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Coles Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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1104 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1226
+1 716-886-1449
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Lockport, New York
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just literally walked out of Cole's. It being the sister restaurant of Brennan's, I expected pretty much the same style atmosphere(lot's of wood, extreme low-lighting,dark etc...). Well that's what we got and then some. Times it by 2. It was so dark we wanted to fall asleep and the music was so loud that the bass was vibrating our chairs.... More 

Thank redjad
Buffalo, New York, United States
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge fan of Cole’s Brunch. They offer the best Bloody Mary’s in Buffalo! You want regular?...you got it. Spicy?...sure. But you can get those anywhere. How about a Cucumber Bloody Mary…they have it…so clean and refreshing. They offer Basil, Chipotle, Chipotle Bacon (my favorite!). I’ve worked my way through the menu and there is not a bad one in the... More 

Thank Heather J
London, Canada
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were impressed. A very extensive craft beer menu, with cider for non-beer drinkers. The food was a pleasant surprise. Imaginative variations on burgers, sandwiches. The Tuscan egg rolls (pictured) included chicken, goat's cheese, sun-dried tomatoes with a pesto dip. The chicken burger with avocado, caramelized onions & chipolte aioli was delicious. They even knew how to do extra crispy... More 

Thank museum-a-day
Grand Island, New York
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207 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was pleasantly surprised with how great the brunch was here. We had a large group, about 20 of us, on New Year's day and Coles was more than welcoming. We had our own room upstairs which I didn't even knew existed but was perfect for all of us with two tvs so we could all watch the meaningless Bills... More 

Thank kwnike13
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here a number of times and the service is really good. I had the Black & White Sesame Seed Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad last time but the lunch menu is great too. Will definitely be back!

Thank F F
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177 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went here on a whim mid week. The crowd was bustling. The evening warm so we opted to sit outside and enjoy people watching.That in itself was entertaining. A very friendly anything goes type of neighborhood. Teens, young kids, young adults, business people all walking, riding bikes, and jogging by. Even a few harmless street people. The waitress was... More 

Thank mruggier0
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Long day of meetings...thirsty work...innards growling for nourishment...loudly...off to Coles...Oktoberfest menu...torn between gulach and schnitzel...ask waitress...."Go with Schnitzel"...want that on T-shirt...feel better in minutes...Oktoberfest suds also soothing...perfect schnitzel complement...nearly perfect dinner.

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Buffalo, New York
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We had a large party of 12, which isn't large but we waited an hour to be seated. The food was really good especially the buffalo chicken egg rolls. And the artichoke dips!! Drinks are nice and strong!! All round a great to hang out or have a meal.

Thank Chan S
Seattle, Washington, United States
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I was looking forward to returning to Coles, a haunt from my earlier years in Buffalo. It was great! We ordered beef on weck and it was outstanding, so were the fries along with it. You really can't go wrong here... with a great beer selection and the best ambience possible.

Thank Diane M
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Cole's is a terrific spot for casual food and drinks on the Elmwood strip. Service is great and food selections include local favorites like wings and roast beef on 'weck. If you have a chance, grab an outdoor seat and enjoy people watching

Thank Thomas E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1226
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-886-1449

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