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The Roycroft Inn
The Roycroft Inn
  • Address:
    40 South Grove Street
    East Aurora, NY 14052
    East Aurora
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Roycroft Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roycroftinn.com
  • Phone: (716) 652-5552
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30am, Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Nuernberger
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The completely refurbished Roycroft Inn and restaurant is ideal for your meetings, seminars, retreats or special occasion dinners. Hubbard Hall seats up to 120 people, The Library can accommodate 45 people. Several other rooms can be used for small functions up to 30 people. An entire Inn event can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. Our conference coordinator is dedicated to helping you create an event that will leave a lasting impression upon your guests. Whether it is audio visual equipment rentals, entertainment, music flowers or a theme event, our staff will work to ensure that every detail is meticulously planned.
  • Private Party Contact: David Majka (716) 652-5552 x224
  • Entertainment: The Roycroft Inn features Friday night jazz, classical Sunday brunch, Acoustic Sunday Evenings, seasonal specialty dinners, wine pairing evenings and select music events. Please check our website for upcoming events, www.roycroftinn.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: village
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: ample open parking
A word from The Roycroft Inn
Dine amongst Arts and Crafts history at the beautifully restored Roycroft Inn, a national historic landmark. The Roycroft Inn features an artisan inspired menu highlighting regional and seasonal foods. Our Chef uses many locally produced ingredients in the preparation of this contemporary menu with daily special creations. The Sunday brunch was voted the best in the area by Buffalo Spree magazine and Zagat Survey has named the Roycroft Inn “best bang for your buck.” . In addition The Roycroft Inn's Sunday brunch has been rated in the top 100 brunches in the United States for the last two years by Open Table diners.There is fireside dining during the winter months and outdoor dining on the peristyle in the summer. Ambiance is casual elegance. Located within 30 minutes of the Buffalo/Niagara Airport and steps away from local ski resorts.
Dinner selections range from $16-$35, lunch from $7-$15,
Sunday Buffet Brunch from $24.00
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a party of 4 with reservations at 10 a.m. for brunch. It seemed like the staff couldn't get the whole thing together. No one was at the Hostess Stand when we arrived, and once we were seated , the food was not all out in the serving containers. For example, the French Toast was there, but no syrup. The soup was labeled incorrectly, several dishes were cold because no sternos were lit beneath them, the food stations were not all manned. By the time we went back for the items we wanted, the lines were too long. The String Quartet was lovely and the desserts scrumptious, but overall, we agreed that we would not be inclined to return for the brunch. Their regular weekday breakfast is delicious and served well for half the cost."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to The Roycroft Inn for dinner on a pleasant Saturday evening. It was truly a great experience from the service to the food! We were sat immediately and were taken care of by all of the staff in a timely manner. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, as well. We enjoyed our soups (French Onion and Broccoli), appetizer (stuffed peppers) and our meals (Chicken and Stuffed Atlantic Flounder) very much! They also served us freshly baked bread with butter, which was amazing. Our overall experience at the Roycroft Inn was simply wonderful and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great restaurant with great service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "A friend recommended - we liked so much, we returned five days later when we were in the area again. Looking forward to another visit."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time on our anniversary --- Drinks were on the house --- I had the lamb, the wife the lobster --- both were fabulous --- will return again soon"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "we wanted to get a feel for the historic roy croft inn and this was the next best thing to sleeping in a room here! we were seated on the porch and had a lovely time examining the architecture. the food was very good, and atmosphere perfect!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "A group of five, including a two year old granddaughter, came for lunch on a Friday. We had crepes, quiche, salad, and chicken fingers and were seated on the veranda. Everything was delicious and it was a perfect day for outdoor dining. They brought a kid's menu and coloring page with crayons for the toddler."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A thoughtful menu with unique twists, yet not weird. Great quality, nicely presented and excellent preparations"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I love to come to East Aurora and the Roycroft Inn. The town is so quaint and the Roycroft is so beautiful. It is a special treat to dine at the Roycroft and to enjoy the delicious food, the historic Inn and the gorgeous grounds. It feels like you are going back in time. I enjoyed eating lunch on the lovely porch this summer and we stayed for 3 hours! Definitely one of my favorite places to come."