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Blue Monk

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727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1638
716-882-6665
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3:30 pm - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Belgian Beers to WNY Local brew

Great beer selection ranging from Delicious Belgians to local brews. Nice atmosphere but very busy as evening turns into night. There is a Nice little beer garden in the rear if the restaurant which is nice during the summer months!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
cjs_yankees
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great beer selection ranging from Delicious Belgians to local brews. Nice atmosphere but very busy as evening turns into night. There is a Nice little beer garden in the rear if the restaurant which is nice during the summer months!

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We had the Belgian mussels pot which was made with Delirium Tremens beer. It was amazing, as were the duck fat frites and the dipping sauces. Super fresh and different than your typical pub fare. The 30 different beers on tap were also great. Wish there were more bars like this.

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Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very impressive beer list and great atmosphere. Food was great. We had to rush in before a concert but were impressed with what we saw and tasted. Worth a return visit. Don't take the seat at the back by the water station.

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Waterford, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Interesting,funky place(hostess had blue hair) with hugh beer selection.Large Belgian selection.Very good food---ordered Blue Balls! This was German meatballs,blue cheese,demi-glaze which was excellent. A fun place worth seeking out.

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Buffalo, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Blue Monk with friends who are regulars. What a great selection of fun beers! We sampled several different types. I look forward to another visit to try their food and more beer!

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

By far one of the best places to eat in Buffalo. Unique blend of taste inspired by beer lovers. Great beer list for any type of beer lover. The atmosphere is fun but the food is the real star. Anything you get here will satisfy your hunger. If you love good food and beer (who doesn't?) then go here. It... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After an overtime Sabers hockey win in Buffalo, I went to the Blue Monk for a some good beer and a late night snack. Very good beer selection for the beer geek in you. The menu is limited, but has some great selections with a European twist, pom frit, mussels steamed in beer, stuffed mushrooms..... Forget the diet and enjoy... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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618 reviews 618 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stopped in Saturday afternoon. Took my elderly mother too. We love the food quality here. It's a lively entertaining ambience. Waitstaff is good. Food prep is extraordinarily good. I have a seafood paella which was out of this world. I liked it better than the ones I got in Spain. My wife actually ordered spaghetti and meatballs which seemed... More 

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Buffalo NY
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The forty-some beers on tap are splendid, some excellent local crafts and some nice Belgians as well. The better ones are in the 8%-11% alcohol range. My mussels were very reminiscent of those often had in Bruge and her short rib sandwich was equally delicious and sufficient for a take-away. Try the Duck Fries (French fries done in duck fat.)... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I realize that Blue Monk is in Buffalo and not everyone has had the chance to have a real bucket of Moules (Mussels) and Frites (fries) in Belgium or France. I have. And while the Blue Monk does a good job of Moules and Frites, Buffalo ain't Belgium. But that's okay. I picked the mussels cooked with white wine, garlic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1638
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-882-6665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Monday
3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Thursday
3:30 pm - 3:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 am

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