The Ward - Buffalo Riverworks

4.3
260 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllenC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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
1 review
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.

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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 !!

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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 !!!!

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

Great experience

JR
JordynR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here before for drinks to catch up with friends, lunch with a date, dinner to celebrate graduation, and for drinks after a wedding. Each time there was great service and food! Never dissapoints!

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Brittany
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was terrible. There was barely anyone there and it took almost 30minutes before someone even took our drink order. The food was okay, but I ordered a meat lovers pizza and got something completely different. Then there wasn't even enough time to get what I actually ordered because of "last call". They didn't even take it off my bill. Never again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It was just meh.... Covid regualtions have made a huge place just ok

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DrHack
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love coming to Riverworks & eating at the Ward. End of season & with Covid .... was limited menu but the pot roast sandwich is always great & I tried fish fry for first time - would get again!

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BradfordK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun time and amazing server.. only 1 issue.. forgot an item when we ordered it

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jillm
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This didnt River work for me at all. The service was sub par and the food was awful. The pizzas were undercooked and worse than a frozen pizza. Actually, frozen pizza would have been better. The chicken sandwich was over buttered and the mustard sauce was more like a mustard drizzle. The only good part was the fries. The service, for being pretty quiet at 7:15 pm on a Friday, was slow and he kept forgetting to bring a cup for my husbands beer. But brought him another beer he didn’t ask for. The price for the pizzas were not equal to their quality. Don’t waste your time going here for food. It’s gross. And we had spiders and an ant on our table.

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We’re here visiting from NYC and this place was recommended by the hotel we’re staying at. It’s located by the water in the industrial district. The food was amazing! We ordered Tater tot poutine and brisket melt sandwiches with their home made chips. 5 out of 5 stars. Going to try to go back before we leave.

Highly recommend going there.

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MikeD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was really good!! The service was slow considering that the place was pretty dead. It was nice they had a band and football on the giant TV.

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vipYvonneD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. They had live music tonight by Skyline Duo who were great! Beautiful night by the water.

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TimothyP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Liked at menu on open table chose restaurant based on available selection. Got to location to find only a few items were available. Food was mediocre at best. Wings under cooked and soggy. Pizza not fully cooked in middle.

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GARYZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place for entertainment and fun. Awesome view of the water and exciting things to do outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was incredible, never waited a second for anything. Great pizza

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome. First time going and we will go back for sure.

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Laurie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 9 in our party and initially we were going to eat outside, but the weather was colder than expected so we asked if we could sit inside. The host was amazing and arranged a big table for us inside. Tyler was our waiter and was very polite and attentive. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience we have ever had. You can’t easily get there because roads are closed. Then the bridge on the river was up so that took another 20 minutes. A total mess. When we finally got there friends had arrived.
They sat the 6 of us at 2 high bistro tables in the bar area.
We couldn’t possibly eat there and enjoy each other’s company. We asked to be moved to another table that was empty and they said that was for reservations. We said we had a reservation and they didn’t care. We left and went to the Swannie house which was fabulous. Never again will we go there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing special about the food but venue and views were nice.

CD
vipCannoninDallas
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Conservative crowd, but otherwise, a good 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 260 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.