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "After all the hype around lunch I took a vacation day and went to lunch. Server took over 5 minutes to get our drink order. Bar drinks were excellent. Bread was excellent, we thought we were in for a treat based on these two initial parts of the experience. French Onion Soup was "ok" based on my friends review. My Shrimp and Lobster bisque was lackluster. I've had better at a Hospital Diner. We told server after her long awaited return that it wasn't great. She did not offer any solutions or suggestions to replace. The special was amazing according to my friend. The other friend and I both got Jerk chicken with fries. The chicken was ok, the fries were cold. Not enough "jerk" in the chicken. I won't be in a hurry to return for lunch."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Introduced my sister to the Roycroft Inn for her birthday; a day later she text'd me with "Coveting Roycroft"! So glad she, her husband and friends enjoyed the experience, signed, a Roycroft regular."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We love the trip to dine for Sunday brunch, but...a fruit fly floating in my water was a little upsetting, (taken care of by Rita), and the a/c was a problem, but they did their best to lessen it on our feet. Many empty food dishes at the buffet. Overall, still worth the 70 miles!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our summer dinner on the wide stone verandah of the Roycroft Inn. The service was friendly and professional and the food was lovely - especially the lobster bisque and the crab cakes. Very thoughtful to offer diners the option of a desert "sliver" to close the meal. Look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Rarely do I give a review and most certainly do not rate all aspects of the dining experience 'outstanding', but I have done so here. The wait staff, Sue, was wonderful - always anticipating our needs before we asked - but left us alone to enjoy the brunch. The food was beyond delicious and the time on the porch was just perfect. What a wonderful time we had! The price was a bargain for such well prepared and presented food. Had a great time and cannot wait to return - even though Texas is a far piece to drive."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Have not been disappointed in 18 years of anniversary dinners! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "was most favorably impressed with lunch at The Roycroft Inn---a wonderful way to begin an afternoon of touring the campus, etc."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Hostess was most welcoming. Sitting on the veranda was so relaxing and "romantic". Took us back a couple of centuries. Loved watching the birds bathing in the natural stone birdbath. Would like to bring a book and sit the afternoon away. Food was okay, but not outstanding. Corned beef on Reuben was more like a "cold cut type of meat" Bread was great. French fries limp. Waiter must have had too many tables to handle since he seemed preoccupied and missed in handling requests. Service was slow, but who really cared since we were enjoying being out on the veranda. Would not have wanted speedy service. Sliver dessert menu great idea."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Friendly accommodating staff, beautiful decor and architecture, waitress extremely personal and attentive. My wife ordered the filet of beef tenderloin: was very satisfied and happy with her meal. I ordered the Copper Salmon Special a seasonal once-a-year fish. I got excited since I enjoy Salmon and have a scoring system. I rated the Salmon a 5 out of 10 though. Presentation: excellent (both dishes), Taste: only fair with a tacky chew. Possibly overcooked. Low Score: because it did not melt in my mouth or have an exquisite taste. It was bland so I had to add some lemon to help it. I would not order the Salmon again but we will go back and try other dishes. For me, I expect a $78 (meal + tip) to be at least a 9-10 rating."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The atmosphere of the Roycroft is unique. We were there to celebrate a birthday and had a great time. We enjoyed a relaxed lunch, had a good chat and laugh ... were in the restaurant three and half hours and felt comfortable and welcome all the time."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places for special occasions. It is a beautiful dwelling for staying overnight and the front porch dining is great. It was a bit breezy the night we were there so we chose to eat inside, still a very nice evening."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was not as good as the last time my family all went for brunch. We had been looking forward to this as it was outstanding the last time we were there."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Dinner outside on the patio in the beautiful Roycroft Inn, overlooking the garden, was terrific. Service is always excellent, and the wild salmon special was superb."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The setting and atmosphere are hard to beat with very friendly, attentive service. The food is average, was not hot and very few specials choices. Also lacked in presentation."