Whether for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, an anniversary, or other romantic occasion, the perfect restaurant will set the mood. If you’re in the Buffalo, New York area, three restaurants you can check out to bring romance to the occasion are Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Tandoori’s, and Sean Patrick’s.
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens– located at 6461 Transit Rd. in Depew; 716-683-7990 (reservations needed). Salvatore’s is a AAA Three Diamond Award winner and received the “Millennium International Award of Excellence” as one of the Top 100 American restaurants of the 20th Century. Salvatore’s is an ornate yet beautiful restaurant with an ambiance that lends itself to romance – mood lighting, fine wines, delicious foods, and sumptuous desserts. Salvatore’s team of chefs use only the freshest foods for each dish, and prices are quite reasonable for a restaurant of its stature. For a romantic dinner, try Dinner for Two ($60 per couple), including salad, potato and vegetable, dessert, and coffee or tea, with your choice of eight main courses, including steak and Shrimp, Chicken Oscar, and Homemade Lasagna with Brasciole. For a romantic evening, check out the Dinner and Lodging packages in conjunction with Salvatore’s Garden Place Hotel (6615 Transit Rd. in Williamsville; 716-635-9000).
Tandoori’s – located at 7740 Transit Rd. in Williamsville; 716-632-1112. If you enjoy Indian food, you’ll love the Royal Indian cuisine of Tandoori’s. Many times rated one of the Top 20 restaurants in Buffalo, Tandoori’s features exotic dishes made with fresh ingredients and unique seasonings. Whether you prefer vegetarian dishes, lamb, chicken, or seafood, there is something on the menu for any lover of Indian cuisine. Entrees are reasonably priced, with many seafood dishes between $13.50 and $18, and most lamb and chicken dishes in the same range. The romantic part of Tandoori’s – other than its exotic foods? Every woman dining receives a single red rose with dinner.
Sean Patrick’s – located at 3480 Millersport Hwy. in Getzville; 716-636-1709. Sean Patrick’s, once known as The Pine Lodge, was established in 1948. Its Irish theme is well-established throughout the restaurant, but particularly with the map of Ireland that is painted on the wall of one of the dining areas, the Garden Room. The restaurant also features the main dining room, a large bar, and the Emerald Isles Banquet facility. The lighting creates a romantic ambiance in the main dining room, and the high-backed booths create privacy, perfect for a romantic meal. Dinners are very reasonably priced ($9 to $40), and feature seafood, chicken, beef, salads, and sandwiches, including unique items such as Roast Duck and Sauerkraut, Lobster Ravioli, and Steak in the Grass (sliced tenderloin and sauteed spinach on garlic bread).