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

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You can never go wrong with the classic Spaghetti Parm

I have been going to Chef's for 20 years and I always get the spaghetti parm. It's an automatic choice. The food is consistent when I'm with others and they added a lunch menu in the last few years too. I've used the drive-in as well. Of course, you can't go wrong with bread, butter and oil at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
VictorTot
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pooler, Georgia, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went with a group one evening while on business. Someone had recommended Chef's as a great Italian restaurant. The food was good and the service was excellent. However, it is a very basic pasta restaurant. It has a very casual atmosphere and the menu leaves much to be desired. No seafood options, and it was basic "run of the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Chef's for 20 years and I always get the spaghetti parm. It's an automatic choice. The food is consistent when I'm with others and they added a lunch menu in the last few years too. I've used the drive-in as well. Of course, you can't go wrong with bread, butter and oil at the table.... More 

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Cheektowaga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Chefs has incredible homemade sauce that has its own unique taste that once you taste it you'll want to buy some for home. Their signature spaghetti pram is classic, simply the best. Buy some sauce online at Chefs.com, you won't be disappointed!

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Lancaster, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been going to Chef's since I was a child, and I'm 51! My kids grew up here. We've had many a celebration here. The sauce is wonderful and so it everything! Prices are reasonable. You won't be sorry if you try this place!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As always the servers were attentive without being a nuisance. The food is consistent and very good. IF you like melted cheese and pasta, you will love the spaghetti parm!

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Pasco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

You would be better off if you just went to your local grocery store and bought a jar of their sauce, the food was ok but very expensive for what you got. I would but the food a little ahead of the Olive Garden but at twice the price the Olive Garden would be my choice.

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Averill Park, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very good Italian food. Normally when I'm in Buffalo for business, there is a large group of us that go to dinner. No problems accommodating a large group. Went for lunch this visit and really enjoyed it. $12.95 lunch special - you choose between six or seven different things. I had chicken parm with the spaghetti parm, drink, salad and... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited for a late lunch/early dinner and was pleasantly pleased that even after several years of being away from Chef's, the food is just like I experienced previously --- excellent and no comparison to anywhere else!

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Ridgeway, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great food, good atmosphere, very clean and the service is fantastic. Easy to get to and lots of parking. Depending on the night you go weekends you will need reservations for dinner.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you're in the Buffalo area. I recommend you go to Chef's for dinner. They have amazing food and waitresses/waiters. I had a Tuscany salad. (Grilled chicken salad) it was amazing. I give it 5 stars. If I could, id give it 100 stars.

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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: Doing business, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?