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Empire Grill

1435 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2826
716-446-0700
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Ranked #427 of 919 Restaurants in Buffalo
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Depew, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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birdybirdcars
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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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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Buffalo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 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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Additional Information about Empire Grill

Address: 1435 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2826
Phone Number: 716-446-0700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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