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Oliver's Restaurant

2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-3212
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Ranked #16 of 897 restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Amherst
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88% Recommend
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English first
Amherst, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

f there were 6 stars, that is what I would award Oliver's Over-All performance. We all dined off the Restaurant Week menu and all of us thought the same thing - exceptional. Creative fare, done well, with exceptional service. The exceptional service should be put in bold letters.

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had tickets to see the symphony in Buffalo last evening and made a last minute decision to eat out before. Somewhat of a problem in Buffalo on show night because some restaurants are booked months in advance of a show. We were able to secure a reso at Oliver's, albeit at 5:15. My husband jokingly asked me if I... More

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Hamburg, NY
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This restaurant has been an institution in Buffalo for many years. Institutions can get stale, but not this one. The menu continues to evolve. We had another fabulous meal there a few nights ago. New items include a great new take on oysters Rockefeller. The sauces were wonderful. There is something for everyone- gourmet takes on food as well as... More

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Lewiston, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My wife and I are big fans of Oliver's and use it particularly when I get home from one of my frequent long business trips. Friday was such a day and my flight was delayed four hours arriving 1030p at Buffalo. We were delighted to see on their website that they serve dinner until midnight Friday and Saturday. We made... More

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Youngstown, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I love eating at the bar, especially at a nice restaurant because you can often sort of "sneak the line" without reservations. The bar area was very busy when we were there, holiday celebrations gathering before their tables were ready so we were happy to get a seat. The wine by the glass menu is not very long so don't... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Like stepping back in time, Like an old friend. Wonderful service,great food. If you wanna spend a leisurely lunch this is the place.notice the restauraunt only serves lunch Wednesday thru Friday.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Food is pretty good and so is the service. However, it is a bit expensive. We had Tuna appetizer and there was very little tuna for the price charged. Good selection of wine. They could improve on the food by making it less sweet and making it a little more savoury. Both of us ordered fish - olive oil poached... More

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Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a great Buffalo restaurant of long standing that changed owners a few months ago. This was our first visit since the change. Both the food and service were outstanding. The regular menu and the specials range from the expected to the unexpected and all are executed beautifully. From appetizer to dessert everything we selected was wonderful. Even the... More

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Naples, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the truly great restaurants in a town loaded with them. If your in Buffalo this place is a must!

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buffalo, ny
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

It seemed to me that, at least for a while, it became the uppity thing to do to whine that Oliver's isn't quite the "all that" that it used to be. The kind of remark that makes me roll my eyes, because it is pretty hard to tell outrageously fabulous food from really marvelous great cuisine. For my money, and... More

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