CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS

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$30 and under
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THE CHEZ AMI AT CURTISS HOTEL IS A 200+ SEAT CASUAL UPSCALE RESTAURANT WITH YEAR-ROUND PATIO SEATING ALONG WEST HURON STREET FEATURING WORLD CLASS DINING AND WESTERN NEW YORK’S ONLY REVOLVING BAR.

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4.4
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4.4
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was delicious!

MW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 all chose different menu items and there were no repeats among us, so we tried a total of 8 menu items. All were beautifully presented and were delicious. My husband was very disappointed that he did not order the “boneless short rib” and is already planning to order that on our next visit, a planned staycation. We had drinks at rooftop bar only and did not order dessert. As for the soups, salads and main dishes, we each enjoyed our choices ( oysters/ salmon/ filet/ short rib/ spring salad and each of the 3 soups offered) very much. We were celebrating a birthday, so our daughter’s entree was free. There is a charge for “bread service”, and we did not order that..... but would have enjoyed it if it was included.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and lots of it. Very filling. The French Onion soup and rolls were a meal itself. I had to take home most of my entree. Service was kind of slow, but that was probably due to taking a long time preparing food. $8 for a bread basket and $10 for all desserts is a bit pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

B
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Waitress was fantastic!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the brunch menu out and had great service and amazing food. Everything looked good that was coming out even with what other people were ordering. We had their steak sandwich and the egg and bacon on a brioche roll and they both were immensely flavorful and both came with tasty potatoes! Cannot wait to come back and try more!

B
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waitress and hostess were very nice and helpful. For not many people there, the food took a bit longer than expected (I did not notice but my friend did). Food was good but not hot when it came out which was a bit disappointing but the Cranberry mimosa was on point!

NS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, amazing food, not very large portions but not small by any means. A++

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A little loud but good

D
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had a planned a birthday dinner on a saturday, when we got there we got seated in an odd corner of the restaurant when there are more seats available around. The server was okay, she looks uninterested in serving us. The food prices was fair for an upscale hotel restaurant but the food itself was mediocre at best. The scallops that my wife got was very good but the bouillabaisse I had was nothing special. We also ordered an appetizer which was not good basically a deep fried veggies with a few calamari pieces on top of it. I can try coming back to order other mains but not looking forward to going there asap.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The place is beautiful! The ambiance was good but food still needs work. This was our second time there since it opened, we figured we would give it another chance but food was mediocre. I ordered the polenta and spare ribs.....could not eat after the first bite. It was super, super salty! It was a beautiful presentation and was looking forward to it, sorry to say we will not be going back anytime soon!😔

j
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This three-course dinner was included in the staycation package. We had the choice of soup or salad. We both opted for a salad one Caesar and one fall salad. For the entrees, we both had the braised short rib. And for our dessert, cheesecake and the bread pudding. All of the portions were huge and tasted great. The restaurant itself is beautiful as well.

BH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

What a fun night for our Anniversary dinner!

SB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Brunch menu is really just breakfast. There are no lunch type items. Most of our group were feeling more "lunch" ish I guess because they didnt find anything they wanted so we left without eating. Servers were very polite about it though. We will be back for dinner or if we are looking for just breakfast.

CT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our waiter was great. The staff is nice. However, the polenta was sooo bad. I'm confused how it was so bad but maybe the water it was cooked in had a taste? The meat was not seasoned although it had a good texture. The charcuterie was not impressive. There wasn't any honey or variety. The cocktail list is not swanky and kinda doesn't match the vibe. The wine list was unimpressive. It was way over priced for the poor quality of food.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. Everything was excellent!

OT
Munich
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Service was ok

SS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant itself was nice, upscale. Valentine’s menu was extremely limited, only 2 appetizer options, no bread service. Server was monotone and scarce, and for the price- not enough menu options and they wouldn’t allow a simple substitute for potatoes (I wanted pasta).

K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very nice staff, but food was sub-par ESPECIALLY for the price!

Way too much money for such a weak meal. Menu items look impressive, but it is not.

Go for a drink at the rotating bar, not dinner.

R
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A bit disappointing. Thought this would be a good place to go for Valentine's Day as a treat. The good: crab and avacado crostini! The chocolate decedant dessert. The not so good: Scallops were under cooked. Shrimp scampi lacked seasoning. Service was not up to expectations for this level of restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the staff was wonderful, and the ambiance was perfect for a special occasion. I will definitely be back again soon to try the aged duck or the fresh pasta. Who am I kidding, I’ll be ordering both.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day and the food was subpar, especially for the price. My filet was overcooked and the asparagus was bitter. I expected more from this restaurant.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went on Valentine’s evening. They had a preset menu which would have been fine but they did not offer gluten free or dairy free substitution options. Additionally, although the food was tasty and well prepared it was overpriced. The wait staff was mediocre. I would try again when it isn’t a “holiday” before I ruled it out completely. I had higher expectations.

MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service great. Nice spot before theater

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was tasty but limited brunch menu and only ok drinksz

DP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant setting was extremely noisy, the seats were very uncomfortable and the setting was nothing close to private. The reservation was for my wife’s birthday but the plan was completely ruined! We had to leave wishing 5mins of arrival as the setting was absolutely uncomfortable!

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Did the whole Buffalo Staycation package. It's a great value and you get a hotel room with all the bells and whistles. One thing about Chez Ami is that you will not go hungry for sure. The food quality was good, with the portions being huge. I'd recommend dialing the size back a bit honestly. You wont go wrong with a meal there, but Buffalo is in a culinary renaissance. You should venture out. The bar also made my dry martini with sweet vermouth.

D
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise! We love the Curtis for drinks and for lunch but have never gone here for dinner. It was awesome! We’ll definitely return. The oysters and clam chowder were fabulous as were the salmon and scallops special. So many good choices made it hard to decide. The dining room was beautiful and service was friendly. Great food made for a great night out!

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed at hotel taking advantage of Staycation package. The included 3-course diner was delicious and a great value. Love the ambiance in seating area looking out on Huron. We’ll be back!

CS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding!!! Had a great evening! We will be back!

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Pretty restaurant and food was decent quality but nothing exceptional or exciting to pick from. Definitely not great value for the money in fact pretty pricey.

AR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the restaurant has great date night ambiance.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the rooms were beautiful! We especially liked the Urban Hot Springs!

ML
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all amazing ! Wonderful night out !

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Table was ready. Server accommodated our gift opening . She suggested slices of birthday cake at the end of the meal.

JS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband birthday and he so much like it. We will come back again.

CR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent from the valet in the parking lot, greeters, servers and of course the chef that prepared the food!

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal here!

PM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Ordered twin lobster tails sent them back because they were under cooked and mushy. Returned with hot butter still mushy couldn’t eat. Other person order a steak medium and was cooked very rare center still cold.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Checked online for the menu as it was my first time there. Nothing was noted that on New Years Eve the menu was a set menu.

Were not the best options compared to the original menu online.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim our waiter was perfect!!