Cole's Restaurant 1104 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York (716) 886-1449
11:30 a.m. 11 p.m. Monday Thursday, 11:30 a.m. midnight Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Sunday (Brunch 11-3)
food 22 décor 23 service 26 cost - $15
Established in 1934, Cole's is a casual classic on Buffalos Elmwood Strip. When at this restaurant, a city tradition, I typically find myself in the cozy, clandestine original section with dark wood, white linen, and the bar. For the review, however, my companion and I ate in the relatively newer, bigger, and bolder annex. Its multitude of front windows, plants, and cathedral ceiling was very nice and seemed perfect for a great lunch or Sunday brunch. The area around the fireplace was more conducive for a fine winters evening meal.