Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo

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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster Tail is delicious. Adam great server.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

First time there. Very overrated and expensive for what you get. 1 medium sized crab leg for $23 with steak order! The filet was fine and, surprisingly, drinks reasonable. I can think of a lot of other places I would go if I want a $200 dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Olivia was amazing. I’d go back for her any day.

CW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the server (Olivia) was outstanding. We were celebrating two birthdays and the entire staff made that very memorable

GP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, our waiter Liam was super efficient and very likable. Food was attractively presented and very delicious.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

This was a first time experience for my Nephew. He was very happy with the ambiance and menu selection. I will say he was pleased with his choice of dinner which was the steak and half lobster. As for myself I had the 18 oz. lobster tail, I inquired as to the tastiness and sweetness of the tail and was told it was very good...as I expected. As it turned out the tail was bland without even a hint of savvy in preparation. The presentation was a white and bland looking boiled tail...there is was nothing appealing about it and it was a bit tough. When I go to dinner at a restaurant as yours I expect to be very pleased and delighted that I came...sadly I was not.

JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

It was a seasoning explosion! Everyhing from steak to sides was covered with random spices. I was quite surprised by the sides. I consider them cheap, not up to basic restaurant standards and completely lacked imagination for the price paid. Positive note, the wine was good!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!

GB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I had king crab legs and they had slits in them one leg had a slit but know meat in it. I was on a date so I didn't want to complain at that time.

s
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

not the same on a holiday night as on a regular night

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

New Years dinner... wasn’t the same as it normally is there. Probably our worst meal there. Very disappointed

AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was great.....Love the atmosphere, have been coming for years. A little surprised at the price of 1 small glass of wine at $12.75 ...other than that I though the cost of the food was fair, delicious and the portions were good.....Also , draft beer was empty on our first 2 choices. Prob. because of the holdiay.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent overall experience. Service and food was excellent.

LC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Early New Year’s Eve. We to ask for silverware on several occasions, never inquired about meals. Been going here for a while and just really bad service

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Just ok, better first time we went. Our waiter was just ok, I think because we had some teens with us he figured he wouldn’t get a big tip...which was untrue. Probably won’t go back any time soon. It was early New Year’s Eve (4-5 pm) and the manager (Ashley) who had the place in top order last time we went wasn’t there....so it felt like it was missing the service and quality he demands of his team.

B
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A beautiful restaurant serving an interesting menu and fine cocktails. We had lunch and for lunch the prices tend to the high end.

P
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great meal, terrific service and a relaxing atmosphere. We can’t wait to go back!

M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the pretzel bread served with dinner; you must save room for the peanut butter pie parfait - it's delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as was service! Will definitely go back.

JS
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Our waiter, Craig, was excellent. The food was not. The house special that night was seabass on risotto with spinach and carrot puree. That is what I chose to eat. It was sweet on sweet on sweet. There was no acid to balance the meal and the fish tasted unseasoned. I brought the leftovers home, but I ended up throwing them out because I couldn't stomach to eat the meal again. I was really looking forward to eating at this restaurant, but I was disappointed. I loved the ambiance, but the food would preclude me from going back.

JH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner on Christmas Eve with my wife. Food was fantastic and the ambiance is always nice. It was a busy night with a lot of family holiday dinners but the staff was extremely nice and accommodating to everyone. We will continue to make this part of our holiday traditions.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Live in NYC and appreciated the open space between dining tables. Enjoyed menu selections, taste of food and prices. Will visit again next trip to Buffalo.

PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Friendly, attentive service. Food was great, one of the steaks was undercooked, but I suspect a communication error. Leg room for 4 people uncomfortable, overall good experienxe and value

TL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Waygu beef apps we’re tasty. Highly recommend them. Steak sandwich was very good also though bread got a bit soggy.

CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding, our server,Liam, made our anniversary special!

ND
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Brandon was a great server, very attentive and helpful. Great professional demeanor, Not thrilled about my grilled chicken Caesar salad. Very plain and dressing was mediocre.
Dessert selection was good.

MB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every thing was great , I already have a dinner reservation there .... A+++++

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and server made sure everything was to our satisfaction.

BS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable. Unfortunately the same could not be said for the food. Steak was burned and had to be returned to kitchen. second steak not cooked well in spots. Macaroni and cheese lacked much cheese flavor at all and was returned to kitchen. Was told on phone lobster and crab legs would be availabe but this was not the case upon arrival. I was treating a friend for her 50th birthday and she was disappointed. Would go again but, for dinner. The staff bent over backwards to try and make things right. They are definitely the selling point for this establishment.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is mine and my husband’s favorite restaurant. We come here three times a year to have a very nice diner and they never disappoint! We have also been to their other locations and they are equally comparable. We will forever be patrons to this restaurant. If you ever come here you need to have the steak and the meatballs!! They’re out of this world!!

PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I find it hard these days to find a restaurant that offers what we would call a true dining experience.

This was not the case with Black & Blue. From the friendly greeting at the door to the marvelous, professional service rendered by our server, our evening was a throwback to the days of feeling well-treated and special when we go out to dinner.

The place is beautiful: modern in decor and layout, with a classy vibe. Server was engaging, intelligent, and well-versed in the food and drink offerings. His suggestions were appreciated. We enjoyed catch-of-the-day oysters first; they were melt-in-the-mouth superb. For entrees, we each ordered the 7-oz. filet, which our server suggested we pair a wonderful merlot. Quite delicious! Meat was rare (as ordered), and the sides of mac & cheese and asparagus were great complements. We don't always have dessert, but decided to try the molten chocolate bomb, which hit the spot.

While B&B is a tad pricey for Buffalo, you get what you pay for in terms of quality and experience. We'll be back!

AN
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service was fantastic and our server made it a memorable first visit!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service, food, and atmosphere. We were celebrating my father's and my daughter's birthdays and were treated like royalty. Thank you for a perfect evening.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Specified special date that I’d be visiting for
Was seated In the middle of the restaurant at a table for 4
Kinda dropped the ball there
My steak was over cooked wife’s was under cooked
Kinda not up to the standards expected considering price
Manager did make matters right and would consider returning for a second try

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great. Our server was nice. Think he was new We always have a great meal at B&B. No complaints.

n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I brought a friend to lunch to celebrate his birthday. Everyone who served us in any way made the event special. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited from Canada and what started out as a negative turned into one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. We had booked reservations for 8:15 but weren’t seated until one hour later. During our wait Ashley, the manager visited us numerous times to apologize and offer us drinks at the bar. The dedication to a positive experience did not stop there however! We were then treated to appetizers and dessert as well and CONSISTENTLY checked in on by many staff members as well as management. They all went above and beyond to ensure our experience was nothing but fantastic. Food was excellent, service was out of this world. Would 100% return and recommend!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect anniversary!

JN
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our annual trip from Tennessee back to Canada and we always stay over in Buffalo and also always its the Black and Blue.

Mr Smith you manage a first class dining room- the food is always splendid and most reasonable even for us who pay in more expensive Canadian dollars

You are always on our must list - an excellent place to dine.

Our regards. JP and Joanne Nevin

ND
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience3

Table too close to other tables. Noisy. Steaks we're salty and ribeye was a terrible cut. Overpriced. Do not expect to return.