Hydraulic Hearth

4.7
441 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Restaurant and Brewery. We specialize in brick-oven pizzas and fresh beer brewed in house by our friends at Community Beer Works. Our mission is to add to the food scene of Buffalo, while growing the Larkinville neighborhood.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Our server was also great. We had so much fun and the COCKTAILS WERE SO UNIQUE !!!

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F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A pleasant surprise, excellent value, quality ingredients.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second time at the restaurant. The first time was great and this time the only positive thing was how nice the staff was and our waitress and the pizza was great. We had a reservation and waited for quite some time before we were able to go to our table. Last time we didn't have reservations and got a table right away. Not sure if anything can be done to make sure the wait isnt long when having reservations. Thank you!

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e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a cool area! Was a little noisy for conversation when we went but it was enjoyable for beer and pizza.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , service and ambiance

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D
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great drinks, and great service. My family really enjoyed the artisan pizzas and oysters. Fantastic place for a day out with the family.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pizza.. wish they had just a nice house salad to go along with the pizza.

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e
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always delicious pizza. It’s nice that they have complimentary coffee too!

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Pizza which I thought was the highlight of the menu was fair. Poor dough left it very dry and lacking flavor. I asked for additional sauce but it didn't help. Sorry but true experience.

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always great, the location is convenient, and staff is friendly.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katie our waitress was outstanding! Great service came back to us many times to ask if we needed anything. Very knowledgeable and courteous—great asset / employee! Super busy and friendly. Katie deserves a raise for her outstanding work!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it at the Hearth

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The cocktails were amazing, food was spot on and service was perfect! Great overall experience. The server knew we had tickets to a show and made sure to be attentive enough so we had plenty of time to get to the show even though she was very busy! We will go back!

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LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go out for dinner with friends! Pizza’s are delicious!

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SQ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice ambiance for a pizza bar. Cheese on pizza was outstanding but gluten free crust was just average. Chardonnay was fair and they only had one type.

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for kids.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, good place for drinks and casual get together.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizzas are fantastic here! I love how so much is locally produced.

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GG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place in the larkinville area. super cute outdoor area in the summer as well. pizzas are good, consistent quality!

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EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great early dinner, something light. Split the cheese fondu and pepperoni pizza. The restaurant was very clean. Food was very good. Will go again

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D
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love hydraulic hearth! It’s perfect for all occasions. Last week we went with our daughter to meet her boyfriend’s parents. It was the perfect no pressure fun place to take people for the first time. This week we took our other daughter and her 3 month old baby. The staff was great and set the baby up in his own seat - he loved the music and looking at all the action. They go out of their way to treat people well and the ambiance is beautiful and fun. Plus the food is amazing: the pigs in a blanket, tater tots, bitter Caesar, meatballs, mozz sticks and pizzas are all delicious and meant for sharing. And the drinks are the stars! Great creative cocktails, beer and wine choices.
If you’re looking for a fun spot good for all types with great food and drinks go to Hydraulic Hearth!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hydraulic Hearth NEVER disappoints! The staff is great and the food is always delicious!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my girlfriend for a Valentine’s dinner. We didn’t want something super fancy but we also didn’t want something super casual. This was the perfect fit.

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SL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was kind and attentive, the pizza and appetizers were excellent. The only negative is that we asked the waitress to take a picture and it was blurry!!

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1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Noise level was too loud to have reasonable conversation.

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SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never regret dining at Hydraulic Hearth. Food and drinks are always top notch.

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TL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wings and pizza very good. Nice selection of craft beer.

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was extremely delicious...served quickly and hot.

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TW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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CZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there early and it was already very noisy - chatter noise. The food was exquisite - as were the drink options. Pricey for what we got; but we don’t go out much so it was a splurge. Would go again!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always good. My only knock is the noise levels are high. That said, they have a great bar. Overall I recommend.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we set a reservation for 6, as once we arrived the place really filled up quick. Great drinks, I enjoyed the Shandy's that are exclusive to them. The pizza's are superb, we had three in total, the Pepperoni (cup & char plus the peppers give a unique spin on a traditional), the Fried Chicken (chicken was outstanding), and the Margherita. Some great apps too, the Mozz sticks are one of a kind, as are the Spicy Asian wings. The only downside was the fondue platter, a great app, but the cheese was very thin, maybe just a bad batch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food/Service was good, we were disappointed with our dessert. The gelato tasted old (freezer burn)

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing atmosphere ! Cauliflower app is to die for !

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JH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been here before and like it better the first time. I do not recommend brussel sprouts on pizza. It was a very strong flavor and rather dry. If it had balsamic vinegar drizzled over it, it would have been tastier.

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with great service and food. We will return!

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HN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of fun! Good food! Great cocktails and friendly service

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the pizza, but really go for the lime shandy!! All so good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer selection, fun waitress, and always delicious pizza. Excellent food with a laid back vibe!

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Everything was great wanted something low key and quick before a sabres game and wasn’t disappointed

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