SEAR Steakhouse

4.5
704 reviews
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A modern steakhouse in the heart of downtown Buffalo that offers a chef-driven, contemporary menu. Enjoy exceptional service, craft-cocktails and a 350+ bottle wine list in a chic and lively ambiance.
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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The dry aged steak was fantastic

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great although my son ordered the dry aged steak medium rare and it was closer to medium well. Other than that, the rest of the meals were perfect.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice evening, fabulous food, will be back, just not on a regular basis...will go as a special night out.

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BS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner we have had in a while. Reba was a great server. Had a fun personality and was on point anticipating our needs. Will be back soon.

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here. It was our anniversary and we let them know that when making the reservation. When we arrived, there was a card on the table wishing us a Happy Anniversary. Also, they sent over a glass of champagne. We thought this was a very nice gesture.
The food was amazing. We just celebrated our 31st anniversary and my husband said this was in his top 3 meals of all-time. We ordered one of the steak specials and it absolutely melted in your mouth. We also had the watermelon salad special and French onion soup; the best I’ve ever had.
Desserts were amazing, too.
If you want a great steak this is the place for you. I rarely order steak, I’m more of a fish/seafood kinda person, but I’m so glad that I did.
We will be back!!!!
Everything about it was spot-on

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Lobster Mac and cheese tasted like it was from a can. The cowboy steak tasted like it was expired. The manager was very accommodating and the fixed and brought out new food which was good. But I don’t think i will be back. The rep on the street is the place has gone downhill.

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C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

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

We had a fabulous dinner at SEAR this weekend. The food was absolute perfection. Expensive but worth every penny. The entire experience was just fabulous!

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JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was delicious and the staff/service was horrible!! we arrived at 606 for a 615 reservation and were told we had to sit at the bar (with our 8 year old) because they weren't ready to seat us. Really.....there were only 2 other tables sat at the time, the place was empty!! Then after getting our 1st course it took over 20 minutes for the 2nd course to arrive and when asked the server got snippy about it. We had another function to go to and gave ourselves close to 2 hours at the restaurant and that wasn't enough time for how slow they were.

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

Excellent food and service, starting from valet parking all the way to the bill. Outstanding food! Will he going again and the quality is above expectations- best steakhouse in the area. Hope they expand to the south towns .

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

We celebrated our anniversary and they not only brought us complimentary glasses of champagne, but there was a nice hand written note on the table. I have Celiac and need to follow a strict gluten free diet. Our waiter was knowledgeable and willing to ask the chef about items when he wasn’t sure to ensure I had a safe and delicious meal. He went above and beyond to make sure modifications were made to my meal. This is our second time here and we will continue to come back! Great experience!

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O
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food we had was delicious. This is the place to come if you are looking for a great meal and willing to spend the money on it.

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KQ
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter (Eric) was wonderful and attentive, food was delicious, valet was prompt and courtesy, and I would definitely recommend.

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OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner.

They picked up on my birthday most probably from my Open Table app and wrote a card, complimentary champagne and then a birthday cake dessert!

What an amazing experience, beautiful dinner, very quick service and a great night!

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, enjoyed every thing, our waiter was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Not worth the $. Dropped $510 and should have walked out with good experience. Wait staff was not friendly. So serious almost creepy. Calamari was good. Everything else bland and Luke warm. Steak didn’t wow me, over cooked. Complete waste of $. Not the experience you are looking for.

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Seafood platter was excellent however the 16 oz t bone steak was more than half fat. Worst piece of meat I have seen in a long time especaily for the price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Sear for our anniversary and all staff were extremely professional, personable and kind! We can’t wait to go back because the food and atmosphere were outstanding! Thank you for making our anniversary so special. We are looking forward to going back when the outdoor bar is open for the summer.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Jake at the Bar to our server Justin and his assistant everything was Excellent!

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JD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for the Frozen Four tournament and had a hankering for a good steak dinner. Sear did not disappoint. We had a wonderful server and terrific steaks. I had the 45 day dry aged Manhattan strip which was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. My sashimi appetizer was interesting with various flavors in the sauces but wouldn’t get it again. Good wine, terrific chocolate cake for desert made it a great meal out. Nice quiet place and good ambiance. Would come back again next time I’m in town.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place for a date night. Booths allow for intimacy and privacy.

