About Savor - Niagara Falls

Savor, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute's (NFCI) fine dining restaurant, provides a real-world hands-on learning experience for students enrolled in the Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Restaurant Management and Hospitality programs. Savor features an open kitchen where student chefs are on "display" to showcase their talents to the guests.
Product used in the restaurant are purchased from nearby farmers to help support the local economy and showcase the great home-grown produce of Niagara County. Savor's menu changes with the four seasons to give student chefs opportunities to work with and sell the freshest ingredients.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
1st Street & Rainbow Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 210-2580

Website:
http://nfculinary.org/savor/about.php

Parking Details:
Savor is located on the first floor of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute at 28 Old Falls Street. Parking is located in the Rainbow Ramp adjacent to the building. Park on the 3rd level toward the (back) south end of the building, enter the building through door labeled NFCI, take the elevator to the 1st floor. We will validate your ticket.

Executive Chef:
Shea Zappia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check our website for special events:
http://nfculinary.org/savor/events.php

Savor - Niagara Falls Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.2

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Special Occasion (20)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Romance (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Lunch (9)
Pre/post-theatre (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Cozy (5)
Group Bookings (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was the best dinner I have ever had . Small plates super good . Dinners magnificent . Deserts to die for . Rate it highest I can plus plus

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great find! This restaurant, affiliated with a culinary school, is great. Food was excellent, and the service was attentive and professional. I'd go back if ever I'm in Niagra Falls again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolutely delicious meal! The dinner exceeded my expectations and I was impressed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I ate there at the reccomendation of her parents who had been there recently on vacation. The food and service was all fantastic. My only criticism was the menu was very limited. I was in the mood for a nice steak or chop which wasn't an option. I settled on a gourmet pizza w/ fig/proscuitto/goat cheese/arugula which was very good. My wife had the beef bourginon which I tasted. It was fork tender and delicious served on polenta. We shared an appetizer of truffle fries with blue cheese which was huge and very good. We only ate about 1/2 so as not to fill up. We finished by sharing the chocolate torte (pictured) which was incredible! All this was very reasonably priced. This is the place to go for a nice dinner in the Niagara Falls area. Not touristy at all.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The Scallops were the best in a long time and the Halibut was excellent and near the Niagara Park.

Tags: Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent service and choice of background music Delicios meal

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 17, 2017

We were at the restaurant on 10/18 and it was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Savor was wonderful and we both enjoyed it very much. The food was excellent and the staff gave great service. We loved the local NY state wines on the list and some from the school itself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our table was the Chef's Table. Such a treat for this special evening with family and friends! Dinner was served in a proper relaxed flow allowing the superbly prepared meal to be enjoyed by all.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food for a reasonable price...the students of the Niagara Culinary Institute get an A from our palates!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Awesome place. The food was excellent. I don't think you can go wrong with whatever is ordered there. The wait staff showed just the right amount of attention. The desert topped off the meal. This place is part of the culinary art institute. We tried the deli next door and the pastry shop which are excellent. Best meal we had in Niagara Falls.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was exceptional and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The wine list by the glass needs improvement. There were only 3 choices of reds in late Sept when we were there and none matched the inexpensive but good malbecs or cabs that we often enjoy in restaurants.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Gustavo was great! Need to expand wine, beer and liquor menu!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Good food pleasant surondings good wine slow service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Booked reservation on Open Table. Was enthusiastically greeted by host, GM - FB MGR and server...from appetizers to entrees and dessert, outstanding dinner. Highly recommend and very much improved since opening. Good product.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Interesting menu, and very good presentation! Very enjoyable evening!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

We loved pretty much everything about this place. It's a shame that we don't have it here.

Food4
Ambience2
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very good food; great service. Expand the menu and turn down the air conditioning, please!

