Rowhouse Bakery and Restaurant

4.2
417 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Open New Years Eve for with 4 Course Prix Fixe Dinner from 5 pm to 9:30 pm and New Years Day for Buffet Brunch from 10:00 am to 2 pm. We are closed Wednesday 2 January 2019 to provide our staff a well desired rest.

Saturday Brunch is now available in addition to our Sunday Brunch. Full Service Lunch is available Tues-Fri, 11:30 to 2:30 reservations are not required. Dinner Service: Thursday to Saturday 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Discover a unique marketplace designed to satisfy every culinary desire. Whether at the café, juicery, artisanal bakery, full-service restaurant, specialty store, or craft cocktail lounge, explore Rowhouse at your own pace and pleasure. Once inside, know that only the finest organic, seasonal ingredients, sourced from Western New York’s local farms, sustain our unrivaled marketplace. Our gourmet offerings reflect the architecture, craftsmanship and historic character of our building – elevated with a touch of modernity.

Specials

Kids Eat Free Friday's

Kids (12 & under) eat free from a kid's menu with purchase of qualifying adult food & beverage items ($25 combined value). One free kid's meal per adult. Additional children's meals avail for $5. This CAN be combined with our Thurs/Fri $15 bottle wine special! Tax and Gratuity not included.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 18, 2019

Ends: January 19, 2118

Availability: Fri 5:00PM-9:00PM

$15 select wine bottles Thursday & Fridays

Choose from a select menu of white, red, and sparkling options. All bottles from special menu are $15!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2019

Ends: January 11, 2118

Availability: Thu-Fri 5:00PM-9:00PM

Dinner for 2 Thursdays $50

Three course menu for 2 including:
-Choice of soup/salad/or shared appetizer
-Choice of individual entree
-Choice of shared dessert
All for $50 plus tax & gratuity
Can also be combined with our $15 bottle wine menu

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2019

Ends: January 11, 2118

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-9:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Offering our regular menu as well as upscale daily specials for dinner service 14th-16th (with vegetarian option). Wine/cocktail specials and an expanded dessert menu to make your Valentines Day evening memorable. Call for more details about menu options.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 417 People Are Saying
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LS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is such a cool space! I would say that people should visit this uniquely renovated mansion! IT is huge and each nook and cranny is its own...place. From the pizza bar, to the cafe, to the upstairs well-lit dining room! Lovely! The food was tasty and he service was efficient and friendly!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Thursday night dinner for two.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. Jordan, our waiter, was very nice and informative. We sat in the front room on the second floor...lightening could be dimmed a little more in there. Was a little too bright compared to the rest of the dining areas.

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The environment is lovely and the wait staff was good. However, their food is not good. I went a year ago and the food was moderate to ok. I decided to try again figuring that it was going to take them a while to get on their feet after opening. The food has not improved and I will not be returning. There is a lot of competition in Buffalo due to the opening of many restaurants. I am hoping they can improve the quality of their meals so that they can stay open. It is a unique space and I wish them luck!

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Clearly not enough employees there. The server was great. But she was the only one. There was no one to greet us when we walked in. I had to search the bar to find someone. The filet mignon that was part of the Surf and Turf was the size of a half dollar. And it was not cooked well. At least the server was very nice.

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KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had the burger, fries, (and took home a chocolate croissant) and it was all delicious!

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Brunch. Excellent food & service. Unique space. Plan on returning for brunch or dinner.

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TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

After enjoying dinner here once, I was very disappointed when I tried their New Years Day brunch. The whole experience seemed like organized chaos. The ‘make your own omelette station’ consisted of 2 omelette choices.. not what I consider to be make your own. Several things were empty when we went to the buffet and several things that should have been kept warm weren’t (pizza was just on a plate). When we walked in we waited 10 minutes for a staff to address us and you could not tell who was working there and who wasn’t besides one attentive server we had while sitting. All other staff were dressed in normal clothes and running around frantically. The buffet was $35 and it was not worth it in my opinion. The food was bland and boring. This is a great spot but their execution is very poor in my opinion. I would not return based on this experience.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was like warm. Atmosphere is wonderful. If the food and service would catch up to the atmosphere the rowhouse would be special

