Buffalo – Dining

City/Downtown

* Anchor Bar, 1046 Main St. Birthplace of the original buffalo wings. Still has great wings, pizza, etc.
* Bacchus Wine Bar, 54 W Chippewa St, +1 716 854-9463. The wine here is top notch, but so is the eclectic and unique menu. $20-30.
* Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St, +1 716 856-2337. Free Wireless internet, gourmet chef’s, belt driven fans, three patios, and a great bar and game room on the third floor. They brew their own beer in house, and their pulled pork is the best in the city. This place is very busy on nights the Buffalo Sabres, the city’s professional hockey team is playing at nearby HSBC arena. $10-20.
* Chop House, 297 Franklin St, +1 716 842-6900. Constantly busy. A favorite among business travelers. Not cheap, but the food and service is top notch. $80-90.
* Hutch’s, 1375 Delaware Ave, +1 716 885-0074. One of the best known city restaurants. The Jumbalaya is great, as is the Stuffed Poblano Pepper, which has been a “special” for years. $20-30.
* Left Bank, 511 Rhode Island St., +1 716 882-3509. Another top restaurant in downtown. Like Hutch’s getting a weekend reservation can prove difficult. Sunday brunch is typically booked two weeks out. $20-30.
* Prime 490, 490 Rhode Island St, +1 716 882-3328. Newer restaurant, but some of the best food in Buffalo. The steaks are incredible and the sides range from Salt and Vinegar Mashed Potatoes to Lobster Mac n Cheese. $20-30.
* The Blue Buffalo, 454 Pearl St, +1 716 856-2600. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-4:00 Dinner: Mon-Sat 4:00-11:00 Bar open till 2am. Brand new Cajun/Southern restaurant. Great food and excellent service, with live music. Conveniently located directly across from Shea’s Theater on Pearl Street. $10-20.