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Lait Cru Brasserie

4.5
71 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Lait Cru Brasserie resides in the Horsefeathers Market. & shares a space with Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile. We area French-Inspired Brasserie on Buffalo's westside, serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Breakfast, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm Breakfast & Lunch
Thursday - Saturday: 9:00am -2:30 pm Breakfast & Lunch
5pm- 9:00pm Dinner
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Phone number
(716) 462-4100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Will Petersen
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Catering
Lait Cru Brasserie offers many types of services to meet your needs. From a brunch or lunch, to corporate drop-offs, to fine catered events, we create each menu to suit your event. Please call to inquire
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Normal Ave
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was extremely slow all evening. Appetizer selection limited, but Cast Iron Chicken was a winner.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing, amazing food! This place is beyond measure.... do yourself a favor and experience it.... you’ll be glad you did

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Our dishes were well prepared and tasty. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. It's a great place for a creative meal in comfortable surroundings.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place. The food, ambience and service we're excellent. We especially liked the relatively small food and drinks menus reflecting thoughtful/seasonal food choices and carefully chosen drink options.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent dinner. Cheese platter we selected a blue and a hard cheese, it came with marcona almonds fresh fig, fruit compote and nic

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Awesome lunch-lentils and eggs were a treat, but everything else looked fabulous.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious wind

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

Three high school friends came for lunch. Our server was well informed about describing the foods as well as very accommodating concerning our requests. My dish with French lentils and egg on a bed of of baby spinach dressed in vinaigrette was very tasty. The scrambled egg was well seasoned and arrived hot. The French lentils were not overly seasoned. Excellent tasting. How do you cook those lentils so perfectly?
The homemade desserts were decadent. Who cannot resist chocolate?
All three of us left satiated. Definitely we'll return. This time we will be coming with our husbands for dinner.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Great French brunch spot in buffalo! Pork belly melt into your mouth!

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

We had the Steak Frites and the Quail, both of which were prepared very nicely. The vegetable sides were cooked crisp-tender and seasoned perfectly. Our server was polite, personable, and attentive - without being intrusive. Finally, dessert and coffee- crème fraîche with fresh berries and lemon tart. For my taste, the coffee could have been more robust and it would have been an authentic touch to have espresso, which was not an option. A surprisingly fine French brasserie experience overall.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

First time there. Loved it. Really nice meal and service.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was amazing, but service was a bit slow. Overall very good experience.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The service was great and the food was delicious. There is a small menu, but I like that when the chef can focus on doing a few things well. The savory beignets were amazing. I'm so happy to see the cheese shop on the next level like this. Love the atmosphere in the Horsefeathers building - will be back!

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

The menu was unique with many choices. My grilled cheese on brioche bread was excellent. My husband's Frenchie was equally as good.
We are looking forward to dinner at Lait Cru.
It is a wonderful addition to Buffalo good dining.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Recommended as best brunch in Buffalo magazine, certainly have to agree. We brunch every Sunday at new places and this was one of our favorites. The charcuterie tray was similar to what you find in Europe. Make reservations as this is not a large place and seating is at a prime even at the bar.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Awesome experience

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great restaurant. Top quality ingredients and preparation.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Exceptional! Appetizers, entrees and desserts: absolutely delicious! Waiter recommendations re wine and food were excellent. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Stopped in for brunch before the Buffalo garden walk. Ordered the duck confit & it did not disappoint! The restaurant gladly served the meal with a croissant rather than English muffin upon request.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food, too hot inside needed more air conditioning. Were kinda forgotten about but not a big deal.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

It was my wife's birthday.

This restaurant is located on Connecticut and Normal Ave. it is two houses away from where my kids were raised and my first owned house. Anyway, the dining room is very minimalist, modern and still appealing. The two guys run the whole show and do an amazing job. The kitchen is open and if you sit the bar you have a chef's table. We had a bottle of Sparkling wine and my wife had a Nik Mack, roast beef and I had a lamb burger with creme fraiche that we both enjoyed very much.

I highly recommend you try this place but with the understanding that the crew(mostly owners) are all in number but work very hard to make you experience pleasant.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

This is my second time at this restaurant for brunch and it is quickly turning into one of my favorites in Buffalo . I had the homemade chicken soup as a starter and it was absolutely delicious and light not greasy at all . Then I had the eggs over lentils and spinach and that was extremely tasty . For drinks I had the fresh squeezed orange juice and lemon chamomile tea. I was able to get a reservation that morning so I was very happy with that because it tends to be a busy place and it's not that large. Will definitely come back for something even if it's not brunch.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Very authentic French menu - from the appetizers to dessert everything was awesome!

