Chef’s Restaurant ( 291 Seneca Street at the corner of Chicago St. ) welcomes everyone back to enjoy indoor dining once again at our legendary downtown destination, following all safety protocols.
Indoor dining hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ONLY 3pm – 8pm.
Takeout, Drop Off Catering, and pickup at our Drive-Thru window ONLY is available Tuesday and Wednesday 3pm – 7pm.
Takeout, Drop Off Catering, and pickup at our Drive-Thru window is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 3pm – 8pm.
Call us with your order at 716-856-9187
Our menu is here online. Note that some choices may not be available at this time.
Chef’s Restaurant is closed Sunday and Monday.
We thank all of our customers for your support and understanding, and hope that everyone is safe and well. Remember to support all hometown restaurants and businesses!
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 3pm – 7pm ( takeout, drive thru pickup, & Drop Off Catering ONLY)
Wednesday – 3pm – 7pm ( takeout, drive thru pickup & Drop Off Catering ONLY)
Thursday – 3pm – 8pm ( Indoor Dining, takeout, drive thru pick up & Drop off Catering)
Friday – 3pm – 8pm ( Indoor Dining, takeout, drive thru pick up & Drop off Catering)
Saturday – 3pm – 8pm ( Indoor Dining, takeout, drive thru pick up & Drop off Catering)
Welcome to Chef's
Chef’s Restaurant, Home of the World Famous Spaghetti Parmesan, opened at its current site on the corner of Seneca and Chicago streets in Buffalo back in 1923. This was the childhood neighborhood of Lou Billittier Sr. In 1941, Lou was hired to wash dishes by then owners Gino Silverstrini and Lee Federconi. Lou worked his way up to busboy, then waiter, eventually earning the title of restaurant manager.
By 1950, Lou was half-owner of Chef’s, and in 1954 he became sole owner, with financial assistance from his dad, Anthony Billittier.
Today, Chef’s is owned and managed by Lou’s daughter Mary Beth Billittier.The History of Chef’s
Memorial Day – Closed
July 4th – Closed
Labor Day – Closed
Halloween – OPEN 3pm – 8pm
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – 11am – 3pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – Open
New Years Day – Closed
“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” – Billy Joel