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Having come from out of town, we made a 1pm reservation online. When we arrived, there was no one present to seat us nor an indication of where to let someone know we were there (we asked a cook). Our server didn’t come over for 20 minutes; and then, it took another 15 to get our tea. (Our food order was not yet taken at this point, and we were starving!) We put in our food orders, and then we realized that if tea took 15 minutes, it would be a while before we saw food; our server kindly asked if we’d like soup while we waited for the entrees, but that bowl didn’t show up until the food came — 45 minutes later. Nice ambiance, but don’t go unless you have a lot of time to spend there.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing, unique, beautiful spot! Delicious food, good service.

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This is my fourth time trying Rowhouse. Each time I am disappointed that they just cannot get it together. The service was horrendous and the food did not match the menu descriptions (second time this has occurred). The restaurant was not even busy. I wanted to keep giving them chances because I would like to see them be successful, but I am done now.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I used to love this place. The building is so unique with open spaces as well as bright cozy rooms. It has gone through many iterations since I first visited. The food preparation is not as outstanding as it was once. However, the server was pleasant and attentive without being obtrusive, and the building is still beautiful.

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MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

French toast was amazing! Gorgeous setting. Downstairs bar small but we were first ones there so not a problem for us.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Festive holiday ambience with great brunch offerings and nice staff. Santa even made an appearance! The "working girl breakfast" sandwich was very good as was the beef hash.

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DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

Plates served did not match menu description. Potato and salad was in menu description. Plate arrived with no potato. When we asked the server she mentioned something about the salad. Did not pursue it, just wanted to leave. The waitress seemed new, possibly her first waitress job, she seemed “frazzled”. She obviously was trying but not supported by the kitchen. Will not be back.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Rowhouse! Everything on the menu is delicious, trust me — I’ve tried it all. Can’t be beat. Amazing ambiance, friendly and attentive servers. You can tell they take pride in their food preparation, it’s always soooo good

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Nobody was at hostess station when I arrived...waited 5 minutes. Husband was parking car and when he came in there was nobody there again so he wandered around restaurant until he found me. We were seated upstairs by window cramped in between another table of two and a table of four ..so close it seemed we were eating with them. Could hear every word they were saying. Waitress was frazzled. We were on time constraint to see a show (we only had an 90 min) and told her that as soon as she took drink order. Black and blue salad had VERY limited ingredients (about 5 nuts, could barely see any blue cheese crumbles, maybe 3 pears). We asked for blue cheese for wings (they didn’t have any). She offered a yogurt dip. But then never brought it. Half way through we saw yogurt dip underneath wings smeared on plate (barely enough for 1-2 wings)...but she didn’t even tell us it was there. My only drink was water and it was never refilled. I literally had to bring my card to her before she ran away from another table so we could leave. My harvest pizza was good and the acorn soup was ok (kind of bland). Nothing special and wouldn’t recommend

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Met my girlfriends for pre Christmas shopping brunch. The staff was wonderful. The food delightful. Charming restaurant.

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p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch. Had never visited before as RowHouse ( had been there years ago when Lord Chumley’s). Ambiance was great and decorated for holidays made it special. Food was excellent. Service was spot on. Definitely will return!

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Despite labor problems, all seems to be going very well. This restaurant adds a lot to Buffalo. I will come back again and again.

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CG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing AMAZING ambiance. This place is beautiful.
The orange juice may be healthy... but it isnt the tastiest orange juice.
Everything in the bakery was delicious.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The place is really, really cool inside. A band was playing when I got there for Sunday brunch, which was nice! Service unfortunately was disappointing. It was not busy at all in there. I stood and waited for a hostess around 5 minutes. Multiple people that worked there walked by without saying anything. None of the staff seemed like they wanted to be there - the hostess, the bartender & our waitress all seemed less than enthused. It took almost 15 minutes to get a cocktail after we ordered from our waitress. All of the food was just ok and lukewarm. Overall it was "meh" which is unfortunate because the place is really gorgeous.

