Dark, clean, and crisp, yet inviting, Prespa offers the city something unique. Instead of the typical restaurant/bar combination, Prespa is a comfortable bar/lounge that simply happens to have a great menu with a chef to back it up. The ample couches, elegant bar, side rail, fireplace and abstract artwork make a good backdrop for the melting-pot crowd. The offerings from Prespa’s stellar beer list and the more than adequate wine list are other aspects fostering flirtatious conversation. Entrepreneur/restaurateur Alex Michaelidis and his staff should be extremely proud of their first venture.

“There is not a thing on the menu I would not order.” “Relaxing alternative to Allen Street.” “Warm and inviting.”

Menu:

Salads: Mesclun greens, grilled asparagus, tomato, goat cheese

Panini: # Grilled Chicken Breast, fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper, red onion, avocado aioli on rustic Italian

Wasabi Roast Beef, romaine, tomato on spinach bread

Pizza:Red Pie – tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil with Vidalia onion, and Portabella mushrooms

Dessert: Chocolate Mousse Cake * Chocolate Brownie Cheese Cake with Caramel

Beverages: Sterling Merlot, 2002, Central Coast * Hop Harvest Draft, Custom Brew Crafters

* -- best of category # -- best of show 439 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, New York 14202 716-842-2255 www.prespabuffalo.com

Monday 8 p.m.-4 a.m., Tuesday – Friday 4 p.m.- 4 a.m., Saturday 6 p.m.- 4 p.m. Kitchen closes at 1 a.m. daily

food – 23 décor – 22 service – 26 cost - $14