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b
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is beautifully appointed, but small and extremely loud. The service was good, but a little dissapointing. The food is very overpriced and the sides are a la carte. We had lamb, which was beautifully presented and had good flavor, but for the price there wasn’t much meat. We went to this restaurant to use a gift card, however, I would not choose to eat at this restaurant again.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality steak and great service from our server Gino and his food runner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Anniversary and it was well worth every moment.

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

We loved it, the food was delicious and the inside ambience was beatiful. We just thought it was a little pricey. We also thought the view of a sports bar and a Domino's across the street was not right. The should put up a wall fireplace or a nice scenic view halfway up the glass.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Very disappointed to say that this was a fine dining restaurant when the quality of the food was way over estimated. The staff and manager did try to make up for the lack of quality in the food by offering a generous gift certificate Honestly I wouldn't rush back there.

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AB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the crab cakes with lemon aoli and they were amazing. The sear burger was awesome. Cooked perfectly with the thickest bacon I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to go back and try more, but I will definitely be getting the crab cakes again!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the tuna. It was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth.

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k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was wonderful, steak cooked perfectly! You can't beat this place for small plates, a wonderful steak and great service.

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

Overall excellent. My mashed potatoes were just warm and friends steak was med rare though asked for med. Overall very nice dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, we all had a great time.

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V
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I have come to SEAR numerous times and every time it’s AMAZING!!!! From hospitality, service, food we’ve spent so much money over those visits and it’s SO WORTH IT !!! We had the privilege of speaking with the manager Anthony Schueckler (FANTASTIC ATTIRE AND EVEN BETTER PROFESSIONAL)

We were out celebrating my fiancé’s birthday and her saying YES to the dress and SEAR just made a perfect day/evening even better !!!

Thanks Noel for her second to none service / Hanna for the laughs while making sure our dining area was nothing but perfect and Anthony for the complimentary wine!!

We will be back soon enough

Thanks for EVERYTHING !!

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We have dinned at Sear several times, and this time was quite the disappointment! We both ordered the lamb cooked medium-well, and they may have been cooked medium at best, and the lobster bisque was watered down. The service was extremely slow, therefore by the time we received our food, we decided to take it 'to go.' Upon arriving home and opening our leftovers, it appeared we weren't given the amount we had on our plate-it looked more like they put whatever would fit in the to-go box and discarded the rest. I would have rather spent $200 elsewhere.

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DJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3-31-19... A wonderful dining experience! Koti, our service person, and our server were exceptional, and very cordial and we had a lovely conversation with Koti. The dinner was absolutely delicious, meats were done to perfection. Excellent choices, delicious dinners, coffees, desserts, too! A delightful experience. We will definitely dine at SEAR again!

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

There was a group loud drunk guys, talking at crudely and laughing loudly. The music was loud and way to fast for a expensive dinning experience. The food and service was excellent, but for the price it is not a place I'll go dine at again

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was super friendly and pleasant, bar/ restaurant had an upbeat, chic feel to it, yet casual, comfortable atmosphere. My daughter said her dirty martini was the best she's had around town! Little disappointed the lobster risotto on special had an accident in the kitchen and was taken off the menu, but otherwise the food was very tasty and ample amount for the price.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire experience at SEAR was great. The food and service was excellent, however did nit agree with the price for quality of food. But still a delicious dinner.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

gift certificate was super delayed being delivered. Was a birthday gift and arrived way past husbands birthday. Outside door locked when we arrived, had to walk around and through hotel to an entrance we really weren’t sure was an entrance. Not very inviting. Food was average to below. Stuffed banana peppers were swimming in oil, Pork tacos tasted like straight out of a crockpot. Steak was average. The bill was ridiculous for the quality. However, Our server was excellent!

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b
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meL and service!

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Third time here. Previous two were excellent experiences. Unfortunately my steak was over cooked. A disappointment.

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