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TheSweetShoppe

04/24/2011

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Take me home, Chef's Spaghetti Parm

In all my travels, this is the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to --- from the service to the consistent quality of food, it never disappoints. Favorites are the fresh bread, stuffed pepper appetizer, spaghetti parm (you will never forget this dish) and the cassata cake -- It is just fantastic!

Mary2310

02/02/2011

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
A good standby...

The food is good but not great. I've been there many times and they are consistent.

roxy13

01/25/2011

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
You either love it or hate it

It seems like people either love Chef's or hate it, there is no in between. Although it is not authentic Italian, I think the food at Chef's tastes great. I love the sauce (it is much better than the sauce Chef's sells in jars). The eggplant parm is my favorite. It is very casual, and they just recently put a bar in the restaurant. I recommend making a reservation, because it is always busy. My only complaint about Chef's is for what you are getting, the food is overpriced.

peyoan

03/23/2007

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Overall
My Favorite Restaurant by a mile

Chef's is special to me, it's about the atmosphere and memories and great food. Their food is unique, which is what I love. They don't cater to a huge spread of palates like chains like Olive Garden do, but any true food lover knows that the smaller, unique, and family-operated restaurants far supersede all else. I live in Arizona and I can't wait until I'm back in Buffalo to eat here again. People who appreciate good dining know Chef's is good. There's just no comparison in WNY. Chef's remains to be one of the busiest dining establishments in the area, and regardless what a few online critiques might say (see above), there is a reason for that. In fact good food is not the only thing that WNY has plenty of, there are also lots of naysayers (hence i now live in AZ). Check it out if you are interested in a new experience, but don't bother holding up a table from other people if you really would rather eat at an Olive Garden or are fussy...

need2checkitout

09/12/2006

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
What's the Hype?

I have always heard wonderful things about Chef's so we tried it and they must be doing soemthing right because it took a while to get in the place as it was so very crowded. However I don't understand why...Everything is a la carte and not very good for the overly high prices. I haven't gone back.

ms_jay

02/12/2006

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Not exactly Italian

After so many rave reviews and recommendations (including being voted best Italian in buffalo) a friend and myself decided to go to chef's. What a disappointment. This restaurant should more clearly label itself Italian American, none of the dishes are authentic or imaginative, as aforementioned the sauce is nothing special and comparable to ragu or prego, the pasta is garbage, and desserts were the only palateable items on the menu. If your idea of Italian is Macaroni and cheese then this is the place for you. If you know and have savored authentic italian cuisine this restaurant is nothing but a huge culinary disappointment.

venture20

07/30/2005

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
OVERHYPED!@! YUCK!

The spaghetti was way overcooked, the sauce was worse than some store bought brands.

chilicooch

07/04/2005

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Yuck.

How people think this is good Italian food, I don't know. Coming from an Italian, people who are enjoying this food obviously grew up eating Prego out of the jar. Quite possible the worst restaurant in Buffalo.

bugman

05/19/2005

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
stilll the best inspite of all the cry babies

ALL cry babies need to make their own sauce from ragu and prego

qsaijax

07/21/2003

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Chefs is the best

Chefs is hands down the best Italion Resteraunt in Buffalo.

GreyGhost

05/13/2003

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
The Best

Chefs is the best Italian food I have had in Buffalo. I have had a number of recommendations of good Italian restaurants but Chefs is the only one that has lived up to the reviews.

marlowe65

03/31/2003

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Overall
Ugh!

Very disappointing considering this restaurant's reputation. The sauce is no better than Ragu's - bland, tasteless. Where are the fresh ingredients? Garlic? Oil? Oregano?

mrhill

08/29/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
gimme a break

This place is still over rated, when a group of us went there one Sat. afternoon before going on the Miss Niagara cruise, none of us weempressed. I make better spaghetti then they do using Prego spaghetti sauce. And if I can do that, it doesn't say much for Chef's, does it?

ssperson

08/08/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
No frills - good food!

For great, no-frills, Italian food, Chef's can't be beat. Great sauce, hefty portion sizes, good price. The spaghetti parm is an institution, but go for a small!

More Info

General Info
Established in 1923, Chef's Restaurant a dining establishment that provides a range of lunch and dinner options. It specializes in Italian cuisine and serves a variety of soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Chef's Restaurant has a dining capacity of more than 325. It features a banquet room that offers space for organizing various special events, including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties and corporate meetings for up to 125 people. The restaurant also provides on- and off-site catering and takeout services, as well as its signature pasta sauce. Additionally, it provides online recipes for its signature vegetarian and nonvegetarian dishes. Chef's Restaurant is located in Buffalo, N.Y.
Email
BBB Rating
A+
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Extra Phones

Phone: (716) 856-9170

Phone: (716) 858-3095

Primary Phone: (716) 858-3095

Fax: (716) 825-2718

Fax: (716) 856-9170

TollFree: (888) 214-9187

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Buffalo River, Perry
AKA

Chefs Restaurant Inc

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Categories
Italian Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Caterers, Fast Food Restaurants, Italian Grocery Stores, Pizza, Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Take Out, Fast Food, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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