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

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

The Chez Ami Restaurant at the Curtiss Hotel is only open for take out due to being in the Orange Zone.


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 819 people are saying
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NadiaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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VincentL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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

MJ
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

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MicheleP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were two, yes two, vegetarian specials. In my life that has never happened. Sooooo welcomed. And the one I had was outstanding. Pricey but delicious. Drinks were also pricey but delicious. Service perfect. Space was gorgeous. Will definitely be back (for a special occasion)

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vipmichaelk
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

first time customers, few people there, but waitress hard to find. We ordered 2 entrees coq au vin and scallops Saint-Jacques, as the name implied some French expertise. The chicken was tough, with no sauce at all. The scallops were $10/ for 3, and the sauce was like library paste! Overpriced and pretentious sums it up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the beat waiter! Z!!! Was his nick name! He was unbelievably attentive! The manager, a very nice young man, checked on us several times during dinner. Nice girl friend get together!!

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EveW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I took advantage of the October 2021 BOGO lunch special. The food was great and the server realized we were having a leisurely lunch catching up and was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I’ve had good experiences for dinner and drinks in the evening, but brunch was a let down. The service was horrible. Our water glasses were never refilled, we sat with empty glasses for more than 15 minutes before our server asked us if we wanted to order additional drinks. The bartender on duty was painfully slow and it took another 10 minutes for everyone to get their second drink. The server never asked us how our food or drinks were. One of the girls ate less than a quarter of her chicken and waffles because the chicken was dry and left a horrible taste on her mouth, but even when she cleaned the table and saw the barely touched plate the server didn’t ask how our food was. We ordered the pastry basket to start- the apple pastry and the pop tart were very good. Everything else was either mediocre or under cooked. The dough on the bacon pastry was wet and if we hadn’t seen the smallest bacon bit we wouldn’t have even known it was a bacon pastry. We had fruit flies buzzing around our table the whole time. All on all… not a great experience. Average at best food, horrible service. I don’t know that I’d ever consider going back for brunch again.

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vipMarkC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu. Each dish was expertly plated as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The menu offerings were horrible and overpriced. On the "small plates" list was a plate of bread for $9. We though we could expect some artisan breads with oil or pesto dip. What was presented was a chunk of day old white bread and a large pat of butter. We complained to the server and she gave us a look like "tell me on a day like I give a damn". $9!
Never again to this place. Lots of better downtown food establishments elsewhere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The lunch menu online was different than the lunch menu offered. We spoke to the restaurant about it, and they did apologize. Our waitress was great. Both of our meals were over cooked and she offered to take them back, but we were too hungry to wait. The only dessert they had to offer was ice cream. :( So, not a great food experience! But, the service and the ambiance was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

First off- the restaurant and bar areas are absolutely beautiful. Ambiance is superb, drinks were amazing, and the service, impeccable. The rooftop bar is wonderful!
The food, however, left a lot to be desired. Scallops were almost raw, and the pasta special for the night was not that “special’ at all. Very pricey. I’d be willing to give it another try, though. Maybe just a bad night??

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JoBy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantiastic. The service was great. Slightly larger portions for the price would be the only criticism.

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Michelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service, but felt prices were high for what you got; felt my scallops entree shouldve had more than 3 scallops in it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend’s birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to be

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Birthday it was ok. The place was awesome the service was great I don’t enjoy my meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was mediocre. The bread was over priced. We ordered 3 rounds of same drink and each time it was as a different drink. The waiter also never brought us our appetizer.

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Linda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedge salad unique and delicious! Service excellent. We would definitely return.

TG
TallyG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the decor and ambiance of this restaurant! The menu options were mainstream and reasonably priced. Our service was a bit uneven and slow but in general Michael tried to please. Had a noisy party close by but certainly not the fault of the restaurant. Will return!

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Amherst
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall, it was a great experience. I would have been better if your servers and staff wear masks at all times. Thus, three stars only out of 5 for Service.

MR
MonicaR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with the service and the food was great. I had the steak and my fiancé had the chicken it was Phenomenal!!!!!!

MD
vipMariahD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! Would have appreciated a classier ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu and wonderful mimosas. Pleasant staff.

MW
MikeW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were very pleased with our first visit to Che' Ami. We have visited the Hotel Curtiss on a number of occasions for drinks on the rooftop lounge but had never eaten at he Hotel. We decided that we might as well reduce our Uber trips this time and have dinner and post dinner drinks all in the same location.

Che' Ami offers good service, and great food delivered to the table quickly. I found the pricing to be reasonable for the quality. We were able to do dinner for two with a few drinks for $157 pre-tip. Based on the quality and the service, I thought Che' Ami was a very good value and we will probably return.

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Jillians
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and attentive service

SP
SusanP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed a quiet and reserved lunch,the food was served perfectly. I would recommend everyone try Chez Ami, you won’t be disappointed.

CT
CourtneyT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Could Use a couple more items that are in seafood but rather vanetto food was amazing

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 819 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.