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245 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201-1323
+1 716-882-8843
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first place we ate on our trip to Buffalo and it was just what we were looking for. The service was efficient the food was tasty and the ambience was fun.

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Thank Ethan S
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the cafe only for drinks and some live music. After I mentioned my lack of knowledge about Bourbon in comparison to Single Malt Scotch, the bartender offered three Bourbons to taste and a full glass of his preferred Single Malt for free. Great evening!

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Thank Marc C
Sutter Creek, CA
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Happened upon this little gem while traveling through Buffalo. What a pleasant surprise! They were very accomodating to us and our family group of 7, some of who had to leave early with a sick child. The little patio our front is great, and inside the place is comfortable and stylish. We were all impressed with the food we ordered.... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Overpriced average food and atmosphere. Extremely poor service. Save yourself the trouble and go to a real restaurant.

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Thank Rick P
Niagara Falls, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here for the first time last week has I've had a few friends recommend it to me. It did not disappoint! The bruschetta was the best I've ever had! I'd go back just for that. I had the BBQ chicken sandwich and Mac n cheese. The sandwich was good but the Mac n cheese was... More 

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2 Thank Ashley K
Bflo
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I love the food, the ambiance, the drinks, and the music. Hardware is hands down one of my all time favorite Bflo establishments. This one of the few bars in bflo that actually knows how to make a margarita without sour mix. Highly recommend the meatloaf panini.

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2 Thank ILikeDirt
Ajax, Canada
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were in town to see Pink Martini perform at Kleinhan's Music Hall this past weekend and were looking for a place to eat before the show....not being from the area we wondered around until we found Allen St Hardware Store Café. What a wonderful find, the food the drink all amazing. My husband had the fried chicken dinner and... More 

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2 Thank AjaxTravellers
Buffalo
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Don't be fooled by how warm the vestibule is upon entering. The dining area is freezing, all patrons were wearing coats! The restaurant could use some space heaters. Servers were attentive and friendly and the food was good. Will come back, but not in the winter!

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Thank quain
Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend planned a surprise party for me for my 30th. The backroom was the perfect place for a party. Two tiered room that had a bar area on both tiers. The bartenders were, one gentleman with glasses and another with a healthy beard, were the coolest. They catered to everyone's needs and made me feel like they were in... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Food was very good...Fried Chicken sandwich, Steak sandwich, Mussels and grilled veggies, and steak salad. All the meals we very good! We tried their cheesecake desert....it was so good!! The place is a little dark and has a bar feel...but didn't bother us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201-1323
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-882-8843

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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?