Get ready to dine out, friends – It’s almost time for LOCAL RESTAURANT WEEK!

March 21, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani
Well this is great news if you love dining out! Local Restaurant Week is just a few weeks away, and there are SOOO many choices! More than 200 LOCALLY owned and operated restaurants will be participating!
The hugely successful – and super fun event runs April 16th to the 22nd.
We are HUGE supporters of dining and shopping locally – helping our small businesses to thrive! And this initiative is all about that. In fact, all participating restaurants must be locally owned and operated with no ties to a national chain or franchise.
The price points for this spring’s Local Restaurant Week are $20.18, $30.18 or $40.18.
All participating restaurants, locations and their menus can be found at  The site is updated every day with more restaurants and menus so be sure to check often!
Local Restaurant Week takes place twice a year. It started in 2009. So, this is the 19th event – and it seems folks are still hungry fore more!
By the way – here is a fun fact that will not surprise you! Our celebration is one of the Top 5 largest “restaurant week” concepts in the country!  Yep, that means that Western New York is right up there with NYC, LA, Chicago and Washington, D.C. in terms of number of restaurants participating.
That sure says a lot about the pride in our local food scene considering the size of our city compare to the others – we call that TOTALLY BUFFALO!
Event Coordinator, Christa Hobart says this has been huge success for nearly a decade, “We run the celebration 2 times a year.  Started in 2009.  This is our 19th event.  And apparently people are still hungry for more.” Pun intended!
All of this dining local circulates about $8 million dollars through the local economy annually! Now that is something to celebrate!
Milos 5877 Main Street Williamsville
Riley Street Station 27 Riley Street East Aurora
Kennedy’s Cove 9800 Main Street Clarence
Lenox Grill 140 North Street Buffalo
Major Tom’s Drop Zone 5842 Camp Road Hamburg
The Burning Buffalo 1504 Hertel Avenue Buffalo
D-Tour Martini Bar 49 W. Chippewa Street Buffalo
Spices of India 438 Evans Street Williamsville
Mr. Bill’s Restaurant & Bar 1500 Cleveland Drive Cheektowaga
The Grapevine Restaurant & Catering 2545 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst
Carmine’s 9430 Transit Road East Amherst
The Hollow Bistro & Brew 10641 Main Street Clarence
Fortuna’s Restaurant 827 19th Street Niagara Falls
Buffalo Chophouse 282 Franklin Street Buffalo
Curtiss Hotel / Chez Ami Restaurant 210 Franklin Street Buffalo
Lebro’s 330 Campbell Boulevard Getzville
Cabaret Restaurant 490 Pearl Street Buffalo
YOLO Restaurant + Lounge 5841 Transit Road East Amherst
Cipollina Restaurant 6 Clinton Street Akron
East Eden Tavern & Smokehouse 8163 East Eden Road East Eden
Share Kitchen & Bar Room 5590 Main Street Williamsville
Black & Blue Steak and Crab 5493 Sheridan Drive Williamsville
New York Beer Project 6933 Transit Road Lockport
Chef’s Restaurant 291 Seneca Street Buffalo
Sun Cuisines 1989 Niagara Street Buffalo
Sun Cuisines 5759 Main Street Williamsville
Tappo Restaurant 338 Ellicott Street Buffalo
Craving 1472 Hertel Avenue Buffalo
My Tomato Pie 3035 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst
Just Pizza and Wing Co. 5445 Transit Road Williamsville
GiGi’s Cucina Povera 981 Kenmore Avenue Kenmore
Smoke on the Water 77 Young Street Tonawanda
Sweet Life 1750 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonawanda
Shamus Restaurant 98 West Avenue Lockport
Remington Tavern 184 Sweeney Street North Tonawanda
Fuji Grill II Japanese Restaurant (Hamburg) 4151 McKinley Parkway Hamburg
Parings Wine Bar 5893 Main Street Williamsville
Jack’s Grill and Banquets 6935 Ward Road Wheatfield
Asa Ransom House 10529 Main Street Clarence
Dandelions 1340 North Forest Road Williamsville
Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant 3785 South Park Avenue Blasdell
