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“USE TO BE GREAT!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant

Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #183 of 1,025 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant has been a neighborhood gathering spot and thriving restaurant since 1970. The Bowery started as a small NY City pub; yet NOW is a large 10,000 sq ft restaurant offering our full menu available for lunch, dinner, banquets, meetings, catering and accommodations for most any size group. When looking for the spot to meet with friends, family &/or co-workers; "Brennan's Bowery Bar" is the place for you. Located at the corner of Main St. & Transit Rd.
Williamsville, New York
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“USE TO BE GREAT!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The restaurant was closed for a short time for improvements. When they reopened we went there to have their Shepherd's Pie which we have had for many years. As winter is approaching we decided to go there one night and ordered the pie. It was terrible. I inquired if they had a new chef and was told yes and that they were making changes. We informed the waitress that this was horrible and she did take care of us but there was nothing she could do about the food. A group of friends wanted to go there a week later so I thought I would give it another try. Bad mistake. I ordered the fajita salad and asked that the cheese and olives be kept off. My (SMALL) and I mean small salad arrived with lettuce, chicken and salsa on the side for about $12.00. Two others ordered the lunch special small sandwich and soup. The onion soups cheese on top was black and the rolls on the sandwich were stale. They did not want to complain so I informed the waitress of how bad it was and she gave them a 10% discount, no offering of anything to replace the bad food. We have been going there for over 30 years and it was always a hit with my family and friends, actually we usually go there for a holiday or two and my family is over ten people. We will never be back. In Buffalo there are so many great restaurants and this use to be one of them. What they should have done when they were closed for updating the restaurant was clean up the inside and leave the menu alone. We have continued to warn many of our friends so they don't experience the poor food they are substituting for what use to be a great menu.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Irish pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Great atmoshere to meet up with friends for a drink and food looked good,very busy,only had appetizers.Staff very friendly.We Canucks meet here before going to Salvatore's Hotel for our yearly overnight stay! About 3-4 min. fom Salvatore's Hotel.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We have frequented this bar for the past 30 years or so, when we go state side. This place has had a bit of a face lift compared to the dingy old dump that it was in the late 80's. It was always know as one of those places that did not get the two million dollar face lift but the food was always great.

They are one of the best wing bars in the Buffalo area. For a small fee they will also grill your wings. Not sure why you pay extra when ordering your wings grilled. However they sure do taste better this way.

As well they have a great fish fry on Friday nights and many other menu items that are excellent. Portions are good for the price they charge.

Wait staff are excellent and the bar is normally very busy on sports nights and weekends. They now have an outdoor pattio area outside the front door for the summer months.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank haroldslangille
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New York City, New York
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“love their wings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Good wings, good food, wide selection of menu items, and cozy atmosphere. The food is consistent, and is an old , favorite pub in the Buffalo area.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank josiestone
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Boynton Beach
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place to meet up with friends while in town!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Usually we just stop at Brennan's for drinks and to meet up with friends while we are in town. This weekend we met friends for dinner and was pleasantly surprised at the food. The salads are huge and the sandwiches were tasty. We enjoyed dinner and time with friends in this pub atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kim K
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