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About Buffalo Club

Established in 1994 by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer Anthony Yerkovich, and featuring the internationally-renowned cuisine of Executive Chef/Partner Patrick Healy. Visit www.buffaloclub.com for more information.

1520 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
KITCHEN:
Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 6:30pm -10:00pm

BAR:
Tuesday - Thursday 6pm-Close*
Friday - 6pm-1.45am
Sat 630pm-10pm*
*Bar may close 30-60 min after kitchen closes

Cross Street:
15th and 16th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 450-8600 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.buffaloclub.com/

Entertainment:
LATE NIGHT
Friday nights the courtyard is alive with the world beats of international DJs. Enjoy an exquisite meal at The Iroquois Room or the Garden Courtyard and stay for the music, or meet some friends for a drink and dance the night away.

If you cannot join us for dinner, you may make reservations for bottle service tables so you and your guests can enjoy cocktails and music together at your own table


MIXOLOGY – BAR PROGRAM
Our mixologists, have created custom cocktail menus, unique each to the Iroquois Room and the Garden Courtyard.

Visit our web site or like us on Facebook for more information!

Catering:
Available for outside events, The Buffalo Club prepares Patrick Healy's signature dishes at your home or party venue and coordinates all details, including rentals, floor plans, staffing, decor, music, parking and anything else you may need to make it memorable.

Parking Details:
valet/street parking

Executive Chef:
Patrick Healy

Private Party Facilities:
The Buffalo Club is the perfect place to celebrate engagements, wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthdays, award nominations, holiday parties, and film premieres.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (877) 649-8264

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for the COURTYARD COCKTAIL HOUR Tues. - Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Glass of wine $8, cocktaills $6 &beer $5. Cocktail Hour small plates, $8 each.

Buffalo Club Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (3)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I got a call from the restaurant the afternoon before a sa

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had vegan dish that was excellent, good wine and great desserts. then we went to the club had good time, the DJ was amazing! DJ DiJital!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always great food and excellent service in a very neat setting - both indoors and out. We’re fortunate to have the Buffalo Club just blocks away from home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have very much enjoyed this place in the past, but their main dining room has been closed every time we have gone for the last couple of years and the food was OK, but not anything to write home about.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food and service was awesome !

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love this down low classic place. Professional wait staff and hospitalable Chef and Owner. Feel like they appreciate your business!

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Been a long time since we were last there, but absolutely worth the wait. Great ambiance and original dishes that are out of this world. Dover Sole for two... Phenominal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Terrific real food based on classic french cuisine

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This place. THIS place. I've lived in the neighborhood for over ten years, and hadn't dined at the Buffalo Club until last night. How tragic that it took me so long to get there! The ambience inside (the Iroquois room) is incredible...very sexy, old Hollywood vibe. The food was so delicious (and I mean everything...from the bread and butter to the beef bourguignon to the sticky toffee pudding), and the service was impeccable. William is a fantastic and knowledgeable waiter, and we will certainly ask for him again when we return. Which will be soon! Do yourselves a favor and check out this fabulous gem in Santa Monica! You will absolutely win date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Sadly, disappointing. Neither the waitress or the bar or the busing staff had their act together. And the food was just ok.

The setting both inside and out is potentially great, but the Buffalo Club needs to be completely re-invented from the ground up, and managed properly, which is currently not the case.

Oh well...

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was delicious, service fantastic and nice restaurant to catch up with friends!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I was shocked how good this restaurant was; I haven't eaten here in a couple of years, it was good back then. It's great now. The food was 5 stars and the service was super polite, never rushed us, glad to help out with recommendations.

Definitely on my list to return soon!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Old school interior - lots of wood and darker colors without being overbearing. Classic food (steak, beef Bourgogne) prepared very well, served tableside. Solid cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I had high expectations for a quiet dinner. We were the first to arrive at 6:30 and the music was very loud. We asked if it was always that loud and they offered to turn it down. That did not happen. We reminded them and still the music was far too loud to allow for a comfortable conversation. This is billed as a place for a quiet dinner. The music was nice, but should have been background, not the main event. Such a shame, since it is a lovely place, service was good, and our meal OK,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Always great and fortunate to have The Buffalo Club as our neighborhood place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Great, as always. We love dining at the Buffalo Club. Each creative menu choice offers a unique taste and never disappoints. There's always a special or two to change up the seasonal menu. The Buffalo Bars, for dessert, are a chocolate lover's dream and set you up for music and dancing on the weekends in the garden when the weather is warm.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Great ambiance , food & Service
Everyone loved everything about the Buffalo Club, it's a Classic.
Will return

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was not at all worth the price. Average at best and beyond pricey.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Old-school style, but nice conveniences and great service. We are vegetarians, but our server suggested a combo of small plates that made for a great meal. Very stylish inside without being overbearing or pretentious.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Great, as always. We are so glad to have The Buffalo Club as our neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The main dining room is intimate and beautiful. The ambiance allows for quiet conversation and the food is delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Had a dinner reservation but ended up eating at the bar (the bartender was very engaging so we just stayed put). Craft cocktails were excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2016

So great to find a place serving updated versions of the classics like Boef Bourgignon and Chicken Pot Pie. Modern menu too. Gracious non intrusive service. Great place for conversation - you can hear !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2016

