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Top Choice Architecture in Buffalo

Martin House Complex

This 15,000-sq-ft house, built between 1903 and 1905, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his friend and patron Darwin D Martin. Representing Wright's Prairie House ideal, it consists of six interconnected buildi…
Top Choice Museum in Buffalo

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The gallery's superb collection, which ranges from Degas and Picasso to Ruscha, Rauschenberg and other abstract expressionists, occupies a neoclassical building planned for Buffalo's 1905 Pan American Expo. Its temp…
Top Choice Architecture in Buffalo

Buffalo City Hall

This 32-story art deco masterpiece, beautifully detailed inside and out and opened in 1931, towers over downtown. It's worth joining the free tour at noon that includes access to the mayor's office, the council cham…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Buffalo

Resurgence Brewing Company

Housed in a former engine factory that was later to became the city's dog pound, Resurgence typifies Buffalo's skill at adaptive reuse of its infrastructure. The beers ($8 for a tasting flight) are excellent, with s…
Top Choice American in Buffalo


Since 1934 this atmospheric restaurant and bar has been dishing up local favorites such as beef on weck (roast beef on a caraway-seed roll) – try it with a side of spicy Buffalo chicken wings, or go for one of the j…
Top Choice International in Buffalo

Black Sheep

Black Sheep likes to describe its style of western New York farm-to-table cuisine as 'global nomad,' which means you might find exciting, unique takes on chimichangas, pierogies and vegetable lasagna on the menu. Yo…
Top Choice American in Buffalo


On a quiet Allentown corner, bohemian Betty's does flavorful, fresh interpretations of American comfort food such as meatloaf. Brunch is deservedly popular and there's a pleasant bar.
New Mexican in Buffalo

Las Puertas

Las Puertas ('The Doors') serves up modern Mexican plates in a colorful, minimalist restaurant. The selection of mains is limited, but there are plenty of small plates like cauliflower in salsa verde and tuna cevich…
Architecture in Buffalo

Guaranty Building

Completed in 1896 for the Guaranty Construction company, this gorgeous piece of architecture has a facade covered in detailed terra-cotta tiles and a superb stained-glass ceiling in its lobby. The interpretative cen…
Spectator Sport in Buffalo


For something a bit different, catch the Queen City Roller Girls in action at the purpose-built roller-derby track, the focus of this entertainment complex that also sports outdoor ice-rinks, a big restaurant and a …