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Oliver's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Italian, International, Contemporary
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2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-3212 (Amherst)
+1 716-877-9662
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently moved back to buffalo and always thought of Oliver's as the place my grandparents used to go to. Assumed it would be stodgy and have more classic dishes. Was pleasantly surprised to find inventive dishes and new flavors in contrast to other buffalo fine dining establishments that stick to the tried and true. If I'm going to spend that... More 

Thank Chaya143
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday night- it was dead, however service was excellent. An amazing wine selection, fresh baked bread and really good menu We will definitely be back

Thank DaveThornbury
Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oliver's was always the gold standard for those of us native Buffalonians. Recently, it has changed ownership. Our recent visit was the first time for us under new ownership. Unfortunately, the atmosphere, service, and food quality is dead and gone. Of the four at our table, two of the entrees were so unacceptable, that the management deleted them from the... More 

3 Thank vinoman
Dulles, Virginia
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217 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were exited to dine at Oliver's being our first time here, oh boy what a mistake it was. First of all, it was our anniversary and we though we be having a great meal. From the start, we were seated on a booth few feet away from the bar. The bar had one patron only, a female who was... More 

3 Thank Sweetie897
Buffalo, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Food is high quality. Staff is extremely attentive.Attention to detail, food quality & presentation are all exceptional! Great place for a couple or a family get together.

Thank Cynthia S
Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

One of my top 2 favorite restaurants in Buffalo. My favorite place to go New Year's Eve. If you are looking for great food, fine dining and a romantic atmosphere this is the place. Food is excellent, service is superb, waiters are awesome. The Bartenders are very professional and friendly too! I have had filet several times and fish dishes,... More 

Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Outstanding food and service awaits at this Buffalo classic. Everything on the menu is superb, try the spinach loaf (best ever) and the bolognese is always fantastic and very reasonable - love the bar, it's a classic!!

Thank Mike D
Jamestown, New York
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I lived around the corner from Oliver's back in the late 1970's and in Buffalo until 2000, always wanting to go to Oliver's but never finding the right time or persons to go with. Finally, for my 65th birthday, I thought it was time to experience Oliver's. The exterior is essentially unchanged since I first noticed the restaurant, great Deco... More 

Thank Ann N
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have not been here for at least 5 years and happened to pass it the other and thought it would be nice to try it again. . We arrived and were seated quickly; nevertheless, it took forever for the server to take our drink order , when we finally got our drinks , finished, they sat empty, no server... More 

4 Thank jeff w
Buffalo, NY
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85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We have eaten here twice since the new chef has been in the house and it is nothing but exceptional. The new touches to the cuisine make this the best restaurant in the Buffalo culinary scene. The creativity and quality are over the top! Like the chilled asparagus soup with lump crab, apricots, grapefruit, and shaved white chocolate; the new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Italian, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?