Buffalo may be the birthplace of America’s favorite bar snack, and for decades much of our regional fare was deeply rooted in our blue-collar history, but in recent years our dining scene has expanded and grown into something quite exciting. Farm-to-table restaurants, eateries owned by young, enthusiastic chefs, and an abundance of ethnic restaurants have rounded out our existing cadre of accomplished restaurants and pubs.
Venerable fine dining favorites, such as Oliver’s, Hutch’s, Tempo, Kuni’s, Seabar, Rue Franklin and Ristorante Lombardo remain popular with diners of all ages, while innovative, new hotspots, such as Buffalo Proper, Black Sheep and Oshun feature offerings that thrill locals and surprise visitors. If you’re looking to explore some of the area’s ethnic fare, be sure to try Miss Hot Café for Szechuan, Sun for its fantastic Burmese menu, Niagara Seafood for its unique and fresh Thai/Vietnamese mash-up, Gatur’s for homey Ethiopian cuisine, and Sazon Criollo for excellent Puerto Rican comfort food. Start sampling our offerings in our food & cocktail, artisanal food and international cuisine itineraries.
It’s refreshing to eat somewhere where trail-blazing eateries are helping to revitalize patches of the city, where hungry citizens are grateful for every new thing to eat, and where businesses are genuinely pleased to serve you.
– Jennifer Bain, Toronto Star