Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo

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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
Black & Blue offers a contemporary twist on the classic American steak and seafood house. black & blue's raw bar, private rooms, stunning decor, and extensive wine list make it a consistent city favorite. Priced lower than most competing steakhouses, black & blue has also become a weekly dining stop for many. You are sure to find a wine you like in their 20 foot climate controlled wine rack. The special ultra high-heat broilers cook your steak or chop to perfection, and the seafood is second to none!
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LO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Clams to die for, best glass of wine ice ever had, great atmosphere... But the price. Dinner for 2 with drink was over $175. I would not recommend it to a friend because the prices were way more that I would be willing to pay for again. Buffalo has many choices where you could probably get what we got for far less. service was good, though.

HW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Black and blue was excellent as always. My fiancé steak was aged, seasoned, and cooked to perfection.

TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customers from MN were our guests. I chose Black and Blue because it’s a terrific dining experience. All 7 enjoyed themselves immensely and our waiter Chris was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a very wonderful time celebrating 9 years of marriage!
The entire staff was excellent!

k
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service.

SZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They’ve upped their game over the years. Great higher end wine selection, delicious filets and an absolute fantastic sommelier & server Zack. Loved him!

B
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary dinner and were very impressed. My husband mentioned to the waiter that I cannot eat gluten and they immediately offered to bring me gluten free bed that was warm, they double checked that my meal choice was gluten free, and they surprised us with a complimentary flourless chocolate cake for dessert to celebrate.

p
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Went out with Jan - she had a great steak - cooked perfectly. Mine was overcooked and tough

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Drinks were good.
Appetizers were good to very good
Main dish I had grouper it was average it came with a pesto sauce that was under the fish it was overkill and took up the entire plate and made the dish soupy and maybe cooked a little overdone. My husband had porterhouse - it was ok- I’ve had better. The sides of Mac and cheese very good and sweet potato dumpling that was just ok. Very dry in the center. Service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great Service, nice ambiance but the tables are very small. Barely enough room to fit 4 adults with drinks let alone food. Calamari was over cooked. Meatballs were very good. Lobster bisque was very good. Ordered two steaks (Filet and NY strip). One medium rare, other one medium. They came out the complete opposite. NY Strip was just ok. Not worth the money. I expected more out of a high priced meal. Would not go back unless it was just for appetizers.

c
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My partner ordered a ribeye and I ordered short ribs. His portion was huge so that he could not finish it. Mine was just the right amount.

JR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , great service ! I’ve been going there ever since they opened the place ..
The Hostess could use a dose of confidence from Zach who waited on us . He was great and seemed to really enjoy his job! Will Definitely recommend to everyone.

KM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Black & Blue is my favorite restaurant! The service, food, and drinks never cease to amaze me. I only wish that they had a couples menu or meal that included two sides.

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business lunch and was given a private space with our party of 8. Great service and even though it was noisy in the restaurant they had a great way to make the room more private and close off the sound. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a business friendly venue.

FW
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Excellent service
Exceptional peanut butter dessert

WM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. Our waiter was top notch, the food was great and the free champagne toast was a really nice touch! It made our anniversary one to remember.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good but the service, seating and ambiance were mediocre at best.

LM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Black & Blue and eat there frequently. The oysters are great, New York strip is always tasty and cooked perfectly. Love the sides. Our server the other night was Zack and he was great! My only complaint about Black & Blue is the bread! First of all I am over pretzel bread and the other rolls were hard as a rock inside and out, warm right out of the oven, but hard as a rock. This has been an issue the last few times we've eat there, but I haven't felt the need to complain about it. Just serve fresh bread, please!

JB
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I’ve called and left messages to and sent a Facebook message talk to them about my meal. We were having dinner with our son and his new girlfriend. It was not a comfortable situation to tell the waiter that my $70 lobster was horrible. I brought it home so I could take it back to them after the fact so they could see it. But no one is getting back to me. Very disappointed.

AR
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was extremely salty (& I’m a salt girl ) , very high priced for very small portions. Beautiful restaurant, good service, food was just way to salty

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good meal and very attentive service. Always enjoy our meal here

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always. The waitstaff is attentive without feeling like they're hovering. The food came out at perfect temperatures in a reasonable time. And like always, the after dinner coffee was fantastic.

