Thin Man Brewery
492 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; 923-4100
The only brewery operating in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood
Village with fresh, housemade dishes and some of the best
beer served on three floors and a patio. Hours: M–Th, 3pm–
1am, Fri, 3pm–2am; Sa, 11am–2am, Su, 11am–12am.
Black Forest Adler
2447 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; 564-2447
Classic German fare served in a casual environment. Sauerbraten and schnitzels, bratwurst, and
classic German desserts. Hours: W–Su, 4–8pm.
Scharf’s German Restaurant und Bar
2683 Clinton St., Buffalo; 895-7249
Authentic German-American cuisine. Specialties include
potato pancakes, roast duck, wienerschnitzel. Hours:
Tu–Su, 4pm–9pm; bar: Sa, Su, noon; happy hour:
Schnitzel & Co.
15 New Rd., East Amherst; 689-3600
Swiss and German favorites, including schnitzel and sausages. Call for hours. $$
708 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; 886-2977
Offering Greek specialties, all Greek wine list, daily brunch,
and casual offerings in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.
Hours: M–F, 8am–11pm. $
5877 Main St.., Williamsville; 810-9489
Classic Greek diner menu served in a contemporary room.
Hours: 7am–11pm, daily. $$$
510 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; 886-9175
Authentic Greek cuisine featuring dinner specials, seafood,
a popular brunch menu, plus full service catering. Hours:
M–Sa, 7am–11pm; Su, 7am–9pm. $
3221 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; 837-7310
Calling itself “home of the souvlaki,” Tom’s Restaurant
is known for its souvlaki. Tom’s serves breakfast, lunch,
and dinner twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
186 Allen St., Buffalo; 884-5128
Greek-American diner with breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
and late-night service. Hours: Tu–Th, 7am–1am; F–M, 7am–
5711 Transit Rd., East Amherst; 639-4550
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Specialties include
Greek appetizers, pastitso, and gyros. Hours: Su–Sa,
3545 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; 837-3038
Offers Indian fare as well as a wide assortment of sweets.
Hours: Su–Sa, 11am–2:30pm for lunch; 4:30–10pm for dinner $$
452 Pearl St., Buffalo; 768-4426
This restaurant serves delicious and homey Indian favorites
and has quickly become a popular downtown lunch
spot. Hours: Su–Th, 11:30am–10pm; F–Sa, 11:30am–
3500 Main St., Ste. 370, Amherst; 834-1400
Known for its large dosas, this entirely vegetarian
eatery also caters to those who have chosen a Jain
or vegan lifestyle. Hours: Daily, 11am–9:30pm.
1116 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; 886-4000
Specialties include lamb madrasi, chicken masala, varieties
of naan, kheer, and desserts. Hours: lunch, 11am–2:30pm;
dinner, Su–Th, 4:30–10pm; F–Sa, 4:30–10:30pm.
Hyderabad Biryani House
545 Transit Rd., Williamsville; 636-2255
Authentic Indian/Pakistani cuisine and vegetarian specialties. Hours: M, W, Th, lunch 11:30–2: 30,
Sa–Su, 11:30am–3pm; Dinner, M, W, Th, Su
5:30–9:30pm, F, Sa, 5:30–10pm, closed Tu
Jewel of India
1264 Hertel Ave., Buffalo; 877-1264
Lunch buffet daily. Traditional Indian offerings such as
breads, curried chickpeas, and tandoori. Hours: Su–Sa;
lunch, 11:30am–2:30pm; dinner, 4:30–10pm.
Kabab & Curry
5185 Transit Rd., Williamsville; 565-3822
Indian, Pakistani cuisine. Spacious surroundings with exotic
music and waterfalls. Specialties include lamb or chicken
karahi, and dosa. Hours: lunch, M–F, 11:30am–2:30pm;
Sa–Su, 11:30am–3pm; dinner, M–Su, 5–10pm.
3192 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; 835-0700
Offering Indian, Kashmiri, and Haaka Chinese
cuisine, Shalimar Garden is open for lunch and dinner, and offers banquet space and catering. Hours:
M–F, 11:30am–10pm; Sa-Su, 11:30am–11pm.
2290 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; 875-1000
Nuanced Indian dishes; a favorite of Buffalo Spree’s
Budget Crunch restaurant critic. Hours: lunch, Su–Sa,
11:30am–2:30pm; dinner, Su– Th, 4:30–10pm; F–Sa,
Taste of India
3093 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; 837-0460
Lunch buffet daily and a dinner buffet on Tuesdays. Traditional Indian dishes including breads, curried chickpeas,
and tandoori. Hours: daily, lunch, 11:30am–2:30pm; dinner,
daily, M–Th 4:30–10pm.; F–Sa, 4:30–10:30pm.
7170 Transit Rd., Williamsville; 635-4750
Specialties include seafood, pasta dishes, steak, and veal.
Hours: M–Sa, 5pm–10pm. $$
2516 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore; 874-0143
Italian fare with veal, chicken, and pasta specialties. Fresh
seafood daily. Drop-off and banquet catering. Hours: daily,
42 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo; 853-2464
Not your mama’s favorite red sauce joint, this bar/
eatery boasts good sandwiches and fist-sized meatballs. Hours: M–F, 11am–1am; Sa–Su, noon–1am.
350 Pennsylvania St., Buffalo; 342-2388
Right behind Kleinhans, Bellini’s features classic Northern
Italian menu items; great service in a quaint environment.
Hours: Tu–Sa 5–10pm. $$$