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American, Sushi, Japanese, Bar, Pub
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492 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1904
+1 716-931-5001
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My boyfriend and I have been here many times. Dinner is fabulous. The best sushi roll is "The Don", I literally dream about it. The smoking Eel is also delicious. We went in last night. We ordered four sushi rolls, two beers, and two glasses of wine for under $80.00! The bartender Adam K. was also very helpful with our... More 

Thank brownsf11
East Amherst, New York
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Been there a number of times previously and enjoyed but this time not so much. We had 6 PM reservations prior to a 8 PM Joe Bonamassa concert nearby at Shea's. We ordered drinks and received them promptly, but that's where the prompt service ended. Most disturbing were the entrees. There were 2 orders for the strip steaks and one... More 

Thank RandyD171
North Tonawanda, New York
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We decided to try Encore for a second time because the first time we were misinformed with the menu offerings. We were given a different menu due to the Valentine's Day holiday weekend, even though we were going for a regular menu. The last time we went, we anticipated a "Wednesday Menu" special of $20.16 offerings for a flight of... More 

1 Thank SharkByte_Rob
West Seneca
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Enjoyed a pre-theater dinner. I made reservations on Open Table and requested a quiet table. It was perfect. Table for two near a fireplace upstairs. The food was wonderful. Scallops for me and Strip Steak for my husband.Great service.

Thank Lynn H
Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Dinner during restaurant week was an enjoyable experience. Lots of food choices, excellent cocktails and a good value wine list. My salad was excellent as was my gnocchi with seafood. Service was friendly and efficient. The upstairs area is warm in spite of the naked brick walls and is fine for large or small parties.

1 Thank Suzanne305
Williamsville, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Started with nice cocktails at the bar. Menu was a great value with many selections. All food was of good quality.

Thank Scott S
Buffalo, NY
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98 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

15 of us went for dinner and most went with the restaurant week menu which was a very good (and delicious) value. For $20.16 I chose the flat iron steak which came with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. The specials came with choice 2 between drinks, appetizer or soup/salad - I chose crab cakes and they were delicious... More 

Thank BuffaloKitty
Jerusalem, Israel
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have tried to give Encore the benefit of the doubt and and have returned to dine there a couple of times. The menu options are not great and have not improved over the past year. I guess if you don't expect much you won't be disappointed.

Thank Dee H
Amherst, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great location near Shea's. Good food. Warm, great for intimate dining in the winter. Huge wine list.

Thank Sarahlouise010
Arcade, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Had a terrific meal before attending the show . Great waitress named Jocelyn. Due not to her fault, her tables were ours in the upstairs dining room along with 2 others Her other table was located downstairs and a party of 6.that was there when we arrived and when we left. There was other waitresses there other tables downstairs (... More 

Thank dan r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Sushi, Japanese, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1904
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-931-5001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?