Lafayette Brewing Company

3.7
84 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
At Lafayette Brewing Company, we are dedicated to great beer, great food and lots of fun! With our recently re-vamped pub menu, we know everyone will find something to love. A must see is our newly installed “bar-cade” complete with pinball machines, billiards, darts, foosball and shuffleboard. We brew our beers on site in a 15 barrel brewhouse located directly below the main bar in the basement. Starting from the grain silo in our back parking lot, our brewers are creating beer right here from water, barley, hops and yeast, sometimes spices and always passion. Stop in soon for a pint of the freshest beer you’ll find… Cheers!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 84 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service food and atmosphere! Will definitely be back !

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Cliff
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

5 of us had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner in this beautiful tap room. Appetizers, pizzas, and gnocchi entree were delicious. Service was excellent.

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ChristineA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice, food was good and reasonably priced. I told my friend and we will be going next month.

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MarkA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and good service. It was on an off night (Saturday) with no activity in the immediate area, so it was fairly quiet.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst experience I have had in my recent memory. Horrible service and every plate had something improperly made or cold.

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AlisonC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Amazing architecture and design. Food was meh, overall greasy and a bit overpriced. I would go back, but only for drinks at the bar. Not for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

brunch with santa! Great santa, he looked the part, was friendly, read books to the children while we waited for breakfast. children were given little gift bags- so cute! food was excellent… servers were great. restaurant was decorated nice for christmas. it wasn’t packed thankfully! we will be back for this next year for sure!

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KenS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a good time at dinner before a Genesis show and after for a nightcap. Schyler and the other bartender were courteous, prompt and of good humor on busy night! Much appreciated.

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ColleenC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and beverage selection. Mona, ours food server, was excellent

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RavenJ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice vintage place. Bottomless mimosas are dangerous haha. Food was good and so was the scenery

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JesK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super historic atmosphere, very pub like! Good food and really great service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay, but nothing that would make me excited to really want to go back. Pizzas were average, seemed like the dough wasn’t homemade or needed something. Service was slow.

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astridb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Attracted by the grandeur and history of the Lafayette, we expected something more than an exhausted waitress (1 for the whole restaurant, 2 big groups and us) and some middle of the road food. Nothing special on the menu. The french fries accompanying the burger (we asked double fried and crispy) were only double fried but not crispy. Fried at the wrong temperature and/or wrong potato. The rucola on the burger was wilted and dropped on it as a heavy blanket. My salad came with chicken, which I ordered without (some one else ordered same salad with chicken, so it must have been mixed up was the lame excuse).
The noise level was ok but when this place fills up it really needs measurements in place to get the Decibels down. The music was mostly not appropriate for dining, hard rock is nice for the bar section next door (same door) but not for dinner.
I hope that staffing and cooks get better, the menu more interesting, and more people will find this awesome place. (Ramsey help!!) Good luck!

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vipAmyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cici was a great server. Fun time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were sat at our table and waited over 20 minutes for someone to come over which they never did. The waitress went to a table behind us twice and didn’t even acknowledge us. They only had 3 tables in the whole place. It was not busy one bit. We could understand if it was busy but to have the waitress take care of the other tables and not even be acknowledged once was very uncalled for. Very disappointing because we looked forward to coming here since it was our first time. I would never recommend it to anyone.

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JenniferM
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The restaurant is beautiful. The hostess was very efficient and friendly. We had 5 pm reservations. Now the bad, after 55 minutes of waiting for a server we left. Unfortunately no one ever came over to our table to get drink or food orders. We waited patiently since it was busy and there was a concert that evening. At one point said something to hostess and still no one appeared. We understand being busy and short staffed however 55 minutes was unacceptable. We have eaten there before and food was good. That’s why we went back. Can’t say we won’t try it again but before we do I will call and ask if anything else is going on In the area,

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DGJC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Pricey for finger food.. food poor drinks good architecture beautiful

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MarleneS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Lafayette before Shea’s. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. We had the pizza with Brie. It was amazing. The building is gorgeous. All the old wood is beautiful. Highly recommend. Will definitely go again.

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Barb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Would not recommend. Limited menu, food not great

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful Building, hot night could have used more air conditioning.

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AmitaW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Some of the food ordered by the party of 5 I was with was inedible. They did comp the inedible food though & apologized.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

It was fine.

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vipsuzyq
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great time with friends @ Lafayette Brewing! Food was outstanding & the building is stunning! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sat outside for brunch. Bottomless mimosas!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took 20mins to be recognized by staff then seated. Left after another 20mins of being ignored.

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vipJaneH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location. We were headed to a Blue Jays game and it was the perfect spot. It was not too crowded and the service was great. Nice drinks as well!

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JanineD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been and are definitely going back. Beautiful place, excellent food and the parking was very close and inexpensive. We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beer great, food ok

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pretty large group of people, they were very accommodating and patient. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very welcoming.

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KaitlynM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic as well as the food!

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viprcwfrw
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Following an event downtown my wife an I were looking for a simple but good sit down lunch. We found the Lafayette Brewing Company after a quick search of restaurants nearby. We were quickly greeted and seated at our choice of tables adjacent to the bar. Our server was also the bartender and managed to juggle both duties while remaining friendly and helpful. We started with a cheesy lobster dip. We both found it to be very good. It came with pita points and veggies. For entrees I chose a turkey wrap and my wife a venison burger. Both of these were very good. The burger came with homemade chips that were excellent. I chose to add fries instead of the chips. Our server kept our beverages full without being asked and was helpful with descriptions of our menu choices. If your looking for decent pub food in a friendly setting this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food lacked flavor, employee that seated us did not greet us and was rude.

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Renae
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent... our waitress was very attentive, friendly and accommodating. We really couldn't have asked for a better experience. If I had to give one suggestion it would be to have some music playing after the upstairs festivities end...it was all of a sudden very quiet which was odd. Otherwise, amazing!

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vipMichaelF
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was actually really good. The space is amazing. I wish more of the place was open because the parts that are closed off are cooler than the part that’s open.

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SamD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Made reservations for brunch. Checked open table and website. It seems all is good. We get there at 11 am and they are just opening the place. It was empty. They had one printed copy of the brunch menu. No problem we shared. They had three items. When the waitress came, we asked if this was the menu since we had checked the website, literally the day before, and it showed a much more enhanced menu. She said "Yep that is what they have but they also added French toast." When she was told about the discrepancy, she thought it might be related to COVID19. Wow. Many, Many places have been impacted by the pandemic. However, they either list a scaled back menu or place a clear notice on their website. Not these guys. I pray that they can get it together, after all it is a great location and a beautiful building.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got there they were closed

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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RonMc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We went there for Sunday brunch and we were told they haven’t served Sunday brunch since Covid started but their website was not updated with that tidbit of info. We were handed disposable menus that had their regular lunch selections. Service was very friendly/fast. We ate outside on Washington street at a wobbly table telling random homeless people we were not giving them $5. Food was ok. We both had salads. Drinks were ok (BM and screwdriver) no mimosas served. Price was ok. Probably won’t be back.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Although no one was there took forever to get any service or drinks or apps. We left after and went somewhere else

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DanW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and service, absolutely beautiful architecture inside. Wish there were a few more beer selections, but enjoyed overall.

FAQs

Lafayette Brewing Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 856-0062.

Lafayette Brewing Company is rated 3.7 stars by 84 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.