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Oliver's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, International, Contemporary
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2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-3212 (Amherst)
+1 716-877-9662
16:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
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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279 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been several years since we had dinner at Oliver's, which recently added a new Executive Chef, and earned a 10 out of 10 rating from the restaurant critic of the Buffalo News. Our meal was wonderful, with the level of service you would expect from a high end restaurant. Expensive, but worth while.

Thank William N
Buffalo, NY
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant I have been to in Buffalo. I am basing this review on sampling a few items on the menu, couldn't eat everything! Here is what we had, and left us groaning from the deliciousness. Seriously, nothing in this town is prepared with this level of skill and creativeness. And I love ordinary food! But what... More 

Thank PatriciaWatson
Buffalo, New York
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125 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Olivers used to be one of the classiest restaurants in town. It has gone down since the new owners. Still have live music, the dining areas are very noisy, the bar is very active. The two bartenders are very friendly, they make a great cocktail and they are very entertaining. We enjoy eating at the bar and did so this... More 

1 Thank Jeannelil
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food was divine. Appetizer, entree, dessert were all delicious - filled with flavor that delighted the tongue and each was presented in such a way as to dazzle the eye. The service was great and the ambiance of the restaurant gave you that feeling of being in a high class establishment.

Thank Angus C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Recently moved back to buffalo and always thought of Oliver's as the place my grandparents used to go to. Assumed it would be stodgy and have more classic dishes. Was pleasantly surprised to find inventive dishes and new flavors in contrast to other buffalo fine dining establishments that stick to the tried and true. If I'm going to spend that... More 

Thank Chaya143
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday night- it was dead, however service was excellent. An amazing wine selection, fresh baked bread and really good menu We will definitely be back

Thank DaveThornbury
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Oliver's was always the gold standard for those of us native Buffalonians. Recently, it has changed ownership. Our recent visit was the first time for us under new ownership. Unfortunately, the atmosphere, service, and food quality is dead and gone. Of the four at our table, two of the entrees were so unacceptable, that the management deleted them from the... More 

4 Thank vinoman
Dulles, Virginia
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238 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We were exited to dine at Oliver's being our first time here, oh boy what a mistake it was. First of all, it was our anniversary and we though we be having a great meal. From the start, we were seated on a booth few feet away from the bar. The bar had one patron only, a female who was... More 

3 Thank Sweetie897
Buffalo, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food is high quality. Staff is extremely attentive.Attention to detail, food quality & presentation are all exceptional! Great place for a couple or a family get together.

Thank Cynthia S
Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

One of my top 2 favorite restaurants in Buffalo. My favorite place to go New Year's Eve. If you are looking for great food, fine dining and a romantic atmosphere this is the place. Food is excellent, service is superb, waiters are awesome. The Bartenders are very professional and friendly too! I have had filet several times and fish dishes,... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-3212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-877-9662
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?