Local Kitchen & Beer Bar

4.4
163 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We strive to live up to our name each day. Our philosophy here at Local Kitchen is to use all the resources we can from our hometown. Like our vendors from the Broadway Market who provide us with fresh produce. See the wood covering the bar and walls? We repurposed this wood from a barn we purchased in Clarence, NY that was built in the 1800s. We also love our traditions here in Buffalo! That’s why we are offering a weekly fish fry to bring this Buffalo tradition back to life. Come bring your friends and family each Friday to enjoy our twist on the famous Casey’s Tavern Beer Battered Cod. We love Buffalo and it is our priority to keep our restaurant as local as possible. We hope you will enjoy this ride with us!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Monday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00am
Thursday 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday 11:00am - 2:00am
Saturday 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Phone number
(716) 259-1810
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Hammerl
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Private party facilities
If you are planning a private dinner party in Buffalo, NY, consider giving Local Kitchen & Beer Bar a call, as we make all of our guests a priority and can help bring your vision to life. Whether you're planning a business function, small gathering of friends, or a rehearsal dinner ect.
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Private party contact
Kim: (855) 404-9405
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Catering
Full-service Catering
Drop-off Catering
Off-Site Catering
On-site Catering
Banquets
Brunch Catering
Lunch Catering
Dinner Catering
Happy Hour Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Delaware Ave
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Parking details
Parking Lot right behind Our Building
Street Parking
No Meter Parking
Close to Hyatt, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites,Westin
Holiday Inn, Marriott
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Public transit
Metro
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Entertainment
Music
Happy Hour
Juke Box
Live Music
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Special events & promotions
Thursday Music Night
Happy Hour
Entrees
Restaurant
Buffalo Fare
Burgers
Traditional Buffalo Food
Roastbeef on Weck
Buffalo Wings
Craft Beer
Appetizers
Lunch
Dinner
Patios
Late Night
Local Restaurant
Sheas
Sabres Game
Bills Game
Sports Bar
Craft Beer
Happy Hour
Wine Night
Brunch
Craft Beer Tastings
Petite Entrees
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 163 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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4.3
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FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service!

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JM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service

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m
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it.

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OT
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at local! Our service was phenomenal and the food was even better than expected! They were very accommodating of our time frame for Shea’s. I would definitely go back for dinner and drinks!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

When we got there we had to show ID to get in and were told that even though we had reservations that it could be awhile before we would get to sit down as the Halloween bar crawl was going on. We had concert tickets so we didn’t really have time to just wait around. Luckily we ended up being taken right to a table.

The food was great and the service was pretty good. I wasn’t done with my pretzel stick (had it on my little app plate in front of me) when someone came by and took the basket they had been served in which also still contained the dipping sauces. So I had to eat my pretzel without any sauce.

The beer selection is great and our drinks/food came pretty quickly. My only other complaint was that the music was SUPER loud. I get that there was some sort of event going on in a way, but it was pretty much impossible to have any kind of conversation with the rest of my group.

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went here for dinner on a slow Sunday evening with 2 others. Service was fast, super friendly and attentive. I had the Tuxedo Ahi Salad, it was great and the ginger slaw was SO good! I can't wait to go back. Good beer list, companions recommend the cocktails.

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NP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place especially for Sunday brunch. My one criticism would be they utilize all cocktail style tables. they have only 1 booth to accomodate 4 to 5 people. We usually bring my elderly mother and she has a very difficult time with the seating. I myself am not comfortable with the seating. I wish they could have a few more dining style tables so there would be more comfortable seating choices. But, we do love it there, great food & service.

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JT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were amazing. My husband and I had a great time. We will definitely return!

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RH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to this restaurant turned out to be amazing. Food was outstanding, Drinks were great
and atmosphere was perfect!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before a show at Shea’s

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CS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was top notch. The salads were large, the steak was cooked nicely, and the service was excellent.

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DH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If your looking for a casual dining , bar atmosphere this is a good place. Food was good, reasonsable priced. Would go back!

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and reasonably priced. The waitress was excellent. We did wish they had some low tables though, and not just high tops.

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KM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just a nice place. Great food at a reasonable price.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal...Cheektowaga polka which had potato pierogi and short braised ribs was delicious!! My favorite meal and we will be back for it. Don't take it off the menu please. Oh yeah...the doughnut dessert w ice cream was perfect ending... yum!

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SL
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was typical bar food although the fried fish entree was pretty good!

