Comfort Suites Downtown
601 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 854-5500
Fax: (716) 854-4836
601 Main St., Buffalo, NY, US, 14203
- Phone: (716) 854-5500
- Fax: (716) 854-4836
Run by the same family that operates the Tralfamadore Cafe and directly across from Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo's Theater District, this restaurant attracts a wide variety of clients from business people to tourists to all sorts of theater-goers. For groups of six to 60, you can hold your private event on the second floor at the Bijou Club Level, where there are two banquet rooms that can only be reached by a private elevator. The restaurant not only offers privacy for a romantic dinner, but also one of the best views in the city; check out the website for more information.
As a comfortable place to escape the daily grind, this quintessential Irish tavern offers both excellent pub food and a convivial atmosphere for a quiet drink. The menu is basic pub grub with chicken wings, burgers, and fish fry. The tavern is right in the center of the Theater District action with Shea's Performing Arts Center and Irish Classical Theatre Company a mere two blocks to the west. The early 20th-century mix of an old copper ceiling, interior brick walls and dark wood add to the feeling that you're back in Ireland.
This popular theater/concert venue is considered by many locals as Buffalo's best place to see live music. The stage hosts big-name headliners with performers that have included Billy Bob Thornton, Blue Rodeo and the Average White Band. Music fans can sign up for their e-newsletter to get the latest info about upcoming events and shows. During the show from the enjoy appetizers like nachos and fries from the Tralfamadore Cafe, and become acquainted with the diverse and eclectic lineup the Tralf has to offer.
Calumet Patio, located in the Theatre District is a venue for live music. Come over all you music lovers and rock the night. See artist like "Daniel Le Disko" from LA, performing here and be sure to have a blast.
Darcy McGee's hosts a fun and friendly atmosphere with the Irish hospitality you'd expect from an authentic pub. Enjoy a pitcher or two of any of their imported or domestic beers while lounging in the comfy, wood-panelled surroundings. The bar itself was crafted in and imported from Ireland! They also offer a hearty menu of classic Irish home-cooking. Locals keep coming back for the Dublin City Fish-n-Chips, and D'arcy's Famous Corned Beef & Cabbage is a favorite of regular and new patrons. Cap off the night with a brew and live performance.
The Town Ballroom, formerly known as the Town Casino, hosted many top performers within its walls during its heyday. Singers like Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra graced its stage. It has experimented with many businesses till date, including a theater and various nightclubs. Today, the venue, billed as Buffalo's premier showroom, hosts many well-known local and national acts, including groups like the Goo Goo Dolls, Robert Cray and Panic at the Disco. The venue is also available for holding private parties and receptions.
An 1870 carriage home houses this elegant, Manhattan-style steak house with opulent décor. Highly noted for their large cuts of meat like the 48oz. porterhouse, this exquisite restaurant hosts one of the most elegant, expensive atmospheres in the city. Start your dining experience with lobster bisque, broiled lobster dainties, chilled shrimp or fresh oysters. You'll be eager to move on to their succulent entrées like steaks, prime rib, chateaubriand, veal or pork chops, and rack of lamb, as well as fresh seafood such as grilled salmon, king crab legs and lobster tails. Top off your hearty meal with vanilla crème brulee, bananas foster, New York style cheese cake, or their rich chocolate mousse. - Christine A Smyczynski
This locally-owned coffeehouse offers a welcomed alternative to corporate shops and is the place to relax while enjoying a delicious cup of joe. The large two-room cafe has become a gallery for local artists and a stage for local musicians. The menu includes several baked goods and other food items. In addition, you'll find a wide selection of coffee products and machines for sale. The Calumet Arts Club is a hop, skip and a jump from this Delaware location.
Risa is the third generation of her family to own and operate a restaurant. Her New York style deli specializes in homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Some of her soups include chicken noodle with matzo balls and sweet and sour cabbage soup. Try one of their star combination sandwiches, including a Stumpy's special corned beef, lettuce, tomato, with Russian dressing), an "Al Pachino" (turkey, salami, and corned beef on rye with mustard), or a "Carol Chaning" (corned beef or pastrami with chopped liver on rye with mustard). Desserts include Risa's cheesecake, rice pudding, and apple strudel with raisins. They also have an extensive catering menu, including breakfast trays, deli trays and boxed lunches. - Christine A. Smyczynski
While this upscale yet casual downtown eatery has all sorts of lunch and dinner entrees to choose from, the reason you come here is for the chocolate. First, the entrees offer salads like Greek pasta salad, Buffalo cobb salad or Thai chicken salad, or perhaps try a sandwich like turkey Florentine, peanut butter, honey and banana or Buffalo chicken. Then there's desserts, with specialties like molten lava cake, frozen hot chocolate and more, including homemade ice cream with flavors like Belgian hot fudge, sinnamon (sinfully delicious cinnamon?), and "peanut butter panic". They also serve over 2 dozen different martinis. - Christine A. Smyczynski
31 Club, located at the corner of Johnson Park and Elmwood Avenue, is a fine dining establishment that is an incarnation of a popular Buffalo supper club of the same name, located in the same building, that closed in 1983. The now-restored club has a contemporary, elegant décor featuring a circular bar, tables with white linen tablecloths, leather seats, and rich earth tones throughout. Chef Mark Camalleri, a Buffalo native, has created an extensive menu, with selections like Free-Form Eggplant Lasagna, Filet Mignon, and Braised Lamb Shank. 31 Club is noted for their "Duck Fries," skin on French fries cooked in duck fat. The club's extensive wine cellar has a large selection of wines from all over the world. -Christine A. Smyczynski
The oldest still-operating tavern in Buffalo, this down-town drinking establishment located outside Allentown got its start in 1868. Offering traditional German good cheer, food, service and beer, the tavern is popular with regulars and out-of-towners. The menu includes many German-American favourites such as potato pancakes, wiener schnitzel, and German sausage platters.