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291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
+1 716-856-9187
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to go to Chef's one Friday night. We did not have reservations but they seated us quickly. The food was awesome; very good. The service was very good. I had the eggplant and my husband had the chicken parm. We both took food home with us; very generous portions. Would recommend this place to any Italian food lover.

Thank Joanne C
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here a few times. It's one of Buffalo's most well known restaurants. Huge menu of selections. Easy to find something you'll like. Prices are reasonable. You'll want to make reservations if you have a large group. Especially on weekends. The chicken cutlet is great. Very good sauce. Parking can be a challenge at times but there's lots on... More 

Thank Jim R
Fairfield, California, United States
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came here before a Sabres hockey game, place was packed. Definitely recommend reservations on a game night. Signature dish is the spaghetti parm, you can get just the base of spaghetti, sauce, with the cheese melted on top, or add the meatballs or sausage (extra charge). My husband had it with sausage, he couldn't finish it! i had the Irv's... More 

Thank Margaret W
Niagara Falls, Canada
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an early dinner with my wife, stuffed shells for her, spaghetti parm for yself. ya can't go wrong,..that sauce, a wowzer!

Thank Mark D
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was not what we expected. The food was not good. The sauce was runny and watery. Food tasted blan. The service was not good.

Thank cyndon0806
Niagara Falls, NY
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First let me say that this is a Buffalo institution, so as a local, I am probably going to be slammed for my review. It's a big, casual place and great for kids. Portions are huge. I've been dragged here numerous times over many years for various occasions, but it's definitely not my fav. I've had poor service on several... More 

Thank Jakeysnake
Tarrytown, New York
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chef's is a popular Italian family style restaurant. Very good food. They have this amazing gluten free bread for individuals who can't have bread. Also, I had some wonderful dish with chicken & veggies & wine from the napa valley collection. Was just fun atmosphere to meet up with friends for lunch.

Thank zanifranny
Buffalo, New York
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Chef's on a number of occasions, but it had been a while, so I hadn't written a review. A friend was in town, so we decided she should experience Chef's. We went on a weekenight, and had 3 guests. The atmosphere is of a family restaurant, the walls filled with local celebrity signed pictures and some... More 

Thank jen1ny2016
Webster, New York
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for one of those old school Italian restaurants with celebrity photos on the walls, friendly staff and great food, this is the place! Portions are large, atmosphere is a little loud but expected. If you like cheese, you must try the spaghetti parm! Food was delicious! Service was great! Highly recommend this place!!

Thank BethLock
Vaughan, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Ample parking, quick friendly service, good food options, and good food quality. This had all the right ingredients as the perfect place for lunch between hockey games at the nearby Buffalo Riverworks open air arena. REAL food.

Thank seanrigbybrown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-856-9187

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