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Lafayette Brewing Company, Buffalo, NY

Lafayette Brewing Company

4.0
4
123 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
At Lafayette Brewing Company, we are dedicated to great beer, great food and lots of fun! Our restaurant and brewery is located inside the historic Hotel @ Lafayette with 34 available rooms. With our recently re-vamped pub menu, we know everyone will find something to love. A must see is our “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!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (716) 856-0062

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brittany Seymore

  • Catering

    We have several private rooms here that you can book for anything from a work function to a full wedding ceremony and reception! Call our catering department for details, pricing and booking. Pearl Street Catering: 716-856-0057 or catering@pearlstreetgrill.com

  • Private party facilities

    We have semi-private "happy hour" spaces on our main floor that are perfect for your next work gathering, birthday party or even rehearsal dinner! Contact Christa DiFiglia at 716-856-0062 or lbcservicemanager@pearlstreetgrill.com for details and booking.

  • Neighborhood

    Buffalo

  • Cross street

    Washington and Clinton

  • Parking details

    Street Parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DP

    DisappointedPatron

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The whole experience was bad other than getting there earlier than our reservation and being seated right away, there was no other tables being used so that was easy enough. The waitress didn’t seem to have much knowledge of the menu nor the beers on tap. We ordered 3 apps, the banana pepper dip, which had zero spice and zero banana peppers in it, the onion rings, which were good but not drained from grease for nearly long enough, and the Bavarian “soft” pretzels, which were burnt and hard. The only thing that was good about the apps was the petal sauce, honey mustard, and the beer cheese. The gnocchi was greasy and not in a “red sauce” like it was supposed to be in. The burgers were way over cooked with zero flavor. The buttermilk chicken was dry, and very uneventful and bland. We had there medium sauce which was Red Hot in a cup and the homemade habanero bbq sauce was neither spicy nor had flavor. The only thing that was good on the plate were the hand cut French fries. Very disappointed and will NEVER go back. All the waitress could say is that she was sorry, no manager came over and offered anything to help. We left more than half of our meals on the plate and didn’t take anything home with us. Was very excited about freshly made food but nothing about the food there was fresh!!! Drove over 80 miles to and from home to try this and was severely disappointed. I get having an “off night” but having NOTHING good come out of that kitchen is unacceptable and I would make serious changes if I was running the restaurant. It’s too bad
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    It was just ok we waited a while for our food. They forget my bread with my meal and the food wasn’t that great. The waitress was very kind.
  3. JP

    JudyP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Thought the brunch menu was only so-so. Nothing special about our meals
  4. DM

    DebraM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Decent food and great beer at a really good price. Been tgehere 4 times this season before a Bandits game and good experience each time.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was really great!
  6. MD

    MargaretD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great..Beasley pizza, roast beef weck pizza, chicken finger wrap, fries. .all were excellent! Beer was great!
  7. K

    Khay

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    No one ever came back to take our order. I went to the hostess stand twice, but still, no one came over. Eventually we just left.
  8. DM

    DebraM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to have a quick bite with friends. Good food, good beer and service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, very accommodating service staff!
  10. L

    Localdiner46

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Perfect small menu with goodies to enjoy with your drinks.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dope vibes. Mimosas are amazing
  12. RG

    ReginaG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a breakfast- great waitress- clean place
  13. J

    Julie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for mothers day brunch and it was delicious! There was some kids screaming but it was also mother's day and was slightly expected. The food was hot and delicious with plenty of options. Our waitress was very friendly and quick at getting us drinks. Would definitely go again next year
  14. C

    Cavediggity

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Made a reservation for Sunday brunch in the taproom. Staff was friendly and hard working (we arrived early and the bartender was also the server at the time). Food was of good quality and the beer menu was quite diverse. I will definitely visit this establishment again.
  15. b

    buffalogal84

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    The building/room itself is stunning and is kept well intact to honor the antique/vintage original esthetics. The service was poor but we aren't ones to take it out on the server so we took it in stride, she was more than likely new to the service industry. It was not busy so we didn't have to take that into account. We were seated by the hostess quickly but then waited well over 10 minutes for anyone to come to our table, we did have an event later on and could tell she wasn't going to be good on time management so I ordered everything for our table of 4 to come out all at once, this includes drinks, apps and dinner.. that way we could avoid the issue of sitting there for hours waiting for each course. It took about a 30 minutes to get the 4 drinks, we were so thirsty from our walk to get there and it felt like torture to not have anyone come to offer a beverage, It took about an hour to get 1 appetizer of pretzels which were over cooked, blackened and crunchy but we didn't have time to send it back and 3 dinners (2) steak sandwiches and a plate of chicken fingers, the food was served to us cold but we were already running behind in time to get to the show since service was an snails pace. We were never checked on before, during or after our meal, we only seen our server when she was ready to take our order, other than that, she was non existent. The Menu was slim and kind of blah, the food was mediocre, nothing stood out or had any kind of distinct flavor. This is a place to come for the ambience of the beautiful room or if you need a place to kill time before an event in the city. They do have some amazing French fries I have to say!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    Both of our dinners were over cooked, burnt
  17. KF

    KristenF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for Easter Brunch. Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was great. Will be going back for their regular Sunday brunch - and probably dinner at some point too!
  18. PT

    PatriciaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was great! We will definitely go back. I hope they do this again Easter
  19. C

    Colleen

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful place. Our waitress was overwhelmed by a big table who kept sending food back. Food was very good. Bottomless mimosas were wonderful. Service could’ve been more responsive.
  20. DA