Eckl’s Restaurant 4936 Ellicott Road Orchard Park
Mandarin Garden 1400 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonawanda
Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant 56 W. Chippewa Street Buffalo
Falletta’s Restaurant 8255 Clarence Center Road East Amherst
Chocolate Bar 114 W. Chippewa Street Buffalo
Cammarata’s Restaurant 6336 Robinson Road Lockport
Family Tree Restaurant 4346 N. Bailey Avenue Amherst
Gypsy Parlor 376 Grant Street Buffalo
Buffalo Brewpub 6861 Main Street Williamsville
12 Gates Brewing 80 Earhart Drive Williamsville
Saigon Café 520 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo
Deep South Taco 291 Ellicott Street Buffalo
Deep South Taco 1707 Hertel Avenue Buffalo
Deep South Taco 6727 Transit Road Williamsville
Schupper House 2115 Seneca Street Buffalo
Hamburg Brewing 6553 Boston State Road Hamburg
Camellia Garden 5176 Transit Road Depew
The Oak Stave Drinkery & Eatery 5989 Transit Road East Amherst
Fat Bob’s Smokehouse 41 Virginia Place Buffalo
Fuji Grill Japanese Restaurant (Maple Rd) 736 Maple Road Williamsville
Fuji Grill Japanese Restaurant (Transit Rd) 7516 Transit Road Williamsville
Osteria 166 166 Franklin Street Buffalo
Don Juan Mexican Bar & Grill 484 Harlem Rd West Seneca
Domador 7200 Seneca Street Elma
Seabar 475 Ellicott Street Buffalo
Cantina Loco 191 Allen Street Buffalo
Gate House Grill 8220 Main Street Williamsville
Rick’s on Main 687 Main Street East Aurora
Cole’s Restaurant & Bar 1104 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo
Thin Man Brewery 492 Elmwood Ave Buffalo
Colter Bay 561 Delaware Avenue Buffalo
Allen Burger Venture 175 Allen Street Buffalo
Brennan’s Bowery Bar & Restaurant 4401 Transit Road Williamsville
Campobello’s Cucina Italiana 9334 Transit Road East Amherst
Mangia Ristorante & Caffe 4264 N. Buffalo Road Orchard Park
Anchor Bar – Williamsville 7662 Transit Road Williamsville
Coco Bar & Bistro 888 Main Street Buffalo
Polish Villa Part II 1085 Harlem Road Cheektowaga
MTK Prime 5195 Main Street Williamsville
Otto’s Restaurant & Bar 3972 Union Road Cheektowaga
Wine on Third 501 Third Street Niagara Falls
Seneca Niagara Casino – Three Sisters 310 Fourth Street Niagara Falls
Seneca Niagara Casino – Koi 310 Fourth Street Niagara Falls
Seneca Niagara Casino – la Cascata 310 Fourth Street Niagara Falls
One-Eyed Jacks Smokehouse Grill 5983 S. Transit Road Lockport
Potter’s Field Restaurant and Pub 425 Potters Road Buffalo
Lucky Day Whiskey Bar 320 Pearl Street Buffalo
31 Club 31 North Johnson Park Buffalo
Café 59 Food & Spirits 62 Allen Street Buffalo
Arriba Tortilla 40 Riley Street East Aurora
Liberty Hound 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo
Towne Restaurant 186 Allen Street Buffalo
American Grille 7901 Seneca Street East Aurora
Alton’s Restaurant 2250 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga
Alton’s Restaurant 2221 Transit Road Elma
The Red Coach Inn 2 Buffalo Avenue Niagara Falls
Pi Craft 1750 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonawanda
John’s Pizza & Subs 1436 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda
John’s Pizza & Subs 4241 Delaware Avenue Tonawanda
John’s Pizza & Subs 680 Campbell Blvd Getzville
John’s Pizza & Subs 2131 Grand Island Blvd Grand Island
Taste of Siam (Buffalo) 810 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo
Vizzi’s Bar & Restaurant 967 Kenmore Avenue Kenmore
The Roycroft Inn 40 South Grove Street East Aurora
Local Kitchen & Beer Bar 88 W. Chippewa Buffalo
Soho Burger Bar 64 W. Chippewa Street Buffalo
Black Iron Bystro 3648 South Park Avenue Blasdell
Viking Lobster Co. 366 Tonawanda Street Buffalo
Kyoto Japanese Restaurant 4060 Maple Road Amherst
Allen Street Poutine Company 242 Allen Street Buffalo
Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream 1488 Hertel Avenue Buffalo
Allen Street Hardware Cafe 245 Allen Street Buffalo


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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