Above And Beyond The Wing Thing
If you’re headed to Buffalo, NY, and you’re craving authentic regional cuisine, the Buffalo restaurant scene serves up some of the tastiest pub food on earth. But what if you want fresh pasta, surf and turf, or some organic vegan fare? Buffalo may be famous for our wings, but that’s not all we have to offer. Here are three Buffalo eateries where all the food, especially the wings, is consistently beyond delicious.
The Left Bank
The ambiance at The Left Bank is creative, artistic and laid back. This historic downtown bistro has exposed brick walls, an outdoor dining area, amazing artwork and innovative fare that fuses Asian and Italian flavors together with great effect. Indulge your taste buds with a fine wine or imported beer, fill up on focaccia, sample rich and creamy pasta dishes or choose one of the hearty seafood and steak specialties. Vegetarian fare is always on the menu along with comfort foods like beans and rice. Besides dinner, the Left Bank serves regular Sunday Brunch accompanied by live jazz music, and on Wednesday nights, this popular eatery changes it up with Vietnamese and Thai cuisine.
Nine Eleven Tavern
No trip to Buffalo, NY, would be complete unless it included at least one stop for a big plate of delicious wings. You can’t find bad wings in Buffalo. However, choosing the best Buffalo wing restaurant can be difficult because no one can agree on whose wings are actually the best. However, the Nine Eleven Tavern gets everyone’s vote of approval. Many locals think it has the best wings (and fries) in Buffalo, and the sauce has been described as “fan-freaking-tastic.” The wings are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and the restaurant makes their sauce from scratch using a recipe that’s top secret. On the outside, the Nine Eleven Tavern resembles a neighborhood pub. On the inside, the atmosphere is casual, relaxed, friendly and comfortable. The menu is short and sweet: wings, chicken fingers, burgers, pizza, fries and corned beef sandwiches. Be sure to bring your wallet; this restaurant will only accept cash.
When you feel like celebrating, Oliver’s is an excellent place to do it. Built by Frank Oliver in 1936, Oliver’s is a Buffalo tradition that has stood the test of time. Sophisticated, upscale and elegant, Oliver’s is the venue of choice for the Buffalo elite. Fresh lobster, shrimp, beef tenderloin, caviar, roast duck and fillet mignon are but a few of Oliver’s fine dining possibilities. As a grand wrap up to your meal, try some of Oliver’s famous baked Alaska topped with caramel or chocolate sauce.
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