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Lucia's on the Lake, Hamburg, NY

Lucia's on the Lake

4.9
4.9
4447 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Voted one of The Top 100 Restaurants in The United States by OpenTable Diners, Lucia's On The Lake is a captivating contemporary Seafood, Steak, and Italian Restaurant right on the Water. Featuring a Rooftop Patio, and Waterviews throughout the entire restaurant, Diners are captivated by the beauty of the Lake, warm ambience, dynamic food, and exceptional service.

AWARDS
Voted Top 100 Overall Restaurant USA - OpenTable 2023
Voted Top 100 Restaurant with a View USA - OpenTable 2021
Voted Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurant USA - OpenTable 2022
Best of 716 New York - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
OpenTable Diners Choice Award - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
DiRona Wine Spectator Award of Excellence North America 2024



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (716) 627-9752
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Cross street
    Lasalle
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,447 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Best Overall

  • Upstate New York

    Best Food

  • Upstate New York

    Best Service

  • Upstate New York

    Great for scenic views

  • Upstate New York

    Italian

  • Upstate New York

    Most Booked

  • Western New York

    Best Overall

  • Western New York

    Best Food

  • Western New York

    Best Service

  • Western New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Western New York

    Best Value

  • Western New York

    Hot spot

  • Western New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Western New York

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Western New York

    Romantic

  • Western New York

    Good for special occasions

  • Western New York

    Lively

  • Western New York

    Italian

  • Western New York

    Most Booked

4,447 Reviews
  1. Champ

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the halibut special that was superb. My wife had lobster ravioli that was also excellent. Our server Jared was also excellent. Thank you for an excellent dining experience.

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  2. JRisit

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at your restaurant was extremely professional and courteous, and made us feel like they were happy to see us there. The food tasted wonderful, and the presentation was perfect. I brought a girlfriend there for her birthday, and it was her first time and she absolutely loved it. It made me proud that she was so impressed with your restaurant.

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  3. VirginiaN

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice restaurant with excellent service. The menu is diverse and beverages choices for everyone.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and fantastic service, meal and view! 🌅

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  5. Kath

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! John was wonderful! Fantastic lakeside dining.

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  6. TracyB

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great!! Definitely will visit again soon!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner ! Our view was fantastic. ! We had Thomas as our waiter. He was great !

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Thomas was great! And the food was delicious!

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  9. JenniferG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here before, but we we had dinner to celebrate my son’s 21st birthday and everything was beyond perfection! Our server Jared was outstanding, and the meals, drinks, service, everything was amazing. They surprised my son with a birthday dessert which made his night. If you haven’t been to Lucia’s yet, get there. It’s definitely an experience

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  10. JoanL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! I had the lobster linguini, there was a large amount of lobster. My husband had the shrimp and pasta dish. The server, Andrea was helpful and knowledgeable. I loved the place, the service, and the food.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply such a wonderful fine dining experience with the lake in view with no missteps. Food, service, ambiance all in for a perfect diner experience.

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  12. GandG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lobster over Iinguine, and really enjoyed it. My husband really enjoyed his tender beef stroganoff over pappardelle noodles.

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  13. EdwardG

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were both outstanding as always! This is the BEST food and service anywhere in WNY.

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  14. RobinM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great meal! The only downside of the restaurant is it’s tough to get a reservation! Food, drinks, service is just outstanding!!

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  15. DonnaW

    New York State

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Never had a bad meal here. Great service, great view of the Lake, seated promptly. Our app was delicious and our entrees were fantastic. I cannot say enough wonderful things. Party of 4 and things went smoothly in spite of it being very busy. Waitress was attentive and atmosphere was a delight. A must try.

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  16. Mona1954

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decor is on point. Server was personable & professional. Bus boys were attentive but not annoying

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and service was great! I would definitely go back.

