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Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse, Billings, MT

Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
711 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (406) 245-7477
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Billings
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 711 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Good for special occasions

711 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was exceptional. Too noisy. We should have eaten on other side.

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  2. JennE

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is extremely slow. Atmosphere is nice. Food was mediocre

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  3. SteveH

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Perfect service They pay attention to all the details

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  4. TashaH

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and atmosphere were outstanding. The food was kind of disappointing. We had a reservation at 7:30 last night. When we got there we waited for 10 minutes before being seated. The area we were sat in was really quiet and beautiful. It was the perfect atmosphere for a nice date. The server was really professional, but also friendly and nice. She explained everything perfectly. I ordered the French onion soup and it was really good. He ordered the house salad and it was really good. The rolls were also really good. We did wait for our main dishes for quite a while. The steaks and one of our sides were the disappointing part. We both asked for our steaks cooked medium. We went over what we meant by medium with the server and she agreed. When our steaks came out they were wayyy undercooked. They did ask if we wanted to send them back, but we figured at that point we would just eat them. The bacon truffle gorgonzola sauce for the steak was really good. We ordered two sides. The brussels sprout side was undercooked and hard to chew. The garlic mashed potatoes were good. My wine was also really good. Overall the experience was nice, but the food could have been better. We will have to come back and try other dishes, but I would not go here for a steak in the future.

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  5. ScottS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall was a good experience yet steaks were overcooked oh well.

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  6. John

    Montana

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service were great as usual. The room was cold however. That requires some attention.

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  7. Edward

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I have eaten here at least a dozen times and loved it. If this would have been my first visit, I would never return. We arrived 10 minutes early and were made to wait in a mostly empty dining room because a party of six had just been seated, making no sense to me. We waited ordered a couple of drinks and when it came time to go to the dining room we had to close our account. When I asked why it couldn't be transferred to our dinner tab, the bar manager brusquely confronted me, "Didn't I want to tip the bartender?" My question is don't they know how to allocate the tip? Every other fine dining restaurant I've been to does. We ordered our appetizer and starters which were promptly served but not by our server. One of the pleasures in the past here, interacting with our server was impossible tonight because the food was served quickly without any concern whether the food was satisfactory or not. While waiting for our steaks we asked for another couple of rolls. We were told they were out of rolls, When I politely expressed some disbelief, the server just left without any explanation or apology. After the first two courses, 30-40 minutes went by when the kitchen supervisor showed up to tell us that our steaks had been overcooked and it would be another 7-10 minutes before they were served. When he showed up with the steaks, he asked us to cut into them to ensure they were medium rare. This was the best service we received all evening long. Since everything is ala-carte we ordered a side of mushrooms which was at best lukewarm. When I tried to get the attention of either of the servers, I was ignored and finally just decided to Hell with it and ate them cold. The steaks, which are premium priced were fine. With the check, the original server asked us, "Well, what did you think of your fantastic meal?" Not a question requiring a response. I had trouble holding back a laugh. To summarize: the experience was most disappointing.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I go to Buffalo Block, I’m always impressed with the impeccable service, and delectable food. I’ve never gotten something there I didn’t love, and the ambience is nothing short of class and sophistication. Everyone you interact with is there to make sure you have the best night. I go there for most special occasions!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went into our reservation at Buffalo Block knowing how expensive it would be, so while I rated the value at a 5, just know that I’m basing it on the quality of the restaurant compared to what I paid. The restaurant was amazing. Ron, our server, did an outstanding job taking care of us and making sure our dining experience was 5-star. The food and drink options were large and had a good variety. I loved that the executive chef came out to cut and plate my tomahawk steak and made sure both my wife and I’s steaks were cooked to our liking. The ambience was excellent and everything, to me, was a top notch experience. Based on the cost, Buffalo Block is definitely more of a special occasion restaurant rather than a place you eat at weekly, but you get what you pay for, and the experience is the best you will find in Billings, and probably in the whole state of Montana.

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  10. NadB

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to enjoy a special occasion or celebration.

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  11. AlexR

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting and ambience was amazing. Service was great. Our waitress was amazing. My wife had the roasted chicken and she said it was amazing. I had the buttered aged New York strip steak. The steak was just ok. It was cooked perfect but for the price of just the steak with no side I hoped for more. The steak was lacking flavor and tenderness. All in all we will be back and hope for a better steak next time.

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  12. KatieS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food our server was great we had the best date night

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  13. Rennie

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive waitstaff and excellent food. We had a toddler with us and they treated him wonderful. Beautiful dining room.

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  14. Amlkrmerm

    New Orleans

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner all around. Oysters, calamari, scallops and steak. Fabulous service! Espresso and chocolate cake dessert was also amazing. We loved our first time there!

