Buffalo Club

4.6
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274 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

FIRST SEATING • 6:30-7:45PM, $75 Three-Course Dinner menu, per person. $100 additional to enjoy post-dinner Garden Courtyard Party. SECOND SEATING • 8:00pm-CLOSE, $125 Four-Course Dinner menu, per person. $75 to enjoy post-dinner Garden Courtyard Party. Includes Champagne Toast & Party Favors.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurar. Great food, drinks and ambiance.

TV
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.

RC
Tampa
8 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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pot pie and beef bourguignon!

T
Chicago
28 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.

JR
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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SF
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!

MD
Los Angeles
19 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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O
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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OT
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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N
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!

GK
Los Angeles
7 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+

B
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.

l
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.

h
Philadelphia
11 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.

DM
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.

1
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Such a perfect quite getaway.

AS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Restaurant was empty! Food and service were very good!

GA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dinner this weekend at the Bufallo Club. Also, they have a great club next door, that is nice to roll into after dinner. Look forward to returning soon.

M
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Rather odd experience. Had a 7:45 reservation on a Friday night. Walked in to find a completely empty restaurant. Over the course of the next two hours, I think two more tables were seated. Strange. The good news is that the food was very good: tuna tartare, Dover sole, a different and delicious vanilla pudding. The dining room is lovely: old school wood and leather. The sole was excellent, but ridiculously expensive. Served for two, it costs $108; yikes!

b
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Chicago vibe, pleasant staff and great food. Cozy on a cold LA winter night.

PL
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

YK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service. Hidden gem. Don’t get confused with the patio bar. This is a sit down restaurant and it doesn’t have any cover charge.

d
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether it's a special occasion or dinner in our neighborhood, the Buffalo Club always delivers. The food is excellently prepared and always served graciously. For those who keep late hours on the weekends, the outdoor patio features a rockin' DJ and a "vibrant bar scene."

RM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming to the buffalo club for almost 20 yrs and it is by far best service and quality every time.

DM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, bartender makes a spectacular brandy old fashion, wait staff amazingly friendly, great atmosphere, food terrific!

JA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Fish was over cooked. Booths were very tight and not comfortable and after spending almost $200 we were charged $10 for parking our car which was right outside were I parked it by the curb.

A place like that should not charge to park

NW
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had not been to Buffalo Club in a number of years and was delighted to see that it is just as beautiful as it was when it first opened and the food is just as good. But sadly the place was desolate on a Saturday night at 7:30 which made it a little depressing. My bet is the vibe is much better when the place is buzzing.

H
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, food plentiful and delicious.

BF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very unassuming outside however the interior is lush reminding me of a stately study or private club. 70s/80s music in the background was pleasant and not overbearing. The staff was very pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was superb. All in all it made for a pleasant evening.

NP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful and attentive service and the courtyard is very sweet.

PF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years and it still is wonderful. The staff is excellent and when we bring someone who has never been they are in awe the minute they walk in. Food portions are large so consider sharing some items.

EG
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was, almost certainly, an odd situation. The temperature was 93º when we arrived a few minutes before our reservation, and we were told that they were only seating people outside. "It's 93," I pointed out. "Yes," I was told, "but everyone has been asking for tables outside." We did not want to drip sweat into our drinks, so we left.

We were ten feet out the door when the maitre d' came out and said he'd open the main dining room. Remarkably, we were the only people there - in weakly air-conditioned comfort -for the next two hours; from 6:30 to 8:30. Granted, that's early for a well-regarded restaurant in Santa Monica, but it's hard to believe there are so many masochists who'd prefer to dine outdoors in that heat.

My wife had just completed her last day at work that afternoon, and we were celebrating. So what began as disastrous wound up being ideal (however accidentally). But, assuming that servers were working the Hades contingent outside, we never wanted for attention. The food was remarkably good, the maitre d' made certain we were happy with the pace at which each course was brought out, and what could have been a great disappointment became a very welcome surprise.

I'd only been to the restaurant for lunch in the past, and it never lacked for people in the dining room (and people dine outdoors in Santa Monica year 'round). But, though it was less noisy than typical restaurants in town, it could still require speaking up to be heard across a table. So we'll have to come back on a more typical evening - when there are more than two humans having dinner - to see whether it's a place to have a quiet conversation. Of course, if noise does not ruin your meals they way it does ours, that may not matter. And the food can probably overcome multiple ills.

LA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Beautiful outdoor dining with fantastic service, delicious food, and great drinks. The ambiance was unparalleled. Altogether worth the cost.

n
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had not been to the Buffalo Club, but the food by Chef Patrick Healy was excellent as always. The building could use a little sprucing up but the quality of the food and the service were excellent.

T
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food and service. My female friend and I had the sole for two and it was as good as I've even enjoyed.

l
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed by all! Great meal and service - Josh

B
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Small plates were mixed. Stuffed squash blossoms were the best. The Korean beef and terrines were so-so. The waiter expressed surprise that we were only having small plates, but it was enough for us. The buffalo bar desert was excellent as was the tea service. In fact, all food was served with a flair by a well-trained staff. The Iroquois Room was quite interesting, since it was stately and a classic style. The back patio was a far younger scene with a more modern vibe.

DD
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to the Buffalo Club in quite a while. As soon as we entered the dining room and were warmly greeted by the maitre'd we wondered why we had been away for so long. The room is elegant and warm. Our server, William, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. We felt like we were at home and will definitely add the Buffalo Club to our list of favorite neighborhood gems for all occasions.

S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance