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Buffalo Club

4.5
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298 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Come join us and dine under the stars in our beautiful, lush, English Garden Courtyard. One of the largest outdoor dining spaces in Los Angeles! Visit www.buffaloclub.com for more information and to view all of our covid-19 guidelines.

Established in 1994 by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer Anthony Yerkovich, and featuring the internationally-renowned new American cuisine of Executive Chef Patrick Healy. The Buffalo Club boasts one indoor and two outdoor unique, charming and elegant dining spaces. Visit www.buffaloclub.com for more information.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 298 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The price of the food for what you get is terrible. I ordered the sea bass and received a 3 oz piece of sea bass with 4 small artichoke hearts for the full entree for dinner. I was left feeling so hungry that we ended up ordering more food on the way home. I understand food cost is tough during the pandemic and I applaud them for a great ambiance and great service, but the food was pathetically portioned. I would be embarrassed to suggest this place to friends and family as a good spot for an outdoor dinner

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely! The food is delicious. Make sure to get a $15 glass of French wine.

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vipsusanm
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, great food. Will definitely be back, and will refer to all my friends.

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MeaganW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is magical! Especially now with all the outdoor dining. The outdoor terrace is large, beautiful, peaceful and comfortable. Food was fantastic. Drinks were super fun and they had a great variety. Felt like a vacation and can't wait to go again!

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MarkA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of it. The service was on top of us without being overbearing. The music was perfect for the time of day and crowd. And the steaks were amazing quality.

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vipOliviaW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Evening! Great Experience. Terrific Food and Service. Boeuf Bourguignon
was sublime. Enjoyable outdoor patio seating and charming "garden" area. Highly Recommend

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Salute
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went there for a Birthday and I had not been for over 5 years when I knew everyone by name, so I was not sure what to expect. Our waiter was very nice and attentive but everyone seemed on the edge. Also, we felt a bit rushed as the restaurant it seemed it was slowly turning into a nightclub for a super young crowd.
All in all it was good and the desserts were compliment of the restaurant. I would recommend going early to avoid the club crowd unless you are into that.

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roberts
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinenr and drinks at the Buffalo Club as an enjoyable experience. Once of the best spots in Santa Monica.

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vipdinneronme
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these Covid times, the patio at Buffalo Cub is the perfect respite. The tables are appropriately spaced, the staff adhering to safety protocol and the food, as always, delicious.

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vipcanadagirl
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great space! Love the patio and the tables are very spread out - the food was good - not great - good and portion sizes are minuscule -

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JamessB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great enclosed patio dining with really intriguing appetizers and entrees accompanied by sublime cocktails- we were reminded of (pre-pandemic) civilized dining. An absolute oasis and a gem of a restaurant!

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vipThought4Food
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good, spacious, outdoor patio with protocols in place. Food is still excellent.

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vipdrdon
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they're back!! The Buffalo Club is our go-to place for a special occasion or just a great meal any time. The reconfigured outdoor space is fabulous and could make us not miss the awesome club-like feeling of their speak-easy indoor dining room.

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vipPoulaki
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best original restaurants in Santa Monica. As a local is always nice to plan a night out in town where you can enjoy and amazing meal with a good glass of wine.

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ner7520
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the Buffalo Club. Has ambience, class, and the staff respect the guests and the dining experience. Not rushed or bullied- can be unhurried and relaxing while being pampered and fed. Ok it’s traditional somewhat Eighties retro in a clubby vibe but nothing is clanging and your ears aren’t straining to hear you table mates and you feel like you belong. They make me menu entree and keep everyone’s favorites even have tables entree service. So it’s a bit quieter for ab Friday night but isn’t that the point?

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vipmarkS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience beginning to end. People couldn’t have been more cordial and welcoming! Food was very good! Hadn’t been there in a number of years but will be back soon!
Loved the warm and inviting ambiance!

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vipdineoutforfun
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Main complaint is that our server did not check in with us during the meal. He took the order and the food was brought out in a reasonable amount of time. We ate slowly and were surprised that no one came by to ask if we needed anything or if the food was okay. The sea bass was very good. The cassoulet was okay. The dessert was only fair. It was a little noisy despite there being only 5 tables eating.

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vipAaronB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for our date night and it was a lovely evening. A little quiet but I have been here when it was more full. Love the decor and the staff was amazing. Drinks are always great as well.

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vipDelighted
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience!
The Host was great as was our waiter.
The oxtail dumplings could have been our meal,
They were delicious!
Our main course , there were three of us,
Was porterhouse steak for 2 and the beef bourginon
All fantastic.

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SmileyW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a perfect night for a intimate Birthday Dinner extremely delicious!
Differently will go back

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JandJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with delicious cocktails, great service and yummy food.

