It’s March in Buffalo, which is just another winter month. The snow has been a big tease, coming and going without warning so that us WNY-ers underestimate the road conditions and mistakenly wear the lighter puffy coat -__-. As spring breakers flaunt their insta pics in Cancun and St. Thomas, we shiver and forget what it’s like to not risk hypothermia outside. At least it’s staying light out later.. Well, with or without the snow and slush I have come up with 5 restaurants I want to experience in Buffalo ASAP.
Remedy House – It looks like a postcard in a snow storm. This victorian inspired beauty was showcased by Buffalo Rising and I can’t stop thinking about it. They have french inspired pastries, which I love the idea of (cuz carbs). And I can always get behind a place that sells cocktails and coffee -think of it like the least intimidating bar setting ever. It’s also pretty neat that the Rhode Island St restaurant came to be after the owners ran a very successful mobile espresso bar.
Rowhouse Bakery and Restaurant– The minute Step Out Buffalo compared every room in Rowhouse to a different episode on HGTV I was sold. I have been training for this moment!!! Who doesn’t want to drink mimosas and pretend they’re brunching in their mansion, library, conservatory, etc? They serve lunch, dinner, cafe items and handcrafted cocktails, so the possibilities are endless. Okay, I’m ready for a negroni and an instagram pic in front of one of those brick walls.
Tempo- There aren’t many Italian restaurants in Western New York that I haven’t been to. I was on my way to Brunch a couple Sundays ago when I saw the sign for this brick beauty on Deleware ave, which inspired me to browse the menu after. Multiple dishes with goat cheese = when are we going!! I already know I would get the Eggplant Antipasto, undoubtedly. And if I wanted to be adventurous I would try the sweet onion tart (just don’t kiss me after lol). Tempo is a self proclaimed “Tuscan villa” with a “European Feel”, which makes me think this restaurant is probably the ideal place in Buffalo for a staycation meal. Bonus points: once the snow is gone they have an outside patio available to dine on!
The Dapper Goose: Yes, you can charge me a stupid amount of money for a plate of cheese. That sounds like an ideal meal to me. This restaurant is super unique, as it rotates small plates, large plates and exclusive cheeses based on what is available at area farms. They had French Onion Soup on the menu back in December and I’m still kicking myself for missing it… as my friends know I tend to pick restaurants while its cold outside based on this list #notsorry
Roost: I like an entertaining dinner, an experience if you will, and this locally sourced eatery has an open kitchen that they say acts as “a stage so guests can watch all that we do”. **It’s not my story to tell, so I’m not going to air dirty laundry, but recently my friends and I had an extremely disappointing dining and drinking experience at a popular buffalo restaurant. Afterwards we wondered what happened when we were not looking!** I take comfort in knowing exactly what preparation is going into my meal and Roost understands that. They also have lemon waffles and mac n’ cheese on their brunch menu, great non-egg options for someone looking for other options like me.
I am ALWAYS looking for different restaurants to try in Western New York -please give me recommendations! Moving closer to the city has made experiencing gems like these more possible -and I want to take advantage of it. For more on my foodie favorites follow me on Instagram.