La Tee Da Cafe
206 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
La Tee Da Cafe
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://lateedacafe.net/
- Phone: 7168814500x
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday 5 pm-9-pm (Kitchen closes at 9)
Friday & Saturday 5 pm-10 pm (Kitchen Closes at 10)
Bar Hours- Wednesday-Saturday- 5 pm-11pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian
- Executive Chef: Sherry Tomaselli
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
- Special Events: We will consider a special event. Please call 716.881.4500 and ask for Emily.
- Cross Street: Elmwood
- Public Transit: Main Street Transit. Stop at Allen Street.
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: Public Parking Lot next to our building. Must pay for a receipt until 9 PM. Machine accept credit cards and coins. Street Available as well. Metered. Pay until 5 PM. Quarters only
A word from La Tee Da Cafe
A family owned business since 2005. Everything we serve is house made. Seafood choices are wild and sustainable; generally a cold water choice. I only use Farm Fresh Eggs. I cook with produce from Farmers that grow right in my neighborhood, going to market on a daily basis for the freshest picked produce. I use nothing that has been precut, chopped or otherwise run through a bleach bath. My sausage comes from a local sausage maker. Our beef is grass fed and free range, locally sourced. I take great pride in feeding people real food. My philosophy is this...if I wouldn't serve it to my family, I wont be serving it to my customers. We do all we can to please and satisfy our customers. Thank you for considering joining our family for your dining experience, whether it is on our beautiful heated patio surrounded by lush gardens, or inside where the warm red walls decorated with local artist's works, feel like a place of comfort. We do hope that you will join us and see for yourself.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
- Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
- Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
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La Tee Da Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
great for outdoor dining (28)romantic (20)neighborhood gem (18)special occasion (12)good for groups (9)fit for foodies (8)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Great food and patio, slow serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/28/2014We had a group of 12 with reservations made weeks in advance. The patio was beatiful, appetizers and meals delicious. Our waitress was very nice but was the only one working the Thursday night we were in. Our service was fine at the beginning of the evening (our reservation was at 6:30) but by 7:30 or so the patio had filled up and out waitress was swamped. It took over an hour to get our meals packaged to go and our check. We even opted out of desserts (which we were looking forward to!) because it was 9:00pm by the time they were offered. There were two bartenders working who occasionally stepped out to help but not nearly enough to lighten our poor servers load. We would be hesitant to return based on the poor staffing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- La Tee Da-licious!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/27/20144 friends finally found time for a get together and went with a recommendation to dine at La Tee Da on Allen Street in Buffalo NY. I've walked this street many times but did not know about the hidden gem behind the quaint front room. The patio, decorated with subtle lighting and artwork, provided us with a great place to talk and enjoy our meal. Our waitress was delightful and the wine and food, which was an ample portion and reasonably priced, did not disappoint. We ordered dessert and our server graciously offered to split it up so we could all enjoy a few bites and the gelato was a perfect selection to enjoy the end of Summer. The main room is equally as charming and makes this a destination for all year round.Special Features:
- NaOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/27/2014Recommend they serve bread basket and a side salad before entree ;) food was greatSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Anniversary dinnerLovenicemealsDined on 8/22/2014We had been to La Tee Da a few times before so we were sure it would be nice for a special dinner, and we were right! We ordered the spinach balls (a favorite), the salad with pluots, scallops entree and penne entree. Service was great, food was great, we thoroughly enjoyed it! Would recommend it to anyone, anytime not just for special occasions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AmazingNguyej30Dined on 8/21/2014Everything was amazing from start to finish. The ambience was great and intimate. The food is amazing and the portion sizes are perfect! Our serve Lina was attentive and sweet. Thank you!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent meal6finefoodfansDined on 7/26/2014We had a wonderful meal at LaTeeDa. Among the six of us, five different entrees were ordered and each was thoroughly enjoyed. It was noisy the Saturday evening we were there, which took away from our enjoyment somewhat. But the food and service were exceptional.Special Features:
- menu is uncreative, food is averagevecchio49VIPDined on 7/18/2014I have dined here several times in the past, each time leaving a little more disappointed. We ordered a scallop dish, which was delicious, but $29.00 for 3 scallops was a little pricey. Two of us ordered pasta dishes which were blah and the "Chicken Cacciatore" was ziti with a few shreds of chicken, not "hunters stew" like the name implies. The salted caramel gelato was wonderful, but the cannoli shell was soggy and stale. It is not Kid Friendly. A small bowl of buttered ziti was $16.00.Special Features:
- DinnerJblank0530Dined on 7/12/2014My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner on Saturday night. We will certainly go there again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not worth the tripCynthiaVIPDined on 6/28/2014The restaurant only seats on the non air conditioned patio (it was quite hot out and fans were not enough to make it comfortable to be outside), which was not mentioned on the website, the menu was very limited (not same as advertised on website), they were not offering gluten free options advertised on website menu as the waiter informed us "the kitchen is getting lazy" and they ran out of majority of specials by 8:15 so obviously don't buy enough food.
