The Ward - Buffalo Riverworks

4.3
273 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo’s biggest entertainment destination. The Ward @ Riverworks features contemporary American cuisine served in an industrial rustic setting. Our snow-globe inspired architecture boasts a menu of handcrafted beers and Buffalo originals, including the Riverworks Spicy Buffalo Clam Chowder, the Bacon Jam Burger, and the Trainwreck beer braised Pot Roast Stack.
We are proudly part of the Pearl Street Family of Companies, and committed to Buffalo’s renaissance, “Rebuilding Buffalo, one pint at a time!” Our fully functioning brewery, retrofitted into the former Wheeler-GLF grain elevator, is what we believe to be the first brewery inside a silo in the world! With three expansive bars inside our main facility, the fourth bar is located within the silo, adjacent to the Riverworks Beergarden. More information in the PRIVATE EVENTS section of OpenTable. Visit https://ticketpeak.com/res/psgtix for BrewYears Eve! WE ARE OPEN YEAR ROUND - See VIEW MORE
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! I love the atmosphere there!! Great place to go!

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vipJaneM
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food tasted good . Gator tots were not very hot. Enjoyed listening to music and watching the masters at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Bartender was too busy attending to a couple females rather than me a valued customer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. They had music and the environment was safe and fun. Good service too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ward has a perfect atmosphere to visit and eat out safely. The menu is perfect if you’re hungry or if you just are having a snack. Tater-Tot Poutine is so good and unlike any other appetizer.

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This was quite possibly the worst dining experience I have had. Took an hour to get our drinks, food was over two hours.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good time, good music and food was good

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Tessa
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and environment, highly recommend going there!

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CarmeloL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff was friendly and did a great job hosting a number of hockey families timely

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vipAliciaK
Cleveland
72 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Place is huge. Would have liked to experience prior to COVID.

Had a band playing and it was nice to hear live music.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Slooooow service.

Way over priced for the quality of food and drink.

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Tricia1971
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great GF pizza crust! Wonderful ambiance with live music, which was nice to see since Covid.

KP
vipKristenP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Waitress was amazing!

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vipBillS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great here!

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Eileen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent. Love this place. Made to be an indoor patio. Well spaced

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Jmdz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience3

I ordered soup. It was cold. Not even room temp. The waiter apologized and went to heat it up or replace it. Not sure what he did. 2nd bowl was cold.
I will never order soup again.
I will return to listen to the music. The reservation app is HORRIBLE. I walk in and sit down. No signs or instructions. By the time I sit down and read menu,I click on the app,and it says my reservation is up. Thus is the 3rd time it has happened.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beer battered good was absolutely awesome. The thinnest of coatings and a great taste.

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HappyDiner
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

With CoVid its very difficult to find safe family outings. Riverworks provided that for our family and close friends safely. We were able to sit adjacent to our friends to allow conversation safely while eating. The children's menu's and activities allowed something to occupy the kids while they waited for their food. Our server was pleasant and patient. The food was ok. The beer was good. The seating area was spacious and full of light. What a great place to spend a weekend afternoon.

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EllenC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was pretty great. Our salads, wings, and pizza were prepared exactly as requested, and our servers were courteous and attentive. Definitely a good place to check out!

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Falco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the entire family, first ice skating. Then just walked right over to the Ward, and was greeted right away by a friendly host. Who promptly took us to our table. Drinks came fast, as well as the food! Wife had the Poutine tater tots and they were amazing. No complaints here, nothing but a great experience!

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great experience. Just wish there were a few more solid options for people with dietary restrictions.

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good for families. Food was ok, service was excellent!

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markr
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us had an early dinner here before our sons hockey game. The food is always prepared the way we like it. My family and I enjoyed the meal very much. The service for our dinner was top notch.

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RebeccaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service- nicholas took great care of us. The food and drinks were great! We can’t wait to come back!

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LaurenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was glorified cafeteria food. I ordered the pot roast melt and i sent it back. The pot roast was a hunk of fat and inedible. The server was very nice however due the the spacing of seating he was walking back an forth across the whole venue in order to get anything which resulted in a lot of waiting. Wouldn't go back.

TM
TerryM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was better than I expected. The waiter was very polite but things took a little longer than expected. It was also freezing in there. Perhaps some space heaters could be added? Maybe a fire place in the future?

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EdwardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great dinner. There was plenty of space between tables. There was live music. Great Eveneing.

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Michael
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good, service was slow- server had too many tables. It was so cold inside that most people wore their jackets. Better options if you want to enjoy your meal.

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vipLauraF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was freezing inside! The rest of the night was great but had to wear my jacket the entire time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a chapter meeting with my women’s motorcycle riding group. Had a lovely time. Will definitely be back!

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Jmdz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Ordered chicken noodles soup,received clam chowder.
Received chicken noodles which was luke warm.
Had to look for waiter to pay our bill.
The music by Bruce Wojick was the best thing and I will come back to here him sing.

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very windy and cold evening but nice and warm inside. The service was professional and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was mediocre at best. Couldn’t get refill on our drinks and asked for ketchup that I never received.

TC
TomC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible mac and cheese, a new menu item!! Craft beers are always outstanding!!

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Damon
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great his name was Trevor.. Food and drinks were amazing.. We had a great time thank you Buffalo Riverworks and the ward for a great night out.. My friends and I enjoyed very much

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Peyton was fantastic . She was able to hold down the entire second floor during the Bills game and still provide fantastic personable service. I can't say enough good things about the experience and will be absolutely coming back again !!

NM
NelsonM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Riverworks, it's our favorite restaurant. We will recommend this restaurants to all our friends. We usually come every weekend. We love everything about it. We are very happy they are open again.

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Craig
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep doing these it was awesome. The energy and environment was great, could see the TV no problem, food and drink was on par overall great experience

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LisaN
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was awesome !!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

FAQs

The Ward - Buffalo Riverworks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 342-2292.

The Ward - Buffalo Riverworks is rated 4.3 stars by 273 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.