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on September 13, 2017

With such high Yelp reviews, I was really looking forward to something special. The menu is limited but creative. Some of my more traditional colleagues found it limited. Universally, however, we found the food to be bland and under seasoned. Don't know if the student chefs are still learning to always taste their food before sending it out, but it ultimately resulted in an average meal.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Delicious meal, great value, definitely reccomend to all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Savor was amazing! I made the reservation for my boyfriends 21st birthday and had an amazing time! The food was amazing, just the perfect portion of food that it filled me. The beer (apparently) was great, they even gave my boyfriend a birthday card which I thought was awesome! We both said it's the best meal we've had in a very long time! Recommended immediately to my parents and they went a few days later! Amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 6, 2017

Enjoyed our evening at Savor. The wine list was quite extensive and very good. The food was gourmet quality. The staff was attentive. Overall, a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Pizza was horrible. Waiter was dismissive when we complained.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 31, 2017

We had friends visiting the Falls from out of town and we needed a place to eat . I looked this up on my I Phone and read the reviews ... went on open table and found we could have a seat in a half hour and was delighted. Since we had one in a wheel chair we were greeted at the door and they (all the service people) were more than gracious. Food was outstanding my only complaint would be a very small portion of soup for a fairly large price. It was worth it but I wanted more. restaurant was impeccably clean and have recommended it to our family for any time they want a great meal. My only other complaint would be to have all the service people dress professionally ... the hostess in a plaid shirt just did not fit the décor or the level of service of everyone else.. perhaps a uniform of sort would have kept the continuity of the upscale décor and the delicious food . Will be back many times.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Organic, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Oven was broke ,only had 3 choices, chicken fingers,fish or burger. Got the burger asked for medium . It was well done ,even burnt. Could've been better

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

unique experience-run by students with international backgrounds and continental US. very interesting to talk to them while having a drink-food was very good-portions on the small side-alcohol was a bit pricey at 10.00 for a glass of wine but you are in a tourist spot.dining room was very well decorated and looks out onto the trendy old fall walkway..a gem in the heart of overpriced chain restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a great meal here on Friday night. Niagara is a sea of chains and dodgy looking places...but I saw good reviews of Savor here and other social media site. Gave it a chance and was not disappointed. Enjoy!

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was good. My wife had mussels and they were only fair. They were gritty. I had the chicken and it was good and generously portioned. Creme Brûlée for dessert. The service was super and the restaurant is lovely. Good value for the money.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

We loved our experience and the food. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent service and food! Definitely will go back again.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Casual, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always fun to have dinner in a restaurant affiliated with a culinary institute, and Savor is no exception. The food was creative, and fun - a few slips with a smoky watermelon soup that overdid the smoke - but the market salad was extraordinary and the cioppino with salmon was terrific as well, with nice balance and very fresh ingredients. Service was attentive but a little uncertain; a bit more training on wine service and handling split bills would help. We would definitely come again, and recommend it as a bright spot on the American side of the Falls. Finish up with a walk out on the observation deck at the Falls...and the nightly fireworks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Way better than expected on every level.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was very good and service was very attentive. You could tell the young chefs and staff were making an effort to please. Would gladly go back!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Seasonal, Healthy
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I went to Savor when I visited Niagara Falls (last minute reservation). The food, the setting, the service rendered and the price were wonderful. I ordered a salad, the mussel, a lobster tail and a pizza. None of them let my boyfriend and I down. The price was surprisingly cheap; YOU NEED TO PAY DOUBLE THE PRICE for the same food and services in NYC.
I would say it is a must go places in Niagara Fall especially when you want to have some real food around the Fall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great "sort of hidden" gem! Excellent food. Well prepared and fresh. Forget the chains in Niagara and opt for some good food. The only good meal we had on our trip.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Nice choice of entree's and very good service. Waiter was very knowledgeable but if he didn't know the answer to our questions he searched out the answer.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Seasonal, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Best restaurant in niagara falls ny! If you are a foodie, this is the place to try! Absolutely delicious food, beautiful presentation, and good service. Happy to support this restaurant and the US side of the falls.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Savor is an awesome restaurant. Service was the best! The food was even better! I would definitely recommend a visit to this outstanding dining establishment to all those looking for a pleasant place to dine .

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

A gem in the heart of Niagara Falls. Affiliated with the Niagara Culinary Institute- the location, service, food and service were wonderful. We were visiting the Falls for the weekend and we truly enjoyed our meal

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date

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