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May 21, 2009 07:41 PM

Buffalo, NY Dining

We'll be passing through Buffalo, coming & going, during a trip to Michigan in July. We're looking for some good mid-to-upscale restaurants. About the only thing we don't like is Indian curry-heavy food. Also interested in knowing where the best breakfast joints are - you know, the one's that you go to on the weekend and enjoy and "sit-back-and-relax" meal.

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  1. If you know where you'll be staying, I am sure that we can suggest something convenient. For starters, you might take a look at which is a fairly reliable site.
    I used to live in Yardley!

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    1. re: houdini

      I'm guessing that we'll probably stay at the Marriott at Niagara Falls. I'd consider "covenient" to be anything within a half-hour of the hotel. I used to live in Chalfont, have since moved to the Lansdale area but decided to keep the bucksguy moniker!

    2. I had a good breakfast at Betty's and good steak dinner at the Buffalo Chophouse.

      1. If I were you, I'd head over to Niagara Falls, Ontario. There is everything there from Wolfgang Puck to hotdogs.
        If you don't want to cross the bridge (you'll need a Passport or equivalent) then pickings are slim indeed. Seneca Niagara Casino has some nice restaurants to include the buffet. If you don't like gambling establishments, I'd suggest Suzanne's Fine Dining. If you want something like Trenton-style Italian, try Como's. Other than that, I don't have much personal experience there.

            1. re: houdini

              Not quite sure what you mean here

              1. re: Howgart

                Sorry, I don't know what went wrong. I was going to note I am familiar with that site but I'm not wild about it. It appears to be run by a group of west coast imports and there's just something lacking IMHO. I'm not sure what - maybe the attitude or tone....I'm a native and it just doesn't jibe with my thoughts or opinions. I like Rapaport's better.

                1. re: houdini

         it. Thanks. FWIW,,,reading the bios on The Buffalo Chow appears that at least one of them is a Bflo native, and returned back here after living elsewhere. I like that the reviewer has both experience and perspective that allows for comparison to versions of similar food from outside Western New York . I also appreciate the photos.

                  I also think the guy who does the review seem generally, to have a pretty good understanding of many different types of cuisine and restaurants, and (IMO) writes well (Whereas I find the Rappaport user- submitted reviews can be pretty hit or miss.) In any case, it's great that there are two sites with such extensive coverage of The WNY food scene. I use both as resources.