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$19 - $56
Italian, European
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

What was once was Amaretto's, a small intimate dining spot, they more than doubled their size a year and half ago. We made a visit in December of 2018, and was disappointed, yet expected most of the issues were "growing pains". After a year we...tried again and were most pleased with our entire experience. Our server Melissa was very knowledgable and went out of her way to give us excellent service. She even brought two samples of house wines for my wife to try before she ordered - classy. The walnut goat cheese salad was huge and excellent, as were fresh oysters and the Frenched Pork chops - an icon at Novel. We look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Ok...first off the servers are out of this world. The bartender Jim and our server were excellent. Better than we have had in the last 20 years around here. The food is exceptional..and we mean the entire menu. Don't pass up this place. Better than...anything downtown and they have convenient parking! Really...give this place a shot. Truly a gem.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed April 2, 2019

We have looked at the menu before and thought the preparations were a bit strange. This Restaurant Week menu was excellent. We had trouble deciding on our choices. There were many offerings that sounded like winners. We were very satisfied with our choices. Meals were...served steaming hot and tasted great. Service was very good as well. Although we didn't drink there, the bar area was very inviting.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 31, 2019

It was our first visit to Novel since it expanded and re-opened, replacing the previous Amaretto. While there are still many Italian choices on the menu. Two in our party had Italian dishes, and tow of us did not. My choice was a Thai-influenced halibut...dish, with coconut milk, cashews, and crab. It was wonderful. Our dining partners all enjoyed their dinners. The service was very good, too.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 18, 2019

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
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...entrees. Everyone (11) in our group was delighted and satisfied with their meals. They were presented beautifully and were delicious!! The decor (recently redone) is elegant and understated. By the way, the cocktails were terrific too! I’m anxious to return!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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....My server did an outstanding job of explaining all of the entrees.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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...too little. My Manhattan was good, good sized, and reasonably priced. Dinner: my wife's scallops were a large portion and delicious, and she liked her salad too. My pork belly app was a little stringy on the bottom, but I've never ordered pork belly before so what do I know? My salmon was perfectly cooked and terrific, nice and juicy and sweet. Dessert was part of the deal, and they just brought some light chocolaty stuff in a parfait glass. Not only was it good, but having only one option on the restaurant week menu meant that they could just bring it out at the right time without consuming a lot of ordering time. This is the first time I've seen a place really plan their RW menu in order to let the kitchen keep up with the crowd. We never felt rushed and had a really good dinner. We'll certainly be back.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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...stars!!!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • NOVEL Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4