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The Steer Restaurant and Saloon

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American, Gastropub, Vegan Options
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3151 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1310
+1 716-838-0478
11:00 - 04:00
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with my family for dinner. Was seated right away! The menu was great, lots of gluten-free options. The fish tacos were amazing and our server was excellent!

Thank Kate M
Barrie, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Intended to go to Lake Effect diner but got there just as they were closing (9:57 pm). Asked for a recommendation and the fellow pointed to the Steer Restaurant next door. Didn't realize at the time that both restaurants have the same owner. At any rate, we were hungry and figured "Why not?". Although it seemed odd that we entered... More 

Thank bigkidbigkid
Palm City, Florida
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice burgers and pizza with a few really good vegan choices. Try the chick pea fries!! Our server, Samantha did a fantastic job keeping up with our party half of which were children. There is a side room to eat in besides the very active Bar area.

Thank SueMC323811
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My daughter just moved into the area and after a 6+ hour drive we wanted to eat very locally. We ate lunch here on Saturday and brnch here on Sunday. Both meals were more-than-adequate with the food being prepared literally before our eyes in an open kitchen. The staff could not have been more accommodating although management should ban their... More 

Thank george g
Lackawanna, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent food was so delicious and the cocktails were on point! 👌🏼 I will definitely be going back. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The indoors is very nicely decorated 👍🏼 overall we had an amazing experience 8/10!

Thank tayszlay
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I started off with their Strawberry Basil cocktail, it was so delicious! Not too strong not too weak and tons of flavors! Within the group we ordered a Caesar salad, crunchy croutons and lettuce, no complaints there. We also started with the French onion soup. I love French onion, I get it everywhere that sells it, so in my opinion... More 

Thank Tay S
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I saw Steers when I took the family to the Lake Effect Dinner next store. I decided then I wanted to go there. So when the oppertunity presented it self to meet with my son for dinner in the city I went for it. Walking in the front door you walk into to the bar where the room seems to... More 

Thank Duane A
Thornhill, Canada
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584 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This place established in 1969 has been recently revamped to include an open kitchen and a new menu. I had a truly wonderful French Onion soup that needed a knife to cut through the cheese and one of the "Bad A**" Burgers - Katrina (blackened Cajun, caramelized onions and blue cheese - yummy). Together with an Angry Orchard cider, I... More 

Thank AMsays
Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I was so impressed. Going to college in the area, I knew the Steer as a late-night bar hang out, but I had no idea they would have such a great menu. They also include options for vegans and gluten-free and diary-free people. And desserts. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan desserts.

Thank Bfleissner
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I was super psyched to discover last year, during my annual visit to Buffalo, that the Steer was renovated and had totally transformed its menu. I would now argue that the Steer offers some of the best vegetarian/vegan pub food in all of Buffalo. Don't miss out on the chickpea fries or the black bean burger. These recipes were not... More 

Thank Alysia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 20
American, Gastropub, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3151 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1310
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-838-0478
Since 1969, the Steer is located in the heart of Buffalo's University Heights, right next door to its sister restaurant, Lake Effect Diner. Newly Remodeled, open for lunch and dinner and weekend brunches. Upstairs private banquet room available.

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