The food and service was outstanding. It was a slow Wednesday night, we were one of two tables there, so we were well taken care of!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2016

They were out of everything I had on my list based on reading the menu online. When you ask for water they bring hot water from the tap. When you buy their bottled water it too is warm. Can they not afford a refrigerator here? The wait service is amateurish. The food is overpriced for what it is, but that was only noticeable because of all of the other things. We didn't go there to save money, we went for a birthday dinner - choosing it over Ruths Chris & The Pacific Dining Car. Won't make that mistake again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2016

I had booked this 1month in advance for me and my girlfriends 1-year anniversary. When we got there (30min drive fr Hollywood) it was booked for a private event but was got an option to sit inside their restaurant alone.. This was not what I had booked and are not pleased with their: Sorry

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Fabulous place, great food, great music, great service, a rael egm. Would recommend it for all sorts of occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Very disappointing. The restaurant was totally dead. When we asked to order our favorite dish they told us that they had sold out. It was apparent that this was not the case. A once exciting, trendy, foodie location has died down to nothing. Very disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2016

The Buffalo Club is always amazing. We moved into the neighborhood a year ago and have made it our regular place to eat. From special occasions to everyday dining, the Buffalo Club is unbeatable. In Santa Monica, where you can walk to everything, there is no reason to walk further than a couple of blocks to find a consistently super meal. Chef Patrick Healy obviously know what he's doing in the kitchen of this former private supper club. The quirky Iroquois Room looks like an old speakeasy, beautifully appointed (and has pictures of Niagara Falls) hosts indoor dining in the cooler months, and the patio, with a cool bar, is perfect when it's warm. The Buffalo Club hosts music several (late) nights a week. We're too old to know when the music ends. If you like chocolate, try the Buffalo Bars for dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2016

We went to the Buffalo Club for a celebratory family graduation dinner.
Food was good
Service was good
Ambiance was good
Seemed like it had more of a club feel and would be much busier later.
We were one of a handful of groups having a meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2016

great service, great food, great atmosphere. We were seated immediately and attended to well throughout our night there. The waiter was pleasant and polite and made some great food recommendations. This is more for the restaurant as he wouldn't have had control over it; I made the reservation online for the garden courtyard but when I arrived they said that it was closed for construction. The inside dining experience went well but it would have been nice to know that the courtyard wasn't available ahead of time.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 19, 2016

The steaks were good and the asparagus and mushrooms were excellent. They had good service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 17, 2016

The service was top notch, The food was well prepared and tasty. The noise level was a welcome change

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2016

We decided to find a new place to go for my husband's birthday. We celebrated with our 24 year old son and my 83 year old father. We wanted something special, with white table clothes, intimate yet hip. The Buffalo club on Olympic fit the bill. We were welcomed like we were members. The dinning room, with its leather booths, celebrated writers framed on the wall, art work and outstanding wait staff were very interesting and made us feel comfortable. Turned out my son had just been there the week before at an alumni networking event with his middle school and he was eager to go back! My father had not been there since the 90's and thought it was very cool. Best part was the food, the atmosphere and the wait staff! My husband felt celebrated and I felt like we had discovered somewhere new that we'll definetly return to special occasion or not!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Food was very good. It was prepared well, fresh tasting and nicely plated. The menu overall looks like it had a good number of things I could try.

The ambiance was very unusual though. The restaurant had a very contrived formal service that didn't match the setting. Upon entering the restaurant, we walked in through a bar/lounge area that was nearly entirely empty. I thought we were in the wrong place. No one greeted us at first until we found someone to ask where we were.

The dining room was tucked away behind the bar. To get there you walk thru the bathrooms, sort of like an attempt at a speakeasy-vibe but clearly they were not going for that.

The dining room itself was oddly empty. The music was a nice classic rock mix, but that ended up confusing us more with the the stuffy but not that on top of it service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Great place! Sit in the indoor dining room. Great service and food!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Great meal again, we come here about once a month, very attentive service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2016

The Buffalo Club and I are old friends, going back a couple of decades - fine lunches, fine dinners. It's the "interesting spot" people often don't know about - hidden away on Olympic. But it's always great. And I've always been happy to introduce this place to other people. It's the bar and grill with the exclusive club feel that's hard to find anywhere - especially Los Angeles.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2016

This quirky gem is worth searching out. A creative chef turns out foodie-worthy and delish creations based on what's fresh. Setting is a fantastic former dining club from 1920's LA (1930's?) that the restaurant has wisely restored and preserved keeping the LA noir atmosphere.

Late night the bar rocks for those under 40 but the restaurant is worth a trip itself in summer or winter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2016

We had been hearing about the Buffalo club for years and couldn't wait for the opportunity to go. So glad we did! It is almost hidden from the outside, so when you enter, it feels like a hide-a-way, charming and cozy on the inside. We didn't feel rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We ordered the Tomahawk steaks along with a beautiful red wine .... Our waiter carved the tomahawks right at the table and they were exceptional. Pat Healy, the chef was tremendous. He obviously runs the show with aplomb and treated us to many delicious plates, with a personal touch that is so rare and special. The bar scene looked first rate and next time we will allow more time to stay and enjoy!

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