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  18. JohnS

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything started out fine with drinks and calamari , and then salads . It seemed to be 30 minutes before our entrees came and my son ordered Sea Bass , which was uncooked . It was a shame because it was his first time there . A redone dinner was prepped and brought out , which he took home as we were done eating by that time . Things happen , but something was wrong in the kitchen . We will probably go back at some point , but for those prices and reputation of this restaurant, you don’t expect issues like that . Our waitress was great and apologized for the delays and mishap . I think our entree orders got overlooked and then rushed out of the kitchen. Mistakes happen and hopefully this will be a good learning experience for those responsible.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I very much enjoyed my dinner at Lucia’s. If I had one complaint it would be that a couple employees were inappropriately dressed for this classy restaurant (skin tight leggings, tight dress and exposed undergarments). There is a sign when you enter that says proper attire required and I feel that should include staff.

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  20. DARIAW

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything in the menu is delicious! It's so hard to choose! Our favorites are the lobster linguini and bolognese. Bang, bang calamari for starters and cheesecake for dessert make a perfect meal. The hamburger is the best in town! Service is always excellent!

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  21. DanielM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely excellent food, service and value. Not a better overall restaurant experience in WNY. It shows by how busy and how long to get a reservation. 100% recommend!

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  22. ChristopherG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Difficult to get reservations but worth it for lake side dining with very good to excellent dishes including apps salads and entrees. Great drinks. Eat at bar with Dan the bartender. He is great. Service is great. If any downside it is pricey but you will know why after you are done.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Jessica was great! The food and service was fantastic, loved celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary there.

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  24. Disappointed24

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was perfect. Food was spectacular, service was top notch, our waitress Charlene was great, and can’t wait to go back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was very professional and attentive. The food was good. We had steaks: filet(lobster tail) and a tomahawk. The steaks were decent nothing special. The sides that were included were not the best as it tasted like it was sitting for a while - mash potatoes (stiff and dry) and green beans (cold and extremely crunchy).

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  26. Marhar

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience. John was very knowledgeable with the food, the wine, desserts, making great suggestions. The whole staff was great and we spent 3 hours just having a wonderful time. The restaurant is in a great location with a great view and it’s beautiful inside. Thank you all!

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  27. Ecc1026

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jared was EXCELLENT! Attentive, friendly, and truly knowledgeable of the menu. The food was delicious, as usual. Started with the braised pork belly, delish. My husband had the sea bass and I had the scallops. Everything was perfect!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal experience. From the food to the service. Everything was perfect

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was to die for. I will go here every time I’m in Buffalo.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York State

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived 15 minutes early and was seated almost immediately. Our waiter (John) was very engaging explaining all the specials and the entire menu. He suggested a wine for dinner. We did not lack for attention. Appetizer was better than any other we had at other places. Dinner was phenominal. We had steak and lobster all cooked to perfection. John also brought us dessert as this was our 43rd wedding anniversary. Our experience here was memorable. We would definitely reccommend Lucia's to other diners.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great! It was a bit noisy but could still converse at our table so it was acceptable.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lucia’s does not disappoint!!! A bit loud in the bar area seating, but expected with the crowds that show up. Amazing meal and great service as always!!

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  33. JoeB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food the lobster li Guinea was to die for. Bread was great

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  34. NicoleW

    Upstate NY

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not as good as it normally is. Very salty and over seasoned . Service was great

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  35. Alejandro

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lucia’s was very clean and had beautiful decor. The waitstaff were very attentive and at times seemed to be rushing the dining experience along. The food choices were plentiful and all the food ordered was tasty and very well presented.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and great food! Looking forward to our next dinner there

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  37. DanGerken

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding dining experience at Lucia’s! We had a great table in the bar area overlooking Lake Erie as the sun finally came out in the evening. The Shrimp Pappardelle was delicious as was the Lobster Ravioli! I added a delightful bowl of Chicken Wing Soup and a Stuffed Pepper to my entree and it made for a tremendous meal. Atmosphere and ambience always top notch! Thank you Jay and staff!!

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  38. LorieA

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was disappointed in my Lobster Linguine Lobster was not cooked and had to send it back The next tail was not good either This is something I always get every time so I know how the dish should be prepared

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  39. MikeR

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant food was amazing as usual service was fast never no issues food is always made right the first time

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  40. Foodie

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucia is a consistent, dining choice, great atmosphere great service and always great food!!!

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FAQs

Lucia's on the Lake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 627-9752.

Lucia's on the Lake is rated 4.9 stars by 4447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lucia's on the Lake

4151 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lasalle
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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