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

4.4
685 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.

Support CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS during COVID-19

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 685 people are saying
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BrittanyZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere of both Chez Ami and the rooftop lounge. Dinner downstairs and dessert upstairs!

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vipmar2070
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious--everything we ordered.

The restaurant and hotel are beautiful.

The staff couldn't be more friendly or accommodating.

The valet parking is a treat.

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MaryF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food here. Always different choices from the previous time, but always amazing. The view at the Vue Bar and the rotating bar by the restaurant add to the night.

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vipRobertM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

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TerryF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, amazing food, fantastic atmosphere. My wife and I really enjoyed the evening here.

JM
JimM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding as was the hostess. Looking forward to visiting again.

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RussellS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t worth the money experience was mediocre at best, wouldn’t suggest at all. Ever menu was extremely limited and overpriced

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alenag
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Place has Great decor, good food and pitchers of mimosas for $15

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

MN
MichelleN
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and ambience. Highly recommend.

MB
MegB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great but a couple hiccups: missing bread from entree, no steak knife, mis-timed appetizer. Otherwise food was very good.

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vipJimSue
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last time we went it was good , but since hiring the meeting chef from what was Tabree wow! Food was amazing , we had the rabbit Ragu and the seafood pasta both were fantastic! Happy to see the food was so good!

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AngelaN
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food. I feel like the restaurant is over hyped. I was expecting a more up scale type feel. I was very confused when our meal came out with French fries and we had no option of a side. Also was thrown off there was no veggie included. We did get everything very fast. Good to try out since we have never been but probably won’t ever go back.

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PaulkA
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy my dining with Chez I each and every time. The food was amazing

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DawnZ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was nice to be out entertaining customers again. I thought the food, service, and prices were fair. I appreciate the socially distanced tables and making me feel safe.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were not given silver ware had to ask for some, ordered 350 dollars worth of food and drinks and were placed in a private room were they proceeded to close the doors after we were seated. Couldn’t help but notice that there was a black person in our party and the only other table in the room with us was a black couple. Seemed a little prejudice to me. Will not be returning, if I’m paying 350 for dinner I shouldn’t have to ask for silverware and be secluded from the rest of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had in years. Short rib melts in your mouth. Halibut very flaky and delicious. Meats & cheeses hit the spot. Carrots were ridiculous. Service was great. My wife and I were blown away. Can’t wait to come back.

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CharleneJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing good. Everything was great. The service was phenomenal. I’m profoundly hard of hearing, it was nice that the waitress took her time and was not rushing me even though I knew she was busy.

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vipjulester
Naples
95 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dining experience here. The general manager stopped by our table which was very nice. He told us there’s a new chef so it was nice to try different menu. Everything from service to quality of food & cocktails was perfect!

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vipSusanB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the eggs Benedict , our server was wonderful!

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Anne
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Curtiss Hotel is such a beautiful landmark in downtown Buffalo. The decor of Chez Ami is exquisite. Tables were adequately spaced but fortunately all were full on a Friday evening. I had the halibut, which was outstanding. Still self-parking because of COVID, but there is a convenient lot right across the street. Great choice for dining in the city.

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Mich587
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed our staycation dinner, service was exemplary , food and dessert were delicious !!
Noise level a bit much, loud drunk couple was seated close to us
Lights could be much dimmer to set a more comfortable feel

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MarquisH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My last visit was in September and I enjoyed a specific dish that no longer was on the menu. After requesting at our next stay, they were able to accommodate with what they had and the dish was perfection! Manager went above and beyond to ensure our experience was beyond worth our stay! Will be coming back again!

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JamieP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was ok. We watched the food runner take each meal he brought out to 1-3 different tables before getting it right...which isn’t great with COVID protocols. Get the kid a table schematic to study!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated on the patio portion near the windows. As I observed the surrounding areas, all of the minorities were seated in this section and the “nicer” dining area held only Caucasian guests. Food quality was poor for the price and the restaurant offered no other vegetable option besides brussel sprouts. Very poor experience.

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ShariB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Disappointed with the food and service at Chez Ami. This was our second time there and it did not come close to the great experience we had there a year ago. The service was really poor. Our waitstaff did not check on us after we received our food and was just not attentive. Even water glasses did not get refilled. The food was mediocre at best. Maybe they have had a chef change or just getting accustomed to having dine in customers again? Guacamole toast seemed like the guacamole was from a can, not fresh- no taste and gummy. The accompanying salad was barely dressed. Our party also had two breakfast burritos. The veggie one was fine but nothing special and the El Capitan was so bland- did not come out with the promised salsa verde. We asked for it once we could find someone to help but by the time it arrived we had finished eating. Overall, a disappointing meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Sunday brunch food was disappointing and just ok at best...!so we expected much better from such a beautiful venue.

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KVinovrski716
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious but we waited an hour to get it. I was disappointed that the manager didn’t acknowledge it and the server was the one who had to keep apologizing.

SJ
SueJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place!!! Great service!! Yummy food!!! Great enviroment

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for one of the first times since all the COVID restrictions for Valentines Day. Loved the seafood pasta and my husband had an amazing surf and turf.

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Vantastic
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Potas fritas were excellent. Short menu. Best item was out of stock though.

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RonL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu and chef age outstanding. I had the Smoked Duck and my wife had the Short Ribs both were out of this world.
Thank you
Ron & Carol L.

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Brunch
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The ambiance is so perfect. A really beautiful restaurant; however, the food was absolutely horrible. We were there for a brunch and I had the avocado toast. It was not even real avocado but some sort of green paste like you might find in a mexican fast food restaurant. The bread it was on was soggy, white bread. Not at all what you would expect. Would it be so difficult to get a real avocado for avocado toast?

A total disappointment. Had to go home and make my own brunch.

Service was excellent though. Very attentive wait staff. I didn't want to complain because they were so nice.

SF
SheilaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. Lovely place to be to enjoy a fantastic meal.

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FatirG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Honestly, service was great, the environment is great. The only well cooked item on the menu is the steak...which is not even worth the 50 bucks

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vipFirstIceQueen
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Second visit. The changes brought about by the current pandemic have likewise brought changes to the dining experience at this location. First and foremost, service was impeccable from start to finish. Definitely treated as if our business was truly appreciated. Speciality Cosmo requested, made to my exact preference. I found the menu options to be quite limited and more standard fine dining fare this visit whereas the previous experience was far more adventurous with many more options from starters, entrees, daily specials, and desserts! I get it, restaurants are now trying to find the right balance between inventiveness and cost effectiveness. Until the pandemic wanes and restaurants are back to more usual business I would believe more of the same to be expected. That being said, meal preparation and presentation was outstanding. No apps or desserts ordered because not enough of a selection to have a desired choice. Would I return, absolutely, after things return to somewhat more normalcy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a wonderful time on my date. Both the service and food were exceptional, and the ambiance provided a perfect time to just relax and enjoy my girlfriend’s company.

TS
vipTracyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful night!

TS
TimothyS71
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious appetizers and entrees.. perfect for a date night !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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 685 OpenTable diners.

CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gift.curtisshotel.com/.

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.