Buffalo- Martin Cooks

Martin Cooks opened last year inside Horsefeathers market to rave reviews.  The main draw is dinner where they offer a 5-7 course prix fix menu every night.  What's so great about the dinner?  Well it changes weekly so you never know what wonderful creation will come out next and everything is prepared in the open kitchen so diners at one of the 16 bars seats can sit and watch "Martin" as he "Cooks".  

Unfortunately 16 bar seats means reservations are tough and they were booked solid on my last trip.  We stopped in for brunch instead, offered a la carte, to check out the space and get a little taste of Martin's cooking.

Steak & Eggs arrived as a hoagie stuffed with slices of juicy meat and melted cheddar on a soft sourdough roll.

"Simply Delicious Pasta" was just that...tomatoes, garlic and basil tossed with a little oil and ribbons of pecorino on top.

Both of those were wonderful but the absolute stand out was the Greek Turkey Burger...a hefty patty layered with hummus, spinach, melted provolone and a cherry pepper aioli.  It was just bursting with flavor- definitely a must order if it's on the menu.

I absolutely loved the clean industrial feel of the room and long winding bar.  Not to mention a small but well appointed beer and wine menu including New England Brewing Ghandi Bot.

This is just an exciting little restaurant, one I happily look forward to dining at again on my next trip.

Martin Cooks