normal and comfortable. It was a great experience, friendly staff and bartenders. The food was delicious. I love it there, good experience every time! I highly recommend!
Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us for others to see, We hope to see you back soon.
We go there before Bandits games and the Theater. Always have great food and good service. The owner is there each time making sure everything is good. We have taken a number of people who have never been and they return now.
We went here for a late dinner on a Saturday night. We were happy to be seated right away. For a bar, it had lighting more like a restaurant, so not overly dark. The staff was very nice and helped us make a few menu choices. I enjoyed a great pale ale off of their extensive draft menu and my husband enjoyed a specialty drink. We ended up just eating appetizers, which more then filled our hungry appetite. We've had other beef on wick themed appetizers at other restaurants, and these were excellent. I can see someone not familiar with our local taste really enjoy these. We also had the poutine here, and again excellent. There was so much pork and the gravy was rich, flavorful and thick. I'd go back just for that. Next time we go, we have to make it past the appetizers!!
Very dissatisfied with our experience. Staff was unable to handle a full house of customers. Reservation allowed us a quick table, but that waa really the only positive. Several of the items on the menu were unavailable, items on the website menu were not listed in house, waited over 90 minutes for meal and had to leave before it was received due to event tickets. Noise level of kitchen dishes was disruptive to atmosphere. Waitress apologized every time she spoke to us and thanked us for being patient Really ruined a rare family night out for us- had nothing to eat before our show.
Food was great! Really good value and the food was delicious. Freshly made.
Show up early and leave extra time. It wasn’t speedy, it wasn’t slow. But worth the wait. We waited 45 minutes for the chicken sandwich and the hamburger. They were both great, just leave extra time.
Made reservation for our 5:00 dinner for 3 table a week in advance because we knew that there was a Sabre’s vs Toronto game that night and we had tickets to the final show of Jesus Christ Superstar at Shea’s Theater. We arrived timely, but had to wait about ten minutes past reservation time to be seated, another 5 minutes passed before the waitress came to take order for drinks only. Waited about 5 minutes for the drinks to be served but then another 5 minutes to take our meal order (it was now about 5:25). We let it be known that we had tickets for 7pm show (with about a 10 minute walk to the theater). We asked when our meal might be out at 5:55 and were advised the were “backed up in the kitchen” (note that now the Resturant was about half empty as most patrons had left for the hockey game or show), and we were told it would be out within 10 minutes. This was also the first time the waitress checked to see if we would like a Econ’s round of drinks. Well we waited not ten, but rather 25 more minutes for our meal to be served (it was now 6:20pm), at which time we requested our check be brought as soon as possible, again since we needed to now eat fast to get to the show before they would block our entrance due to the how starting. Fortunately our meals were not large and we were able to quickly eat them! We did however have to hurry out to get to the show in time.
Thankfully the food was very good and much enjoyed by all of us.
We will likely return again some time when we do not have to hurry our earl to get somewhere else, but never again prior to a show or a sports event. With all of the options available to us, we will fully explore those other options for the remainder of the theater season. Also note, we had patronized Local for all other Theater events previously, each time the delays got longer, so it is now time to look elsewhere.
Please Local, remember, timely service matters, we would love to return when you figure it out!
Neat place with great and tasty menu items
We stopped by for brunch because when looking for places to enjoy brunch they come up on Opentable. The brunch menu looked fantastic. Problem is when we got there we found out they didn’t do brunch. They also told us about half of the items weren’t available on the very small lunch menu. I have a couple tips. If you don’t serve brunch anymore take the menu off of you opentable account. It literally takes seconds! Then you won’t manage to annoy customers like myself who now won’t set foot in your restaurant/bar again. There are far too many options in Buffalo to waste time at a place like this. If they can’t take the time to update online profiles I wonder how many times their laziness effects their food??
Great food and beer selection. We were there in a group of 9 and got a large high top table. Everyone enjoyed their meals!
Quick, pleasant service. Excellent bison burgers and salads with house poppyseed dressing. We went there for dinner after a matinee performance at Shea’s Theater. It is within walking distance from the theater. We will go there again.
Excellent food and service. We have been before and decided to take people who had not been. They loved it. We are going back in a couple of weeks.
We had an amazing fish fry and cocktails. The staff were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this place!!
This place never disappoints. We were having an early dinner before Auto show and I had the chicken bacon avo salad - delicious! And HUGE! Poppyseed dressing is perfect. Husband had a burger and fries- and it was cooked perfectly and the fries were enough to share. Waitress Courtney was pleasant and attentive. We love this place!
This restaurant has brunch advertised on their menu for Sunday’s. They did not serve brunch or anything of the sort. We were the only people in the restaurant. We ended up paying for our drinks and leaving. They truly need to update their website and listings. Very disappointing.
I am very sorry this has happened. I will notify the website company and open table to try and get the site updated. We have been trying to get them updated and unfortunately they have not been very responsive. Thank you for your feed back and making us aware the site has not been updated at this point. It looks like they took the brunch menu off but left the brunch next to the Sundays hours. We hope to get this done ASAP to avoid any confusion.
Local Kitchen & Beer Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 849-1000.
Local Kitchen & Beer Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.