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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
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank smithnewland
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank RajahLove
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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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank anitabee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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224 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank hannah8277
Newcastle, Australia
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Absolutely love Oliver's! My husband and I make a point of visiting whenever we are in Buffalo. This is a fabulous restaurant and bar, well loved by the locals and one of our bars of choice to catch up with friends and family when we are in town. Patrons have a choice of fine dining in the restaurant or enjoying... More 

Thank JMR926
Buffalo, New York
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We held our annual Cousin's Club Luncheon at Oliver's again this year. We ladies who lunch can always rely on great food, service and ambiance at Oliver's Restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised to be seated in their coveted Chef's Table room where our waiter Derrick expertly served us. We ranged in age from 2 to 72 and the youngest were... More 

2 Thank joni1953
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Returned here this month upon hearing of new chef and decor. The restaurant is clearly brightened up from it's earlier 60s look. Very comfortable.Service was excellent as expected here. Main courses were very good, Osso Buco and Halibut. Osso Buco was splendid, but as I'm finding in many restaurants of late, slightly overdone. Just enough to take away the flakiness... More 

Thank zulu66
bonita springs fl
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295 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

From the valet, coat check, host, and wait stall all were what I expect from Olliver's. Their menu is sufficient with added specials. Drinks were well done, split green salad and to die foe Cotuit oysters, with superb rack of lamb. The lobster & scallop entree was disappointing - the tail was slightly overcooked. Coffees and Creme Brûlée topped of... 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, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?