Buffalo Club

4.6
318 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
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 318 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrianG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there worked hard, were really nice and accommodating.

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vipEliseC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Staff was very confrontational and unfriendly. Definitely not the same fun vibe as pre-corona times. Wouldn't recommend going.

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vipSoniaB
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

House cocktails were great..tuna tartare was a bit bland, soft shell crab app was amazing. Loved my red snapper main course. Great patio espcially during COVID restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I celebrated with an outdoor Valentine's Day dinner. The safety precautions were well thought-out, and the service was great. Barbie was our waitress, and she was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. Overall, it was a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiancée and I came here for Valentine’s Day I booked our reservation about 2 weeks before not really knowing what the expect. We ordered off their Valentine’s Day menus and I’m gluten free and they went out of their way to accommodate my allergy. The food was exceptional. We enjoyed our dinner every course. The wait staff didn’t hover but was there when you wanted them. We don’t eat at these restaurants all that often but it was exceptional service and food. I highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very poor service. Tried to kick us out as she said reservations were coming in yet there was no one waiting and so many open tables around us. Food was overpriced and mediocre. The place was cute but very dull/boring vibe. Wouldn’t go back

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vipGEORGIE
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to the BC since it opened and we are SO happy it is still here !!!

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Winnetkabound
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

warm and cozy, beautiful outdoor garden. Perfect setting for a enjoying a wonderful meal.

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vipJonathanw
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor courtyard space. Good service and wonderful food, as always.

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vipSherriRosen
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our experience and would go back again.

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Jieun
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was mediocre for the price. But the covered patio was warm and allows to eat outside even in colder weather

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vipSpanky
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Buffalo Club appears to be Back in the good form that it once enjoyed. We had a very good meal with very good service on their lovely outdoor patio. The duck pate was a little to rich for our tastes, but everything else was great. We'll be back.

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DariaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beautiful. It’s

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch Service. Food was Amazing. We came back a second time the next night!

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JandTBone
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Though the outdoor area is festive and lively, we were put in a sad back area. The food was took a long time to get to our table and it was all pretty bland and underwhelming. We wanted to like it...

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vipGEORGIE
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our hangout for years after it opened! Still an awesome spot for an excellent dinner and cocktails with friends. Patrick Healy...chef extraordinaire!

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Babs
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely setting, kind service and great food! What more could you ask for!

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Tucker
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. I was dining alone, and noted in the reservation that I was "flying in solo" which the host remembered upon my arrival and had reserved a quiet table in the back away from the crowd. It was great atmosphere, lovely wait staff, outstanding food & wine, and everyone was wonderfully polite and professional. Absolutely will return to my new local spot. Thanks Buffalo Club!

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MariaS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! Excellent find we will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
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
7 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
13 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
13 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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Wow, we were treated like royalty, the staff were so caring, professional, food was delicious, everything perfect!!

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vipThought4Food
Los Angeles
5 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
46 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
3 reviews
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

FAQs

Buffalo Club is rated 4.6 stars by 318 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.