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Butterwood is a Stellar Addition to Downtown's Dining Scene | Restaurants

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Butterwood is a Stellar Addition to Downtown's Dining Scene
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Butterwood is a Stellar Addition to Downtown's Dining Scene

When I first heard about their move to the Hotel Lafayette, I assumed they would be opening a larger dessert shop and catering headquarters. I had no idea, until reading this Buffalo Rising article, that they’d be actually opening a full fledged fine dining restaurant. So last Friday Alli and I decided we’d stop by the hotel and check it out.

The restaurant has an entrance from inside the hotel but they also have an outdoor entrance on Clinton/Elliot that’s less evident (I’m assuming a sign/awning will be coming soon). We made a reservation, nervous about how popular the restaurant would be. It turns out we did not need a reservation as we were two of only a handful of people dining at the time but I assume as the restaurant becomes more popular reservations will be recommended. When we walked down the stairs into the dining room we were immediately impressed, the restaurant and bar is gorgeous. Mike A’s and Pan American Grill are both lovely dining rooms in their own right, but Butterwood’s really stands out.

The restaurant has several seating options; a long bar with a big screen TV, a banquet seating area with a long white bench (to separate the bar area) and additional bar seating around their pizza oven which is at the back end of the dining room. We looked at their menu online beforehand and knew we’d be sharing a couple small plates and maybe a pizza.

To read the full article on BuffaloEats.org (featuring more pictures), click here!

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