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31 Club

4.3
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1179 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1179 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server, Michael was attentive and excellent.
glad to see you re opened and wish you all the best!

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MatthewL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved this restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant is perfect for just such a intimate occasion. Service was perfect, food came out slowly giving us a chance to enjoy each course. And the food was absolutely outstanding!

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MelanieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My friend and I were so excited to try something new,unfortunately the food needed salt and was very tasteless while we were eating the table next to us said the same thing.. the overall experience was nice but the food definitely fell short.

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MonicaS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another good experience at Club 31! Food is always prepared well and service is very attentive. Bar tender was very friendly and made us really welcome

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, its a beautiful restaurant. Dark wood and muted tones throughout. Crisp white linens. We had a cocktail at the bar made by a very friendly and efficient bartender. At our table our server Ashley was awesome! We told her we were attending a reception later and the time we needed to leave, but that we weren't really in a hurry (We had about an hour and fifteen minutes in total.) We were done and paid up in an hour and fifteen minutes.

Okay, the food. AWESOME! We started with the meatballs, and it will be difficult to choose any other starter now. Crispy shell, creamy within, full of flavors throughout and served with an excellent pomodoro sauce. highly rated.

The missus had the filet mignon, I the strip steak. Her filet was perfectly medium rare, unctuous and beefy. And the ricotta gnocchi were over the top good. Genuinely fun to eat.

My angus strip was, and i am not just saying this, the best strip steak i've ever had. Medium rare, with a char on the crust like I've never been able to do myself w/o overcooking the meat inside. Simply awesome. The demi glace was deep and rich and the grilled vegetables and smashed potatoes a perfect accompaniment.

Very nice wine list, enthusiastic cocktail choices. Its our new go-to Buffalo restaurant...

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SmoothE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was amazing and the food quite delicious. Most entrees are a bit overpriced though (namely, the pasta dishes). Overall, the experience made for a pleasant fancy dining experience.

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AndreD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at 31 Club was amazing...
The food was delicious, the waiter was very informative and the atmosphere was excellent...
Definitely will come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service time and time again.

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DEBRAH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the atmosphere and our server were all exceptional!

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vipTimD
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

31 Club always has a nice atmosphere and staff is always extremely polite and friendly. Food was disappointing, friend and I both had the steak and eggs for brunch.
Steak was tough, almost grizzly. Table rocked as we had to use a sawing motion with out knives to cut into it. Lacked flavor and texture was very tough. Eggs were fine, coffee was lukewarm and like something you’d get at a bad gas station. Just an overall disappointing brunch.

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KevinM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good dinner at reasonable prices!

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OliverF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I had a wonderful time
Will be returning in the future
Thank you for a great experience

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ShelleyE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at 31 Club and LOVED the shuttle to Shea's. Great option for those dining with you.

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vipAmyG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, excellent service, busy pre- theater Saturday nite. Love the shuttle to Shea’s and the BPO.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hector was extremely friendly and made the dinner all the more enjoyable. The Valentine’s Day menu had so many great options as well.

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AJOrta
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a very nice atmosphere that was just a tad to loud for a quiet dinner. Food and drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife really enjoyed her filet. My prime rib was cooked to the perfect temperature and had great flavor however it had some tough grizzle. For fine dining that fat should be like butter. Server could have refilled our wine glasses. Might be being picky but certain things are expected for fine dining. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was outgoing and friendly. Overall we enjoyed our experience and will go back.

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chris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service at 31 club was excellent. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed our meals. Everything was very well prepared and stated great.

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JeffreyP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Bartender took forever to ask us if we needed help. Sat in middle of isle like we were put in the back of the bus. Weren’t asked if we would like more bread, they just came and took it away lol. Wife’s steak was cooked completely wrong and I had to sit with my food getting cold while we waited for hers to be cooked properly- which it still wasn’t when they came back. Strange choice of music-classic rock- not very romantic or classy. Not impressed.

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MiguelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Our server Cyndi was outstanding. 100% will return

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ReginaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner- great waiter. Food weed hot and amazing
steak cooked perfect
drinks delicious- good portions

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LTracey
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE 31 CLUB, FOOD AND SERVICE IS ALWAYS AMAZING! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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KevinS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had a reservation, and when we arrived (a few minutes early), we were told that we were marked down for a high-top table in the bar area but that we could wait for a table to open in the other part of the restaurant if we wanted to. We chose to take the high-top right away. Should have waited. It was noisier than we would’ve liked. The food was well-prepared and tasted good but was not exceptional.

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AndyO
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Every time someone went out the side door to have a cigarette outside, the entire dining room would fill with freezing air. It seems like a better solution could be worked out so that every diner in the place doesn’t have to get frozen every ten minutes.

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debs
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a good meal here, and we've been many times. My filet was outstanding, hubs ordered veal parm and was envious of my entree. Service is generally prompt and thoughtful, while not being intrusive. If you have tickets to a show at Sheas or Kleinhans it's very convenient option with the shuttle service.

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Janxie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Buffalo. I love the ambiance and friendly, great service. Every meal that I have eaten at the restaurant has been outstanding, served hot and perfect. I've taken friends there for their first time and they have become repeat customers.

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vipbigt
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

two great meals.nice wine list.this location is always one of our favorite Buffalo locations.have written past reviews.it is just better than the last time we ere there.

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ThomasG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classy higher end restaurant. Have eaten there several times and will do so again.

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PeterG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner and drinks with friends. Live entertainment by Greg Sasone was excellent.

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vipRaymond
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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vipJohnK
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and wonderful food !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Reservations for 4 in private dining. I confirmed my reservation a week prior. Upon my arrival I was told I wasn’t being seated in private dining but in the main seating area. When hostess brought me to table it was setup for 2ppl not 4. I was then told I would have to wait 20-25 min for a table of 4 in main area. Waiter never checked on us and or to see how how food was. Waiter was unable and or unwilling to take request.

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vipLINDAW
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience in every way

31 Club
Responded on December 30, 2019

Lindaw, thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

31 Club
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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noeld
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. Smart recommendations from Barry behind the bar to start out the night and Shawn as our waiter was excellent. It was a family meal with my brother and his wife and three sons in town for the holidays and I wanted to show them a good time. No one was disappointed. Great meal from start to finish.

31 Club
Responded on December 30, 2019

Noeld, thank you for your review! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us. Hope to see you soon!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

After a prior bad experience, with food coming out in a timely fashion.And the owners not taking any responsibility, we thought we would give it another try.
Bad idea, this time was even worse, with numerous failures. Will never go back 👎

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MelissaG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, I enjoy coming to 31 Club for the food and ambiance. However, on this trip for brunch, I ordered Eggs Benedict, and both eggs came out completely cooked ... I order this dish to have lovely runny yolk as a poached egg should have, but unfortunately was disappointed. My daughter's steak, on the other hand, was perfectly cooked and she enjoyed it.

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DebbieA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We were there for brunch before a matinee at Shea’s. There were a number of large tables with very little space for staff to maneuver. I was asked a number of times to pull my chair in for staff to get to another table. Our table was already tightly squeezed toward a wall. We are average sized people.
I ordered the Cajun shrimp and grits, you’d think “Cajun”= spicy but you would be very wrong here! The grits were very bland and dry. Only 3shrimp, no sauce whatsoever.
My other 2 guests enjoyed their egg dishes but I felt the food was overpriced for the quality

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vipDebiC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley our waitress was delightful!
Great meal! Thank you.

31 Club
Responded on December 30, 2019

Debi, thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon.

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

31 Club is rated 4.3 stars by 1179 OpenTable diners.

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