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  15. NormaC

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ronald was our waiter. He did an excellent job. We hade 5:00pm reservation so we were the only people there for the first 30 min or so . Service was excellent. Food was excellent

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience with our wonderful server, Sarah. The food was perfect, and the cocktails were exceptional.

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  17. Mdogg

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to wait 35 minutes past our reservation time. Food was not good!! $240 for 2 people and we couldn’t even eat most of it. Not much taste at all Limited menu the Weeknight I was there we couldn’t order off the menu they gave us a specials menu with about 5 items available 🤯 The soup was good. This was my 10th time eating here in 3 years and it was my Last.

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  18. Kimberley

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was okay, but very limited in options. We where seated on time, but it took about an hour for the main course to arrive. The food and service wasn't worth the price we paid.

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  19. ArianaK

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day date was a treat! This is a beautiful restaurant and the food and service was delicious. It’s very expensive so definitely for a special occasion

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was amazing as usual. Unfortunately there was one flaw. At the end of our meal we ordered a to-go dessert and our server didn’t like how the kitchen had plated it so she asked for it to be re-done. The front of house manager then berated her multiple times loud enough for us to hear. Throwing a napkin and storming to the back. It was extremely unprofessional and completely unnecessary. We apologized to our server first r her manager’s behavior. Other than that, everything was fabulous.

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  21. DonatoJ

    Montana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were really looking forward to eating at Buffalo Block for our anniversary. Our waitress was wonderful and very accommodating. It all went downhill when our food arrived. My wife ordered the New York strip and I had the salmon. The steak was inedible. It was so tough that cutting was a chore and she could barely get her fork into it. She has never asked to return a meal in our 36- years of marriage. They apologized and returned with a petite filet. The new steak cut like butter but had absolutely no taste. My salmon was fine but was the size of the palm of my hand. So incredibly disappointed. Extremely expensive. We’ll NEVER return.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere! Overall a good experience & drinks were tasty as well.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was a 10 out of 10. Highly recommended

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  24. pauln

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. At the top of the list!! Service is excellent

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  25. ZoeH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and ambience were excellent. Steaks were a bit overrated.

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  26. Jeff

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food, specifically the steak, took forever to arrive. The restaurant claimed the delay was due to the size of the steak. Perhaps the size contributed, but the delay was excessive. If an order takes longer than expected, then we should have been made aware. My guess is the order wasn’t placed or was lost. Further, the steak was mediocre. Regardless, the restaurant didn’t care and dismissed all our concerns. Didn’t show any interest in dealing with our displeasure. All the manager wanted to do is defend. A simple “sorry” would have sufficed. In fact, the manager yelled at us in the restaurant and told us to never come back. Don’t worry, we won’t. And we’ll tell our family and friends about our experience. The manager was definitely inexperienced. Disappointed.

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  27. TaraF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Buffalo Block is a beautiful restaurant. The ambiance is cozy and sophisticated, but with a western charm. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Our server was good but everything was tea slow. We were sat at about 8 pm, ordered our mains by 8:20 ish and didn’t get our mains until after 9. Fortunately we had a salad and bread but the time between the salad and our main course was about 25 minutes. I would probably go back because the food is so good but it would have to be for a very special occasion since it’s pricey. Overall it was a good experience.

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  28. MichelleP

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere in an historic neighborhood , friendly staff, with the most delicious food.

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  29. DebD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived early and waited patiently for our table. Husband offered a drink while waiting, bar seating was full. Reservation time came and we waited an additional 15-20 minutes before seated. Restaurant was not full so questioned why the longer wait. When we approached our vehicle, I was startled when a female came up behind me asking for money. Panhandlers in the parking lot, unsafe.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place for consistent quality meal. We always enjoy eating here. Staff goes above and beyond.

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  31. Gr33kgirl

    Montana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual! Buffalo Block never disappoints. The service is impeccable, the food is a gastronomic experience, and the ambience is beautiful.

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  32. AaronC

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful old building with great Architecture And art. The food was really great. one of the best steaks i've ever had. The steak sauces were amazing.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will be back for sure for the salad and a steak

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was above and beyond what we could have expected! Our server Kate was spectacular. The food was absolutely amazing! All of it too to bottom was fantastic!

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  35. WinfieldS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was incredible. Great cocktails. The Ceaser for 2 prepared tableside was was a treat.

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  36. Ghosttowngirl

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect and it has been along time since I have had an outstanding meal with service. Food was perfect and service was attentive. Can’t wait to go back.

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  37. JosephK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and the portions we filling.

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  38. HeatherS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was amazing and the food was great So far we have not had any bad food only melt in mouth amazing

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  39. Awesome

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish. Possibly best steak either of us has had.

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  40. RobF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The aromas of wood fire grills and searing steaks paired with excellent cocktails, and dimmed lighting made for a perfect date night.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse using the Order Online button. Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 245-7477.

Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse

2401 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Billings
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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