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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.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 6:30pm -10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 6pm-Close*
Friday - 6pm-1.45am
*Bar may close 30-60 min after kitchen closes
15th and 16th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
(310) 450-8600 ext. 1
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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