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Wine Thief

431 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo , New York 14222

The idea was conceived in the late ’90s when I was living in northern Virginia. My idea was to make it obtainable for people to drink many different, sometimes expensive, wines by the glass and not just by the bottle. Way too often you need to find yourself at an expensive restaurant to find good wine. At The Wine Thief the point is to have excellent food at a fair price and enjoy many different wines.

I moved back to Buffalo in 2002 and was back selling wine as I did in Virginia, but was still thinking of a wine bar bistro. I mentioned it to a friend of mine David “Super Dave” Simpson. He loved the idea and had plenty of good additions to the plan.

We use only Certified Angus, Prime, and humanely raised meats. When possible, we source our produce from Thorpes organic farms, East Aurora, NY.


  1. Local: yes
  2. Organic: yes
  3. Menu: http://thewinethiefbuffalo.net/menu/
  4. Price: $$$
  5. Alcohol: yes
  6. Takes Reservations: yes