Memorable | One of the Best
Glen Park Tavern | Buffalo Beef on Weck & Wings
Review by: Michael Stern
Taste of Buffalo
Culinary tourists know Glen Park Tavern as a source of exemplary Buffalo beef on weck and wings.
In addition to fine traditional wings, Glen Park offers what it calls Sicilian wings. Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, and basil plaster meaty drums and bows. Yes, these scrumptious Italian-flavored bites are wings. But they are so different from the usual sticky-sauced ones that they seem like another food altogether. They are a must-eat treat along the Buffalo Wing Trail.
Beautiful Carved-to-Order Beef
Look towards the back of the dining room and you will see the beef station. Here expert carvers wield their knives to cut thin, rosy slices of velvet-soft beef. They pile it high in superb salt-and-caraway-seeded weck rolls. Elegant and light, the rolls also are sturdy enough to sop up plenty of natural beef jus. You buy a beef on weck sandwich by weight. Carvers portion out 4, 6, or 8 ounces of beef, which they weigh on a scale next to the cutting board. They also carve turkey for sandwiches and hot plates. As is true of the beef, they start cutting turkey only when the order arrives. Nothing is pre-sliced.
Broad Tavern Menu
Buffalo beef on weck and wings are the strictly regional highlights from a broad tavern menu. Customers also come for burgers and sandwiches. Seafood cravings find satisfaction in a lineup of such piscatorial pleasures as yellow pike in panko batter, asiago-crusted whitefish, Buffalo shrimp (hot, medium, or mild), crab cakes, and Cajun cod.
Glen Park Tavern started serving food and drink in 1887, when it opened to serve travelers along a stage coach route. Today, local business people and families are its main clientele. Unlike the sort of reclusive tavern that is a respite from the world, Glen Park is a sunny eatery that hums with good vibes and upbeat conversation. It’s a happy place to be, and a very delicious one.
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|