Where to Go for Dinner in Buffalo on Christmas

  • 01 of 09

    Where to Have Dinner Around Buffalo on Christmas

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    Skip the hassle of cooking dinner for family and friends this holiday season and head out to one of these fine restaurants throughout Buffalo instead.

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  • 02 of 09

    Bella Vista

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    Situated right on the Niagara River, the Bella Vista Ristorante in the Four Points by Sheraton hotel offers stunning views that are great for a dinner with family and friends for the holidays. The expansive bar and ample seating of over-stuffed chairs make this a place where anybody would be happy to kick back and stay for a few drinks. For Christmas, the restaurant is offering a special menu including prime rib, crab-stuffed tilapia and a New York strip steak with crumbled blue cheese.

    7001 Buffalo Avenue
    Niagara Falls, NY 14304
    (716) 299-0344

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  • 03 of 09

    Buffalo Chophouse

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    One of the finest dining institutions in the city for meat lovers, Buffalo Chophouse offers a formal setting that's shrouded in elegance with crisp white tablecloths contrasting the deep rich colors of the decor. For a festive holiday dinner, start with either their seared scallops or beef carpaccio and follow with either the filet mignon, porterhouse steak or grilled lobster tail, any of which will be a treat. Top off the night with the creme brulee or the Chophouse sundae for an elegant finish to a fine dining experience.

    282 Franklin Street
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 842-6900

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  • 04 of 09

    E.B. Green's Steakhouse

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    E.B Green's Steakhouse gives the impression of a 1920's private club with its rich decor and abundance of dark mahogany wood. That opulence is what makes it the perfect setting for a holiday excursion, well, that and the food. The restaurant will be serving their usual favorites like their filet mignon, free range chicken and rack of lamb.

    2 Fountain Plaza
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 855-4870

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  • 05 of 09

    Oban Inn

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    It may be a little bit of a drive but the Christmas dinner at the Oban Inn is infamous, and even has a tragic history behind it. A fire completely decimated the building on Christmas day in 1992, but the hotel and restaurant rebuilt and rebounded. Like every past year, the festively decorated restaurant will be serving their traditional turkey feast complete with mashed potatoes and stuffing, prime rib with roasted vegetables. For dessert, guests will indulge in sticky toffee pudding with eggnog ice cream.

    160 Front Street
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

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  • 06 of 09

    Oliver's Restaurant

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    Oliver's Restaurant is one of the tried and true restaurants in Buffalo that always provides a delicious meal. This holiday season they'll be offering a unique menu with decadent dishes including, lobster and sea scallops, seared lamb rack and braised short rib. For dessert, make sure to try their malted milk chocolate mousse because as we all know, the holidays aren't complete without a rich dessert.

    2095 Delaware Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14216
    (716) 877-9662

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  • 07 of 09

    Panorama on 7

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    With stunning views of downtown Buffalo and Lake Erie from the seventh floor of the new HarborCenter building, Panorama on 7 offers some of the best views any restaurant has to offer in the city. This Christmas the restaurant will be serving their usual menu but with a few additional items including, parsnip and apple soup, pork roast and veal chop. For dessert, guests can indulge with Christmas cookie ice cream with sugar plums and gingerbread.

    95 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    (716) 852-0049

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  • 08 of 09

    Patina 250

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    The casual yet elegant decor makes this a place you could easily get comfortable with friends and this Christmas their offering a holiday spread that will make it that much harder to leave. The restaurant is serving up a host of delicious dishes including, house made pierogies, a mussel pot, rib roast and venison medallions, to name a few.

    250 Delaware Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 290-0600

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  • 09 of 09


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    The modern decor at SEAR makes it feel as though the restaurant has been pulled right out of Los Angeles or New York. The swanky bar is lined with private booths flanked by walls of mirrors. Stop by this Christmas for an experience that will make you feel as though you're on vacation out of town. For a memorable night make sure to choose one of their most unforgettable dishes, like the seared sea bass with risotto, the lobster, or the salmon with lentils and fennel.

    200 Delaware Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 319-1090