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.
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."
I've been coming to the buffalo club for almost 20 yrs and it is by far best service and quality every time.
First time there, bartender makes a spectacular brandy old fashion, wait staff amazingly friendly, great atmosphere, food terrific!
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
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.
The service was excellent, food plentiful and delicious.
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.
Great food, wonderful and attentive service and the courtyard is very sweet.
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.
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.
This place was amazing. Beautiful outdoor dining with fantastic service, delicious food, and great drinks. The ambiance was unparalleled. Altogether worth the cost.
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.
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.
Enjoyed by all! Great meal and service - Josh
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.
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.
Great service and ambiance
First time back in several years because I was not happy with earlier menu changes. It was fabulous. Service was amazing, as good as it can get. My salmon was fabulous and the caesar salad was just good. I prefer the lettuce cut-up and tossed into the salad.
But, it's a great spot for a date or a business meal.
It's our "local" place and we love it every time. The menu varies seasonally, yet is always creative and delicious. The patio and outdoor bar, in season, is a scene, and a "vibrant" late night spot on weekends. William is great.
Terrific experience! We'll be back soon. The food was amazing and the wait staff was incredibly attentive. I love the ambiance.
I got a call from the restaurant the afternoon before a sa
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!!!
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.
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.
Food and service was awesome !
Love this down low classic place. Professional wait staff and hospitalable Chef and Owner. Feel like they appreciate your business!
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.
Terrific real food based on classic french cuisine
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.
Food was delicious, service fantastic and nice restaurant to catch up with friends!
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.
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!
Old school interior - lots of wood and darker colors without being overbearing. Classic food (steak, beef Bourgogne) prepared very well, served tableside. Solid cocktails.
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,
Always great and fortunate to have The Buffalo Club as our neighborhood place.
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.
Great ambiance , food & Service
Everyone loved everything about the Buffalo Club, it's a Classic.
The food was not at all worth the price. Average at best and beyond pricey.