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How To Eat Cheap In Buffalo?…Wait For Restaurant Week

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Thank God! It’s Restaurant Week again in Buffalo… Considering it’s tough enough to find a job in this city, it’s great to know there is one week every now and then dedicated to people who love to eat lots of food for cheap! Come on, we all remember what it was like trying to be a college student, working multiple jobs, pay for gas and living, and still have left over money for groceries. This week would have to be right up there with Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you haven’t noticed I love food. So, when the list came out I had to make sure my favorites were on there. Just a piece of advice, if you’re looking for someone to go on a first date this week you have to try one of my favorites:

The Scotch ‘N Sirloin- This is for those of you who are looking for a nice meal in the Amherst area. For $21.11 you get a three course meal that includes unlimited salad bar, and unlimited coffee or tea! Dream come true, come to mind.
3999 Maple Road, NY 14226 (716) 837-4900

Colter Bay Grill-Who doesn’t love to take a nice drive into the city for a romantic dinner date?! Colter Bay Grill has dinner for two for $21.11, which includes two menu meals and two pints of beer!
561 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 882-1330

31 Club- Still in Beautiful Buffalo, $21.11 will get you a two course meal and a beautiful ambiance.
31 North Johnson Park, Buffalo, NY 14201-2348 (716) 332-3131

Bacchus-How about a Ladies Night Out, or a night for you Wino’s.  Bacchus is offering a choice of wine of cocktail, a small dinner plate and dessert for $21.11. One word comes to mind, Yum!
54 West Chippewa Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 854-9463

Encore- Not only a dinner date, but you can continue with a night out.  For those of you who don’t know Encore is not only an amazing, and classy restaurant but a well attended bar as well.  $21.11 will get you a three course meal, with plenty to choose from.  Those who are looking for more of a relaxing night, try to go a little earlier, say around 6:00 P.M. But don’t worry people don’t usually come out until around 12:00A.M. anyway!
492 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 931-5001

Blue Monk-Here’s a dinner place for the beer connoisseur.  Even though the beer is not included in the $21.11 meal they are offering a three course meal and that will be enough to fill you up, maybe even enough for two! And then you can spend some of your extra cash on one of their amazingly different beers! They also have a wide selection of wine and cocktails.
727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, N.Y. 14222

BW’s-How can anyone turn down BBQ anything. Especially when it’s a lunch or dinner for two that will only cost you $21.11.  Bw’s is basically giving away their meals for restaurant week, with 2 1/4 Chickens and 1/2 Rack Dinners. You have to see it you believe it, so stop in and check it out.
5007 Lake Avenue, Blasdell, NY 14219-1313 (716) 824-7455

The Friar’s Table- If you are the type of person who lives for aged prime rib or amazing seafood, this should be your stop if you can’t do anything else during restaurant week! For $21.11 (anyone noticing a common number…) you get a three course meal with a selection of prime rib and seafood for the main course… My mouth is already watering!
301 Cleveland Drive, Buffalo, NY 14215-1903 (716) 833-5554 ‎

And that concludes Part 1 of my favorite restaurants of restaurant week.  Check back tomorrow for Part 2 and the final listing/opinions on what are the restaurants to go to!

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