Buchanans Steak & Seafood

4.2
55 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
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Dig in to a hand-cut steak, charbroiled to your liking!

A blend of modern steakhouse and chic lounge. The menu highlights crispy calamari, lobster dip, classic shrimp cocktail and Buchanans' French onion soup to start. This home-grown restaurant offers an appealing selection of hand-cut steaks charbroiled to your liking, tasty seafood, pasta & fresh salads. Lunch $12 - $16, Dinner $16 - $38. “Why Limit Happy to One Hour” offers a full size appetizer paired with a VQA Niagara Wine (5 oz.) or Local Brew (12 oz. Pint) for $15 – daily 2 – 6 pm.. Live dinner music select Fridays/Saturdays. Complimentary customer on-site self parking.
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IS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was very good, stuff very accommodating, food tasty and nicely served. The only thing that was not up to a standard was French onion soup, wouldn’t recommend it, everything else - go did it!

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AF
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a late dinner around 7pm! Had a beautiful table and awesome waitress! Our drinks and food were amazing and came pretty fast! It was very nice and calming in there not to much noise at all! Perfect “date night” type setting while on vacation!

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PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time dining here. Absolutely a great choice. Food good, service awesome, reasonably priced.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Attached to the Doubletree hotel, we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at Buchanan’s. I had the chicken and shrimp dish (I think it was Cajun chicken). Chicken was good, the shrimp was great, but the flavour that really stood out for me (very surprisingly) was the lentils. I don’t even like lentils (normally), but these were absolutely fantastic. My dining companion had the vegetarian ravioli. It was also wonderfully flavoured and presented well. Restaurant was clean and modern. The only slight negative if you’re looking for fine dining is that the other patrons were standard hotel diners (ie just down from their rooms for a bite to eat, although everyone was quite friendly). Great place - surprisingly unique flavours (not anything run-of-the-mill like Kelsey’s or Outback)

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L
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We went for breakfast and the menu was rather small. The place was empty but our food still came out cold. The food was good but would have been better hot.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

2nd visit and my partner had the striploin. So tender, a bit on the rare side but it tasted so good. I had the beef penne which was again...so tasty. Live guitar was a nice touch. Service was pretty good, just forgot to bring wine once. Service staff need a bit of training on restaurant character. Friendly enough, but just a bit rough on the edges. I would return.

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner at Buchanan’s. The menu has a nice variety to pick from. The service was good, the meals came out quickly, and the food was excellent. The restaurant has a very relaxing atmosphere. We will definitely go back.

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l
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Average at best, lobster dip for appetizer tasted of red pepper and pitta was deep fried so taste of cooked oil, very unappetizing. Steak was over cooked, food not exactly hot, peppercorn sauce had no peppercorns in it, vey disappointed

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OT
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible. Steak prepared incorrectly... TWICE (once after being returned the first time). Will never return.

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T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived a little early but were seated without problem
Had a leisurely drink without being rushed to order our dinner

Appetizers were excellent
Lobster dip and pita and crispy spicy chicken -delish !

Seafood pasta and an angus steak were delicious

Portions were excellent - quality excellent as well
Reasonably priced - wonderfully satisfied

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great manager. We had a great dinner and the jazz player was fab!

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NB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time and we will be back. Beautiful location, Food was amazing, not too costly and the staff are super friendly!

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ML
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Very disappointing experience:( will never come back to this restaurant and would make sure to not recommend anyone to experience this kind of a disappointment. We came in to the restaurant and then noticed there was a wedding on the same floor as our restaurant.
We were four people and ordered our food appetizers and main courses. Our waiter that brought the wine could not even open the wine bottle. Our friend helped her to twist the cup. Each one of us ordered meat dish. Rack of lamb , T-bone steak and two fillet mignon. The rack of lamb came it was fine, the fillet mignon we ordered medium and it came rare in the middle for both of them then we asked to cook it a bit more. Our waiter said they will bring a completely new one. We had been waiting for the fillet mignon for over 45 minutes the second time. It came back the same as the old one, and it looked like someone was eating from it. We were so disappointed that we asked for the manger and we lost our appetite after the tbone came back fixed.
Both of my friends were devastated of this kind of experience that a restaurant offers to guests at Double Tree hotel. We asked to remove all the food from our bill since it was very disappointed experience. There was an hour a part between the t-bone and rack of lamb and both fillet mignon were never came back properly. It was very embarrassing experience in front of our family friends. That we had to make reservation at another place to eat dinner in a decent restaurant that can serve guests appropriately and not fool them.

