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 offerings at Toutant are anchored by a thoughtful scratch cocktail program, featuring accurate representations of iconic classic cocktails and seasonal original creations, famous French Quarter style frozen daiquiris, local cider, beer and wine of all types and styles, as well as a hand-selected library of 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 on first come first serve basis. Full service is also available in our bar area and encouraged.

Due to building code and our unique layout, handicapped accessibility is very limited. Please inquire about a custom solution to your accessibility needs. Take out and curb-side service is always available.


On-street parking
Paid lot across the street


Thursday 5pm-12am
Friday - Saturday 5pm-1am
Sunday Brunch 11:30am-2:30pm
Sunday - Monday 5pm-12am
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday