The experience speaks for itself

We’re confident that the dining experience at Oliver’s will speak volumes about the care we pour into the food, the wine, the ambiance, and the service. But don’t take our word on it.

Media Reviews

The Buffalo News
Andrew Galarneau

At Oliver’s, new chef revs up a classic

Oliver’s – 10 plates (out of 10)

“The first-class food, setting and service that have distinguished Oliver’s remain undiminished. Plus it now features another exhibition: an artist named Warhol.” More…


Buffalo Spree Magazine
William C. Altreuter

“Ask anyone who cares about food and fine dining to list the best restaurants in Western New York: Oliver’s will almost always rate a mention in the top three or so. We have certain expectations from our institutions—but that is not the same thing as saying that our institutions should be boring. Oliver’s is not boring; it is consistently excellent, a restaurant that prepares the best ingredients with skill and imagination, and presents them with panache and wit in surroundings that are comfortable and elegant. A meal at Oliver’s is a grown-up treat, an opportunity to dress up and enjoy something special, even when there is no special occasion. It is a comfortable space, attractive and lit in a flattering palette, with what might be the most attractive bar in the city…” Click here for full Spree article

Customer Reviews

Featured Trip Advisor Review: Patricia Watson

“This is the best restaurant I have been to in Buffalo. I am basing this review on sampling a few items on the menu, couldn’t eat everything!
Here is what we had, and left us groaning from the deliciousness. Seriously, nothing in this town is prepared with this level of skill and creativeness. And I love ordinary food! But what I had at Oliver’s was extraordinary!
I am now just going to type what is on the menu, with my comments attached:
Beef Tartare: pine nuts, duck yolk pudding, charred onions, gruyere puffs, pickled mustard seed, herb puree, and nasturtium: so it was beautiful. and one fabulous taste after another. Texture, flavor, it has it all. I can’t describe it; you need to taste it.
Tuna Poke: avocado sorbet, crispy shallots, sunflower seeds, and pickled thai bird chili. I have no idea what a pickled thai bird chili is. But I can tell you this dish is from heaven!
Local Squash Soup: fried bread, apples, Pecans, and herb creme fraiche: Another astonishing combo. Every bite a delight. For the most part, I am not crazy about squash, but this soup could change all that. You can’t imagine the interplay of flavor.
Porchetta Sandwich: rapini , provolone cheese, pepper relish, garlic aioli, salt and vinegar chips: I was too full to eat it!!! But my husband swooned. I’ll eat my half tomorrow.
Our friends had branzini, which they loved, and another set of friends recommend the bolognese sauce.
RUN don’t walk to Oliver’s.”

  • Visited November 1, 2016

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“New to Buffalo within the past few years, we had heard the hype, that Oliver’s was THE best restaurant in the area. The service, the decor, and most importantly, the food, was impeccable and certainly worthy of the acclaim.”

“A great restaurant from the Old School. I go more often to sit at the bar, order off the bar menu. Perhaps the best steak sandwich you’ll ever eat. And the bartender knows how to make a good martini.”

 OpenTable Reviews:

“We’re never disappointed with our dining experience at Oliver’s. With many new restaurants opening in the City, our options increase on a daily basis. We return to Oliver’s regularly because of the great food, the energetic atmosphere & the Class A service.”
  • Visited September 9, 2016
“Service was accommodating, warm, and professional. Food was unique and perfect – loved the duck breast with caraway spaetzle. Ambiance was classy and the décor has great character. Drinks were delicious. Dessert blew our minds… Salted caramel bar to die for.”
  • Visited October 23, 2016

World Class in Buffalo

“Buffalo take pride and note, Oliver’s is a world class restaurant. I am a Buffalo native who moved away due to military service. My lady friend and I recently came to visit. We have dined in Europe and across the US and we were impressed with overall excellence of Oliver’s. The soft shell crab appetizer was perfect; the sirloin of lamb and the tuna entrees were truly to die for. We had a great experience and most memorable evening. Pefect Cocktails, Valet Parking, Presentation of food”