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31 Club
31 Club

31 Club Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.the31club.com
  • Email: info@the31club.com
  • Phone: (716) 332-3131
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Eric Kloss
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private off-site event catering available. Please call for more information
    Tricia 716 332-3131 OR email tricia@the31club.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful banquet room that can accommodate up to 70 for a sit-down dinner, and up to 100 for a cocktail party.
    Main dining room is available for events and can seta up to 36 people.
    We also have a smaller dining room with a fireplace that can seat up to 18.
    State-of-the art AV available in all three rooms.

    For more information please contact tricia@the31club.com
  • Private Party Contact: Tricia Constable (716) 332-3131
  • Entertainment: Free Live Music every Friday and Saturday at 10pm

  • Special Events & Promotions: 3 - private banquet spaces and off-site catering available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elmwood
  • Public Transit: South Elmwood and Johnson Park bus stop. Delaware Avenue and Johnson Park bus stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is ample at the 31 Club. We also offer FREE parking for the theatre and events when you join us for dinner before a show/event
A word from 31 Club
Seated at the corner of South Elmwood and North Johnson Park, the 31 Club is one of Buffalo's finest restaurants located right in the downtown area. From the swanky bar, to the spacious dining and private banquet rooms, a classic name made famous in the 1940s returns to its original, rightful home with a fresh, fashionable face. With a historic background that pre-dates the 1900's 31 Club was the first mayor of Buffalo's home, Ebenezer Johnson served as mayor from May 1832 - March 1833 and then again from 1834 - 1835. His home was known as Johnson Cottage and was a well known place for socializing. Today 31 Club carries on the tradition as a hot spot for who's who in the city and is one of the best places to eat, drink and be seen.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Great place for excellent food and good location to downtown Buffalo. Food was outstanding and the service was matching."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. With every course we received fresh silverware and our water glasses were never empty! Our sever Laura was absolutely perfect and we tipped her that way!! The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. I suggest you leave your jeans at home and wear something nice, you'll be glad you did."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We arrived at 8:30pm for 8:45 reservations. While at the bar we had one drink and sat with empty glasses for 15 minutes without being asked if my wife and I wanted another drink. Now 9:05 not seated for dinner yet! I approached the front desk and they suddenly said our table just opened up. We got to our table and their were 3 other tables that were opened as well. I think we might have been forgotten about just like at the bar. We didn't leave the restaurant until 11:00pm because our service was that SLOW. We will NEVER recommend or go to 31 club again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food at 31 Club is mostly very good to excellent. I enjoyed the vegetable offerings (side dishes and appetizers) a bit more than my cider-brined pork chop. The Roman artichoke appetizer was really tasty and just right -- it's stuffed with prosciutto, bread crumbs and maybe some cheese. The side of a sweet potato mash was delicious, but not warm. The brussel sprouts were great! The pork chop was not as tender or cider-y as I would have expected. My companions enjoyed their pasta and fish very much. The restaurant is beautiful inside, with more than one dining area and a lovely large bar at which many people seemed to be having a wonderful time. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My date and I each had the salmon and a salad with a glass of wine. Everything was as you'd expect in a nice restaurant. Service and food were excellent, we were given some time to talk and got full attention from the staff when ready to order."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Not sure why it's taken so long to try here, we always end up at our tried and true favorites. However, we were not disappointed. Loved the atmosphere. Upscale and well designed interior - modern elements and finishes in an otherwise traditionally structured space, which fits well into the district. Eclectic menu with a variety of options but not too many. The service was excellent. Our waitress was attentive but not invasive. Food was incredible. Had heard this place draws an "older", more senior crowd. We left close to midnight on a sat night and there was still quite a mix of an audience and some great live music playing in the bar. I guess age is in the eye of the beholder :)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great service and food, really nice ambience. Will definitely go back. Pleasant surprise, 1/2 off bottles of wine!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I love the Brunch menu, this was my second time here for brunch and both times were equally great. There were several large parties going on and our server seemed a little distracted but everything was still good and will definitly be coming back!