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291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
+1 716-856-9187
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were just 6 of us, 3 adults and 3 kids. We were seated immediately and the hostess made a "big deal" about our little one's big day! She was quite excited! Our server, Thomas, was very efficient. He also addressed the "graduate" and made...More

Thank sktws
Reviewed 3 days ago

Usually attend sports banquets here. Food is usually good for a buffet style layout. Banquet rooms are spacious.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't visit Buffalo without going taking a trip into old fashioned Italy. Chef's is a Buffalo trademark. Old fashioned Italian food at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is better. Try their most well known dish the spaghetti parmesan. it's absolutely...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes you get large portions for the money, but this place is really over rated. Nothing seems fresh and authentically made. There is too much competition downtown now so they should try to up their game. I think that their popularity is beginning to slow...More

Thank charleneb43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone talks about Chef's and how great it is and you have to try it. I've been there a total of three times now (all family functions, not my first choice) and all I can say is the sizes are enormous, but the quality isn't...More

Thank sandylew2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the large $12.95 Eggplant Parmesan for lunch. It was 5 or 6 deep fried circles, likely frozen and bought in bulk, in a small oval dish with a barely visible layer of cheese on top. There was a second plate of pasta and it...More

Thank DrMikeSUNY
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is usually recommended when you ask about a restaurant in downtown Buffalo. We feel with so many newer restaurants opening in downtown Buffalo, the newer choices are such a better option for service and quality of food. If you're looking for a great...More

Thank luv2playdou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef's is a Buffalo Icon for years and years. The locals all swear by Chef's and when we moved here a few years ago it became easy to see why. The spaghetti parmesan is absolutely to die for!

Thank bill f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a quick Saturday lunch while touring. Woman at Pierce Arrow Museum referred us to Chef's. A great recommendation. At least 150 people there on the saturday of Memorial Day weekend! What????? Yet, service was quick and all accommodated. Caesar salad with chicken was...More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chefs is relatively cheap, but you get what you pay for. You could do better going to the supermarket and heating up a can of chef boyrdee at home on the stove. The canned stuff also has more sauce. Some people will tell you that...More

1  Thank Robert S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I see you have a gluten free choice. I would like to order out for a family of six. Is it best to call for the choices or choose from on-line?
8 October 2016|
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Response from bkawa | Reviewed this property |
its easier to order on line
Joe F
is there a dress code
8 October 2015|
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Response from E H | Reviewed this property |
Jean G
hi can you tell me if its possible to make a reservation on youre web site ?
16 September 2015|
Response from Jean G |
hi can you tell me if its possible to make a reservation on youre web site ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-856-9187
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