We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Is this your business?
291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
+1 716-856-9187
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“spaghetti” (113 reviews)
“cacciatore” (8 reviews)
“sherbet” (7 reviews)
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (691)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 687 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef’s Restaurant has been an institution in Buffalo, NY for decades. Located in a neighborhood where many Italian immigrants settled in the 1940s - 50s, it now caters to all who want authentic Italian dishes. The dining room is large and is there are private...More

Thank Doris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of our favorite restaurants!! great food - great service - fun atmsophere.. make reservations though!!!

Thank mybuddyBuffalo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for a work dinner around Christmas time.. The dinner was very good. Everything was served hot and did taste very good. Really don't go out for Italian but if you do -this is the place to go . Enjoy

Thank kelleyforever3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just another average American Italian restaurant. The pasta is a bit too cooked, the serving sizes are large and the dishes are unoriginal. The pasta sauce that they sell jars of at the entrance in nice but I don’t understand why it brought...More

Thank luluazul24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife is from the buffalo NY area and suggested Chefs while visiting. An excellent choice. The spaghetti parm is a local favorite and I can see why. While it will cost me more time at the gym to burn off the calories, it was...More

Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will preface by saying, i have only been here once. I am a strong advocate for always giving a restaurant a second chance, so i am jumping the gun on this review a bit. That being said, i was on a business trip to...More

Thank Stephen H
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Love this place!! Their spaghetti sauce is second to none! Love their lasagna and the basket of bread. Real authentic Italian Food. Their dessert tray is filled with great choices. Just a nice place with great food and great service!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Chefs is a Buffalo institution and fun to step into the space to get a taste of old world glory. However, the only thing the food has going for it are the portion sizes, which are immense and not particularly good.

Thank sshepard218
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

A quick Saturday lunch here. Big space with many tables. Good atmosphere, friendly and welcoming. Lots of families around. The food was homely and generous portions. Good value for the price point. My veal parmesan with side of spaghetti was tasty and filling. The house...More

Thank Richard U
Reviewed January 29, 2018

I was really looking forward to having lunch at Chef's with a couple of my girlfriends last week because in the past I only dined there for buffet retirement dinners, etc. They offer a nice selection of lunch specials for $12.95 which include salad, beverage...More

Thank GramsNewYork
Nearby HotelsSee all 25 hotels in Buffalo
Courtyard Buffalo Downtown/Canalside
296 reviews
.54 miles away
Hotel at the Lafayette a Trademark Collection Hotel
336 reviews
.58 miles away
Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER
280 reviews
.58 miles away
Lofts on Pearl a Trademark Collection Hotel
195 reviews
.62 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
716 Food & Sport
709 reviews
.55 miles away
Charlie The Butcher's Express
71 reviews
.55 miles away
The Mahony
46 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Pierce-Arrow Museum
202 reviews
.17 miles away
Coca-Cola Field
263 reviews
.45 miles away
KeyBank Center
479 reviews
.59 miles away
Guaranty / Prudential Building
53 reviews
.65 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
December 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Marie Z | Reviewed this property |
December 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from amlouis | Reviewed this property |
October 8, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from bkawa | Reviewed this property |
its easier to order on line
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: +1 716-856-9187
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing