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The Hollow Bistro & Brew

10641 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031-1703
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Ranked #2 of 30 restaurants in Clarence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
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93% Recommend
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English first
Buffalo, NY, USA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Had an early dinner on Mother’s Day. Only 3 other tables occupied. Pleasant greetings by hostess and server. Had shrimp cocktail that was room temperature and just thawed frozen (and limp) shrimp. Wife’s salmon portion was good-sized by the risotto was lacking flavor. My pasta dish was ok but nothing great. Busboy removed wife’s mimosa without asking before she got... More

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Batavia, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Happened to stop here based on the feedback from friends. It is small and intimate, yet the food is so awesome - not your run of the mill food - had a salmon salad which was so excellent - the service was very good - the prices are right in the ballpark - I will return again and try more... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have been to the Hollow Bistro 3 times now. I was just checking the menu, in hopes of visiting again this coming weekend. The food in very fresh. Original offerings, it's hard to choose what to have. I'm thinking the Lobster Sweat Pea Penne this time around. We're always in the area shopping. So much better than the chain... More

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Amherst NY
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Visited on a Monday night, which is BYOB night. Arrived a few minutes before my date and enjoyed an excellent conversation with the bartender Amber; intelligent, personable. Then it just got better with the Lobster Sweet Pea Penne entree. Third time I have been there and consistently excellent.

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Clymer, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Whenever I am in the Buffalo area, I try to make sure I stop at the Hollow Bistro and Brew because I can count on a wonderful experience. Last evening was one of those times. I enjoy the cozy atmosphere and gracious service. Whether stopping in for lunch or dinner or a glass of wine with an appetizer, the quality... More

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I decided to try this place a second time on April 5th. We had a 7pm reservation and arrived a few minutes early. We were seated at one of the tables in the center aisle, and even though we complained about being uncomfortable the hostess (who turned out to be the owner) only moved us to another... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A cozy place with good food, a nice bar, and a decent wine list. We went to dinner here on the recommendation of the Clarence Inn owner and we were not disappointed. We happened to be there on a Monday night and our waitress told us it was "Wine down Monday" which meant we could bring our ownbottle of wine... More

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Victor, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Went for lunch for the second time to The Hollow and it was as good as the first time I was there! The Hallow Bistro is in the small historic town of Clarence Hollow. The restaurant is in an old store front right on Main Street and the ambiance is warm and cozy. They offer a nice range of salads... More

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upstate NY
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We went out to dinner with friends to this great little bistro. Srvice was great, eclectic combination of Mediterranean or Asian entrees and appetizers. We ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees and all were excellent. Try the spinach bread appetizer.....great flavors. Looking forward to going back at lunch time and trying a pizza!

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Clarence, New York, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a small local restaurant with top notch food and wonderful martini's ! The menu choices range from great standard choices to some delicious Asian inspired choices. The ambiance is cozy and intimate and the service is friendly and pleasant. We originally went to the Bistro for special occasions but now we go there quite frequently. Definitely a great... More

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