Quality Inn Airport
4217 Genesee St.
Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone: (716) 633-5500
Fax: (716) 633-4231
Bars & Cafes
If you don't mind going a little out of your way, this hot spot east of Buffalo has the best barbecue in Western New York. Be it pulled pork, chicken, ribs, or sausage, it just doesn't get any better than the slow, wood-smoked delights Greg offers. The dinner menu includes the chicken-n-rib combo platter, Southern fried catfish, and a smoked Polish sausage plate. Add a good beer or a bottle of wine and you'll see why so many make the trip to this neck of the woods.
Melting Pot is another name for delicious fondue and memorable dining. Enjoy warm fondue and sparkling wine in a relaxed ambiance that this place has. The classy and chic decor is complimented by bold and earthy colors on walls and furnitures. Choose from the wide range of delicious cheese on offer. This place also serves salads and seafood. All in all, this is a complete diner. This beautiful diner is also used as venue for parties and gatherings.
This casual, family-friendly restaurant is the oldest brew pub in New York state. The Buffalo Brew Pub, which opened in 1986, offers 34 beers on tap. This includes several brewed in-house, as well as over two-dozen domestic and imported beers. As soon as you're seated, you'll be brought baskets of peanuts and fresh popcorn; feel free to toss the peanut shells on the black and white checkered floor. The menu offers an extensive selection of pub foods, including wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and wraps, along with more substantial fare like BBQ ribs, steak and prime rib. To remember your visit, Buffalo Brew Pup sells T-shirts, golf shirts, glasses and mugs emblazed with their logo. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Al-E-Oops is one of the finest places to have a wonderful meal at. The restaurant has a casual ambiance which puts their guests at ease to dine leisurely. The assorted menu includes American specialties, barbecue and seafood delights along with a kid-friendly course to please your young ones. The waiting staff here is friendly and every ready to accommodate special requests. Besides, the restaurant also has a full front bar with amazing drinks on offer. All in all, Al-E-Oops is the perfect option for a delightful dining experience.
This full-service restaurant, sports bar and banquet facility features casual fine dining at reasonable prices. Dinner includes roast beef, BBQ ribs and their signature baked French onion chicken: a chicken breast sautéed in French onion soup and sherry wine, topped with Swiss, mozzarella and parmesan cheese and served over angel hair pasta. Their Taste of Buffalo platter has a mini roast beef sandwich, five chicken wings, fries, blue cheese and celery. They also have a Friday-only fish fry, along with other seafood selection. Interactive dinner theater performances are scheduled in their banquet room on select Friday and Saturday evenings. – Christine A. Smyczynski
The best way to describe Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant is 'Fun'. The place is always crowded with people either enjoying a meal of chicken wings and fries or just hanging at the bar. This place has always been a local favorite and attracts a lot of locals and tourists alike. So, you can drop in for some cheap but good food or just enjoy watching people from the patio or the bar. The service most of the times is slow due to the large number of crowd which is compensated by the friendliness of the staff.
This suburban martini bar, located in a shopping plaza, is popular with the over 40 crowd. This location has hosted a number of bars and lounges over the years, and offers a quiet atmosphere where people can sit and talk with friends. It has a spacious interior with a sleek bar. Blu offers a limited tapas-style menu which includes wings and bacon-wrapped scallops. The drink menu features martini drinks, though you can also order beer and wine. Live music is featured every Tuesday night from 9p until midnight. -Christine A. Smyczynski
Myra Vining calls her Seven Owls Tearoom a "big girl playhouse". Located in an 1850s Victorian-era home, it's quite a whimsical place. Vining offers children as well as grown-ups a selection of hats, tiaras, and other items on hand for dress-up. She finds that while high tea lends itself to women in the prime of their lives, younger people, both male and female, also enjoy coming for tea. Seven Owls serves a very traditional high tea, compete with finger sandwiches, scones, and Devonshire cream. They also offer customers a selection of bag, as well as loose tea, since a lot of people aren't familiar with loose teas. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This bakery and café features delicious pastries, cookies, tartes and other desserts. They are also well-known for their ornate wedding cakes, which are tasty as well as beautiful. Entrées include salads, like Cobb salad and julienne salads, as well as café sandwiches served on fresh-baked, hand-sliced bread. breads include sourdough, sun dried tomato, whole wheat, all grain, sour rye and white. There are several panini sandwiches to choose from, including roast beef and marinated chicken. They also have a selection of gourmet wraps, egg sandwiches and quiche. A variety of coffee and espresso drinks are served. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This bar is the definition of local, from the beers to steak sandwiches, everything screams Buffalo. Technically it is closer to Amherst than Buffalo, but still within distance if you are staying downtown. The prices here are worth the trek, all of the burgers are less than 7USD and a cup of soup is about 3USD. For entertainment, most of the people are local and with plenty of TVs on the wall, it makes a great place to watch the Bills. Brunner's does not accept credit cards, so bring your cash.
Feel-Rite is a local health food chain that features a large selection of organic foods, fresh organic produce, supplements, vitamins, natural bath and beauty items, books on nutrition and much more. If Feel-Rite doesn't carry a health product, it probably doesn't exist. The Transit Road and Maple Road locations also have a juice bar and deli that features many vegetarian items. Stop by and check out Feel-Rite if you are looking for a healthier way of life. -Christine a. Smyczynski
This New Orleans-inspired bistro is named after the voodoo god of thunder, with a menu that features authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Start out with a salad, perhaps a spring green salad with apples and walnuts, a spinach salad with mushrooms, or maybe a Caesar salad. Appetizers include chicken and sausage gumbo, avocado spring rolls and fried calamari. Entrees include Creole bouillabaisse, blackened pork chops, Creole meatloaf and more. For dessert, try their house specialty, bananas foster, or maybe a slice of pecan pie or a bowl of New Orleans bread pudding. Wine is available by the glass or bottle. -Christine A. Smyczynski