Sample, located in the heart of Buffalo’s Historic Allentown District, is a modern restaurant with an innovative twist. Sample is unique in that each of the items on its menu are served in hors d’oeuvre-sized portions, echoing the experience one has at a sushi restaurant where food is ordered one piece at a time, or at a cocktail party where a variety of flavors from all over the world can be tasted in just one night. Sample’s distinct portion sizes allow guests the opportunity to try a wide variety of offerings from its contemporary seasonally-inspired menu.
Sample’s popular, ever-evolving cocktail list revisits old favorites and dabbles in modern flavor pairings. Cocktails at Sample are made the old-fashioned way with fresh juices and high-quality ingredients. Check out Sample’s nightly specials.
Sample’s mission is to reinvent the restaurant experience. Whether you’re looking for a drink and a quick bite at the bar or a satisfying, multi-course experience on the mezzanine, SAMPLE is sure to please.
Chef Adam Goetz
Before moving back to Buffalo, our owner and Executive Chef Adam Goetz was responsible for banquets and catering at the revered Castle Pines Country Club in Colorado. The membership of the club reveled in the fact that menus could be customized to meet their needs and that Adam would take time to make each event special. After Colorado, Chef Adam worked as Chef Sauicer at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Here, Adam adopted the Waldorf’s mantra of “The difficult immediately, the impossible may take a couple of minutes.” In addition to his banquet responsibilities at the hotel, Chef Adam was highly involved in off-site catering throughout the tri-state area. Locally, Chef Adam was the Executive Chef at the Park Lane restaurant and was responsible for the re-opening of the Statler Towers as a viable event facility in downtown Buffalo.
Tuesday-Sunday from 4:00 pm
Allentown Arts Festival from 12:00 pm serving lunch