    DeeArr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for dinner before a Sabres game. Service was prompt and friendly. The 3 of us enjoyed our meals, patty melt, mac&cheese burger and buffalo wings. We'll be back.
  21. VM

    VanessaM

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience at Lafayette. The hotel itself is gorgeous and historical and the brewery itself is no different. We went over happy hour and were lucky enough to try a range of their beers at a special price, as well as some apps. The beers were tasty (especially Disco Platypus) and the food was good too. We will definitely return next time we're in Buffalo!
  22. D

    Derek

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Had cousin in from out of town & wanted to take her to a cool place w/great architecture, ambiance & history. Good thing I looked at menu on line prior to leaving my house. Was SO dark in dining area I (literally, NOT exaggerating) could NOT see menu. Dining area was like a cave. Definitely took away from overall feel of place. Very disappointing. Food was decent, no real complaints. That said, I (literally) could NOT see my burger well. That's how dark it was! Not sure if lights turned down to save $ in these tough times or for mood. If for mood, was overdone. Waitress was fine, no complaints. Restaurant (sort of sadly) wasn't busy for a Friday night, but, we're in strange times. The restaurant & bar are a jewel of downtown. Too bad it wasn't really hopping & was so crazy dark. One plus for the bar (whiskey geek here) they had "Ragtime" Rye (NY State Rye). Good Rye & fit "mood" of the place for sure. Just turn the lights up!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & a beautiful space with fast service. Food, drinks, and our server Emily were all wonderful!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Really cool architecture and mood. TVs over the bar for watching the game
  25. S

    Snaker

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Not sure what was going on but they were well understaffed on St. Patrick's Day & the NCAA Tournament going on, what was management thinking? We were waiting for well over an hour for food as was other tables. We ended up walking out without receiving our food as we had to go catch the NCAA games. Looked like a spacious place with potential, but on this day, nothing was going right.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Buffalo chicken wrap was great. Service was among the worst I’ve ever had.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    3 off 4 meals delivered. 4 meal we had to wait 10 minutes or more for the 4th meal.
  28. MH

    MegH

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for dinner before Shea’s. Got the Greek dip appetizer and Beasley pizza. Both quite good with leftovers. Used a Groupon so bargain. Has a flight of beer and enjoyed the variety. Would definitely go back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place. Great food. Excellent beer & service! Went for dinner prior to seeing a play at Road Less Traveled sTgeater and returned after the show for drinks at the bar.
  30. TT

    TTMG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The drinks were great - One of the best Bloody Mary's around. Food: Mediocre. (My avocado toast and eggs were cold). Really cool place. LOUD music for a Sunday brunch. Bathrooms require a walk and quite a lot of stairs - Not handicapped-friendly.
  31. J

    Jason

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Food and drink were both fun. Definitely will go back.
  32. P

    Purple

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great deal with the Valentines dinner for two package! Food was great! Roasted red potatoes were a bit salty though. Staff was friendly. We were early for our reservation but they were able to seat us anyway. Our server was awesome but she could have come around more often. We don’t typically come downtown for our date nights. Glad we did. We’ll be back.

    Lafayette Brewing CompanyResponded on February 23, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback! We always appreciate to hear the good as well as what can be improved. We hope to see you again soon.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! Nice ambiance, yummy food, great service. Totally recommend.
  34. M

    Melodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious , the service was spot on. Our server was so sweet, friendly & attentive. The bottomless mimosas are the real deal, highly reccommend! We will definitely be back.

    Lafayette Brewing CompanyResponded on February 23, 2022Melodie, Thank you for your awesome comments :) We appreciate the feedback! Can't wait until you visit us again.

  35. MW

    MikeW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance is great. Arcade plus 2 rooms to dine/drink in. Beer selection needs a stout. Fried shrimp sandwich was excellent. Prosciutto Brie pizza was a bit overwhelming with Brie but very tasty. Would definitely go back.

    Lafayette Brewing CompanyResponded on February 5, 2022Thank you for your feedback Mike. You're right, stouts are fantastic and we should have one on in the near future! We appreciate your review and hope to see you again.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there..everything about the place was great! We had pizza and onion rings and they were delicious! Our server was very nice and the beer was fantastic ! Will definitely go again !

    Lafayette Brewing CompanyResponded on February 5, 2022Thank you for your review! We appreciate the great feedback and look forward to seeing you again.

  37. M

    Maryjane

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food.Building is beautiful we would def come back

    Lafayette Brewing CompanyResponded on February 5, 2022Thank you for your review Maryjane! We would love to see you again.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Lunch date. Beer was great! Chicken fingers and Fries were over cooked.

    Lafayette Brewing CompanyResponded on February 5, 2022We're happy to hear you enjoyed our beers, our brewers are fantastic! I apologize that your food was overcooked, our chicken tenders are homemade and are delightful! We welcome you to come back for an even better experience.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service food and atmosphere! Will definitely be back !
  40. C

    Cliff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Lafayette Brewing Company is rated 4 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington and Clinton

  • Neighborhood

    Buffalo

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brittany Seymore

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (716) 856-0062

  • Catering

    We have several private rooms here that you can book for anything from a work function to a full wedding ceremony and reception! Call our catering department for details, pricing and booking. Pearl Street Catering: 716-856-0057 or catering@pearlstreetgrill.com

  • Private party facilities

    We have semi-private "happy hour" spaces on our main floor that are perfect for your next work gathering, birthday party or even rehearsal dinner! Contact Christa DiFiglia at 716-856-0062 or lbcservicemanager@pearlstreetgrill.com for details and booking.

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