Lagerhaus 95 Brings Good Food and Beer to the Arena District | Restaurants
If you are planning on going to an event at First Niagara Center, there is unfortunately a lack of good dining options within walking distance. On top of that, the restaurants that we do enjoy (Swannie House, WJ Morrisey’s) are usually insanely packed in the time leading up to any event. So when we first heard about Lagerhaus 95 and their gastro-pub style menu was opening right off Cobblestone on Perry St, we were pretty excited. Everyone knows there are plenty of good restaurants in Allentown, North Buffalo and the Elmwood Village, but in this area of downtown Buffalo there is definitely a lack of quality.
For some reason we decided to try out their food minutes before Van Halen’s concert at First Niagara (that we did not attend). Sure the ‘scenery’ at Lagerhaus 95 was entertaining and people watching on the metro train was well worth the wait/hassle, but in retrospect we should have picked a calmer night. The location itself has been completely renovated, with tall tables and stools lining the dining area and a large bar area. We walked into the restaurant to see a sign asking customers to seat themselves, luckily we found a couple who were just leaving when we got there. Their menu before events is limited, so their entire normal menu wasn’t available for dinner but we still managed to sample some of their more popular items.
We had the pleasure of trying their African Peanut Soup (pictured below) at the Buffalo Soup-fest earlier this year and we were excited to try another bowl. Luckily, they were still serving their signature soup on their limited menu and it did not disappoint. Don’t let the name fool you or scare you away, it definitely packs a strong flavor but it’s nothing too exotic. It has a very sugary sweet flavor, a hint of spice and a subtle peanut butter taste and texture that coats your mouth. Before the Soup-fest this was a special item that they would have occasionally on the menu, but after the positive response they’ve put the soup on the menu full time. We visited on a chilly night and it turned out to be a very good choice, I’d order the soup again in a heartbeat.
Click here to read the rest of the review on Buffalo Eats, including what we thought of the infamous Hindenburger (pictured above)!!