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    Schwabls: Roast Beef on Weck - YUM!

    by CdnJane Written Feb 20, 2013

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    My traveling companion had heard about Schwabl's from a Food Network show. She and her husband went and loved it. So when we planned our road trip to Buffalo for shopping and eating (not necessarily in that order), Schwabl's was at the top of our list. However, we decided to wait until our last lunch to try it. It was definitely worth the wait and worth the visit. A lady in the Eden Kazoo Museum told us it was the only place her family would go for roast beef, and I can understand why!

    We were warmly welcomed upon entering the restaurant, which set the tone for our visit. I have highly recommended Schwabl's to friends and family, and even to the border crossing guard when we came back into Ontario! Worth the drive, but make sure you are hungry. You wouldn't want to miss a bite.

    Favorite Dish: Having had enough salt and bread in previous days, I went with the roast beef on bread special, and it was immense! Had the pickled beets and the German potato palad with it; good decision. My friend had the beef on weck, and was really impressed with the kimmelweck bun: there was enough salt and caraway seeds, the outside was crispy but the bun was soft and delicious. She was really happy with the sandwich.

    There was a good inch-plus of thinly sliced beef on the bread. It was more well-done by the time we got there, and I would normally have ordered it rarer. However, it was so moist and tender and delicious that it didn't matter. The gravy was so amazing: pure, rich beef flavor. It almost didn't need the horseradish (which I did find to be on the hot side).

    The German potato salad was amazing, tangy but not too sharp, with one taste treat after another. The bacon was present, but not overpowering. I had been told that it was worth the trip in itself, and I agree. Wonderful! I love pickled beets and Schwabl's were tart without being too strong or too sweet. Exactly the way I like them.

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    Gabriel's Gate: Archetypal Buffalo

    by johngayton Updated Dec 11, 2012

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    If you have been through the rest of my Buffalo page then you may be a bit bored by my continuing of the "friendly folks" theme here in Buffalo. But it is, and always will be, a continuing, repetition of the same theme, much like a piece of classical music - the base theme acts to introduce the subjects, the crescendos giving the emphasis.

    Lunching with an old (younger than me, as always!) backgammon adversary, after three days of trying to hook-up, was a total pleasure - great company and the guided tour with the valet-service on my coat was really fun!

    But back to the restaurant - Gabriel's Gate on Allen St is yet another of Buffalo's little gems, interesting decor, friendly (OMG!!! "Friendly - must stop using this word in conjunction with Buffalo!!) and chatty stafff, good food, reasonably-priced (I Think ??- seeing as Jules wouldn't let me pick up the check).

    Favorite Dish: It has to be the French onion soup, the house speciality, with its gratinated cheese layer still bubbling as it arrives in front of us - that was a perfect "soupe a l'oignon gratinee".

    For a main I had the "Beef on Weck" which is the other Buffalo standard (apart from the wings) and that was PDG as well, though I am reliably informed there are better to be had - Charlie the Butchers is supposed to be the best.

    That said, lunch was thoroughly enjoyed :)

    Cheers Jules!

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    The Anchor Bar: The Birthplace of Buffalo Wings

    by Phildagr8 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is the place that started the rave. The Anchor Bar started making hot wings years ago, and they pride themselves on being where it all started.

    If you order the hottest style wings, the cook will watch you eat them because very, very select few people can finish them.

    Favorite Dish: Hot wings, of course!

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  • Grille 620: Sucky no service resturant

    by oznztofro Written Jul 9, 2010

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    I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Buffalo so i was able to dine at the Grille 620. Bad mistake

    Its was 8.30pm glee was coming on all i wanted was soup & salad.

    SOUP AND SALAD

    there was a waitor just ignoring me, not even looking at me.

    After 5 minutes waiting i knocked over the salt jar & walked out.

    Telling the lady at the resturant entrance your bloody pathetic

    So i snacked on vending machine food

    Favorite Dish: I had pancakes & oatmeal that morning & they charged me for a glass of OJ

    the pancakes were making me sick i was barfing in my room urhh

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    Food Court at Fashion Outlets: Dinner at a busy Food Court

    by Faiza-Ifrah Written Feb 22, 2010

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    Due to long weekend, the Mall and its food court were very busy.

    Food Court and Restaurants:

    Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
    Aunt Annie's Pretzels
    Ben & Jerry's
    Dunkin Donuts
    Honey's The Original
    La Rosa Pizza
    Lotus Express
    Pita Gourmet
    Subway
    Teriyaki Delight

    Favorite Dish: Since many members of the entourage went to get their favorites, it is difficult to sum up the experience.

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    Food Court at Walden Galleria: Do try Cajun food

    by Faiza-Ifrah Written Feb 20, 2010

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    The Food Court had the following outlets:

    Arby's
    Cajun Cafe
    Charley's Steakery
    Dairy Queen
    Easy Wok
    Landie's Candies
    Mr. Smoothie
    Orange Julius
    Oyishi Japan
    Sbarro Italian Eatery
    Subway
    Taco Bell

    Favorite Dish: Different members of the entourage settled for different menu. However, Cajun Cafe turned out to be a pleasant delight.

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    Tabree: Charming French restaurant

    by Herkbert Written Aug 27, 2008

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    Tabree is a newer, small restaurant serving bistrot style french meals. Inside, the restaurant is a little on the small side with about 8 tables and a bar area. Outside, they have a great patio for warm weather dining.

    The menu is varied and the daily specials are truly special. Their wine list compliments the menu with wines to suit most budgets.

    Favorite Dish: Diver Scallops w/ Crabmeat & Avocado, Provencal tomato puree, grilled artichokes as an appetizer is a great way to start out your meal. I would also recommend the Duck Roulade as an entree. The duck was cooked perfect and the accompanying vegetables and sauce matched perfectly.

