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Oliver's Restaurant

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American, International, Contemporary
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2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-3212 (Amherst)
+1 716-877-9662
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16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully prepared food - the dinners and appetizers were scrumptious. The drinks and wine were excellent The service was attentive and respectful. The desserts were only good.

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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Oliver's many times over the years, but my dinner there tonight was disappointing. I went with my husband and in laws, and we all were not satisfied with the quality of our food. The appetizers were the high points of our meals. Caesar salad had delicious anchovies, the beet salad with smoked trout was great and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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318 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Have heard so many people speak of this place as a long time Buffalo dining experience that surpasses most others in the area - but that was not our experience here at all. Three of us went here for dinner and although it is nicely decorated in a simple sort of elegance, it is nothing out of the ordinary or... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Oliver's for our 17th Anniversary dinner, and it did not disappoint! First of all, our server was wonderful - very attentive, but not pushy. He seemed genuinely happy that we chose Oliver's for our special night and went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves. He also treated us to coffee at... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I had the privilege of living near this place for nine years in Buffalo, but only went there three times (and within the past year on a visit). You can expect a strong markup on wine and alcohol, but the steak is very good. I can't comment on the rest of the menu because I rarely go to upscale places,... More 

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Thank smithnewland
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was disappointed with this restaurant given that I was there to celebrate a very special occasion, as many do when choosing to dine here. The ambiance and the service was great but the food was so salty. Given the reputation of this establishment in Buffalo, I had higher expectations.

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Management response:

Good afternoon, I just read over your review from our restaurant, and I want to start off by apologizing personally. We appreciate you coming to us for your special occasion, and we always want everyone to leave happier than when they entered! Just would like to know if there was one specific dish that was over salted, or if it... More 

Buffalo, New York
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Although expensive for Buffalo, Olivers produces reliably good food year after year. I recently ate dinner there with five others. They always have a skilled bartender and drinks are good. Our group liked the soup as appetizer and spinach bread is an Olivers long time menu item. I generally find the fish preparation to be among the very best in... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent always ! In my opinion this is the best in Buffalo for every reason. Food, service, atmosphere Accessibility. If you are visiting Buffalo, you must make a reservation at Olivers. Chef Warhol is always spot on!

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kenmore ny
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229 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

JUst been back after many years. Still a class act indeed. Super service and food is great. Had the salmon and beet salad and a delicious squash soup.all presented well and server Fred was good too. My issue was the bar-very loud esp one of the bartenders whose booming voice was irritating.. We were seated near the bar area and... More 

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Amherst, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I try to go out to dinner once a month or so. We like to treat ourselves to good food and wine. I had wanted to try Oliver's for a long time and so did all the girls. Sooooo glad we went!! We split a few apps and they were yummy. My fav was the beef tartare.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-3212
    (Amherst)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-877-9662
Description
From the time Frank Oliver built the restaurant in 1936, the diners and food-lovers of Buffalo have returned time and time again for exceptional quality and service. The decades in-between saw ownership changes, new traditions and renovations to expand our landmark space on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?