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100 Acres restaurant open in Hotel Henry

The restaurant in Hotel Henry, inside the renovated former Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, has quietly opened for business.

Years in the making, the urban resort and conference center anchors a 42-acre campus famously designed by H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted. The restaurant, called 100 Acres, is currently serving breakfast and dinner in soft-opening mode while its crew gets up to speed.

Its provisional dinner menu's appetizers include Buffalo-style ribs ($11), pork belly pierogi ($14), and plates of asparagus strawberry salad ($12), beets with lemon curd ($12) and quinoa with pickled raisins and brown butter vinaigrette ($8). Large plates include pork loin with pickled seeds and grains ($24) and halibut with white beans and asparagus ($28).

No lunch has been set, but Sunday brunch begins June 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a press release.

The bar at 100 Acres is currently open during dinner hours, until 10 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends.

Off the hotel lobby is a second drinks spot, The Lounge at Hotel Henry, which opens May 26, to be open Fridays and Saturdays through June. It will offer cocktails made with locally-sourced ingredients, a wine list including biodynamic, sustainably farmed wines and craft brews.

There's no official grand opening set, the release said, but hours should be expanded in June.

Access to Hotel Henry is from Rockwell Road, which defines the southern border of the State College at Buffalo campus.

Hours: Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily, dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: 955-1511.

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