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291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
(716) 856-9187
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a young child and this was one of my Nana's favorite places to eat and she would take us once in a while. While visiting relatives in October I got to eat with a cousin there. It still has the bibs on the table and the food is still good. A memory that still as a bases to share.

Thank tishette
Ashville, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a great atmosphere with very friendly staff. The food was great portions and was very very good.

Thank Suejw30
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been to Buffalo or Chefs in many years. We were not disappointed!! It was a busy Saturday night and we had no reservation. We enjoyed our meal at the bar and was served by their bartender. He was great and made the dining experience even better.

Thank cpk123532
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef's is bustling, and that's the best sign of good cooking. The house specialty of spaghetti parmesan is excellent - the extra small serving was plenty. I can't imagine eating a full-size plate. The sauce was too good that we are taking three jars back to Ohio with us.

Thank Meggan W
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a destination for many travelers for good reason. Service is GREAT, the atmosphere is family friendly, and the food is very good. Basic 'down home' style Italian fare with Americano choices as well.. They bake their own bread (we got two loaves to go)..Priced for the proletariat as well, 2 entrees and a nice Chianti less than... More 

1 Thank Jdt582013
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian cuisine. Historical and famous eatery. Delicious and famous. Something 4 everyone. Located in downtown Buffalo. Great Service.

1 Thank Donna F
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros- -great prices -good food and large portions -DELICIOUS EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA -lots of choices to select from -family style and good for sharing -good service Cons- -way too noisy especially with microphone announcements -too many tables and too close to each other -our table was right outside where the bathrooms were located- not too cool -the red sauce was good... More 

1 Thank Alzira Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to love chef's. Nice service and staff. Traditional Italian American fare. Calamari are fresh and excellent for that style of calamari. Food is fresh, well prepared and flavored. EXCEPT the red sauce was much to sweet for our liking-we tried hard to like it! Will try again and have items that are not covered in the red... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Chef's table restaurant for a rehearsal dinner. When you walk in, there are pictures of many many celebrities that enjoyed this restaurant and especially their marinara sauce. I don't get it. It was just average, nothing to write home about.

Thank kb111663
Highland Beach, Florida
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126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited family in buffalo and they took us to this amazing place. lots of large party tables. we had 10 people. food was amazing. i had the spaghetti parm. could only eat half. just about everyone had to take food home as portions so big. service outstanding .can't wait to go back

Thank herb h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (716) 856-9187

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?