Hydraulic Hearth

4.7
418 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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Dined 5 days ago
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 10, 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
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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
7 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
5 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
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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f
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great time at Hydraulic Hearth ~ Had some time to sit at the bar before the rest of our party arrived~ our bartender was great..helped me pick out the perfect beer and made a great cocktail. We had a cozy table by the front window and our server was so nice. We ordered some apps and pizzas and salads. Enjoyed everything - especially the cauliflower! Great atmosphere, especially in summer. Will be back!

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TW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food & service

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I thought the pizza crust left a lot to be desired. The salad was good and the beer was good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Originally had a party of 8. Dropped down to 5 and we got seated 45 minutes early. Pizzas were good

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KR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to eat before the Sabres game! Service and food were worth the drive from the suburbs.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, quick service before the Sabres game in a fun atmosphere. Easy parking. Wonderful service from our waitress.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 7:45 and we were seated early. The service was spectacular. The server paid attention to refills and made recommendations. The restaurant was busy but, our food came out timely and hot. You wouldn’t have known they were that busy unless you looked at the full bar and tables around you. Absolutely going back. Thank you for a great experience. You made our evening!

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PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service with Roxanne! We had a great time and will be back soon!

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Z
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely. The sausage pizza was especially good. Great cocktails too.

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BW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza is great here. I met a few customers of mine here and we got a few pizzas to share and it was more than enough for us. Good beer here as well!

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st experience and will definitely go be back. Server Kate was quite personable and made all options known to us.

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here close to a dozen times and have never been disappointed. Our waitress was a gem!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My husband and I love hydraulic hearth! We go there often with friends and family!
Friends were in town for Thanksgiving and we met there. My friend had a very long hair in her salad in her first couple bites ... which is embarrassing when you talk up a place and they were first time guests. We told the waitress and she was apologetic and offered to bring a new one but my friend said just to take it off the bill which she did. I wish the manager would have come over and acknowledged it or offered her a free drink. We still had a great time but I’m not sure they will want to go back their next visit to Buffalo.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on a date. It was nice, parking was super convenient, service was great. I got some kind of artichoke pizza cause I felt adventurous with my dinner that night and my date got regular pepperoni. Mine was good but I really liked her pepperoni. I remember it came with onions on it too. Had a unexpected spiciness that we both liked. I tried a weird beer that tasted like bbq smells. Interesting, but I wouldn’t do more than one of those. Meal price wasn’t super cheap but wasn’t super expensive. I’d definitely go back.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good but not very hot. Service was excellent!!

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vegan pizza and cocktails! I love the atmosphere inside and the servers are always so nice

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MV
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cocktails are fantastic. Thr toys were a yummy starter. I got the carbonara pizza and it was delicious. Maybe some specials outside of the menu would be good. The menu seems to have some similar ingredients on many of the pizza, might be fun to offer something outside of the box or a build your own option.

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy brick oven pizza choices! Excellent service! Great drinks!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The pizzas are amazing! We had a large group so sampled a bunch. Our favorite was the fried chicken!
One complaint- the apps weren't that great. We got the cheese fondue and it was watery and the tots, which weren't anything special

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1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and ambience was perfect. I would recommend reservations. One suggestion would be for the waitress to describe what kind of sausage , meat , cheeses etc are actually on the sharing boards when they arrive to the table. They were beautiful but we had no idea what was what.

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places! Best Cosmos and awesome food!

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 7 of us and our waitress was fantastic staying on top of all of our food and drink orders. We had almost one of every app and 4 different pizzas, and everything a was delicious!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience and great place to go for a date or place to hangout and have some fabulous finger foods and pizzas!

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