Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse

4.7
176 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
A Woodfire, Old West, Classic Steakhouse Kind Of Experience.

At Buffalo Block, we’re all about juicy, melt-in-your-mouth steaks, fresh and savory seafood, and rich, comforting flavors — but we also love a great experience. We’ll bring a little bit of everything to your table when you come visit us in the historic old Rex Hotel building on Billings’ famous Montana Avenue.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 176 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MattS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out since covid and it was very enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but not for price

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Dtrump
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak around, service is 2nd to none, will be back soon

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HubsNWifey
Montana
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wouldn’t even know where to begin. Just 5 stars all around. Our waiter/bartender was fantastic we can’t remember his name it was on 11/13 at 4 pm I think it was Bradley, was outstanding! We will be back requesting him again as our server as well as ordering the majority of what we tried on our first visit. We had the seafood fettuccine and the ribeye which both exceeded our expectations. Only con that’s MINOR, the bread and croutons tasted as if they were refrigerated (not crunchy) other than that, 5 stars for service, drinks and food!! We highly recommend dining here!

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TroyD
Montana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was another excellent experience at The Buffalo Block! The service and food are on a level of there own that is truly the best we’ve experienced!!

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MMmmmmm
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Kyrie, was excellent. Fun, attentive and knowledgeable. He made our celebration of birthday and anniversary a memorable one. The food was very good, only didn't get 5 stars because the polenta and peas didn't do much to elevate the scallops... which were amazing, cooked perfectly and well seasoned. And that's me being a snob. The salmon was very good, too. Great job on seafood when the place's main attraction is beef.

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LorieP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ambiance is wonderful. Steak was cooked perfectly. I wanted to order the short rib but last time the sauce had been changed and I won't be ordering it again. This time I did enjoy the Beef bourguignon. and the desserts were great. It's a bit pricey but it has become our go-to place to eat. The music was a bit loud - now that we are getting older and it is harder to hear.

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JessicaT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! To find a big city steakhouse experience in Billings is beyond exciting. Having lived in Billings for more than 3 years, we've tried them all. And while there are some very good steakhouses in Billings, this one absolutely surpasses in experience, menu, quality, and service.

Kyhree was our server and was excellent! Perfect mix of professionalism, top notch service, and the right amount of personality and fun banter thrown in. The menu has everything you'd expect of a high-end steakhouse, including oysters! Ridiculously fresh and delicious oysters. Chef has their own twist on the lobster bisque and we appreciated Kyhree highlighting when some menu items might differ slightly from general expectations. Prices are definitely on the high side but you 100% get what you pay for.

The atmosphere is upscale while managing to still feel cozy and not out of place for Billings. A truly exceptional dining experience!

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BonnieJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best Service Anywhere! Best dinner rolls Anywhere!
We had trouble getting in and out of our seating because of the arms on the sofa. The sofa was comfortable once we got past the raised arm. Next time we will know to request a booth or seating with chairs.
Sorry, but the twice baked potato was Very dry and tasteless.
The meat was wonderful. We had pork chop and steaks.
The Lobster bisque soup and cheese cake are a must try.
My husband is not a fan of wood grilled steak and wished there was another option on how it was cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great steak dinners- the New York and the ribeye were amazing along with the lobster bisque! Recommend the soup to everyone.

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HeatherD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere. Food was good, lobster bisque amazing! Will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Steaks were very salty. If I didn’t have to be back to watch the Trump stomp Biden in the first presidential debate by 7pm, I would’ve sent them back.

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ChristopherF
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service , one of the best places we have eaten in Billings

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful service, food and a great place to get together with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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Gandolph
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salads and rolls were exceptional. The porkchop was huge, about 3 inches thick, and very tasty. Salmon cooked over a wood fire was unusual and well prepared. Service very polite, attentive, and timely without being intrusive. A dining experience!

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MartinB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

2nd time there, and it was possibly the slowest service I have ever had. The steak was over cooked, and the value was well below a Ruth's Chris level.

JM
JohnM
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Thought each plate was overpriced.

JR
JohnR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, everyone enjoyed themselves!

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markd
Montana
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I received a gift card from for our 42nd anniversary. We enjoyed everything from the atmosphere of the building to the prime rib dinner. The staff was great.

