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New downtown restaurant The Archer gives Sabres fans reason to cheer

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

Starting tomorrow, Sabres season ticket holders have a much better chance at enjoying their game.

That’s because The Archer opens at 286 Main St. on Wednesday, offering antelope, bison and quail on a menu aimed at fans of white tablecloth fine dining and pregame bar eats alike.

Joshua and Gladys Archer are the owners. The former Gladys Gonzalez is an ex-pat, 1995 Hutch-Tech class president, and he’s got 20 years in restaurant kitchens. They met working at the Athenaeum Hotel at the Chautauqua Institution.

“We’re going to go just a notch more upscale” than Pearl Street Grill, Archer said. “Not get too pretentious.” The bar will be more casual, with fine dining on the mezzanine level, he said.

The game starts at lunch with a venison sausage ($15), and three soups and house-baked bread ($10) for the chilly.  Dinner entrees include almond-crusted Great Lakes walleye ($28), Texas quail stuffed with spinach and feta ($24), and antelope steak with mushroom sauce and garlic mashed potatoes ($35).

The soft opening, which is a terrible term considering how hard it is, starts at 11 a.m., for lunch, with last seating at 10 p.m. The grand opening is Saturday. You can check out the menu at, or call 768-4661.

Oh, and Sabres fans note: there’s a full bar.




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