DL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bone-in cowboy ribeye was absolutely amazing and came out on a sizzling platter cooked perfectly, to our specifications. The waiter even offered to cut it in half for us, since it was enormous and enough for two ladies to share. When I made my reservation, I stated it was my daughter’s birthday. Not only did she receive a birthday card, but a beautiful mini decadent flourless chocolate cake, followed by delicious truffles. The waiter was so polite and eager to please. The manager even stopped over to confirm that we were enjoying our meal. We highly recommend this restaurant.

VS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great quality. Very nice atmosphere and friendly, efficient staff.

L
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Unfortunately their sides are no longer included with their steaks, so it’s more expensive. Great for a special occasion though.

TV
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Our seafood appetizers were incredible as were the chopped salads. However, my 10 oz filet mignon was charred. I ordered medium and it was so bad, you couldn’t eat it. It should never have been allowed to leave the kitchen. It was covered in lump blue crab but the char was everywhere. It even smelled horribly burnt. I have eaten at Ruth Chris and Morten’s on several occasions.. this wouldn’t have happened there. I waited 15 minutes for a replacement. By then, my dinner companion had finished his meal and it just ruined everything. In addition, I wasn’t hungry anymore but couldn’t take it with me since we were traveling. Nothing was credited on our check. I didn’t ask but I shouldn’t have had to. The service was okay but not what I expect at a higher end establishment. Overall stick to the seafood and you will be fine.

JA
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We brought a family friend who recently lost her husband Wednesday night. We have been to your restaurant many times. Hostess was friendly and helpful service good . Your restaurant is beautiful which is one of the reasons we chose it. Bread which is the first representation of your meal was stale, tuna steak prepared rare had a hint of fishiness not firm and sweet. Bill with tip was $290, I’m happy to pay for good food but shouldn’t have to be your quality control department.

DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Always enjoy going here for a special dinner occasion.

DM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and presentation was very good. The Kobe fish special was too salty.theblack grouper was very good.

J
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

All I can say is the service was excellent. Food was pretty standard and did not warrant the cost. I'm happy to spend any amount on a really great meal. This didn't happen.

NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered my filet medium well. It came out very dry. The waiter took it back. The second filet was better but not by much.

JS
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a better steak! Great atmosphere and service!!

DR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we had a great dinning experience. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was outstanding. We will be back again... and again!

DA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were here for our wedding anniversary and the staff didn't disappoint. We were treated to a special night with an amazing meal and were left alone most of the night to enjoy the evening. The staff had perfect timing on keeping our glasses full and table clear of empty plates. Top notch service!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Nice atmosphere. We sat in banquettes by bar and it was pretty quiet. Generous portions though I found the prices slightly high for Buffalo fine dining. Service was great - the waiter very tolerant of my dad’s jokes.

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was my second time going. Not as good as the first time. My fillet was a little on the fatty side. And the meatball starter seemed a little off, taste wise. First time I went it was worth it, this time, for the money, wish I would have gone somewhere else.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleased that we were seated promptly.Seating was comfortable.Enjoyed that all courses were not rushed and we could enjoy each others company and dinner.Only criticism we had was room very dark and had difficulty in seeing menu.Especially liked onion rings and peanut butter dessert I had.Service was very good.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely night, my birthday dinner I chose this restaurant because of recommendations from friends. We had a terrific experience from the moment we walked in the door to the time we left our experience was excellent. The host took us to the table and presented a handwritten bday card, then the back waiter brought us water and a basket of fresh baked bread. The waiter took our drink order, reviewed the dinner specials and took our order. Our drinks arrived promptly and the appetizer shortly thereafter. Dinner was delivered hot and as ordered the rack of lamb was wonderful! As a Birthday treat the waiter surprised me with a flourless chocolate cake with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, delicious! We will return. This is a must see restaurant .

K
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious but the water server was more attentive then our waiter. Also we were not offered a dessert menu after our meal. Overall food was great, service was sub par.

OT
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Steak was a bone in strip. This was the saltiest steak I've ever had. They so overdid it with the salt that I was wondering what they were trying to cover up. I would do this again.

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