Monday, July 15, 2013

Inside Buffalo Wild Wings

Don't know if the food is any good, but the place really is quite spectacular. Hard to believe this was that Staples! I didn't even know they had all this space up there. I guess a lot of the Staples must've been storage space that we never got to see.

Anyway, if you're in the mood to take a mini-trip to Atlantic City without leaving Forest Hills, then this is the place for you. I felt like I was in a freakin' Casino, it's that enormous! And this place must have a built-in following or something, 'cause when I went in there around 5 today it was already hopping!

Entrance/Take Out area




22 comments:

  1. It isn't anything unsurprising. They just configured the place for a restaurant environment.

    Before it was an office supply store with lots of various office equipment and the like.

    Nothing that is exciting here in any way.

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  2. If they have customers, so be it.

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  3. Yikes! Even 1 TV in a restaurant is bad, but 50?! Looks like a slightly upper-scale Hooters. I can only imagine the crowd. Yikes!

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    1. Sorry, haven't been to Hooters so wouldn't know. But since you apparently have, why then don't you like BWW if it reminds you of one? (Yikes!)

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  4. Yeah, not my type of place, but to each his own.

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  5. Well, it used to be a theater space. So there you go.

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  6. The environment of this place is not respectable. From a Yelp review of another Buffalo Wild Wings: "The floor looked like a hamster's cage." Add to that horrid service: rude, inattentive, slow and confused. And subpar food: seemed expired and bordered on the inedible. Things are likely to get a little rowdy so I wouldn't be surprised by vomit stains and other grunge. Of course everything's all nice and sparkly new now. So if you want to watch the game with some drinks, okay, your choice. But if what you can see is nauseating, wonder what goes on behind the scenes (oh, health department). Now the crowd that might attract is, shall we say, not the finest of people.

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  7. There's no need to apologize if you haven't been to Hooters. Also, you need to learn how to read. I was being critical of Hooters, so obviously I don't want to go to BWW because it does remind me of Hooters. And you don't need to frequent or visit Hooters to know what they're about. Anyway, BWW - Yikes! BWW looks tacky. I give it 1 year tops. Looks like the type of place that would thrive in Glendale or Maspeth, though. Yikes!

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  8. AJ....why don't you stay home. We know you nevervgobanywhere.

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  9. Oy! I feel like that guy in the AT&T commercial.

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  10. I'm tired of everyone putting this place down because its a chain restaurant with food you might not like. If you don't like it, don't go. As for the bad reviews of other locations, there are also good locations with good reviews. It is not going to harm our neighborhood. Does TGIFridays hurt our neighborhood? Probably not, because I have never met anyone who goes there and no one even thinks about it. Same with Uno. Large televisions and sodium will not turn Forest Hills into some loud obnoxious place. We can leave that to people who complain about everything.

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    1. I'll go one step further...I don't think anything other than a chain survives in that space. You are looking at a second floor spot with no seating or bar on the ground floor. Most people are going to walk right past it.

      People know what BWW is due to their heavy advertising. People can see the name and immediately know if they want to eat there. They don't have to worry about people that want to look in at a place and see what it is.

      Personally, I can think of dozens of types of restaurants I would rather see than a chain, but most of those would probably fail in this spot. Hopefully BWW will work, if for nothing else than to give the area a sports bar (something some of us do enjoy that is lacking) and to avoid having empty storefronts in the area which look bad and discourage other potential investors.

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  11. Not sure about some of the comments here. I was there with my family last night and the service was great and attentive. Food is typical of chains with the wings being pretty decent. Overall, I think it's a good place. Offers customers a place to watch practically any kind of sports event with the typical bar food. There was also lots of people ordering food to go and eating there.
    I'm not sure why people here would complain about that. You have a place that is doing well and is helping the neighborhood. Would you rather have an empty store front or a place that customers don't frequent?

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    1. I would rather have Staples.

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  12. Yawn. BWW is what it is - a chain sports bar/grill. It will be a great place to watch a game, since none of the neighborhood bars are, but that's about it.

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  13. Sports bars are the worst. And they attract "commoners."

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  14. It feels like I'm visiting my grandpa at the old folks home with this thread. A lot of complaining about a lot of nothing. You dont like it, don't go. But bashing it doesnt emphasize how classy this neighborhood is, its just showing how tacky some of our residents are.

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    1. Interesting that you belittle your grandfather while complaining of bashing. I'm saying based on reviews and the reputation of the restaurant its not a good fit for the neighborhood and as a resident I'm not proud to have it here. There's a reason there's no Walmart in Beverly Hills.

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    2. I'd argue bashing it shows the classy standard the neighborhood wants to keep. This will only bring trash.

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  15. This will hurt TGIF Fridays.

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  16. I stopped in the BWW bar last night for a beer and to check it out. The place was packed with mostly families. I am not a fan of the menu but the beer was cold and the service was good. I agree with a previous post that it will draw customers that would normally go to TGIF or Pizza Uno. It might be a place to go on NFL Sundays as long as you don't mind screaming kids running around.

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