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The Hollow Bistro & Brew

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Fusion
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10641 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031-1703
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Palm Beach Gardens
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner in a group of eight (4 couples) and were seated in the space recently added onto the original restaurant/bar. The space is beautifully done, it was one of those early fall evenings so the two-sided fireplace and outdoor fire torches were a welcome accompaniment to the smartly done addition. Ambiance gets five stars! The only reason for... More 

Thank Bonnie H
Buffalo, NY
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

had fish fry. haddock was frozen in past and soggy. i was overall very disappointed in this restaurant.

Thank Terry F
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding! My husband and I had the veggie burger and the ahi tuna sandwich. I'm normally a meat eater but whatever they do to their veggie burger makes it phenomenal and is well worth a try. The tuna was seared just right and also delicious. They used to have a wonton soup on the menu which I was surprised to... More 

1 Thank Florina C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The Hollow always has great food - a wonderful selection, and for many dietary requests. Their bar area has a wonderful old Buffalo feel and they have a beautiful mural on the outside of their building. The patio area is great for enjoying wine during their happy hour in the afternoon. The staff is fantastic and attentive, and the bartenders... More 

Thank Kelsey N
Buffalo, NY
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We've been coming to this restaurant for years. The food is always very good and until the expansion, the atmosphere was what you would expect in a small village bistro; cozy, small number of tables, intimate. With the expansion the food is still good but the ambience has been obliterated. The noise level in the new area is so loud... More 

Thank richBuffalo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The hollow Bistro has become a wonderful Restaurant that my husband I just love to visit. They have done so much since thier opening. Thier menu is always new & refreshing and the food is always hot and delicious. There is not one dish I can say "get this" it's all so good. All the dishes have so much flavor... More 

Thank Lvacanti2014
Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

On a Monday evening i took clients out for dinner and drinks at the bistro. The restaurant was very busy for a Monday night, in which it was great to see the place doing so well. We started off in the bar for happy hour, great drink specials and a very attentive bartender. Monday evening's you can bring your own... More 

Thank UMGOBLUE2014
Alden, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Just so you all know this is a review of two visits to the Hollow, So it does not represent a "bad day" for the chef. And also let me say, it was (up until these bad experiences) our favorite couples restaurant. Even though it was a little pricy, we love love loved the food. So to watch it devolve... More 

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Thank KBleigh
Darien Center, New York, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We have dined here many times and we have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. You will love the menu- something for everyone! The atmosphere is casual but also upscale and trendy. Love this place!

Thank Karen C
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Great food and the service was quick and helpful. We really enjoyed our mean and a diverse, unexpected menu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10641 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031-1703
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clarence
  • Phone Number: 7167597351
A unique dining experience in the heart of the historic Clarence Hollow. The Hollow Bistro & Brew stresses only using the freshest ingredients to create comfort food offerings which offer American flavors with a glimpse of Asian and International flair. Rated by the Buffalo News as "One of the top restaurants in WNY" Catering and private parties as well as daily lunch and dinner specials are also available. Reservations welcomed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?