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Feb 4, 2016 – With Valentine’s Day coming up, you may be wondering where to take that special someone out to dinner to show them how much you care. Luckily, there are plenty of romantic restaurants in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY that are perfect for date night.

To help get you ready for the big day, we’ve put together a list of the best date night restaurants in each of the neighborhoods of our apartment communities. With the combination of delicious food, warm ambiance, and excellent service, these restaurants will undoubtedly set the tone for a romantic evening with your loved one.

Where to take a date in Buffalo & Niagara Falls, NY

Downtown Buffalo

Buffalo Chophouse – While there are numerous choices for fine dining downtown if a steak’s what you’re after, look no further than Buffalo Chophouse. Located downtown on Franklin St., its elegant yet unique decor makes for a fun experience, and its American fare can’t be beat. They’re featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu that includes dessert and wine, so be sure to book early

Elmwood Village / West Side

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With super-fresh sushi, excellent service and cozy atmosphere, Kuni’s is a fantastic date night option in the Elmwood Village. (Photo credit: Kuni’s)

Kuni’s – With brick walls and warm lighting, Kuni’s is a cozy, romantic destination for date night on Lexington Ave. in the Elmwood Village. It’s always packed and they don’t take reservations, but their sushi and other Japanese specialties are worth the wait.

Left Bank – Located on Rhode Island St. just off of Richmond, The Left Bank is considered one of the best and most romantic restaurants in Buffalo. With an eclectic menu, excellent wine list and a candlelit atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with this West Side gem.

Trattoria Aroma – Featuring homemade pastas, a vast selection of wine and some of the best seasonal dishes in Buffalo, Trattoria Aroma is always a great choice for a date night or celebration. If you’re a fan of Italian food, there’s no better restaurant in the Elmwood Village.

Hutch’s – Considered one of Buffalo’s best restaurants, Hutch’s is sure to impress on date night. Headed by one of the area’s best chefs, it features a wide menu featuring small plates and fine American cuisine, excellent service and a welcoming interior with exposed brick and romantic lighting.

North Buffalo / Parkside

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Located on Delaware Ave., Oliver’s sets the standard for fine dining in North Buffalo. (Photo credit: Oliver’s)

Oliver’s – First built in 1936, Oliver’s has been serving up amazing food and stellar service to Buffalo residents for over 80 years. With a live pianist, valet parking, and some of the area’s best chefs, this Delaware Ave. institution continues to set a high standard for fine dining in North Buffalo.

Ristorante Lombardo – Since its founding over 40 years ago, this Hertel Ave. restaurant has been serving up old-world Italian classics in North Buffalo. Enjoy a candlelit dinner in an intimate setting (we hear the lobster ravioli is heaven on a plate), and be sure to leave room for one of their homemade desserts.

CRāVing – Just one block from the North Park Theater on Hertel Ave., CRāVing offers eclectic food in a modern, yet comfortable atmosphere. Its open layout, fantastic dishes and warm ambiance make it a great spot for an early or post-theater meal. Be sure to try the homemade s’more for a sweet ending to your date.

North Tonawanda

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Webster’s Bistro & Bar is North Tonawanda’s spot for French-American cuisine. (Photo credit: Webster’s Bistro & Bar)

Webster’s Bistro & Bar – If you’re looking for something outside of the typical Italian food, consider Webster’s, a fine dining restaurant inNorth Tonawanda focusing on French bistro dishes, from escargot to beef bourguignon. Its European flair is also evident in the lighting, music and ambiance, creating a warm, welcoming environment for you and your date.

Remington Tavern – Located near the Niagara River in a large 19th century former factory and boat house, Remington Tavern’s intimate atmosphere can’t be beat. Its high ceilings, exposed brick, impeccable service and raw oyster bar (they’re an aphrodisiac, you know) make it the perfect place to treat your date.

Niagara Falls, NY

Wine On Third – A classy yet comfortable treasure on the American side of Niagara Falls, Wine on Third is the perfect place to take a date out in Niagara Falls, NY. Skip the tourist-packed restaurants and enjoy a variety of small plates and seasonal meals in this wine bar and bistro on Third St.

The Red Coach Inn – Offering an incredible view of the Falls right across from the rapids, The Red Coach Inn is sure to impress those who stay for the night or just for dinner. Its varied menu will appeal to all taste buds, and its inviting atmosphere will have you cozying up to your date by the fireplace.

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The Red Coach Inn in Niagara Falls, NY offers great views and fantastic dishes. (Photo credit: Red Coach Inn)

Savor – For a unique taste of Niagara Falls, be sure to check out Savor, a fine dining restaurant located inside the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Featuring diverse entrées from homemade pizzas to pan-seared duck in a high-end atmosphere, your date night is sure to be both memorable and delicious.


Jovi’s – Featuring Italian, fish and meat specialties, Jovi’s is an excellent choice for a date night in Kenmore. Its high quality food, top-notch service, full bar and friendly atmosphere ensure you’ll have a memorable, enjoyable evening with your loved one.

What are your favorite date night restaurants in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY? Let us know in the comments below.

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