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Black & Blue Steak & Crab

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5493 Sheridan Dr, Amherst, NY 14221-3609
+1 716-839-2525
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Buffalo, New York
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a party of 12, with an 8:30 pm reservation. We had to wait, but that happens, and it was a busy night. Two of us had a drink at the bar, which tasted like water. When we were finally seated after 9:00 pm, we were given appetizers "on the house", for waiting (which was nice). The server announced... More 

Thank drymartini3
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The good -the steak cooked well The not so good- although made reservations was sat right outside the kitchen, servers banged my chair at least 5 times going past. Expensive for what you get especially sides. Weird metal plates made it feel like a cheaper chain. Overall been there done it but won't be going back

Thank jdcalluna
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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314 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was great, the dinner selections nice, the presentation appealing, the food very good. The wine selections were very nice as well. My only complaint is that I was shocked to see so many 'bad pieces' of lettuce in my salad, probably half of the greens had brown ends and cores.

Thank merlinsurrietrekker
Buffalo, New York
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213 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner and it was perfect. The scallops were perfect, the steaks were done perfectly, service was great. Was there for a business meeting with 18 people (limited menu) and was totally different experience. It was a contracted meal and we were grossly overcharged---it was horrific.

Thank M P
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations for New Year's at our last visit in February with the hostess desk. At that time the hostess said we were all set and we asked if there was anything else we needed and her statement to both my husband and myself were we would be receiving a call to confirm our reservation. Having heard nothing we... More 

Thank Randy W
Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Have lived in this area for a long time... Friends told us about this restaurant. Stopped n for drinks and appetizers. Checked out the dinner menu for another time. Selections looked very nice. The server at the bar (Julia) was VERY friendly and attentive. Will be back for dinner.

Thank stanlyn2014
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My husband took me to Black & Blue for my birthday. We have been there before and always liked the wine list, the food and service. Unfortunately, not this time. The service, as always, was excellent. My entree, not good. We asked what the specials were and the server advised there weren't any specials as its a new menu and... More 

Thank JandT5
Buffalo, New York
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I can't believe after 10 years at this location the restaurant is still as busy as it is. We went in on a windy and soon to be snowing Saturday night. I was expecting the restaurant to be almost empty but when in fact the place was packed. We were lucky to secure one of the little tables by the... More 

Thank Justin M
Hiawassee, GA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Black & Blue is amazing! We decided to eat here on our last night in Williamsville. Wish we had found them earlier in visit. Open air, modern decor, great waitstaff. My husband had great conversation with the waiter about growing up in the area and went to the same high school. We started out with the Wagu meatballs. Very tasty!... More 

Thank Windycindi
New York
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112 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a terrific meal at Black and Blue Steak and Crab and will definitely visit when I am in the area again. A local resident recommended it and the restaurant did not disappoint! I had the colossal lobster tail which was cooked to perfection. A must visit if you are visiting Amherst.

Thank LPWNewYork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5493 Sheridan Dr, Amherst, NY 14221-3609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-839-2525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?