Two weeks ago, my brother and I did an impromptu day trip to Buffalo to do a Trader Joe’s run and to visit the Graycliff Estate, designed by the renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
While looking up some places to eat in Buffalo, we learned that even though their downtown is desolate in terms of pedestrian, there is a growing food scene, many with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.
Buffalo Proper, located at the corner of Franklin St. and West Tupper St. is one of those gem in Western New York. The moment you walk in, you’re in awe by the large bar that it’s hard to not order a drink from there (we didn’t, it’s daytime and they don’t serve booze before 12:00pm). The upstairs is the dining area with a wrap-around balcony patio, which was closed when we were there as it was chilly and raining.
The Spanish Burger ($14 USD) — 8oz Prime Beef Burger, Quince Mustard,
Manchego, Fried Egg, and House Chip.
Poached Farm Egg and Potatoes ($10 USD) – Fingerling Potato, Flat #12 Mushroom, Red Miso, Pickled and Charred Onion. While the poached egg does not look appealing on the plate, it tasted like it was poached in red wine — so good! Everything on the plate was so flavourful, not a single thing was left on the plate when I finished it. No cheese in this one too!
The food took a bit long to arrive, but the service was impeccable and we got a table just walking in, but I have a feeling that it’s best to make a reservation for evening service.
333 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202