Comfort Suites Downtown
601 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 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.
Tappo features contemporary design and a vibrant, warm atmosphere. The restaurant's main attraction is the rooftop bar, perfect for pleasant weather offering lovely views of downtown Buffalo, especially the Niagara Mohawk building right next door. The menu features American Italian favorites like the Lasagne, Eggplant Parmesan, Panzanella Salad and Meatballs. A nice place to stop by for an after work drink with friends or a weekend family lunch. For reservations, give them a call.
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.
This casual Italian tavern features simple foods from family recipes. Some of their many menu selections include small plates and tavern snacks, like stuffed peppers and handcrafted meatballs. Specialty entrees include chicken cutlets, eggplant parm, and veal scaloppini. Try one of their signature sandwiches, like smashed meatballs or sausage and pepper. Rounding out the menu is a variety of wood fired pizzas. Their bar serves a variety of libations, including locally brewed beers, specialty cocktails and Italian wines. Be sure to save room for dessert, with sections like tiramisu, cannoli and gelato, as well as after dinner liqueurs.
The Lodge features unique décor, and a warm inviting space with an up-scale vibe. The design is creative, urban and contemporary though somehow retaining the warmth and comfort of it's rustic roots of a forest lodge. With multiple seating options from a bar space, dining room and outdoor patio, it's a classy, but casual option for lunch or dinner. A good place for a business lunch as well as a late-night spot for drinks, the restaurant is open late on weekends. The menu has a varied selection from soups, sandwiches, entrees and small plates, as well as a special brunch menu. Dishes to try include the Soft Shell Crab Po Boy, Blackened Fish Tacos, Tagliatelle Pasta and Korean Short Ribs. For reservations, give them a call.
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.
Casual and friendly, Osteria 166 is a nice place to stop by for a quick lunch or a leisurely, fun meal out with friends. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant, with plenty of groups and couples enjoying a meal out. The restaurant has a buzzing bar section, as well as a quieter restaurant dining area. The bar often features live music and is great for an after work drink with colleagues. The menu is largely Italian featuring comfort favorites like Fresh Mussel Stew, Burrata with Charred Bread, Veal, Spaghetti and Meatballs and Classic Pizza.