Lafayette Brewing Company

3.8
69 Reviews
$30 and under
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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 69 people are saying
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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
1 review
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
5 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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suzyq
Philadelphia
29 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
50 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

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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.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beer was very good and the appetizers and soup were yummy but the pizza wasn’t that good unfortunately and I wouldn’t recommend getting onions on it either they were basically burnt and nonexistent but overall not bad

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DeneneS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, although I went there to try the pancake lasagna and it was not available this day. Very upsetting. Enjoyed the bottomless mimosas. My husband had the brunch burger and said it was the best brunch burger he has ever had. Would definitely return if they had the pancake lasagna!

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lisay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to hang out and relax Great food nd drink Bar had great atmosphere

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HappyDiner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great location! Decent on tap offerings! Just wasn't overjoyed about the food. I had the pulled pork nachos and there weren't enough chip to eat with the toppings. It ended up being a salad. Thank goodness we made a reservation as it was very lively and busy when we arrived. The hostess was very pleasant and accommodating. Our server seemed very blasé but otherwise no complaints on her service. Not sure I'd come back.

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BriannaB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

When arriving at Lafayette Brewing Co there was no host available for at least 5 minutes. Finally an employee acknowledged we were looking for help getting a table (though we made prior reservations and they did not even ask for a name). It was very chaotic seemed like employees couldn't handle a busy Saturday night. Food was mediocre. Place for getting beer as it is a brewery but would not recommended when looking for a nice sit down place to eat.

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BKfoodie
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Menu was not updated, some items had been discontinued. Mimosas were warm and watered down. Our meal was finished before condiments arrived. Our bill was picked up by other staff member and our waitress questioned us about it, which made me question who took my money. Cheap brunch but not worth it.

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Suebg
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate here for a Sunday Brunch. Service and food were great but it is definitely more of a bar feel to it. Looks like a great set up and we would return for an evening if we are in the area again.

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Laura15178
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cajun chicken wings were out of this world good, like top 5 I've ever had in my life. I booked this place for a party of 6 for my boyfriend's birthday and the service was great, good beer, great ambiance, and easy to park location (street parking and lots around). I've also gone here for work happy hours in the past and they were always awesome service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything very good - service excellent

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vipRoxanneC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely AMAZING!! Definitely would dine here again.
Our server was very patient and kind with our party, as we had a few of us arrive late.
Prices were very reasonable as well!

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LaurieC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Second time there. Both times asked for high top. Even requested online. Waitress was slightly dismiss of me. Will not be back

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vipJohnT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good. The service was even better. That was my first time at this restaurant so I didn’t realize that it was part of what appeared to be an older hotel. Good overall dining experience.

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HAMMURRZZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food great, beer great great wooden bar atmosphere

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We went for brunch as a party of 6. Reservation was 11am. There was only one waitress for the entire restaurant (which is not her fault) but she absolutely could not handle us plus the three other tables (all parties of 3 or 4). It took a long time for her to bring our drinks (which were very good) and then even longer to take our orders. We waited for over 45 minutes for our food to come out and 3 of the 6 peoples orders were wrong. One person ordered eggs over hard and they came out over easy and they were sent back and she waited close to 15 minutes for her food to come back and the eggs were exactly the same. My breakfast burger was ordered medium and came out well done. Another person's poached eggs were raw and inedible. The home fries had no flavor at all. They were just cut up potatoes. We absolutely do not recommend dining there but the drinks were great.

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Kristen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I do not feel that I would highly recommend Lafayette Brewing Company to a friend. The ambiance and space was very nice but the service and food were lack-luster. My husband had inquired on 2 separate beers, how dark they were and what the server would recommend, the server could only respond to both questions with, "I'm not much of a beer drinker." My husband followed it up with, "Are there any beers you could recommend?" and our server responded with, "I recommend the vodka." Obviously this was not helpful. When it came to ordering food I asked whether she would recommend the fish fry, she replied, "it's ok." I don't know whether she was just unfamiliar with the menu and the food itself or whether she was just lacking in any and all enthusiasm. However, she was in no way encouraging or helpful when it came to our questions.

We were one of three tables on our side of the restaurant and both other tables had walked their bills up to her (assuming that was protocol since she had not been back in 15+ minutes to pick them up) and she reacted by saying, "You can take those back to the table, I was going to come over in a minute." The food wasn't bad but because of the poor service we received, compared to many of the other restaurants in the area, I do not see us returning here for a meal.

FAQs

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

Lafayette Brewing Company is rated 3.8 stars by 69 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.