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

4.4
846 Reviews
$30 and under
American
All guest must wear a mask upon entry and at anytime not at the table

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 846 people are saying
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LaiyaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great experience here!! It was the perfect date. We loved our waiter! He was amazing. Perfect scenery and calm atmosphere. We will be back :)

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vipMichelleP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the cassoulet - that's amazing that its on the regular menu, not a special. Delicious :)

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ChezAmiDiner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I expected a bit more from Chez Ami. This was my first time there. I order a steak cooked medium rare and it was more towards the medium side, it was tough and tasteless. The Truffle Parm french fries were awesome.

My daughter ordered Bang Bang Shrimp which was delicious. Her meal came with a salad. Not knowing that, she had ordered a salad as an appetizer. The waitress didn't say anything so two salads were served. I would have thought an upscale place like Chez Ami would have informed us that a salad came with the meal.

Would I go back again - No!

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MikeD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a double date. The food was fantastic. Pasta special, scallops, Coq au Vin - all were quality meals. Do not skip the carrot app - spectacular. The specialty drink menu was a hit and there is a solid wine list. A nightcap on the Vue rooftop bar finished the date in style. We will be back.

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PaulH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Birthday with Dinner and drinks. Very relaxing atmosphere. Service was top notch. David was great as our waiter.

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FergieFam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

David was an attentive server and recommended excellent choices. Even the vegetables were amazing! Great cocktails. A little pricey, but nice for a special occasion. There really are no Italian or burger options so don't be deceived by that in the Open Table title.

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ScottJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The steaks cut like butter and the crème brûlée was the best I’ve ever had. It was a perfect date night other than Hamilton being cancelled at the last minute. But the restaurant was a short walk to the theater.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience3

It was just alright.. nothing spectacular food wise. Very basic and average.

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MichaelP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food even with a limited New Year’s Eve menu.

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Maddy43
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on New Year’s Eve and had a wonderful lunch. The only disappointment was they didn’t have the dessert we picked. Also I don’t believe in charging for pop refills especially with adults. The decor was beautiful and appreciated the music choices very appealing.

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CherylK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was amazing! Food was wonderful and we will definitely be back!

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Jewels
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was a knowledgeable and timely server. It was a pleasure! Great food!

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal at Chez Ami. It is very difficult to find a nice restaurant open on a monday night so that was a huge plus. I loved the house made charcuterie. The brussel sprout appetizer had a surprising burst of flavor and heat combined with the crispy texture of the brussel sprouts and creamy poached egg. The ribeye steak was cooked to perfection and the cassoulet had a ton of flavor and complexity. The wine list was also very good, making it easy to find a bottle to pair with our meal. Our server, I believe his name was Zoya, was extremely passionate and energetic. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious. It is very expensive though. I paid $38 for 4 scallops and half an artichoke. No salad. No bread. Nothing else.

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RayC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christmas dinner with friends. Great food and service at Chez!

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CWB2018
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Chez Ami on Christmas. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Four of us had different entrees and they all were very good. The decor made the lobby and the restaurant look festive.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the Braised Beef!
The server, David, was knowledgeable and a great help.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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BeautifulBuffaloViews
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for staff holidayunch. Disappointed that gratuity is automatically added for parties of 6+- but it is what it is.

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Michele
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner before seeing Hamilton at Shea’s . Our server David was very attentive he gets 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was dry, poorly made, lack of flavor, they were so worried about how pretty the food looked but didn’t care what it actually tasted like. Dessert were also lack luster and blah. Ambiance is nice and drinks were good but that’s all they got going for them, would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

For being a high end restaurant very limited menu. Much of the spices seemed to be Indian driven. I wish I would have known. Very spicy. Portions not worth the price. They are trying to be a high end restaurant but the atmosphere and food choices do not lend itself to that.

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Betsy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The restoration of this beautiful building is amazing. Had lunch in the Terrace Room and the sun was actually out! My companion had the Turkey Club with fries and it was substantial. She ended up taking half her sandwich home. I had the Salmon with rice and vegetables. It was sparse size for the price and the salmon was overcooked on the top.

Our waiter was attentive but definitely busy. He brought us our bill before seeing if we wanted dessert.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only downside was that we had an old drink menu and so we ordered drinks that were no longer "in season", but the bartender accomodated us really easily. Food was delicious and the decor for Christmas was beautiful.

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jeannew
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have celiac and I also eat plant based meals. The chef made a vegetable dish for me that was outstanding. He combined all the vegetables from the menu into one dish. It should be on the menu. Thank you again for a fabulous dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the salmon or turkey club

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NadiaB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my birthday and we loved our waiter Z. And the food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food great, server great, very happy with restaurant. Lobby bar was cool, but girl bartending was rude and there were tons of flies.

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robertz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food as well especially the dessert.
Music a little loud

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VincentL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant atmosphere to celebrate any occasion. This was a birthday dinner that the food added to the enjoyment. The smoke duck presentation ranch up with any I had before. We were impressed with theOutstanding renovation to this architecture .

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AlyssaM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty meal, though the amount of octopus in the appetizer was a little small. Roasted veggies (beets and carrots) were delicious. We special ordered some mock tails — it would be great to add some to your menu so diners aren’t solely reliant on the bartender’s discretion.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Disappointed with Thanksgiving dinner. Beans not cooked, dressing dry, would be preferred white and dark meat combo. Cranberries awful

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MojoJojo
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was expecting something with a name like Chez Ami, based in the swanky sounding Curtiss Hotel, to be a bit pretentious. I was pleasantly surprised to find a quiet friendly establishment that looked like it had been frozen in time from the 1920s. The food was very good, although perhaps a tiny bit too expensive for what it was. I would definitely recommend this to other people, mostly for the art deco style.

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FrankHerstek
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My 3 scallops were cool. Sent back and they were less cool. My salad was ok. My wife’s meal was good. Hot and tasty

There are to few choices The meal value for price with no sides is excessive. My first Manhattan was delicious the second was made by someone else And it was not so good.

Ambiance is terrific. Not sure I will eat there again

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The menu was very limited and this was a change since the last time we were there. Pricely dishes. We took my mother in law shred this when making the reservation and when the host confirmed but not a mention by anyone during our meal

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jgaugz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. A small menu but fabulous local selection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible food and atmosphere

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Karolinka
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat in the area that was facing the sidewalk. Loved the decor. The food was sooo good, pleasantly plated. The grilled octopus was amazingly delicious as were our entrees. Marie, our server, was attentive but not intrusive.

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KarenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my daughter to lunch. Service was great, prompt but we were not rushed and felt comfortable lingering over our wine. Beautiful building and nice atmosphere

FAQs

CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 842-6800.

CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS is rated 4.4 stars by 846 OpenTable diners.

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.