- One of Buffalo's Best Dining SpotsALongDined on 5/31/2014One of the first restaurants i visited when returning to Buffalo for summer. Food is great, service is excellent, great ambiance, one of the best patio spots for summer time, and the family that owns the place are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Highly recommended!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food and serviceGoodVinoNfoodDined on 5/23/2014The service was great! I'm vegan and was very pleased that the chef was able to accommodate. The food and wine was amazing and the atmosphere was so nice. The experience was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- CharmingLAM57Dined on 5/17/2014This was my first visit to La Tee Da Cafe. I've been wanting to try it for some time and was not disappointed! I have celiac disease and must eat gluten free. They offered a variety of dishes that were suitable for me. The food was delicious and the service friendly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 53 reviews are from the La Tee Da Cafe reviews archive.
- Great PlaceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/12/2014The food was fabulous - Service was attentive, without being overbearing. Will definitely go back, especially to sit outside on their patio.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great atmosphereOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/14/2014This is my 5th time dining at this restaurant and always love having a girls wine night at this gem right in the heart of Allentown. The spinach appetizer was phenomenal as always but the entrees need some work. The food lacks flavor and I really want to love it but it falls short :( Most of the entrees are very healthy which is good, and although descriptions sound lovely, the food is bland and not memorable. My tuna was pretty dry and my friend's salad lacked flavor as well. This spot is adorable and I hope the chef can work on making the food as awesome as the decor.Special Features:
- MenuOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/8/2014Menu was limited and was not the same menu as posted on Open Table. Server and host were great. Great atmosphere.Special Features:
- Pleasant Night OutHappyDinerDined on 3/8/2014Even though the winter accommodations are small compared to the summer patio, it was great for the six of us. The specials were amazing especially the Cod dinner. Portions were big enough for my husband and myself to bring home and eat for dinner the next day. And the bottle of wine for $15 was a bonus. They even wrapped up the leftover wine and sealed so we wouldn't transport an open container. Waitress very pleasant, and efficient.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good experiencebikeboyDined on 2/27/2014Very good food with reasonable wine cost. Bench seating on one side which is a bit uncomfortable and cramped. For 4 people or less, consider choosing a table with chairs on the opposite side.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A dark spot for a great biteDdinner2Dined on 2/22/2014I found La Tee Da on Urban Spoon and was excited that I was able to make a reservation on line for that evening for a larger group of people. I was very excited that they could accommodate us. I was impressed with both the food and the service their risotto was very flavorful and the eggplant appetizer was light but flavorful. Everyone else I was with really enjoyed their meal as well. My only two complaints were the fact that they didn't serve liquor and it was a bit dark and smaller than I expected, it felt a bit crowded in the small space. Overall our experience was great. I would recommend it to friends and I plan to return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Small and intimateKdGADined on 2/20/2014The restaurant has only a few tables and is very intimate and romantic. Wonderful for a couple, should make reservations first.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love it!BuffaloFoodieDined on 2/15/2014We have dined here twice now. Once in summer when we were able to sit on the outdoor patio, and most recently inside. Both experiences were fabulous. Excellent food. Great service. Prices are excellent for the quality of food you get. And $15 bottles of wine. Highly recommend!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another great eveningOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 2/15/2014Service was efficient, friendly and well timed. Food was very good. We have been there several times and will continue to return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great service,OK foodgoodeaterDined on 2/15/2014There was a lot of pasta on the menu. I was hoping for a meat & vegetable entrée,but there was not much available. I ordered a sausage dish which was quite good. My husband ordered beef burgundy, but the beef was tough and very dry. The wine was excellent and the $15/bottle price a good deal. The service was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Valentine's DayRyanMcQDined on 2/14/2014Great Spot for valentine's day dinner and always unbelievable food, beer, service and art.Special Features:
- greatallidoiseatDined on 2/14/2014food and service both great, i would definitely recommend to anyone i know. thanks!Special Features:
- Disappointed dinersOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/8/2014we had a gift certificate so we went to La Tee Da on a Saturday evening. big mistake. it was extremely claustrophobic, exceedingly loud, generally uncomfortable. the food was mediocre at best. my husband and daughter each had the filet special, which was anything but special......no flavor whatsoever, and a pretty tiny portion for the price. The crab and artichoke appetizer tasted more like tuna..very odd. having to wait well over an hour between apps and entrees was just ridiculous. Service was disinterested. Beverage refills were not even offered. I think this restaurant needs to refocus on its product rather than its so-called "scene." There are too many excellent restaurants in buffalo to waste time and money on sub par dining.
