Excellent Pairings for Dinner and a Show
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Pick a seat. Any seat. No matter which audience you find yourself in, you’ll realize that Buffalo’s stage presence is electric. Home to more than 20 professional theatre companies and the Grammy-award winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, your options for an evening of live entertainment range from Broadway musicals to avant-garde dramas. Immerse yourself in Buffalo’s theater scene. It’s worthy of a standing ovation.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center & Marble + Rye (Downtown Buffalo)
Shea’s: Prepare to be wowed as you step foot inside the grandeur of this Tiffany-designed theater. The best shows of Broadway all make a stop in Buffalo and so should you.
Marble + Rye: Test your bartender’s mixology skills by ordering one of their signature cocktails followed by any of the small or large plate items off of their seasonal, local-focused menu.
Roost | Photo by Onion Studio
Kavinoky Theatre & Roost (West Side)
Kavinoky: This 250-seat Victorian style theatre has been delighting audiences with its locally-produced performances for almost 40 years.
Roost: Chef Martin Danilowicz brings his locally-renowned flare an ever-changing menu on Buffalo’s west side. Make a reservation for dinner or Sunday brunch.
The BPO at Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Marcato (Allentown)
BPO: Consider it “music to your ears” to experience the classical sounds of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra inside the acoustically perfect Kleinhans Music Hall.
Marcato by SEAR: Why venture far? Marcato by SEAR, located in the beautifully appointed lower level of Kleinhans, serves up palette-pleasing entrees before all pops and classics concerts.
Photo courtesy of San Marco
MusicalFare Theatre & San Marco (Amherst)
MusicalFare: This intimate playhouse welcomes theater-goers looking for an evening of toe-tapping delight and introduces you to original musicals and new twists on old classics.
San Marco: Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, its carb-centric menu is sure to satisfy your pre-show hunger one bowl of rigatoni alla Bolognese at a time.
Photo courtesy of Prescott’s Provisions
Riviera Theatre & Prescott’s Provisions (North Tonawanda)
Riviera Theatre: From their live concert performances to original productions, there’s always something fun happening at the Riv. Catch a show and awe at the detail in this historic 1926 theatre, including their mighty Wurlitzer organ.
Prescott’s Provisions: Founded by a family of food lovers, Prescott’s Provisions sports a menu full of flavor including fresh pasta, delicious cuts of meat and plenty of smaller starters to share.
Photo courtesy of Irish Classical Theatre
Irish Classical Theatre & Bacchus (Downtown Buffalo)
Irish Classical Theatre Company at Andrews Theatre: Every seat in the house is the best seat in the house at Buffalo’s only theater-in-the-round featuring productions of dramatic literature and modern plays.
Bacchus: A sophisticated restaurant with a first-class wine list for all budgets. Located just steps away from the heart of the Theatre District, it’s the perfect spot to grab a bite before the show.
Photo courtesy of Hydraulic Hearth
Torn Space Theater & Hydraulic Hearth (East Buffalo)
Torn Space Theater: This innovative company produces imaginative and challenging theater from a space in the historic Adam Mickiewicz Library in East Buffalo.
Hydraulic Hearth: Just a short drive from Torn Space, Hydraulic Hearth is just the spot for a quick pre-theater pizza and locally-brewed craft beer.