Indoor dining will be available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 3 –8pm
Take-Out, Drive Thru Pick up, Drop Off Catering available Tuesday and Wednesday 3pm-7pm; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 3pm – 8pm.

BUFFALO, NY (ilovechefs.com) Chef’s Restaurant in downtown Buffalo (291 Seneca Street at the corner of Chicago) will re-open for indoor dining on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 3p.m. until 8p.m. starting Thursday October 8th.

The restaurant has been set up to follow all state and federally mandated safety protocols, table and customer counts, with associates following all cleaning, masking, and sanitation procedures. Customers must wear a mask upon entering Chef’s, and if they move about the restaurant, but can take it off during dining.

Customers can continue to order Chef’s World Famous Spaghetti Parm, Sauce, homemade bread, and other Italian American favorites for Take-Out, Drive Thru Pick Up at our convenient window, or Drop Off Catering at their home or business Tuesday through Saturday from 3p.m. until 8p.m.also.

Reservations are strongly suggested for indoor dining, and can be made by calling 716-856-9187. Take-Out and Drop Off Catering orders can also be made by calling Chef’s downtown. Menu and restaurant information is at www.ilovechefs.com

The LouAnn and French Connection Rooms will be used for indoor dining only at this time.

Owner Mary Beth Billittier thanks the WNY community for their support, and urges everyone to support other hometown businesses during these times.

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

Holiday Hours

Memorial Day – Closed
July 4th – Closed
Labor Day – Closed
Halloween – Close at 2pm
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – Close at 2pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – Open
New Years Day – Closed

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Chef’s has been named as a “2019 Top Gameday Resturant” for the Buffalo Sabres by SuperTailgate.com

Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant

Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant

Chef's Restaurant

291 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Reservations recommended


Tuesday – Wednesday
3pm – 7pm
Thursday – Saturday
3pm – 8pm
(Dine in Thursday – Saturday Only)

Take Out, Drive Thru Pick Up, Drop Off Catering Available

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays

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Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant

and Home of the World Famous Spaghetti Parmesan. Chef’s has been a neighborhood icon that brings the taste of Italy back home to Buffalo. As one of Buffalo’s Favorite Italian restaurants since 1923.