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NOVEL Restaurant



Scallop Carpaccio
citrus gelee, salmon roe, jalapeno, vanilla salt
cocktail sauce, green apple mignonette
Steak Tartar
capers, yolk puree, chilled soubise, mustard seeds
Tuna Crudo
onion ash, avocado, ponzu, cream cheese meringue
Potato Gnocchi
cauliflower, brown butter, sage, hazelnuts
Duck Confit
pickled cherry risotto
Grilled Octopus
smoked chick peas, chili oil, garlic aioli
Artichoke Francese
egg batter, lemon butter, capers
Pork Belly
creamy polenta, tomatillo relish, smoked chili glaze
Foie Gras
cherry puree, apple, brioche
Crispy Calamari
cherry peppers, pickled onion, lemon aioli
lobster bisque, curry crème fraîche, tarragon, pickled shallot
Add Chicken $4 / Add Shrimp $7
Fall Salad
field greens, brie cheese, roasted squash, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, maple vinaigrette
Walnut Goat Cheese
arugula, green apple, shaved onion, raspberry vinaigrette
Beets & Bacon
field greens, white balsamic vinaigrette, sliced beets, tempura fried camembert, candied bacon
romaine, croutons, Romano, classic dressing
Bistro Salad
baby greens, roasted red peppers, red onion, fennel, basil vinaigrette
Roasted Chicken Fusilli
sundried tomato, basil, garlic, parmesan brodo
Cacio e Pepe
bucatini, wild mushrooms, black pepper
Shrimp & Scallop Campanelle
tomato, artichoke, arugula, chardonnay sauce
seasoned ricotta, fresh pasta
Pork Bolognese
slow roasted pork, carrot rigatoni
Smoked Gouda Fonduta
tenderloin tips, charred broccolini, rosemary campanelle
Linguini & Clams
chopped clams, basil, chili flake
Frenched Pork Chop
savoy cabbage, prosciutto, mustard demi glace, fingerling potato
Filet Mignon
roasted mushroom, cheddar dauphinoise, red wine glace
beluga lentils, hollandaise, tarragon oil
golden raisin & caper vinaigrette, saffron risotto
Short Rib Bourguignon
red wine braise, pearl onions, carrots, potatoes
beet puree, roasted butternut squash, arugula, warm bacon vinaigrette
Prime NY Strip
brown sugar bourbon demi glace, chili rub, white cheddar whipped potato, asparagus
Grilled Chicken & Shrimp
preserved lemon, capers, white wine butter, whipped potato
Organic Chicken Marsala
wild mushrooms, whipped potato
Parmesan Risotto
Broccolini, Garlic, Chili Flake, Breadcrumb
Truffled Fries, Parmesan
Grilled Asparagus, Lemon Zest
Novel Restaurant is an upscale restaurant featuring fresh seafood, steaks, house made pasta, breads, & desserts. Novel Restaurant also features a private event room which can accommodate upwards of 60 people. We are also happy to to provide any full service catering needs.
$19 - $56
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Italian, European
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good food and the chef will cook items the way one requests. Nice variety of fish too! Nice that the restaurant has expanded for more seating

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SunshineV88
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I recently had dinner here with a group of friends. We had cocktails in the bar area first and the seating was comfy and warm. Dinner followed and it was AMAZING! Our server was skilled and attentive. The menu had many choices....bar food to full...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RobHop489
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Had been to this location before, but it has a new name. The food and the service were both as good as my last visit. I had the Scallops which were perfectly seared and had light topping that did not detract from the excellent scallops....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank williamkenney
Reviewed October 24, 2018

My wife and I went to Novel during Restaurant week, when restaurants are often crowded and stressed. Novel handled it beautifully. The server, Carolyn I think, was among the best we have ever had: knowledgeable, fast, funny, and perfectly attentive. Not too much and not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bruce R
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was a great place for a great meal with a great location all the meals were wonderful and very tasty as was the dessert

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This continues to be my favorite restaurant for dinner in the area... been going for 3 years.. best prepared food in WNY... service is great never had an average meal always excellent.. both owners working there all the time ...special touches in between courses ..5...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Montrose24
Reviewed September 30, 2018

For years, my wife and I had gone to Amaretto Bistro after seeing a movie at a nearby theater. Then Amaretto closed for renovations for several months. Well, the restaurant has reopened, and is much larger, swankier, and tastier than ever. Amaretto was always a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank laidbackBuffalo_NY
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here with 2 friends and we were less than impressed. Two of us had been to amaretto and had enjoyed it very much. Novel has been enlarged and redone but the food and service has suffered. We ordered a bottle of wine for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Mauzy61
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Novel is an expanded version of the Old Amaretto. The expansion/renovation did not include the menu. We have visited many times under the Amaretto label and were pleased. Now the effort looks as if it went into the bar and dining space expansion and decor....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tom2831
Reviewed August 27, 2018

For a menu with prices this high you better deliver 8 meals 5 appetizer 7 desserts not one worth an A. A medium rare steak came decidedly well, linguine with clams was clearly not fresh bivalves- home made ice cream had little flavor and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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