If you are looking for a modern, cosmopolitan or "poshy" place to eat with fine cuisine, please...DO NOT visit Oliver's. As a couple who has recently moved from NYC to Buffalo, we were longing for a NYC inspired dining experience and food. We had searched for places in the area and were saddly fooled by the reviews that this was a 4-5 star restaraunt, the Manhattan of Buffalo...Please...The complimentary Valet and the snobbish, make you feel inferior attitude of the host and wait staff had our hopes up, that in fact, Oliver's would deliver a fine dining experience (despite the 1980's black, white and red decor and the unattractive, poorly fashioned, un-knowledgable wait staff)...However...the food was...and we are not exaggerating...disgusting...Let us describe...We began with drinks...Our first two requests needed to be checked with the bar first, as our server was useless, only to return with a "no" we can't make that...Then the escargot...a chewy, rubbery, bland, nearly foul tasting escuse for a "delacacy." Then a mushroom cream soup, that was so oily with a garlic butter flavor that was going to plague us for the rest of the night...every dish thereafter had the same garlic butter flavor harshly resonating through each bite...the dressing on the salad, the seasoning of the duck and the cheese and sauce of the pasta, all drenched in the hideous "flavor." The spiniach loaf, an "upgrade" available from the regular bread served, was a stale toasted hoagie roll with frozen spiniach shreds with that underlying famous garliciky muck. We had creme brule for dessert...excessively sweet and ice cold. In summary, despite the seeminly Euro-French inspired menu, the experience is like a cheap 1980's wedding reception with sorry attempts to seem "poshy." (When we say cheap, we mean in experience, the bill was $150 for us-2 people, typically a fair amount for good food/dining...not worth it at Oliver's ). Good luck dining in Buffalo!
Pros: Complimentary Valet
Cons: Everything else