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Coles Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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1104 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1226
+1 716-886-1449
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Buffalo, New York
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to Cole's several times for drinks and once for a stag in the 2nd floor room, but I finally set aside some time to come for dinner and was not disappointed. The menu had a good variety without any item breaking the bank. Good beer list, and there was a decent enough crowd for mid-week! It's usually... More 

Thank Alex S
Grand Island, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Italian Chicken and Caesar salad - beautiful and flavorful. Loved the lightly breaded chicken on the Italian Salad. Great atmosphere and service

Thank Kris U
Corning, New York
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to for dinner and had a picky eater with us, everyone found something they liked. The food was hot and delicious and arrived quickly! The service was great price was comparable to other restaurants in that area. We'll definitely go back if we're in town.

Thank tdaning0
Lackawanna, New York
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Every time we eat here we ask why don't we come here more often!, always a great meal we usually just do burgers or sandwiches never an entree. Love the beer flights and apps. If there were any complaints parking and noise level. It's an old building that's alwAys crowded so I guess noise is unavoidable!, we must be getting... More 

Thank DrDEbDDS1964
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great food, wonderful service - ample amount of food for the number of guests. Atmosphere was family oriented.

Thank Lauren F
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141 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went to Coles for the Buffalo classic Beef on Weck, and we all enjoyed it. It was a really busy Saturday night, the place was packed, but we made a reservation (I think?). So, didn't have a problem getting a seat. Service was efficient, especially for such a busy night. This was my first trip to... More 

Thank KDUB7
Bayside, New York
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's nice to know some things stay the same. The food was again great. Enough that we took home some for later. Craft beers too many to count.

Thank karenmm58
Lockport, New York
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Just literally walked out of Cole's. It being the sister restaurant of Brennan's, I expected pretty much the same style atmosphere(lot's of wood, extreme low-lighting,dark etc...). Well that's what we got and then some. Times it by 2. It was so dark we wanted to fall asleep and the music was so loud that the bass was vibrating our chairs.... More 

Thank redjad
Buffalo, New York, United States
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Huge fan of Cole’s Brunch. They offer the best Bloody Mary’s in Buffalo! You want regular?...you got it. Spicy?...sure. But you can get those anywhere. How about a Cucumber Bloody Mary…they have it…so clean and refreshing. They offer Basil, Chipotle, Chipotle Bacon (my favorite!). I’ve worked my way through the menu and there is not a bad one in the... More 

Thank Heather J
London, Canada
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were impressed. A very extensive craft beer menu, with cider for non-beer drinkers. The food was a pleasant surprise. Imaginative variations on burgers, sandwiches. The Tuscan egg rolls (pictured) included chicken, goat's cheese, sun-dried tomatoes with a pesto dip. The chicken burger with avocado, caramelized onions & chipolte aioli was delicious. They even knew how to do extra crispy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1226
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-886-1449

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