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "First time at 31 Club and it was really good. Had the Chef Selection, every course was superb. Will enjoy going there again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a great business dinner at 31 Club. Everyone raved about the food, I had the Clams Chorizo appetizer, delicious and the NY Strip, perfectly cooked. We had two vegetarians in our group, they loved their dinners. Nice wine list, great service. Highly recommend. Will come back there next time I'm in Buffalo."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Love this restaurant for any special occasion but especially for pre-theatre dinners. They know you're on a time schedule so they ensure your food is ready without rushing you. Love that they offer a free shuttle (and free parking) to the local area events."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had the chef's menu with wine pairing. The food was delicious and the pairings were very complimentary with the food."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Upon arrival we were greeted by a pleasant host who took us to our table. We had dinner reservations and they called to confirm them a few hour before. The restaurant was really nice, candles on each table in a nice dimly lit room. The waitress was very nice and did a good job of telling us about the menu and offering a suggestion on wine. (Tuesday 1/2 bottles). The food took a little long to arrive, but it was very good. Overall the experience was very nice. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food was amazing, we were the only people there but everything was very well put together. However, it may have been the fact that it was late on a Sunday night, but our waitress was noticeably unprofessional. She had poor etiquette, but wasn't overtly rude. I don't expect service like that when paying $200 for a meal, but it wasn't enough to keep me from going back."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Reservations for valentines day, very romantic atmosphere, violin player, good food, but limited menu for special occasion, very pricey, service was outstanding"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's day, and ordered off a special abbreviated menu. Food was great. We very much enjoyed our entrees of duck breast and coffee-encrusted steak. Service was leisurely paced but attentive, allowing us time to fully enjoy our conversation and bottle of wine. The strolling violinist was a nice touch. Easy parking in the lot across the street. A very enjoyable meal. Prices put this in the "special occasion" category for us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my first time here. Would definitely go back. The service was amazing. The food was delicious. If I had to complain about anything would be the parking. But hey its downtown Buffalo, so you expect that."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "31 Club will impress your special guest with it's decor and service, the food was good not spectacular, like a high end hotel."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Went on the spur of the moment to use a gift certificate we got for Christmas. Both my wife and I got the chefs tasting experience. It was awesome! Huge portions for a tasting and the price was very affordable."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Every aspect was superior. My telephone calls were handled professionally and with a welcoming friendliness. The host, server, and ancillary staff were also great. We sat in a smaller room on a cold night made cozy and warm by the flickering fireplace. Our food was delicious and creatively plated. The timing of our meal was perfect as we made our way to the Philharmonic on their courtesy shuttle. I peaked around the corner to view the bar and it too was a very inviting room that I could see myself stopping in for a drink on any given night. An overall lovely experience and judging by the number of patrons that night, it appears that I might have been in the minority - by being a first timer to this great night spot."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The staff was kind, courteous and thoughtful. It was a cold day and they gave us a table in a small room, easy to walk to, right next to a fireplace. Beautiful place and the food was excellent. A wonderful Sunday brunch with my family!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We just wanted a quiet, romantic dinner on New Year's Eve but a party of 10 was seated behind us and were so loud we could not even hear each other talk. We told the management when we left and were told we could have been moved but at the point it got so loud, we had already had our appetizer. We live in the neighborhood and eat here once every 6 weeks. I was not happy."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a great New Year's eve dinner at Club 31. Everything was spectacular. The best part was that we were not rushed, and the food came in a timely manner. The whole experience was fabulous!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was my husband and I's first time at 31 Club. We have been wanting to try it for awhile, his birthday seemed like a great time to experience it. The service was great; attentive but not annoying. I tried the Chef's Selection and my husband got the steak with a lobster tail. Everything was awesome. It is pricey but we already knew that before going. We would definitely recommend this place to any of our friends that like fine dining in a very romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I requested a table in a dining room, NOT the bar. The restaurant called the day prior to say the back dining room that I requested was booked for a private party so they would seat me in the front dining room. I said this was OK as long as we were not seated in the bar. When we got to the restaurant we were seated in the BAR! - the hostess said there were now private parties in BOTH dining rooms. 