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vipEllenF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fun restaurant for Nye - great food, great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Buffalo Club for their New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu. The food and the service were incredible. Not much from the outside, didn’t even know it was there. The inside ambiance was great. We’ll definitely be back!

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SharaC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. There was a private party inside, so we had the entire beautiful covered, heated patio to ourselves. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurar. Great food, drinks and ambiance.

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TbVenice
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best combination of food and ambience on the West side of Los Angeles. Classy and casual...a rare combination. It’s been there for several decades; always dependable.

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vipRichardC
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A touch of Back East with dark wood and classic photos and paintings adorning the walls. Personal attention by Patrick Healy, the Chef, who came out and greeted us at the Table. Fabulous presentation of food and the best playlist of songs we have heard in a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pot pie and beef bourguignon!

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vipTaster
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Table service was first rate, but we were the only customers, and kitchen service was slow (two hours). Being alone is eerie, given the decor. Also kind of pricey, about $100/person even though we brought our own wine.

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JoseR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool, cozy, clubby hideaway with excellent food and top service! Love going there! Porterhouse served table side was amazing.

Buffalo Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Dear Jose, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. It's reviews like yours that inspire us to keep pushing the boundaries here at The Buffalo Club. We’re glad you loved the Porterhouse - that is one of our patrons’ favorites too! If you don't already, please follow us on Instagram at @buffaloclub for delicious food photos and updated daily promotions. We hope to see you very soon. 
 Best, 
The Buffalo Club Team

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vipSusanF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not go here for dinner! Horrible. Started with drinks taking 20 minutes, and got worse from there. Bottle of Chardonnay was warm, one dinner was cold. Sent it by back after looking for our waiter/manager for 10 minutes. The dinner came back just warmed up...terrible. Dessert, ugh. Management didn’t care. Much more interested in the frat boy crowd coming in for drinks. So sad. This used to be such a cool place.

Hopefully we won’t all get sick. Dinner was that bad!

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vipMadelineD
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Westside Hide Away where you can hear yourself along with fine dining at it’s best.

Buffalo Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Dear Madeline, Thanks for the sensational review. Loyal customers like yourself are the reason we’ve been in business for almost 25 years. We hope to see you back very soon.  
Best,
 The Buffalo Club Team

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vipOasis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant and clubby in a wonderfully old fashioned way. Good food as well. Really great surprise and can’t wait to go back.

Buffalo Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Oasis, Thank you kindly for your honest review about your latest experience with us! We enjoyed having you just as much as you loved being here. Please come back and see us again soon. Best, The Buffalo Club Team

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the room, the food, the music. What a pleasurable experience. Definitely return.

Buffalo Club
Responded on October 3, 2019

Dear User, Thank you for the wonderful review. We’re glad you enjoyed the speakeasy atmosphere and our New American cuisine. If you don't already, please follow us on Instagram at @buffaloclub for delicious food photos and updated daily promotions. We hope that you come back and see us very soon.  
Best, 
The Buffalo Club Team

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vipNancy
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the quiet elegant surroundings. The music was wonderful but unnecessarily loud (despite not being nearly as loud as many places). So conversation was still easy..
We did small plates (5) and 1 drink each - surprisingly pricey; though each plate was both small and delicious!

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vipGrahamK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Old Hollywood, or classic French steak house in Paris, the ambiance is wonderful inside the well-appointed dining room... down to the custom china on the table. The menu offerings covered all sorts of desires and restrictions, plated beautifully and tasted amazing. Wine by the glass options are well thought-out and top tier options for even the pickiest of wine drinkers if you are not feeling a full bottle, the wine list is impressive. I would definitely return to try more of the menu and the tableside options. How I didn't get her sooner is my only regret, it used to go off with live music. Speaking of music The patio is a lot of fun as the evening goes on with DJ's. One thing I will say about the Buffalo club (and most other spots in town fail at so often) was the restaurant staff, they are 1000% on point. The team are pros, they are attentive but not invasive and know the menu inside and out. Wine glasses to silverware have all be carefully considered to increase your experience. A+

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vipBarry
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful Supper Club
The food is wonderful along with the service and wine knowledge led by William who is such a friendly and engaging host.

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laylak
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very poorly run establishment. Brought a large group, only people in restaurant, service was slow, wouldn’t allow our additional guests in to eat as it got close to the party time although we weren’t a party of the party area. Very rude and will never go back.

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viphappyeater
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience at the Buffalo Club. Atmospheric dining room with 1940's speakeasy vibe; Great classic rock at exactly the right volume; very delicious food (for the meat lovers, fish lovers and vegetarians alike). Bartender as good as the wonderful chef. We can't wait to go back.

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vipDianeM
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal! A party of 8 sometimes takes extra time to serve, but the staff did a terrific job keeping everything moving nicely while not rushing in any way. The food is excellent, different and great variety. We loved it. Perfect evening.

FAQs

Buffalo Club is rated 4.5 stars by 298 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.