BUFFALO, N.Y. — Earlier this year, Business First conducted a survey to their reader's 100 favorite restaurants in Western New York.

Participants were asked to name their five favorite restaurants in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area, as well as their specific choices in 39 categories.

This year’s participation rate yielded 1,062 valid responses — nearly double the total a year ago.

Here's the Top 10 restaurants on the list: 

1. Russell's Steaks, Chops and More (37.3 first), 347.9 points

2. Left Bank (38.2 first), 315.3 points

3. Hutch's Restaurant (31.5 first), 290.8 points

4. Chef's Restaurant (12.7 first), 198.7 points

5. Patina 250 (22.7 first), 144.3 points

6. Ristorante Lombardo (11.4 first), 142.4 points

7. Mulberry Italian Ristorante (6.7 first), 142.3 points

8. Sinatra's (9.3 first), 118.4 points

9. Tempo (12.5 first), 113.7 points

10. Mangia Ristorante & Caffe (12.3 first), 103.9 points

You can see the full list on Buffalo Business First's website