Buffalo weekday lunch? Family occasion
Hello from Toronto, American neighbours!
I'm hoping you can help me find a venue for a family lunch in central Buffalo -- we'll be coming from Forest Lawn Cemetery. Many seemingly suitable places (e.g., Hutch's) seem to be closed weekdays.
It will be a group of around 8 people, average age 70, so a quiet room would be good. Patio a bonus (it'll be end of May). Any cuisine is fine, but not super-casual or bar food.
Thank you in advance for any tips!
Hi, neighbors: Most restaurants of the "Hutch's" type in Buffalo are indeed closed for weekday lunch.
Here's what I can recommend, all in central/downtown Buffalo:
Trattoria Aroma, 307 Bryant Street in Elmwood Village. Fine Italian food; quiet and comfortable.
Bistro Europa on Elmwood. Creative Continental cuisine; may not be the most comfortable or quiet place since it is small and can get crowded.
Seabar, 475 Ellicott Street. Buffalo's best sushi.
I hope that you all enjoy the tour and lunch.
Trattoria is a great choice for a large party looking for a quiet space. Quality, innovative Italian with good service. They also have a parking lot right next door for those who can't walk far. Bistro is close by also and a phenomenal choice also. Cannot go wrong with either, but by the sounds of your crowd Aroma may be a more reliable choice (size of restaurant, quiet, easy to park). Oh, and the patio may be open then, too. Enjoy!