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“New Years' Eve Madness? Nope; just a wonderful meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Osier Landmark Restaurant

Red Osier Landmark Restaurant
6492 Main Rd, Stafford, NY 14143
888-343-6972
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Stafford
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Naples, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“New Years' Eve Madness? Nope; just a wonderful meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We've been journeying to the Red Osier for over 30 years when the overwhelming urge for prime rib done "the right way" strikes, and we have never been disappointed. For celebration dinners, or just to ring in 2012 with an early dinner before escaping this annual amateur night, it's well worth the trip - an hour & ~40 miles in our case.

Despite some of the "it ain't what it used to be" comments from other reviews, this out-of-the-way find between BUF and ROC simply reflects changes that have taken place in the restaurant industry over that same period of time. Formality in dining attire has gone away; get over it. But the Red Osier's formality and attention to detail in its menu, presentation and cuisine remains the same, whether the diners are in jeans or suits.

Our half-slabs of BBQ ribs and 10oz prime rib were done to perfection; the bakers and slaw were finely seasoned and great accompaniments. Rolls and salads were unpretentious and excellent, as always. Except for the fact that no one could finish their entrees, it doesn't get any better! Boxes to go all around!

Bob Moore has created a destination in Stafford, NY since he bought the Red Osier, and his family continues the proud tradition. Well worth the trip, in snow or in sunshine, for what is simply the best prime rib in western NY.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canandaigua, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Where's the beef? Here at the Red Osier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

If you are looking for great prime rib, make sure to visit this restaurant! We have made this my husband's birthday destination for the past 15 years. He has had fantastic prime rib every visit. The beef is consistently excellent and the rest of the menu caters to all types of visitors. This trip we had the wedge salad which was very tasty, with tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing. The men had the Bishop's Cut of prime rib and the women had the grilled prime rib steak with sauteed onions and mushrooms. The meat was cooked to order and every mouthful was a taste sensation. Many people are there for special occasions, but don't wait, visit the Red Osier soon.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marion, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Prime rib the way it should be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

We try to visit this restaurant at least once a year. When we crave prime rib it is a great place to go. This time I ordered an outside cut and it was cut and served cooked medium. Wow...a not over cooked end piece!!!
We enjoyed our waitress who was perfectly pleasant and catered to our needs in a timely manner.
For prime rib in the Rochester NY area this is a MUST!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Incredible Prime...Incredible Bargain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Definitely THE PLACE for prime rib. Get on their email list and you will get weekly
coupons for fantastic dining at a great price. Everything is superb from their strawberry dacquiri, lobster bisque, beef carved at your table, luscious bread basket to decadent
desserts. You can't miss...they are terrific!!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Niagara on the Lake Ontario Canada
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Prime Rib”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We had heard of this restaurant for several years but had not gone there. They had a prime rib special during the week. The restaurant was very busy and had great service. Older but very well appointed. Lobster bisque, salad, bread, and prime rib cut at your table. Steve was our waiter and did a great job. Would recommend this rest. Stafford NY is east of Batavia Ny which is east of Buffalo on Rte 5.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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