Toutant, located at 437 Ellicott Street, is an
exciting southern inspired restaurant owned
and operated by Chef James Roberts.

Photography by: kc kratt

Toutant**(pronounced too-tawnt) offers contemporary country cuisine and libations, served in a comfortable, casual setting. Focusing on high-quality, seasonal ingredients, Roberts’ Southern Louisiana roots and dedication to New York’s farming community provides Buffalo diners with access to modern, fresh cuisine influenced by the American South.

Ideally, Toutant seeks to invoke the memories of its guests’ early childhood family dinners, demonstrating the heart, preparation, and comfort experienced at those gatherings. Guests are able to enjoy upscale Southern comfort fare from a menu featuring vast amounts of fresh Gulf seafood and shellfish, buttermilk fried chicken, and accurate renditions of numerous Southern favorites like jambalaya, house-smoked sausages, cast iron skillet cornbread, and authentic barbecue offerings. The beverage program features seasonal frozen daiquiris, local cider, beer and wine, as well as hand-selected bourbons, whiskeys, and moonshine.

**Toutant is named after Roberts’ great grandfather’s trapping and fishing camp, out on the family plot of South Louisiana marshland, which operated at the turn of the century as the hub of the family’s livelihood and sustenance.



(716) 342-2901


Reservations are recommended and accepted online or by phone. Walk in dining is available in the bar area, first come first serve.

Due to building code and our unique layout, handicapped accessibility is very limited.


On-street parking
Paid lot across the street


Thursday - Monday 5p–2a
Sunday Brunch 11:30a–2:30p
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday


Book online below. Reservations are recommended.
Call (716) 342-2901 for parties larger than 6 people.

Due to building code and our unique layout, handicapped accessibility
is very limited. Contact us for possible accommodations.

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