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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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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been to this restaurant in years but I remembered how good the food was then. My husband loves their stuffed shells but they are a special and are only offered on certain nights. He was jealous when I told him we were going there tonight (wed) because it is a stuffed shells night! I went with a few... More 

Thank buffan37
Welland, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had read good reviews on this restaurant. Very good choice. Breaded veal was excellent. Portions were very filling at a great price. Definitely will return to try their signature dish of spaghetti Parmesan.

Thank Rjn1968
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family dinner. We all had pasta and everyone had a great meal. Spaghetti parmesan is something that I never heard of and was fantastic. Meatballs were excellent. The service was wonderful. The wine list could have been better.

Thank stubby98
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I have a craving for spaghetti parmesan my first thought is Chef's. The sauce, meatball and melted cheese are so delicious and I always order the large so I have leftovers the following day. Our out-of-town company enjoys the choices and it's long-standing reputation.

Thank Jan G
Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef's Restaurant is a Buffalo tradition. It features delicious traditional Italian food with Chef's delicious sauce in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Their spaghetti parmesan and chicken cacciatore can't be beat. A great placed to eat when visiting nearby Canalside, the Pierce Arrow Museum or taking in a Sabres hockey game or Bisons baseball game!

Thank TONY Z
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Buffalo tradition - it's been around since the 1920's and is very popular. The service is friendly, there are lots of menu choices, especially different pastas and the portions are big. (ordering the small size of most dishes will usually be plentiful for the average diner) However, after a few visits there, I still find the food... More 

Thank RIT17
Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many speak of Chef's as if it is the best Italian Restaurant in Buffalo. Well, being the granddaughter of Italian Immigrants , both maternal and paternal, I beg to differ. It is a great meeting place, it seats large groups easily, but the sauce is simply too sweet for my taste.

Thank grannyem
Pittsford, New York
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Spaghetti Parm Lunch special included Salad, Spaghetti with Meat Ball loaded with melted cheese and ice cream dessert. All wonderful. Great friendly service and reasonably price. You have to try if you are ever in Buffalo.

Thank Ed W
Beaufort, South Carolina
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband and I were told by a friend who used to live in Buffalo that this was the place for Italian. We haven't stopped thinking about our meal there since we went. It was absolutely delicious. Excellent Spaghetti Parmesan....three sizes! If you're big eater, the large should be more than enough! Even the small was more than my husband... More 

Thank prissyteacher
McKean, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

THE FOOD IS VERY delish the place bustles we were up from ERIE PA on a biz trip and stopped in for a quick bite it was fast and very friendly

Thank LiSteadz

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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?