Buffalo Restaurants near Shea's Performing Arts Center

Our list of the best food near Shea's Performing Arts Center. Our top pick: Bacchus Wine Bar.
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  • Shea's Performing Arts Center

    646 Main St.
    Located in an dazzlingly ornate former movie palace that has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Shea's Performing Arts Center has been the cornerstone of downtown Buffalo's Theater District since the late 1970s, when its opening thwarted plans by civic leaders to demolish the grand old building. Today, Shea's is Buffalo's premier venue for lavish Broadway-style musicals such as "Dreamgirls", "The Lion King", and "Wicked", as well as live music and performances such as "Sesame Street Live" and the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular". The Mighty Wurlitzer organ, installed in the theater in 1926 to provide musical accompaniment to silent movies, is also occasionally dusted off for performances of various types. Next door to the main theater is Shea's Smith Theatre, which hosts smaller shows, local productions, and stand-up comedy.
    Central Business District food nearby
  • Bacchus Wine Bar

    Bacchus Wine Bar

    54 W Chippewa St
    Chippewa St., ☎ +1 716 854-9463.
    Central Business District
  • Merge


    439 Delaware Ave., 14202
    A hip Allentown destination for trendy young urbanites, Merge offers not only high-quality food at great prices, but also displays paintings, photography, and other work by local artists, and is a venue for live music where local bands strut their stuff. As for the food, healthy and upscale gourmet sandwiches, wraps, salads, and entrees abound, with the menu utterly dominated by vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
  • Papaya


    118 W Chippewa St
    Chippewa St., ☎ +1 716 856-2444. M-Tu 11AM-11PM, W-Th 11AM-12AM, F 11AM-2AM, Sa 3PM-2AM, Su 3PM-10PM. $25-50. The "Chip Strip" is known mostly for its rowdy bars and dance clubs, but it also boasts a few decent restaurants. Papaya is one of these. Serving daring Asian fusion cuisine with an accent on Thai and Vietnamese influences, as well as sushi, Papaya's menu is one of Buffalo's most innovative. Beer, wine, sake, and cocktails are served including excellent martinis.
    Central Business District
  • Bada Bing

    Bada Bing

    115 W Chippewa St
    Chippewa St., ☎ +1 716 853-2464.
    Central Business District
  • 31 Club

    31 Club

    31 N Johnson Park
    Johnson Park, ☎ +1 716 332-3131. Lunch W-F 11AM-2:30PM & Su (brunch) 11AM-3PM; Dinner M-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-12PM. $35-60. The 31 Club began in the 1940s as Buffalo's premier supper club; though its original incarnation closed in 1983, it has now reopened in its original historic brick building on Johnson Park at the north end of downtown. The style and sophistication of the original 31 Club has returned, but with a contemporary twist. Freshly prepared Continental cuisine, such as Australian rack of lamb and filet mignon au poivre, is the rule at the 31 Club, as well as martinis and other specialty cocktails. Brunch and lunch are also served.
    Central Business District
  • Snooty Fox Lounge

    Snooty Fox Lounge

    445 Delaware Ave
  • Laughlin's Beef & Barrel

    Laughlin's Beef & Barrel

    333 Franklin St
  • Snooty Fox Lounge

    Snooty Fox Lounge

    445 Delaware ave
  • Skybar


    257 Franklin St.
    Buffalo's Hottest Summer Bar
    Central Business District
  • Berrafato's Prima Pizza and Pasta

    Berrafato's Prima Pizza and Pasta

    396 Pearl St
    Chippewa St., ☎ +1 716 852-5555. M-Tu 9AM-11PM, W-Th 9AM-2AM, F-Sa 9AM-3:30AM, Su 1PM-9PM. $10-15. Serving the best pizza in downtown Buffalo, Prima Pizza & Pasta is situated at the east end of the Chippewa Strip and is a popular place to grab a bite to eat after a night of clubbing. In addition to the astounding variety of pizza, subs, wings, pasta, salads, and tacos are served.
    Central Business District
  • Buckin' Buffalo Saloon

    Buckin' Buffalo Saloon

    294 Franklin St.
  • Bambino Bar and Kitchen

    Bambino Bar and Kitchen

    297 Franklin Street
    Bambino Bar & Kitchen is a Buffalo NY Italian Restaurant & Buffalo Cocktail Lounge!
    Central Business District
  • Spot Coffee

    Spot Coffee

    227 Delaware Ave
    SPoT Coffee - Find us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SpotcoffeeHQ
    Central Business District
  • Rue Franklin Restaurant

    Rue Franklin Restaurant

    341 Franklin St
    One of Buffalo's finest French restaurants, Rue Franklin has served creative and upscale cuisine for over 20 years in a setting redolent of an intimate café in Paris. This lovely establishment also boasts a large and carefully selected range of fine wines. Rue Franklin is located in Buffalo's Theater District and is popular before and after shows, as well as for holidays, anniversaries and special occasions.
    Central Business District
  • Buffalo Chophouse

    Buffalo Chophouse

    282 Franklin St
    M-W 4PM-10PM, Th-Sa 4PM-11PM, Su 3PM-10PM. $40-110. Proudly serving mouth-watering cuts of the finest aged USDA prime beef in an elegant setting, the Buffalo Chop House is the most exclusive restaurant in the city, with prices to match. What guests to the Chop House can expect, however, is luxury that is unmatched in the region, with a variety of steaks as well as pork, lamb and veal chops, chicken dishes, and mouth-watering seafood selections taking center stage on a menu that also features a huge selection of elegantly prepared salads and appetizers, the latter category predominated by seafood selections such as clams casino with apple-smoked bacon and tuna tartare with red pepper vinaigrette and wasabi mayonnaise. A delectable variety of desserts complete the picture. The Buffalo Chop House also features Buffalo's finest banquet facility, the Franklin Room.
    Central Business District
  • Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

    Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

    110 W Chippewa St
    Casual. Creative. Quick. Comfortable. That’s why Salsarita’s is your Fresh Mexican Cantina. Come taste the Fresh Cantina difference. www.salsaritas.com
    Central Business District
  • Jim's Steakout

    Jim's Steakout

    92 W Chippewa St
    We’ve grown to ten locations so you can enjoy the late-night atmosphere that made us famous all over WNY! During Lunch and Dinner we serve the same GREAT FOOD in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. We also have combo meals and smaller portion meals. :)
    Central Business District
  • Kaydara Noodle Bar

    Kaydara Noodle Bar

    777 Main St
    Bring you a food experience unlike anything Buffalo has seen before
  • Buffalo Chophouse

    Buffalo Chophouse

    282 Franklin St
  • Sea Bar Downtown

    Sea Bar Downtown

    475 Ellicott St
    Seabar City is Buffalo's True Big City Experiance. Featuring a full Bar and extragant Dining menu, Seabar is a great downtown location Lunch or Dinner.
    Central Business District
  • Rue Franklin

    Rue Franklin

    341 Franklin St
    The creative menu has a definite French accent, complemented by a well thought-out wine list
  • Chris' NY Sandwich Co

    Chris' NY Sandwich Co

    395 Delaware Ave
  • Bijou Grille

    Bijou Grille

    643 Main St
    M 11AM-3PM, Tu-Su 11AM-11PM. $20-40. One of the Theater District's finest dining establishments, the Bijou Grille specializes in upscale Continental and Italian cuisine in a prime setting just across the street from the historic and beautiful Shea's Buffalo Theatre. Burgers, sandwiches, and salads are also available, and the second floor features two elegant and spacious banquet rooms.
    Central Business District
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