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    Rue Franklin: French Fine Dining

    by Herkbert Written Aug 10, 2008

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    The Rue Franklin is a jewel of a restaurant in downtown Buffalo. It feels like you are entering a restaurant in Paris when you walk through the doors. The dining room is elegant, yet inviting and cheerful. In the summer months, they have a garden area that is beautiful and a great setting for a meal. The staff are all top-notch. They are friendly, attentive and know the menu like they cooked it themselves.

    And then there is the food. The menu that changes seasonally and is inspired by the freshest ingredients available. You might find yourself presented with an entree of lamb, lobster, game hen, or antelope on any given visit. The food is always delicious no matter what you order.

    The Rue Franklin offers a three course prix fixe menu is offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It costs from $25 to $30. It's a great bargain and a great way to get into one of Buffalo's best restaurants without spending your entire allowance.

    You definitely need to call ahead for reservations, especially on the weekend.

    Favorite Dish: When the cassoulet is on the menu it just calls out to me and when the desserts are presented, they have a warm gratin of berries that I love.

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    Shango Bistro & Wine Bar: New Orleans Bistro

    by Herkbert Updated Aug 10, 2008

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    Shango is a great place to go for New Orleans cajun/creole cuisine. It's a comfortable place with just enough tables to not give you that squeezed in feeling. The wait staff are all friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious.

    They also have a great wine bar with many good wines available by the glass.

    We've gone in for dinner and Sunday brunch and enjoyed our meals every time.

    Favorite Dish: For brunch: "Green Eggs and Ham" - Pesto scrambled eggs, prosciutto, and roasted red peppers. Delicious!

    At dinner: I have to have a bowl of gumbo. It is as good as any gumbo I've had in New Orleans.

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    Anchor Bar: Birthplace of Buffalo wings

    by meteorologist1 Updated Aug 9, 2008
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    The Anchor Bar is the birthplace of the famous Buffalo wings which is nowadays enjoyed all over the United States. The restaurant was established in 1935 and the first wings were served in 1964. They have a complete menu featuring American favorites including sandwiches and pizza, but the main point to come here is to eat their world famous chicken wings.

    Favorite Dish: The Buffalo wings come in 5 different flavors: Mild, medium, hot, spicy BBQ, and something called "suicidal". You can order sets of 10, 20, or 50 wings. We tried the medium flavor which was absolutely delicious, and then we decided to order suicidal. It was extremely hot! (I can usually eat a lot of spicy food, but this was too hot for me as well. Your lips will start to feel numb.) The first 3 or 4 suicidal wings you can probably tolerate, but after that you need to stop for a while and drink water. But this was a great experience! You have to try their wings.

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    Hutch's: Great city dining

    by Herkbert Written Jul 11, 2008

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    Hutch's is another perennial favorite. While other come and go, Hutch's goes on and on serving great food and packing people in. The menu offers a variety of dishes, both small and large plates. Pasta, meats, seafood, whatever you like you can probably find on the menu.

    They also have a great wine selection, both by the bottle or glass.

    You should definitely call for reservations.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite is the Jambalaya Pasta. It is a fettucini dish that is loaded with shrimp, chicken and chorizo sausage, all in a spicy tomato cream sauce. Try it, you'll like it.

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    Trattoria Aroma: Excellent Italian food and wine

    by Herkbert Updated Jul 11, 2008

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    Trattoria Aroma is one of my favorite restaurants, so I can hardly be called unbiased. That said, having just returned from Tuscany, Trattoria Aroma is as close to the real thing as you'll find in Buffalo. The food is delicious whether you order from the menu or choose one of the many specials they feature. You can get everything from a brick oven thin crust pizza to a wonderful plate of mussels to a delicious serving of braised short ribs.

    The wine list is full of great red wines at reasonable prices. They also have many wines available by the glass. Additionally, there is a full bar that attracts a great blend of people to enjoy a cocktail.

    The restaurant itself is pleasantly decorated and the tables are not right on top of each other. In the summer, they have a great patio where you can enjoy your meal and the sunshine.

    The wait staff is very friendly, helpful and attentive. Have a question, don't be afraid to ask. They will always give an honest recommendation.

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    Shanghai Red's: Waterfront Dining

    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 5, 2007

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    After touring the Naval Park, or taking a cruise, you may be hungry. This place is more than just a Chinese restaurant; it offers a fine seafood buffet and a complete menu of seafood and other dishes. And it's right there by the waterfront.

    Favorite Dish: The buffet is great.

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    Anchor Bar: There's only one to eat in Buffalo

    by Mr.Sparkle Written Dec 15, 2006

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    If you even wonder why Buffalo wings are called Buffalo wings than look no further. They were invented in Buffalo NY at the world famous Anchor Bar. If you've never had buffalo wings then I truly pity you, for you have not lived. Sampling is a must for any visitor to the north east of North America.

    Favorite Dish: Buffalo wings. Make sure you pick up some outstanding "suicidal recipe" sauce to take home. You'll be in heart clogging heaven!

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  • Amy's Place: Awesome falafel wraps

    by amgoldenhit Written Jun 10, 2006

    This place is slightly grungy but somehow pulls it off without seeming neglected. It's a cool place with local art and simple tables/atmosphere and all. The staff are cool and nice and the prices aren't too bad. And good music too. A lot of University at Buffalo students come during the year since it's right on Main Street at South campus.

    Favorite Dish: I highly recommend a falafel wrap (I get mine with hummus instead of tahini sauce). Their other wraps are great too.

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