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our first time and the experience was amazing! Great service, very friendly staff, and wonderful food! We will definately return and recommend to our friends. Thanks for an enjoyable dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went to celebrate a birthday, a girls day. The server was great very knowledgeable about the menu. Food was wonderful and we stayed almost 3 hours. I was so nice and pleasent that we didnt want to leave."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have taken out of town guests here twice this month. I am so proud to be able to take my friends to the Roycroft. The food is always excellent as well as the service. I love the history and that I can walk to the copper and antique shops. Don't change a thing. I'll be back soon."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The Roycroft Inn is an oasis of beauty and culture and presents a calm dining atmosphere that is suited to good conversation while enjoying a delicious meal."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The choise of white wine by a glass is not intersting. Should have a better selection including french wines or a tasty, powerfull white american wine. But the terrasse outside diner is really a pleasure."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "a wonderful lunch - elegant menu- artistic surroundings. courteous service, and many varieties on the menu to choose from. Our entire group had wonderful lunches and we appreciated that the dessert menu had options of "slivers" so that you could satisfy the sweet tooth and not add too much to the end of a filling lunch. the surroundings were so lovely indoors and outdoors that it was difficult to choose where to sit. The Roycroft Inn also has an outstanding hotel furnished true to Hubbard's Roycroft theme of simple and elegant all in one."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Lunching with 10 from work, our server was very accommodating with a couple picky people. He always had a smile and cheerful disposition. There was no problem getting separate checks. Sitting on the veranda was relaxing. Those who ordered the salmon lunch loved it. The jerk chicken crepes did not get as good favorable response. I will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We brought out-of-town guests to dine...in part because of the historic Arts & Crafts environment. Our meal was very good, the atmosphere was very conducive to dining & conversation, and the staff was very helpful & attentive. Our guests enjoyed the experience, and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This was my second visit, the first for dinner. It was a quiet Sunday evening, and we sat on the open-air veranda. The food was excellent; the wine well-priced, and it was nice to be a place where you didn't have to raise your voice to have a conversation."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "It is a great getaway place. Went for brunch this last time for my birthday. Just lovely!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our first time for Sunday brunch and hands down the best food, best ambience , just fabulous !!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A beautiful setting, but the brunch menu has become stale. I've been going here for brunch for many years and it's just the same old thing. Boring fruit, a tasteless omlet bar and the dessert/pastry table shrinks each time I visit. Also, hostess is not very "friendly". Perhaps she's tired of this place too!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Have gone with friends several times. Stayed at the Inn with my husband. Always a great place to relax, walk the grounds, and eat and dring great food. The Copper Store is a treasure. Great for wedding gifts!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Certainly when in East Aurora a place to go. Obviously a chef in house but someone at the table felt that some of the flavors did not mesh. The campus is interesting to look round. Overall, a great time was had."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It was my husband 65th birthday. I had lived in East Aurora in the 80's so choose The Roycroft Inn to celebrate while passing through western New York. The only problem we had initially was there was no hostess to seat us. After finally locating one, everything was perfect from then on, wonderful seating on the porch, delicious food, and excellent service, a summer day with wonderful memories of returning to East Aurora at the Roycroft Inn."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We arrived 10 minutes early for a 6:30 res. on a week night. Parked directly across the street in lot on Roycroft Campus. Seated immediately outside on the portico with a nice view of the garden. Busy night with two large events going on resulted in a 45 minute wait from the time we were seated to be served our entrees. Good thing we ordered drinks and appetizers. Service was attentive. Overall a pleasant evening al fresco."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Very good atmosphere--best diner I've had in a while--mahi mahi was the best"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went to the Father's Day buffet held at the Roycroft and had a wonderful time. There were numerous food choices on the buffet with your choice of a complimentary alcoholic beverage. The setting there is striking - sitting outside on the large front porch with a nice breeze and outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014