Where to eat in Niagara Falls, New York, after a full day of Niagara Falls fun, and no matter where you stay: head directly to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino! You don’t have to be a resort guest to enjoy the amazing restaurants located within steps of the casino. Of course, I recommend staying at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino while in Niagara Falls, New York, too!
Where to eat in Niagara Falls, New York no matter where you stay
It’s going to sound crazy, but everything you’ll ever want to eat can be found at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. They’ve managed to figure out how to satisfy almost every person in a family, or travel party. I think the only thing I was missing was Greek cuisine. There’s signature restaurants you can grab a steak at, or some Italian, or even Asian. If casual is more your groove, there’s spots like Three Sisters Cafe. There’s even some grab-and-go spots for those on the move! I didn’t have time to sample EVERYTHING, however I did hit a couple of places and loved every meal I jammed into my pie hole.
The Western Door Steakhouse
I’m big on having a fun time while out eating my way through any city, or town. Our servers were OUTSTANDING, and we had a lot of fun from the minute we sat down. And by we, I mean my travel partner, Sondra from Happy Healthy Hip. Oh, and the servers, of course! Recommendations on what to eat, as well as what to drink, were SPOT ON. Our servers knew their food, and cocktails.
Growing up, I didn’t love steak. As an adult, I’ve wised up and can’t get enough of it. What I loved the most about The Western Door Steakhouse: they cooked my meat just the way I like it. My exact request to our server: cook it as blue as you LEGALLY can. She winked.
Interested in a cocktail? After asking our fun servers what they recommended, they gave us a tablet to scroll through to see the wide selection of mixed drinks. There’s even a scotch menu. So tech forward! We went for the perfectly mixed cocktails. Just enough booze, without tasting overly done.
As for the meal….huge portions of food, so if you’ve got a small appetite, don’t over order. I’m a big eater, so I went for French Onion Soup to start. A New York Strip, with a side dish of Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese (I shared,) came next. Sondra went for crab cakes, FILLED with crab and a killer Prime Rib. The meal finished with a shared basket of beignets.
Our side of Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese could have been a main course, the size of it was gigantic. However, the lobster was a bit hard to locate within the dish. It’s the only part of the meal that disappointed me. Lobster flavor was there, and oh, the creaminess, amazing.
My New York Strip: perfectly seasoned and blue in the middle. I probably didn’t need a knife to cut it, it just melted in my mouth. As you’d expect from a steakhouse, they know their steak.
Lynn was exceptional. She even burnt herself for us! Gracious, and truly showed just how much she loved what she was doing. We had such a lovely evening, even with a super loud table sitting next to us. Lynn went above and beyond to make us feel at ease, and welcome. Solid service, and she made great food recommendations. It’s always nice when those working at the restaurant know the food backwards, and forwards.
It’s a must for me to start a meal with fried calamari if it’s on the menu. La Cascata didn’t disappoint me with the fry on the calamari, and the zucchini underneath it. My only issue was the salt. A little heavy handed on the zucchini portion of the basket, but it all worked out. Just added a bit of lemon. Definitely not disappointed!
Once I saw there were two types of ravioli, it was hard to decide which one to go with. Lobster, or mushroom ravioli? I went for the mushroom, just because I did the fish thing for my appetizer. Plus, I love mushroom, so it was a win-win. Honestly, I went for the mushroom one mainly because the sauce sounded more to my liking, and it was creamy and delicious. Definitely no salt issue with the mushroom ravioli, that’s for sure. Perfect mushroom flavor jammed into those little ravioli. I could have eaten another plate of them. But I couldn’t, I had a side of meatballs to devour!
Sondra went for the seafood piatto. HUGE portion, and since she didn’t talk the entire time she was eating, I’ll take that as a thumbs up on the dish. She did look up long enough to accept one of the gigantic meatballs I ordered for us to share.
If you’re going to be at an italian place for dinner, and you see Zeppole and Panna Cotta on the dessert menu, guess what happens? You order both and share. Perfectly fried Zeppoles, YES PLEASE. No grease running down my chin, or my hand, when I bit into them. Light, fluffy and covered in powdered sugar. Just perfect. The Panna Cotta was super pretty, tasted great, but I preferred the Zeppoles.
Three Sisters Cafe
Regretfully, the service was lacking. It wasn’t a super busy morning when we visited Three Sisters Cafe. However, the server was extremely slow. She brought the wrong things to our table, and she seemed to be distracted the entire morning. Perhaps she was having an off day? It looked like other tables had better service, so I’ll chalk it up to a bad day for the person tending to our table.
Sondra and I ordered brioche sandwiches, but the sandwiches were served on english muffins. I’m also not used to being charged $3 for coffee at any restaurant. Where I’m from, coffee isn’t usually charged that much. Plus, the coffee was not all that good. The eggs and bacon on my sandwich were perfectly cooked, and I enjoyed them. I’d have preferred a better bread to house the eggs and bacon, though.
It’s a solid place to grab breakfast, though.
Morrie’s Express is just that, it’s a place to grab food, and drinks, and go. Huge, fresh made sandwiches, and salads are available, along with baked goods. All of it was beautifully prepared, and if you’re looking for something quick, but fresh-made, head to the lobby of the hotel and right over to Morrie’s Express. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. They even have one of my favorites, Dr. Pepper, with some labels I’ve never seen before!