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I had the duck. It was very tender and tasty . Waitress was very friendly .

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D
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good, nice atmosphere, not crowded. Our special request on open table wa as celebrating birthday, and they did not acknowledge that, or offer any treat, dessert, and most restaurants do.

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k
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening.

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NR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Buchanan's was fabulous! They catered to our every need ensuring that my sister"s very special birthday was memorable. Ahmed was especially accommodating with the additional people being added to the reservation and cutting and serving the cake. Thank you also to the pianist and the servers! Superb overall!

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CN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice and quiet place with great food at reasonable price to take your significant other on a date.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

It was good. Practically no one dining for a Friday night though. Kinda weird to be the only ones in there. It’s a very pricey place with pricey meals. However the meals did not disappoint.

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SD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Truly, we enjoyed our experience. The only issue was we found our sides a little lack luster. My husband found his garlic mashed potatoes were on the cold side and my rice was clumped together and not hot so it felt like it was sitting for a while.

However, we felt the lobster dip, french onion soup, salmon and bacon wrapped filet were delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was nice, made last minute reservations. We were promptly seated. Service and food was good

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Service was good and ambiance was nice. Food was so-so. Grilled chicken on salad was cold (that’s how it’s served regularly).

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LT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a party of 6 and were provided with a private room, our waitress, Lise was a delight and her service and recommendations were on point. The food was amazing from the apertizers to dessert. We tried three different desserts from the menu and shared them around, all of them to die for.
This is a restaurant that I will be returning to on my next occasion.
I would recommend it to those looking for a delicious experience.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience from beginning to end. Great service great food great atmosphere

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RH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Food was excellent and with large portions.

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HC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This restaurant completely dropped the ball on the reservation. They had no record of the Open Table reservation. The restaurant was not busy so we had no trouble getting a seat. The message of the birthday did not get through.

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NC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Buchanan is a definite must go again place. The food was done exactly as requested for all of us ( there were 7 of us). The atmosphere was beautiful, the service was great..zero complaints I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone thinking of dinner out

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EW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the service and food were great and the waitress was very helpful and sweet.

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BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service was a little slow, otherwise good service though. Food was excellent. Prices fair. Portion was a little small, but typical for upscale quality food/dining.

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JP
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first visit to this restaurant and it was great! Mary was our server and was friendly, attentive and professional. Excellent service! Thank you :)

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ES
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good food with great service in a hotel restaurant. A bit off the beaten path and the strip, but had a good meal.

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e
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and was a short wait time. My mom had a great birthday here!!

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BA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When we travel to Niagara Falls we always like to eat @ Buchanan’s Steak & Shrimp Food is Alway the Best & great attentive friendly service Never Disappoints

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N
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Poor food, amateur service and no value.
On holiday and ordered pasta that was tasteless, Meat that was chewy...
Totally forgettable!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were seated immediately, server was attentive, wine prices were good values, food delicious. I would recommend this restaurant.

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PB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Went here to celebrate my sons 12th birthday in Niagara Falls. The food was very average and overpriced- we ordered the biggest dessert with two slices of cake and sherbet- they did not even put a candle in the cake nor acknowledge my sons dinner. Waitress was not good - it was like we were an inconvenience.

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AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was better than expected and reasonably priced. Our waitress was excellent and very helpful about size of plates and very attentive. We would definetly go back

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GW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Filet mignon was great! Salads were fresh and wonderful!

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t
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came across this restaurant on a recommendation and was pleasantly surprised. Quick seating and very attentive service. Food was taste and would highly recommend coming back

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal here. The food and drinks were excellent, our waitress did a wonderful job. The decor was really nice and after a long day doing Niagara Falls tours, it was great to sit in comfortable chairs. It is a little bit outside of the main tourist area, located inside the Double Tree hotel, so it was not at all busy.

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