Carte Blanche

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790 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Carte Blanche works in conjunction with local farmers and producers to serve only the finest ingredients.

Our plays on classic Italian dishes focus on the core values of Italian cuisine... great ingredients prepared simply.
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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious. The restaurant is kind of small so the rowdiness at the bar area made the whole restaurant loud.

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 6 came for our friends birthday for brunch and had such a great time, the food, service and ambiance was awesome, we definitely will be coming back.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors, creative combinations. They've done a remarkable job with the building. It's beautifully decorated and every available space has been utilized. Lovely outdoor courtyard.

RI
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All of us had halibut special it was very good,
popovers before dinner were great. Service was very attentive

SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing. Dined with 5 friends. Very few customers in dining room. Half of the items on the menu were not available. Lollypop lamb appetizer was good and very generous with 4 lollypops but Scallop appetizer was much too salty to eat. Pasta dishes were fair but nothing special. The halibut steak was fair. Nice touch to offer fruit with balsamic dressing on top of small cracker before food arrived. The popover was very good. Does not deserve the 9 stars the restaurant received in December 2016.

RS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for brunch. Had a wonderful meal on a late summer day. Everything from the bloody Mary’s to the toast for table to our brunch plate selections were perfect. Will definitely go back. Worth every penny spent.

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere is wonderful. We sat outside and had a drink before dinner in their lovely alleyway with gas fireplaces. We ate upstairs, and even though it was quite busy, the noise level was not disruptive. Our server was professional - friendly, but stayed out of the way, and very attentive. The food was perfect and our wine was delightful. All around an EXCELLENT experience.

JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and well prepared dishes. Will be back

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants and another great experience. The food is always spot on and the service is impeccable.

ED
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very happy with our meal and especially the service. One of our dinner guests had a food allergy and the waiter and chef were extremely helpful and accommodating.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and service

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

40 minute ride, well worth it. Would definitely go back!

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

I took a friend out to dinner as a thank you and Carte Blanche turned out to be the perfect place. The wait staff was very nice and the food was incredible. We both enjoyed the Prime Rib special and plan to go back for it again. The regular menu is a bit pricy but as long as they continue to have nice specials like that one I’ll keep going. The outside patio is adorable and created the perfect atmosphere for a nice dinner with a friend. I highly recommend it!

LA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch! Bloody Mary's were terrific and the stuffed pop over is great!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Normally love this place, but lately the cooks and wait staff are slipping. Eggs are always burned, orders come out wrong, bacon is greasy...not sure if management has changed hands but for the prices, I hope they get back on their game!
Btw, never take a table upstairs. The noise level is ridiculous! There were 2 parties up there (7 and 8 at each table) and it was otherwise empty. We all left with a headache it was so loud. I cant imagine if other patrons had come in. I think we would have left. Upstairs wait staff also never came to ask how our food was until we were done (we had issues with burned eggs but no one to address it to).

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic.

RW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful dinner. The food was great and the service as well. We sat upstairs and had a nice quiet dinner. Unlike most of the trendy restaurants in town, you can actually have a normal conversation at this restaurants. Highly recommended.

PC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The wait staff is fine, but the last two times we've been there the kitchen has not been up to snuff. For this last visit, we were seated quickly (and then because of the glare of setting sun, reseated), but it was almost a full hour before the first morsel of food was brought to the table - no welcoming tidbit or popover as we've come to expect and unacceptably slow for the salads and appetizers. Maybe it was because it was Sunday, but Management needs to review their practices and perhaps their staffing.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Very disappointed with Sunday brunch. Food took a very long time to come out, and several dishes for the party came out cold and a few more luke warm. Overall had experience. Will not be returning.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gluten free food! 🙂

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We have been to Carte Blanche 4-5 times for the prime rib special. The staff, the wine, the ambience, and the experience is always nice. The food has slowly went downhill, probably because more people are going out for the prime rib. Our prime rib was almost raw in parts today. It was disappointing because every other meal I had there was phenomenal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fabulous.
Only negative is that the card reader wasn’t working so we had to scrape up cash.

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lamb chop appetizer was excellent. Service impeccable. Our server was very friendly and knew the menu well. Server was able to suggest some great dishes. For a full restaurant it was not loud . Very relaxing evening. Popovers were the bomb as well as the chilled honeydue melon.

PC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Love the ambience, love the people; the waiter, Kevin, was the best! The salad was delicious, as was the wine. However, the crab cakes were horrible! They were dry and tasteless! Really, an embarrassment because I love Carte Blanche and Tim, so I’m sorry to even have to say this. They tasted like they bought them frozen from a grocery store and then over heated them. No crab taste....awful.

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was amazing. The Server was very friendly and efficient. We had a very enjoyable evening.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Waiter had dirty, greasy hair; dirty, filthy fingernails and the drink I ordered did not come as ordered. It seems they had no ice at the restaurant. Food left us both unimpressed.

C
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Entertained out of town people . They were not disappointed ,
Usual unique dish’s and service

o
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent, portions were fine (not huge). best hash browns I've ever had. we were a large group of 9, which can be a pain, but it was managed very well. they even let me order omelette off-menu. my only issue: not a huge fan of French press coffee. it was kind of weak and not really hot.

SM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service excellent chef. Would highly recommend

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

I’ve chosen Carte Blanche for dinner and brunch so many times, and never once have I regretted my decision. I’ve been to the most beautiful and intimate shower I’ve ever been to, and every time I think about where I would want for a huge life event, I would choose them over and over! The staff is without question the best in the greater Buffalo area. For the most part I know the Chef because he is as present in the dining room as much as he delivers and shines in the kitchen! I went to have brunch with two of my girlfriends today. We had a lot to catch up on, and although we apologized to our server several times for not knowing what we wanted, she was gracious, kind, and down-to-earth without missing a beat. She told us, “Ladies, I’m here to help you no matter what. Take your time.” When we finally did order, the food was prompt and unimaginably delicious. If you’re looking for an intimate, relaxing, and enjoyable experience in the quaint Hamburg Village, you would be crazy to not choose Carte Blanche. In fact, choose them over and over and over again. You won’t regret it!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Fantastic food and service!! Great for outside dining!!

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

Excellent everything. Eclectic, high-quality wine list. Excellent food and service. More than we expected. Highly recommended for foodies who enjoy wine.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Carte Blanche. The service is always excellent, only exceeded by the food, which is second to none. It’s a beautiful restaurant with gorgeous decor. I think of it as a hidden gem for Southtown’s dining.

ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. The ambience and closeness of the tables was disappointing...we could hear the entire conversation at the table of six next to us. When I last ate there, we sat outside and the noise from the street traffic was very loud. The stairs were rather long and steep to get to the second level this time. That being said, we would go back again.

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

The food was delectable! Location is quaint. Very good vibes throughout entire building. Food was served quick and server was fantastic. Will come back!

SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always can count on Carte Blanche for a wonderful night out and the best food! And another awesome waiter! Thank you! My favorite restaurant by far!

RA
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It's a nice place to go and have a better than average meal. Good place for a date or date night type of an evening.

c
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service! Very, very warm inside the restaurant.

S
19 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food was excellent BUT it was 90 degrees because the air conditioner wasn’t working. Not exaggerating we could see the thermostat. Manager told us it just happened. Our server said it was broken for 2 days. It ruined our evening. No compensation, like dessert to go. Poor management. I didn’t know you have to ask about air conditioning when making a reservation 😡

AH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had amazing food and cocktails with great service. We will absolutely be back and I highly recommend it to others. The only reason I'm putting 4 stars is it was hot in the dining room. It seemed like the air conditioner wasn't keeping up with the needs of the space.

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