Buffalo may be the birthplace of America’s favorite bar snack (and we created a 12-stop Buffalo Wing Trail in honor of that claim to fame!), 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 and Ristorante Lombardo remain popular with diners of all ages, while innovative, new hotspots, such as Buffalo Proper and Black Sheep and 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 and Gatur’s for homey Ethiopian cuisine. Start sampling our offerings in our food & cocktail, artisanal food and international cuisine itineraries.