If you choose the nearby city of Buffalo, New York as a base camp for your Niagara Falls adventure or you find yourself in town for any reason, consider visiting the one-and-only Russell Salvatore of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More.
More than a roadside curiosity, the Russell’s experience includes lodging at Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, a handsome and meticulously operated inn with every imaginable amenity, and Russell’s restaurant, a four-star palace with impeccable service, spectacular entrees and imaginative side dishes served up in a refreshingly old school steakhouse vibe. Though the accommodations and cuisine are undeniably excellent, what really sets this place apart is the man himself.
Aged to perfection, tanned and stylishly suited at all times, Russell is a bona fide Buffalo superstar. Whether cruising in his baby blue Bentley convertible or touring the grounds in his matching “Bentley” golf cart, Russell commands attention, or perhaps deserves attention is a more accurate description.
His philanthropy and generosity for the local community is the stuff of legends. Be sure to check out the Russell J. Salvatore Patriots and Heroes Park with a memorial to the victims of Flight 3407, replicas of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, a Battle of The Budge World War II memorial, a statue of an archangel and, if Mr. Salvatore has his way - and there is no reason to think otherwise - the park will someday be the home of an eternal monument to the man himself. Yep, as planned, Russell will spend eternity in his very own roadside mausoleum.
Come see for yourself what 60 years of hard work has created. The steaks alone are worth the trip!
Salvatore’s Grand Hotel
Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More
6675 Transit Road
Buffalo, New York 14221
By: Greg Root
Photos: Allen Carrasco and courtesy Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More