31 Club

4.6
1219 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Situated 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 beautiful marble topped 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. The 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1219 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
JJ
vipJimJ
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food and ambiance.
Service could use improvement. Was over 10 minutes before the waiter stopped at table, we nearly got up and left for waiting so long. Waiter rarely stopped by during the meal. For the quality of the experience otherwise, would have expected better and more attentive service.

NS
vipNancyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with great food. Our waiter Mike was excellent, we really enjoyed the background music..from our era. All and all a lovely dining experience

C
vipCarolyn
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu is much improved since years past. Great variety of appetizer and entree choices. Service was great. A cocktail menu would improve the experience.

RS
RachelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Large portions. The artichoke parm risotto with the chicken marsala was creamy and tasted amazing. Had plenty for leftovers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were seated in a room, was private and very nice. Food was great. Our waiter was good. Will definitely be coming back. The mussels and chicken Milanese were delicious.

AD
vipAllysonDem
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice dining room. Friendly and solid waitress. The appetizers were good, but entrees just okay (at best). All nine members of our party were disappointed in the experience as a whole. We won’t be running back.

LK
LK06
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service excellent

CA
CARLAM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My most favorite restaurant for special occasions. Thank you for making our friends 50th Anniversary special. Bravo as always!! BTW, if I could give more stars I would.

KG
KimberlyG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were amazing. The food was great. Customer servicewas magnificent.

J
Julie331
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I loved going to 31 Club and have been many times. This time, the food was AWFUL! Tasted old and flavorless. Neither my husband or I finished our nearly $50 meals because they were that bad. Should have asked for my money back, kicking myself that I didn't. Did get an upgraded bottle of wine (because they didn't have the one we wanted), but it will be a very long time before I go back.

C
vipCarl
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ended our Niagara Falls leaf viewing trip back to Maryland with brunch. The ambience and drinks made it well worth the Buffalo stop.

KF
KarenF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We visited The Club 31 for my birthday with just my husband and I. We were seated at a high top in the bar area. It was near the men’s bathroom and a door leading outside where people came in/out from smoke breaks. The ambience wasn’t as intimate as we had hoped with sports on tv and patrons drinking and talking loudly at the bar but the staff is very nice so that was a plus.

I really liked my meal of chicken Milanese but my husband ordered steak and it was just ok for the price.

JR
JR716
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This is our second time dining at the 31 Club. Our first experience would receive a 5 star rating across the board. For this experience we had a party of 4. We were disappointed with this visit due to the slow service. Appetizers and drinks were served in a timely manner. However, we had to wait 45 minutes for the entrees and another 17 minutes for three desserts. We ended up taking the desserts to go because we had grown frustrated with the long wait. When the desserts finally arrived, it was only for two instead of three!

J
vipJames
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

DM
DanielM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous & friendly staff. Delicious food. Great ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant on open table!! So far never gone wrong booking with them! Great place for brunch! The food was delicious and the prices reasonable- they were friendly and COVID conscious! Would highly recommend

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The male bartender got into a fight with our waitress and yelled at her in front of everyone. Wry unprofessional of him. He proceeded to complain about it to the other customer and other workers. He is a jerk!

LK
LisaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

A real let down. I have been there for dinner and it was great. This time we we tried the Sunday brunch and what a let down. Here are some low lights: Eggs Benedict with no hollandaise sauce. One meal was served 10+min. after all the other meals were served. 3 meals not properly made and when brought to servers attention she plopped the berries that were missing on the table and just walked away. Asked for hot sauce for a table of 6 and was given an empty Tabasco bottle. When we recieved the bill it had items on it that we did not order. What a shame.

J
Justabeautifulladies
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time and just as the first everything perfect!

LA
vipLisaA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and evening. Our server Michael and Robert did a great job of taking care of us. We moved inside to a high top table in the bar area and it was lively yet we still could hear each other well.

PD
PatrickD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it here. Good mix of modern and classic. The ambience is magnificent, especially the bar. Almost feels like you are back in time.

The service by the staff is tremendous. Although, this was not my first time there, all of the afore mentioned is a constant.

MS
MicheleS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I have always had superior, efficient and polite service. Every time I have visited this restaurant I have thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I miss the scallops (still pictured on their website), which was my favorite menu item. If there was any suggestion, I felt the music was too loud. I found myself talking over it. But this was a minor issue. Overall, this was 5 star dining experience.

AJ
AJOrta
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, food, and service. Drinks at the bar prior to dinner is a must!

AE
AlanE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and Hector our waiter was particularly good. Would recommend to anyone.

N
Noel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! My husbands Bloody Mary has no flavor. Overall things were great.

S
Sheller
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I forgot how lovely the ambience is at 31 Club. Brunch was spectacular, so I'm putting this on my list for a special occasion dinner. The hostess, the servers, the water pourer....everyone offered sensational service. I've already started recommending 31 Club to friends and family. THANK YOU!

K
Kisha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance, very romantic low lights candlelight at table. Would recommend but it was pricey for the value except oysters they was so fresh and good!!!! Overall I had a beautiful time. My husband took me here for dinner

T
Tracey
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony our server was awesome! never had a bad meal and always a great time

K
Keith
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was our first time dining at 31 Club and it was nice. Nothing spectacular but everyone was friendly, especially Travis the bartender, and the food was good (again nothing incredible). Our waiter was a bit brusque in the beginning but then he seemed to "warm up." Three people in our party ordered both an appetizer and a salad, which they brought at the same time! So they had to put their salad aside while they enjoyed their appetizer. I have never had a restaurant serve the appetizer and salad together. Overall, it was an enjoyable evening. Thank you 31 Club!

GL
GaryL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice relaxing atmosphere, clean, quick service, food was great!

N
Nannyfrac
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice night to sit out on the patio! Celebrating our 13th anniversary.

JB
JoanneB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the service. My server was knowledgeable and even had a sense of humor.

I will definitely return soon !

DZ
DianeZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary with brunch at 31 Club, ironically where 46 years ago we had our first date. We were greeted by a very courteous employee who seated us at our table immediately. Our server was very attentive to our needs. Our brunch food was very good. A good value for the money.
We will definitely go back to 31 Club and recommend it to our family and friends.
The only negative thing I can say is the music was a little too loud but that didn't affect our visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, service and the atmosphere were all excellent. Food was outstanding!!

R
Renee
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

31 Club is a beautiful setting with a throwback to the past. Frank Sinatra is playing in the background and the decor is old school with pictures of starlets on the walls. The food was excellent. We started with their award-winning ricotta meatballs. Definitely worth an award. The burrata salad was lovely and the veal Picatta the best I have ever had. 31 Club is worth the trip.

JR
JervontaR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Clam Casino’s are the best in Buffalo.

RD
vipRonD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal
Great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice place with excellent food and a long Buffalo history.

CB
ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely perfect, food, service, atmosphere... everything! 10/10

JG
JohnG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Shawn was excellent, ambience was classy and sophisticated.

FAQs

31 Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 332-3131.

31 Club is rated 4.6 stars by 1219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by 31 Club