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NOVEL Restaurant

7170 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7232
+1 716-635-4750
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7170 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7232
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Thank toastboy1
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Usually an excellent choice but today was terrible. The server was somewhat rude. Paid $19 for the fois grad appetizer that was less than the size and width of a quarter but according to the server “it is 2 ounces”. The evening special bronzino was...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank My3andme
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $56
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7170 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7232 (Formerly Amaretto Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Williamsville
  • Phone Number: +1 716-635-4750
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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.
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