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Local Grille-WilliamsvilleLocal Grille-Williamsville
43 reviews
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Contemporary American | Williamsville, Western New York

We were greeted quickly and politely and seated immediately. Our server was very accommodating and efficient. The food was very good and portions were perfect. I’m not crazy about the set up in the dining room but it’s nothing that would keep me away. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good meal at a reasonable price with above average service. More

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Rowhouse Bakery and RestaurantRowhouse Bakery and Restaurant
442 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

What a lovely girls’ lunch with awesome service and great food. We didn’t want to leave (& our waiter did not rush us, so thank you for that as well!) We sat in the side/lower lounge area, and it was just perfect. More

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Lucky DayLucky Day
123 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

We had a great time! Loved the setting, the drinks and the food. Have definitely spread the word and will be back ourselves soon! More

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Webster's Bistro & BarWebster's Bistro & Bar
167 reviews
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French | North Tonawanda, Western New York

An over all wonderful experience. We had a lovely time. Our waiter was excellent. His service was there when needed without over bothering us. He was very pleasant, too. Kudos to him. More

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D-Tour Martini Bar & KitchenD-Tour Martini Bar & Kitchen
3 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

What a surprise! Food, craft martinis absolutely off the hook! Service was tremendous.... Definately recommended! More

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Western New York's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Ristorante Lombardo1. Ristorante Lombardo
1216 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful staff, fabulous food! More

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Aurora Inn Dining Room2. Aurora Inn Dining Room
215 reviews
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York

My wife and I enjoyed our Valentine's weekend celebration with an excellent meal at the Aurora Inn Dining Room. Great wine, food, service and atmosphere. We will be back again. More

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The Grange Community Kitchen3. The Grange Community Kitchen
746 reviews
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Contemporary American | Hamburg, Western New York

Love it here! Food is always fresh and delicious! 5 stars!!!! More

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More4. Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More
4757 reviews
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Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Exceptional experience. Every aspect from the atmosphere to the service and of course the food was incredible! More

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Carmelo's Coat of Arms5. Carmelo's Coat of Arms
338 reviews
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Italian | Lewiston, Western New York

Wonderful evening, great food, good service. One of my favorites! I will be back. More

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Western New York restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
D-Tour Martini Bar & KitchenD-Tour Martini Bar & Kitchen
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Buffalo's newest and best martini bar featuring exceptional cocktails to enjoy from lunch all the way until bedtime. In the heart of downtown Buffalo, D-Tour is the perfect place for a business meeting during the day, celebrating happy hour in the evening or a intimate drink & bite to eat. We look forward to seeing you soon. With our generous portions and fresh ingredients, you won't be disappointed.​More

Exchange Sports BarExchange Sports Bar
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American | Rochester, Western New York

The Exchange sports bar at Corn Hill is Rochester's premiere spot for sports enthusiasts and downtown Rochester NY night life! You can catch all your favorite NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB games here at The Exchange. Great people, superb service, fun night life, tasty food, beer, wine and mixed drinks!More

Lafayette Brewing CompanyLafayette Brewing Company
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Brewery | Buffalo, Western New York

At Lafayette Brewing Company, we are dedicated to great beer, great food and lots of fun! With our recently re-vamped pub menu, we know everyone will find something to love. A must see is our newly installed “bar-cade” complete with pinball machines, billiards, darts, foosball and shuffleboard. We brew our beers on site in a 15 barrel brewhouse located directly below the main bar in the basement. Starting from the grain silo in our back parking lot, our brewers are creating beer right here from water, barley, hops and yeast, sometimes spices and always passion. Stop in soon for a pint of the freshest beer you’ll find… Cheers!More

Malt + EmberMalt + Ember
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Something for Everyone!

Full service restaurant & bar featuring rotating draft line of local, craft & domestic beer, gourmet burgers & tacos, hand made woodfired pizza, over 40 for all your game watching needs, and our course service with a smile!More

The Ward - Buffalo RiverworksThe Ward - Buffalo Riverworks
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Contemporary American cuisine known for hearty portions and delicious flavors! Highlights of The Ward's menu include our Fish Reuben, Pot Roast Sandwich, Outstanding Pizza's and Seafood Mac & Cheese! Pair your entree with one of our in-house craft beers such as Trainwreck or Wheeler Wheat! No matter if it's a night on the town or watching the game, The Ward will always satisfy your taste buds! More