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About 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.

31 North Johnson Park
Buffalo, NY 14201
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Late Night Menu
Fri, Sat 10:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
Elmwood

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 332-3131

Website:
http://www.the31club.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. See the Events section of our website for more information.

Catering:
Off-site catering available

Parking Details:
Parking is ample at the 31 Club. We also offer FREE parking and shuttle service to and from Shea's, Kleinhan's, and First Niagara Center when you join us for dinner before your show/event.

Public Transit:
South Elmwood Ave and S. Johnson Park bus stop. Delaware Avenue and N. Johnson Park bus stop.

Executive Chef:
Chef Bruce Miller

Private Party Facilities:
Our banquet facilities are well suited for a variety of events to meet the needs of both our private and corporate clients. We can easily accommodate parties of up to 100 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Will Martinez: (716) 332-3131

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 10:00PM

31 Club Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Romantic (32)
Good for a Date (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Bar Seating (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Live Music (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Very good food and ambiance. Took my girlfriend for her bday. Pricey but if you want quality and service you are at the right place. One of my favs in buffalo for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I've had two great meals at 31 Club in the past three weeks. Unfortunately, our last outing wasn't so good. I'm hoping it was just an off night because the place is usually really nice with good food and great service. This time it took 15 minutes before the host showed up to seat us and only after I had to get the bartender to find him. He couldn't find our reservation, had the wrong number of people and didn't have the booth I'd requested. The waiters were just as confused. One said he was our waiter - then he left never to be seen again. Service was very slow. The food was subpar and cold. One guest returned her's because it was so cold. The waiter said it was supposed to be served room temperature. Veal? I don't think so. Even the salad was bad - brown lettuce and some off putting spice. I had wanted my friends to spread the word about how great this place is - especially in the winter - but it was a total disappointment for them. $300 for 4 people. They're not coming back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Restaurant is very nice with an incredible bar and impressive seating. We needed to return our meals due to temperature issues with both. Management quickly addressed the issue and we had an outstanding meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had very slow service: waited for our table, despite reservations. They suggested we wait at the bar. We ordered two drinks at the bar and 15 minutes later we still didn’t have them. When our table finally was ready it was located in a high traffic area with a cold draft from a side door that was open from time to time. Overall we were very disappointed with the experience ( despite the good food)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner before a show. Only drawback was we felt the waiter could have timed things better as we sat down at 6 and told him we needed to be done at 730 to catch the shuttle they provided. The food was excellent. The waiter and staff provided good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Prices were too high for mediocre food and service .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food, extensive variety, quiet competent service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was great and the food was great as well

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

6:45 reservation and we didn't leave until 9:15. We were told the kitchen was backed up and offered dessert. It was not busy. We ordered an appetizer and an entree each. The table next to us arrived at 6:30 and didn't receive their entrees until 8:30. They were quite unhappy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a much needed date night with my husband before a concert. We were immediately seated and Cindy our waitress took very good care of us. Our meal and appetizers were excellent and the price wonderful for fine dining. One of my favorite restaurants hands down.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food and service was excellent - will be back soon

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a really great and delicious dinner, but if you book through Open Table and want the shuttle to Shea's, be sure to call there ahead because they did not have the shuttle running-they needed a minimum of 6 to run it. They did however call in the driver because another group also booked through Open Table and assumed the shuttle was running. The food was delicious and the wine list was very good! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was amazing. One of the best meals of my life. On top of the great food there was a free shuttle service to Shea's for the play that night. This a hidden gem.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I thought our food was good but nothing exceptional. I've dinned there several times over the years but felt this experience was average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Sea bass was great....
Cosmos
Service
Would return

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We came from Niagara, Ontario to enjoy the meal at Club 31 and we have a wonderful meal and evening. We loved the music of Motown and enjoyed the dancing. We felt very welcomed from the moment we arrived and we would highly recommend this spot!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Sadly disappointed
We arrived at 545
Said we wanted to take the shuttle to Shea's for 730 show
Waitress put our order right in
We were served our salads
By 7:00 we still did not have our dinners.. told them we wanted them wrapped because there wasn't enough time to eat

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

After wanting to go here for more than a year, we finally made it, out celebrating with friends. The food was excellent, the service impeccable! Perfectly cooked filet, prime rib that was half a plate in size, and an alfredo sauce that didn't look like soup -perfectly clingy to the linguini noodles! One of our friends asked for a chocolate martini and though it was not on the drink menu the bartender happily made it for her - so well, in fact, she had a second one! In all honesty, the restaurant is a bit pricey - but if you're looking for a special place to celebrate with friends, romantic evening out, or even to bring a business client for that hard-to-forget meal, the 31 Club is it! Small parking lot in the back of the building helps, too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My husband and I went with our 2 friends for a 7 o clock reservation. We were seated around 715 which was perfectly fine. We were having a great time so when it took a little longer for food at first it was okay but when our salads didn't come out until about 8 o clock we were getting quite hungry. The restaurant was busy but not packed and it was restaurant week which is why we decided to try something new. The salad was quite good and The server brought out a few servings of bread as he knew the food was taking awhile. I've been in the industry for over 12 years and have managed a restaurant for about most of them so we are understanding of things taking longer and kitchens being overwhelmed but at about 8:45 we were extremely hungry. The manager came over and said our food was being plated however our friends had to leave for a rec hockey league so we said ok well eat it quick and go but 3 of the entrees came out and it was another at least 5 minutes before mine came out. The food was okay and I told the server it's not his fault as it wasn't but it just was quite an underwhelming experience especially watching a couple be sat after and finish their meals before ours even came out, and it just won't be a place we go back to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was restaurant week so the place was very busy. We had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation before being seated and than waited for service for 15 minutes before I questioned the host as to when we might get waited on. After my request the waiter showed up and took our orders. The food was terrific once we got it but slow coming out of the kitchen.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food and ambiance excellent definitely will go back

