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Empire Grill

1435 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2826
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Ranked #333 of 897 restaurants in Buffalo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 26, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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32 reviews from our community

59% Recommend
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English first
Depew, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I visited Empire Grill with my boyfriend while we were on a staycation at a nearby B&B. We headed down to Hertel for some dinner and found Empire Grill. It looked so empty we thought it might have been closed. We were seated right away in a cozy booth with a view of the bar and television, and the waitress... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Actual message between the owner, Angela, and I via facebook, is found below. Background: Their website has been down for months, so I could not find their banquet info online. I called to have it sent for a potential rehersal dinner, it was said that it would be sent "right over." Three days later still hadn't received it, so I... More

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Volos, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

last time i was on empire grill it was great!! meals were tasty, in time and service was great and very kind..plus the atmosphere was very cozy!!! I suggest it... Go try it- no second thoughts!!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had an unacceptable meal the last time we ate at the Empire Grill (see my previous review), but we were willing to give it another try, so we stopped in yesterday. The place was very busy with the after-church crowd (it was Sunday), so my hopes rose. After we sat down, the waitress informed us that we could not... More

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western NY state
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

There are not many places locally now where one can get a buffet brunch on a weekend. Decided to give Empire Grill a try after reading mixed reviews. Am happy to say the food was good and there was a wide variety from shrimp and crab legs to mac & cheese for the kids, eggs benedict that actually looked appetizing... More

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Buffalo, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Food is pricy and is average overall. Interior of restaurant is very trendy. I have been here a few times, and really would not go back. For the price of the food, quality should be better than it is.

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Buffalo, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Based off the ambiance, I expected an above-average experience. The wife and I were slightly disappointed. The prices were actually very reasonable. Our crab cake appetizers were very good. The main dishes were not up to par. Honestly, the bruschetta chicken dish was comparable to a similar fish at Friday's. We likely will not be back.

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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Management terribly rude and unaccomodating. Food overpriced, uncomfortable metal chairs and cold service. Spend your $$$ at one of the many other restaurants I'm hertel! (Spot, Globe, Kostas, Romeo and Juliet's....much much better!!)

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Buffalo, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My last experience was a hit. The calamari appetizer was amazing. Our three meals were all cooked the way we ordered. The drinks were great and the service was up to par. This isn't always experienced, but glad it was this time, as I took two people who've never been here before. **Don't sit outside on hot days. The sewer's... More

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Buffalo, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very good food, You can never go wrong with the Cajun Chicken Sandwich with crumbly bleu cheese, grilled pineapple, chipotle aioli, lettuce & tomato. Delish!!

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