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Notrichyet
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service but dry aged beef disappointing for price. Lobster bisque best part of meal. Have had better meal at half this price at many other restaurants near Billings.

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Edward
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience and staff were excellent very welcoming. They took the time to make sure everything was perfect. noise level was just right and the setting was comfortable as well For enjoying a conversation on our anniversary. We were slightly disappointed by the portion sizes versus the cost. Food was good but my $70 steak though perfect inside was slightly burnt on the outside. There crème brûlée was delicious. All in all it was a good experience just very expensive compared to other local fine dining for far less money.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were craving good food after leaving Sturgis and only options are food trucks and bar food. This hit the spot! Beautiful patio and dining experience.

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mandin
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and cooked to perfection. Pricey menu but it was worth it.

JR
JamieR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered and was served the first dry aged bone in new york strip they served and it was done to perfection. Definitely a top tier steakhouse if a little pricey. We'll be back.

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vipFoodnfriends
Montana
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit on patio. Service and food excellent. Enjoyable and relaxing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service. Always a great experience with wonderful food and cocktails.

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Colin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was my second visit to buffalo block but the server we had left more to be desired. She wasn’t as friendly as my server previously and argued about how I would like my steak cooked. The Brussel sprouts were amazing as they were previously. The oysters on the half shell were smaller than I would have preferred but were still pretty good. My steak didn’t seem to be as good as the first time and seemed to not be as good of a cut. Very fatty and not as flavorful as my first visit. I can’t help but to think maybe I wasn’t given the dry aged ribeye like I had ordered. My second glass of wine took about 15 minutes to be delivered to the table. Will I go back again to give it another try? Possibly. Was it worth the 200+ dollars I spent? Maybe not. All in all the first trip I had was amazing. The second, not so much.

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lacandccc
Montana
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!
Apps: oysters half shell, so good! Mussels, too.
2 NY strip steaks; double aged, med rare -- tender and so tasty. We ate all. My guest, younger nephew (30's) was overwhelmed! Nothing ever better, he stated.
Darcy served us well--thank you.
Will return soon-- live in Billings

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nolanf
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an experience unlike we have had in this town. The entire staff was courteous and amazing. The pricing although people believe to be high, was well worth the money. This is a high class steakhouse in Billings that could compete in a big city any day of the week. We ordered drinks, apps, dinner, and dessert and all were top notch. We will return again soon!

Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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RobB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you want a good meal, you're gonna have to pay for it. Most won't like the bill when it comes, but it is worth it. Great steaks-but you expect that. Great wine list. No sommelier on sight but the GM has a wine palate that does just fine. Great atmosphere for downtown local and it is very nice. Food is really done well here. Has a bigger town/city feel to it while maintaining a Montana flare. I was impressed

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service.

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, always made sure our drinks were full, food was amazing. Waitress was the best. 5 stars!

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great,especially on our 52nd wedding anniversary. Just wonderful. John & Carol Brenden

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kathleena
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Steaks were over cooked , and did not come out with the sides ... had to wait about 15 minutes after the steaks for the sides !

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Sunprairiemom06
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service with Khyree. Amazing food!!! Lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and even better Service from the hole team but a shout out to Khyree for the outstanding service and conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always love visiting this spot with my staff. It’s our go-to dinner spot when I am in Montana. If you’re an out-of-towner... it’s a must go for dinner! Great food, drinks and service.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We ordered the 'big' 36oz. steak for two, with brussel sprouts, and two potatoes, Caesar for two. Now, 36oz. should have been over 2 lbs. of meat. I understand that some renders down and is cooked off, especially since my date wanted it medium, although it must be said that it still came to the table slightly medium-rare. But, that was not over 2 lbs. of meat because we ate nearly all of it. I can barely finish a 1/3 lb hamburger from a burger joint... My sister owns a ranch in Roberts, Montana that raises certified Wagyu, so we know what good beef is. This beef was fatty, and it was hard to find the good cuts that melted in your mouth.

The brussel sprouts were neither snappy or soft, they were like a hard candy, and certainly did not accompany the meat well.

All in all, this meal was not worth the $190... it seems to me they are trying to get an "Oooo Ahhh effect" from people that don't know any better, and that have never been to a real top notch establishment.

FAQs

Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 245-7477.

Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/buffaloblock/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.