Brunch is a favorite meal for locals and visitors in Buffalo. With innovative restaurants opening all the time, bringing something new to the table, it’s easy to lose track of the ones you’ve been wanting to try. Here are a few suggestions:
Roost, 1502 Niagara St. in Buffalo, (716) 259-9306
Bringing flair to Niagara Street, patrons entering Roost are immediately greeted by wall art and an open kitchen concept with the bar facing the food prep area. Their breakfast pizza didn’t disappoint! Loaded with sausage, pancetta, thinly shaved potatoes and drizzled with egg yolk and maple syrup, this was definitely one for the books. The salty pancetta blended with the creamy yolk made every bite enjoyable.
Dapper Goose, 491 Amherst St. in Buffalo, (716) 551-0716
For a cozy dining experience, The Dapper Goose is the perfect location. Their framed, blue bar backdrop creates an elegant feel that also stands out in their dishes. The duck biscuits topped with runny egg, black pepper gravy, and crispy duck meat bits is a hot item at the Dapper Goose. Pro tip: Ask for a seat on their awesome patio and don’t forget to buy extra biscuits to mop up the gravy with the duck pieces in it after. You won’t regret it!
Billy Club, 228 Allen St. in Buffalo, (716) 331-3047
Billy Club, tucked away on Allen, is filled with rustic decor, exposed light fixtures and a wide array of brunch items in addition to the classics like french toast. Try their cured salmon dish with scallion cream cheese, cured egg yolk, on locally baked Breadhive toast.
Toutant, 437 Ellicott St. in Buffalo, (716) 342-2901
When you walk through the doors of Toutant, you’re immediately greeted by their friendly hostess and their large bar area. If you have time before you’re seated, I highly suggest ordering the frozen cocktail of the day or their lobster Caesar. The second and third floors are the dining areas that provide guests with a quieter area to enjoy their food. I have yet to have a meal at Toutant that I don’t absolutely love and that includes the cocktails. Their creamy shrimp and grits made with heirloom white corn grits, gulf shrimp, Tasso ham, and tomato broth will leave you trying to lick your plate clean. That’s where an order of the biscuits with jam comes in handy! Pair that with a lobster caesar and you’ll have yourself an amazing meal. Don’t forget to ask about their pastry of the day, too!
The Grange Community Kitchen, 22 Main St. in Hamburg, (716) 648-0022
When I first visited the Grange, it felt more like I was hanging out in a friend’s beautiful apartment. Sunlight filled the entire restaurant, and their open kitchen concept with shelves filled with cookbooks makes you feel right at home. If you’re looking for a quick sandwich, it’s worth the trip out to Hamburg for their breakfast sausage, fried egg, cheddar, and charred pepper mayo on a biscuit. Grab a warm cinnamon bun to go while you’re there!