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2017

I can see that the owner is trying to create a fine restaurant here, but the cooler of sodas in the corner, fluorescent lights and all, certainly takes that vibe away. The young servers were trying but seem very inexperienced. No bread service is pretty weird and when I asked for a steak knife to cut my quail I was told that they didn't have any. That would be okay if the knife I had wasn't a butter knife with no edge at all. Glad I didn't have the steak frites or I would have really been in trouble. The food was pretty good, beignets addictive, salad mediocre. Quail was tasty but could use crisper skin (probably could have cut it with that butter knife if it was).
The high point of the meal was dessert. The goat cheese tart with a pistachio crust was fantastic.
Probably one of the best desserts we've had in Buffalo in a long time. Absolutely superb, and I know my desserts. I would give 5 stars for the dessert if I could.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Neighborhood Gem ! Wonderful experience, great food, service and atmosphere. Terrific vibe !

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

A bright and open restaurant. Everyone in our group enjoyed their respective meals. Overall good value, quality food, and great service. Definitely going back for a return visit.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. A nice surprise. We went on a trip from Rochester to Buffalo for a birthday, but we'll certainly return to Lait Cru. The food was very good, creative, great balances of flavor, an excellent waiter who knew wine and understood our tastes very well. And an exceptional desert -- rose lollipops! -- to boot. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Great place. Nice addition to buffalo dining scene.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Superior!
Excellent food, atmosphere and service!
Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2017

the place is great and the open kitchen was a wonderful thing to watch. when we arrived at 7 pm it was just about empty. by 8 pm it was really hopping and just about every table was filled. the problem was our waiter was only one on the floor. We watched our plates get set up on the serving table but our waiter didn't pick them up for 10 minutes and the food was cold by then. We had pity for him as he appeared to be the only waiter on the floor. We will give the place another try but they need to figure out their staffing levels.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

5 stars!
Off the charts
Food , service, ambience.
Exceptional in every way.
Will certainly return.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Frittata du Joure, hash and eggs w/ perfect pork belly, fromage and charcuterie platter was nice (that jam!). Good coffe, nice tea selection, tasty mimosas. Ratings based on service, noise level, and poor table placement.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

I went for brunch and the potatoes on the side of the eggs is delicious. Everything I've tried is very good. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Absolutely delightful meal from start to finish. The cheese plate was exceptional and paired perfectly with the wine. Entrees were perfectly portioned, well seasoned, and beautifully presented. Dessert and coffee were a perfect ending.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

it is the perfect day to spend a Saturday afternoon - the location has the horsefeathers market, nickel city cheese and butter block - all you can visit while you wait for a table!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Hallo ich bin.... Glorious.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

I came to Laid Cru for a Saturday brunch. The decor and layout were modern and inviting. The staff was pleasant and attentive. The service was great. We didn't wait long before our meals arrived. I had the pork belly, eggs, and potatoes. It was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

I was looking for a new spot to celebrate friends' wedding. I had been to the old Martin Cooks many times and loved the Nickel City Cheese shop, ans was pleasantly surprised to see that the cheese shop owner, Jill, expanded into a full service brasserie. To say that the food and service were amazing is an understatement. This was by far the best and most enjoyable meals I've had out in Buffalo in a long, long time. We started with the 3/2 charcuterie, which was fabulous and just what you'd expect from an amazing cheese shop. We then tried the savory beignets and beet appetizer. The beignets were amazing and the beets burst in your mouth with flavor. For entrees we ordered the cast iron chicken with lentils and the trout. Both were exceptional. The trout, light and perfectly cooked, and the chicken had a beautiful crusty skin and delicious pan au jus. For dessert the three of us shared the apple galette, lemon curd tart and profiteroles. All were delicious. As I am not a wine person, my friends ordered a bottle of beaujolais which they said paired nicely with their food. I can't recommend Lait Cru enough. It is a delightful spot where you can have an amazing meal. My only criticism would be that the place needs many more tables as it will be packed once people discover it.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Lovely atmosphere; attentive staff and relaxed wine bar

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2017

The food was very bad. Over salted. No steak knife to cut the steak. Steak was too touch to use a butter knife. While finishing our meal the cleaning crew was bringing the mop and bucket by our table to clean up the kitchen. There was not a spill. Just the evening clean up. Very unexpecteble. It was a totally bad experience. We would not recommend this restaurant to any of our friends. Food gets an "F"

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