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.
You can't miss this version of the Hard Rock Cafe chain, it has a 1959 Cadillac embedded above the front door. Inside the 178-seat restaurant, the walls are covered with photos, paintings and memorabilia from the world of rock 'n' roll. Its treasures range from Elvis' brown suede jacket, Buddy Holly's sunglasses, and John Entwistle's Fender guitar to a stained-glass wall in honor of the Hindu god Ganesh. The cafe offers typical diner fare with lots of burgers, fries, salads and finger foods.
The Como Restaurant, a tastefully decorated restaurant in the downtown Niagara Falls area has been serving satisfied customers since 1927. The restaurant, now the largest of its kind in the region, reflects a combination of Old World cuisine with New World comfort and service. Main dishes include Veal Parmigiana, New York Strip Steak, Tenderloin a la Marsala and Fillet of sole a la Francesca. Three halls are available for banquets, parties and special occasions. Catering services also offered.
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.
With a kitchen that is headed by renowned chef Massimo Capra, The Rainbow Room is one of the best dining experiences in the Niagara Falls region. With a stunning view of the falls and the dazzling waterworks, this restaurant is one of the most perfect way to enjoy the falls. You will love the innovative and scrumptious dishes that are made with expertise and the freshest of ingredients. Also, the ambiance is very open and bright, making it a surreal dining phenomenon.
The view of the Niagara Falls from Elements on the Falls is is a lesson in surreal dining. The restaurant is known for its location, which is by far the closet restaurant to the falls and offers a stunning view, whether you want to come in for a formal dining experience or want to enjoy some late night drinks with friends. Apart from the view, the service is friendly and warm.
While this upscale yet casual downtown eatery has all sorts of lunch and dinner entrees to choose from, the reason you come here is for the chocolate. First, the entrees offer salads like Greek pasta salad, Buffalo cobb salad or Thai chicken salad, or perhaps try a sandwich like turkey Florentine, peanut butter, honey and banana or Buffalo chicken. Then there's desserts, with specialties like molten lava cake, frozen hot chocolate and more, including homemade ice cream with flavors like Belgian hot fudge, sinnamon (sinfully delicious cinnamon?), and "peanut butter panic". They also serve over 2 dozen different martinis. - Christine A. Smyczynski
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.
31 Club, located at the corner of Johnson Park and Elmwood Avenue, is a fine dining establishment that is an incarnation of a popular Buffalo supper club of the same name, located in the same building, that closed in 1983. The now-restored club has a contemporary, elegant décor featuring a circular bar, tables with white linen tablecloths, leather seats, and rich earth tones throughout. Chef Mark Camalleri, a Buffalo native, has created an extensive menu. The club's extensive wine cellar has a large selection of wines from all over the world.
Run by the same family that operates the Tralfamadore Cafe and directly across from Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo's Theater District, this restaurant attracts a wide variety of clients from business people to tourists to all sorts of theater-goers. For groups of six to 60, you can hold your private event on the second floor at the Bijou Club Level, where there are two banquet rooms that can only be reached by a private elevator. The restaurant not only offers privacy for a romantic dinner, but also one of the best views in the city; check out the website for more information.
Located in the heart of the city, Marble + Rye is the common choice of the locals who want to indulge themselves to some delicious cocktails. Set in a hip ambiance, the bar features a classy industrial-style decor. The bar is often frequented by a young crowd who wish to spend some quality time with their group of friends. Delicacies like Pickled Onion Rings, Whole Fish Pasta and M+R Burger are served here. The meal can be enjoyed with a glass of Teenage Wedding, a refreshing cocktail that comes highly recommended by the locals. You can also enjoy their great happy hour menu with your friends. Head to Marble + Rye and refresh your taste buds with some of the most delicious cocktails in the city.
Templeton Landing is a quaint restaurant that serves decent Steaks and a few drinks as well. The outside patio area is a great venue for entertainment. Templeton Landing hosts live music in the patio area frequently, but only during the warmer months of the year. The menu has small plates, soups and salads as the appetizers, sandwiches and grilled items among others. The restaurant is open to hosting private events. Get in touch with the management for more information.