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1141 Kenmore Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217-2845
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Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Kenmore
Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Colvin
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English first
Buffalo, NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My husband and I try to get to at least one new restaurant during restaurant week. This week was Torches. We heard a lot of good things, so we were excited to get e reservation. And that's as exciting as it got. The salad was fine. Nothing fabulous, but fine. A little overdressed for my taste. Then we had the... More 

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Williamsville, New York USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have been to Torches many times over the years and last nights meal just cemented them as the #1 restaurant in Buffalo. The meal we had last night I would rank in the top 5 all time. Their fall menu is beyond compare. We started with an incredible amuse bouche from the kitchen. It was tortellini in a butternut... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The outside look of this restaurant is not a reflection of the quality of what you will get in the restaurant, I found this restaurant very good, in Europe it would be classified as entry level gastronomic, as the menu is very original, and the personal is very knowledgable, I can really recommend this one...

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East Amherst NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I do consider this restaurant medicore none of the food had really a good taste.The best thing was the salad with goat cheese.The water in Buffalo which I consider not drinkable is not filtered and comes right from the tap which is strange in a restaurant which is not exactly cheap.Do they not feel that a filtration system would be... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me with Valentines dinner. The atmosphere was very nice candlelight. They tried to fit as many people as they possibly could in the small room. I would have enjoyed myself much more if we were spread apart from other couples. Food and drinks were good, the menu was very limited for the holiday. I would love to... More 

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Buffalo, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I love Torches. I haven't been in over a year and after recommending the place to so many people lately, I had to finally go back myself. I like that they give you an iPad to look at alongside the menu. A lot of the items on the menu sound strange and are hard to picture. The idea of knowing... More 

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kenmore ny
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Good variety and young and creative chefs. Small Kenmore venue but always good fare. Menu changes a lot but that's Ok because it is usually very creative and presented well. Good drinkls and on site parking too. Give them a try!

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Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Tonight was the perfect example of a positive restaurant experience in Buffalo NY. Restaurant Week is a great way to experience a new culinary adventure. And Torches outdid themselves with not only excellent food but A+ service . Chef JJ offers a world class and innovative menu. You must try this hidden gem. You will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

“Í love to cook for people,” says J J Richert. That’s a good thing as he and his brother, Kevin, both veterans of the Western New York culinary scene, turn out some of the most sophisticated dining in town. The menu is, to say the least, eclectic blending flavors from around the world (Asian, Jamaican) with good old American comfort... More 

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209 reviews 209 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Our party of three has no complaints about our recent dinner here. The food was all fabulous, service was exceptional and well paced. If you check their menu online, don't get your heart set on any one item, as the menu seems to change with some degree of regularity. They started us with an amuse bouche - a good-sized piece... More 

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Additional Information about Torches

Address: 1141 Kenmore Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217-2845
Phone Number: 716-447-7915
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Kenmore
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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