Piero's in Port 1/2 (Sept. 14)
115 Main Street West, Port Colborne, Ont. (905-834-0630). Large, attractive restaurant specializing in pasta and contemporary Italian dishes.
Adam's Steak and Seafood 1/2 (Sept. 7)
204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga (683-3784). Large restaurant that specializes in red meat and seafood. A big menu of popular favorites.
Portabello's (Aug. 31)
5246 Transit Road, Depew (683-0100). Attractive A-frame restaurant serving a broad-based menu of Italian inspiration. Stuffed mushrooms are, not surprisingly, a specialty.
Saigon Cafe 1/2 * (Aug. 24)
1098 Elmwood Ave. (883-1252). Tiny, newly opened Vietnamese/Thai restaurant that's been jammed since its recent opening. No beer or wine as yet.
Astoria * (Aug. 17)
423 Elmwood Ave. (884-4711). A new Greek-American restaurant with a wonderful shaded backyard terrace. Indoor dining room and a sidewalk cafe as well.
Pietro's 1/2 * (Aug. 10)
5841 Transit Road, East Amherst (639-8940). Handsome restaurant that offers a menu of innovative Italian and American favorites.
Eddie Ryan's * (Aug. 3)
50 Central Ave., Lancaster (651-0950). Informal restaurant in the center of the village.
Patina Bistro * (July 27)
687 Main St., East Aurora (652-9008). An old house skillfully remodeled into a contemporary restaurant in the very middle of the village. The menu features Latin American and Southwest entrees.
Peninsula Ridge Winery Restaurant 1/2 * (July 20)
5600 King St. West, Beamsville, Ont. (905-563-0900). A Canadian winery restaurant in a historic mansion with a distant view of Lake Ontario. Classical French food prepared with Niagara Peninsula ingredients.
Rainforest Cafe (July 13)
4915 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ont. (905-374-2233). A quintessential theme restaurant and a great place for kids.
J.T. Murphy's 1/2 (July 6)
995 Niagara St. (886-1124). A popular restaurant that emphasizes seafood.
Peller Estates 1/2 (June 29)
290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. (888-673-5537). The restaurant located in this new winery within walking distance of downtown offers a beautiful view and very upscale food.
Lewiston Brew House (June 22)
432 Center St., Lewiston (754-9681). A large, basically informal restaurant with a big indoor dining room, a busy tequila bar and an outdoor patio.
The Steer 1/2 (June 15)
3151 Main St. (838-0478). Informal dining is pleasant in the new addition to this well-established restaurant. Emphasis is on barbecue and steak, but there are plenty of other selections, such as sandwiches and pasta.
The Legacy 1/2 (June 8)
3 E. Main St., Springville (592-3300). Attractive, two-level restaurant in the center of town. Downstairs is informal; the second floor features white table cloths.