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31 Club

4.5
809 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cocktail Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Late Night Menu
Fri, Sat 10:00 pm–11:00 am
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Phone number
(716) 332-3131
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Sam Reda
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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.
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Private party contact
Will Martinez: (716) 332-3131
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Catering
Off-site catering available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elmwood
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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.
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Public transit
South Elmwood Ave and S. Johnson Park bus stop. Delaware Avenue and N. Johnson Park bus stop.
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Entertainment
Live Music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. See the Events section of our website for more information.
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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day Brunch menu coming soon!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 809 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.2
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

we loved your salad dishes. Dressings we're out standing. Both if are dishes were presented well. Our meat was cooked to right temperature. The only thing I would say is the side dishes were Luke warm. I was full so I didn't mind so much. I took the rest home.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I order bone in ribeye. Very tough not tasty . Price was to much for restaurant wek

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere is quite. The meal was wonderful can't say more.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We Truly Enjoyed Our Meal & The Service Was Outstanding ☆☆☆☆☆

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

As always, 31 Club’s menu was varied and carefully prepared. Waiter Brad is truly a professional. And the cozy dining room with roaring fire is an extra bonus.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Fantastic service and great food. Loved the MoTown music. It set a very relaxing mood. I love this place

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was just ok — not worth the money paid ! Our server, Rob, was excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent food, great service a hidden gem in downtown Buffalo. I hope that this review will interest other people to consider 31 Club instead of Mortons or Sear much better than chophouse. Try it you will like it!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I just love Club 31 , I did think the pasta Bolognese was a bit to sweet , the service was very good we will be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food great service. Set up by a large loud party for brunch but otherwise excellent

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner wonderful oviance , amazing food and service and the bonus was the live music. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A lovely Sunday evening spent with my husband prior to the busy work week ahead. Both of our entrees were served with the freshest of ingredients. Our waiter was tentative and polite. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The meal was very, very good. Only issue was that the food when first brought out was lukewarm. That was fixed and we enjoyed our meal very much.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The NY Strip and crem brule were excellent. Reservation through Google Open Table interface was simple.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awesome restaurant. Great food.. !!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food & service always great! The shuttle service to Shea's is a very nice service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Server was great. Food was delicious. Best oysters my dad ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The ambiance is very beautiful, warm and inviting. Staff were attentive and cordial. A large menu to choose from including specials. The food was delicious and beautifully displayed.
This is my favorite restaurant to share with friends, family and out of town guests. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service & set up were great. Only issue was with the quality of the carving station meat. Overall, a really nice Easter experience for the family!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food & drinks in a perfect atmosphere! You can actually have a conversation over a great meal with nice music in the background where you not yelling or drowned out by other patrons. A very enjoyable experience from appetizers & drinks at the bar through a great meal at secluded booth.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Service was good we had Panzanella Salad, Shrimp Scampi, and Frenched Rib Pork Loin Chop, the pepper dip for the bread was very good as were the salads.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very good food and atmosphere. Great place to take a date. We had a nice table in front of the fireplace that was perfect for a brisk evening. W will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was excellent, perfectly prepared. Brian, our waiter, was outstanding. He was personable, had impeccable timing and gave great attention to any requests. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything outstanding. New chef has been an big upgrade.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Warm, comfortable, classy environment. Impeccable service. Imaginative menu.Food was delicious, and beautifully presented. Prices were excellent for the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food and the ambiance were excellent, and the service was even better.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very good food and ambiance, unfortunately service was sub-par and the bartender had trouble pouring a decent old fashioned.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very nice to place to eat.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

everything was wonderful. Our server was very helpful and did not rush us. Food was outstanding and we look forward to eating there again.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Poor customer service. 3 of 4 steaks were over done. One was under done. The Chef wouldn’t make an dinner portion out of an appetizer even though the item is on the menu with a different sauce. All we wanted was the dinner entree with the sauce they were offering on the appetizer. When I asked to speak to the manager I was told it wouldn’t do any good the chef is over the manager.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

All around Excellent

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I ordered a Shrimp Scampi which is very tasty. It is not quite enough for one person so it's better to have a side or a dessert. The wine is great and the coffee is really excellent. I'm really surprised that I can ordered such a great cup of coffee in a restaurant, while I usually didn't do this because in my experiences most of the restaurants cannot make a good cup of coffee. But this time I changed my mind.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We've been exploring the Buffalo resurgence for several years. I was really impressed with both the food and the service. In addition to the great atmosphere and the food they had a great jazz band which we thoroughly enjoyed.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Live entertainment is outstanding. Dolly Dee is a local gem and brings in customers... And keeps them there dancing, drinking, (responsibly), and having fun. The bar crowd continues to grow even after the dinner hour. It hearkens back to the elegance of a fine dinner club.

Service is a problem though. It doesn't match the vibe or the price you'll pay for fine dining. Hostesses and bartenders, and bar help, don't understand the basics of fine dining (or even greasy spoon diner) hospitality and are a rough spot in the otherwise friendly Buffalo scene. It's pervasive. I literally felt uninvited to spend my $150+ on a not-so-inexpensive dinner and drinks. Only our waiter saved the day, once he got there 20 minutes later. Fix the service or the customers won't return.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our first time there. Unforgettable. Will be going again...

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our server was great. The hostess was very poor. She didn’t know if our table was ready, and then took time on her iPad to do something before seating is.

Wine selection is very good.

Meals were ok.

Not worth the $200 it cost us for our meal

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was delicious and the service excellent!Looking forward to going back again!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our first time at 31 Club and the food and drinks were delicious. Clams Casino and Stuffed Peppers were perfect portions; and the salads and main courses were also perfectly done! The Creme Brûlée was the best I have had in a very long time!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Hadn’t been to the restaurant in a few years. Went with another couple on 2/17/18. Great bar area but dining was a disappointment. My sea bass was over cooked and served with carrots which did not go well. Others ordered filet with bearnaise sauce which was very sour and ruined the $45 steak.

Also the music was terrible. 70’s easy listening all night. Dying flowers on the table. And finally we got a solid waft of cigarette smoke and cold air as smokers came in and out side door. Ugh. Will not be back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Exxcellent

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