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SS
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We did not stay because they only had a limited menu for Sundays and this was not indicated in their website.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time and meal with friends. Sat outside on a lovely evening.

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JP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place but nothing stood out to make it memorable. The food was OK and the beer selection was pretty good.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat at. The wife and I just decided to go in last minute and I'm glad that we did. The service was phenomenal Brandon was definitely on his A-game. The drinks were very good. Matter of fact I drink my wife's drink along with mine. The food was hot, and very delicious. We will definitely go back again.

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MG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our food was adequate. My beef on weck had very well done roast beef, but it had a good flavor. I have had better wings at other establishments. A few of the workers were standing outside, close to where we were eating and they were smoking near the door. It was very distracting and smelled terrible. It was an easy place to go for dinner before going to Shea's.

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktail menu. Tom was a great server and answered all of our questions!

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LJ
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We went to Local ahead of a show at Shea's after finding it on Open Table. It was much more casual than we expected--really more of a bar than a restaurant, with high tables arranged along the wall of the bar. Menu was minimal. We expected more after visiting the Local in the Wehrle Golf Dome recently. This place is fine for a casual meal or bar food, but lots of better fine dining options in Downtown Buffalo.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party and they were so accommodating. Our food was delicious but our service was even better

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RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, great ambiance, excellent service.

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JM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out with friends

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r
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

First, they gave out table away and told us that we would have to wait 40 minutes past our time (we were 20 min early!) for a table but that we could eat at the bar. We accommodated and placed an order. Then we were told that the entrees and petite entrees were not available and all we could order were sandwiches and appetizers. We again accommodated. Our food was not good, arrived very late making us late for the concert we had tickets to. We were given slow service and the food was mediocre. At the end, we were given 4 drink tokens which are essentially useless as we will never go there again!

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KS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Really enjoyed the band from Pennsylvania, a talented group of young people!

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A
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had a large party of 8 in town and made a reservation here two hours before a concert we were scheduled to attend. Really nothing I can say positive about the place. It was quite loud, so impossible to have a conversation, but the bigger issue was the speed of service. We sat down soon after 5:30, and had told our server we were ready to order our food given our concert timing, but he had several tables he was attending to so was unable to take our order when we told him we were ready. We ordered right around 6:00 (15 minutes after we said we were ready to order) and told him we needed to leave in time to get to the concert at 7:30. He came by around 6:45 and indicated food would be served in 5 minutes. One of the 8 orders came out about 10 minutes later, the rest followed by another 10 minutes, so we wound up being late to the concert. Food was marginal, and I was unable to eat my meal as it hadn't come out by 7:10 so I informed the waiter not to bring it out. Everyone else in my party rushed to finish as much of their meal as they could quickly, but thought the service level wasn't what I expected for a large party that spent over $250 on the meal. I won't be back.

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, cool looking place and the ahi tuna salad was dynamite.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was terrific, but I was expecting a different menu. Dinner entrees weren’t available, so I had my heart set on one thing, but had to order something else. The poutine was quite good. If we lived closer we’d return, but we can get good bar food closer to home.

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BB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Father’s Day brunch and we chose Local for our first time dining there and it was an excellent choice. We each were happy with our meals, but my Silo City French toast was the clear winner...my kids loved the texture and flavor and it was too much for me to finish alone so we all won!

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service for large groups!

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MG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the chicken breast and avocado sandwich. It was very delicious. A little messy to eat. Our waitress was very attentive and personable. We ate there before going to a show at Shea's and we were not rushed and had enough time to enjoy a drink and dinner.

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CF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in upbeat atmosphere! Loved the short ribs

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AP
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Before heading off to the theater on a recent Friday Our small crew decided to give The Local Kitchen a try. Both the extensive beer selections and the mixed drink menu gave us a bit of a dilemma. After the 1st round this was solved when we inquired about if they do Beer Flights (none were listed on the menu) and yes, they do.

The food was well-made and flavorful. Two us went for the beer batter Fish Fry enjoying both the star of the entree as well as its sides: delightful brussel-slaw, a tasty pasta salad and fries (which though not remarkable, were nicely made.) Our other companion got the Bison burger which fully met their expectations.

We shared their donut dessert with its bacon. A happy ending to a fun meal.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Beef on Weck, Wings not that great - not enough sauce

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great tasting food at the perfect price point. It is worth checking this place out.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was wonderful! Food great. Server great. Atmosphere great!

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