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Oliver's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, International, Contemporary
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2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-3212 (Amherst)
+1 716-877-9662
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was disappointed with this restaurant given that I was there to celebrate a very special occasion, as many do when choosing to dine here. The ambiance and the service was great but the food was so salty. Given the reputation of this establishment in Buffalo, I had higher expectations.

Thank RajahLove
Management response:

Good afternoon, I just read over your review from our restaurant, and I want to start off by apologizing personally. We appreciate you coming to us for your special occasion, and we always want everyone to leave happier than when they entered! Just would like to know if there was one specific dish that was over salted, or if it... More 

Buffalo, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although expensive for Buffalo, Olivers produces reliably good food year after year. I recently ate dinner there with five others. They always have a skilled bartender and drinks are good. Our group liked the soup as appetizer and spinach bread is an Olivers long time menu item. I generally find the fish preparation to be among the very best in... More 

Thank anitabee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Excellent always ! In my opinion this is the best in Buffalo for every reason. Food, service, atmosphere Accessibility. If you are visiting Buffalo, you must make a reservation at Olivers. Chef Warhol is always spot on!

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kenmore ny
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

JUst been back after many years. Still a class act indeed. Super service and food is great. Had the salmon and beet salad and a delicious squash soup.all presented well and server Fred was good too. My issue was the bar-very loud esp one of the bartenders whose booming voice was irritating.. We were seated near the bar area and... More 

Thank pat b
Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I try to go out to dinner once a month or so. We like to treat ourselves to good food and wine. I had wanted to try Oliver's for a long time and so did all the girls. Sooooo glad we went!! We split a few apps and they were yummy. My fav was the beef tartare.... More 

Thank hannah8277
Newcastle, Australia
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Absolutely love Oliver's! My husband and I make a point of visiting whenever we are in Buffalo. This is a fabulous restaurant and bar, well loved by the locals and one of our bars of choice to catch up with friends and family when we are in town. Patrons have a choice of fine dining in the restaurant or enjoying... More 

Thank JMR926
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We held our annual Cousin's Club Luncheon at Oliver's again this year. We ladies who lunch can always rely on great food, service and ambiance at Oliver's Restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised to be seated in their coveted Chef's Table room where our waiter Derrick expertly served us. We ranged in age from 2 to 72 and the youngest were... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Returned here this month upon hearing of new chef and decor. The restaurant is clearly brightened up from it's earlier 60s look. Very comfortable.Service was excellent as expected here. Main courses were very good, Osso Buco and Halibut. Osso Buco was splendid, but as I'm finding in many restaurants of late, slightly overdone. Just enough to take away the flakiness... More 

Thank zulu66
bonita springs fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

From the valet, coat check, host, and wait stall all were what I expect from Olliver's. Their menu is sufficient with added specials. Drinks were well done, split green salad and to die foe Cotuit oysters, with superb rack of lamb. The lobster & scallop entree was disappointing - the tail was slightly overcooked. Coffees and Creme Brûlée topped of... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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242 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

It's been several years since we had dinner at Oliver's, which recently added a new Executive Chef, and earned a 10 out of 10 rating from the restaurant critic of the Buffalo News. Our meal was wonderful, with the level of service you would expect from a high end restaurant. Expensive, but worth while.

Thank William N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-3212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-877-9662
From the time Frank Oliver built the restaurant in 1936, the diners and food-lovers of Buffalo have returned time and time again for exceptional quality and service. The decades in-between saw ownership changes, new traditions and renovations to expand our landmark space on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?