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291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204-2011
+1 716-856-9187
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spaghetti lunch special is worth the $16. Great taste to every dish, then add hazelnut ice cream for desert, it's a must have.

Thank Roy A
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our family and everyone enjoyed their lunch. My roasted artichoke salad was amazing. The bread and dipping sauce was delicious too. My daughters antipasto salad was disappointing though. My husband's spaghetti was good but not great. Prices were a little expensive. My grandsons pizza logs were 10.00 for just 4 of them. The staff was wonderful and the... More 

Thank Laurie S
Mesa, Arizona
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was ok, lasagna had a funky taste (maybe veal) not sure what it was but I scraped it off and eat the rest of the meal cause I was hungry. The rest of the meals were good. Service was good. There were lots of family's and couples. Looks like this place does a good business because they were packed.... More 

Thank rschweichler
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like thick and chunky spaghetti sauce, this place isn't for you. But if you like a sweet sauce with a ton of cheese and warm homemade bread and you're currently not on a diet, you have to try Chef's! I recommend making reservations as they can get pretty crowded, especially before a Sabres game or downtown event. I'm... More 

Thank dawn14210
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food and service is fantastic. Make sure that you try the spaghetti parm...most entrees come with spaghetti on the side and you can "parmify" the side. A reservation is a must unless you like to wait. Parking is free across the street.

Thank Jon A
Honeoye Falls, New York
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We (spouse and daughter) visited Chef's last summer after a trip to Niagara Falls. Chef's is awesome - red & white checked tablecloths, 8 zillion celeb photos on the wall, great atmosphere. The food is excellent in terms of classic Italian-American food. We shared a large Antipasto and shared their wonderful "Spaghetti Parmesan" / a ravioli dish / and a... More 

Thank Tom P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was very inviting, gives you a true Italian family dinner feeling. Food is fantastic! Canoli is a must try!

Thank Michele M
Buffalo, New York
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286 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been eating at Chef's for years and are never disappointed - our last visit was this past weekend! A newcomer might not be that impressed, but the atmosphere is definitely cozy, casual and friendly! The waiters and waitresses move around so quickly and expertly - avoiding near collisions with trays, carts and dishes - it is a great... More 

Thank habmford
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chef's is quintessential Buffalo Italian! Lots of character, great service, and good, reasonably priced food!

Thank tjgosselin
Grand Island, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Chef's for dinner with two other couples on a Friday evening (we had reservations). I ordered spaghetti parm with a meatball. It was delicious; so much cheese!! Everyone enjoyed their meals. My husband checked his debit card the next day and called because they had over charged him by $40. They researched it and... More 

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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
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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?