Three Buffalo Restaurants Will Appear on The Food Network’s ‘Restaurant: Impossible’

Buffalo Restaurants
Photo courtesy of Park Vue

Updated January 2021


Three local restaurants will appear on The Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible hosted by Robert Irvine.

Irvine’s goal is to “Save America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000.”

How it works: Chef Robert Irvine observes the restaurant’s operations on day one, looks for areas that need improvement in preparation for the restaurant’s reopening the following day.


Casa di Francesca’s, 2022 Seneca St., Park Vue Bar & Restaurant, 33 Crossman Ave., and O’Neill’s Stadium Inn, 3864 Abbott Rd, will appear on the show.

The restaurants will join a running list of other Buffalo restaurants that have been featured on The Food Network:

  • Anchor Bar
  • Andersons
  • Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub
  • Fowler’s Chocolates
  • Imperial Pizza
  • Jim’s Steakout
  • Lake Effect Diner
  • Oliver’s
  • Sophia’s Restaurant

Here is the official episode information from the Food Network on Casa di Francesca’s, which will first air on January 28, 2021:

Season 17, Episode 9 – Bogged Down in Buffalo

“In Buffalo, single father Steven Marchione is struggling to keep Casa Di Francesca’s open after a series of tragic life events. His family’s legacy restaurant is hopelessly rundown, filthy and losing money. Robert Irvine has 48 hours to make Steven the leader his restaurant needs to save the business and support his family.”

Look out for the episode coming January 2021, and read the full article here.

Author: EvelynEzquerro

Evelyn is currently pursuing her M.S in Public Relations from SUNY Buffalo State. She has her B.A in Public Relations from Suffolk University. Fun fact: She lived in Madrid, Spain for two years during her undergraduate education and was a fall 2020 Step Out Buffalo intern!

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