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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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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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for a Date (39)
Romantic (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Cozy (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Live Music (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Casual (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

31 club is always a great selection, great food and for brunch an upscale experience at very reasonable prices. Good Bloody Marys !

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

If you are looking for solid quality food at a nice price point in a very nice, quiet supper club atmosphere, then the 31 Club would be an excellent choice. A good selection of well-prepared food, nice wine list and efficient, friendly staff makes the dining experience a real job. Highly recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful experience. Brandon was great. Very attentive and accommodating. Loved the shuttle service to Sheas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Went on date night with my hubby. Say at the bar for a cocktail first. Ordered appetizer, salad and dinner. Everything was delish! My dinner was still good a few days later.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The lobster bisque and the calamari were wonderful. I would skip the lasagna. Our waiter left much to be desired.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seated in main dining area and the cold air draft everytime aomeone came in made the dining experience a distraction . The lights kept flixkering. When I asked about it, the waiter acknowledged that they have beem having problems with the lighting. If you know you have a problem and you are nit addressing it; then that tends to make one think there are other issues. You could hear other tables all talking about the same issues. Management and ownership needs to step it up

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was wonderful but it was cold in the front room. I think some floor space heaters would have done the trick. Other tables were commenting on the cold. Closing the drapes might have helped too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is very good. Absolutely LOVE the shuttle that takes you to the theater and the BPO.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice dinner date night. Excellent Service to compliment tasty food.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very nice food wise. Portions might be a little small for price, but the food was good. Waiter was great although slow with getting check, but not the biggest thing. Had a good time.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great experience! Brad, our server, was super nice. Food was excellent! First time there. Will definitely go again!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My granddaughter and I started with stuffed artichokes and clams casino, which were both excellent. We then had Rack of lamb... which was perfectly cooked and delicious. We substituted a different potato as well as only asparagus instead of a vegetable medley. Our server was attentive and courses were delivered in a timely fashion since we were going to. We took the complimentary “party bus”, along with four others to the theater and the driver was waiting at the back entrance when the play ended. It was a bitter cold night so this perk was greatly appreciated! The 31 Club never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was delicious and service was wonderful. Very nice restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was hard to pick an entree! Everything sounded wonderful!! We will be back!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a pleasant dining experience. The food was appealing and nicely seasoned. I gave it 4 stars because the service was slow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always solid. Rarely disappointed at 31 Club. There is a nice spectrum of food options and adequate wine list to ensure that everyone in your group will find something they like. One note to consider though is that private parties can sometimes slam kitchen and detract from the usual quality preparation.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everythime we go to 31 Club, we love it! It has such a great vibe. The food is delicious! Service is wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The service was great and the interior is lovely. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer and I wasn't really a fan. Tasted burnt and flat. I ordered the Chicken Milanese which was very good for my entree. My boyfriend ordered the carbonara. His was very dry, and lacked flavor and texture of a good carbonara. Overall, maybe we just made some bad choices. Id give it another try.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Christmas brunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It's a Christmas holiday tradition ... the Sunday brunch with my family. The restaurant was very nicely decorated. The personnel were warm and friendly. The brunch was very nicely done - a variety of choices. We were not rushed . I would gladly do it again even beyond the holiday season.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Upscale restaurant but good value with a discount offer that we had gotten. Impeccable service all the way around.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the place but last time there all food we received was overcooked.
I’ve recommended the place several times based on previous experiences, im hoping that whatever occurred during the preparation of our meals isn’t a new normal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was very good, service was just ok (not enough help in our section, but i believe there was a large party elsewhere in the restaurant), hostess was great, bartenders not very attentive. Have been there 4 - 5 times in the past that were very enjoyable. Not so much this time and probably wont return.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Been there twice before, and my expectation was set, but certainly not met this visit. Service was far from the class act of prior visits. Beverage service at table was slow. Time between courses was very long and unacceptable. It made for a very disjointed experience. Food presentation was lack luster. Looked slapped on a plate. My steak was lukewarm, dry, and tough and the accompanying shrimp like rubber. I expected so much more from this restaurant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

What an excellent meal we had! Lobster bisque was amazing! Saltimbocca was the best I ever had. Tender cheesy and the sauce was so flavorful. We even saved room for dessert and was impressed with that course too. Many choices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I recently had a wonderful dinner at 31Club. It was a very cozy and romantic feel to the back dining area. Our server answered questions regarding the menu. We were pleasantly satisfied with our choices. I loved the Faroe salmon dish. Unfortunately we were seated next to a 4 top whose conversation was too loud and we could hear everything they had to say. Otherwise we had a great meal and we will be coming back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I was surprised. A year ago I had a bad experience but that clearly was not the case now. Food was excellent! The server Brian a good sport providing excellent service. Very satisfied they are off the naughty list

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Terrific experience in every way. Our waiter, Jeff was great, so was the food, decor, the entire experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic place, service was outstanding. Brian made sure we were well taken care of and provided courteous service. Saturday night they had a live band in the bar area, the booths are really comfortable. The food was good, the wine was even better.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had the Filet Mignon and it was very good, while my date had the special prime rib, also was very good. Loved the desert of strawberries, ice cream and dark rum. I overheard the other tables nearby also really enjoyed their food, although I don't know what they ordered. My only negative aspect were the cost of the cocktails: $10.25 for a SoCo Manhattan and it was not made correctly and we had to send it back with instructions.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to 31 Club for Thanksgiving dinner and it was excellent. Great food, service, and ambiance. The Holiday menu was well thought out and offered adequate choices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving. Food was delicious, wonderful seasonal selection with Thanksgiving cocktails and dessert. The courses were fresh and plated perfectly even with it being a preset menu. Beautiful restaurant and cozy, upscale atmosphere. Unfortunately our server was less than attentive and we waited exceptionally long for drink refills and between courses. The price was worth the food and atmosphere but I expect better service from such an upscale restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our waiter was great , food was delish .
Really enjoyed ourselves .
I love it’s quiet , romantic atmosphere , you can hear each other talk .
And people behave with class here . :)
Awesome evening
Thank you

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

As always an absolute pleasure! The chef even prepared a special omelette to order. Service impeccable and drinks fantastic. A wonderful celebratory brunch. I'll always be back.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We love the 31 Club! The veal scallopini was scrumptious. My partner had the salmon which we had to send back because It was not quite cooked but when it did come back it was perfect. It was a little disappointing to have to send it back. The clams casino are some of the best in Buffalo the bread was great and so was the salad. As usual. One problem of the 31 club in the winter is there is a back door and sometimes if the band is coming in or someone is using it there's a little draft. They need to keep that Curtin shut or turn up the heat temporarily. We had the gelato with espresso and poured it over to make our own affigado . It was excellent. Then we went out to the bar and dance to Speeder Parker and Dolly ...really really fun! Love it when you can have a little dinner and dance and dessert and dance ...it's like an old time supper club!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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

Very good food and service! We always enjoy 31 Club

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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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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