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Chef's

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291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 856-9187
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Such a fantastic Buffalo Restaurant

Loved the restaurant, house salad is the best I've ever had. All great Italian food served by fabulous wait staff. Large portions

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Always outstanding! We have visited chef's on an average of once a month for years now and we have tried numerous dishes, all great, but return to the signature spaghetti parm or pasta with garlic and butter with garlic toast when we want comfort food. Add a glass or carafe of Lambrusco from one of those wonderful servers (Hi Shirley,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Loved the restaurant, house salad is the best I've ever had. All great Italian food served by fabulous wait staff. Large portions

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Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were served classic spaghetti and meatballs, veal / chicken parmigiana and other pasta dishes on a red checker table cloth, bib for the sauce and Frank Sinatra for ambiance. This took me back to my child hood in the 1950's and 60's and I would venture that nothing in this restaurant has changed since this time. The food was... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We arrived on a Thursday at 5:30. They offered a daily special of manicotti and veal scalopini. The veal was already sold out! They call out over a loud speaker the order numbers or something so the waitress knows her order is ready. (Tacky) The tables where too small to hold all the drinks, bread and food. We were so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This isn't fancy Italian food but it is great tasting Italian food!!! If you love your basic spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna then you will love Chef's. The sauce is what makes every pasta dish so very good, it is delicious. Freshly baked bread accompanies every meal and I could make a meal of just that and the pasta sauce. Chef's house... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very popular place, but the food is decent at best. Red sauce is bland and tasteless. There are so many Italian places that are much better.

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Orchard Park, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It doesn't get any better for Italian food. Great taste, generous portions. The service is excellent. That says it all.

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Princeton
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Yummy Italian Goodness ! Sauce is the best. Pizza is awesome and my favorite the spaghetti and meatballs is my favorite !

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Ridgefield, CT
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not a gourmet choice, by any means, but this very large and traditional "red sauce" restaurant, seating all of 325!, does prepare its pastas well and the portion sizes can be enormous (unless starved, order the "small" portions). I had the penne with artichokes, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes and it was a good choice, although the very salty olives stole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of the must go to restaurants if you visit buffalo. The locals have gone here for years and will always go here. The spaghetti parm is a have to have and a favorite to most. Highly recommended if you have children.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (716) 856-9187

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?