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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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“lasagna” (10 reviews)
“duck confit” (4 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7170 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7232
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

Small intimate place best for two or four, but we've seen as many as eight in a party on occasion. Quiet relaxed atmosphere. Excellent knowledgeable servers, Somewhat limited menu in size, but oh so good. Duck confit appetizer, goat cheese and walnut salad among the...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Len A
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Had very nice meals. 4 couples . Everybody happy. A few unusual dishes. Very good. Server (Andrea) was excellent. Prices were a little high.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank danorman2
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Four of us had dinner here last week while in Buffalo. While not much to look at from the outside, the restaurant was warm and inviting inside. Service was very good, and our server was very helpful with portion sizes and recommendations. The food was...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank SBHgirl
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

This is an intimate restaurant that is truly undiscovered. Food is excellent, more on the comfort food style then the exotic . That is great as they know what and who they are, service was exceptional, friendly, and attentive as well as knowledgeable. Pricing was...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Pat A
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went out to a movie and dinner last night. The movie was "Joy" and was was terrible. We couldn't believe Jennifer Lawrence got a Golden Globe for that. The dinner at Amaretto...was fantastic. It is a small local place that serves...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank William P
Reviewed January 12, 2016

Amaretto Bistro recently dropped "Italian" from their name, and now offer a mix of cuisines as well as traditional Italian.We went there on Saturday night after a movie, and had a wonderful dinner. We shared a mixed green salad, then had our main courses: Traditional...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank William N
Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have eaten here several times and always had a good meal. The unassuming facade should not deter you from trying this small, locally owned bistro. Each dish is prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients and the entrees change frequently enough to keep things interesting. Service...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Bflogal44
Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have to say that i used a Groupon for this restaurant so the price was down and i was still not happy with it. The food was just okay and the place needs a remodel badly. Meh

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Debbie M
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Nothing to look at from the outside but the focus is clearly on food. We've been here a dozen times and I've been hesitant to write this review in fear the table availabilty wont be there for long. Each dining experience here has been over-the-top...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank micksbuswithwings
Reviewed August 25, 2015

Don't let the location in a small plaza on busy highway fool you - this is an excellent restaurant. We have been dining here about once a month for the past four years and have NEVER had a bad experience. If you're not very hungry,...More

Date of visit: August 2015
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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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