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$10 - $39
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American, British
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Southside & Holyrood
0.3 miles from Edinburgh Old Town
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Great food, simply done, family run, what’s not to like? If you’re in and around George Square or the south side, this is the place to get a good meal at a fair price.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we have been coming to Buffalo for many years and always had lovely food, my steak on our most recent visit has to have been the best ever. Thanks guys can’t wait until next visit

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2020 via mobile

This is hands down one of the best steak houses in Edinburgh. Me and my family have been coming here for years and never been disappointed. There is a good selection of affordable wines. The Teriyaki steak is one of the most delicious things that...I have ever eaten. No exaggeration. Im really looking forward to going back after lockdown. I cannot recommend this place enough.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Phenomenal food here, first visit since they reopened after lockdown last night and did not disappoint, the atmosphere was great and we both felt very safe and looked after, the place was busy which was great to see. We booked last min and they needed...the table back 1.5hrs later however we did not feel rushed at all. Can’t wait to visit again as I can’t stop thinking about that steak!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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BuffaloG1214, General Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2020

Thank you Leah for the wonderful review

Reviewed September 20, 2020

Fabulous visit last night with close friends. Food was amazing, and service was good, despite being short staffed. All Covid track and trace was implemented and we all felt safe.

Date of visit: September 2020
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BuffaloG1214, General Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2020

Thank you Mike for the great review.

Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

We have been going to the “Buff” for over 20 years, and we were missing it during lockdown. So when it re-opened we couldn’t wait to book, and it was so worth the wait. All risk assessments are in place, track & trace details taken...on arrival and then masks off at the table. Food was as good as it always has been, in fact it even tasted better having missed it for many months. Thanks to Colin and the staff for a lovely meal, and highly recommend this great restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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BuffaloG1214, General Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2020

Many thanks for the great review it 's much appreciated.

Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely amazing meal last night, the food was so tasty, great atmosphere and the service was impeccable. Lovely wine choice as well. Hygiene in response to Covid was second to none, best sanitising of everything I have seen since restaurants have re-opened. Would really recommend...the ribs as a starter, so good!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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BuffaloG1214, General Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2020

Many thanks for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure. I'm so glad you enjoyed Buffalo.

Reviewed August 8, 2020

Cannot tell you how delighted we are for this restaurant to be open again after the Covid lock down. We went for lunch last week and as always we received a warm welcome by Colin, who was glad to be back up and running again....Very strict Covid checks in place, which made us feel extremely safe. We witnessed deep cleaning of the eating area after customers left, which is also reassuring. Lunch menu is currently off the list at the moment but what could you not like about the main menu food. I craved for a decent burger all during lock down - I was not disappointed and my husband had the Teriyaki steak, which was cooked to perfection. Will be back again soon - virus permitting Colin.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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BuffaloG1214, General Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Thank you, thank you for the wonderful review. It was so nice to see you both after17 weeks.

Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

In Edinburgh for a Show and decided to visit restaurant that we hadn’t been in since 1991 as students. Was even better than we remembered, service 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 brilliant from start to finish could not fault it. Food 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 from starters to steak again faultless. Price...🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for quality of food along with the experience in a City restaurant amazing. Still trying to work out why it’s taken us so long to return, definitely recommend 👍👍👍👍👍More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

Local friend recommended and booked dinner for us on the spur of the moment - we weren't disappointed - great steaks, friendly staff, good value for money.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Nuala M
October 26, 2019|
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Response from Buffalo G | Property representative |
Yes we have a selection of Gluten free items on our menu, marked with GF. This is available on our website. Kind Regards
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JackieS97
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Buffalo G | Property representative |
Hi, We are fully licensed
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Bxboo
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Sylvia S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea. Better to phone abd ask. Mainly a steak restaurant though
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Buffalo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5