- Consistently FabulousOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 12/7/2013I have been enjoying going to La Tee Da for years now. I have always loved everything about the place. From the ambience, to the food to the service; they are consistently fabulous. I have celebrated anniversaries, special times with friends & romantic dinners here with my husband. They are a family run restaurant and it makes all the difference. You always feel welcome & your business is appreciated. It really is one of my most favorite places to visit. I highly recommend a visit. You won't be disappointed!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- An enjoyable night but not my stylejsw029Dined on 12/6/2013It's a small restaurant with a couple 4-6 seat tables and a series of two seat tables side by side by side by side [which my girlfriend and I were seated at]. The tables are too close together for my liking and because you're practically seated directly beside the person at the table next to you, it made me uncomfortable. The food was fine. I didn't dislike anything but it really wasn't anything special either. My girlfriend likes this restaurant and goes there several times a year with her friends but as I said, it's not for me.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Glad to have found you!bipedaliferousDined on 11/22/2013Great food! Great service!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone as well as coming back myself. Perk: is it's connected to a great independent bookstore that you can browse some fantastic titles and rare gems, before or after your dining experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LaTeDa is an excellent restaurantLulaDined on 11/22/2013LaTeDa is an excellent restaurant from all perspectives in the heart of Allentown. A short walk gets you to the Philharmonic and Elmwood Village is right around the corner. The setting has a NYC feel inside, long and somewhat narrow, warm and welcoming. Food, drink , service and ambience are all great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quality Small placemipnamDined on 11/2/2013Owner is the Chef. Daughters wait tables. Real obvious this is a fine family operation. Moroccan scallops a must try!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dinnerAdamDined on 10/24/2013Outstanding food and service, wine and beer lists are extensive. Great atmosphere, romantic and just a nice, quaint setting. Can't wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BETTER THAN EVERIRVINGDined on 10/17/2013THIS RESTAURANT HAS BEEN A TOP CHOICE SINCE IT OPENED, THE DEATH OF ITS WONDERFUL OWNER HAS NOT CHANGED THAT. THE NEXT GERATION IS DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB..Special Features:
- DisappointedDebDDined on 10/12/2013Out of both wines that were ordered. Waitress inexperienced.She Offered a Mexican replacement...Tempernillo...which is Spanish.Split dish fee is ridiculous. When we have so many choices of places to eat and choose you, be thrilled. Don't charge for split plate because you just lost two customers.Special Features:
- IntimateUb76Dined on 10/4/2013We go here whenever in buffalo. We live in Toronto. This is a real gem. Creative tastes and presentation. Amazing service. This visit most customers where out back on the outside patio area. We has indoor to ourselves. Very intimate Go there!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Critique MagnifiqueCritiqueMagnifiqueVIPDined on 9/28/2013Nothing beats the ambiance on the back covered patio at La Tee Da on a beautiful evening. We had a drink at the bar and the bartender was excellent. Our table was great (but you could feel it was a cheap folding aluminum table underneath). I tried the eggplant wings and thought they were very creative. The pear salad was very good, as was the house special appetizer meatball. The service staff was excellent (though the beautiful girls covered with tatoos always kills me...) I had dinner here several weeks ago with my man and it was very romantic. Though beautiful Mary is gone....her daughter and granddaughter should be very proud. La Tee Da is truly a neighborhood gem.Special Features:
- great city dining experiencejudydDined on 9/20/2013went to la La Tee Da on a friday evening with some friends for the first time. it was a beautiful end-of-summer evening and everyone dined on the covered patio....what a gem for the city. everything was terrific the moment you entered, along with the food and service. the staff takes extra care to ensure a lovely and wonderful dining experience. by the time we left, the patio was full of diners, along with some enjoying a meal at the bar on the patio. btw, great selection of wine and beer....check out their website. also, take advantage of making your reservation on-line with "open table." you receive a confirmation e-mail, and i also received a phone call prior to arriving confirming our reservation. La Tee Da is a keeper!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- first time on the patio. ReallyLulaDined on 9/18/2013first time on the patio. Really nice. food excellent. Will be backSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Phenomenal - as always.FredDined on 9/13/2013Always happy every time I go to La Tee Da. They do a fantastic job.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dining experience!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/13/2013La Tee Da is a classy restaurant in the trendy Allentown district in Buffalo. For outdoor dining, wonderful ambience with great decor. Even on a chilly evening, side canvas is brought down along with heaters above to keep you warm. In my opinion, this adds to the ambience for outdoor dining. Meals were superb, service was outstanding and desserts were delicious. One of our favorite restaurants to go to downtown.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Critique MagnifiqueCritiqueMagnifiqueVIPDined on 8/31/2013I haven't been to La Tee Da since the owner Mary died. She was so wonderful, I just didn't think it could ever be the same. But... happily the experience and food I had there was every bit as good. We sat outside on the quaint and cozy patio on a perfect evening. Mary's grand daughter waited on us and she was delightful. Her mother, the chef, put out some excellent dishes including the special pot roast dinner my friend loved...my great pear salad and the delicious scallop entree. We had wonderful French press coffee along with dessert. We couldn't believe we were there for 3 hours, it went by so fast. What a great experience! I would highly recommend La Tee Da. It's a neighborhood gem and nice for a romantic evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.