Using custom built Texas smokers, this restaurant in the heart of Allentown boasts the most succulent barbecued meats in the city. Run by restaurateur par excellence Bob Mollot, the sports bar features pork, beef and poultry slow-cooked over low heat to produce that tell-tale red ring around the meat. It is a laid-back kind of place with pool tables, dartboards, and three TVs showing your favorite games. A daily happy-hour gets folks in the mood and the weekend live entertainment keeps them that way.
This is one place you should not judge by its cover. Located in Buffalo's historic Allentown district, the restaurant looks like a dive. However, it has one of the best inexpensive wine lists in the city, not to mention excellent food and service. In the kitchen, the chefs feature dishes like a traditional 'surf 'n turf' and steamed mussels in a Scotch Bonnet Pepper broth. As a bonus, Mother's Restaurant the restaurant is open late, and there's an outdoor patio for warm summer evenings.
The decor is not exactly upscale and the dress code is very informal, but the food in this North Buffalo restaurant is outstanding. Basically, it's a pizzeria with pasta, wings, subs and other munchies that will force you to loosen your belt a notch or two. It is an affordable blue-jeans joint—no pretentiousness here—a great place to bring the kids. Nearby attractions include Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoological Gardens and the Anderson Gallery.
Well-known chef Robert Beaulieu does his magic in the kitchen as his wife Ann greets guests at this downtown Lockport restaurant. The fabulous food has earned the restaurant an enviable reputation as among the best, if not the best in the city. Though Irish in name, the restaurant doesn't specialize in Irish offerings (except on Saint Patty's Day), but offers a wide range of contemporary cuisine, with particular emphasis on fresh vegetables and soups. Situated in a charming old building, the restaurant caters to families, romantic couples and business people.
The brainchild of Chris Dobson, Weinkeller is a blend between a gourmet restaurant and winery in Niagara Falls. Sporting a classic wine-cellar decor, replete with wooden themes, walls stacked with bottles of vintage wines and wooden-barrel tables, this restaurants evokes a rather sophisticated ambiance. Choose from a variety of old-school favorites like pork chops, pastas and barbecued chicken and wash it down with a fine glass of wine. If picking the perfect wine seems hard, the sommelier can help you make a choice from one of the in-house wines or an imported one.
Sandstone Grillhouse is known for its delightful Italian delicacies as well as its array of perfectly-cooked Angus beef steaks. Surf and turf options are only a small part of the menu which includes dishes like Caesar salad, Tuscan Linguine, Mediterranean Goat Cheese Chicken and Chicken Cordon Bleu. Special menus are available for kids and for groups consisting or more than ten members. All in all, the elegant restaurant with its artfully arranged potted plants and plush, classy furniture, is perfect for a family celebration.
Casual and friendly, Osteria 166 is a nice place to stop by for a quick lunch or a leisurely, fun meal out with friends. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant, with plenty of groups and couples enjoying a meal out. The restaurant has a buzzing bar section, as well as a quieter restaurant dining area. The bar often features live music and is great for an after work drink with colleagues. The menu is largely Italian featuring comfort favorites like Fresh Mussel Stew, Burrata with Charred Bread, Veal, Spaghetti and Meatballs and Classic Pizza.
Located conveniently in the heart of Downtown, Berrafato’s Prima Pizza and Pasta is a great take out, delivery and dine in Italian restaurant that offers everything from pizza to spaghetti and meatballs. Upon entering, there is a bar seating against the window and a spacious dining area. The dining space has an old charm and a warm atmosphere. A fun place to hang out with friends after school, college or work. Make sure you try the Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza – A classic hit among the masses. It comes with a generous layer of cheese that simply melts in your mouth along with some thick slices of Ronnie.
Charlie the Butcher's Express is a classic deli that specializes in traditional American cuisine, especially fresh sliced roast beef. Located in the historic Ellicott Square Building in Buffalo, this delicatessen serves delicious sandwiches including baked ham, corned beef, prime rib and roast pork. Charlie's special dishes include roast turkey, mini beef, buffalo roast beef and mini turkey. This deli also provides a take out and catering service for private events.
With its downtown location not far from Dunn Tire Park and HSBC Arena, this pub is a favorite spot for sports fans looking for a cold brew and solid pub food before or after the game. Pearl Street also has its regular customers who come just for their micro-brews with names like Lake Effect Pale Ale, Trainwreck and Lotus. There are four levels, eight bars, a basement cellar bar area for live music, and a sit-down restaurant that is perfect for the whole family.
Located in Buffalo, New York, the Big Ditch Brewing Company (BDBC) is a microbrewery with a lively ambiance and classy interior decor. Featuring large windows that give you a complete view of the streets, rustic interiors and stylish marble flooring, this tap room exudes an elegant charm and sophisticated aura. They serve a variety of traditional craft beers and multiple beers on tap. Excavator, Hayburner, Low Bridge, Jalapeño Cream Ale and Deep Cut are some of their most sought after beer variants. Popular dishes on the menu include Cheddar Bacon Burger, Duck Burger and Hayburner Wings. The place is available on rental for private events as well, on prior booking.
Overlooking the street, Sues has witnessed the evolution of Buffalo since its establishment in 1985. Even though the interior may not be that ornate, the eatery makes up for it with its healthy and simple recipes. Some of the menu's highlights here include BLT Sandwich, Chicken Souvlaki Wrap, Reuben Melt, Falafel Roll-Up, Chicken Strip Wrap and Chicken Shawarma.