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy the brunch. The French toast is excellent. The service is wonderful.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was so slow! People at other tables got up and left.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really great time with family and friends at this restaurant. The inside is incredible. Our whole party was saying such good things before and after our dinner. Would love to come back.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

The ambiance at this restaurant was amazing. The bar set up is gorgeous with the huge windows and view of Delaware. We were seated upstairs in an adorable nook next to a couch and a lovely bookshelf. There was a great view out the window and of the full restaurant. We were there on small business Saturday, which was great to see local vendors selling their products and added to our experience. The food however was a huge disappointment. The menu looked great but when we arrived the restaurant was out of multiple things which was a little frustrating. We also had a reservation and had to wait for about 25 minutes and it seemed like there was some disorganization. We ordered a sticky bun for the table and it came room temperature rather than warmed up. A few of us ordered flat bread pizzas and the crusts were burnt and they were all quite dry. The harvest pizza had great ingredients but there was not enough pesto on it and arugula was just dumped on the top. The prices were reasonable but unfortunately I would only recommend this restaurant to a friend for a cute spot to get a coffee downstairs and enjoy the space.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started our evening with a drink at the bar in the lounge. The drinks were awesome and the lounge was really cool- groupings of chairs and couches by fireplaces, a gorgeous bar. We headed upstairs for dinner. The food was excellent- we ordered most of the menu and everything, including the desserts, was outstanding. Favorites include the risotto, kale Caesar, wings, and the flan!!! The restaurant is gorgeous - original wood, fireplaces, windows, pocket doors.. just beautiful. The service was also excellent! Can't wait to try the brunch menu.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

Food was pretty good, service was terrible...luckily the ambience and company made the slow service easier to deal with.

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is charming with ancozy ambiance . the staff could not be nicer. The Bar is fun with an eclectic design that is great. excellent bartendress. We had reservations but sat at the bar for a bit and they did not rush us.
3/ 4 had the salmon and were very pleased. I had a burger wich I wasnit crazy about. It seemed a bit greasy. It did state a beef pork mix. The presentation of the burger was on a small elevated cutting board with my side salad, and while very pretty, there is not an inch of space to cut or do anything with the meal without it falling off the board. Awkward.
There was live music and possibly a happy hour starting up. Definitly would consider the place again for drinks, happy hour or dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pork chop and flon. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Ambiance as always was charming.

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jordan was amazing. Very attentive but not nosy or in the way of a great date night! Can't wait to go back and try another menu item as my sirloin and succotash was AMAZING. My date loved her half chicken.

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SG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal. Staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Very remember-able evening!

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a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Rowhouse Bakery is a beautiful venue - Every floor, every room. The entrance to the "outdoor" cafe is incredible!! Worth going just for coffee or a drink to see the decor. But - food was delicious - We truly enjoyed or evening and will be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall we enjoyed having brunch in this beautiful restaurant. We were given the wrong menus & we received the correct ones after we started ordering. My guests enjoyed themselves.

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GL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Really like the ambiance and building itself. The food was delicious although the baked goods were not as good as I had thought they would be. Very pleasant setting and great to linger and chat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food.

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Our waitress was unfamiliar with the menu and the ingredients in the dishes. She was unfamiliar with what was or was not available the evening we were there and one of our group ordered chicken which was clearly undercooked. The waitress tried to convince her that is was, in fact, completely cooked; it was the type of chicken it is that caused the visible blood on the plate. The waitress then said that if she was uncomfortable eating it, she would be happy to take it back and bring her something else. The Manager came to the table shortly after and apologized for the dish being obviously undercooked and comped my friend's drink. I am so disappointed that our experience was not good--we walked in and decided that we would return next month with another friend. It is a lovely place with such a nice "feel". Unfortunately--we've decided to go somewhere else.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner. Very friendly staff and a diverse menu.

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JK
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant surprise.... will definitely go back.
Excellent service .. loved the brunch menu.

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