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We were here for restaurant week. Exceptional value. Choices were great, as was service, and, of course the meals. I will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great entertainment too

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome food and sevice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is always top notch at the 31 Club. Nice to go for a special occasion. Menu has a variety of options and one is better than the next.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server, Brad, was excellent. He made sure we had plenty of time to catch the 31 Club's shuttle to Kleinhan's.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We stopped for a anniversary dinner I'm very intrigued with the bar menu

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I use to always come here. It was worth the drive from Rochester. Never again!!!! Had 7:30 reservations. Didn’t get seated until 8:15. The place was half empty. Which we didn’t mind we were having a drink. They were out of Tito’s vodka... but whatever I had wine. My friend goes to order a second drink. They ran out of cucumbers couldn’t make it. We sit it takes 1 hr and 5 mins from the time we ordered to Our appetizer the another 45 mins to get our food. . The table next to us sent there food back. Meatballs were cold. There was 8 people at the table all of them got their food at a different time. My food was sooooo greasy I couldn’t eat it. My friend his pork chop was hot. Sweet potatoes were ice cold. Brussels sprouts ice cold. It was suppose to have chuntney. It came with 4 whole grapes. So they give us free dessert and they were out of cream brulle. Besides the drinks were 25 dollars and dinner was 86. No thank you I will go to Russels or Salvatore for good service and food.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I didn't like that I couldn't get appetizer special with my $35 dinner special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They were very busy so it took a few extra minutes for the waitress to arrive at our table. We had asked for a box to take our extra food home but it did not arrive when we left. Service was a bit slow and we think it was due to the very busy dining room on the other side of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Unfortunately it took so long to get our dinners we were late for our concert. The restaurant offered to keep our left overs & dessert in their fridge and said they'd be open when the shuttle returned us. However, they were closed, door was locked and although we reached someone by phone, they couldn't find out entrees... only the desserts. My phone number was left for them to contact me if they found them. Two days have passed and no call. Very disappointing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was great. Reaervations was for 7 and i was asked to go to the bar and the host would come get me . I watched a number of couples get seated ahead of me, and i was aggravated but didn't want to spoil the evening. When i went up to the counter , i was told yes we will seat you now and they placed us in the corner of the bar room. The table had been open the entire time. If i wanted to sit in the bar room, i would have ate at the bar. I was not impressed with the greeting and service by the host

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

while the food was better this time then last and our server and busboy were very nice and responsive it was an overall negative. I made reservations on open table and the next week I called to make sure they still had a shuttle to the concert hall. The person I spoke with said they'd mark my reservation. While responding to the confirmation call I learned the shuttle was full and we were not on it. I was very upset to learn this but Will said he'd provide a taxi if needed. When we arrived I had to repeat the story 4 times and Nicholas said it was not possible since the shuttle was full prior to my phone conversation,I felt he was questioning my veracity. My husband was so unhappy by this situation he told them to forget the taxi, he drove. His credit card was left behind, The next day he was all but ignored when he went to retrieve his card. He finally got it but we won't go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We're fortunate enough to dine out frequently. Looking for a change we decided to try 31 Club. It was one of the best meals we've had all year. I don't know who the new chef is but he's right up there with Mike A and Hutch. It was simply delicious. Caesar salad, chicken florentine soup, chicken Marsala and rack of lamb were all outstanding. The fresh warm bread was a great start.... and it came with amazing house made roasted garlic butter. Strawberries Romanoff was the perfect desert to finish the meal off. It was actually real strawberries romanoff - not some pseudo version like most places would serve. The wine list and hand crafted cocktails were great. Our waiter was extremely professional and helpful. The ambience was perfect - we had a candlelit romantic booth. Buffalo has a lot of great restaurants but if you're tired of the old standbys try 31 Club....it's one of the top three restaurants in town. I can't wait to go back and just have drinks and snacks at the bar.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The lobster mac was fishy, lobster bisque was heavy, the calamari was not fresh and the vegan crab Caleb was dry and had no flavor. The service was not attentive timely, had to get up to find waitress

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at Club 31. The atmosphere is great with wonderful food! The service is fantastic! We highly recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

With a nice selection of delicious varied dishes to choose from, 31 Club is sure to have something for everyone. Highly recommended for those who are visiting Buffalo and are looking for a taste of fine dining and don't mind the cost. Food was worth the expenditure. The cozy interior of the restored restaurant allows for intimate dining experiences, as well as special occasion experiences for groups. Conversations might carry a little, but overall the atmosphere is much what you would expect from a fine dining establishment during a night out. And making a reservation ahead of time through Open Table was easy, though it wasn't crowded at the time of our visit. Thanks for an enjoyable experience, 31 Club & Open Table for the easy reservation!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was some of the best I've had. I believe our server was Brandon? Younger guy probably in his 20's. The entire staff was very prompt and professional, working together cohesively, and it was totally worth the Groupon. I go out to eat a lot and would come back again and recommend. Lovely place with great food. Nothing to complain about!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Our server Brandon was amazing and very detailed oriented,will definitely visit again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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