Bill Rapaport's

***** INTERACTIVE *****


A Guide to Restaurants in and around the
Buffalo / Niagara / Chautauqua / Western NY / Southern Ontario regions
(or what the Regional Knowledge Network calls the "Binational Buffalo Niagara Region"
—and beyond)

Last Update: Monday, 14 September 2015

Note: NEW or UPDATED material is highlighted

(1st Edition, May 1988 — Now in our 28th year!)

(1st Web Edition, ca. 1993 — Now in its 23rd year!)

Available on the World Wide Web with numerous restaurant and tourism links at:

or directly at:

Click here for full-screen/no-frames version.

It is with some sadness, but also some relief, that I announce the closing of my Buffalo Restaurant Guide.

I began it in 1988—long before the Web was a glimmer in anyone's eye—as a 2-page handout for an international conference that I hosted at UB.

I am gratified that it has grown to have a loyal following and many reviewers. But I have retired from UB, moved out of Buffalo, and now have other obligations to fulfill.

In addition, there are now many other Buffalo restaurant websites and Facebook pages.

To my readers and reviewers, many thanks! I apologize for a large backlog of as-yet-unpublished reviews. I will contact those reviewers privately and urge them to send their reviews elsewhere.

The guide will remain accessible on the Web unless its host, the UB Department of Computer Science & Engineering, decides otherwise.

Bon appetit!


Introduction & History
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining
On the Waterfront
UPDATED Good Things about Buffalo and Western New York UPDATED
Key to Contributors
Key to Ratings

Kudos: Some Statistics:

  • Almost 900 restaurants are listed.
    • This figure only includes one branch of multiple-branch restaurants.
    • So it underestimates the total considerably!

  • Almost 1000 reviewers have contributed since we began.

  • And there are almost 3100 reviews, though some are only of historical interest.

  • More reviewed restaurants in the area begin with the letter "S" than any other letter.

  • No reviewed restaurants begin with the letter "X" :-)

  • We have reviewed Black, Blue, Golden, Green, Pink, Red, White, & Rainbow restaurants
    • But not yet any that are Brown, Gray (or Grey), Indigo, Orange, Purple, Tan, Violet, or Yellow.

  • Trattoria Aroma has the most reviews (40, for all 3 branches);
    Shango New Orleans Bistro & Wine Bar has the most reviews for a single restaurant (32)

This page has been accessed uncounted times before 17 October 1998, and at least
times since then—that's almost 1600 hits per week.
(Although, during the past month, it was only about 1500 hits per week :-( :-(

We reached a half-million hits on 5 November 2007 at 10:17 A.M.
(That's about 9 years since the counter began.)

We reached a million hits on 7 March 2012 at 10:38 A.M.
(That's only about 4½ years since we hit a half-million!!)
Thanks a million!

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