From the time that Frank Oliver built the restaurant in 1936, diners have remained loyal and have continued to enjoy Oliver’s exceptional food, service and ambiance. In 1983, Henry Gorino purchased Oliver’s and set the restaurant on the path to its current success. After thirty years, Henry chose WNY restaurateur David Schutte as the next owner of his thriving business.
Dave’s vision for Oliver’s has maintained the integrity of the landmark space on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, while updating the space to create a more modern and elegant ambiance. In 2016, Dave’s goal was to make renovations to the restaurant that would not only enhance guests experience, but also create a modern, fresh and contemporary ambiance. He had the backbar completely reconstructed, added new lighting, repainted and redecorated the entire dining room, and added numerous new pieces of beautiful artwork. In addition to interior renovations, he has brought in some of the best young talent in the culinary scene in Buffalo: Chef Ross Warhol and Wine Director & Dining Room Manager Brandon Ford, who both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Oliver’s.
Throughout the years at Oliver’s one thing has always remained constant; the teams commitment to deliver the absolute best dining experience bar none. It has been their goal for their first 80 years, and will continue to be their goal for today, for tomorrow, for Western New York.