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Oliver's Restaurant

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American, International, Greek, Contemporary
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2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 (Amherst)
17168779662
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: From the time Frank Oliver built the restaurant in 1936, the diners and...
From the time Frank Oliver built the restaurant in 1936, the diners and food-lovers of Buffalo have returned time and time again for exceptional quality and service. The decades in-between saw ownership changes, new traditions and renovations to expand our landmark space on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful venue for a small get together with friends

For 2 years in a row a group of us have enjoyed a lunch get together at this well known, well established restaurant. The service had always been excellent, the portions perfect, and the food delicious. A group favorite is the salmon - which several say is the best they have ever had. The duck fat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Colleen R
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West Seneca, New York
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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West Seneca, New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

For 2 years in a row a group of us have enjoyed a lunch get together at this well known, well established restaurant. The service had always been excellent, the portions perfect, and the food delicious. A group favorite is the salmon - which several say is the best they have ever had. The duck fat fries are also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Six of us enjoyed a great dining experience at Oliver's recently. The food was extremely good, as was the available wine selection. The service was also very good, but the top award must go to Charlie, who looked after our table all evening. He was knowledgeable, witty, and quite simply superb. I have enjoyed fine dining in many good restaurants... More 

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Amherst MA
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Although I grew up in Buffalo, it's been years since I've visited this area of the city. Remembering it as a great restaurant from my past, I was excited to go back for the first time last year, when we had a lovely meal. Returned again to another splendid experience with exceptional food. The only detraction was that our waiter... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and I have passed Oliver's many times. One evening, after an afternoon engagement, we were dressed up and out of our usual casual attire. Did not feel like cooking and decided tonight was the night to try this establishment. It will now be a regular on our list. Enter to an elegant atmosphere. Different dining areas.....the feel more... More 

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Buffalo, New York, USA
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was impressed with the food the service and the overall experience our whole party of 13 which had no complaints or concerns. This was one the best restaurants for fine dining I have been to, definitely recommend this place

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buffalo, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

After a business meeting, two others and I went to Oliver's (without reservations - NOT recommended!) on a Tuesday evening. When we entered the restaurant we noticed the bar was full but not crowded. Had we not been there for dinner it looked like a nice place to enjoy friends and a drink or two ;) Service: We were greeted... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. The decor inside is elegant. The service was top notch. I had the Rigatoni Pasta Bolognese ($24) which sounds boring but was anything but! It was braised veal, pork and beef in a red wind reduction with fresh herbs and was so delicious! As was the spinach bread. A house specialty that you have... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of our most faved places to dine. Try the baby octopus, yum and the portion is fare. Service is polite and professional wanting you dining experience to be memorable and lasting. Not a fan of the parking arrangement, valet yuck.

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Fort Drum, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely upscale feel which is undercut by the tiny black flies which have to be waved away from your food while you're eating. We had three courses, and between each one the waiter attempted to take our forks. The first time he was unsuccessful in retrieving mine, but made off with the one belonging to my... More 

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Batavia, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant and were told that our table was ready or we could enjoy a beverage at the bar which we did. As it turned out, our table was located just a few feet from the bar. Although an interesting location we wished it were located where we could hold a more quiet conversation. When our server... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
    (Amherst)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 17168779662

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International, Greek, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

Description

From the time Frank Oliver built the restaurant in 1936, the diners and food-lovers of Buffalo have returned time and time again for exceptional quality and service. The decades in-between saw ownership changes, new traditions and renovations to expand our landmark space on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?