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The Terrace Opens for the Summer

By May 11, 2018May 18th, 2018No Comments


Menu Introduces Approachable, Casual Cuisine

Download a PDF of the press release here.

Contact: Therese Fuerst, Fuerst Consulting Corp., 716/200-3593

(Buffalo, NY) – The upper level restaurant at Marcy Casino is open, The “Terrace at Delaware Park” with an upscale casual menu ideal for patio dining. Perfectly situated across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the view from the balcony is one of the finest in the city, showcasing the Frederick Law Olmsted designed Delaware Park, and its many views of the cultural landscape.

Proprietor Jason Davidson said, “This year we are we thrilled to announce our partnership with (developer and restauranteur) Rocco Termini. The announcement of Rocco joining our team is the first of many exciting developments for The Terrace.”

Serving Contemporary Comfort Cuisine, specialties from the new menu include boa buns, featuring tempura shrimp or Korean fried chicken, Belgian or Spicy curry mussels, fresh oysters, lobster rolls and Cajun shrimp risotto.  Lunch with will feature a carving station, delicious salads, fish tacos, house made soups and more. Mixologist, Jason Wood, has developed a menu featuring craft cocktails and classics, a progressive wine program and a craft beer list with a focus on American microbrews and European imports, worthy of a Mike Shatzel establishment.

As a partner with the Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservancy, whose mission it is to preserve and restore our historic parks, The Terrace returns a percentage of all restaurant sales to the Conservancy. In addition, The Terrace hosts “Hoppy Hour for a Cause” every Thursday, beginning May 17th, featuring selected breweries and live acoustic music. With a suggested $5 donation at the door, proceeds support local charities in the Buffalo Niagara Region.

 “Delaware Park is such a popular destination because it has some of the area’s most amazing views. The Terrace gives the public a great vantage point and boasts one of the region’s most amazing patios to enjoy a cold beer, great food and friends.” Says co-owner Mike Shatzel.

Situated between Hoyt Lake and the historic Rose Garden, The Terrace is a ‘must-stop’ for anyone visiting Delaware Park and the perfect place to enjoy dinner before or a drink after Shakespeare in the Park. The Terrace embraces its park setting and welcomes guests who are strolling through as well as couples out on date night. A great spot for people watching, Buffalonians and visitors can enjoy the parks beautiful green space right in the middle of an emerging urban development zone.

“With our Olmsted parks celebrating 150 years in Buffalo, there’s never been a better time to come and experience the beauty and grandeur of the nation’s first urban park system than with a special meal in a very special place – The Terrace at Delaware Park,” said Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director of the Conservancy.

The Terrace’s daily hours of operation are Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 11 pm, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until Memorial Day. The Terrace is available Sunday-Wednesday for booking private events and the lower level continues to host special events, weddings and holiday parties seven days a week.

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About The Terrace & Events at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park:

Co-owned by Jason Davidson and Michael Shatzel, Magnolia Events is an exclusive catering and special events sister company to eight restaurants in the Buffalo Niagara Region including Liberty Hound, Alan Burger Bar, Cole’s, Colter Bay, Moore Pat Tap Room, Brennan’s and Thin Man Brewery and Restaurant.

The Terrace serves Contemporary Comfort Cuisine with a focus on seafood. You may even see some features from Buffalo’s beloved Blue Monk on the nightly specials. Hunter Bradshaw, former mixologist and bar manager of Vera, developed the cocktail program complementing Shatzel’s draft system featuring 16 draft beers with a focus on American microbrews and European imports.

The Terrace at Delaware Park is located on the upper level of the Marcy Casino across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The casino is situated between Hoyt Lake and the historic Rose Garden.

Plans for Delaware Park were designed by renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted in 1868. By 1874, Olmsted’s partner, Calver Vaux designed the original Boathouse where the Marcy Casino now sits. Due to popularity the boathouse was eventually enlarged, but sadly was destroyed by fire in 1899. The structure was rebuilt in time for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition that took place throughout Delaware Park. The current building was designed by Buffalo architect E.B. Green and was known as The Delaware Park Casino serving as a gathering place for residents of the city. Today it is the Marcy Casino, named in honor of the late Delaware District Councilman, William L. Marcy, Jr. who passed away in 1983.

About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy:

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed historic parks, parkways and circles. Celebrating 150 years of Olmsted in Buffalo, The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a not-for-profit, membership-based, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. More than 2.5 million people use Buffalo’s historic, award-winning Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. The parks were designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted more than 148 years ago. Basic maintenance of the parks has been greatly improved since the 2004 groundbreaking public-private agreement with the City of Buffalo and Erie County. Since that time, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, now partnering with the City of Buffalo, has retained full responsibility for the management and care of these green spaces which are listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Most recently, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as one of the 2014 Great Places in America and The Guardian named the Olmsted park system as one of the best park systems in the world.

The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes: 

Six parks: Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, Delaware Park in Delaware/Parkside District, Front Park at the Peace Bridge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Fillmore Avenue, Riverside Park at Niagara and Tonawanda Street, and South Park at McKinley Parkway. Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond. Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony