Hotel Henry and 100 Acres Restaurant
Vibe: Stylish, modern hotel with a cozy feel
Cuisine: Comfort Food/Locally Sourced Seasonal Plates
The architecture alone draws crowds. You can have brunch with a view, and there are outdoor events that take place on the green year-round, from art expositions to local markets. It is a unique place to dine in elmwood.
Vibe: Relaxed, happening bar with a rustic feel
Cuisine: American/Local Pub Fare
40 Thieves is one of the best places for Buffalo wings and a sports-watching atmosphere. If you are watching sports on Elmwood, you don’t want to be anywhere else. The energy is palpable, and it feels like one big party.
Wasabi Japanese Restaurant
Vibe: Cozy, Casual
Cuisine: Sushi/Traditional Asian
The best sushi for the best value in town. They are always quick, consistent, the menu is varied. The Wasabi Cake – is here.
Ashker’s on Elmwood
Vibe: Cozy, Earthy, Quaint Cafe
Cuisine: American/Coffee Shop/Cold Pressed Juices
For a quick healthy breakfast in a very community-oriented setting (typically featuring local artists/vendors) this is the place to go.
JT’s Urban Italian
Vibe: Cosmopolitan, Classy Vibe
Cuisine: Refined Italian
An absolute staple for brunch and dinner. The cocktails are always on point.
Breadhive Bakery & Café
Vibe: Casual, Cozy Farmhouse vibe
Cuisine: Bagel Shop & Cafe
It’s about the closest you will get to your New York City bagels + sandwiches – the Rosemary Salt being a favourite. And the sourdough bread is the best you will find.
Vibe: Intimate, Cozy, Upscale
Cuisine: Traditional Northern Italian
They serve complimentary prosecco with your meal, and you won’t find salt and pepper on the table as each dish is prepared “exactly as it should be.” The restaurant has excellent ambiance thanks to low lighting, candle-lit tables, and a great date spot or place to celebrate something special.
Thin Man Brewery
Vibe: Chill, Hipster, Industrial-Chic
The only rooftop patio + microbrewery on Elmwood with a fantastic selection of craft beers. People flock here for the Summer Solstice and Oktoberfest events, during which they close off the street for a big block party with live music, food, and drink specials.
Bidwell Park/Soldier’s Circle
Things to Do: Outdoor concerts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturdays, cultural gatherings, picnics, etc. A great place to meet with friends, sit on a blanket and catch up or relax
Things to Do: On an early morning after a workout, a quiet lap around the lake with only the sounds of nature is a great way to reset and start a day.
Things to Do: It’s a day-long music festival that takes advantage of the “stages” all over the neighborhood. Local bands are set up on a porch (or deck, driveway, or storefront), and those passing by are treated to a free concert.