20mins later approx 30 people crowded in the bar for their drinks and appetizers where they kept bumping into our table for the next 1/2 hour. Obviously they knew that we were never going to be seated anywhere but in the bar- but didn't want to tell us. A $300 dinner should not be on a noisy bar room.Needless to say we will not be returning."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "31 Club is a fabulous restaurant. I have been to brunch several times and dinner several times. Décor is beautiful. Lighting for dinner time is perfect. It is great for romance or a group. Food and service is excellent."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The food, ambiance and service were very good. The only criticism I have regards the steak that I was served - a bit tough."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "It was very nice but site said it opens at 1000am at least that is what I remembered. Well it does not open until 1100. They gave us our own room very nice!! service was little slow at beginning and it id take a bit longer for food to get out. Staff was ok did what they had to do.had to ask for more coffee something you really should not to need to ask for at brunch. Would go closer to Noon if you plan on having an adult beverage. Food was worth waiting for it was very good!!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "This restaurant, although a bit pricey, is EXCELLENT!!. I had the lobster bisque and lamb chopes. Delicious. My husband had the blackened scallops and the seafood medley. Very flavorfull and we even had leftover for lunch the next day! Highly reccomend. The staff, Joe the bartender and Noel, our server were also very attentative."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "31 Club has a terrific bar atmosphere. The food is consistently delicious and always with fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "We had a great night out celebrating my daughter's birthday. Food was really good, loved our server, and it was relaxing night out. We will do back for sure! Thanks for a great night."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "First visit, but not the last. Service was wonderful and enjoyed the food immensely. Looks like it shoud be great in warmer weather with opportunities to be outside as well."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Dinner at the 31 Club was as memorable as dinners were many years ago ay the original 31 Club!"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "The customer service was okay, not the great though. My friend ordered a stuffed chicken breast and came to find out that center part was still pink. They weren't apologetic and didn't offer any compensation other than switching a well-cooked chicken. Otherwise the atmosphere was great. Would recommend this as a great place for a romantic date."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "this place was SPECTULAR. we will definitely return with or without restaurant week!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "My boyfriend took me to 31 Club for restaurant week, and I'm so glad he chose this spot! It is absolutely beautiful and charming and warm all at the same time. The staff is so gracious and welcoming that you can't help but feel wonderful about whatever will happen next. Then your food comes and it is so amazing that you cannot even begin to describe it. I am looking forward to going back to spend more time and work on how to describe the delicious entrees!"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Food and service was very good. Might suggest being a little more generous with glasses of wine. Also coffee could be improved and dessert was just average. Otherwise a fine restaurant for a special occasion. Beautiful decor and ambiance."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "31 club is always excellent. Service was excellent, not intrusive but always right on top of what was happening at the table. We have never been disappointed with 13 Club and have often recommended it to friends and family. We had the pork chop, and it was the best pork that I had ever had. The noise level was the highest we have ever experienced at 31, however there were two larger parties who were enjoying the evening along with a full dinning room, however it was certainly not disruptive to our evening."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We came to Buffalo from the Toronto area and wanted a good restaurant close to our hotel to relax and have a great meal. We were pleasantly surprised to find 31 Club close to our hotel. It was a great dining experience! The food was fantastic and the wine and great conversation with the Sommelier made the experience even more relaxing and enjoyable! We highly recommend this beautiful restaurant!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Great brunch spot. A few different exciting options on the menu but because of the buy one get one mimosas at noon, place is empty before then. Would recommend before noon only if looking for quiet brunch, afternoon if looking to drink mimosas."
    Dined on 10/20/2013